The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 116 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 1 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.056% - 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% - 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 6
Median salary £37,500 - £36,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -10.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
251 318 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.13% 14.82% 15.97%
Number of salaries quoted 182 273 260
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VPLS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Birmingham region.

VPLS Salary Trend in Birmingham

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 4 (66.67%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) CCDA
4 3 (50.00%) CCDP
4 3 (50.00%) CCIP
4 3 (50.00%) CCIE
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) Presales
5 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (33.33%) Change Control
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 2 (33.33%) DSL
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (16.67%) CCNA
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) DSL
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) Network Security
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Presales Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Presales
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCDA
2 3 (50.00%) CCDP
2 3 (50.00%) CCIE
2 3 (50.00%) CCIP
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint