The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 119 106 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.11% 0.13% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.65% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Average salary £22,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,625 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -2.05%
VPLS
West Midlands

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
278 306 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.22% 19.67% 21.78%
Number of salaries quoted 256 264 289
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,250 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS.

1 12 (100.00%) MPLS
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 8 (66.67%) Firewall
4 7 (58.33%) SLA
4 7 (58.33%) ADSL
5 6 (50.00%) CCNA
5 6 (50.00%) Internet
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco
6 5 (41.67%) CCNP
6 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
6 5 (41.67%) Line Management
7 4 (33.33%) Network Management
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (33.33%) CCSE
7 4 (33.33%) Network Security
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (33.33%) IPsec
7 4 (33.33%) CCSA
7 4 (33.33%) LAN
7 4 (33.33%) WAN
7 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 3 (25.00%) Legal
9 1 (8.33%) Law
9 1 (8.33%) CCIP
9 1 (8.33%) Network Design

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) MPLS
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 7 (58.33%) ADSL
4 6 (50.00%) Internet
5 4 (33.33%) IPsec
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support
5 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Line Management
2 4 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 5 (41.67%) CCNP
4 4 (33.33%) CCSA
4 4 (33.33%) CCSE
5 1 (8.33%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
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