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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 124 - 125
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 2 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.11% - 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% - 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Median salary £43,750 - £22,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +3.03%

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
263 291 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.03% 15.19% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 167 259 254
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

VPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 8 (100.00%) MPLS
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) CCNP
3 6 (75.00%) OSPF
3 6 (75.00%) BGP
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (62.50%) CCDA
4 5 (62.50%) CCDP
4 5 (62.50%) CCIP
4 5 (62.50%) CCIE
4 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (62.50%) Migration
4 5 (62.50%) Presales
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) DSL
6 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) Change Control
7 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 1 (12.50%) Network Management
7 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring

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 8 (100.00%) MPLS
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
3 6 (75.00%) BGP
3 6 (75.00%) OSPF
4 5 (62.50%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) DSL
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) Firewall
6 1 (12.50%) Network Security
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Presales Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Presales
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CCNP
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCDA
2 5 (62.50%) CCDP
2 5 (62.50%) CCIE
2 5 (62.50%) CCIP
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint