The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - - 115
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - - 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Average salary - - £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
VPLS
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
378 330 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.97% 16.22% 21.44%
Number of salaries quoted 278 245 296
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

VPLS
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

VPLS Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) BGP
3 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (60.00%) F5
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (50.00%) Problem Management
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (50.00%) MPLS
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) CCNP
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (40.00%) Network Security
7 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (30.00%) Operations Management
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
7 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
7 3 (30.00%) IPsec
7 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 8 (80.00%) BGP
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) MPLS
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (40.00%) Network Security
5 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) IPsec
5 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (20.00%) ADSL
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Team Leader
1 3 (30.00%) Network Team Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) NOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (30.00%) Operations Management
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) OpenUP
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) F5
3 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (20.00%) BT