The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 228 286 258
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -28
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 19 10 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.12% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.16% 0.82% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 53
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,300 £40,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £48,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
VPLS
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
880 1220 1966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 14.79% 14.29% 17.22%
Number of salaries quoted 778 1045 1663
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VPLS
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

VPLS Salary Trend in the City of London

VPLS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the City of London

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 39 (95.12%) MPLS
2 33 (80.49%) BGP
3 30 (73.17%) Cisco
4 21 (51.22%) Juniper
5 18 (43.90%) Linux
6 17 (41.46%) DHCP
7 16 (39.02%) LAN
8 15 (36.59%) WAN
9 14 (34.15%) VPN
9 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (31.71%) Nokia
10 13 (31.71%) TACACS
10 13 (31.71%) SNMP
10 13 (31.71%) IPv6
10 13 (31.71%) Broadband
10 13 (31.71%) Python
10 13 (31.71%) ITIL
10 13 (31.71%) Network Design
11 12 (29.27%) Huawei
11 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
11 12 (29.27%) Functional Testing
11 12 (29.27%) Non-Functional Testing
11 12 (29.27%) Change Management
11 12 (29.27%) L2TP
12 11 (26.83%) Firewall
12 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
13 10 (24.39%) OSPF
13 10 (24.39%) VoIP
13 10 (24.39%) CCNP
13 10 (24.39%) Degree

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 39 (95.12%) MPLS
2 33 (80.49%) BGP
3 17 (41.46%) DHCP
4 16 (39.02%) LAN
5 15 (36.59%) WAN
6 14 (34.15%) VPN
7 13 (31.71%) Broadband
7 13 (31.71%) IPv6
7 13 (31.71%) SNMP
7 13 (31.71%) TACACS
8 12 (29.27%) L2TP
9 11 (26.83%) Firewall
10 10 (24.39%) OSPF
10 10 (24.39%) VoIP
11 9 (21.95%) EIGRP
11 9 (21.95%) SSL
12 8 (19.51%) Cisco Wireless
12 8 (19.51%) Wireless
13 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (9.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 13 (31.71%) Broadband Engineer
3 12 (29.27%) IP Engineer
3 12 (29.27%) Test Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) NOC Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Core Network Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Network Support
7 4 (9.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Juniper Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Product Manager
9 2 (4.88%) Security Manager
9 2 (4.88%) Security Product Manager
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Manager
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Product Manager
9 2 (4.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.76%) Mac OS X
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
1 13 (31.71%) Network Design
2 12 (29.27%) Change Management
2 12 (29.27%) Functional Testing
2 12 (29.27%) Non-Functional Testing
2 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
3 5 (12.20%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (4.88%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (4.88%) Service Management
6 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.44%) High Availability
6 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.44%) Network Management
6 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.44%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) Python
2 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) Korn
3 1 (2.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) Ruby
3 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (24.39%) CCNP
2 10 (24.39%) Degree
3 9 (21.95%) CCNA
4 5 (12.20%) CCVP
5 4 (9.76%) MCITP
5 4 (9.76%) MCSA
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.32%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.44%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.44%) Snort
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (9.76%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) WSUS
3 1 (2.44%) Ansible
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.44%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 30 (73.17%) Cisco
2 21 (51.22%) Juniper
3 13 (31.71%) Nokia
4 12 (29.27%) Huawei
5 9 (21.95%) F5
6 5 (12.20%) Blue Coat
7 4 (9.76%) Palo Alto
7 4 (9.76%) Symantec
8 3 (7.32%) EMC
8 3 (7.32%) Riverbed
8 3 (7.32%) VMware
9 2 (4.88%) HP
10 1 (2.44%) Avaya
10 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.44%) Citrix
10 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint
10 1 (2.44%) IBM
10 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds