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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 281 270 303
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +33
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 10 55 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.47% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 2.78% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 52 19
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
1320 1976 1803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.96% 17.06% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1659 1583
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 21 (95.45%) Cisco
2 18 (81.82%) MPLS
3 17 (77.27%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (68.18%) BGP
5 13 (59.09%) Firewall
5 13 (59.09%) Juniper
5 13 (59.09%) OSPF
6 10 (45.45%) WAN
7 9 (40.91%) CCNA
7 9 (40.91%) VLAN
7 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (36.36%) Network Security
8 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
8 8 (36.36%) CCNP
9 7 (31.82%) CCIE
9 7 (31.82%) VPN
9 7 (31.82%) LAN
9 7 (31.82%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
10 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
10 6 (27.27%) EIGRP
10 6 (27.27%) Finance
10 6 (27.27%) CCSA
11 5 (22.73%) Information Security
11 5 (22.73%) Network Design
11 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (22.73%) COBIT
11 5 (22.73%) PCI DSS
12 4 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (18.18%) Data Centre

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) MPLS
2 15 (68.18%) BGP
3 13 (59.09%) OSPF
3 13 (59.09%) Firewall
4 10 (45.45%) WAN
5 9 (40.91%) VLAN
5 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (36.36%) Network Security
7 7 (31.82%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (31.82%) LAN
7 7 (31.82%) VPN
8 6 (27.27%) EIGRP
9 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (18.18%) Wireless
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (18.18%) DNS
9 4 (18.18%) VoIP
9 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
10 3 (13.64%) RIP
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Billing
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Team Leader
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Network Team Leader
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Network Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Development Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Network Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Network Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Network Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Equities
3 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) UNIX
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 5 (22.73%) Network Design
2 5 (22.73%) Information Security
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Release Management
3 1 (4.55%) Network Management
3 1 (4.55%) Change Control
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security Management
3 1 (4.55%) Data Security
3 1 (4.55%) Security Management
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) CCNA
3 8 (36.36%) CCNP
4 7 (31.82%) CCIE
5 6 (27.27%) CCSA
6 3 (13.64%) JNCIE
7 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
7 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (22.73%) COBIT
1 5 (22.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) Juniper
3 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 3 (13.64%) Aruba
5 2 (9.09%) F5
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade
6 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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