The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 273 311 296
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -15
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 58 14 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.88% 0.75% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 55 11 30
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £35,000 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,250 £40,000 £60,250
% change year-on-year
+10.62% -33.60%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2017 1878 2101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.34% 15.74% 16.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1706 1681 1890
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPLS
London

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
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 31 July 2014.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the City of London

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 84 (93.33%) MPLS
2 79 (87.78%) Cisco
3 78 (86.67%) BGP
4 54 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (55.56%) CCNP
6 44 (48.89%) Telecoms
7 39 (43.33%) WAN
8 37 (41.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 37 (41.11%) OSPF
9 34 (37.78%) Juniper
10 31 (34.44%) VoIP
11 29 (32.22%) LAN
11 29 (32.22%) VPN
12 28 (31.11%) EIGRP
13 27 (30.00%) Firewall
14 25 (27.78%) HSRP
15 20 (22.22%) VLAN
16 19 (21.11%) Wireless
16 19 (21.11%) SolarWinds
17 18 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (20.00%) Network Security
18 17 (18.89%) RIP
18 17 (18.89%) Aruba
18 17 (18.89%) Network Management
18 17 (18.89%) GLBP
19 15 (16.67%) Finance
20 12 (13.33%) Internet
21 11 (12.22%) CCIP
21 11 (12.22%) Network Design
22 10 (11.11%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 6 (6.67%) Lync
2 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 84 (93.33%) MPLS
2 78 (86.67%) BGP
3 39 (43.33%) WAN
4 37 (41.11%) OSPF
5 31 (34.44%) VoIP
6 29 (32.22%) LAN
6 29 (32.22%) VPN
7 28 (31.11%) EIGRP
8 27 (30.00%) Firewall
9 25 (27.78%) HSRP
10 20 (22.22%) VLAN
11 19 (21.11%) Wireless
12 18 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (20.00%) Network Security
13 17 (18.89%) RIP
13 17 (18.89%) GLBP
14 12 (13.33%) Internet
15 9 (10.00%) RSVP
15 9 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
15 9 (10.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 44 (48.89%) Telecoms
2 15 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Legal
3 3 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.22%) French Language
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (75.56%) Network Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Network Security Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Support Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Senior Network Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Security Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Lead Network Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Senior Security Engineer
4 15 (16.67%) IP Engineer
5 11 (12.22%) Network Support
5 11 (12.22%) Network Support Engineer
6 10 (11.11%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Product Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Network Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Pre Sales Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Graduate Network Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Technical Product Manager
8 2 (2.22%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.33%) IVR
2 2 (2.22%) EqualLogic
2 2 (2.22%) Replication
3 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Windows
1 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.89%) Network Management
2 11 (12.22%) Network Design
3 10 (11.11%) ITIL
4 6 (6.67%) Project Management
5 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.33%) Product Management
7 2 (2.22%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.22%) Performance Testing
7 2 (2.22%) Change Management
7 2 (2.22%) CRM
7 2 (2.22%) B2B
8 1 (1.11%) Information Security
8 1 (1.11%) Electronic Trading
8 1 (1.11%) Business Development
8 1 (1.11%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.11%) High Availability
8 1 (1.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (55.56%) CCNP
3 11 (12.22%) CCIP
4 6 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.44%) CCNA
6 2 (2.22%) MCITP
6 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.22%) Degree
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.11%) CCDA
7 1 (1.11%) CCDP
7 1 (1.11%) CCIE
7 1 (1.11%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.11%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.22%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) WSUS
2 2 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 79 (87.78%) Cisco
2 37 (41.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 34 (37.78%) Juniper
4 19 (21.11%) SolarWinds
5 17 (18.89%) Aruba
6 7 (7.78%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.56%) Avaya
7 5 (5.56%) VMware
7 5 (5.56%) F5
8 4 (4.44%) Dell
9 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.33%) Mitel
10 2 (2.22%) Symantec
10 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.22%) HP
11 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.11%) Oracle
11 1 (1.11%) TIBCO
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