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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 288 306 301
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 12 42 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 2.13% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 12 40 29
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £39,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £58,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £42,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+30.95% +18.30%
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
1646 1973 2081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.19% 15.51% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1412 1669 1850
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 May 2015.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the City of London

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 62 (98.41%) Cisco
2 60 (95.24%) MPLS
3 56 (88.89%) BGP
4 32 (50.79%) Firewall
5 28 (44.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 25 (39.68%) Broadband
6 25 (39.68%) Wireless
7 24 (38.10%) WAN
7 24 (38.10%) VPN
8 23 (36.51%) EIGRP
9 22 (34.92%) HSRP
10 21 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 21 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (30.16%) CCNP
12 18 (28.57%) Telecoms
13 17 (26.98%) Network Security
14 16 (25.40%) Load Balancing
14 16 (25.40%) Finance
15 15 (23.81%) SLA
15 15 (23.81%) HP
16 14 (22.22%) Citrix
16 14 (22.22%) SAN
16 14 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (22.22%) Advertising
16 14 (22.22%) VMware
16 14 (22.22%) iSCSI
16 14 (22.22%) SolarWinds
16 14 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 14 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
16 14 (22.22%) Cisco Prime

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 60 (95.24%) MPLS
2 56 (88.89%) BGP
3 32 (50.79%) Firewall
4 25 (39.68%) Wireless
4 25 (39.68%) Broadband
5 24 (38.10%) WAN
5 24 (38.10%) VPN
6 23 (36.51%) EIGRP
7 22 (34.92%) HSRP
8 17 (26.98%) Network Security
9 14 (22.22%) iSCSI
9 14 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (22.22%) NetScaler
9 14 (22.22%) SAN
10 11 (17.46%) DNS
10 11 (17.46%) LAN
10 11 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (15.87%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (15.87%) VLAN
11 10 (15.87%) OSPF
General
1 18 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 16 (25.40%) Finance
3 14 (22.22%) Advertising
4 2 (3.17%) Billing
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Network Consultant
2 12 (19.05%) Consultant
3 11 (17.46%) Support Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Network Support Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Network Support
4 10 (15.87%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) IP Network Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) IP Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Design Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Development Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Load Balancing
2 14 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (22.22%) DDoS Mitigation
3 13 (20.63%) Network Design
4 7 (11.11%) ITIL
5 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (3.17%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Change Control
6 2 (3.17%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.59%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.59%) Network Management
7 1 (1.59%) SIEM
7 1 (1.59%) Service Management
7 1 (1.59%) Migration
7 1 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (1.59%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (30.16%) CCNP
3 8 (12.70%) CCIE
3 8 (12.70%) CCNA
4 6 (9.52%) Degree
5 3 (4.76%) CCSA
6 1 (1.59%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.59%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.81%) SLA
2 7 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (9.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 62 (98.41%) Cisco
2 28 (44.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 15 (23.81%) HP
4 14 (22.22%) Citrix
4 14 (22.22%) VMware
4 14 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 12 (19.05%) Juniper
6 8 (12.70%) Aruba
6 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.94%) F5
8 2 (3.17%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.59%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.59%) McAfee
9 1 (1.59%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.59%) Brocade
9 1 (1.59%) Fortinet