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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 260 296 276
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -20
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 48 12 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.12% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 0.74% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 48 12 34
Average salary £46,000 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.54% +15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £23,750 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,750 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -5.11%
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
1939 1613 2152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 19.01% 15.48% 20.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1632 1364 1930
Average salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.91% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,000 £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
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 94 (97.92%) Cisco
2 89 (92.71%) MPLS
3 87 (90.63%) BGP
4 52 (54.17%) Firewall
5 45 (46.88%) WAN
6 43 (44.79%) Wireless
7 42 (43.75%) EIGRP
7 42 (43.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 42 (43.75%) VPN
8 39 (40.63%) Telecoms
9 38 (39.58%) HSRP
10 37 (38.54%) CCNP
10 37 (38.54%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (33.33%) Broadband
12 27 (28.13%) Network Security
13 24 (25.00%) Finance
13 24 (25.00%) SLA
14 23 (23.96%) HP
14 23 (23.96%) LAN
14 23 (23.96%) SAN
14 23 (23.96%) Advertising
14 23 (23.96%) VMware
14 23 (23.96%) Load Balancing
15 22 (22.92%) iSCSI
15 22 (22.92%) SolarWinds
15 22 (22.92%) Fibre Channel
15 22 (22.92%) Network Design
15 22 (22.92%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (22.92%) Citrix
15 22 (22.92%) NetScaler

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (3.13%) Lync
2 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 89 (92.71%) MPLS
2 87 (90.63%) BGP
3 52 (54.17%) Firewall
4 45 (46.88%) WAN
5 43 (44.79%) Wireless
6 42 (43.75%) EIGRP
6 42 (43.75%) VPN
7 38 (39.58%) HSRP
8 32 (33.33%) Broadband
9 27 (28.13%) Network Security
10 23 (23.96%) LAN
10 23 (23.96%) SAN
11 22 (22.92%) iSCSI
11 22 (22.92%) Fibre Channel
11 22 (22.92%) NetScaler
12 20 (20.83%) DNS
12 20 (20.83%) OSPF
13 19 (19.79%) VoIP
14 16 (16.67%) VRRP
15 15 (15.63%) VLAN
General
1 39 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 24 (25.00%) Finance
3 23 (23.96%) Advertising
4 3 (3.13%) Publishing
5 1 (1.04%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (57.29%) Network Engineer
2 22 (22.92%) IP Engineer
2 22 (22.92%) IP Network Engineer
3 17 (17.71%) Consultant
3 17 (17.71%) Network Consultant
4 16 (16.67%) Network Support
5 14 (14.58%) Support Engineer
5 14 (14.58%) Network Support Engineer
6 10 (10.42%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Senior Security Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Security Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Design Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.13%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.04%) Statistics
4 1 (1.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.58%) Windows
2 12 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) Load Balancing
2 22 (22.92%) Network Design
2 22 (22.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (4.17%) Information Security
5 4 (4.17%) Network Management
5 4 (4.17%) CRM
5 4 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.13%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.08%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.08%) Performance Testing
7 2 (2.08%) Data Security
8 1 (1.04%) Service Management
8 1 (1.04%) SIEM
8 1 (1.04%) Change Control
8 1 (1.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (1.04%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 37 (38.54%) CCNP
1 37 (38.54%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (15.63%) Degree
2 15 (15.63%) CCNA
3 9 (9.38%) CCIE
4 6 (6.25%) CCSA
4 6 (6.25%) CCDP
5 4 (4.17%) CCIP
6 3 (3.13%) CCDA
6 3 (3.13%) CCVP
7 2 (2.08%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.00%) SLA
2 13 (13.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.04%) Snort
Systems Management
1 22 (22.92%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.04%) Nagios
3 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 94 (97.92%) Cisco
2 42 (43.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 23 (23.96%) HP
3 23 (23.96%) VMware
4 22 (22.92%) SolarWinds
4 22 (22.92%) Citrix
5 19 (19.79%) Juniper
6 14 (14.58%) CheckPoint
7 13 (13.54%) Aruba
8 6 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (5.21%) F5
10 4 (4.17%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
12 2 (2.08%) Avaya
13 1 (1.04%) McAfee
13 1 (1.04%) ArcSight
13 1 (1.04%) Blue Coat
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