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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 252 306 308
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 59 25 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 1.41% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 53 22 27
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,600 £50,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1925 1772 2402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.97% 14.91% 18.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1627 1572 2151
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,650 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,000 £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 30 September 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 30 September 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 97 (90.65%) MPLS
2 95 (88.79%) Cisco
3 94 (87.85%) BGP
4 63 (58.88%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (57.01%) CCNP
6 58 (54.21%) Telecoms
7 45 (42.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 43 (40.19%) OSPF
8 43 (40.19%) WAN
9 41 (38.32%) Juniper
10 35 (32.71%) LAN
11 34 (31.78%) EIGRP
12 32 (29.91%) VoIP
12 32 (29.91%) VPN
13 30 (28.04%) Firewall
14 27 (25.23%) Wireless
15 26 (24.30%) HSRP
16 24 (22.43%) VLAN
17 23 (21.50%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (20.56%) RIP
18 22 (20.56%) GLBP
18 22 (20.56%) Aruba
19 20 (18.69%) SolarWinds
20 19 (17.76%) Network Security
21 18 (16.82%) Network Management
22 14 (13.08%) Finance
23 13 (12.15%) Network Design
23 13 (12.15%) CCIP
23 13 (12.15%) ITIL
24 12 (11.21%) ADSL

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (5.61%) Lync
2 4 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 97 (90.65%) MPLS
2 94 (87.85%) BGP
3 43 (40.19%) OSPF
3 43 (40.19%) WAN
4 35 (32.71%) LAN
5 34 (31.78%) EIGRP
6 32 (29.91%) VoIP
6 32 (29.91%) VPN
7 30 (28.04%) Firewall
8 27 (25.23%) Wireless
9 26 (24.30%) HSRP
10 24 (22.43%) VLAN
11 23 (21.50%) Cisco IOS
12 22 (20.56%) RIP
12 22 (20.56%) GLBP
13 19 (17.76%) Network Security
14 12 (11.21%) ADSL
15 10 (9.35%) Internet
15 10 (9.35%) Multicast
16 9 (8.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
General
1 58 (54.21%) Telecoms
2 14 (13.08%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Legal
3 3 (2.80%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 78 (72.90%) Network Engineer
2 21 (19.63%) IP Engineer
3 20 (18.69%) Security Engineer
3 20 (18.69%) IP Network Engineer
4 18 (16.82%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (16.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 18 (16.82%) Network Support
5 17 (15.89%) Senior Security Engineer
6 16 (14.95%) Support Engineer
7 15 (14.02%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 15 (14.02%) Lead Network Engineer
8 13 (12.15%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) NOC Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (2.80%) Network Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) Product Manager
11 3 (2.80%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) XMPP
2 1 (0.93%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.80%) IVR
4 2 (1.87%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.87%) Replication
4 2 (1.87%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (3.74%) Windows
2 2 (1.87%) Linux
2 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.82%) Network Management
2 13 (12.15%) Network Design
2 13 (12.15%) ITIL
3 5 (4.67%) CRM
4 4 (3.74%) Service Delivery
4 4 (3.74%) Information Security
5 3 (2.80%) Product Management
6 2 (1.87%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (1.87%) Performance Testing
6 2 (1.87%) Change Management
6 2 (1.87%) B2B
6 2 (1.87%) Project Management
6 2 (1.87%) Low Latency
7 1 (0.93%) Mentoring
7 1 (0.93%) Coaching
7 1 (0.93%) E-Commerce
7 1 (0.93%) Asset Management
7 1 (0.93%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (0.93%) Business Development
7 1 (0.93%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.87%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (58.88%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (57.01%) CCNP
3 13 (12.15%) CCIP
4 6 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.74%) CCDP
6 3 (2.80%) CCIE
6 3 (2.80%) CCNA
6 3 (2.80%) Degree
6 3 (2.80%) CCVP
7 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.87%) MCITP
7 2 (1.87%) CCSA
7 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.93%) CCDA
8 1 (0.93%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.93%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.87%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.87%) Snort
3 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.74%) WSUS
3 3 (2.80%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.87%) Nagios
Vendors
1 95 (88.79%) Cisco
2 45 (42.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 41 (38.32%) Juniper
4 22 (20.56%) Aruba
5 20 (18.69%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.54%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.54%) Fortinet
7 6 (5.61%) VMware
7 6 (5.61%) Avaya
8 4 (3.74%) Dell
9 3 (2.80%) Mitel
9 3 (2.80%) Riverbed
9 3 (2.80%) F5
10 2 (1.87%) Symantec
10 2 (1.87%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (1.87%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.87%) HP
10 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle
11 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 40-60k
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + £2,400 out of hours + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago