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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 259 302 302
Rank change year-on-year
+43 0
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 61 24 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 1.34% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 55 20 29
Average salary £47,500 £40,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.56% -22.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £51,000 £61,000
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
1944 1787 2275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.88% 15.11% 18.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1635 1585 2031
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 19 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 19 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 98 (91.59%) MPLS
2 96 (89.72%) Cisco
3 93 (86.92%) BGP
4 63 (58.88%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (57.01%) CCNP
6 60 (56.07%) Telecoms
7 46 (42.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 42 (39.25%) WAN
9 41 (38.32%) OSPF
10 39 (36.45%) Juniper
11 33 (30.84%) LAN
12 32 (29.91%) EIGRP
13 31 (28.97%) VPN
14 30 (28.04%) VoIP
15 29 (27.10%) Firewall
16 25 (23.36%) Wireless
17 24 (22.43%) HSRP
18 21 (19.63%) VLAN
18 21 (19.63%) Cisco IOS
19 20 (18.69%) RIP
19 20 (18.69%) SolarWinds
19 20 (18.69%) GLBP
19 20 (18.69%) Aruba
20 19 (17.76%) Network Security
21 18 (16.82%) Network Management
22 15 (14.02%) CCIP
23 13 (12.15%) ITIL
23 13 (12.15%) Finance
24 12 (11.21%) ADSL
25 11 (10.28%) Network Design

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 3 (2.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 98 (91.59%) MPLS
2 93 (86.92%) BGP
3 42 (39.25%) WAN
4 41 (38.32%) OSPF
5 33 (30.84%) LAN
6 32 (29.91%) EIGRP
7 31 (28.97%) VPN
8 30 (28.04%) VoIP
9 29 (27.10%) Firewall
10 25 (23.36%) Wireless
11 24 (22.43%) HSRP
12 21 (19.63%) VLAN
12 21 (19.63%) Cisco IOS
13 20 (18.69%) RIP
13 20 (18.69%) GLBP
14 19 (17.76%) Network Security
15 12 (11.21%) ADSL
16 10 (9.35%) Internet
16 10 (9.35%) Multicast
17 9 (8.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
General
1 60 (56.07%) Telecoms
2 13 (12.15%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Legal
3 3 (2.80%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) French Language
4 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 79 (73.83%) Network Engineer
2 22 (20.56%) IP Engineer
3 20 (18.69%) Network Support
3 20 (18.69%) IP Network Engineer
4 19 (17.76%) Security Engineer
4 19 (17.76%) Support Engineer
5 18 (16.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (15.89%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (14.95%) Senior Security Engineer
8 15 (14.02%) Network Support Engineer
8 15 (14.02%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 15 (14.02%) Lead Network Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.67%) NOC Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Network Operations Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Voice Analyst
10 3 (2.80%) Network Analyst
10 3 (2.80%) Product Manager
10 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (2.80%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) XMPP
2 1 (0.93%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.80%) IVR
4 2 (1.87%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.87%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (2.80%) 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%) ITIL
3 11 (10.28%) Network Design
4 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.67%) CRM
6 4 (3.74%) Project Management
6 4 (3.74%) Information Security
7 3 (2.80%) Product Management
8 2 (1.87%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (1.87%) Performance Testing
8 2 (1.87%) Change Management
8 2 (1.87%) B2B
8 2 (1.87%) Low Latency
9 1 (0.93%) Mentoring
9 1 (0.93%) Coaching
9 1 (0.93%) E-Commerce
9 1 (0.93%) Asset Management
9 1 (0.93%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (0.93%) Business Development
9 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 15 (14.02%) 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%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.93%) CCDA
8 1 (0.93%) CCSA
8 1 (0.93%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.93%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.87%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.93%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.80%) WSUS
2 3 (2.80%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 96 (89.72%) Cisco
2 46 (42.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 39 (36.45%) Juniper
4 20 (18.69%) SolarWinds
4 20 (18.69%) Aruba
5 7 (6.54%) Fortinet
6 6 (5.61%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.67%) VMware
7 5 (4.67%) Avaya
8 4 (3.74%) Dell
8 4 (3.74%) F5
9 3 (2.80%) Riverbed
9 3 (2.80%) Mitel
10 2 (1.87%) Symantec
10 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.87%) HP
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle
11 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + £2,400 out of hours + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago