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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 262 302 291
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -11
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 52 32 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 1.72% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 46 29 33
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% -8.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -
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
1847 1860 2355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.61% 15.29% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1606 1641 2102
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £71,850 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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.

1 100 (91.74%) MPLS
2 96 (88.07%) Cisco
3 94 (86.24%) BGP
4 65 (59.63%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (57.80%) CCNP
6 59 (54.13%) Telecoms
7 48 (44.04%) WAN
7 48 (44.04%) OSPF
8 44 (40.37%) Juniper
9 40 (36.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 40 (36.70%) LAN
10 39 (35.78%) EIGRP
10 39 (35.78%) Firewall
11 37 (33.94%) VPN
12 36 (33.03%) VoIP
13 31 (28.44%) Wireless
14 30 (27.52%) HSRP
15 25 (22.94%) VLAN
15 25 (22.94%) Cisco IOS
16 23 (21.10%) RIP
16 23 (21.10%) GLBP
16 23 (21.10%) Aruba
17 21 (19.27%) Network Design
18 20 (18.35%) Network Security
19 18 (16.51%) Network Management
20 17 (15.60%) SolarWinds
21 16 (14.68%) DNS
22 15 (13.76%) VRRP
22 15 (13.76%) Finance
23 13 (11.93%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (8.26%) Lync
2 4 (3.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 100 (91.74%) MPLS
2 94 (86.24%) BGP
3 48 (44.04%) OSPF
3 48 (44.04%) WAN
4 40 (36.70%) LAN
5 39 (35.78%) EIGRP
5 39 (35.78%) Firewall
6 37 (33.94%) VPN
7 36 (33.03%) VoIP
8 31 (28.44%) Wireless
9 30 (27.52%) HSRP
10 25 (22.94%) VLAN
10 25 (22.94%) Cisco IOS
11 23 (21.10%) RIP
11 23 (21.10%) GLBP
12 20 (18.35%) Network Security
13 16 (14.68%) DNS
14 15 (13.76%) VRRP
15 12 (11.01%) ADSL
16 10 (9.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
General
1 59 (54.13%) Telecoms
2 15 (13.76%) Finance
3 3 (2.75%) Legal
3 3 (2.75%) Publishing
3 3 (2.75%) Banking
3 3 (2.75%) Marketing
4 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (70.64%) Network Engineer
2 19 (17.43%) Security Engineer
3 18 (16.51%) IP Network Engineer
3 18 (16.51%) IP Engineer
4 17 (15.60%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (14.68%) Senior Security Engineer
5 16 (14.68%) Network Support
6 15 (13.76%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (11.93%) Support Engineer
8 12 (11.01%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 12 (11.01%) Lead Network Engineer
9 11 (10.09%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) NOC Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (3.67%) Cisco Engineer
12 4 (3.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
13 3 (2.75%) Product Manager
13 3 (2.75%) Voice Analyst
13 3 (2.75%) Network Analyst
13 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) XMPP
2 1 (0.92%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.42%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.75%) IVR
5 2 (1.83%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.83%) Replication
5 2 (1.83%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (3.67%) Windows
2 2 (1.83%) Linux
2 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) Network Design
2 18 (16.51%) Network Management
3 13 (11.93%) ITIL
4 6 (5.50%) CRM
5 5 (4.59%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.59%) Information Security
6 4 (3.67%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (3.67%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.75%) Product Management
8 2 (1.83%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (1.83%) Performance Testing
8 2 (1.83%) Change Management
8 2 (1.83%) Data Security
8 2 (1.83%) B2B
8 2 (1.83%) Project Management
8 2 (1.83%) Low Latency
9 1 (0.92%) Mentoring
9 1 (0.92%) Coaching
9 1 (0.92%) E-Commerce
9 1 (0.92%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (59.63%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (57.80%) CCNP
3 11 (10.09%) CCIP
4 7 (6.42%) CCDP
5 6 (5.50%) CCNA
5 6 (5.50%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.67%) CCSA
6 4 (3.67%) CCDA
7 3 (2.75%) CCIE
7 3 (2.75%) CCVP
7 3 (2.75%) Degree
8 2 (1.83%) MCITP
8 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.92%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.92%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.83%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.83%) Snort
3 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.67%) WSUS
3 3 (2.75%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.83%) Nagios
Vendors
1 96 (88.07%) Cisco
2 44 (40.37%) Juniper
3 40 (36.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 23 (21.10%) Aruba
5 17 (15.60%) SolarWinds
6 11 (10.09%) CheckPoint
7 7 (6.42%) Fortinet
7 7 (6.42%) Avaya
8 6 (5.50%) VMware
9 4 (3.67%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (3.67%) Dell
10 3 (2.75%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.75%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.75%) Mitel
11 2 (1.83%) Symantec
11 2 (1.83%) F5
11 2 (1.83%) HP
11 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.92%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.92%) Oracle
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