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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 295 281 317
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +36
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 8 58 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.077% 0.47% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 2.83% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5 55 11
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +10.62%
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
1441 2048 1888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.87% 16.57% 15.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1224 1719 1686
Average salary £53,500 £51,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.88% -1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 35 (97.22%) Cisco
2 34 (94.44%) MPLS
3 29 (80.56%) BGP
4 18 (50.00%) Firewall
5 15 (41.67%) Broadband
6 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (38.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 12 (33.33%) WAN
8 11 (30.56%) VPN
8 11 (30.56%) Juniper
9 10 (27.78%) CCNP
9 10 (27.78%) Wireless
10 9 (25.00%) OSPF
10 9 (25.00%) EIGRP
10 9 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (22.22%) LAN
11 8 (22.22%) Network Design
12 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
12 7 (19.44%) SLA
12 7 (19.44%) HSRP
12 7 (19.44%) VLAN
12 7 (19.44%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (19.44%) Network Security
13 6 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
13 6 (16.67%) F5
13 6 (16.67%) DNS
13 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (2.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 34 (94.44%) MPLS
2 29 (80.56%) BGP
3 18 (50.00%) Firewall
4 15 (41.67%) Broadband
5 12 (33.33%) WAN
6 11 (30.56%) VPN
7 10 (27.78%) Wireless
8 9 (25.00%) EIGRP
8 9 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (25.00%) OSPF
9 8 (22.22%) LAN
10 7 (19.44%) HSRP
10 7 (19.44%) Network Security
10 7 (19.44%) VLAN
10 7 (19.44%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (16.67%) DNS
12 5 (13.89%) Internet
12 5 (13.89%) NetScaler
12 5 (13.89%) Spanning Tree
General
1 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Advertising
3 3 (8.33%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (86.11%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Security Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Network Support
4 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Design Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Development Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) IP Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Network Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Network Team Leader
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) UNIX
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Network Design
2 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Information Security
5 2 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL
6 1 (2.78%) Network Management
6 1 (2.78%) Change Control
6 1 (2.78%) Release Management
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (27.78%) CCNP
3 6 (16.67%) CCIE
4 3 (8.33%) CCNA
4 3 (8.33%) CCSA
4 3 (8.33%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.78%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) SLA
2 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.56%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 35 (97.22%) Cisco
2 14 (38.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 11 (30.56%) Juniper
4 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.67%) F5
5 4 (11.11%) Aruba
6 3 (8.33%) VMware
6 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 3 (8.33%) HP
6 3 (8.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Brocade
7 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
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