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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 270 299 304
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 56 21 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.80% 1.12% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 53 17 26
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -25.00%
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
1997 1881 2155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.58% 15.52% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1681 1663 1922
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 £32,000 £35,000 £32,500
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 91 (92.86%) MPLS
2 87 (88.78%) Cisco
3 86 (87.76%) BGP
4 59 (60.20%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (57.14%) CCNP
6 51 (52.04%) Telecoms
7 43 (43.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 40 (40.82%) WAN
9 38 (38.78%) OSPF
10 36 (36.73%) Juniper
11 32 (32.65%) VoIP
12 31 (31.63%) VPN
13 30 (30.61%) LAN
14 29 (29.59%) EIGRP
15 26 (26.53%) Firewall
16 25 (25.51%) HSRP
17 21 (21.43%) SolarWinds
17 21 (21.43%) Wireless
17 21 (21.43%) VLAN
18 20 (20.41%) Cisco IOS
18 20 (20.41%) Network Security
19 19 (19.39%) RIP
19 19 (19.39%) Aruba
19 19 (19.39%) Network Management
19 19 (19.39%) GLBP
20 14 (14.29%) Finance
20 14 (14.29%) CCIP
21 11 (11.22%) Internet
22 10 (10.20%) ITIL
22 10 (10.20%) Network Design

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (6.12%) Lync
2 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 91 (92.86%) MPLS
2 86 (87.76%) BGP
3 40 (40.82%) WAN
4 38 (38.78%) OSPF
5 32 (32.65%) VoIP
6 31 (31.63%) VPN
7 30 (30.61%) LAN
8 29 (29.59%) EIGRP
9 26 (26.53%) Firewall
10 25 (25.51%) HSRP
11 21 (21.43%) Wireless
11 21 (21.43%) VLAN
12 20 (20.41%) Cisco IOS
12 20 (20.41%) Network Security
13 19 (19.39%) RIP
13 19 (19.39%) GLBP
14 11 (11.22%) Internet
15 9 (9.18%) IP Telephony
15 9 (9.18%) Cisco IPT
15 9 (9.18%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 51 (52.04%) Telecoms
2 14 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Legal
3 3 (3.06%) Marketing
3 3 (3.06%) Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.04%) French Language
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 76 (77.55%) Network Engineer
2 20 (20.41%) Support Engineer
3 19 (19.39%) Network Security Engineer
3 19 (19.39%) Security Engineer
3 19 (19.39%) IP Engineer
4 17 (17.35%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (16.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 16 (16.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 16 (16.33%) Lead Network Engineer
6 15 (15.31%) Network Support
7 14 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
7 14 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Product Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Network Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.04%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 2 (2.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.04%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.04%) Technical Product Manager
9 2 (2.04%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.06%) IVR
2 2 (2.04%) EqualLogic
2 2 (2.04%) Replication
3 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.02%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.06%) Windows
1 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.39%) Network Management
2 10 (10.20%) ITIL
2 10 (10.20%) Network Design
3 5 (5.10%) Project Management
4 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.06%) Product Management
6 2 (2.04%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (2.04%) Performance Testing
6 2 (2.04%) Change Management
6 2 (2.04%) B2B
6 2 (2.04%) CRM
7 1 (1.02%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.02%) Information Security
7 1 (1.02%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (1.02%) Business Development
7 1 (1.02%) Low Latency
7 1 (1.02%) High Availability
7 1 (1.02%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.02%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (60.20%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (57.14%) CCNP
3 14 (14.29%) CCIP
4 6 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.08%) CCNA
6 2 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.04%) MCITP
6 2 (2.04%) CCIE
6 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.02%) CCDA
7 1 (1.02%) CCDP
7 1 (1.02%) Degree
7 1 (1.02%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.02%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.04%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.02%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) WSUS
2 2 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.02%) Nagios
Vendors
1 87 (88.78%) Cisco
2 43 (43.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 36 (36.73%) Juniper
4 21 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 19 (19.39%) Aruba
6 8 (8.16%) Fortinet
7 6 (6.12%) F5
8 5 (5.10%) Avaya
8 5 (5.10%) VMware
9 4 (4.08%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.08%) Dell
10 3 (3.06%) Mitel
11 2 (2.04%) Symantec
11 2 (2.04%) HP
11 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.02%) Oracle
12 1 (1.02%) Microsoft
12 1 (1.02%) TIBCO
12 1 (1.02%) Blue Coat
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Salary: Circa 40-60k
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago