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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 281 300 281
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -19
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 36 29 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 1.61% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 35 29 36
Average salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £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
1842 1803 2440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 17.21% 15.57% 21.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1613 1579 2146
Average salary £49,000 £50,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 29 December 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 29 December 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 90 (92.78%) Cisco
2 86 (88.66%) MPLS
2 86 (88.66%) BGP
3 54 (55.67%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (53.61%) CCNP
5 50 (51.55%) Telecoms
6 49 (50.52%) Firewall
6 49 (50.52%) WAN
7 39 (40.21%) EIGRP
8 36 (37.11%) VPN
8 36 (37.11%) Wireless
9 34 (35.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 33 (34.02%) HSRP
11 32 (32.99%) Juniper
11 32 (32.99%) OSPF
12 28 (28.87%) LAN
13 27 (27.84%) Network Security
14 25 (25.77%) VoIP
15 24 (24.74%) SolarWinds
16 23 (23.71%) Finance
17 22 (22.68%) ITIL
18 19 (19.59%) VLAN
18 19 (19.59%) VMware
18 19 (19.59%) SAN
19 17 (17.53%) Cisco IOS
20 16 (16.49%) iSCSI
20 16 (16.49%) Advertising
20 16 (16.49%) RIP
20 16 (16.49%) HP
20 16 (16.49%) Aruba

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 4 (4.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.09%) Lync
3 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 86 (88.66%) MPLS
1 86 (88.66%) BGP
2 49 (50.52%) Firewall
2 49 (50.52%) WAN
3 39 (40.21%) EIGRP
4 36 (37.11%) Wireless
4 36 (37.11%) VPN
5 33 (34.02%) HSRP
6 32 (32.99%) OSPF
7 28 (28.87%) LAN
8 27 (27.84%) Network Security
9 25 (25.77%) VoIP
10 19 (19.59%) SAN
10 19 (19.59%) VLAN
11 17 (17.53%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (16.49%) iSCSI
12 16 (16.49%) RIP
12 16 (16.49%) GLBP
13 14 (14.43%) NetScaler
13 14 (14.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
General
1 50 (51.55%) Telecoms
2 23 (23.71%) Finance
3 16 (16.49%) Advertising
4 3 (3.09%) Publishing
5 2 (2.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Law
6 1 (1.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (61.86%) Network Engineer
2 21 (21.65%) IP Network Engineer
2 21 (21.65%) IP Engineer
3 13 (13.40%) Network Support
4 12 (12.37%) Security Engineer
5 10 (10.31%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (10.31%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Network Consultant
6 9 (9.28%) Consultant
6 9 (9.28%) Senior Security Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.15%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Lead Network Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.09%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.06%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.06%) Replication
4 2 (2.06%) Clustering
5 1 (1.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) Windows
2 11 (11.34%) Linux
3 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.03%) Solaris
5 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.68%) ITIL
2 15 (15.46%) Load Balancing
3 14 (14.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (13.40%) Network Design
5 12 (12.37%) Network Management
6 6 (6.19%) CRM
7 5 (5.15%) Information Security
8 4 (4.12%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.09%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.06%) Data Security
10 2 (2.06%) B2B
10 2 (2.06%) Low Latency
11 1 (1.03%) Service Management
11 1 (1.03%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.03%) Asset Management
11 1 (1.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 1 (1.03%) Business Development
11 1 (1.03%) Cyber Security
11 1 (1.03%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (55.67%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (53.61%) CCNP
3 15 (15.46%) CCNA
4 13 (13.40%) Degree
5 7 (7.22%) CCIP
5 7 (7.22%) CCIE
6 6 (6.19%) CCDP
6 6 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.12%) CCSA
8 3 (3.09%) CCVP
8 3 (3.09%) CCDA
9 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.06%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) SLA
2 11 (11.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (10.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.06%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.06%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (14.43%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (4.12%) WSUS
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.06%) Nagios
Vendors
1 90 (92.78%) Cisco
2 34 (35.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 32 (32.99%) Juniper
4 24 (24.74%) SolarWinds
5 19 (19.59%) VMware
6 16 (16.49%) Aruba
6 16 (16.49%) HP
7 14 (14.43%) Citrix
8 11 (11.34%) CheckPoint
9 7 (7.22%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.12%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (4.12%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.12%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.09%) Dell
11 3 (3.09%) Avaya
12 2 (2.06%) Symantec
12 2 (2.06%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.06%) F5
13 1 (1.03%) ArcSight
13 1 (1.03%) McAfee
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JM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits
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