The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 697 723 777
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +54
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 185 107 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.11% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 0.60% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 172 99 91
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £53,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -20.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -18.18%
VPLS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19276 17936 20631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.01% 17.72% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15425 14596 17106
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in England

VPLS
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the England region.

VPLS Salary Trend in England

VPLS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

VPLS Salary Histogram in England

VPLS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +63 117 £50,000 +21.21% 8
South East -36 26 £45,000 +28.57%
West Midlands +6 14 £47,500 -40.62% 1
East of England - 11 £43,750 - 3
North West - 11 £32,500 - 2
Yorkshire -37 10 £51,250 +13.88%
South West -14 2 £41,500 +3.75% 1
VPLS
UK

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 261 (89.08%) MPLS
2 236 (80.55%) Cisco
3 209 (71.33%) BGP
4 173 (59.04%) Cisco Certification
5 160 (54.61%) OSPF
6 151 (51.54%) Telecoms
7 123 (41.98%) CCNP
8 116 (39.59%) WAN
9 106 (36.18%) Juniper
10 101 (34.47%) Firewall
10 101 (34.47%) VPN
11 87 (29.69%) LAN
12 62 (21.16%) Ethernet
13 58 (19.80%) VoIP
14 52 (17.75%) VLAN
14 52 (17.75%) Cisco ASA
15 50 (17.06%) EIGRP
16 49 (16.72%) TCP/IP
17 47 (16.04%) Internet
17 47 (16.04%) Wireless
17 47 (16.04%) Network Design
18 44 (15.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 44 (15.02%) CCNA
19 43 (14.68%) HSRP
20 42 (14.33%) CCIE
21 39 (13.31%) Network Security
21 39 (13.31%) SolarWinds
22 35 (11.95%) SDH
22 35 (11.95%) Network Management
23 33 (11.26%) IPv6

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 10 (3.41%) Lync
2 9 (3.07%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (1.37%) IIS
3 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.10%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.75%) MS Office
4 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.37%) Office 365
2 3 (1.02%) PaaS
3 2 (0.68%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 261 (89.08%) MPLS
2 209 (71.33%) BGP
3 160 (54.61%) OSPF
4 116 (39.59%) WAN
5 101 (34.47%) VPN
5 101 (34.47%) Firewall
6 87 (29.69%) LAN
7 62 (21.16%) Ethernet
8 58 (19.80%) VoIP
9 52 (17.75%) VLAN
9 52 (17.75%) Cisco ASA
10 50 (17.06%) EIGRP
11 49 (16.72%) TCP/IP
12 47 (16.04%) Internet
12 47 (16.04%) Wireless
13 43 (14.68%) HSRP
14 39 (13.31%) Network Security
15 35 (11.95%) SDH
16 33 (11.26%) IPv6
17 32 (10.92%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.34%) MySQL
General
1 151 (51.54%) Telecoms
2 23 (7.85%) Finance
3 12 (4.10%) Legal
3 12 (4.10%) Retail
4 10 (3.41%) Marketing
5 3 (1.02%) Banking
5 3 (1.02%) Law
6 2 (0.68%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 164 (55.97%) Network Engineer
2 34 (11.60%) Senior Network Engineer
3 33 (11.26%) Architect
4 30 (10.24%) Security Engineer
5 29 (9.90%) Consultant
6 28 (9.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 28 (9.56%) Network Architect
7 26 (8.87%) IP Engineer
8 21 (7.17%) Support Engineer
9 19 (6.48%) Analyst
10 18 (6.14%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 18 (6.14%) Senior Security Engineer
11 17 (5.80%) Network Support
11 17 (5.80%) Lead Network Engineer
12 16 (5.46%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 15 (5.12%) IP Network Engineer
14 14 (4.78%) Network Support Engineer
14 14 (4.78%) Network Analyst
15 12 (4.10%) Senior Architect
15 12 (4.10%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.34%) CSS
1 1 (0.34%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 5 (1.71%) Clustering
3 4 (1.37%) Replication
4 3 (1.02%) IVR
4 3 (1.02%) Hedge funds
5 2 (0.68%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.34%) Social Media
6 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.34%) Xbox
6 1 (0.34%) Statistics
6 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.34%) Physics
6 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.34%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.56%) Windows
2 24 (8.19%) Linux
3 11 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (3.41%) Solaris
5 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.05%) UNIX
6 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.68%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.34%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (16.04%) Network Design
2 35 (11.95%) Network Management
3 27 (9.22%) Load Balancing
3 27 (9.22%) Network Architecture
4 24 (8.19%) Service Delivery
5 20 (6.83%) ITIL
6 14 (4.78%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (4.10%) CRM
7 12 (4.10%) BPR
7 12 (4.10%) Network Load Balancing
8 11 (3.75%) Low Latency
9 8 (2.73%) Product Management
10 7 (2.39%) Business Development
10 7 (2.39%) Change Management
10 7 (2.39%) Project Management
11 6 (2.05%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (2.05%) Change Control
11 6 (2.05%) Cyber Security
12 5 (1.71%) WAN Optimisation
12 5 (1.71%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.44%) C
2 4 (1.37%) PowerHouse
3 3 (1.02%) SQL
4 2 (0.68%) Perl
5 1 (0.34%) PHP
5 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 173 (59.04%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (41.98%) CCNP
3 44 (15.02%) CCNA
4 42 (14.33%) CCIE
5 25 (8.53%) CCIP
6 24 (8.19%) Degree
7 18 (6.14%) CCDP
8 15 (5.12%) JNCIE
9 13 (4.44%) CCDA
10 10 (3.41%) CCSA
10 10 (3.41%) CCSE
11 7 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.37%) MCP
14 2 (0.68%) MCSE
14 2 (0.68%) MCSA
14 2 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.68%) CCEA
14 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.10%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.05%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 14 (4.78%) Active Directory
1 14 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.05%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.05%) vSphere
3 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.68%) XenServer
3 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.34%) Snort
4 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (4.10%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (1.71%) Nagios
2 5 (1.71%) WSUS
3 4 (1.37%) Cacti
4 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 236 (80.55%) Cisco
2 106 (36.18%) Juniper
3 44 (15.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 39 (13.31%) SolarWinds
5 32 (10.92%) CheckPoint
6 29 (9.90%) HP
7 25 (8.53%) Microsoft
7 25 (8.53%) F5
8 24 (8.19%) Fortinet
9 23 (7.85%) Dell
10 19 (6.48%) Aruba
10 19 (6.48%) Brocade
11 17 (5.80%) VMware
12 15 (5.12%) Nortel
13 13 (4.44%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.05%) Redback
15 5 (1.71%) Avaya
16 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
16 4 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
17 3 (1.02%) Mitel
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Salary: £40000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum - Excellent benefits
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