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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 785 743 751
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 93 154 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.79% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 80 141 97
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £44,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +10.62%
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
17307 19542 18860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.93% 17.87% 18.53%
Number of salaries quoted 14322 15698 15238
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
South East +17 40 £53,750 +36.07% 4
London -35 37 £55,000 +7.31% 5
West Midlands -14 8 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +9 7 £50,000 +2.56%
North West -13 1 - -
VPLS
UK

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 213 (83.53%) MPLS
2 190 (74.51%) Cisco
3 163 (63.92%) BGP
4 151 (59.22%) Cisco Certification
5 149 (58.43%) Firewall
6 138 (54.12%) VPN
7 124 (48.63%) CCNP
8 114 (44.71%) WAN
9 110 (43.14%) LAN
10 102 (40.00%) OSPF
10 102 (40.00%) Telecoms
11 93 (36.47%) Cisco ASA
12 85 (33.33%) Data Centre
13 83 (32.55%) DNS
14 73 (28.63%) CheckPoint
15 67 (26.27%) TCP/IP
16 65 (25.49%) Juniper
17 64 (25.10%) CCIE
17 64 (25.10%) F5
18 55 (21.57%) Network Design
18 55 (21.57%) Windows
18 55 (21.57%) Cisco Nexus
19 54 (21.18%) Ethernet
20 49 (19.22%) EIGRP
21 48 (18.82%) VLAN
21 48 (18.82%) Degree
21 48 (18.82%) HSRP
21 48 (18.82%) Unified Communications
22 46 (18.04%) Network Security
22 46 (18.04%) CCNA

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 12 (4.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.57%) Lync
4 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.78%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (9.80%) MS Visio
2 19 (7.45%) MS Excel
3 18 (7.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.27%) Office 365
2 12 (4.71%) IaaS
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 213 (83.53%) MPLS
2 163 (63.92%) BGP
3 149 (58.43%) Firewall
4 138 (54.12%) VPN
5 114 (44.71%) WAN
6 110 (43.14%) LAN
7 102 (40.00%) OSPF
8 93 (36.47%) Cisco ASA
9 83 (32.55%) DNS
10 67 (26.27%) TCP/IP
11 55 (21.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 54 (21.18%) Ethernet
13 49 (19.22%) EIGRP
14 48 (18.82%) VLAN
14 48 (18.82%) Unified Communications
14 48 (18.82%) HSRP
15 46 (18.04%) Network Security
16 37 (14.51%) Wireless
17 34 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 33 (12.94%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.39%) MySQL
3 1 (0.39%) Big Data
General
1 102 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (3.92%) Finance
3 9 (3.53%) Marketing
4 7 (2.75%) Retail
5 4 (1.57%) Billing
5 4 (1.57%) Legal
6 3 (1.18%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 130 (50.98%) Network Engineer
2 59 (23.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 23 (9.02%) Consultant
4 16 (6.27%) Implementation Engineer
5 15 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.88%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 15 (5.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 13 (5.10%) Design Engineer
6 13 (5.10%) Network Design Engineer
7 12 (4.71%) IP Network Engineer
7 12 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (4.71%) Sales Consultant
7 12 (4.71%) IP Engineer
8 11 (4.31%) Network Support
9 9 (3.53%) Security Engineer
9 9 (3.53%) IT Support
9 9 (3.53%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (3.53%) Architect
9 9 (3.53%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (3.14%) Senior Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.10%) CSS
2 4 (1.57%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.18%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 85 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.14%) User Experience
4 6 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.57%) EqualLogic
5 4 (1.57%) Statistics
5 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.57%) Clustering
6 3 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.39%) Eurex
7 1 (0.39%) Derivative
7 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.39%) DTV
7 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.57%) Windows
2 39 (15.29%) Linux
3 20 (7.84%) Solaris
4 8 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.75%) UNIX
6 4 (1.57%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (21.57%) Network Design
2 46 (18.04%) ITIL
3 42 (16.47%) Load Balancing
4 35 (13.73%) Network Monitoring
5 29 (11.37%) Business Development
6 24 (9.41%) Mentoring
7 22 (8.63%) Network Architecture
8 18 (7.06%) Network Management
9 15 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
9 15 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (5.49%) Migration
10 14 (5.49%) Service Delivery
10 14 (5.49%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (5.10%) Project Management
12 12 (4.71%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (4.71%) Security Architecture
13 11 (4.31%) Business Continuity Planning
13 11 (4.31%) BCP
13 11 (4.31%) Business Continuity
14 10 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.06%) Perl
2 6 (2.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.96%) VB
4 3 (1.18%) Python
4 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.78%) C
6 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 151 (59.22%) Cisco Certification
2 124 (48.63%) CCNP
3 64 (25.10%) CCIE
4 48 (18.82%) Degree
5 46 (18.04%) CCNA
6 31 (12.16%) CCSA
7 27 (10.59%) CCIP
8 25 (9.80%) CCSE
9 15 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
10 13 (5.10%) CCDA
11 12 (4.71%) CCDP
12 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.35%) JNCIS
12 6 (2.35%) JNCIE
13 5 (1.96%) MCITP
13 5 (1.96%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.78%) CCSP
15 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
15 2 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.16%) SLA
2 11 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.31%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.57%) COBIT
4 3 (1.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 30 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.57%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.18%) vSphere
5 3 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (7.84%) Cacti
2 19 (7.45%) SolarWinds Orion
3 17 (6.67%) OpenView
4 8 (3.14%) FortiGate
5 6 (2.35%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.57%) WSUS
6 4 (1.57%) SCCM
7 3 (1.18%) Nagios
7 3 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 190 (74.51%) Cisco
2 73 (28.63%) CheckPoint
3 65 (25.49%) Juniper
4 64 (25.10%) F5
5 44 (17.25%) HP
6 41 (16.08%) VMware
7 33 (12.94%) Microsoft
8 21 (8.24%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 16 (6.27%) Nokia
10 12 (4.71%) BT
10 12 (4.71%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.75%) ProCurve
12 6 (2.35%) Huawei
12 6 (2.35%) NetApp
13 5 (1.96%) Dell
13 5 (1.96%) Citrix
13 5 (1.96%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.57%) Aruba
14 4 (1.57%) Riverbed
14 4 (1.57%) Synology
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