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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 799 772 808
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +36
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 110 157 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.86% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 101 125 102
Average salary £44,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.36% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £65,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%
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
16162 18225 17208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.11% 18.36% 17.55%
Number of salaries quoted 13577 14896 13551
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
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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 -36 62 £45,000 -10.00% 7
South East +14 22 £45,000 +12.50% 6
West Midlands -11 12 £42,500 +18.05% 1
Yorkshire +6 5 £42,500 -32.00% 1
East of England 0 5 £30,000 -33.33% 1
South West - 3 £47,500 -
North West +26 1 £35,000 +30.84%
VPLS
UK

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 239 (88.19%) MPLS
2 199 (73.43%) Cisco
3 171 (63.10%) BGP
4 143 (52.77%) Telecoms
5 140 (51.66%) Firewall
6 137 (50.55%) Cisco Certification
7 133 (49.08%) VPN
8 114 (42.07%) OSPF
9 107 (39.48%) WAN
10 100 (36.90%) Juniper
11 97 (35.79%) LAN
12 88 (32.47%) CCNP
12 88 (32.47%) Data Centre
13 72 (26.57%) Network Design
14 69 (25.46%) CCNA
15 64 (23.62%) TCP/IP
16 61 (22.51%) Windows
16 61 (22.51%) VMware
17 54 (19.93%) IPsec
17 54 (19.93%) Degree
17 54 (19.93%) Ethernet
18 52 (19.19%) VLAN
18 52 (19.19%) Cisco ASA
18 52 (19.19%) Presales
19 49 (18.08%) DNS
20 47 (17.34%) Linux
21 46 (16.97%) Microsoft
22 45 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
22 45 (16.61%) Finance
23 42 (15.50%) VoIP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (5.90%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.21%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.85%) IIS
5 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.74%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (11.44%) MS Excel
2 23 (8.49%) MS Office
3 20 (7.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.06%) Office 365
2 11 (4.06%) SoftLayer
3 10 (3.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.21%) IaaS
5 3 (1.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.11%) SaaS
6 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 239 (88.19%) MPLS
2 171 (63.10%) BGP
3 140 (51.66%) Firewall
4 133 (49.08%) VPN
5 114 (42.07%) OSPF
6 107 (39.48%) WAN
7 97 (35.79%) LAN
8 64 (23.62%) TCP/IP
9 54 (19.93%) Ethernet
9 54 (19.93%) IPsec
10 52 (19.19%) Cisco ASA
10 52 (19.19%) VLAN
11 49 (18.08%) DNS
12 42 (15.50%) VoIP
13 41 (15.13%) Cisco IOS
13 41 (15.13%) Network Security
14 38 (14.02%) Multicast
15 34 (12.55%) Junos
15 34 (12.55%) SSL
16 32 (11.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.90%) SQL Server
1 16 (5.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.37%) Big Data
3 1 (0.37%) MySQL
General
1 143 (52.77%) Telecoms
2 45 (16.61%) Finance
3 35 (12.92%) Marketing
4 13 (4.80%) Legal
5 12 (4.43%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.69%) Electronics
7 9 (3.32%) Brand Awareness
8 4 (1.48%) Advertising
9 3 (1.11%) Law
10 2 (0.74%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (49.08%) Network Engineer
2 41 (15.13%) Support Engineer
3 38 (14.02%) Cisco Engineer
4 37 (13.65%) Network Support
5 36 (13.28%) Consultant
6 33 (12.18%) Network Support Engineer
7 29 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (10.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (9.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 25 (9.23%) Senior Network Engineer
11 24 (8.86%) Network Consultant
12 23 (8.49%) NOC Engineer
13 21 (7.75%) Administrator
14 20 (7.38%) Architect
14 20 (7.38%) Core Network Engineer
15 17 (6.27%) Cisco Consultant
16 15 (5.54%) Infrastructure Architect
16 15 (5.54%) IP Engineer
16 15 (5.54%) Network Architect
16 15 (5.54%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.32%) CSS
2 4 (1.48%) RFC 2547
3 1 (0.37%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.37%) Express
3 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 88 (32.47%) Data Centre
2 37 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (11.07%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.80%) Clustering
5 9 (3.32%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (3.32%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.58%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.21%) Replication
8 4 (1.48%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.11%) Equities
9 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.11%) SecurID
9 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) Eurex
10 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.37%) PKI
10 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 61 (22.51%) Windows
2 47 (17.34%) Linux
3 26 (9.59%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.75%) Solaris
5 18 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.58%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.58%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.74%) CatOS
11 1 (0.37%) CentOS
11 1 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.57%) Network Design
2 52 (19.19%) Presales
3 39 (14.39%) ITIL
4 34 (12.55%) Load Balancing
5 29 (10.70%) Time Management
6 28 (10.33%) High Availability
7 21 (7.75%) ITIL V3
8 20 (7.38%) Service Delivery
9 18 (6.64%) Network Load Balancing
10 17 (6.27%) Capacity Planning
11 16 (5.90%) Project Management
12 15 (5.54%) Network Management
13 12 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (4.43%) Network Monitoring
14 11 (4.06%) Data Centre Operations
15 10 (3.69%) Digital Marketing
15 10 (3.69%) Programme Management
15 10 (3.69%) Security Testing
16 9 (3.32%) Mentoring
17 8 (2.95%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.01%) Perl
2 12 (4.43%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.43%) SQL
3 8 (2.95%) Bash Shell
3 8 (2.95%) Python
4 3 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 137 (50.55%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (32.47%) CCNP
3 69 (25.46%) CCNA
4 54 (19.93%) Degree
5 30 (11.07%) CCIP
6 26 (9.59%) CCIE
7 25 (9.23%) JNCIS
8 24 (8.86%) JNCIA
9 16 (5.90%) CCSP
10 14 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (4.80%) MCSA
12 12 (4.43%) Check Point Certification
13 11 (4.06%) JNCIP
14 10 (3.69%) Security Cleared
15 9 (3.32%) SC Cleared
16 8 (2.95%) CCSA
17 7 (2.58%) CCDP
18 6 (2.21%) MCSE
19 4 (1.48%) JNCIE
20 3 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.95%) SLA
2 6 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.85%) COBIT
4 2 (0.74%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (16.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (10.70%) Active Directory
3 23 (8.49%) Hyper-V
3 23 (8.49%) vSphere
4 10 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (3.32%) Docker
5 9 (3.32%) XenServer
6 7 (2.58%) RHEV
7 5 (1.85%) XenApp
7 5 (1.85%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.11%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.74%) vCloud
9 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.37%) NFS
10 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (5.17%) SolarWinds Orion
2 13 (4.80%) Nagios
3 12 (4.43%) Cacti
4 11 (4.06%) OpenView
5 10 (3.69%) Iperf
5 10 (3.69%) SCCM
6 5 (1.85%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.48%) WSUS
8 3 (1.11%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.74%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.74%) QRadar
9 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.37%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 199 (73.43%) Cisco
2 100 (36.90%) Juniper
3 61 (22.51%) VMware
4 46 (16.97%) Microsoft
5 36 (13.28%) Palo Alto
6 35 (12.92%) F5
7 28 (10.33%) HP
8 25 (9.23%) Red Hat
9 23 (8.49%) Brocade
9 23 (8.49%) CheckPoint
10 15 (5.54%) Citrix
10 15 (5.54%) Riverbed
11 13 (4.80%) NetApp
12 11 (4.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 11 (4.06%) WatchGuard
13 10 (3.69%) Dell
13 10 (3.69%) Google
13 10 (3.69%) SAP
14 9 (3.32%) EMC
15 8 (2.95%) BT
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