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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 675 716 766
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +50
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 199 143 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 0.82% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 183 134 96
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -
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
19261 17411 20922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.01% 17.41% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15349 14186 17200
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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
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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 +48 131 £52,500 +10.52% 7
East of England - 27 £42,500 - 2
South East -25 24 £47,500 +41.79% 1
West Midlands -16 11 £45,000 -48.57%
Yorkshire -50 11 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North West -23 5 £40,000 -9.09% 1
South West -33 1 £41,500 +3.75%
VPLS
UK

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 319 (94.10%) MPLS
2 259 (76.40%) Cisco
3 232 (68.44%) BGP
4 198 (58.41%) Cisco Certification
5 186 (54.87%) OSPF
6 172 (50.74%) Telecoms
7 165 (48.67%) CCNP
8 154 (45.43%) Firewall
9 140 (41.30%) VPN
10 135 (39.82%) WAN
11 117 (34.51%) Juniper
12 106 (31.27%) LAN
13 82 (24.19%) VoIP
14 74 (21.83%) EIGRP
15 62 (18.29%) Wireless
16 61 (17.99%) TCP/IP
17 60 (17.70%) Ethernet
18 59 (17.40%) Internet
18 59 (17.40%) VLAN
18 59 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
19 57 (16.81%) Network Design
20 55 (16.22%) HSRP
21 51 (15.04%) CheckPoint
21 51 (15.04%) DNS
22 50 (14.75%) CCIE
23 47 (13.86%) CCNA
24 44 (12.98%) Network Security
25 42 (12.39%) Windows
26 40 (11.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
27 37 (10.91%) ITIL

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 21 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.01%) Lync
3 4 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (1.18%) IIS
3 4 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.72%) MS Visio
3 15 (4.42%) MS Office
4 5 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.47%) IaaS
2 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.18%) Office 365
3 3 (0.88%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 319 (94.10%) MPLS
2 232 (68.44%) BGP
3 186 (54.87%) OSPF
4 154 (45.43%) Firewall
5 140 (41.30%) VPN
6 135 (39.82%) WAN
7 106 (31.27%) LAN
8 82 (24.19%) VoIP
9 74 (21.83%) EIGRP
10 62 (18.29%) Wireless
11 61 (17.99%) TCP/IP
12 60 (17.70%) Ethernet
13 59 (17.40%) Internet
13 59 (17.40%) VLAN
13 59 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (16.22%) HSRP
15 51 (15.04%) DNS
16 44 (12.98%) Network Security
17 33 (9.73%) SSL
18 32 (9.44%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 172 (50.74%) Telecoms
2 29 (8.55%) Finance
3 16 (4.72%) Legal
4 14 (4.13%) Marketing
5 10 (2.95%) Retail
6 9 (2.65%) Law
7 3 (0.88%) Banking
7 3 (0.88%) Advertising
7 3 (0.88%) Publishing
8 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 185 (54.57%) Network Engineer
2 49 (14.45%) Senior Network Engineer
3 37 (10.91%) Architect
4 33 (9.73%) Consultant
5 31 (9.14%) Security Engineer
6 28 (8.26%) Network Architect
7 25 (7.37%) Network Security Engineer
7 25 (7.37%) IP Engineer
8 24 (7.08%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 20 (5.90%) Analyst
9 20 (5.90%) Network Support
10 18 (5.31%) Support Engineer
10 18 (5.31%) Senior Security Engineer
10 18 (5.31%) Network Analyst
10 18 (5.31%) IP Network Engineer
11 14 (4.13%) Senior Architect
11 14 (4.13%) Network Support Engineer
11 14 (4.13%) Senior Network Architect
12 13 (3.83%) NOC Engineer
13 12 (3.54%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.06%) XMPP
2 1 (0.29%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.72%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.13%) Performance Metrics
4 8 (2.36%) Clustering
5 7 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.47%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.18%) Replication
8 3 (0.88%) IVR
8 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.59%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.29%) Derivative
10 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.29%) Xbox
10 1 (0.29%) Open Source
10 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.39%) Windows
2 24 (7.08%) Linux
3 21 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (3.83%) UNIX
6 12 (3.54%) Solaris
7 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) OpenBSD
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.81%) Network Design
2 37 (10.91%) ITIL
3 35 (10.32%) Service Delivery
3 35 (10.32%) Network Management
4 34 (10.03%) Network Architecture
5 22 (6.49%) Load Balancing
6 19 (5.60%) CRM
7 16 (4.72%) PRINCE2
8 15 (4.42%) Low Latency
9 12 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (3.54%) Line Management
10 11 (3.24%) Project Management
11 10 (2.95%) Change Management
12 9 (2.65%) Migration
13 8 (2.36%) Change Control
13 8 (2.36%) Document Management
13 8 (2.36%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (2.06%) Capacity Management
15 6 (1.77%) WAN Optimisation
15 6 (1.77%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.65%) C
2 4 (1.18%) PowerHouse
3 2 (0.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 198 (58.41%) Cisco Certification
2 165 (48.67%) CCNP
3 50 (14.75%) CCIE
4 47 (13.86%) CCNA
5 33 (9.73%) Degree
6 32 (9.44%) CCDP
7 24 (7.08%) CCIP
8 22 (6.49%) CCDA
9 20 (5.90%) JNCIE
10 16 (4.72%) CCSA
11 12 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (3.54%) CCSE
12 9 (2.65%) MCP
13 8 (2.36%) VCP5
13 8 (2.36%) VCP4
13 8 (2.36%) MBCS
14 7 (2.06%) CCVP
14 7 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.88%) JNCIS
15 3 (0.88%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.60%) SLA
2 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.59%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (7.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.36%) vSphere
3 8 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.18%) Snort
5 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.59%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (2.36%) Nagios
3 7 (2.06%) WSUS
3 7 (2.06%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (1.47%) Cacti
5 2 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 259 (76.40%) Cisco
2 117 (34.51%) Juniper
3 51 (15.04%) CheckPoint
4 40 (11.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 36 (10.62%) VMware
6 34 (10.03%) Microsoft
7 33 (9.73%) SolarWinds
8 28 (8.26%) Fortinet
9 23 (6.78%) Aruba
10 20 (5.90%) HP
10 20 (5.90%) Brocade
10 20 (5.90%) Blue Coat
11 19 (5.60%) F5
12 11 (3.24%) Riverbed
13 9 (2.65%) Dell
13 9 (2.65%) Avaya
14 8 (2.36%) Redback
15 7 (2.06%) Red Hat
16 5 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
17 4 (1.18%) Nimsoft
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