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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 745 781 685
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -96
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 109 108 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.098% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.57% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 86 94 146
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,150 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+39.24% +12.85%
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
17713 19069 19894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.77% 17.39% 19.53%
Number of salaries quoted 14262 15325 16193
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,127
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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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
South East +39 54 £55,000 +39.24% 11
London +13 42 £50,000 +5.26% 10
West Midlands -3 6 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Yorkshire +6 5 £52,500 +50.00%
North West -3 2 £32,500 +18.18% 2
VPLS
UK

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 246 (83.39%) MPLS
2 219 (74.24%) Cisco
3 193 (65.42%) BGP
4 171 (57.97%) Cisco Certification
5 164 (55.59%) VPN
6 158 (53.56%) WAN
7 152 (51.53%) Firewall
8 149 (50.51%) CCNP
9 119 (40.34%) LAN
10 115 (38.98%) Telecoms
11 107 (36.27%) OSPF
12 93 (31.53%) Cisco ASA
13 83 (28.14%) HSRP
13 83 (28.14%) DNS
14 82 (27.80%) CheckPoint
15 80 (27.12%) Wireless
16 77 (26.10%) EIGRP
17 72 (24.41%) CCNA
18 71 (24.07%) HP
19 68 (23.05%) CCIE
20 66 (22.37%) TCP/IP
21 65 (22.03%) F5
21 65 (22.03%) Network Security
22 63 (21.36%) Juniper
23 62 (21.02%) Unified Communications
24 61 (20.68%) Ethernet
24 61 (20.68%) Windows
25 57 (19.32%) Network Design
26 56 (18.98%) Cisco Nexus
27 54 (18.31%) ITIL

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (6.10%) Lync
2 14 (4.75%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.34%) CloudStack
Applications
1 28 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.80%) MS Visio
3 16 (5.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.12%) IaaS
2 13 (4.41%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 246 (83.39%) MPLS
2 193 (65.42%) BGP
3 164 (55.59%) VPN
4 158 (53.56%) WAN
5 152 (51.53%) Firewall
6 119 (40.34%) LAN
7 107 (36.27%) OSPF
8 93 (31.53%) Cisco ASA
9 83 (28.14%) HSRP
9 83 (28.14%) DNS
10 80 (27.12%) Wireless
11 77 (26.10%) EIGRP
12 66 (22.37%) TCP/IP
13 65 (22.03%) Network Security
14 62 (21.02%) Unified Communications
15 61 (20.68%) Ethernet
16 56 (18.98%) Cisco Nexus
17 52 (17.63%) VLAN
18 42 (14.24%) VoIP
19 39 (13.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.34%) MySQL
General
1 115 (38.98%) Telecoms
2 26 (8.81%) Finance
3 18 (6.10%) Advertising
4 11 (3.73%) Marketing
5 7 (2.37%) Retail
6 6 (2.03%) Legal
7 3 (1.02%) Billing
8 2 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (47.80%) Network Engineer
2 60 (20.34%) Senior Network Engineer
3 36 (12.20%) Consultant
4 22 (7.46%) Support Engineer
5 20 (6.78%) IP Engineer
5 20 (6.78%) IP Network Engineer
6 18 (6.10%) Network Support
7 17 (5.76%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 16 (5.42%) Network Support Engineer
8 16 (5.42%) Network Consultant
9 12 (4.07%) Implementation Engineer
9 12 (4.07%) Design Engineer
9 12 (4.07%) Network Design Engineer
10 11 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.73%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 9 (3.05%) Sales Consultant
11 9 (3.05%) IT Support
12 8 (2.71%) Architect
12 8 (2.71%) Security Engineer
12 8 (2.71%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.69%) CSS
2 1 (0.34%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (5.42%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.03%) User Experience
5 5 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
5 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.36%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.36%) Clustering
6 4 (1.36%) Statistics
7 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.34%) Derivative
8 1 (0.34%) BBC
8 1 (0.34%) DTV
8 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.34%) NHS
8 1 (0.34%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.34%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (20.68%) Windows
2 42 (14.24%) Linux
3 17 (5.76%) Solaris
4 7 (2.37%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (19.32%) Network Design
2 54 (18.31%) ITIL
3 42 (14.24%) Network Monitoring
4 40 (13.56%) Load Balancing
5 37 (12.54%) Network Architecture
6 36 (12.20%) Business Development
7 29 (9.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (9.49%) Penetration Testing
9 23 (7.80%) Migration
9 23 (7.80%) WAN Optimisation
10 21 (7.12%) Security Architecture
10 21 (7.12%) Vulnerability Management
11 19 (6.44%) Mentoring
12 18 (6.10%) DDoS Mitigation
13 15 (5.08%) Project Management
14 11 (3.73%) Service Delivery
15 10 (3.39%) Business Continuity Planning
15 10 (3.39%) BCP
15 10 (3.39%) Business Continuity
15 10 (3.39%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.03%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.69%) Perl
2 5 (1.69%) VB
3 2 (0.68%) SQL
3 2 (0.68%) C
4 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 171 (57.97%) Cisco Certification
2 149 (50.51%) CCNP
3 72 (24.41%) CCNA
4 68 (23.05%) CCIE
5 52 (17.63%) Degree
6 27 (9.15%) CCSA
7 23 (7.80%) CCSE
8 22 (7.46%) CCDA
9 21 (7.12%) CCIP
10 16 (5.42%) CCDP
11 9 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.03%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (1.69%) MCSA
13 5 (1.69%) MCITP
14 4 (1.36%) VCP5
14 4 (1.36%) MCSE
14 4 (1.36%) CISSP
14 4 (1.36%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (14.92%) SLA
2 19 (6.44%) PCI DSS
3 17 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) COBIT
5 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 24 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.73%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.37%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.03%) vSphere
6 3 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (8.14%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (5.42%) SolarWinds Orion
3 15 (5.08%) Cacti
4 14 (4.75%) OpenView
5 9 (3.05%) FortiGate
6 6 (2.03%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.36%) SCCM
7 4 (1.36%) WSUS
8 1 (0.34%) Nagios
8 1 (0.34%) Iperf
8 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 219 (74.24%) Cisco
2 82 (27.80%) CheckPoint
3 71 (24.07%) HP
4 65 (22.03%) F5
5 63 (21.36%) Juniper
6 48 (16.27%) VMware
7 36 (12.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 31 (10.51%) SolarWinds
8 31 (10.51%) Microsoft
9 21 (7.12%) Citrix
10 15 (5.08%) Nokia
11 10 (3.39%) Dell
12 8 (2.71%) Aruba
12 8 (2.71%) Avaya
13 7 (2.37%) Huawei
14 6 (2.03%) NetApp
14 6 (2.03%) Nortel
14 6 (2.03%) Fortinet
15 5 (1.69%) Blue Coat
16 4 (1.36%) ProCurve
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £375 - £400 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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