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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 705 728 740
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 161 136 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.76% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 138 129 114
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
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
18922 17838 21728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.02% 17.45% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15367 14093 18212
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +52 106 £50,000 +5.26% 14
South East +17 26 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East of England - 11 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -34 10 £50,000 +11.11%
West Midlands - 4 £25,225 -
North West -10 3 £32,500 -7.80% 2
VPLS
UK

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 342 (92.68%) MPLS
2 283 (76.69%) Cisco
3 246 (66.67%) BGP
4 225 (60.98%) Cisco Certification
5 193 (52.30%) CCNP
6 191 (51.76%) Firewall
7 190 (51.49%) OSPF
8 181 (49.05%) Telecoms
9 171 (46.34%) VPN
10 167 (45.26%) WAN
11 125 (33.88%) LAN
12 120 (32.52%) Juniper
13 99 (26.83%) EIGRP
14 91 (24.66%) Wireless
15 84 (22.76%) Cisco ASA
16 83 (22.49%) TCP/IP
17 80 (21.68%) HSRP
17 80 (21.68%) VoIP
18 70 (18.97%) Network Design
19 69 (18.70%) CheckPoint
20 68 (18.43%) VLAN
20 68 (18.43%) CCNA
21 65 (17.62%) CCIE
21 65 (17.62%) DNS
22 63 (17.07%) Ethernet
23 62 (16.80%) Network Security
24 61 (16.53%) Windows
24 61 (16.53%) ITIL
25 56 (15.18%) HP
26 55 (14.91%) VMware

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (7.05%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.69%) Lync
3 4 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (1.08%) IIS
3 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.42%) MS Visio
3 18 (4.88%) MS Office
4 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.07%) IaaS
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.08%) Office 365
3 3 (0.81%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 342 (92.68%) MPLS
2 246 (66.67%) BGP
3 191 (51.76%) Firewall
4 190 (51.49%) OSPF
5 171 (46.34%) VPN
6 167 (45.26%) WAN
7 125 (33.88%) LAN
8 99 (26.83%) EIGRP
9 91 (24.66%) Wireless
10 84 (22.76%) Cisco ASA
11 83 (22.49%) TCP/IP
12 80 (21.68%) VoIP
12 80 (21.68%) HSRP
13 68 (18.43%) VLAN
14 65 (17.62%) DNS
15 63 (17.07%) Ethernet
16 62 (16.80%) Network Security
17 52 (14.09%) Internet
18 44 (11.92%) SSL
19 40 (10.84%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 181 (49.05%) Telecoms
2 40 (10.84%) Finance
3 17 (4.61%) Advertising
4 15 (4.07%) Marketing
5 13 (3.52%) Retail
5 13 (3.52%) Law
5 13 (3.52%) Legal
6 5 (1.36%) French Language
7 4 (1.08%) Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Billing
8 3 (0.81%) Publishing
9 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 196 (53.12%) Network Engineer
2 61 (16.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 45 (12.20%) Consultant
4 36 (9.76%) Architect
4 36 (9.76%) IP Engineer
5 29 (7.86%) IP Network Engineer
6 28 (7.59%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 22 (5.96%) Network Support
7 22 (5.96%) Security Engineer
8 21 (5.69%) Network Architect
9 20 (5.42%) Analyst
9 20 (5.42%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.88%) Network Analyst
11 16 (4.34%) Network Security Engineer
12 15 (4.07%) Network Support Engineer
13 12 (3.25%) Sales Consultant
14 11 (2.98%) Network Consultant
14 11 (2.98%) NOC Engineer
14 11 (2.98%) Senior Security Engineer
14 11 (2.98%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.90%) XMPP
2 2 (0.54%) XML
3 1 (0.27%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.61%) Performance Metrics
4 9 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.17%) Clustering
6 5 (1.36%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.08%) Replication
8 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.54%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.27%) Social Media
10 1 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.27%) Open Source
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.27%) Xbox
10 1 (0.27%) NHS
10 1 (0.27%) BBC
10 1 (0.27%) PKI
10 1 (0.27%) Derivative
10 1 (0.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.53%) Windows
2 36 (9.76%) Linux
3 20 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (4.07%) Solaris
5 14 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (3.79%) UNIX
6 5 (1.36%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.97%) Network Design
2 61 (16.53%) ITIL
3 42 (11.38%) Load Balancing
3 42 (11.38%) Network Architecture
4 33 (8.94%) Service Delivery
5 28 (7.59%) Network Management
6 22 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (5.69%) CRM
7 21 (5.69%) Project Management
7 21 (5.69%) Penetration Testing
8 20 (5.42%) PRINCE2
9 19 (5.15%) Migration
10 16 (4.34%) WAN Optimisation
11 15 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (4.07%) Security Architecture
11 15 (4.07%) Low Latency
12 13 (3.52%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (3.52%) Line Management
12 13 (3.52%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (3.25%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.90%) C
2 5 (1.36%) SQL
3 2 (0.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 225 (60.98%) Cisco Certification
2 193 (52.30%) CCNP
3 68 (18.43%) CCNA
4 65 (17.62%) CCIE
5 49 (13.28%) Degree
6 38 (10.30%) CCDP
7 32 (8.67%) CCDA
8 30 (8.13%) JNCIE
9 20 (5.42%) CCSA
10 18 (4.88%) CCIP
11 15 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (3.79%) CCSE
13 13 (3.52%) VCP5
14 9 (2.44%) VCP4
14 9 (2.44%) MCP
15 8 (2.17%) MBCS
16 7 (1.90%) JNCIP
16 7 (1.90%) CCVP
17 6 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (1.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.76%) SLA
2 15 (4.07%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 35 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (8.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.71%) vSphere
4 9 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.36%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.08%) Snort
7 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (5.69%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (1.90%) Nagios
3 7 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.63%) Cacti
4 6 (1.63%) WSUS
5 4 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.81%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.54%) OpenView
7 2 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 283 (76.69%) Cisco
2 120 (32.52%) Juniper
3 69 (18.70%) CheckPoint
4 56 (15.18%) HP
5 55 (14.91%) VMware
6 46 (12.47%) SolarWinds
7 39 (10.57%) Microsoft
8 36 (9.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 36 (9.76%) F5
9 28 (7.59%) Fortinet
10 22 (5.96%) Blue Coat
11 20 (5.42%) Citrix
12 16 (4.34%) Aruba
13 15 (4.07%) Brocade
14 13 (3.52%) Dell
15 12 (3.25%) Riverbed
16 8 (2.17%) Red Hat
16 8 (2.17%) Redback
17 7 (1.90%) Nortel
18 6 (1.63%) EMC
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East London
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