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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 786 704 752
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +48
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 98 185 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.95% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 84 172 97
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
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
17213 19493 17790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.84% 18.19% 17.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14343 15539 14459
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +37 48 £53,750 +19.44% 2
London -69 36 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire +7 6 £50,000 -2.43%
West Midlands -14 5 £48,750 +2.63% 1
South West -22 2 £47,500 +14.45% 1
North West -7 1 - -
VPLS
UK

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 174 (85.29%) MPLS
2 164 (80.39%) Cisco
3 140 (68.63%) Firewall
4 139 (68.14%) Cisco Certification
5 131 (64.22%) BGP
6 116 (56.86%) CCNP
7 107 (52.45%) LAN
8 103 (50.49%) VPN
9 100 (49.02%) OSPF
10 84 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
11 81 (39.71%) WAN
12 79 (38.73%) DNS
13 78 (38.24%) Telecoms
14 71 (34.80%) Juniper
15 70 (34.31%) CheckPoint
16 67 (32.84%) TCP/IP
17 59 (28.92%) Data Centre
18 56 (27.45%) F5
19 53 (25.98%) CCIE
20 51 (25.00%) VLAN
20 51 (25.00%) Degree
21 49 (24.02%) ITIL
22 46 (22.55%) Load Balancing
23 45 (22.06%) Network Design
23 45 (22.06%) Windows
24 44 (21.57%) VMware
25 42 (20.59%) Cisco Nexus
26 39 (19.12%) CCNA
26 39 (19.12%) EIGRP
27 38 (18.63%) Network Security

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (4.90%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.43%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.98%) CloudStack
3 2 (0.98%) Lync
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.31%) MS Visio
3 18 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.88%) Office 365
2 9 (4.41%) IaaS
3 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.94%) SoftLayer
4 6 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.98%) SaaS
6 1 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 174 (85.29%) MPLS
2 140 (68.63%) Firewall
3 131 (64.22%) BGP
4 107 (52.45%) LAN
5 103 (50.49%) VPN
6 100 (49.02%) OSPF
7 84 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
8 81 (39.71%) WAN
9 79 (38.73%) DNS
10 67 (32.84%) TCP/IP
11 51 (25.00%) VLAN
12 42 (20.59%) Cisco Nexus
13 39 (19.12%) EIGRP
14 38 (18.63%) Network Security
15 36 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
16 35 (17.16%) SSL
17 34 (16.67%) IPsec
17 34 (16.67%) HSRP
17 34 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 33 (16.18%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.49%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) Big Data
General
1 78 (38.24%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.86%) Finance
3 11 (5.39%) Marketing
4 7 (3.43%) Legal
5 6 (2.94%) Back Office
6 4 (1.96%) Billing
7 3 (1.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 109 (53.43%) Network Engineer
2 54 (26.47%) Senior Network Engineer
3 26 (12.75%) Consultant
4 19 (9.31%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 12 (5.88%) Sales Consultant
6 10 (4.90%) Architect
6 10 (4.90%) Implementation Engineer
6 10 (4.90%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 9 (4.41%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Senior Implementation Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Security Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
9 7 (3.43%) Network Consultant
10 6 (2.94%) Design Engineer
10 6 (2.94%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (2.94%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (2.94%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.33%) CSS
2 3 (1.47%) OLE
2 3 (1.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 59 (28.92%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.78%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.96%) Clustering
5 4 (1.96%) Statistics
5 4 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.96%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.96%) EqualLogic
5 4 (1.96%) User Experience
6 3 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.49%) Eurex
8 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.49%) DTV
8 1 (0.49%) GIS
8 1 (0.49%) Equities
8 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.06%) Windows
2 31 (15.20%) Linux
3 18 (8.82%) Solaris
4 7 (3.43%) UNIX
5 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.47%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.02%) ITIL
2 46 (22.55%) Load Balancing
3 45 (22.06%) Network Design
4 23 (11.27%) Network Monitoring
4 23 (11.27%) Mentoring
5 22 (10.78%) Network Management
6 19 (9.31%) Network Architecture
7 17 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 13 (6.37%) Project Management
9 12 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
10 11 (5.39%) Migration
11 10 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.90%) BCP
11 10 (4.90%) Business Continuity
11 10 (4.90%) Business Continuity Planning
12 9 (4.41%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (4.41%) Security Architecture
12 9 (4.41%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (3.92%) CRM
13 8 (3.92%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.78%) Perl
2 3 (1.47%) Python
2 3 (1.47%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.98%) C
4 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 139 (68.14%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (56.86%) CCNP
3 53 (25.98%) CCIE
4 51 (25.00%) Degree
5 39 (19.12%) CCNA
6 27 (13.24%) CCSA
7 23 (11.27%) CCIP
8 20 (9.80%) CCSE
9 19 (9.31%) Check Point Certification
10 11 (5.39%) CCDA
10 11 (5.39%) CCDP
11 7 (3.43%) JNCIP
11 7 (3.43%) JNCIE
12 6 (2.94%) SC Cleared
12 6 (2.94%) Security Cleared
13 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.96%) MCITP
14 4 (1.96%) JNCIS
15 3 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.49%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.84%) SLA
2 12 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.94%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (9.31%) Hyper-V
3 14 (6.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.94%) Docker
4 6 (2.94%) XenServer
5 5 (2.45%) vSphere
6 4 (1.96%) RHEV
6 4 (1.96%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (8.33%) Cacti
2 15 (7.35%) SolarWinds Orion
3 14 (6.86%) OpenView
4 5 (2.45%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.96%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.96%) WSUS
5 4 (1.96%) SCCM
6 3 (1.47%) Nagios
6 3 (1.47%) Iperf
7 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 164 (80.39%) Cisco
2 71 (34.80%) Juniper
3 70 (34.31%) CheckPoint
4 56 (27.45%) F5
5 44 (21.57%) VMware
6 37 (18.14%) Microsoft
7 35 (17.16%) HP
8 13 (6.37%) BT
9 12 (5.88%) Nokia
10 9 (4.41%) Riverbed
11 8 (3.92%) Fortinet
12 7 (3.43%) ProCurve
12 7 (3.43%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.94%) Citrix
13 6 (2.94%) Google
14 5 (2.45%) Aruba
14 5 (2.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 5 (2.45%) Dell
15 4 (1.96%) NetApp
15 4 (1.96%) Synology
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