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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 709 783 691
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -92
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 155 124 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.64% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 116 108 146
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +16.42%
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
18638 19375 20470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.08% 17.32% 19.81%
Number of salaries quoted 14869 15462 16695
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 5 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 5 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
London +13 69 £47,500 +2.70% 10
South East +47 54 £55,000 +39.24% 10
West Midlands - 14 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands - 8 - -
Yorkshire +2 5 £52,500 +47.88%
North West -11 5 £32,500 -23.52% 2
VPLS
UK

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 258 (83.50%) MPLS
2 225 (72.82%) Cisco
3 203 (65.70%) BGP
4 184 (59.55%) Cisco Certification
5 176 (56.96%) VPN
6 170 (55.02%) WAN
7 163 (52.75%) CCNP
8 153 (49.51%) Firewall
9 123 (39.81%) Telecoms
10 119 (38.51%) LAN
11 111 (35.92%) OSPF
12 100 (32.36%) Cisco ASA
13 91 (29.45%) Wireless
14 89 (28.80%) EIGRP
15 88 (28.48%) HSRP
16 85 (27.51%) HP
17 80 (25.89%) DNS
18 78 (25.24%) CheckPoint
19 76 (24.60%) CCNA
20 74 (23.95%) CCIE
20 74 (23.95%) TCP/IP
21 71 (22.98%) Network Security
22 66 (21.36%) F5
23 64 (20.71%) Windows
23 64 (20.71%) Juniper
24 63 (20.39%) Network Design
24 63 (20.39%) Ethernet
25 61 (19.74%) Unified Communications
26 57 (18.45%) ITIL
27 56 (18.12%) Cisco Nexus

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 19 (6.15%) Lync
2 15 (4.85%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.32%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (9.06%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.77%) MS Visio
3 16 (5.18%) MS Office
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.44%) IaaS
2 12 (3.88%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 258 (83.50%) MPLS
2 203 (65.70%) BGP
3 176 (56.96%) VPN
4 170 (55.02%) WAN
5 153 (49.51%) Firewall
6 119 (38.51%) LAN
7 111 (35.92%) OSPF
8 100 (32.36%) Cisco ASA
9 91 (29.45%) Wireless
10 89 (28.80%) EIGRP
11 88 (28.48%) HSRP
12 80 (25.89%) DNS
13 74 (23.95%) TCP/IP
14 71 (22.98%) Network Security
15 63 (20.39%) Ethernet
16 61 (19.74%) Unified Communications
17 56 (18.12%) Cisco Nexus
18 54 (17.48%) VLAN
19 43 (13.92%) VoIP
20 42 (13.59%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
General
1 123 (39.81%) Telecoms
2 30 (9.71%) Finance
3 22 (7.12%) Advertising
4 12 (3.88%) Marketing
5 9 (2.91%) Retail
6 6 (1.94%) Legal
7 4 (1.29%) Law
8 3 (0.97%) Billing
8 3 (0.97%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (49.19%) Network Engineer
2 64 (20.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 40 (12.94%) Consultant
4 27 (8.74%) IP Network Engineer
4 27 (8.74%) IP Engineer
5 25 (8.09%) Support Engineer
6 21 (6.80%) Network Support
7 19 (6.15%) Network Consultant
8 18 (5.83%) Network Support Engineer
8 18 (5.83%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 12 (3.88%) Network Design Engineer
9 12 (3.88%) Design Engineer
10 11 (3.56%) Implementation Engineer
11 10 (3.24%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 10 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.91%) Architect
12 9 (2.91%) Network Manager
12 9 (2.91%) IT Support
13 8 (2.59%) Security Engineer
13 8 (2.59%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.65%) CSS
1 2 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.50%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (1.29%) User Experience
5 3 (0.97%) EqualLogic
5 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.97%) Clustering
6 2 (0.65%) Statistics
7 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.32%) PKI
7 1 (0.32%) Derivative
7 1 (0.32%) BBC
7 1 (0.32%) NHS
7 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.32%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 64 (20.71%) Windows
2 45 (14.56%) Linux
3 17 (5.50%) Solaris
4 8 (2.59%) Mac OS
5 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.39%) Network Design
2 57 (18.45%) ITIL
3 45 (14.56%) Network Monitoring
4 44 (14.24%) Load Balancing
5 37 (11.97%) Network Architecture
6 36 (11.65%) Business Development
7 33 (10.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (9.71%) Penetration Testing
9 25 (8.09%) Security Architecture
9 25 (8.09%) WAN Optimisation
10 24 (7.77%) Migration
11 23 (7.44%) Vulnerability Management
12 18 (5.83%) Project Management
13 15 (4.85%) Mentoring
14 12 (3.88%) Service Delivery
14 12 (3.88%) Network Load Balancing
15 10 (3.24%) Business Continuity
15 10 (3.24%) BCP
15 10 (3.24%) Business Continuity Planning
16 9 (2.91%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.94%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.62%) VB
3 3 (0.97%) C
3 3 (0.97%) SQL
4 2 (0.65%) Java
4 2 (0.65%) Perl
5 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 184 (59.55%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (52.75%) CCNP
3 76 (24.60%) CCNA
4 74 (23.95%) CCIE
5 55 (17.80%) Degree
6 29 (9.39%) CCSA
7 25 (8.09%) CCDA
8 23 (7.44%) CCSE
9 20 (6.47%) CCIP
10 19 (6.15%) CCDP
11 9 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.91%) JNCIE
12 7 (2.27%) CISSP
12 7 (2.27%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.94%) MCSA
13 6 (1.94%) VCP5
14 5 (1.62%) MCSE
14 5 (1.62%) CCSP
14 5 (1.62%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (16.18%) SLA
2 23 (7.44%) PCI DSS
3 19 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 25 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.56%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.59%) Terminal Services
5 7 (2.27%) vSphere
6 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (9.71%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (5.18%) SolarWinds Orion
3 14 (4.53%) OpenView
3 14 (4.53%) Cacti
4 10 (3.24%) FortiGate
5 5 (1.62%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.97%) WSUS
6 3 (0.97%) SCCM
7 2 (0.65%) SCOM
8 1 (0.32%) Iperf
Vendors
1 225 (72.82%) Cisco
2 85 (27.51%) HP
3 78 (25.24%) CheckPoint
4 66 (21.36%) F5
5 64 (20.71%) Juniper
6 50 (16.18%) VMware
7 37 (11.97%) SolarWinds
8 36 (11.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 30 (9.71%) Microsoft
10 27 (8.74%) Citrix
11 14 (4.53%) Nokia
12 12 (3.88%) Dell
13 8 (2.59%) Nortel
13 8 (2.59%) Avaya
13 8 (2.59%) Aruba
14 6 (1.94%) Blue Coat
14 6 (1.94%) Huawei
14 6 (1.94%) Fortinet
15 5 (1.62%) NetApp
16 4 (1.29%) ProCurve
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
networx
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package - Please apply for full details
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
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London
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