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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 666 745 770
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +25
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 208 108 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 0.62% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 191 101 95
Average salary £50,000 £43,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £59,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
19356 17531 20835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.10% 17.57% 19.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15419 14362 17241
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 September 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 September 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 +58 129 £53,500 +25.88% 11
South East -24 29 £46,000 +31.42% 1
East of England - 23 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands -4 13 £47,500 -42.42% 1
Yorkshire -33 12 £50,000 +11.11%
North West - 10 £39,000 - 3
South West -32 2 £41,500 +3.75%
VPLS
UK

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 290 (91.77%) MPLS
2 260 (82.28%) Cisco
3 227 (71.84%) BGP
4 190 (60.13%) Cisco Certification
5 175 (55.38%) OSPF
6 160 (50.63%) Telecoms
7 143 (45.25%) CCNP
8 128 (40.51%) Firewall
9 121 (38.29%) WAN
10 115 (36.39%) Juniper
11 112 (35.44%) VPN
12 94 (29.75%) LAN
13 66 (20.89%) VoIP
14 62 (19.62%) Ethernet
15 60 (18.99%) EIGRP
16 56 (17.72%) Cisco ASA
17 54 (17.09%) Wireless
18 51 (16.14%) Network Design
18 51 (16.14%) VLAN
18 51 (16.14%) TCP/IP
19 49 (15.51%) Internet
20 48 (15.19%) CCIE
21 46 (14.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
22 42 (13.29%) CCNA
23 41 (12.97%) Network Security
23 41 (12.97%) HSRP
24 39 (12.34%) SolarWinds
24 39 (12.34%) Windows
25 36 (11.39%) DNS
25 36 (11.39%) CheckPoint

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (5.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.48%) Lync
3 4 (1.27%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (1.27%) IIS
3 4 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (7.28%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 15 (4.75%) MS Office
4 5 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.27%) Office 365
2 3 (0.95%) PaaS
3 2 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 290 (91.77%) MPLS
2 227 (71.84%) BGP
3 175 (55.38%) OSPF
4 128 (40.51%) Firewall
5 121 (38.29%) WAN
6 112 (35.44%) VPN
7 94 (29.75%) LAN
8 66 (20.89%) VoIP
9 62 (19.62%) Ethernet
10 60 (18.99%) EIGRP
11 56 (17.72%) Cisco ASA
12 54 (17.09%) Wireless
13 51 (16.14%) VLAN
13 51 (16.14%) TCP/IP
14 49 (15.51%) Internet
15 41 (12.97%) Network Security
15 41 (12.97%) HSRP
16 36 (11.39%) DNS
17 35 (11.08%) IPv6
18 34 (10.76%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 160 (50.63%) Telecoms
2 23 (7.28%) Finance
3 14 (4.43%) Legal
4 11 (3.48%) Retail
5 10 (3.16%) Marketing
6 5 (1.58%) Law
7 3 (0.95%) Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Back Office
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.63%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 182 (57.59%) Network Engineer
2 39 (12.34%) Senior Network Engineer
3 34 (10.76%) Architect
4 31 (9.81%) Security Engineer
5 30 (9.49%) IP Engineer
6 29 (9.18%) Network Architect
7 28 (8.86%) Consultant
7 28 (8.86%) Network Security Engineer
8 23 (7.28%) Network Support
9 22 (6.96%) Support Engineer
10 21 (6.65%) Analyst
11 20 (6.33%) IP Network Engineer
12 18 (5.70%) Senior Security Engineer
12 18 (5.70%) Pre Sales Consultant
13 17 (5.38%) Network Support Engineer
13 17 (5.38%) Network Analyst
14 15 (4.75%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 15 (4.75%) Lead Network Engineer
15 12 (3.80%) Senior Architect
15 12 (3.80%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.22%) XMPP
2 1 (0.32%) CSS
2 1 (0.32%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.43%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.58%) Clustering
4 5 (1.58%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.27%) Replication
6 3 (0.95%) IVR
7 2 (0.63%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.32%) Social Media
8 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.32%) Xbox
8 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.32%) Physics
8 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.34%) Windows
2 25 (7.91%) Linux
3 18 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (3.80%) Solaris
4 12 (3.80%) UNIX
5 11 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) CentOS
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.32%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (16.14%) Network Design
2 34 (10.76%) Network Management
3 31 (9.81%) ITIL
4 28 (8.86%) Network Architecture
5 27 (8.54%) Service Delivery
6 25 (7.91%) Load Balancing
7 16 (5.06%) CRM
8 15 (4.75%) Low Latency
9 12 (3.80%) PRINCE2
10 9 (2.85%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (2.53%) Change Control
12 7 (2.22%) Line Management
12 7 (2.22%) BPR
12 7 (2.22%) Change Management
12 7 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
12 7 (2.22%) Document Management
13 6 (1.90%) Business Development
13 6 (1.90%) Project Management
13 6 (1.90%) Capacity Planning
14 5 (1.58%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.80%) C
2 4 (1.27%) PowerHouse
3 2 (0.63%) SQL
4 1 (0.32%) Python
4 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 190 (60.13%) Cisco Certification
2 143 (45.25%) CCNP
3 48 (15.19%) CCIE
4 42 (13.29%) CCNA
5 29 (9.18%) Degree
6 28 (8.86%) CCIP
7 24 (7.59%) CCDP
8 19 (6.01%) JNCIE
9 14 (4.43%) CCDA
10 12 (3.80%) CCSA
11 11 (3.48%) CCSE
11 11 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (2.85%) MCP
13 7 (2.22%) CCVP
13 7 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (2.22%) VCP4
13 7 (2.22%) MBCS
13 7 (2.22%) VCP5
14 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.16%) SLA
2 7 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 22 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.90%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.90%) vSphere
4 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.63%) XenServer
4 2 (0.63%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.32%) Snort
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (2.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (1.90%) Nagios
4 5 (1.58%) WSUS
4 5 (1.58%) Cacti
5 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 260 (82.28%) Cisco
2 115 (36.39%) Juniper
3 46 (14.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 39 (12.34%) SolarWinds
5 36 (11.39%) CheckPoint
6 30 (9.49%) Microsoft
7 26 (8.23%) Fortinet
8 25 (7.91%) VMware
9 22 (6.96%) HP
10 21 (6.65%) F5
11 20 (6.33%) Aruba
12 19 (6.01%) Blue Coat
12 19 (6.01%) Brocade
13 17 (5.38%) Dell
14 10 (3.16%) Riverbed
15 9 (2.85%) Nortel
16 8 (2.53%) Redback
17 5 (1.58%) Avaya
17 5 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
18 4 (1.27%) Red Hat
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + £2,400 out of hours + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum + 20% Shift Allow + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £53,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Stevenage
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + 2K On Call + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago