The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 589 514 580
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +66
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 37 117 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.083% 0.25% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 1.51% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 31 111 34
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
VPLS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7083 7737 7187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.87% 16.65% 16.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6063 6385 6012
Average salary £51,400 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in London

VPLS
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the London region.

VPLS Salary Trend in London

VPLS
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

VPLS Salary Histogram in London

VPLS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the London region over the 3 months to 31 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
City of London -29 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Docklands, London - 1 £67,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 72 (93.51%) MPLS
2 57 (74.03%) Cisco
3 50 (64.94%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (61.04%) Firewall
5 41 (53.25%) BGP
6 39 (50.65%) VPN
7 38 (49.35%) OSPF
8 34 (44.16%) LAN
9 33 (42.86%) CCNP
9 33 (42.86%) Telecoms
10 32 (41.56%) Windows
11 31 (40.26%) Microsoft
11 31 (40.26%) DNS
12 29 (37.66%) CCIE
13 27 (35.06%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (33.77%) Juniper
15 25 (32.47%) Network Design
16 23 (29.87%) Degree
17 22 (28.57%) Computer Science
18 21 (27.27%) Linux
18 21 (27.27%) MS Excel
19 20 (25.97%) WAN
20 19 (24.68%) VLAN
20 19 (24.68%) Cisco Nexus
21 18 (23.38%) VMware
21 18 (23.38%) MS Visio
21 18 (23.38%) Solaris
21 18 (23.38%) MS Office
22 17 (22.08%) Wireshark
23 16 (20.78%) CCIP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.60%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 18 (23.38%) MS Visio
2 18 (23.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.79%) SoftLayer
2 6 (7.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (5.19%) Office 365
4 1 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 72 (93.51%) MPLS
2 47 (61.04%) Firewall
3 41 (53.25%) BGP
4 39 (50.65%) VPN
5 38 (49.35%) OSPF
6 34 (44.16%) LAN
7 31 (40.26%) DNS
8 27 (35.06%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (25.97%) WAN
10 19 (24.68%) VLAN
10 19 (24.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (22.08%) Wireshark
12 15 (19.48%) TCP/IP
13 14 (18.18%) VoIP
14 12 (15.58%) Ethernet
15 11 (14.29%) IPsec
15 11 (14.29%) Network Security
16 10 (12.99%) HSRP
17 9 (11.69%) HTTP
17 9 (11.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Big Data
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
General
1 33 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 11 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (6.49%) Legal
3 5 (6.49%) Marketing
4 4 (5.19%) Billing
5 3 (3.90%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Network Engineer
2 18 (23.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Consultant
4 8 (10.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Security Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Sales Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) IP Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Unified Communications Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Network Team Leader
9 3 (3.90%) Solutions Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Junior Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.19%) User Experience
4 4 (5.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.19%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.19%) EqualLogic
4 4 (5.19%) Statistics
4 4 (5.19%) Clustering
5 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) Equities
7 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.30%) Derivative
7 1 (1.30%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.56%) Windows
2 21 (27.27%) Linux
3 18 (23.38%) Solaris
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.19%) UNIX
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) Network Design
2 14 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
4 8 (10.39%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.49%) Network Architecture
5 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.49%) Information Security
6 4 (5.19%) Multithreading
6 4 (5.19%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (3.90%) Change Control
7 3 (3.90%) Release Management
7 3 (3.90%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.60%) Migration
9 1 (1.30%) WAN Optimisation
9 1 (1.30%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.30%) ITIL
9 1 (1.30%) CRM
9 1 (1.30%) Project Management
9 1 (1.30%) Network Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (64.94%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (42.86%) CCNP
3 29 (37.66%) CCIE
4 23 (29.87%) Degree
5 16 (20.78%) CCIP
6 15 (19.48%) CCNA
7 8 (10.39%) CCSA
8 7 (9.09%) JNCIE
9 4 (5.19%) MCITP
9 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.60%) CCDA
10 2 (2.60%) CCDP
10 2 (2.60%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.60%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.30%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (9.09%) COBIT
1 7 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
2 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.99%) Active Directory
4 6 (7.79%) Docker
4 6 (7.79%) XenServer
5 4 (5.19%) vSphere
5 4 (5.19%) RHEV
6 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) OpenView
1 14 (18.18%) Cacti
1 14 (18.18%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.19%) WSUS
2 4 (5.19%) SCCM
3 3 (3.90%) Iperf
4 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 57 (74.03%) Cisco
2 31 (40.26%) Microsoft
3 26 (33.77%) Juniper
4 18 (23.38%) VMware
5 16 (20.78%) HP
6 12 (15.58%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.39%) Fortinet
8 7 (9.09%) Red Hat
9 6 (7.79%) Citrix
9 6 (7.79%) F5
9 6 (7.79%) Google
10 5 (6.49%) Aruba
11 4 (5.19%) Brocade
11 4 (5.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (5.19%) NetApp
11 4 (5.19%) Dell
11 4 (5.19%) Synology
12 2 (2.60%) Huawei
13 1 (1.30%) Meru Networks
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