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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 500 551 577
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +26
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 119 82 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 1.12% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 112 76 58
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £54,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -12.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,050 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
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
7564 7341 8995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 16.75% 16.15% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6287 6230 7523
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 October 2014.

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 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +44 48 £46,000 +8.23% 2
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 202 (92.24%) MPLS
2 167 (76.26%) Cisco
3 150 (68.49%) BGP
4 129 (58.90%) Telecoms
5 123 (56.16%) Cisco Certification
6 102 (46.58%) OSPF
7 100 (45.66%) CCNP
8 93 (42.47%) Firewall
9 91 (41.55%) VPN
10 85 (38.81%) WAN
11 79 (36.07%) Juniper
12 58 (26.48%) LAN
13 56 (25.57%) VoIP
13 56 (25.57%) EIGRP
14 44 (20.09%) Wireless
15 41 (18.72%) DNS
15 41 (18.72%) Network Design
16 38 (17.35%) CCIE
16 38 (17.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 35 (15.98%) HSRP
18 30 (13.70%) VLAN
18 30 (13.70%) CheckPoint
19 26 (11.87%) CCNA
19 26 (11.87%) Finance
20 25 (11.42%) Service Delivery
20 25 (11.42%) SSL
20 25 (11.42%) Cisco IOS
21 23 (10.50%) Network Security
21 23 (10.50%) Ethernet
21 23 (10.50%) Windows

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 17 (7.76%) Lync
2 8 (3.65%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.83%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (1.83%) IIS
3 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.39%) MS Visio
3 13 (5.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.83%) Office 365
2 2 (0.91%) IaaS
2 2 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 202 (92.24%) MPLS
2 150 (68.49%) BGP
3 102 (46.58%) OSPF
4 93 (42.47%) Firewall
5 91 (41.55%) VPN
6 85 (38.81%) WAN
7 58 (26.48%) LAN
8 56 (25.57%) VoIP
8 56 (25.57%) EIGRP
9 44 (20.09%) Wireless
10 41 (18.72%) DNS
11 35 (15.98%) HSRP
12 30 (13.70%) VLAN
13 25 (11.42%) Cisco IOS
13 25 (11.42%) SSL
14 23 (10.50%) Internet
14 23 (10.50%) Ethernet
14 23 (10.50%) Network Security
15 22 (10.05%) GLBP
15 22 (10.05%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.74%) SQL Server
General
1 129 (58.90%) Telecoms
2 26 (11.87%) Finance
3 10 (4.57%) Marketing
4 4 (1.83%) Legal
4 4 (1.83%) Advertising
5 3 (1.37%) Publishing
5 3 (1.37%) Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.91%) French Language
Job Titles
1 131 (59.82%) Network Engineer
2 45 (20.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 22 (10.05%) Architect
4 20 (9.13%) Consultant
5 19 (8.68%) IP Engineer
6 18 (8.22%) Security Engineer
6 18 (8.22%) IP Network Engineer
7 16 (7.31%) Network Architect
7 16 (7.31%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 15 (6.85%) Network Support
8 15 (6.85%) Senior Security Engineer
9 14 (6.39%) Senior Network Architect
9 14 (6.39%) Senior Architect
9 14 (6.39%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (5.94%) Support Engineer
10 13 (5.94%) NOC Engineer
11 11 (5.02%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 11 (5.02%) Lead Network Engineer
12 10 (4.57%) Network Support Engineer
12 10 (4.57%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.20%) XMPP
2 1 (0.46%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.31%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.85%) Performance Metrics
4 7 (3.20%) Clustering
5 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.28%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.83%) Replication
7 3 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.91%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.46%) IVR
9 1 (0.46%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.50%) Windows
2 17 (7.76%) Linux
3 12 (5.48%) Solaris
4 6 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.72%) Network Design
2 25 (11.42%) Service Delivery
3 21 (9.59%) ITIL
4 18 (8.22%) Network Management
5 17 (7.76%) Network Architecture
6 16 (7.31%) CRM
7 11 (5.02%) Low Latency
8 10 (4.57%) Project Management
9 8 (3.65%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (3.65%) Capacity Management
10 6 (2.74%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.74%) Performance Testing
10 6 (2.74%) Change Management
10 6 (2.74%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (2.74%) Information Security
11 4 (1.83%) PRINCE2
11 4 (1.83%) Line Management
12 3 (1.37%) Mentoring
12 3 (1.37%) Service Management
12 3 (1.37%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.83%) C
2 2 (0.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (56.16%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (45.66%) CCNP
3 38 (17.35%) CCIE
4 26 (11.87%) CCNA
5 21 (9.59%) Degree
6 17 (7.76%) CCDP
7 13 (5.94%) CCDA
8 12 (5.48%) CCIP
8 12 (5.48%) JNCIE
9 7 (3.20%) CCVP
10 6 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.83%) CCSA
12 3 (1.37%) MBA
12 3 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.91%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.91%) MCITP
13 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.46%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.85%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.74%) vSphere
5 3 (1.37%) Snort
6 2 (0.91%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.20%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (2.28%) WSUS
4 2 (0.91%) Nagios
4 2 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 167 (76.26%) Cisco
2 79 (36.07%) Juniper
3 38 (17.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 30 (13.70%) CheckPoint
5 22 (10.05%) Microsoft
5 22 (10.05%) Aruba
6 20 (9.13%) Brocade
7 19 (8.68%) VMware
8 18 (8.22%) Fortinet
8 18 (8.22%) SolarWinds
9 15 (6.85%) HP
10 14 (6.39%) F5
11 11 (5.02%) Riverbed
12 10 (4.57%) Blue Coat
13 8 (3.65%) Avaya
14 7 (3.20%) Red Hat
15 6 (2.74%) Dell
16 5 (2.28%) Citrix
17 4 (1.83%) EMC
17 4 (1.83%) Nimsoft
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