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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 535 567 562
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 89 48 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 0.70% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 80 48 46
Average salary £52,500 £48,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £42,500 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £73,250 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
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
7065 6831 8629
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 17.05% 15.98% 19.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5989 5537 7311
Average salary £49,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +16 36 £40,500 -14.73% 9
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 192 (87.27%) MPLS
2 167 (75.91%) Cisco
3 153 (69.55%) BGP
4 124 (56.36%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (53.64%) Telecoms
6 106 (48.18%) Firewall
7 105 (47.73%) CCNP
8 104 (47.27%) VPN
9 101 (45.91%) WAN
10 88 (40.00%) OSPF
11 75 (34.09%) LAN
12 72 (32.73%) Wireless
13 67 (30.45%) EIGRP
14 58 (26.36%) DNS
15 56 (25.45%) VoIP
16 51 (23.18%) Juniper
17 49 (22.27%) HSRP
18 48 (21.82%) HP
19 46 (20.91%) CCNA
20 45 (20.45%) CCIE
21 44 (20.00%) Network Design
22 38 (17.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
22 38 (17.27%) Windows
23 37 (16.82%) CheckPoint
23 37 (16.82%) VMware
24 35 (15.91%) Finance
24 35 (15.91%) SolarWinds
24 35 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
25 34 (15.45%) Network Security
26 31 (14.09%) Degree

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 25 (11.36%) Lync
2 7 (3.18%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.82%) IIS
3 4 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (14.09%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.64%) MS Visio
3 17 (7.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.82%) Office 365
1 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.91%) IaaS
2 2 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 192 (87.27%) MPLS
2 153 (69.55%) BGP
3 106 (48.18%) Firewall
4 104 (47.27%) VPN
5 101 (45.91%) WAN
6 88 (40.00%) OSPF
7 75 (34.09%) LAN
8 72 (32.73%) Wireless
9 67 (30.45%) EIGRP
10 58 (26.36%) DNS
11 56 (25.45%) VoIP
12 49 (22.27%) HSRP
13 34 (15.45%) Network Security
14 28 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (12.73%) SAN
14 28 (12.73%) Internet
15 27 (12.27%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (11.82%) DHCP
17 25 (11.36%) VLAN
18 24 (10.91%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.73%) SQL Server
General
1 118 (53.64%) Telecoms
2 35 (15.91%) Finance
3 22 (10.00%) Advertising
4 12 (5.45%) Marketing
5 6 (2.73%) Legal
6 5 (2.27%) French Language
7 3 (1.36%) Publishing
8 2 (0.91%) Law
8 2 (0.91%) Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (53.18%) Network Engineer
2 39 (17.73%) Consultant
3 38 (17.27%) Senior Network Engineer
4 28 (12.73%) IP Engineer
5 27 (12.27%) IP Network Engineer
6 22 (10.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 18 (8.18%) Architect
8 16 (7.27%) Network Support
9 15 (6.82%) Support Engineer
10 14 (6.36%) Network Consultant
11 11 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
12 10 (4.55%) Sales Consultant
13 9 (4.09%) Security Engineer
13 9 (4.09%) Cisco Engineer
13 9 (4.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 8 (3.64%) Network Architect
15 7 (3.18%) Senior Network Architect
15 7 (3.18%) NOC Engineer
15 7 (3.18%) Senior Architect
16 6 (2.73%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.18%) XMPP
2 2 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.18%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.18%) Performance Metrics
3 6 (2.73%) Clustering
4 5 (2.27%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.91%) Replication
7 2 (0.91%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.91%) Statistics
8 1 (0.45%) Derivative
8 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.27%) Windows
2 27 (12.27%) Linux
3 16 (7.27%) Solaris
4 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.00%) Network Design
2 29 (13.18%) ITIL
2 29 (13.18%) Load Balancing
3 21 (9.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 15 (6.82%) Project Management
6 14 (6.36%) Network Architecture
6 14 (6.36%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (5.45%) Capacity Management
7 12 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (5.00%) Network Management
9 10 (4.55%) Information Security
9 10 (4.55%) Low Latency
10 9 (4.09%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (4.09%) Performance Testing
10 9 (4.09%) CRM
10 9 (4.09%) Change Management
11 8 (3.64%) BPR
11 8 (3.64%) Network Load Balancing
12 4 (1.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.91%) C
1 2 (0.91%) Java
1 2 (0.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (56.36%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (47.73%) CCNP
3 46 (20.91%) CCNA
4 45 (20.45%) CCIE
5 31 (14.09%) Degree
6 23 (10.45%) CCDA
7 22 (10.00%) CCDP
8 14 (6.36%) CCIP
9 13 (5.91%) JNCIE
10 7 (3.18%) CCSA
10 7 (3.18%) CCVP
11 3 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.36%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.36%) MBA
12 2 (0.91%) CISA
12 2 (0.91%) CISM
12 2 (0.91%) CISSP
12 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.91%) MCITP
13 1 (0.45%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (13.64%) SLA
2 19 (8.64%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.09%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.18%) vSphere
5 2 (0.91%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.91%) Snort
Systems Management
1 29 (13.18%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.18%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (2.73%) OpenView
3 6 (2.73%) SolarWinds Orion
3 6 (2.73%) Cacti
4 4 (1.82%) WSUS
5 3 (1.36%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 167 (75.91%) Cisco
2 51 (23.18%) Juniper
3 48 (21.82%) HP
4 38 (17.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 37 (16.82%) CheckPoint
5 37 (16.82%) VMware
6 35 (15.91%) SolarWinds
7 26 (11.82%) Citrix
7 26 (11.82%) Microsoft
8 22 (10.00%) F5
9 14 (6.36%) Aruba
9 14 (6.36%) Fortinet
10 13 (5.91%) Riverbed
11 12 (5.45%) Blue Coat
12 11 (5.00%) Dell
13 9 (4.09%) Avaya
14 8 (3.64%) Nortel
14 8 (3.64%) Brocade
15 6 (2.73%) Red Hat
15 6 (2.73%) EMC
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