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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 487 573 552
Rank change year-on-year
+86 -21
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 123 39 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.090% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 0.57% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 105 38 47
Average salary £49,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.90% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £75,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
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
7352 6867 8497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 17.52% 15.79% 19.07%
Number of salaries quoted 6137 5556 7106
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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
(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 +48 49 £46,000 -3.15% 6
Docklands, London - 1 £40,000 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 201 (84.81%) MPLS
2 176 (74.26%) Cisco
3 159 (67.09%) BGP
4 120 (50.63%) Cisco Certification
5 117 (49.37%) VPN
5 117 (49.37%) WAN
6 114 (48.10%) Telecoms
7 106 (44.73%) Firewall
8 105 (44.30%) CCNP
9 84 (35.44%) LAN
10 82 (34.60%) Wireless
10 82 (34.60%) OSPF
11 67 (28.27%) DNS
12 65 (27.43%) EIGRP
13 58 (24.47%) HSRP
14 54 (22.78%) CCNA
15 53 (22.36%) HP
15 53 (22.36%) Network Design
16 49 (20.68%) VoIP
17 48 (20.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 43 (18.14%) Analytical Skills
19 41 (17.30%) SLA
20 39 (16.46%) Windows
20 39 (16.46%) VMware
20 39 (16.46%) Cisco ASA
21 38 (16.03%) Cisco Nexus
22 37 (15.61%) Broadband
22 37 (15.61%) CCIE
23 36 (15.19%) SolarWinds
24 35 (14.77%) Juniper

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (10.55%) Lync
2 5 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (13.50%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.02%) MS Visio
3 15 (6.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 201 (84.81%) MPLS
2 159 (67.09%) BGP
3 117 (49.37%) VPN
3 117 (49.37%) WAN
4 106 (44.73%) Firewall
5 84 (35.44%) LAN
6 82 (34.60%) OSPF
6 82 (34.60%) Wireless
7 67 (28.27%) DNS
8 65 (27.43%) EIGRP
9 58 (24.47%) HSRP
10 49 (20.68%) VoIP
11 39 (16.46%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (16.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 37 (15.61%) Broadband
14 34 (14.35%) DHCP
14 34 (14.35%) VRRP
15 33 (13.92%) Network Security
15 33 (13.92%) Internet
16 28 (11.81%) Ethernet
General
1 114 (48.10%) Telecoms
2 33 (13.92%) Finance
3 25 (10.55%) Advertising
4 13 (5.49%) Marketing
5 8 (3.38%) Legal
6 5 (2.11%) French Language
7 3 (1.27%) Publishing
8 2 (0.84%) Law
8 2 (0.84%) Retail
9 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (52.74%) Network Engineer
2 43 (18.14%) Consultant
3 36 (15.19%) Senior Network Engineer
4 30 (12.66%) IP Network Engineer
4 30 (12.66%) IP Engineer
5 23 (9.70%) Network Support
5 23 (9.70%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 20 (8.44%) Support Engineer
7 18 (7.59%) Network Support Engineer
8 17 (7.17%) Network Consultant
9 11 (4.64%) Sales Consultant
9 11 (4.64%) Design Engineer
9 11 (4.64%) Network Design Engineer
10 10 (4.22%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 10 (4.22%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (4.22%) Architect
11 7 (2.95%) Security Engineer
11 7 (2.95%) Senior Security Engineer
12 6 (2.53%) NOC Engineer
12 6 (2.53%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.95%) XMPP
2 2 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.14%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.59%) Performance Metrics
3 17 (7.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.69%) User Experience
5 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.84%) Clustering
6 2 (0.84%) Statistics
6 2 (0.84%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.42%) Derivative
7 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.46%) Windows
2 31 (13.08%) Linux
3 15 (6.33%) Solaris
4 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.36%) Network Design
2 31 (13.08%) Load Balancing
3 27 (11.39%) ITIL
4 25 (10.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (10.55%) Network Monitoring
5 18 (7.59%) Service Delivery
6 15 (6.33%) Project Management
7 12 (5.06%) Change Management
7 12 (5.06%) Network Load Balancing
7 12 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (5.06%) Capacity Management
8 11 (4.64%) Network Architecture
8 11 (4.64%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (4.64%) Performance Testing
9 10 (4.22%) Business Development
9 10 (4.22%) Information Security
10 8 (3.38%) BPR
11 7 (2.95%) CRM
11 7 (2.95%) Network Management
12 5 (2.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.84%) Java
2 1 (0.42%) VBScript
2 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 120 (50.63%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (44.30%) CCNP
3 54 (22.78%) CCNA
4 37 (15.61%) CCIE
5 34 (14.35%) Degree
6 23 (9.70%) CCDA
7 21 (8.86%) CCDP
8 16 (6.75%) CCIP
9 8 (3.38%) CCSA
10 7 (2.95%) CCVP
10 7 (2.95%) VCP4
11 6 (2.53%) JNCIS
11 6 (2.53%) JNCIE
12 3 (1.27%) MBA
13 2 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.84%) CISA
13 2 (0.84%) CISM
13 2 (0.84%) CISSP
13 2 (0.84%) CCSP
14 1 (0.42%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.30%) SLA
2 20 (8.44%) PCI DSS
3 13 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.95%) vSphere
3 6 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.84%) Snort
5 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (13.50%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (4.64%) OpenView
2 11 (4.64%) Cacti
2 11 (4.64%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (2.95%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (2.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.53%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.84%) WSUS
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 176 (74.26%) Cisco
2 53 (22.36%) HP
3 48 (20.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 39 (16.46%) VMware
5 36 (15.19%) SolarWinds
6 35 (14.77%) CheckPoint
6 35 (14.77%) Juniper
7 31 (13.08%) Citrix
8 24 (10.13%) F5
9 22 (9.28%) Microsoft
10 13 (5.49%) Riverbed
10 13 (5.49%) Aruba
11 11 (4.64%) Avaya
12 8 (3.38%) Nortel
12 8 (3.38%) Dell
13 7 (2.95%) EMC
14 6 (2.53%) Fortinet
14 6 (2.53%) Barracuda Networks
14 6 (2.53%) Huawei
15 5 (2.11%) Red Hat
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