The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 172 178 193
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 1 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.029% 0.031% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.19% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £31,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £55,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +39.24%
VPLS
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
500 517 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.75% 15.81% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 433 423 453
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VPLS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

VPLS Salary Trend in Manchester

VPLS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Presales
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper