The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 180 186 192
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 1 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.029% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.85% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 4
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +19.04%
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
504 591 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 14.59% 16.34% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 435 468 449
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) Brocade
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Presales
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
2 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds