The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
England / North West
Rank - 237 256
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.036% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.24% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Median salary - £40,000 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +90.47%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.25%

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
852 838 1116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.52% 15.04% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 656 693 934
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VPLS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

VPLS Salary Trend in the North West

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 10 (100.00%) MPLS
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) LAN
3 6 (60.00%) VoIP
3 6 (60.00%) CCNA
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (60.00%) A+ Certification
3 6 (60.00%) Avaya
3 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (60.00%) Network+ Certification
3 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (60.00%) Network Management
3 6 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (60.00%) Software Deployment
3 6 (60.00%) Security Patching
3 6 (60.00%) Network Security
4 4 (40.00%) Extreme Networks
4 4 (40.00%) VLAN
4 4 (40.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) IPv4
5 3 (30.00%) IPv6
6 1 (10.00%) Wiki

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (100.00%) BGP
1 10 (100.00%) MPLS
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) LAN
3 6 (60.00%) Network Security
3 6 (60.00%) VoIP
4 4 (40.00%) VLAN
5 3 (30.00%) IPv4
5 3 (30.00%) IPv6
6 1 (10.00%) SNMP
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Network Engineer
1 9 (90.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Support
3 3 (30.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Support
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior NOC Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Information Security
1 6 (60.00%) Network Management
1 6 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 6 (60.00%) Security Patching
1 6 (60.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Ticket Management
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) A+ Certification
1 6 (60.00%) CCNA
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
1 6 (60.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Avaya
3 4 (40.00%) Extreme Networks
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper