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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 237 254 245
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 5 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.085% 0.015% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.11% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 10
Median salary £32,500 - £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 - £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £35,800 - £41,050
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £50,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +12.99%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
915 944 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.59% 14.44% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 756 762 873
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 5 £32,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 North West region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 18 (81.82%) Juniper
2 15 (68.18%) MPLS
3 14 (63.64%) OSPF
3 14 (63.64%) BGP
3 14 (63.64%) Cisco
3 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (59.09%) 802.1X
4 13 (59.09%) JNCIS
5 9 (40.91%) WAN
6 8 (36.36%) CCNP
7 7 (31.82%) CCNA
8 5 (22.73%) JNCIA
8 5 (22.73%) Wiki
8 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
9 4 (18.18%) LAN
10 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
10 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
10 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (13.64%) XenApp
10 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
10 3 (13.64%) vSphere
10 3 (13.64%) iPad
10 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
10 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (13.64%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) IIS
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) MPLS
2 14 (63.64%) BGP
2 14 (63.64%) OSPF
3 9 (40.91%) WAN
4 4 (18.18%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) DHCP
5 3 (13.64%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) DSL
5 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (13.64%) Firewall
5 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
5 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
5 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) ADSL
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (13.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Team Leader
2 6 (27.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Network Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Network Support
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.55%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Wiki
2 3 (13.64%) HP StoreVirtual
2 3 (13.64%) iPad
2 3 (13.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Email Filtering
1 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (13.64%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (59.09%) JNCIS
3 8 (36.36%) CCNP
4 7 (31.82%) CCNA
5 5 (22.73%) JNCIA
6 3 (13.64%) MCSA
6 3 (13.64%) MCSE
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (13.64%) vSphere
1 3 (13.64%) XenApp
1 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Juniper
2 14 (63.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) Avaya
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) EMC
3 3 (13.64%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) VMware