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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 237 233 258
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +25
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 5 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.073% 0.075% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.53% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 2
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,875 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -1.47%
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
1109 952 1278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.19% 14.26% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 883 788 1014
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 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
Manchester +5 5 £32,500 -18.75% 1
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 8 (100.00%) MPLS
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) CCNP
2 7 (87.50%) CCNA
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) PSTN
3 4 (50.00%) VoIP
3 4 (50.00%) WLAN
3 4 (50.00%) VB
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (50.00%) ISDN
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 4 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) MPLS
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) PSTN
3 4 (50.00%) VoIP
3 4 (50.00%) WLAN
3 4 (50.00%) ISDN
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Development Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) VB
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CCNP
1 7 (87.50%) CCNA
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) VMware