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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 262 241 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 3 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.040% 0.058% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.41% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
1106 965 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.91% 13.96% 14.42%
Number of salaries quoted 925 794 883
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,700 £50,000 £60,000
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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

VPLS Salary Histogram 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 21 November 2014. 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 -18 3 £40,000 -9.09%
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) MPLS
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) Ethernet
3 9 (64.29%) OSPF
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (57.14%) LAN
4 8 (57.14%) Fortinet
5 7 (50.00%) WAN
5 7 (50.00%) BGP
6 6 (42.86%) Linux
6 6 (42.86%) CCNP
6 6 (42.86%) Degree
7 5 (35.71%) VPN
7 5 (35.71%) VLAN
7 5 (35.71%) Firewall
8 4 (28.57%) Juniper
8 4 (28.57%) CCNA
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 4 (28.57%) Broadband
8 4 (28.57%) Change Management
8 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (28.57%) Network Management
9 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
9 3 (21.43%) Wireless
10 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
10 2 (14.29%) VMware
10 2 (14.29%) NetApp
10 2 (14.29%) Internet
10 2 (14.29%) Nagios
10 2 (14.29%) VoIP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) MPLS
2 9 (64.29%) OSPF
2 9 (64.29%) Ethernet
3 8 (57.14%) LAN
4 7 (50.00%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) BGP
5 5 (35.71%) Firewall
5 5 (35.71%) VLAN
5 5 (35.71%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) Broadband
7 3 (21.43%) Wireless
7 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
8 2 (14.29%) VoIP
8 2 (14.29%) Internet
8 2 (14.29%) RIP
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Change Management
1 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (28.57%) Network Management
2 2 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 6 (42.86%) CCNP
3 4 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) CCDA
4 2 (14.29%) CCDP
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
1 2 (14.29%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) Fortinet
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) NetApp
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Kaspersky
4 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 2 (14.29%) Aerohive Networks