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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 233 244 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 1 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.016% 0.057% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.39% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 0
Average salary - £30,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +18.05%
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
923 1035 1121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.40% 14.85% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 744 863 942
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 7 July 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 +7 1 - -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 5 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) VB
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (83.33%) ISDN
2 5 (83.33%) PSTN
2 5 (83.33%) VoIP
2 5 (83.33%) WLAN
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) ISDN
2 5 (83.33%) PSTN
2 5 (83.33%) VoIP
2 5 (83.33%) WLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
General
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) VB
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) VMware