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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 248 262 252
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 7 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.015% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.10% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 9
Median salary £32,500 - £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 - £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 - £50,700
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
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
1022 980 1026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.05% 14.68% 14.04%
Number of salaries quoted 835 774 859
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
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 27 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Cheshire - 4 £55,000 -
Manchester -4 2 £30,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £32,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 (75.00%) Cisco
1 18 (75.00%) Juniper
1 18 (75.00%) MPLS
1 18 (75.00%) OSPF
1 18 (75.00%) BGP
2 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (45.83%) WAN
3 11 (45.83%) JNCIS
3 11 (45.83%) 802.1X
4 9 (37.50%) CCNA
5 7 (29.17%) CCNP
6 6 (25.00%) LAN
7 5 (20.83%) Firewall
7 5 (20.83%) Wiki
7 5 (20.83%) Avaya
8 4 (16.67%) JNCIA
8 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
9 3 (12.50%) VoIP
9 3 (12.50%) EIGRP
9 3 (12.50%) A+ Certification
9 3 (12.50%) Network Security
9 3 (12.50%) VLAN
9 3 (12.50%) Degree
9 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
9 3 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (12.50%) Information Security
9 3 (12.50%) Network Management
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (12.50%) Software Deployment
9 3 (12.50%) Security Patching

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 2 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) BGP
1 18 (75.00%) MPLS
1 18 (75.00%) OSPF
2 11 (45.83%) WAN
3 6 (25.00%) LAN
4 5 (20.83%) Firewall
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 3 (12.50%) Network Security
5 3 (12.50%) VLAN
5 3 (12.50%) VoIP
6 2 (8.33%) DHCP
6 2 (8.33%) DNS
6 2 (8.33%) DSL
6 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (8.33%) IPv4
6 2 (8.33%) IPv6
6 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
6 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
6 2 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) NOC Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Network Support
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Network Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Support
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior NOC Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Wiki
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) HP StoreVirtual
3 2 (8.33%) iPad
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Information Security
1 3 (12.50%) Network Management
1 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (12.50%) Security Patching
1 3 (12.50%) Software Deployment
2 2 (8.33%) Email Filtering
2 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (8.33%) Web Filtering
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) Data Validation
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.17%) Ticket Management
3 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (45.83%) JNCIS
3 9 (37.50%) CCNA
4 7 (29.17%) CCNP
5 4 (16.67%) JNCIA
6 3 (12.50%) A+ Certification
6 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 3 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (8.33%) MCSA
7 2 (8.33%) MCSE
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) vSphere
1 2 (8.33%) XenApp
1 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
1 18 (75.00%) Juniper
2 5 (20.83%) Avaya
3 3 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) EMC
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) VMware