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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 251 - 252
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 10 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% - 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 2
Average salary £39,000 - £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 - £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,600 - £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1047 1007 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.13% 14.69% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 878 838 895
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 8 £35,250 - 3
Cheshire - 2 £40,000 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (100.00%) MPLS
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco
3 11 (73.33%) Ethernet
4 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (53.33%) OSPF
5 8 (53.33%) BGP
5 8 (53.33%) LAN
5 8 (53.33%) Fortinet
6 7 (46.67%) WAN
6 7 (46.67%) CCNP
7 6 (40.00%) Linux
7 6 (40.00%) Degree
8 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (26.67%) Network Management
8 4 (26.67%) VLAN
8 4 (26.67%) Change Management
8 4 (26.67%) Firewall
8 4 (26.67%) Juniper
8 4 (26.67%) Broadband
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) VPN
9 3 (20.00%) Wireless
9 3 (20.00%) CCDA
9 3 (20.00%) CCDP
9 3 (20.00%) Network Design
10 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
10 2 (13.33%) VMware
10 2 (13.33%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (13.33%) Analytics

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) MPLS
2 11 (73.33%) Ethernet
3 8 (53.33%) LAN
3 8 (53.33%) OSPF
3 8 (53.33%) BGP
4 7 (46.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) Broadband
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) VLAN
6 3 (20.00%) Wireless
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
7 2 (13.33%) RIP
7 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (13.33%) VoIP
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (6.67%) WLAN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Change Management
1 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (26.67%) Network Management
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCNP
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) CCDA
4 3 (20.00%) CCDP
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Nagios
1 2 (13.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Fortinet
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Kaspersky
4 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.67%) Brocade
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) ProCurve
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Posted: 3 days ago
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