The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - - 38
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.88% -10.00%
VPLS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 25 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 35.58% 15.15% 42.02%
Number of salaries quoted 28 9 33
Average salary £26,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

VPLS
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Northern Ireland region.

VPLS Salary Trend in Northern Ireland