The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 128 144 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 11 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.52% 0.084% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 0.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Average salary £60,000 £37,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.16% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
VPLS
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
623 720 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.39% 30.34% 32.35%
Number of salaries quoted 474 405 521
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VPLS
Salary Trend in Reading

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

VPLS Salary Trend in Reading

VPLS
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VPLS Salary Histogram in Reading

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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 23 (100.00%) LAN
1 23 (100.00%) VPN
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
1 23 (100.00%) Juniper
1 23 (100.00%) MPLS
1 23 (100.00%) Firewall
1 23 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 21 (91.30%) Degree
2 21 (91.30%) Telecoms
3 14 (60.87%) Network Design
4 12 (52.17%) VLAN
4 12 (52.17%) Load Balancing
4 12 (52.17%) Cisco IOS
4 12 (52.17%) Network Security
4 12 (52.17%) Network Management
4 12 (52.17%) Junos
4 12 (52.17%) F5
4 12 (52.17%) Unicast
4 12 (52.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (52.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
4 12 (52.17%) OSPF
4 12 (52.17%) BGP
4 12 (52.17%) IPv4
4 12 (52.17%) IPv6
4 12 (52.17%) CCNP
4 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
4 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (52.17%) Check Point Certification
5 11 (47.83%) HP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) Firewall
1 23 (100.00%) LAN
1 23 (100.00%) MPLS
1 23 (100.00%) VPN
2 12 (52.17%) BGP
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco IOS
2 12 (52.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 12 (52.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 12 (52.17%) IPv4
2 12 (52.17%) IPv6
2 12 (52.17%) Junos
2 12 (52.17%) Network Security
2 12 (52.17%) OSPF
2 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
2 12 (52.17%) Unicast
2 12 (52.17%) VLAN
3 11 (47.83%) WLAN
4 10 (43.48%) DNS
4 10 (43.48%) TACACS
5 9 (39.13%) FWSM
General
1 21 (91.30%) Telecoms
2 11 (47.83%) Marketing
3 5 (21.74%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (39.13%) Presales Manager
3 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Solution Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Presales Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) IP Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Network Design
2 12 (52.17%) Load Balancing
2 12 (52.17%) Network Management
3 11 (47.83%) Presales
4 10 (43.48%) ITIL
4 10 (43.48%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) Degree
2 12 (52.17%) CCNP
2 12 (52.17%) Check Point Certification
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (39.13%) CCNA
3 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
1 23 (100.00%) Juniper
2 12 (52.17%) CheckPoint
2 12 (52.17%) F5
3 11 (47.83%) HP
4 10 (43.48%) VMware
5 5 (21.74%) Huawei
6 1 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.35%) BT
6 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
6 1 (4.35%) Nokia
6 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks