The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 424 396 419
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +23
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 26 33 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.68% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 23 33 26
Average salary £44,250 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -25.00%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
5038 4835 5261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.26% 22.25% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3750 3754 4311
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VPLS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

VPLS Salary Trend in the South East

VPLS
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the South East

VPLS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Hampshire -1 13 £39,500 +12.85%
Oxfordshire +9 3 £50,000 -
Middlesex - 3 - -
Berkshire -13 2 £53,750 +53.57%
East Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 46 (100.00%) MPLS
2 40 (86.96%) Telecoms
3 30 (65.22%) Cisco
4 28 (60.87%) OSPF
4 28 (60.87%) BGP
5 27 (58.70%) Juniper
6 25 (54.35%) IPv6
7 24 (52.17%) SDH
7 24 (52.17%) TCP/IP
7 24 (52.17%) Internet
7 24 (52.17%) SONET
8 19 (41.30%) Ethernet
9 15 (32.61%) Load Balancing
10 13 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (28.26%) WAN
11 12 (26.09%) VLAN
12 11 (23.91%) HSRP
12 11 (23.91%) Service Delivery
12 11 (23.91%) RSVP
13 10 (21.74%) CCNP
14 9 (19.57%) LAN
14 9 (19.57%) CCDP
15 8 (17.39%) CCNA
16 7 (15.22%) VPN
17 6 (13.04%) VoIP
17 6 (13.04%) CCDA
17 6 (13.04%) Network Architecture
18 5 (10.87%) Product Marketing
18 5 (10.87%) Product Management
18 5 (10.87%) Marketing

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 46 (100.00%) MPLS
2 28 (60.87%) OSPF
2 28 (60.87%) BGP
3 25 (54.35%) IPv6
4 24 (52.17%) SDH
4 24 (52.17%) TCP/IP
4 24 (52.17%) Internet
4 24 (52.17%) SONET
5 19 (41.30%) Ethernet
6 13 (28.26%) WAN
7 12 (26.09%) VLAN
8 11 (23.91%) HSRP
8 11 (23.91%) RSVP
9 9 (19.57%) LAN
10 7 (15.22%) VPN
11 6 (13.04%) VoIP
12 5 (10.87%) Broadband
12 5 (10.87%) ISDN
12 5 (10.87%) Wireless
13 4 (8.70%) DNS
General
1 40 (86.96%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.87%) Marketing
3 3 (6.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 13 (28.26%) Consultant
3 11 (23.91%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) IP Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Business Development Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Development Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Network Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Service Desk Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Service Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Operations Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Sales Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Open Source
1 1 (2.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) OpenBSD
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Load Balancing
2 11 (23.91%) Service Delivery
3 6 (13.04%) Network Architecture
4 5 (10.87%) Product Marketing
4 5 (10.87%) Product Management
4 5 (10.87%) Network Design
5 3 (6.52%) Business Development
5 3 (6.52%) Campaign Management
5 3 (6.52%) Low Latency
5 3 (6.52%) CRM
6 1 (2.17%) Migration
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.17%) Change Control
6 1 (2.17%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (21.74%) CCNP
3 9 (19.57%) CCDP
4 8 (17.39%) CCNA
5 6 (13.04%) CCDA
6 5 (10.87%) CCIE
7 3 (6.52%) JNCIE
7 3 (6.52%) Degree
7 3 (6.52%) CCIP
8 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Cisco
2 27 (58.70%) Juniper
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (6.52%) Redback
4 1 (2.17%) HP