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 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 440 434 421
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 24 23 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.51% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 22
Average salary £45,000 £39,250 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.64% -3.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £37,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
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
4003 4548 4231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 20.68% 22.20% 21.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3389 3483 3321
Average salary £45,000 £42,250 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.50% -3.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(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
Berkshire +14 14 £50,000 +35.13% 1
Surrey - 6 £37,500 - 3
Hampshire +13 4 £42,500 +14.86% 3
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 57 (89.06%) MPLS
2 47 (73.44%) Cisco
3 37 (57.81%) Firewall
4 35 (54.69%) Data Centre
5 34 (53.13%) LAN
6 33 (51.56%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (51.56%) Telecoms
7 32 (50.00%) OSPF
8 31 (48.44%) BGP
8 31 (48.44%) CCNP
9 29 (45.31%) ITIL
10 28 (43.75%) VPN
10 28 (43.75%) Juniper
11 27 (42.19%) Load Balancing
12 24 (37.50%) Presales
13 21 (32.81%) ITIL V3
13 21 (32.81%) Degree
14 19 (29.69%) VMware
15 18 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (28.13%) DNS
15 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
16 17 (26.56%) WAN
16 17 (26.56%) VLAN
17 16 (25.00%) Network Design
18 14 (21.88%) Marketing
18 14 (21.88%) IPv6
18 14 (21.88%) Windows
19 13 (20.31%) Ethernet
19 13 (20.31%) CCNA
19 13 (20.31%) Service Delivery

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.69%) Lync
4 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (89.06%) MPLS
2 37 (57.81%) Firewall
3 34 (53.13%) LAN
4 32 (50.00%) OSPF
5 31 (48.44%) BGP
6 28 (43.75%) VPN
7 18 (28.13%) DNS
7 18 (28.13%) TCP/IP
8 17 (26.56%) VLAN
8 17 (26.56%) WAN
9 14 (21.88%) IPv6
10 13 (20.31%) Ethernet
11 12 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 12 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (18.75%) IPv4
11 12 (18.75%) Junos
11 12 (18.75%) Network Security
11 12 (18.75%) Unicast
General
1 33 (51.56%) Telecoms
2 14 (21.88%) Marketing
3 8 (12.50%) Brand Awareness
4 3 (4.69%) Back Office
4 3 (4.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) Consultant
4 12 (18.75%) Data Centre Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) Presales Consultant
5 11 (17.19%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Presales Manager
6 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (10.94%) Technical Presales Consultant
9 5 (7.81%) Administrator
9 5 (7.81%) Exchange Administrator
9 5 (7.81%) IT Administrator
9 5 (7.81%) Windows Administrator
10 4 (6.25%) IT Systems Administrator
10 4 (6.25%) Network Administrator
10 4 (6.25%) Network Consultant
10 4 (6.25%) Network Manager
10 4 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) CSS
2 2 (3.13%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 35 (54.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.81%) Linux
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) ITIL
2 27 (42.19%) Load Balancing
3 24 (37.50%) Presales
4 21 (32.81%) ITIL V3
5 16 (25.00%) Network Design
6 13 (20.31%) Service Delivery
7 12 (18.75%) Data Centre Operations
7 12 (18.75%) Network Management
8 3 (4.69%) Business Development
8 3 (4.69%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.69%) High Availability
8 3 (4.69%) Product Management
8 3 (4.69%) Time Management
8 3 (4.69%) Use Case
8 3 (4.69%) Validation
9 2 (3.13%) CRM
9 2 (3.13%) Process Management
10 1 (1.56%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) Perl
2 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.56%) Python
2 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (51.56%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (48.44%) CCNP
3 21 (32.81%) Degree
4 13 (20.31%) CCNA
5 12 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
6 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
6 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
7 8 (12.50%) MCSA
7 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (4.69%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.13%) CCIP
10 1 (1.56%) CCDP
10 1 (1.56%) CCIE
10 1 (1.56%) HNC
10 1 (1.56%) MCSE
10 1 (1.56%) RHCE
10 1 (1.56%) RHCSA
10 1 (1.56%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) HIPAA
1 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) Xen
Vendors
1 47 (73.44%) Cisco
2 28 (43.75%) Juniper
3 19 (29.69%) VMware
4 12 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 12 (18.75%) F5
4 12 (18.75%) Riverbed
5 11 (17.19%) HP
6 5 (7.81%) Huawei
7 3 (4.69%) Siebel
8 1 (1.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.56%) BT
8 1 (1.56%) Dell
8 1 (1.56%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.56%) IBM
8 1 (1.56%) Nokia
8 1 (1.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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