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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 403 430 397
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -33
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 44 23 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.46% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 35 20 41
Average salary £52,500 £39,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.07% +13.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
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
4428 5044 5131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.18% 22.13% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3564 3779 3983
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 August 2015.

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 August 2015. 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
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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 +31 25 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Surrey - 9 £45,000 - 1
Sussex - 6 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Hampshire -4 1 £35,000 -11.39%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 83 (84.69%) Cisco
2 76 (77.55%) Firewall
3 69 (70.41%) MPLS
3 69 (70.41%) BGP
4 68 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (62.24%) CCNP
6 51 (52.04%) LAN
7 50 (51.02%) F5
8 49 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (48.98%) CheckPoint
10 46 (46.94%) OSPF
11 44 (44.90%) Data Centre
12 42 (42.86%) Juniper
13 41 (41.84%) VPN
14 36 (36.73%) WAN
15 35 (35.71%) ITIL
15 35 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 34 (34.69%) Network Security
16 34 (34.69%) TCP/IP
17 32 (32.65%) VLAN
18 31 (31.63%) DNS
18 31 (31.63%) Telecoms
19 28 (28.57%) CCIE
20 27 (27.55%) Degree
21 24 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
22 23 (23.47%) Cisco PIX
23 21 (21.43%) IPv6
23 21 (21.43%) HP
23 21 (21.43%) EIGRP
24 20 (20.41%) Wireless

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.22%) IaaS
2 7 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (77.55%) Firewall
2 69 (70.41%) MPLS
2 69 (70.41%) BGP
3 51 (52.04%) LAN
4 49 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 46 (46.94%) OSPF
6 41 (41.84%) VPN
7 36 (36.73%) WAN
8 35 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 34 (34.69%) Network Security
9 34 (34.69%) TCP/IP
10 32 (32.65%) VLAN
11 31 (31.63%) DNS
12 24 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (23.47%) Cisco PIX
14 21 (21.43%) IPv6
14 21 (21.43%) EIGRP
15 20 (20.41%) Wireless
16 19 (19.39%) BIG-IP
17 17 (17.35%) SSL
General
1 31 (31.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.08%) Marketing
3 3 (3.06%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (53.06%) Network Engineer
2 28 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (6.12%) Consultant
4 5 (5.10%) Architect
4 5 (5.10%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (4.08%) Sales Executive
5 4 (4.08%) Design Engineer
5 4 (4.08%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (4.08%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 4 (4.08%) Network Architect
5 4 (4.08%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (4.08%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
5 4 (4.08%) Senior Network Architect
5 4 (4.08%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 4 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (4.08%) Lead Network Engineer
5 4 (4.08%) IT Support
5 4 (4.08%) Senior Architect
5 4 (4.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.29%) CSS
2 4 (4.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 44 (44.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.02%) DTV
4 1 (1.02%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Linux
3 3 (3.06%) UNIX
4 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) ITIL
2 19 (19.39%) Load Balancing
3 18 (18.37%) Network Management
4 13 (13.27%) WAN Optimisation
5 12 (12.24%) Network Architecture
6 11 (11.22%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (11.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (11.22%) Migration
6 11 (11.22%) Network Design
6 11 (11.22%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (11.22%) Security Architecture
7 6 (6.12%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.12%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.10%) Time Management
8 5 (5.10%) Capacity Management
8 5 (5.10%) Validation
9 4 (4.08%) Business Development
9 4 (4.08%) Service Management
9 4 (4.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.39%) Perl
2 3 (3.06%) Python
2 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (62.24%) CCNP
3 28 (28.57%) CCIE
4 27 (27.55%) Degree
5 16 (16.33%) Check Point Certification
5 16 (16.33%) CCSA
5 16 (16.33%) CCSE
6 14 (14.29%) CCNA
7 4 (4.08%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.06%) CCIP
9 2 (2.04%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.02%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.02%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.02%) MCSA
10 1 (1.02%) CCDA
10 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
1 6 (6.12%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 17 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 83 (84.69%) Cisco
2 50 (51.02%) F5
3 48 (48.98%) CheckPoint
4 42 (42.86%) Juniper
5 21 (21.43%) HP
6 18 (18.37%) VMware
7 16 (16.33%) Nokia
8 10 (10.20%) BT
9 7 (7.14%) ProCurve
10 6 (6.12%) Riverbed
10 6 (6.12%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.06%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.04%) Acme Packet
12 2 (2.04%) IBM
12 2 (2.04%) Sonus
13 1 (1.02%) SAP
13 1 (1.02%) Dell
13 1 (1.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 1 (1.02%) ComArch
13 1 (1.02%) Cramer
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