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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 431 425 427
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 23 27 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.57% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 14 26 31
Average salary £47,500 £43,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £30,000 £42,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
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
4891 4700 5426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.22% 21.30% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3643 3624 4492
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 25 November 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 25 November 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
East Sussex - 7 - -
Oxfordshire +11 5 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire +3 3 £26,500 -51.81%
West Sussex 0 3 £47,500 +5.55%
Hampshire -22 2 £40,000 +19.40%
Berkshire -1 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £97,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 49 (100.00%) MPLS
2 35 (71.43%) BGP
2 35 (71.43%) Cisco
3 34 (69.39%) OSPF
4 31 (63.27%) Juniper
4 31 (63.27%) Telecoms
5 26 (53.06%) WAN
6 25 (51.02%) CCNP
6 25 (51.02%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (46.94%) Ethernet
8 22 (44.90%) TCP/IP
9 21 (42.86%) VLAN
9 21 (42.86%) HSRP
10 20 (40.82%) LAN
11 17 (34.69%) IPv6
11 17 (34.69%) Internet
12 16 (32.65%) Firewall
13 15 (30.61%) SONET
13 15 (30.61%) SDH
14 13 (26.53%) CCIE
14 13 (26.53%) Network Security
14 13 (26.53%) Network Architecture
15 12 (24.49%) Degree
15 12 (24.49%) CCDP
16 11 (22.45%) VPN
16 11 (22.45%) RSVP
16 11 (22.45%) Service Delivery
16 11 (22.45%) Unified Communications
17 10 (20.41%) EIGRP
17 10 (20.41%) DNS

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.04%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (100.00%) MPLS
2 35 (71.43%) BGP
3 34 (69.39%) OSPF
4 26 (53.06%) WAN
5 23 (46.94%) Ethernet
6 22 (44.90%) TCP/IP
7 21 (42.86%) VLAN
7 21 (42.86%) HSRP
8 20 (40.82%) LAN
9 17 (34.69%) IPv6
9 17 (34.69%) Internet
10 16 (32.65%) Firewall
11 15 (30.61%) SONET
11 15 (30.61%) SDH
12 13 (26.53%) Network Security
13 11 (22.45%) RSVP
13 11 (22.45%) VPN
13 11 (22.45%) Unified Communications
14 10 (20.41%) DNS
14 10 (20.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 31 (63.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Billing
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Consultant
2 7 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Network Architect
3 6 (12.24%) IP Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Design Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Development Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Business Development Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Provisioning Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Network Support
6 2 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Administrator
7 1 (2.04%) Operations Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Network Architecture
2 11 (22.45%) Service Delivery
3 10 (20.41%) ITIL
4 9 (18.37%) Load Balancing
5 8 (16.33%) Network Design
5 8 (16.33%) Migration
6 7 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (14.29%) Security Architecture
7 4 (8.16%) Line Management
7 4 (8.16%) Campaign Management
7 4 (8.16%) Low Latency
7 4 (8.16%) Business Development
8 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.12%) CRM
9 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (4.08%) Service Management
9 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) CCNP
1 25 (51.02%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (26.53%) CCIE
3 12 (24.49%) CCDP
3 12 (24.49%) Degree
4 8 (16.33%) CCNA
5 6 (12.24%) CCDA
5 6 (12.24%) CCIP
5 6 (12.24%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Nagios
1 2 (4.08%) Cacti
1 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Cisco
2 31 (63.27%) Juniper
3 10 (20.41%) HP
4 8 (16.33%) F5
5 7 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 6 (12.24%) Redback
6 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (4.08%) VMware
8 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.08%) Sonus
9 1 (2.04%) BroadSoft
9 1 (2.04%) Acme Packet