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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 390 432 382
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -50
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 52 17 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.074% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 0.35% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 33 17 61
Average salary £57,500 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.56% +12.85%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +18.05%
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
4461 4908 5219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.28% 21.43% 23.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3491 3831 4155
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 £26,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
(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 +27 28 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Surrey - 9 £40,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 - - 1
East Sussex +23 3 - -
West Sussex +4 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 73 (83.91%) Cisco
2 69 (79.31%) Firewall
3 62 (71.26%) BGP
4 61 (70.11%) MPLS
5 60 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (60.92%) CCNP
7 50 (57.47%) F5
8 48 (55.17%) CheckPoint
9 47 (54.02%) LAN
10 45 (51.72%) Cisco ASA
11 42 (48.28%) VPN
12 41 (47.13%) Juniper
13 40 (45.98%) OSPF
13 40 (45.98%) Data Centre
14 35 (40.23%) Network Security
15 34 (39.08%) TCP/IP
15 34 (39.08%) WAN
16 33 (37.93%) VLAN
17 32 (36.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 30 (34.48%) ITIL
18 30 (34.48%) CCIE
19 27 (31.03%) Telecoms
20 26 (29.89%) Degree
21 24 (27.59%) DNS
22 23 (26.44%) HP
23 22 (25.29%) EIGRP
23 22 (25.29%) Cisco PIX
24 21 (24.14%) Wireless
25 20 (22.99%) IPv6
25 20 (22.99%) Cisco Nexus

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) IaaS
2 6 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (79.31%) Firewall
2 62 (71.26%) BGP
3 61 (70.11%) MPLS
4 47 (54.02%) LAN
5 45 (51.72%) Cisco ASA
6 42 (48.28%) VPN
7 40 (45.98%) OSPF
8 35 (40.23%) Network Security
9 34 (39.08%) TCP/IP
9 34 (39.08%) WAN
10 33 (37.93%) VLAN
11 32 (36.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 24 (27.59%) DNS
13 22 (25.29%) EIGRP
13 22 (25.29%) Cisco PIX
14 21 (24.14%) Wireless
15 20 (22.99%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (22.99%) IPv6
16 18 (20.69%) SSL
16 18 (20.69%) BIG-IP
General
1 27 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.75%) Marketing
3 3 (3.45%) Finance
4 2 (2.30%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (49.43%) Network Engineer
2 27 (31.03%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (5.75%) Architect
3 5 (5.75%) Consultant
4 4 (4.60%) Sales Executive
4 4 (4.60%) Sales Consultant
4 4 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
4 4 (4.60%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 4 (4.60%) Network Architect
4 4 (4.60%) Senior Network Architect
4 4 (4.60%) Senior Architect
4 4 (4.60%) Lead Network Engineer
4 4 (4.60%) IT Support
5 3 (3.45%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
5 3 (3.45%) Security Manager
5 3 (3.45%) Network Team Leader
5 3 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (3.45%) Team Leader
5 3 (3.45%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (45.98%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.15%) DTV
3 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Windows
2 4 (4.60%) Linux
3 2 (2.30%) UNIX
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) ITIL
2 16 (18.39%) Network Management
3 15 (17.24%) Network Architecture
3 15 (17.24%) WAN Optimisation
4 14 (16.09%) Load Balancing
5 13 (14.94%) Security Architecture
5 13 (14.94%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (14.94%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (14.94%) Migration
5 13 (14.94%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (8.05%) Network Design
7 6 (6.90%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.75%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.75%) Business Development
9 4 (4.60%) Time Management
10 3 (3.45%) Operations Management
10 3 (3.45%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.45%) Service Management
10 3 (3.45%) Validation
10 3 (3.45%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) Perl
2 2 (2.30%) Python
2 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (60.92%) CCNP
3 30 (34.48%) CCIE
4 26 (29.89%) Degree
5 15 (17.24%) CCSA
5 15 (17.24%) CCSE
6 14 (16.09%) Check Point Certification
7 13 (14.94%) CCNA
8 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.45%) CCIP
8 3 (3.45%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.30%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.30%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.15%) CCDA
10 1 (1.15%) HNC
10 1 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.75%) SLA
3 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 73 (83.91%) Cisco
2 50 (57.47%) F5
3 48 (55.17%) CheckPoint
4 41 (47.13%) Juniper
5 23 (26.44%) HP
6 15 (17.24%) Nokia
6 15 (17.24%) VMware
7 7 (8.05%) BT
8 6 (6.90%) ProCurve
8 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.45%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.30%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.30%) Acme Packet
10 2 (2.30%) Sonus
10 2 (2.30%) IBM
11 1 (1.15%) SAP
11 1 (1.15%) Dell
11 1 (1.15%) Radware
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + ben
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago