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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 406 415 392
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -23
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 34 33 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.70% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 25 30 49
Average salary £55,000 £41,875 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.34% +13.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,880 £36,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+13.09% +16.66%
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
4610 4683 5245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 21.74% 20.57% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3526 3634 4172
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £58,000
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +11 13 £62,500 +25.00% 2
East Sussex - 9 £47,500 -
Surrey -3 5 £55,000 +12.82%
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £55,000 -12.00% 3
Hampshire -18 2 £41,900 +8.83%
West Sussex -4 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Sussex - 1 £50,000 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 52 (86.67%) MPLS
1 52 (86.67%) BGP
2 51 (85.00%) Cisco
3 49 (81.67%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (78.33%) CCNP
5 41 (68.33%) OSPF
5 41 (68.33%) WAN
6 38 (63.33%) Juniper
7 37 (61.67%) F5
8 35 (58.33%) HSRP
8 35 (58.33%) EIGRP
8 35 (58.33%) LAN
8 35 (58.33%) Firewall
9 34 (56.67%) VLAN
9 34 (56.67%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (55.00%) VPN
11 32 (53.33%) CheckPoint
12 31 (51.67%) TCP/IP
12 31 (51.67%) Network Security
13 30 (50.00%) RIP
13 30 (50.00%) CCIE
14 28 (46.67%) Wireless
15 27 (45.00%) HP
16 25 (41.67%) SSL
17 24 (40.00%) Unified Communications
17 24 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
18 23 (38.33%) Vulnerability Management
18 23 (38.33%) IaaS
18 23 (38.33%) Security Architecture
18 23 (38.33%) Network Architecture

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 2 (3.33%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (38.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (86.67%) MPLS
1 52 (86.67%) BGP
2 41 (68.33%) OSPF
2 41 (68.33%) WAN
3 35 (58.33%) LAN
3 35 (58.33%) EIGRP
3 35 (58.33%) Firewall
3 35 (58.33%) HSRP
4 34 (56.67%) VLAN
4 34 (56.67%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (55.00%) VPN
6 31 (51.67%) Network Security
6 31 (51.67%) TCP/IP
7 30 (50.00%) RIP
8 28 (46.67%) Wireless
9 25 (41.67%) SSL
10 24 (40.00%) Unified Communications
11 23 (38.33%) IP Telephony
12 15 (25.00%) Ethernet
13 11 (18.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 20 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Billing
2 3 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (63.33%) Network Engineer
2 28 (46.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (6.67%) Consultant
3 4 (6.67%) Sales Executive
4 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.00%) Network Manager
4 3 (5.00%) Network Support
4 3 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Sales Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) IP Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Provisioning Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Network Security Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Security Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (3.33%) Network Consultant
5 2 (3.33%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (1.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (1.67%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.67%) DTV
1 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Solaris
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 23 (38.33%) Security Architecture
2 23 (38.33%) Network Architecture
2 23 (38.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 23 (38.33%) Migration
2 23 (38.33%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (36.67%) ITIL
4 13 (21.67%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (8.33%) Business Development
5 5 (8.33%) Network Design
6 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.67%) Operations Management
6 4 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (6.67%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.00%) Network Management
7 3 (5.00%) Line Management
7 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.33%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (81.67%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (78.33%) CCNP
3 30 (50.00%) CCIE
4 22 (36.67%) Degree
5 8 (13.33%) CCSA
5 8 (13.33%) CCSE
6 7 (11.67%) CCNA
7 4 (6.67%) JNCIA
8 3 (5.00%) CCIP
9 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.67%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.67%) HNC
10 1 (1.67%) CCDA
10 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (85.00%) Cisco
2 38 (63.33%) Juniper
3 37 (61.67%) F5
4 32 (53.33%) CheckPoint
5 27 (45.00%) HP
6 8 (13.33%) Nokia
7 3 (5.00%) Sonus
7 3 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.67%) SAP
9 1 (1.67%) IBM
9 1 (1.67%) Radware
9 1 (1.67%) BT
9 1 (1.67%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.67%) Acme Packet
9 1 (1.67%) BroadSoft
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