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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 411 393 428
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +35
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 25 35 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.75% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 19 35 24
Average salary £47,500 £33,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.79% -21.17%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
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
4887 4658 5238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 22.37% 21.44% 23.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3647 3618 4242
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 31 October 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 31 October 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
Oxfordshire +17 6 £50,000 -
Hampshire +1 6 £39,750 +18.65%
East Sussex - 4 - -
West Sussex +2 3 £47,500 +11.76%
Berkshire +9 2 £45,000 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £26,500 -50.69%
Middlesex - 1 £97,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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%) Telecoms
2 35 (71.43%) Cisco
3 34 (69.39%) BGP
4 33 (67.35%) OSPF
5 31 (63.27%) Juniper
6 25 (51.02%) Ethernet
7 24 (48.98%) TCP/IP
8 22 (44.90%) IPv6
8 22 (44.90%) Internet
9 21 (42.86%) WAN
10 20 (40.82%) SDH
10 20 (40.82%) CCNP
10 20 (40.82%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (40.82%) SONET
10 20 (40.82%) VLAN
11 18 (36.73%) HSRP
12 16 (32.65%) LAN
13 13 (26.53%) Firewall
13 13 (26.53%) RSVP
13 13 (26.53%) CCDP
14 12 (24.49%) Service Delivery
14 12 (24.49%) Load Balancing
15 11 (22.45%) Network Architecture
16 10 (20.41%) Network Security
16 10 (20.41%) CCIE
17 9 (18.37%) Degree
18 8 (16.33%) Unified Communications
18 8 (16.33%) CCNA
18 8 (16.33%) VPN

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

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 4 (8.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (100.00%) MPLS
2 34 (69.39%) BGP
3 33 (67.35%) OSPF
4 25 (51.02%) Ethernet
5 24 (48.98%) TCP/IP
6 22 (44.90%) IPv6
6 22 (44.90%) Internet
7 21 (42.86%) WAN
8 20 (40.82%) SDH
8 20 (40.82%) SONET
8 20 (40.82%) VLAN
9 18 (36.73%) HSRP
10 16 (32.65%) LAN
11 13 (26.53%) Firewall
11 13 (26.53%) RSVP
12 10 (20.41%) Network Security
13 8 (16.33%) VoIP
13 8 (16.33%) VPN
13 8 (16.33%) Unified Communications
14 7 (14.29%) DNS
General
1 35 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 7 (14.29%) Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) IP Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Design Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Network Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Business Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Business Development Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Development Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) IT Support
6 1 (2.04%) Network Administrator
6 1 (2.04%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.04%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Administrator
6 1 (2.04%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Service 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 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Service Delivery
1 12 (24.49%) Load Balancing
2 11 (22.45%) Network Architecture
3 7 (14.29%) ITIL
4 6 (12.24%) Network Design
5 5 (10.20%) Migration
6 4 (8.16%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (8.16%) Business Development
6 4 (8.16%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.16%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (8.16%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (8.16%) Campaign Management
6 4 (8.16%) Low Latency
6 4 (8.16%) Line Management
7 3 (6.12%) CRM
8 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.08%) Service Management
8 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.04%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) CCNP
1 20 (40.82%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (26.53%) CCDP
3 10 (20.41%) CCIE
4 9 (18.37%) Degree
5 8 (16.33%) CCNA
6 7 (14.29%) CCDA
7 6 (12.24%) CCIP
7 6 (12.24%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 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
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Cisco
2 31 (63.27%) Juniper
3 6 (12.24%) Redback
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.20%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) F5
5 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.08%) VMware
6 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.04%) Acme Packet
7 1 (2.04%) Sonus
7 1 (2.04%) BroadSoft