The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 90 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 5 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.44% 0.76% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 3.31% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 0
Average salary £50,000 £59,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
VPLS
Wales

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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
243 272 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 21.41% 22.93% 22.15%
Number of salaries quoted 216 219 169
Average salary £40,500 £38,400 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.46% -6.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

VPLS
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the South Wales region.

VPLS Salary Trend in South Wales

VPLS
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VPLS Salary Histogram in South Wales

VPLS
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
Cardiff 0 4 £50,000 +29.87%
Torfaen -3 1 £65,000 +10.16%
VPLS
Wales

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 12 (100.00%) MPLS
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
2 11 (91.67%) OSPF
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (83.33%) DNS
3 10 (83.33%) Spanning Tree
3 10 (83.33%) Data Centre
3 10 (83.33%) 802.1X
3 10 (83.33%) LAN
3 10 (83.33%) WAN
3 10 (83.33%) DHCP
3 10 (83.33%) EIGRP
3 10 (83.33%) Wireless
3 10 (83.33%) IPsec
4 9 (75.00%) Capacity Management
4 9 (75.00%) Problem Management
4 9 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (66.67%) Network Management
6 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (50.00%) CCNP
8 2 (16.67%) F5
9 1 (8.33%) Finance
9 1 (8.33%) Advertising
9 1 (8.33%) Big Data
9 1 (8.33%) Mobile Marketing
9 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
9 1 (8.33%) DevOps
9 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (8.33%) AWS Certification

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South Wales 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) BGP
1 12 (100.00%) MPLS
2 11 (91.67%) OSPF
3 10 (83.33%) DHCP
3 10 (83.33%) DNS
3 10 (83.33%) EIGRP
3 10 (83.33%) IPsec
3 10 (83.33%) LAN
3 10 (83.33%) Spanning Tree
3 10 (83.33%) WAN
3 10 (83.33%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) IPv4
4 1 (8.33%) IPv6
4 1 (8.33%) Junos
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (91.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Capacity Management
1 9 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
1 9 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 8 (66.67%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCDA
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (8.33%) IBM