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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Wales / South Wales
Rank - 97 90
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.25% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.21% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 6
Median salary - £60,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -10.52%

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
134 247 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 15.97% 20.43% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 124 217 217
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,400
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £58,200 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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