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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Wales / South Wales
Rank - 89 93
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.14% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 8
Median salary - £50,000 £50,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.47%
UK excluding London median salary £53,750 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +9.37%

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
124 223 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 13.90% 20.53% 21.08%
Number of salaries quoted 109 195 217
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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