The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
England / South West
Rank 228 249 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 3 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.060% 0.052% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 0
Median salary £60,000 £47,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% -
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -8.10%

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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
771 1123 979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 15.48% 19.36% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 607 946 840
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VPLS
Salary Trend in the South West

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

VPLS Salary Trend in the South West

VPLS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +8 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £60,000 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) RIP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) ADSL
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (75.00%) Brocade
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) WatchGuard
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) CCENT
3 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) NFS
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) ADSL
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) RIP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
3 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (50.00%) Junos
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) VRRP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Brocade Specialist
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 3 (75.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Presales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) FlexPod
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Presales
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCENT
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIP
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Brocade
2 3 (75.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (25.00%) BT
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) VMware