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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - 245 248
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.050% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Median salary - £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1036 1117 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.55% 18.76% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 864 985 899
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Juniper
2 11 (73.33%) JNCIS
2 11 (73.33%) 802.1X
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) OSPF
2 11 (73.33%) BGP
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (60.00%) MPLS
4 6 (40.00%) CCNP
5 5 (33.33%) CCNA
6 4 (26.67%) Wiki
6 4 (26.67%) JNCIA
6 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
6 4 (26.67%) WAN

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:

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) BGP
1 11 (73.33%) OSPF
2 9 (60.00%) MPLS
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Team Leader
2 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Wiki
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (73.33%) JNCIS
2 6 (40.00%) CCNP
3 5 (33.33%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) JNCIA
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Juniper
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco