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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - - 210
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Average salary - - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +18.05%
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
1231 1035 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 20.51% 16.69% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 822 737
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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