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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - 226 -
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.24% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.51% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 13 0
Average salary - £41,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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
1022 929 1203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.33% 15.93% 21.10%
Number of salaries quoted 872 709 1032
Average salary £39,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.59% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS.

1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) B2B
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) DWDM
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Telemarketing
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) xDSL
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) xDSL
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) FCoE
2 1 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) DWDM
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) B2B
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Telemarketing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft