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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 249 - 231
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 3 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.053% - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% - 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 7
Average salary £47,500 - £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%
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
1090 964 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.18% 16.45% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 921 832 711
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 2 £47,500 -
Bristol - 1 £36,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) RIP
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (83.33%) Multicast
2 5 (83.33%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco PIX
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (83.33%) EIGRP
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) SSL
3 4 (66.67%) VoIP
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) iSCSI
4 3 (50.00%) Presales
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) FCoE
4 3 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) CCIE

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) RIP
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco PIX
2 5 (83.33%) EIGRP
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) Multicast
2 5 (83.33%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (83.33%) SSL
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) iSCSI
3 4 (66.67%) VoIP
4 3 (50.00%) FCoE
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Consultant
1 5 (83.33%) Network Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Presales
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) NFS
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Brocade
2 1 (16.67%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
2 1 (16.67%) IronPort
2 1 (16.67%) Siemens
2 1 (16.67%) Trustwave
2 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard