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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - 225 211
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.017% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.099% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+39.24% +12.85%
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
1070 1012 909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.45% 17.25% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 895 794 777
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,250 £57,500
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