The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 798 782 768
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 99 149 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.72% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 84 136 108
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.94% +16.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18488 20643 19910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.54% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16512 16013
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VPLS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS within the UK.

VPLS Salary Trend in the UK

VPLS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 within the UK.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the UK

VPLS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
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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
England -5 96 £50,000 +5.26% 13
South East +49 42 £53,750 +36.07% 6
London -41 38 £56,250 +12.50% 7
Berkshire +18 24 £67,500 +8.00% 2
Reading - 18 £67,500 - 1
West Midlands -17 8 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire +17 7 £50,000 +2.56%
Leeds +7 7 £50,000 +2.56%
Yorkshire +5 7 £50,000 +2.56%
City of London -33 7 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Surrey - 6 £38,750 - 2
Maidenhead - 6 £62,500 - 1
Birmingham -10 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Sussex - 4 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 3 £40,000 -
Epsom - 3 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 2
Marlow - 2 - -
Basingstoke +12 1 £35,000 -11.39%
East Sussex +10 1 - -
Manchester -4 1 - -
Wales -5 1 £47,500 +2.70%
Hampshire -6 1 £35,000 -11.39%
North West -13 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £36,500 -
Reigate - 1 £52,500 - 2
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £36,500 -
South Wales - 1 £47,500 -
Scotland - 1 £50,000 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 231 (84.31%) MPLS
2 200 (72.99%) Cisco
3 172 (62.77%) BGP
4 158 (57.66%) Cisco Certification
5 155 (56.57%) Firewall
6 148 (54.01%) VPN
7 131 (47.81%) CCNP
8 126 (45.99%) WAN
9 116 (42.34%) LAN
10 112 (40.88%) Telecoms
11 104 (37.96%) OSPF
12 96 (35.04%) Cisco ASA
13 95 (34.67%) Data Centre
14 88 (32.12%) DNS
15 76 (27.74%) CheckPoint
16 69 (25.18%) Juniper
17 67 (24.45%) TCP/IP
17 67 (24.45%) F5
18 64 (23.36%) CCIE
19 61 (22.26%) Ethernet
20 59 (21.53%) Network Design
21 56 (20.44%) Cisco Nexus
22 55 (20.07%) Unified Communications
22 55 (20.07%) Windows
23 54 (19.71%) EIGRP
24 50 (18.25%) VLAN
24 50 (18.25%) HSRP
25 49 (17.88%) Degree
26 48 (17.52%) CCNA
27 47 (17.15%) Network Security

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.38%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.19%) Lync
4 2 (0.73%) CloudStack
4 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (9.12%) MS Visio
2 20 (7.30%) MS Excel
3 18 (6.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.84%) Office 365
2 12 (4.38%) IaaS
3 3 (1.09%) SaaS
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 231 (84.31%) MPLS
2 172 (62.77%) BGP
3 155 (56.57%) Firewall
4 148 (54.01%) VPN
5 126 (45.99%) WAN
6 116 (42.34%) LAN
7 104 (37.96%) OSPF
8 96 (35.04%) Cisco ASA
9 88 (32.12%) DNS
10 67 (24.45%) TCP/IP
11 61 (22.26%) Ethernet
12 56 (20.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 55 (20.07%) Unified Communications
14 54 (19.71%) EIGRP
15 50 (18.25%) VLAN
15 50 (18.25%) HSRP
16 47 (17.15%) Network Security
17 41 (14.96%) Wireless
18 35 (12.77%) Cisco IOS
19 34 (12.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.36%) Big Data
3 1 (0.36%) MySQL
General
1 112 (40.88%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.01%) Finance
3 10 (3.65%) Marketing
4 7 (2.55%) Retail
5 5 (1.82%) Legal
6 4 (1.46%) Billing
7 3 (1.09%) Advertising
8 2 (0.73%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 139 (50.73%) Network Engineer
2 60 (21.90%) Senior Network Engineer
3 24 (8.76%) Consultant
4 17 (6.20%) Support Engineer
5 16 (5.84%) Implementation Engineer
5 16 (5.84%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 15 (5.47%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 14 (5.11%) Design Engineer
7 14 (5.11%) Network Design Engineer
8 13 (4.74%) IP Engineer
8 13 (4.74%) Network Support
9 12 (4.38%) Sales Consultant
9 12 (4.38%) IP Network Engineer
9 12 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.01%) Network Support Engineer
11 10 (3.65%) Security Engineer
12 9 (3.28%) Senior Security Engineer
12 9 (3.28%) Architect
12 9 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
12 9 (3.28%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.74%) CSS
2 5 (1.82%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.09%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 95 (34.67%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.57%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.92%) User Experience
5 6 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.46%) Clustering
6 4 (1.46%) Statistics
6 4 (1.46%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.36%) Eurex
8 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.36%) Derivative
8 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.36%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.07%) Windows
2 39 (14.23%) Linux
3 20 (7.30%) Solaris
4 8 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.55%) UNIX
6 4 (1.46%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (21.53%) Network Design
2 45 (16.42%) ITIL
3 42 (15.33%) Load Balancing
4 35 (12.77%) Business Development
4 35 (12.77%) Network Monitoring
5 25 (9.12%) Mentoring
5 25 (9.12%) Network Architecture
6 18 (6.57%) Network Management
7 15 (5.47%) WAN Optimisation
7 15 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (5.11%) Migration
8 14 (5.11%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (4.74%) Project Management
9 13 (4.74%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.38%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (4.38%) Security Architecture
11 11 (4.01%) Business Continuity Planning
11 11 (4.01%) Business Continuity
11 11 (4.01%) BCP
12 10 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.57%) Perl
2 6 (2.19%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.82%) VB
4 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.09%) Python
5 2 (0.73%) C
6 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 158 (57.66%) Cisco Certification
2 131 (47.81%) CCNP
3 64 (23.36%) CCIE
4 49 (17.88%) Degree
5 48 (17.52%) CCNA
6 32 (11.68%) CCSA
7 27 (9.85%) CCIP
8 25 (9.12%) CCSE
9 15 (5.47%) Check Point Certification
10 14 (5.11%) CCDA
11 13 (4.74%) CCDP
12 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.19%) JNCIS
12 6 (2.19%) JNCIE
13 5 (1.82%) MCITP
13 5 (1.82%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.73%) CCSP
15 2 (0.73%) MCSA
15 2 (0.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (12.41%) SLA
2 11 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.01%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.46%) COBIT
4 3 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 30 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.46%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.09%) vSphere
5 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (7.30%) Cacti
2 19 (6.93%) SolarWinds Orion
3 17 (6.20%) OpenView
4 8 (2.92%) FortiGate
5 6 (2.19%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.46%) WSUS
6 4 (1.46%) SCCM
7 3 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.09%) Nagios
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 200 (72.99%) Cisco
2 76 (27.74%) CheckPoint
3 69 (25.18%) Juniper
4 67 (24.45%) F5
5 44 (16.06%) HP
6 41 (14.96%) VMware
7 33 (12.04%) Microsoft
8 25 (9.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 16 (5.84%) Nokia
10 12 (4.38%) BT
10 12 (4.38%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.55%) ProCurve
12 6 (2.19%) NetApp
12 6 (2.19%) Huawei
12 6 (2.19%) Aruba
13 5 (1.82%) Fortinet
13 5 (1.82%) Dell
13 5 (1.82%) Citrix
14 4 (1.46%) Synology
15 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
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