The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 777 853 900
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +47
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 132 112 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.58% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 105 89 98
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £58,600
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £55,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-30.90% +30.95%

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
17097 19355 20378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.15% 17.91% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14201 15521 16305
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 131 £40,750 -22.38% 8
London +59 62 £53,000 +11.34% 4
South East -5 31 £50,000 -9.09% 2
City of London +63 24 £41,500 -20.95%
Berkshire +11 22 £55,000 -12.00%
North West +38 20 £34,000 +4.61%
South West - 19 £34,000 - 1
Merseyside - 19 £34,000 -
Liverpool - 19 £34,000 -
Street - 18 £34,000 -
Somerset - 18 £34,000 -
Reading +16 13 £50,000 -20.00%
West Midlands -10 11 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Hampshire +30 9 £37,500 -10.28% 2
Basingstoke -1 8 £37,500 -10.28% 2
Redditch - 8 £50,000 -
Worcestershire - 8 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire +6 3 £32,500 -38.09%
Yorkshire +5 3 £32,500 -38.09%
Leeds -2 3 £32,500 -38.09%
Birmingham -9 3 - -
Newbury - 3 £55,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £56,250 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £30,000 -
East of England - 2 £30,000 -
Slough +2 1 £35,000 -44.00%
Manchester -7 1 £31,500 -3.07%
Croydon - 1 £47,500 -
Havant - 1 £55,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £45,000 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VPLS.

1 219 (90.50%) MPLS
2 171 (70.66%) BGP
3 150 (61.98%) Cisco
4 144 (59.50%) WAN
5 137 (56.61%) VPN
6 130 (53.72%) Cisco Certification
7 126 (52.07%) Firewall
8 120 (49.59%) OSPF
9 118 (48.76%) Juniper
10 112 (46.28%) LAN
11 97 (40.08%) CCNP
12 88 (36.36%) Telecoms
13 80 (33.06%) EIGRP
14 75 (30.99%) Wireless
15 73 (30.17%) VoIP
16 69 (28.51%) IPsec
17 65 (26.86%) SSL
18 64 (26.45%) Data Centre
19 63 (26.03%) CCNA
20 62 (25.62%) TCP/IP
21 58 (23.97%) Presales
22 57 (23.55%) Spanning Tree
23 53 (21.90%) Multicast
24 49 (20.25%) Cisco ASA
25 46 (19.01%) ITIL
26 43 (17.77%) RIP
27 42 (17.36%) VMware
28 41 (16.94%) Cisco Wireless
29 35 (14.46%) Windows
29 35 (14.46%) VLAN

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 15 (6.20%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.55%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.24%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.37%) Office 365
2 10 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (3.72%) IaaS
4 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.41%) SaaS
6 1 (0.41%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 219 (90.50%) MPLS
2 171 (70.66%) BGP
3 144 (59.50%) WAN
4 137 (56.61%) VPN
5 126 (52.07%) Firewall
6 120 (49.59%) OSPF
7 112 (46.28%) LAN
8 80 (33.06%) EIGRP
9 75 (30.99%) Wireless
10 73 (30.17%) VoIP
11 69 (28.51%) IPsec
12 65 (26.86%) SSL
13 62 (25.62%) TCP/IP
14 57 (23.55%) Spanning Tree
15 53 (21.90%) Multicast
16 49 (20.25%) Cisco ASA
17 43 (17.77%) RIP
18 41 (16.94%) Cisco Wireless
19 35 (14.46%) VLAN
20 33 (13.64%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) Big Data
4 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 88 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 28 (11.57%) Marketing
3 13 (5.37%) Finance
4 7 (2.89%) Legal
5 6 (2.48%) Brand Awareness
6 4 (1.65%) Advertising
6 4 (1.65%) Electronics
6 4 (1.65%) German Language
6 4 (1.65%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.65%) Publishing
7 3 (1.24%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 97 (40.08%) Network Engineer
2 56 (23.14%) Consultant
3 41 (16.94%) Network Consultant
4 32 (13.22%) Cisco Consultant
4 32 (13.22%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 29 (11.98%) Support Engineer
6 27 (11.16%) Network Support
7 25 (10.33%) NOC Engineer
8 21 (8.68%) Network Support Engineer
9 20 (8.26%) Cisco Engineer
10 19 (7.85%) Presales Consultant
11 18 (7.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 17 (7.02%) Core Network Engineer
13 15 (6.20%) Senior Network Engineer
14 14 (5.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 13 (5.37%) Juniper Engineer
16 12 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
16 12 (4.96%) Business Manager
17 11 (4.55%) Analyst
17 11 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.16%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.24%) XMPP
3 2 (0.83%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 64 (26.45%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.96%) Clustering
3 12 (4.96%) IPTV
4 6 (2.48%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.07%) Wiki
6 3 (1.24%) iPad
6 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.24%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.24%) Replication
7 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.41%) Equities
8 1 (0.41%) Eurex
8 1 (0.41%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.46%) Windows
2 26 (10.74%) Linux
3 21 (8.68%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 11 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 10 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.83%) CatOS
10 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.97%) Presales
2 46 (19.01%) ITIL
3 24 (9.92%) Product Management
4 22 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 20 (8.26%) Network Design
6 19 (7.85%) Project Management
7 17 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
7 17 (7.02%) Time Management
8 16 (6.61%) Load Balancing
9 15 (6.20%) Capacity Management
10 13 (5.37%) Migration
10 13 (5.37%) Web Filtering
11 12 (4.96%) Customer Engagement
12 11 (4.55%) Network Management
13 10 (4.13%) Business Development
14 9 (3.72%) High Availability
15 8 (3.31%) Use Case
16 7 (2.89%) Change Management
17 6 (2.48%) Business Intelligence
17 6 (2.48%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.79%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.96%) SQL
3 9 (3.72%) Bash Shell
3 9 (3.72%) Perl
3 9 (3.72%) Python
4 7 (2.89%) C
5 1 (0.41%) Java
5 1 (0.41%) Korn
5 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 130 (53.72%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (40.08%) CCNP
3 63 (26.03%) CCNA
4 32 (13.22%) CCIE
5 29 (11.98%) Degree
6 28 (11.57%) JNCIA
7 23 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (9.09%) JNCIS
9 17 (7.02%) MCSA
10 13 (5.37%) MCSE
11 10 (4.13%) CCVP
12 8 (3.31%) RHCE
12 8 (3.31%) RHCSA
12 8 (3.31%) SCSA
13 6 (2.48%) MCDST
13 6 (2.48%) MCP
14 5 (2.07%) CISSP
15 4 (1.65%) CCDA
15 4 (1.65%) CCDP
15 4 (1.65%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.72%) HIPAA
1 9 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (3.72%) SLA
2 8 (3.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (11.57%) Hyper-V
3 15 (6.20%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.31%) vSphere
4 8 (3.31%) Xen
5 4 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.65%) XenApp
6 3 (1.24%) vCloud
7 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.83%) XenServer
8 1 (0.41%) NFS
8 1 (0.41%) Snort
8 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (9.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (4.13%) FortiGate
3 9 (3.72%) WSUS
4 7 (2.89%) SCCM
5 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (2.48%) SCDPM
6 4 (1.65%) Nagios
7 3 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.41%) Ansible
9 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.41%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 150 (61.98%) Cisco
2 118 (48.76%) Juniper
3 42 (17.36%) VMware
4 34 (14.05%) F5
5 22 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 20 (8.26%) Microsoft
7 18 (7.44%) CheckPoint
8 13 (5.37%) Meraki
8 13 (5.37%) Red Hat
8 13 (5.37%) Riverbed
9 12 (4.96%) Siebel
10 11 (4.55%) Blue Coat
10 11 (4.55%) Dell
11 10 (4.13%) HP
11 10 (4.13%) Intel Security
12 9 (3.72%) Citrix
13 8 (3.31%) BroadSoft
13 8 (3.31%) EMC
14 6 (2.48%) Avaya
14 6 (2.48%) NetApp
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