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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
UK
Rank 769 795 805
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 76 152 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.91% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 61 137 115
Median salary £55,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.84% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,200 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £53,750 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +9.37%

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
14078 16773 18893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.77% 16.75% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11489 13935 15340
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 19 January 2017 within the UK.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the UK

VPLS
Top 27 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -2 75 £56,500 +21.50% 4
London +12 56 £57,500 +21.05% 3
City of London +10 12 £57,500 +30.68% 1
West Midlands +1 7 £43,750 +2.94% 1
South East +37 6 £57,500 +27.77%
South West +18 4 £60,000 +26.31%
Shropshire -9 4 £31,750 -22.56% 1
Berkshire +35 3 £60,000 +9.09%
Canary Wharf -15 3 £70,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £55,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Reading +33 1 £67,500 +12.50%
West Yorkshire +29 1 £36,000 -17.71%
Yorkshire +24 1 £36,000 -15.29%
Wales +4 1 £50,000 -
Telford -7 1 £31,750 -22.56% 1
West Wales - 1 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £60,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £52,500 -
Swansea - 1 £50,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £52,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £60,000 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £36,000 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 130 (83.87%) Cisco
2 126 (81.29%) MPLS
3 97 (62.58%) Cisco Certification
4 90 (58.06%) Firewall
5 80 (51.61%) VPN
6 78 (50.32%) CCNP
7 77 (49.68%) WAN
8 70 (45.16%) BGP
9 65 (41.94%) Network Security
10 60 (38.71%) LAN
11 55 (35.48%) OSPF
12 51 (32.90%) Juniper
13 49 (31.61%) DHCP
14 46 (29.68%) DNS
15 42 (27.10%) Data Centre
16 38 (24.52%) VoIP
17 33 (21.29%) Cisco Nexus
18 32 (20.65%) CCNA
19 29 (18.71%) Network Design
20 27 (17.42%) SolarWinds
20 27 (17.42%) Presales
21 26 (16.77%) Network Management
21 26 (16.77%) CheckPoint
21 26 (16.77%) Telecoms
22 25 (16.13%) ITIL
22 25 (16.13%) Windows
22 25 (16.13%) Junos
22 25 (16.13%) VLAN
23 24 (15.48%) Ethernet
23 24 (15.48%) VMware

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 11 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.58%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.58%) MS Office
2 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.29%) IaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 126 (81.29%) MPLS
2 90 (58.06%) Firewall
3 80 (51.61%) VPN
4 77 (49.68%) WAN
5 70 (45.16%) BGP
6 65 (41.94%) Network Security
7 60 (38.71%) LAN
8 55 (35.48%) OSPF
9 49 (31.61%) DHCP
10 46 (29.68%) DNS
11 38 (24.52%) VoIP
12 33 (21.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (16.13%) Junos
13 25 (16.13%) VLAN
14 24 (15.48%) Ethernet
15 23 (14.84%) EIGRP
15 23 (14.84%) Wireless
16 22 (14.19%) TCP/IP
17 20 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
18 19 (12.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (16.77%) Telecoms
2 20 (12.90%) Finance
3 5 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.23%) Marketing
3 5 (3.23%) Spanish Language
4 4 (2.58%) French Language
5 2 (1.29%) Banking
5 2 (1.29%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (56.77%) Network Engineer
2 32 (20.65%) Senior Network Engineer
3 22 (14.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (14.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 19 (12.26%) Juniper Engineer
5 16 (10.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (8.39%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (8.39%) Security Engineer
7 12 (7.74%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 12 (7.74%) Senior Security Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) Broadband Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) LAN Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) IP Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) WAN Engineer
10 8 (5.16%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 8 (5.16%) Presales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.29%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (27.10%) Data Centre
2 23 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.32%) Virtual Team
4 9 (5.81%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.29%) IPTV
7 1 (0.65%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Eurex
7 1 (0.65%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.13%) Windows
2 19 (12.26%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.32%) Linux
4 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.52%) Unix
7 1 (0.65%) CatOS
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
7 1 (0.65%) VMS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.71%) Network Design
2 27 (17.42%) Presales
3 26 (16.77%) Network Management
4 25 (16.13%) ITIL
5 15 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (9.03%) Change Management
7 12 (7.74%) Load Balancing
8 11 (7.10%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (7.10%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.10%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (6.45%) Migration
10 9 (5.81%) Capacity Management
10 9 (5.81%) Functional Testing
10 9 (5.81%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (5.81%) Problem Management
10 9 (5.81%) Project Management
10 9 (5.81%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.16%) Network Load Balancing
11 8 (5.16%) Time Management
12 7 (4.52%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.10%) Python
2 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.65%) Perl
2 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (62.58%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (50.32%) CCNP
3 32 (20.65%) CCNA
4 19 (12.26%) CCIE
5 17 (10.97%) Degree
6 14 (9.03%) JNCIP
6 14 (9.03%) JNCIS
7 10 (6.45%) CCDP
7 10 (6.45%) CCIP
8 7 (4.52%) A+ Certification
8 7 (4.52%) CCDA
8 7 (4.52%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.94%) MCSE
11 3 (1.94%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.29%) CCENT
12 2 (1.29%) MCSA
12 2 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 17 (10.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.29%) NFS
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.65%) vSphere
6 1 (0.65%) Xen
6 1 (0.65%) XenApp
6 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (12.26%) Nagios
2 10 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (4.52%) HAProxy
4 4 (2.58%) Cacti
5 3 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.29%) Puppet
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.65%) OpenView
7 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 130 (83.87%) Cisco
2 51 (32.90%) Juniper
3 27 (17.42%) SolarWinds
4 26 (16.77%) CheckPoint
5 24 (15.48%) VMware
6 22 (14.19%) F5
7 18 (11.61%) Fortinet
8 15 (9.68%) Palo Alto
9 13 (8.39%) SonicWALL
10 12 (7.74%) Avaya
11 10 (6.45%) Brocade
11 10 (6.45%) Nokia
12 9 (5.81%) Huawei
12 9 (5.81%) WatchGuard
13 8 (5.16%) HP
14 7 (4.52%) Riverbed
15 6 (3.87%) BT
15 6 (3.87%) Microsoft
16 5 (3.23%) Extreme Networks
17 4 (2.58%) ProCurve
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