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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 671 752 758
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 187 115 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 0.65% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 143 103 90
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £36,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £69,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.54%

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
18604 17608 21088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 16.88% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14872 13845 17157
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
(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
England +79 182 £46,750 +3.88% 14
London +93 118 £49,500 -10.00% 8
City of London +37 49 £46,000 -3.15% 6
South East -21 23 £47,500 +16.56% 5
West Midlands -8 18 £45,000 -10.00%
Birmingham +4 15 £36,000 -28.00%
Nottingham - 10 - -
East Midlands - 10 - -
East Sussex - 10 £47,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 10 - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 9 - - 1
Berkshire -3 8 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Manchester +6 6 £32,500 -23.52% 1
North West -3 6 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Reading -1 5 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Leeds -21 5 £52,500 +16.66%
West Yorkshire -31 5 £52,500 +16.66%
Yorkshire -31 5 £52,500 +16.66%
South Wales - 5 £59,000 -
Wales - 5 £59,000 -
Bolton - 5 £32,500 -
Cwmbran - 4 £59,000 -
Torfaen - 4 £59,000 -
Solihull - 3 £47,500 -
Hampshire -18 2 £39,500 +2.59%
Oxfordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Docklands, London - 2 £57,500 -
Thame - 2 £40,000 -
Slough - 2 £62,500 -
Basingstoke +1 1 £37,000 -10.84%

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 323 (88.01%) MPLS
2 261 (71.12%) Cisco
3 234 (63.76%) BGP
4 214 (58.31%) VPN
5 212 (57.77%) Cisco Certification
6 197 (53.68%) WAN
7 188 (51.23%) CCNP
8 171 (46.59%) Firewall
9 158 (43.05%) Telecoms
10 144 (39.24%) OSPF
11 134 (36.51%) LAN
12 117 (31.88%) Wireless
13 106 (28.88%) EIGRP
14 100 (27.25%) HSRP
15 93 (25.34%) Cisco ASA
16 91 (24.80%) DNS
17 87 (23.71%) CCNA
18 80 (21.80%) HP
18 80 (21.80%) Network Design
19 77 (20.98%) Juniper
20 76 (20.71%) TCP/IP
21 71 (19.35%) CCIE
21 71 (19.35%) CheckPoint
22 67 (18.26%) Windows
23 66 (17.98%) VoIP
23 66 (17.98%) Ethernet
24 65 (17.71%) VMware
24 65 (17.71%) Network Security
25 64 (17.44%) ITIL
26 60 (16.35%) VLAN

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 27 (7.36%) Lync
2 21 (5.72%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 34 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.81%) MS Visio
3 16 (4.36%) MS Office
4 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.45%) IaaS
2 6 (1.63%) PaaS
3 5 (1.36%) Office 365
4 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.82%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 323 (88.01%) MPLS
2 234 (63.76%) BGP
3 214 (58.31%) VPN
4 197 (53.68%) WAN
5 171 (46.59%) Firewall
6 144 (39.24%) OSPF
7 134 (36.51%) LAN
8 117 (31.88%) Wireless
9 106 (28.88%) EIGRP
10 100 (27.25%) HSRP
11 93 (25.34%) Cisco ASA
12 91 (24.80%) DNS
13 76 (20.71%) TCP/IP
14 66 (17.98%) Ethernet
14 66 (17.98%) VoIP
15 65 (17.71%) Network Security
16 60 (16.35%) VLAN
17 55 (14.99%) Unified Communications
18 51 (13.90%) VRRP
19 49 (13.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.72%) SQL Server
1 10 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.63%) Big Data
3 6 (1.63%) Data Mining
General
1 158 (43.05%) Telecoms
2 37 (10.08%) Finance
3 32 (8.72%) Advertising
4 23 (6.27%) Marketing
5 16 (4.36%) Retail
6 10 (2.72%) Law
7 8 (2.18%) Legal
8 5 (1.36%) French Language
9 3 (0.82%) Billing
9 3 (0.82%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 192 (52.32%) Network Engineer
2 72 (19.62%) Senior Network Engineer
3 49 (13.35%) Consultant
4 36 (9.81%) IP Engineer
5 35 (9.54%) IP Network Engineer
6 29 (7.90%) Support Engineer
7 28 (7.63%) Network Support
8 26 (7.08%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 23 (6.27%) Network Support Engineer
10 19 (5.18%) Network Consultant
11 15 (4.09%) Architect
12 13 (3.54%) Sales Consultant
12 13 (3.54%) Design Engineer
13 12 (3.27%) Network Design Engineer
14 10 (2.72%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 10 (2.72%) Cisco Engineer
14 10 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (2.45%) Implementation Engineer
16 8 (2.18%) IT Support
16 8 (2.18%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.91%) XMPP
2 2 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.90%) Performance Metrics
2 18 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 7 (1.91%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.09%) User Experience
5 3 (0.82%) Clustering
5 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.54%) Statistics
7 1 (0.27%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.27%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.27%) NHS
7 1 (0.27%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.27%) PKI
7 1 (0.27%) Derivative
7 1 (0.27%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 67 (18.26%) Windows
2 53 (14.44%) Linux
3 16 (4.36%) Solaris
4 12 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.18%) Mac OS
5 8 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.18%) UNIX
6 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (21.80%) Network Design
2 64 (17.44%) ITIL
3 43 (11.72%) Load Balancing
4 41 (11.17%) Network Architecture
5 36 (9.81%) Network Monitoring
6 35 (9.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (8.72%) Business Development
8 31 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
9 25 (6.81%) Service Delivery
10 24 (6.54%) Project Management
11 22 (5.99%) Security Architecture
12 21 (5.72%) Migration
12 21 (5.72%) WAN Optimisation
13 20 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
14 16 (4.36%) PRINCE2
15 13 (3.54%) Change Management
15 13 (3.54%) Performance Testing
15 13 (3.54%) Capacity Management
15 13 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
16 12 (3.27%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.91%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.36%) VB
3 3 (0.82%) SQL
4 2 (0.54%) C
4 2 (0.54%) Java
5 1 (0.27%) Perl
5 1 (0.27%) C#
5 1 (0.27%) VBScript
5 1 (0.27%) Ruby
5 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 212 (57.77%) Cisco Certification
2 188 (51.23%) CCNP
3 87 (23.71%) CCNA
4 71 (19.35%) CCIE
5 54 (14.71%) Degree
6 33 (8.99%) CCDA
7 31 (8.45%) CCDP
8 23 (6.27%) CCSA
9 21 (5.72%) VCP4
10 19 (5.18%) CCIP
11 14 (3.81%) CCSE
11 14 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (3.54%) JNCIE
13 12 (3.27%) VCP5
14 8 (2.18%) CISSP
15 7 (1.91%) CCVP
15 7 (1.91%) MCSA
15 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (1.63%) MCSE
16 6 (1.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (16.08%) SLA
2 20 (5.45%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 37 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (7.90%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.00%) vSphere
4 8 (2.18%) Terminal Services
5 6 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.82%) Snort
7 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.27%) XenServer
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) KVM
7 1 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 32 (8.72%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (4.36%) SolarWinds Orion
3 14 (3.81%) Cacti
4 12 (3.27%) OpenView
5 7 (1.91%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (1.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.63%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.09%) Nagios
9 3 (0.82%) WSUS
10 2 (0.54%) SCOM
10 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.27%) Puppet
11 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 261 (71.12%) Cisco
2 80 (21.80%) HP
3 77 (20.98%) Juniper
4 71 (19.35%) CheckPoint
5 65 (17.71%) VMware
6 52 (14.17%) F5
7 46 (12.53%) SolarWinds
8 44 (11.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 32 (8.72%) Citrix
10 29 (7.90%) Microsoft
11 13 (3.54%) Riverbed
11 13 (3.54%) Aruba
12 12 (3.27%) Avaya
13 10 (2.72%) Blue Coat
14 9 (2.45%) Dell
15 8 (2.18%) EMC
15 8 (2.18%) Nortel
15 8 (2.18%) IBM
16 7 (1.91%) Fortinet
17 6 (1.63%) Huawei
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