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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
UK
Rank 773 844 769
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -75
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 89 108 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.62% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 73 98 145
Median salary £55,000 £44,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,825 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -10.52%

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
13611 17536 19173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 17.12% 18.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11138 14600 15513
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 22 February 2017 within the UK.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the UK

VPLS
Top 25 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 22 February 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 +57 87 £55,500 +30.58% 13
London +79 69 £57,500 +30.68% 11
West Midlands +22 12 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Shropshire - 11 £35,000 - 1
City of London +4 9 £51,250 +16.47% 2
Telford - 8 £35,000 - 1
Canary Wharf - 4 £70,000 -
Hounslow - 4 £47,500 -
South West +20 3 £60,000 +26.31%
Croydon - 3 £55,000 - 1
Wales +10 2 £50,000 -16.66%
Bristol +6 2 - -
West Wales - 2 £50,000 -
Swansea - 2 £50,000 -
South East +55 1 £45,000 -
Surrey +51 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire +28 1 £21,000 -50.58%
Hull -1 1 £21,000 -40.00%
East Yorkshire -2 1 £21,000 -40.00%
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £60,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £52,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £60,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £37,500 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 156 (87.15%) MPLS
2 152 (84.92%) Cisco
3 111 (62.01%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (61.45%) Firewall
5 96 (53.63%) VPN
6 94 (52.51%) WAN
7 92 (51.40%) CCNP
8 83 (46.37%) BGP
9 75 (41.90%) Network Security
10 71 (39.66%) OSPF
11 59 (32.96%) Data Centre
12 58 (32.40%) Juniper
13 56 (31.28%) LAN
14 51 (28.49%) DNS
15 44 (24.58%) DHCP
15 44 (24.58%) Cisco Nexus
16 41 (22.91%) VoIP
17 40 (22.35%) Network Design
18 38 (21.23%) Cisco ASA
19 37 (20.67%) Wireless
20 36 (20.11%) Telecoms
20 36 (20.11%) SolarWinds
21 34 (18.99%) VLAN
21 34 (18.99%) Windows
21 34 (18.99%) CCNA
21 34 (18.99%) Junos
22 30 (16.76%) Presales
22 30 (16.76%) Network Management
23 29 (16.20%) Nagios
23 29 (16.20%) CheckPoint

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 5 (2.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.68%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (5.03%) MS Office
2 8 (4.47%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.12%) IaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 156 (87.15%) MPLS
2 110 (61.45%) Firewall
3 96 (53.63%) VPN
4 94 (52.51%) WAN
5 83 (46.37%) BGP
6 75 (41.90%) Network Security
7 71 (39.66%) OSPF
8 56 (31.28%) LAN
9 51 (28.49%) DNS
10 44 (24.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 44 (24.58%) DHCP
11 41 (22.91%) VoIP
12 38 (21.23%) Cisco ASA
13 37 (20.67%) Wireless
14 34 (18.99%) Junos
14 34 (18.99%) VLAN
15 26 (14.53%) EIGRP
16 25 (13.97%) Cisco IOS
16 25 (13.97%) Ethernet
16 25 (13.97%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 36 (20.11%) Telecoms
2 24 (13.41%) Finance
3 10 (5.59%) Marketing
4 8 (4.47%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.23%) Brand Awareness
5 4 (2.23%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.68%) Electronics
6 3 (1.68%) French Language
6 3 (1.68%) Legal
7 2 (1.12%) Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (61.45%) Network Engineer
2 38 (21.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 28 (15.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 28 (15.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (11.73%) Juniper Engineer
5 16 (8.94%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 16 (8.94%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 14 (7.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 14 (7.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (7.82%) Security Engineer
7 12 (6.70%) Architect
7 12 (6.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 12 (6.70%) Senior Security Engineer
8 10 (5.59%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 10 (5.59%) Cisco Architect
8 10 (5.59%) Cisco Network Architect
8 10 (5.59%) LAN Engineer
8 10 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.03%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 9 (5.03%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.68%) REST
2 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 59 (32.96%) Data Centre
2 28 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.94%) Virtual Team
4 13 (7.26%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.68%) Eurex
7 2 (1.12%) Clustering
8 1 (0.56%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.99%) Windows
2 26 (14.53%) Linux
3 23 (12.85%) Windows Server
4 14 (7.82%) Unix
5 7 (3.91%) VyOS
6 6 (3.35%) Solaris
7 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.12%) CatOS
8 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.35%) Network Design
2 30 (16.76%) Network Management
2 30 (16.76%) Presales
3 27 (15.08%) ITIL
3 27 (15.08%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (7.82%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (7.82%) Load Balancing
5 11 (6.15%) Mentoring
5 11 (6.15%) Problem Management
5 11 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (5.59%) Change Management
6 10 (5.59%) Project Management
7 9 (5.03%) Capacity Management
7 9 (5.03%) Low Latency
8 8 (4.47%) Network Architecture
8 8 (4.47%) Network Load Balancing
8 8 (4.47%) Time Management
9 7 (3.91%) Business Development
9 7 (3.91%) High Availability
10 6 (3.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.47%) Python
2 3 (1.68%) SQL
3 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.56%) Perl
4 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 111 (62.01%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (51.40%) CCNP
3 34 (18.99%) CCNA
4 25 (13.97%) CCIE
5 24 (13.41%) Degree
6 18 (10.06%) JNCIS
7 17 (9.50%) JNCIP
8 9 (5.03%) CCIP
9 8 (4.47%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (3.91%) A+ Certification
10 7 (3.91%) CCDP
10 7 (3.91%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.68%) CCDA
13 2 (1.12%) CCENT
13 2 (1.12%) MCSE
13 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
14 1 (0.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.91%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 15 (8.38%) Hyper-V
2 13 (7.26%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.68%) pfSense
4 3 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.68%) vSphere
5 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.12%) NFS
6 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (16.20%) Nagios
2 15 (8.38%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (5.03%) Cacti
3 9 (5.03%) HAProxy
4 6 (3.35%) OpenView
4 6 (3.35%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.68%) Puppet
6 2 (1.12%) SCCM
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 152 (84.92%) Cisco
2 58 (32.40%) Juniper
3 36 (20.11%) SolarWinds
4 29 (16.20%) CheckPoint
5 28 (15.64%) F5
5 28 (15.64%) VMware
6 22 (12.29%) Palo Alto
7 21 (11.73%) SonicWALL
8 19 (10.61%) Fortinet
9 18 (10.06%) Brocade
10 14 (7.82%) HP
10 14 (7.82%) Microsoft
11 11 (6.15%) Avaya
11 11 (6.15%) ProCurve
11 11 (6.15%) WatchGuard
12 9 (5.03%) Riverbed
13 8 (4.47%) Meraki
14 7 (3.91%) Aruba
14 7 (3.91%) EMC
14 7 (3.91%) Ubiquiti
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