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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 822 845 754
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -91
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 89 119 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.66% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 65 105 201
Median salary £51,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%

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
15937 18148 20922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.89% 16.54% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13071 15088 16484
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 25 September 2016 within the UK.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the UK

VPLS
Top 22 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 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +30 87 £51,000 -7.27% 9
London +62 62 £51,000 -15.00% 7
City of London +75 21 £52,500 +16.66%
West Midlands -7 10 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Birmingham -13 10 £52,500 +13.51% 1
South East +8 9 £45,000 -18.18%
North West +21 7 £32,500 -
Hampshire +15 4 £32,500 -27.77%
Cheshire - 4 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £55,000 -
Croydon - 3 £47,500 -
Warrington - 3 £55,000 -
Berkshire +13 2 £45,000 -33.33%
Manchester -4 2 £30,000 -
Reading -4 2 £45,000 -33.33%
High Wycombe - 2 £55,000 -
Cheadle - 2 £30,000 -
Southampton - 2 £35,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £32,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £32,500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £53,500 -
Ringwood - 1 £30,000 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 182 (84.65%) MPLS
2 141 (65.58%) Cisco
3 140 (65.12%) BGP
4 120 (55.81%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (53.95%) WAN
6 106 (49.30%) Firewall
7 97 (45.12%) OSPF
8 89 (41.40%) VPN
9 81 (37.67%) LAN
10 80 (37.21%) CCNP
11 69 (32.09%) Juniper
11 69 (32.09%) DHCP
12 62 (28.84%) VoIP
13 60 (27.91%) CCNA
14 57 (26.51%) DNS
15 53 (24.65%) Telecoms
16 51 (23.72%) Wireless
17 49 (22.79%) ITIL
18 48 (22.33%) EIGRP
19 45 (20.93%) VMware
20 43 (20.00%) Windows
20 43 (20.00%) Presales
21 37 (17.21%) SSL
21 37 (17.21%) TCP/IP
22 34 (15.81%) VLAN
22 34 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
23 32 (14.88%) IPv6
24 31 (14.42%) Linux
24 31 (14.42%) Internet
24 31 (14.42%) Hyper-V

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 18 (8.37%) OpenStack
2 17 (7.91%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.58%) Skype for Business
4 10 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.33%) IIS
6 5 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.86%) IaaS
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 182 (84.65%) MPLS
2 140 (65.12%) BGP
3 116 (53.95%) WAN
4 106 (49.30%) Firewall
5 97 (45.12%) OSPF
6 89 (41.40%) VPN
7 81 (37.67%) LAN
8 69 (32.09%) DHCP
9 62 (28.84%) VoIP
10 57 (26.51%) DNS
11 51 (23.72%) Wireless
12 48 (22.33%) EIGRP
13 37 (17.21%) SSL
13 37 (17.21%) TCP/IP
14 34 (15.81%) VLAN
15 32 (14.88%) IPv6
16 31 (14.42%) Internet
17 29 (13.49%) IPsec
18 26 (12.09%) Spanning Tree
18 26 (12.09%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (24.65%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.44%) Finance
3 8 (3.72%) Marketing
4 5 (2.33%) French Language
5 4 (1.86%) Law
5 4 (1.86%) Publishing
5 4 (1.86%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 80 (37.21%) Network Engineer
2 28 (13.02%) Cisco Engineer
2 28 (13.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 28 (13.02%) Consultant
3 20 (9.30%) Network Consultant
3 20 (9.30%) Network Support
3 20 (9.30%) Presales Consultant
4 19 (8.84%) NOC Engineer
4 19 (8.84%) Senior Network Engineer
5 18 (8.37%) WAN Engineer
6 13 (6.05%) Broadband Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Cloud Consultant
7 12 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) IP Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Solutions Consultant
7 12 (5.58%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Test Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Voice Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.70%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.86%) RFC 2547
3 2 (0.93%) XMPP
4 1 (0.47%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 23 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.58%) Virtual Team
4 10 (4.65%) Clustering
5 9 (4.19%) IPTV
5 9 (4.19%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (2.33%) Wiki
7 4 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.86%) iPad
7 4 (1.86%) Replication
8 2 (0.93%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Handset
9 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.00%) Windows
2 31 (14.42%) Linux
3 30 (13.95%) Windows Server
4 21 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.86%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.86%) Unix
8 1 (0.47%) VMS
8 1 (0.47%) VyOS
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.79%) ITIL
2 43 (20.00%) Presales
3 22 (10.23%) Change Management
4 21 (9.77%) Load Balancing
5 18 (8.37%) Capacity Management
5 18 (8.37%) Migration
6 17 (7.91%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (7.91%) Network Design
7 13 (6.05%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (6.05%) Web Filtering
8 12 (5.58%) Functional Testing
8 12 (5.58%) High Availability
8 12 (5.58%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (5.58%) SIEM
8 12 (5.58%) Test Automation
8 12 (5.58%) Virtual Team Management
9 11 (5.12%) Network Management
9 11 (5.12%) Product Management
10 10 (4.65%) Use Case
11 9 (4.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.70%) Python
2 13 (6.05%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.58%) Bash Shell
4 11 (5.12%) Perl
5 10 (4.65%) SQL
6 1 (0.47%) C
6 1 (0.47%) Java
6 1 (0.47%) Korn
6 1 (0.47%) Ruby
6 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (55.81%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (37.21%) CCNP
3 60 (27.91%) CCNA
4 27 (12.56%) CCIE
5 26 (12.09%) Degree
6 22 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (9.77%) MCSA
8 18 (8.37%) MCSE
9 16 (7.44%) JNCIS
10 13 (6.05%) CCIP
10 13 (6.05%) JNCIA
11 10 (4.65%) CCDA
11 10 (4.65%) CCDP
11 10 (4.65%) RHCE
11 10 (4.65%) RHCSA
11 10 (4.65%) SCSA
12 8 (3.72%) CISSP
13 6 (2.79%) CCVP
13 6 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.70%) SLA
2 10 (4.65%) HIPAA
2 10 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 34 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (14.42%) Hyper-V
3 25 (11.63%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.65%) Xen
5 8 (3.72%) vSphere
6 6 (2.79%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.79%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.79%) XenApp
7 5 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.40%) pfSense
10 2 (0.93%) XenServer
11 1 (0.47%) Snort
11 1 (0.47%) vCloud
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (9.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.26%) Nagios
2 7 (3.26%) SCCM
3 4 (1.86%) Cacti
3 4 (1.86%) WSUS
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.93%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.47%) Ansible
5 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.47%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 141 (65.58%) Cisco
2 69 (32.09%) Juniper
3 45 (20.93%) VMware
4 22 (10.23%) CheckPoint
4 22 (10.23%) F5
5 19 (8.84%) Palo Alto
6 15 (6.98%) SolarWinds
7 14 (6.51%) Riverbed
8 13 (6.05%) Avaya
8 13 (6.05%) BroadSoft
8 13 (6.05%) HP
8 13 (6.05%) Huawei
8 13 (6.05%) Meraki
8 13 (6.05%) Nokia
9 10 (4.65%) Citrix
9 10 (4.65%) Microsoft
10 8 (3.72%) SonicWALL
11 7 (3.26%) Blue Coat
11 7 (3.26%) EMC
11 7 (3.26%) Symantec
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