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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 815 780 833
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +53
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 119 170 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 0.88% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 109 136 96
Average salary £44,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.36% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%

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
17295 19322 17834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 18.14% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14387 15668 13992
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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 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 -49 112 £44,000 -7.36% 17
London -39 66 £45,000 -12.19% 7
City of London +45 32 £44,000 +1.73% 1
South East +18 22 £45,000 +14.64% 7
Berkshire +11 12 £50,000 +35.13% 1
West Midlands -19 10 £42,500 +18.05% 1
Reading +8 9 £60,000 +62.16%
Redditch - 8 £42,500 - 1
Worcestershire - 8 £42,500 - 1
Surrey - 6 £37,500 - 3
Epsom - 6 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +6 5 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Wales +5 5 £50,000 -15.25%
East of England -1 5 £30,000 -29.41% 1
South Wales -2 5 £50,000 -15.25%
West Yorkshire +13 4 £43,750 -12.50% 1
Hampshire +11 4 £42,500 +14.86% 3
Cardiff +1 4 £50,000 +29.87%
Bedfordshire - 4 £30,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -2 3 £30,000 -29.41%
South West - 3 £47,500 -
Bracknell - 3 £45,000 - 1
Basingstoke +16 2 £35,000 -5.40%
Leeds +4 2 £50,000 -
Swindon - 2 £47,500 -
Telford - 2 £41,000 -
Ilkley - 2 £42,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £47,500 -
Shropshire - 2 £41,000 -
Manchester +24 1 £35,000 +30.84%

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 252 (88.73%) MPLS
2 213 (75.00%) Cisco
3 184 (64.79%) BGP
4 156 (54.93%) Telecoms
5 145 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
6 142 (50.00%) Firewall
7 134 (47.18%) VPN
8 127 (44.72%) OSPF
9 117 (41.20%) WAN
10 109 (38.38%) LAN
11 102 (35.92%) Juniper
12 98 (34.51%) Data Centre
13 95 (33.45%) CCNP
14 73 (25.70%) Network Design
15 68 (23.94%) CCNA
16 64 (22.54%) TCP/IP
17 63 (22.18%) IPsec
18 61 (21.48%) DNS
18 61 (21.48%) Windows
19 60 (21.13%) VMware
20 55 (19.37%) Degree
20 55 (19.37%) Ethernet
21 52 (18.31%) VLAN
22 51 (17.96%) Cisco ASA
22 51 (17.96%) Presales
23 49 (17.25%) Linux
24 46 (16.20%) Microsoft
24 46 (16.20%) Finance
25 44 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
26 42 (14.79%) Network Security

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 16 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.76%) IIS
3 5 (1.76%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.70%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 24 (8.45%) MS Office
3 21 (7.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (3.87%) Office 365
2 10 (3.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (3.52%) SoftLayer
3 5 (1.76%) IaaS
4 3 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.06%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 252 (88.73%) MPLS
2 184 (64.79%) BGP
3 142 (50.00%) Firewall
4 134 (47.18%) VPN
5 127 (44.72%) OSPF
6 117 (41.20%) WAN
7 109 (38.38%) LAN
8 64 (22.54%) TCP/IP
9 63 (22.18%) IPsec
10 61 (21.48%) DNS
11 55 (19.37%) Ethernet
12 52 (18.31%) VLAN
13 51 (17.96%) Cisco ASA
14 42 (14.79%) Network Security
15 41 (14.44%) Cisco IOS
15 41 (14.44%) VoIP
16 38 (13.38%) Spanning Tree
17 37 (13.03%) EIGRP
17 37 (13.03%) Junos
18 36 (12.68%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.63%) SQL Server
1 16 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.70%) Big Data
4 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.35%) MySQL
General
1 156 (54.93%) Telecoms
2 46 (16.20%) Finance
3 36 (12.68%) Marketing
4 12 (4.23%) Legal
4 12 (4.23%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.52%) Electronics
6 8 (2.82%) Brand Awareness
7 5 (1.76%) Advertising
8 3 (1.06%) Back Office
8 3 (1.06%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (52.11%) Network Engineer
2 41 (14.44%) Support Engineer
3 40 (14.08%) Cisco Engineer
4 37 (13.03%) Network Support
5 35 (12.32%) Consultant
6 33 (11.62%) Network Support Engineer
7 30 (10.56%) Senior Network Engineer
8 29 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 28 (9.86%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (9.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 23 (8.10%) Network Consultant
12 22 (7.75%) NOC Engineer
13 21 (7.39%) Administrator
14 20 (7.04%) Core Network Engineer
15 19 (6.69%) Architect
16 15 (5.28%) Cisco Consultant
16 15 (5.28%) Infrastructure Architect
16 15 (5.28%) Network Architect
16 15 (5.28%) Presales Consultant
16 15 (5.28%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.87%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.17%) CSS
3 4 (1.41%) RFC 2547
4 1 (0.35%) Express
4 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 98 (34.51%) Data Centre
2 37 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (10.56%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.58%) Clustering
5 8 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.46%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.11%) Replication
8 4 (1.41%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.06%) Equities
9 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.06%) SecurID
9 3 (1.06%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.35%) Eurex
10 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.35%) PKI
10 1 (0.35%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (21.48%) Windows
2 49 (17.25%) Linux
3 26 (9.15%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.39%) Solaris
5 18 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.46%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.46%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.70%) CatOS
11 1 (0.35%) CentOS
11 1 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.70%) Network Design
2 51 (17.96%) Presales
3 40 (14.08%) ITIL
4 36 (12.68%) Load Balancing
5 30 (10.56%) Time Management
6 28 (9.86%) High Availability
7 26 (9.15%) Capacity Planning
8 24 (8.45%) Network Management
9 21 (7.39%) ITIL V3
9 21 (7.39%) Service Delivery
10 18 (6.34%) Network Load Balancing
11 16 (5.63%) Project Management
12 13 (4.58%) Capacity Management
12 13 (4.58%) Data Centre Operations
12 13 (4.58%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (3.52%) Digital Marketing
14 10 (3.52%) Programme Management
14 10 (3.52%) Security Testing
15 9 (3.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.69%) Perl
2 12 (4.23%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.23%) SQL
3 8 (2.82%) Bash Shell
3 8 (2.82%) Python
4 3 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 145 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (33.45%) CCNP
3 68 (23.94%) CCNA
4 55 (19.37%) Degree
5 30 (10.56%) CCIP
6 27 (9.51%) CCIE
7 25 (8.80%) JNCIA
7 25 (8.80%) JNCIS
8 16 (5.63%) CCSP
9 14 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (4.58%) JNCIP
10 13 (4.58%) MCSA
11 12 (4.23%) Check Point Certification
12 9 (3.17%) SC Cleared
12 9 (3.17%) Security Cleared
13 8 (2.82%) CCSA
14 7 (2.46%) CCDP
15 6 (2.11%) MCSE
16 4 (1.41%) JNCIE
17 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.82%) SLA
2 6 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.76%) COBIT
4 2 (0.70%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (10.21%) Active Directory
3 22 (7.75%) Hyper-V
3 22 (7.75%) vSphere
4 10 (3.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (3.17%) Docker
5 9 (3.17%) XenServer
6 7 (2.46%) RHEV
7 5 (1.76%) XenApp
7 5 (1.76%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.06%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) vCloud
9 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (4.93%) SolarWinds Orion
2 13 (4.58%) Nagios
3 12 (4.23%) Cacti
4 11 (3.87%) OpenView
5 10 (3.52%) Iperf
5 10 (3.52%) SCCM
6 5 (1.76%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.41%) WSUS
8 3 (1.06%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.70%) QRadar
9 2 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.35%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 213 (75.00%) Cisco
2 102 (35.92%) Juniper
3 60 (21.13%) VMware
4 46 (16.20%) Microsoft
5 37 (13.03%) F5
6 36 (12.68%) Palo Alto
7 29 (10.21%) HP
8 25 (8.80%) Red Hat
9 24 (8.45%) Brocade
10 23 (8.10%) CheckPoint
11 16 (5.63%) Riverbed
12 15 (5.28%) Citrix
13 13 (4.58%) NetApp
14 11 (3.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 11 (3.87%) WatchGuard
15 10 (3.52%) Dell
15 10 (3.52%) Google
15 10 (3.52%) SAP
16 9 (3.17%) EMC
17 8 (2.82%) BT
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