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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 719 806 737
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -69
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 172 127 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.62% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 128 110 139
Average salary £47,600 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,350 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +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
20150 20460 22469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.21% 17.04% 20.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15949 16206 18144
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
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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 +61 170 £47,700 +12.23% 16
London +50 86 £47,500 +5.55% 6
South East +36 47 £55,000 +30.95% 6
City of London +44 36 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Berkshire +10 19 £62,500 +25.00% 3
West Midlands - 17 £45,000 - 1
Birmingham - 13 £45,000 -
Reading +4 11 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Surrey +21 10 £50,000 +5.26%
Nottinghamshire - 10 - -
East Sussex - 10 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 10 - -
Nottingham - 10 - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 7 - -
North West +15 5 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Manchester +8 5 £32,500 -23.52% 1
West Yorkshire +6 5 £52,500 +16.66%
Leeds 0 5 £52,500 +16.66%
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £55,000 -12.00% 3
Yorkshire -14 5 £52,500 +45.83% 1
Slough - 5 £62,500 - 1
Bolton - 5 £32,500 -
Epsom - 4 £37,500 -
Oxted - 4 £55,000 -
Solihull - 3 £47,500 -
High Wycombe - 3 £55,000 - 2
Hampshire -13 2 £41,900 +6.07%
Docklands, London - 2 £57,500 -
Basingstoke +19 1 £41,800 +5.82%
West Sussex +5 1 £42,500 +13.33%

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 271 (84.69%) MPLS
2 233 (72.81%) Cisco
3 215 (67.19%) BGP
4 194 (60.63%) Cisco Certification
5 183 (57.19%) VPN
6 172 (53.75%) WAN
7 171 (53.44%) CCNP
8 150 (46.88%) Firewall
9 126 (39.38%) Telecoms
10 117 (36.56%) OSPF
10 117 (36.56%) LAN
11 99 (30.94%) Cisco ASA
12 96 (30.00%) EIGRP
13 94 (29.38%) Wireless
13 94 (29.38%) HSRP
14 86 (26.88%) HP
15 81 (25.31%) DNS
16 79 (24.69%) CCIE
17 78 (24.38%) CCNA
18 77 (24.06%) TCP/IP
19 75 (23.44%) CheckPoint
20 70 (21.88%) Network Design
20 70 (21.88%) Network Security
21 69 (21.56%) Juniper
22 68 (21.25%) Ethernet
23 65 (20.31%) F5
24 64 (20.00%) Windows
25 61 (19.06%) ITIL
26 58 (18.13%) Unified Communications
27 55 (17.19%) Linux

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (6.25%) Lync
2 14 (4.38%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.31%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.81%) MS Visio
3 16 (5.00%) MS Office
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.19%) IaaS
2 10 (3.13%) Office 365
3 6 (1.88%) PaaS
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.31%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 271 (84.69%) MPLS
2 215 (67.19%) BGP
3 183 (57.19%) VPN
4 172 (53.75%) WAN
5 150 (46.88%) Firewall
6 117 (36.56%) OSPF
6 117 (36.56%) LAN
7 99 (30.94%) Cisco ASA
8 96 (30.00%) EIGRP
9 94 (29.38%) Wireless
9 94 (29.38%) HSRP
10 81 (25.31%) DNS
11 77 (24.06%) TCP/IP
12 70 (21.88%) Network Security
13 68 (21.25%) Ethernet
14 58 (18.13%) Unified Communications
15 55 (17.19%) VLAN
16 52 (16.25%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (14.06%) SAN
18 42 (13.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.88%) Big Data
4 6 (1.88%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
General
1 126 (39.38%) Telecoms
2 33 (10.31%) Finance
3 30 (9.38%) Advertising
4 18 (5.63%) Marketing
5 10 (3.13%) Retail
6 6 (1.88%) Legal
7 5 (1.56%) Law
8 3 (0.94%) Billing
8 3 (0.94%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Welsh Language
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (51.56%) Network Engineer
2 71 (22.19%) Senior Network Engineer
3 39 (12.19%) Consultant
4 30 (9.38%) IP Engineer
5 29 (9.06%) IP Network Engineer
6 25 (7.81%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.56%) Network Support
8 20 (6.25%) Network Consultant
9 18 (5.63%) Network Support Engineer
10 16 (5.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 12 (3.75%) Network Design Engineer
11 12 (3.75%) Design Engineer
12 11 (3.44%) Implementation Engineer
13 10 (3.13%) Network Implementation Engineer
13 10 (3.13%) Architect
14 9 (2.81%) IT Support
15 8 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (2.50%) Senior Security Engineer
15 8 (2.50%) Security Engineer
15 8 (2.50%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.63%) CSS
1 2 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.50%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (1.25%) User Experience
4 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.63%) Statistics
7 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.31%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.31%) BBC
7 1 (0.31%) Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) PKI
7 1 (0.31%) Derivative
7 1 (0.31%) NHS
7 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.31%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 64 (20.00%) Windows
2 55 (17.19%) Linux
3 17 (5.31%) Solaris
4 9 (2.81%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) UNIX
7 1 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (21.88%) Network Design
2 61 (19.06%) ITIL
3 48 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 44 (13.75%) Network Architecture
4 44 (13.75%) Network Monitoring
5 36 (11.25%) Business Development
5 36 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (9.69%) Penetration Testing
7 25 (7.81%) Security Architecture
7 25 (7.81%) WAN Optimisation
8 24 (7.50%) Migration
9 23 (7.19%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (6.25%) Project Management
11 15 (4.69%) Mentoring
12 12 (3.75%) Network Load Balancing
13 11 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (3.44%) BCP
13 11 (3.44%) Business Continuity
13 11 (3.44%) Service Delivery
13 11 (3.44%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.19%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.56%) VB
3 3 (0.94%) C
3 3 (0.94%) Perl
3 3 (0.94%) SQL
4 2 (0.63%) Java
5 1 (0.31%) VBScript
5 1 (0.31%) C#
5 1 (0.31%) Ruby
5 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 194 (60.63%) Cisco Certification
2 171 (53.44%) CCNP
3 79 (24.69%) CCIE
4 78 (24.38%) CCNA
5 55 (17.19%) Degree
6 28 (8.75%) CCSA
7 26 (8.13%) CCDA
8 22 (6.88%) CCSE
9 20 (6.25%) CCDP
9 20 (6.25%) CCIP
10 11 (3.44%) JNCIE
11 8 (2.50%) CISSP
11 8 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (2.19%) JNCIS
12 7 (2.19%) MCSA
12 7 (2.19%) VCP5
13 6 (1.88%) MCSE
13 6 (1.88%) CCSP
13 6 (1.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (16.25%) SLA
2 25 (7.81%) PCI DSS
3 19 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.81%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.81%) Terminal Services
4 8 (2.50%) vSphere
5 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.31%) KVM
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.31%) XenServer
6 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 32 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 14 (4.38%) Cacti
3 14 (4.38%) OpenView
4 10 (3.13%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.94%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.63%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
7 1 (0.31%) WSUS
7 1 (0.31%) SCCM
7 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.31%) Iperf
Vendors
1 233 (72.81%) Cisco
2 86 (26.88%) HP
3 75 (23.44%) CheckPoint
4 69 (21.56%) Juniper
5 65 (20.31%) F5
6 52 (16.25%) VMware
7 39 (12.19%) SolarWinds
8 37 (11.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 29 (9.06%) Citrix
9 29 (9.06%) Microsoft
10 12 (3.75%) Nokia
11 10 (3.13%) Dell
12 8 (2.50%) Nortel
12 8 (2.50%) Avaya
12 8 (2.50%) Aruba
13 7 (2.19%) IBM
14 6 (1.88%) Blue Coat
14 6 (1.88%) Huawei
15 4 (1.25%) Fortinet
15 4 (1.25%) ProCurve
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