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 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 796 864 885
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +21
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 127 108 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.099% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 106 84 107
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £51,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +20.58%

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
16818 18956 21000
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.08% 17.33% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 14000 15441 16776
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 27 June 2016 within the UK.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the UK

VPLS
Top 27 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 27 June 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 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 +60 127 £40,000 -23.80% 7
London +62 71 £53,000 +6.00% 1
City of London +73 23 £42,500 -22.72%
South East +15 23 £40,000 -28.88% 2
North West - 17 £34,000 - 1
Liverpool - 16 £34,000 -
Merseyside - 16 £34,000 - 1
Somerset - 15 £34,000 -
Street - 15 £34,000 -
South West - 15 £34,000 -
West Midlands -6 14 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Hampshire - 14 £37,500 - 2
Basingstoke - 14 £37,500 - 1
Berkshire -4 9 £62,500 -7.40%
Birmingham -8 7 - -
Reading +4 5 £90,000 +33.33%
Redditch - 5 £50,000 -
Worcestershire - 5 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +28 2 £32,500 -35.00%
Leeds +8 2 £32,500 -35.00%
West Yorkshire +6 2 £32,500 -35.00%
Shropshire - 2 £32,500 - 3
Croydon - 1 £47,500 -
Manchester - 1 £31,500 -
Telford - 1 £32,500 - 3
Bracknell - 1 £62,500 -
Newbury - 1 £55,000 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 217 (89.30%) MPLS
2 164 (67.49%) BGP
3 153 (62.96%) Cisco
4 150 (61.73%) WAN
5 142 (58.44%) Cisco Certification
6 139 (57.20%) VPN
7 131 (53.91%) Firewall
8 118 (48.56%) OSPF
9 107 (44.03%) LAN
10 106 (43.62%) Juniper
11 102 (41.98%) CCNP
12 83 (34.16%) Telecoms
13 81 (33.33%) Wireless
14 80 (32.92%) EIGRP
15 79 (32.51%) VoIP
16 73 (30.04%) CCNA
17 67 (27.57%) SSL
18 62 (25.51%) TCP/IP
19 60 (24.69%) IPsec
20 58 (23.87%) ITIL
20 58 (23.87%) Presales
21 57 (23.46%) Spanning Tree
22 53 (21.81%) Data Centre
23 49 (20.16%) Cisco ASA
24 45 (18.52%) Multicast
24 45 (18.52%) VMware
25 43 (17.70%) RIP
25 43 (17.70%) Cisco Wireless
26 42 (17.28%) Windows
27 37 (15.23%) DNS

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 24 (9.88%) Skype for Business
2 15 (6.17%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.76%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.23%) IIS
4 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.29%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (4.12%) Office 365
2 8 (3.29%) IaaS
3 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 217 (89.30%) MPLS
2 164 (67.49%) BGP
3 150 (61.73%) WAN
4 139 (57.20%) VPN
5 131 (53.91%) Firewall
6 118 (48.56%) OSPF
7 107 (44.03%) LAN
8 81 (33.33%) Wireless
9 80 (32.92%) EIGRP
10 79 (32.51%) VoIP
11 67 (27.57%) SSL
12 62 (25.51%) TCP/IP
13 60 (24.69%) IPsec
14 57 (23.46%) Spanning Tree
15 49 (20.16%) Cisco ASA
16 45 (18.52%) Multicast
17 43 (17.70%) Cisco Wireless
17 43 (17.70%) RIP
18 37 (15.23%) DNS
19 36 (14.81%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 83 (34.16%) Telecoms
2 24 (9.88%) Marketing
3 9 (3.70%) Finance
4 7 (2.88%) Legal
5 6 (2.47%) Brand Awareness
6 5 (2.06%) Publishing
7 4 (1.65%) German Language
7 4 (1.65%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.65%) Law
8 3 (1.23%) Advertising
9 2 (0.82%) Electronics
9 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 92 (37.86%) Network Engineer
2 56 (23.05%) Consultant
3 41 (16.87%) Network Consultant
4 30 (12.35%) Cisco Consultant
4 30 (12.35%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 28 (11.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 27 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 26 (10.70%) Network Support
8 24 (9.88%) NOC Engineer
9 22 (9.05%) Support Engineer
10 21 (8.64%) Presales Consultant
11 16 (6.58%) WAN Engineer
12 15 (6.17%) Analyst
12 15 (6.17%) Network Support Engineer
12 15 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
13 14 (5.76%) Core Network Engineer
14 12 (4.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 12 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (4.94%) Business Manager
14 12 (4.94%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.06%) RFC 2547
3 3 (1.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.81%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.35%) IPTV
4 12 (4.94%) Clustering
5 11 (4.53%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.47%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.06%) Wiki
8 4 (1.65%) iPad
8 4 (1.65%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.23%) Replication
10 2 (0.82%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Equities
11 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.28%) Windows
2 28 (11.52%) Linux
2 28 (11.52%) Windows Server
3 19 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.53%) Windows 10
4 11 (4.53%) Windows 7
5 10 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.82%) Unix
7 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) CatOS
8 1 (0.41%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.87%) ITIL
1 58 (23.87%) Presales
2 25 (10.29%) Product Management
3 19 (7.82%) Capacity Planning
3 19 (7.82%) Load Balancing
4 18 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
5 17 (7.00%) Project Management
6 16 (6.58%) Capacity Management
7 15 (6.17%) Web Filtering
8 14 (5.76%) Migration
9 13 (5.35%) Customer Engagement
10 11 (4.53%) High Availability
10 11 (4.53%) Time Management
11 10 (4.12%) Business Development
11 10 (4.12%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.12%) Use Case
12 9 (3.70%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.70%) Network Management
13 8 (3.29%) SIEM
13 8 (3.29%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.17%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.94%) SQL
3 11 (4.53%) Bash Shell
3 11 (4.53%) Python
4 10 (4.12%) Perl
5 6 (2.47%) C
6 1 (0.41%) Java
6 1 (0.41%) Korn
6 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 142 (58.44%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (41.98%) CCNP
3 73 (30.04%) CCNA
4 36 (14.81%) CCIE
5 27 (11.11%) Degree
6 26 (10.70%) JNCIA
7 25 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (7.82%) MCSA
9 15 (6.17%) MCSE
10 14 (5.76%) JNCIS
11 10 (4.12%) CCVP
11 10 (4.12%) RHCE
11 10 (4.12%) RHCSA
11 10 (4.12%) SCSA
12 7 (2.88%) CISSP
13 6 (2.47%) CCIP
13 6 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.47%) MCDST
13 6 (2.47%) MCP
14 5 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.53%) HIPAA
1 11 (4.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (4.53%) SLA
2 10 (4.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (13.17%) Hyper-V
1 32 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.17%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.53%) vSphere
4 10 (4.12%) Xen
5 6 (2.47%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.65%) XenApp
8 3 (1.23%) vCloud
9 2 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.82%) XenServer
10 1 (0.41%) NFS
10 1 (0.41%) pfSense
10 1 (0.41%) Snort
10 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (11.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (4.94%) WSUS
3 10 (4.12%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.29%) SCCM
5 7 (2.88%) Nagios
6 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (2.47%) SCDPM
7 3 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.82%) Cacti
8 2 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.41%) Ansible
9 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.41%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 153 (62.96%) Cisco
2 106 (43.62%) Juniper
3 45 (18.52%) VMware
4 29 (11.93%) F5
5 25 (10.29%) CheckPoint
6 23 (9.47%) Microsoft
7 20 (8.23%) Palo Alto
8 17 (7.00%) Riverbed
9 16 (6.58%) HP
10 15 (6.17%) Meraki
11 12 (4.94%) Siebel
12 11 (4.53%) Blue Coat
12 11 (4.53%) Red Hat
12 11 (4.53%) SolarWinds
13 10 (4.12%) Dell
13 10 (4.12%) Intel Security
14 9 (3.70%) BroadSoft
14 9 (3.70%) Citrix
15 8 (3.29%) EMC
16 7 (2.88%) Avaya
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