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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 690 746 802
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +56
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 209 121 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 0.66% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 190 115 87
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £53,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £30,000 £39,900
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,350 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
20523 18220 22017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.19% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16238 14782 17973
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2 October 2014 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 2 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +70 204 £50,000 +11.11% 18
London +53 128 £52,500 +10.52% 10
City of London +40 59 £46,000 +8.23% 6
South East -9 28 £46,750 +36.49% 2
East of England - 26 £43,750 - 2
Hertfordshire - 20 £42,500 - 2
Birmingham -6 12 £47,500 +39.70%
West Midlands -9 12 £47,500 -44.11%
Yorkshire -49 11 £50,000 +11.11%
Basingstoke +4 10 £39,500 +17.91%
Hampshire -4 10 £39,500 +17.91%
Stevenage - 10 £40,000 - 1
North West -9 9 £40,000 -9.09% 4
Letchworth - 9 £42,500 -
Manchester -2 7 £38,000 -13.63% 3
Oxford +11 6 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire +10 6 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 6 £50,000 -
Cambridge - 6 £50,000 -
Leeds -38 4 £57,500 +27.77%
West Yorkshire -42 4 £57,500 +27.77%
Middlesex - 4 £97,500 -
Watford - 3 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £26,500 -49.52%
Cheshire - 2 £40,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £47,500 -
Chester - 2 £40,000 -
Crawley - 2 £47,500 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 310 (92.81%) MPLS
2 266 (79.64%) Cisco
3 238 (71.26%) BGP
4 199 (59.58%) Cisco Certification
5 189 (56.59%) OSPF
6 164 (49.10%) Telecoms
7 158 (47.31%) CCNP
8 146 (43.71%) Firewall
9 128 (38.32%) WAN
10 127 (38.02%) VPN
11 117 (35.03%) Juniper
12 100 (29.94%) LAN
13 75 (22.46%) VoIP
14 66 (19.76%) EIGRP
15 61 (18.26%) VLAN
16 58 (17.37%) Ethernet
16 58 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
17 57 (17.07%) Internet
17 57 (17.07%) Wireless
18 54 (16.17%) Network Design
19 53 (15.87%) TCP/IP
20 50 (14.97%) CCIE
21 48 (14.37%) CCNA
21 48 (14.37%) HSRP
22 44 (13.17%) DNS
23 43 (12.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
24 42 (12.57%) Windows
25 41 (12.28%) Network Security
26 40 (11.98%) CheckPoint
26 40 (11.98%) VMware

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 19 (5.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.49%) Lync
3 6 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.20%) IIS
4 4 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.99%) MS Visio
3 19 (5.69%) MS Office
4 5 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.20%) Office 365
3 3 (0.90%) PaaS
4 2 (0.60%) SaaS
4 2 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 310 (92.81%) MPLS
2 238 (71.26%) BGP
3 189 (56.59%) OSPF
4 146 (43.71%) Firewall
5 128 (38.32%) WAN
6 127 (38.02%) VPN
7 100 (29.94%) LAN
8 75 (22.46%) VoIP
9 66 (19.76%) EIGRP
10 61 (18.26%) VLAN
11 58 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
11 58 (17.37%) Ethernet
12 57 (17.07%) Internet
12 57 (17.07%) Wireless
13 53 (15.87%) TCP/IP
14 48 (14.37%) HSRP
15 44 (13.17%) DNS
16 41 (12.28%) Network Security
17 36 (10.78%) RIP
18 33 (9.88%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 164 (49.10%) Telecoms
2 28 (8.38%) Finance
3 16 (4.79%) Legal
4 14 (4.19%) Marketing
5 12 (3.59%) Retail
6 7 (2.10%) Law
7 3 (0.90%) Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Advertising
8 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 187 (55.99%) Network Engineer
2 44 (13.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 39 (11.68%) Security Engineer
4 38 (11.38%) Architect
5 33 (9.88%) Consultant
6 31 (9.28%) Network Security Engineer
7 30 (8.98%) Network Architect
8 28 (8.38%) IP Engineer
9 23 (6.89%) Senior Security Engineer
10 22 (6.59%) Network Support
11 20 (5.99%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 20 (5.99%) IP Network Engineer
11 20 (5.99%) Analyst
12 19 (5.69%) Support Engineer
13 17 (5.09%) Network Analyst
14 16 (4.79%) Network Support Engineer
15 15 (4.49%) Lead Network Engineer
15 15 (4.49%) Senior Network Security Engineer
16 13 (3.89%) Senior Network Architect
16 13 (3.89%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.10%) XMPP
2 1 (0.30%) CSS
2 1 (0.30%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.09%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.80%) Clustering
5 5 (1.50%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.20%) Replication
7 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.90%) IVR
8 2 (0.60%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.30%) Social Media
9 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.30%) Xbox
9 1 (0.30%) Physics
9 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.30%) Open Source
9 1 (0.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.57%) Windows
2 25 (7.49%) Linux
3 20 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (3.89%) UNIX
5 12 (3.59%) Solaris
6 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.60%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.30%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (16.17%) Network Design
2 34 (10.18%) ITIL
2 34 (10.18%) Network Management
3 31 (9.28%) Service Delivery
4 30 (8.98%) Network Architecture
5 23 (6.89%) Load Balancing
6 18 (5.39%) CRM
7 15 (4.49%) Low Latency
8 13 (3.89%) PRINCE2
9 9 (2.69%) Change Management
9 9 (2.69%) Line Management
10 8 (2.40%) Change Control
10 8 (2.40%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (2.40%) Document Management
11 7 (2.10%) Business Continuity
11 7 (2.10%) Project Management
11 7 (2.10%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (1.80%) Business Development
13 5 (1.50%) Campaign Management
13 5 (1.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.29%) C
2 4 (1.20%) PowerHouse
3 3 (0.90%) SQL
4 1 (0.30%) Python
4 1 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 199 (59.58%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (47.31%) CCNP
3 50 (14.97%) CCIE
4 48 (14.37%) CCNA
5 31 (9.28%) Degree
6 30 (8.98%) CCDP
7 29 (8.68%) CCIP
8 20 (5.99%) CCDA
8 20 (5.99%) JNCIE
9 14 (4.19%) CCSA
10 13 (3.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (3.29%) CCSE
12 10 (2.99%) MCP
13 8 (2.40%) MBCS
13 8 (2.40%) VCP4
13 8 (2.40%) VCP5
14 7 (2.10%) CCVP
14 7 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.90%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.49%) SLA
2 5 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 33 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (7.19%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.10%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.10%) vSphere
4 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.60%) XenServer
4 2 (0.60%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.60%) Snort
5 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.30%) Firmware
5 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (2.40%) Nagios
3 7 (2.10%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.80%) WSUS
4 6 (1.80%) Cacti
5 5 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 266 (79.64%) Cisco
2 117 (35.03%) Juniper
3 43 (12.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 40 (11.98%) CheckPoint
4 40 (11.98%) VMware
5 39 (11.68%) Microsoft
5 39 (11.68%) SolarWinds
6 33 (9.88%) Fortinet
7 24 (7.19%) Aruba
8 22 (6.59%) HP
9 20 (5.99%) Brocade
9 20 (5.99%) Blue Coat
10 19 (5.69%) F5
11 14 (4.19%) Dell
12 11 (3.29%) Riverbed
13 8 (2.40%) Redback
14 6 (1.80%) Nortel
14 6 (1.80%) Avaya
15 5 (1.50%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
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