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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 796 821 727
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -94
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 109 126 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.61% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 86 117 134
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +23.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +18.05%

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
18667 20738 20557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.30% 18.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16600 16658
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 July 2015 within the UK.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the UK

VPLS
Top 25 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 July 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 +36 106 £52,500 +10.52% 6
South East +43 52 £57,500 +45.56% 3
London -13 41 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Berkshire +25 28 £67,500 +8.00% 1
Reading - 18 £67,500 - 1
Surrey - 9 £40,000 - 1
City of London +14 8 £55,000 +2.32% 1
West Yorkshire +19 7 £50,000 +2.56%
Leeds +18 7 £50,000 +2.56%
Yorkshire +11 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire - 7 - - 1
Maidenhead - 7 £67,500 -
West Midlands -9 6 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Epsom - 6 £31,250 -
Marlow - 5 - -
East Sussex +35 3 - -
West Sussex +8 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Slough - 3 £62,500 -
Birmingham -17 2 £46,250 +2.77% 1
Bexhill-On-Sea - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £45,000 -
Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Scotland - 2 £45,000 -
Crawley - 1 £50,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 247 (85.17%) MPLS
2 212 (73.10%) Cisco
3 182 (62.76%) BGP
4 166 (57.24%) Cisco Certification
5 158 (54.48%) VPN
6 156 (53.79%) Firewall
7 138 (47.59%) CCNP
8 132 (45.52%) WAN
9 118 (40.69%) Telecoms
10 117 (40.34%) LAN
11 106 (36.55%) OSPF
12 98 (33.79%) Data Centre
13 94 (32.41%) Cisco ASA
14 92 (31.72%) DNS
15 79 (27.24%) CheckPoint
16 72 (24.83%) CCIE
17 71 (24.48%) Juniper
18 68 (23.45%) TCP/IP
19 66 (22.76%) F5
20 63 (21.72%) Ethernet
21 60 (20.69%) Windows
22 59 (20.34%) Network Design
22 59 (20.34%) HSRP
23 57 (19.66%) EIGRP
24 56 (19.31%) Unified Communications
25 55 (18.97%) CCNA
26 54 (18.62%) VLAN
26 54 (18.62%) Cisco Nexus
27 52 (17.93%) Network Security
27 52 (17.93%) HP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 14 (4.83%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.76%) Lync
3 6 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.69%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (8.97%) MS Visio
2 24 (8.28%) MS Excel
3 19 (6.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.17%) Office 365
2 14 (4.83%) IaaS
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 247 (85.17%) MPLS
2 182 (62.76%) BGP
3 158 (54.48%) VPN
4 156 (53.79%) Firewall
5 132 (45.52%) WAN
6 117 (40.34%) LAN
7 106 (36.55%) OSPF
8 94 (32.41%) Cisco ASA
9 92 (31.72%) DNS
10 68 (23.45%) TCP/IP
11 63 (21.72%) Ethernet
12 59 (20.34%) HSRP
13 57 (19.66%) EIGRP
14 56 (19.31%) Unified Communications
15 54 (18.62%) VLAN
15 54 (18.62%) Cisco Nexus
16 52 (17.93%) Network Security
17 50 (17.24%) Wireless
18 37 (12.76%) VoIP
19 34 (11.72%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.03%) Big Data
4 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.34%) MySQL
General
1 118 (40.69%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.48%) Finance
3 12 (4.14%) Marketing
4 9 (3.10%) Advertising
5 7 (2.41%) Retail
6 4 (1.38%) Billing
6 4 (1.38%) Legal
7 2 (0.69%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 143 (49.31%) Network Engineer
2 61 (21.03%) Senior Network Engineer
3 31 (10.69%) Consultant
4 21 (7.24%) Support Engineer
5 19 (6.55%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 18 (6.21%) IP Engineer
7 17 (5.86%) IP Network Engineer
8 15 (5.17%) Implementation Engineer
8 15 (5.17%) Network Support
9 14 (4.83%) Network Design Engineer
9 14 (4.83%) Design Engineer
9 14 (4.83%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 13 (4.48%) Network Support Engineer
10 13 (4.48%) Sales Consultant
11 12 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.79%) Architect
12 11 (3.79%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.79%) IT Support
13 10 (3.45%) Senior Security Engineer
14 9 (3.10%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.14%) CSS
2 3 (1.03%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 98 (33.79%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.55%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.76%) User Experience
5 7 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.72%) Statistics
8 4 (1.38%) Clustering
8 4 (1.38%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.34%) Derivative
10 1 (0.34%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.34%) DTV
10 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.34%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.69%) Windows
2 44 (15.17%) Linux
3 20 (6.90%) Solaris
4 7 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.07%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.07%) UNIX
6 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.34%) Network Design
2 46 (15.86%) ITIL
3 42 (14.48%) Load Balancing
4 38 (13.10%) Network Monitoring
5 35 (12.07%) Business Development
6 34 (11.72%) Network Architecture
7 24 (8.28%) Mentoring
8 18 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (5.86%) Network Management
9 17 (5.86%) WAN Optimisation
10 16 (5.52%) Migration
10 16 (5.52%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (4.83%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (4.83%) Security Architecture
12 12 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (4.14%) Service Delivery
13 11 (3.79%) Project Management
14 10 (3.45%) BCP
14 10 (3.45%) Business Continuity
14 10 (3.45%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.17%) Perl
2 6 (2.07%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.72%) VB
4 2 (0.69%) Python
4 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.69%) C
5 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 166 (57.24%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (47.59%) CCNP
3 72 (24.83%) CCIE
4 55 (18.97%) CCNA
5 51 (17.59%) Degree
6 31 (10.69%) CCSA
7 27 (9.31%) CCIP
8 23 (7.93%) CCSE
9 15 (5.17%) CCDA
10 14 (4.83%) CCDP
11 13 (4.48%) Check Point Certification
12 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (2.07%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.72%) JNCIP
14 5 (1.72%) JNCIE
14 5 (1.72%) MCITP
15 3 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.03%) MCSA
16 2 (0.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.10%) SLA
2 13 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.14%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.38%) COBIT
5 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 30 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 13 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.07%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.72%) vSphere
6 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (7.24%) Cacti
2 20 (6.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 18 (6.21%) OpenView
4 8 (2.76%) FortiGate
5 7 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (2.07%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.38%) WSUS
7 4 (1.38%) SCCM
8 3 (1.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 212 (73.10%) Cisco
2 79 (27.24%) CheckPoint
3 71 (24.48%) Juniper
4 66 (22.76%) F5
5 52 (17.93%) HP
6 45 (15.52%) VMware
7 35 (12.07%) Microsoft
8 31 (10.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 16 (5.52%) SolarWinds
10 15 (5.17%) Nokia
11 10 (3.45%) BT
12 9 (3.10%) Citrix
13 8 (2.76%) Huawei
13 8 (2.76%) Aruba
14 6 (2.07%) ProCurve
14 6 (2.07%) NetApp
15 5 (1.72%) Avaya
15 5 (1.72%) Dell
15 5 (1.72%) Fortinet
16 4 (1.38%) Blue Coat
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