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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 738 764 769
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 148 108 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.61% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 125 103 94
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%

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
18793 17807 21534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.79% 17.13% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15284 13978 17888
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +42 139 £50,000 +11.11% 23
London +32 89 £52,500 +7.69% 13
City of London +16 36 £40,500 -14.73% 9
South East -24 25 £40,000 - 2
East Sussex - 13 £47,500 -
Yorkshire -19 11 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Bexhill-On-Sea - 11 - -
South Wales - 9 £59,000 -
Wales - 9 £59,000 -
East of England - 8 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire -19 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Leeds -21 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Cwmbran - 6 £59,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £40,000 -
Torfaen - 6 £59,000 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £38,500 -
West Midlands -20 4 £24,725 -50.55% 3
South Yorkshire - 4 £65,000 -
Thame - 4 £39,250 -
Sheffield - 4 £65,000 -
Basingstoke -6 3 £37,000 -5.73%
Hampshire -23 3 £37,000 -2.11%
Stevenage - 3 £40,000 -
Cardiff - 3 £38,500 -
Birmingham -5 2 £22,000 -56.00% 3
Reading - 2 £37,000 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £37,000 - 1
North Yorkshire +8 1 £35,000 -36.36%
Buckinghamshire +7 1 £55,000 -
North West -5 1 £21,000 -31.14% 2

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 321 (91.19%) MPLS
2 274 (77.84%) Cisco
3 242 (68.75%) BGP
4 225 (63.92%) Cisco Certification
5 197 (55.97%) CCNP
6 190 (53.98%) Firewall
7 184 (52.27%) VPN
8 174 (49.43%) OSPF
9 162 (46.02%) WAN
10 156 (44.32%) Telecoms
11 130 (36.93%) LAN
12 107 (30.40%) Wireless
13 106 (30.11%) EIGRP
14 100 (28.41%) Juniper
15 90 (25.57%) HSRP
16 81 (23.01%) Cisco ASA
16 81 (23.01%) DNS
17 78 (22.16%) CCIE
17 78 (22.16%) TCP/IP
18 77 (21.88%) VoIP
19 76 (21.59%) CCNA
20 75 (21.31%) Network Design
21 70 (19.89%) HP
21 70 (19.89%) CheckPoint
22 68 (19.32%) Windows
23 66 (18.75%) VLAN
24 65 (18.47%) ITIL
25 64 (18.18%) VMware
26 60 (17.05%) Network Security
27 51 (14.49%) Internet

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 29 (8.24%) Lync
2 26 (7.39%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.14%) IIS
4 4 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.97%) MS Visio
3 19 (5.40%) MS Office
4 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.11%) IaaS
2 8 (2.27%) PaaS
3 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.14%) Office 365
5 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 321 (91.19%) MPLS
2 242 (68.75%) BGP
3 190 (53.98%) Firewall
4 184 (52.27%) VPN
5 174 (49.43%) OSPF
6 162 (46.02%) WAN
7 130 (36.93%) LAN
8 107 (30.40%) Wireless
9 106 (30.11%) EIGRP
10 90 (25.57%) HSRP
11 81 (23.01%) Cisco ASA
11 81 (23.01%) DNS
12 78 (22.16%) TCP/IP
13 77 (21.88%) VoIP
14 66 (18.75%) VLAN
15 60 (17.05%) Network Security
16 51 (14.49%) Internet
17 49 (13.92%) Ethernet
18 44 (12.50%) SSL
19 43 (12.22%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.70%) Big Data
3 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.70%) Data Mining
General
1 156 (44.32%) Telecoms
2 39 (11.08%) Finance
3 29 (8.24%) Advertising
4 21 (5.97%) Marketing
5 14 (3.98%) Law
6 13 (3.69%) Retail
7 10 (2.84%) Legal
8 5 (1.42%) French Language
9 3 (0.85%) Billing
9 3 (0.85%) Publishing
10 2 (0.57%) Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 195 (55.40%) Network Engineer
2 68 (19.32%) Senior Network Engineer
3 46 (13.07%) Consultant
4 41 (11.65%) IP Engineer
5 34 (9.66%) IP Network Engineer
6 33 (9.38%) Architect
7 26 (7.39%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 24 (6.82%) Network Support
9 23 (6.53%) Support Engineer
10 20 (5.68%) Network Architect
11 17 (4.83%) Network Support Engineer
12 16 (4.55%) Analyst
12 16 (4.55%) Network Consultant
13 15 (4.26%) Security Engineer
14 14 (3.98%) Network Analyst
15 11 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
15 11 (3.13%) Sales Consultant
15 11 (3.13%) Design Engineer
16 9 (2.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 8 (2.27%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.99%) XMPP
2 2 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.40%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.11%) Performance Metrics
4 8 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.99%) Clustering
6 5 (1.42%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.57%) Replication
8 2 (0.57%) Statistics
8 2 (0.57%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.28%) PKI
9 1 (0.28%) Derivative
9 1 (0.28%) NHS
9 1 (0.28%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 68 (19.32%) Windows
2 42 (11.93%) Linux
3 19 (5.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (4.55%) Solaris
5 13 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (3.69%) UNIX
6 6 (1.70%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) CentOS
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (21.31%) Network Design
2 65 (18.47%) ITIL
3 48 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 46 (13.07%) Network Architecture
5 29 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (7.39%) Service Delivery
7 25 (7.10%) Penetration Testing
8 22 (6.25%) Project Management
9 21 (5.97%) PRINCE2
9 21 (5.97%) Network Monitoring
10 19 (5.40%) Network Management
10 19 (5.40%) Migration
11 18 (5.11%) Security Architecture
12 17 (4.83%) WAN Optimisation
12 17 (4.83%) Low Latency
13 16 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
14 14 (3.98%) Capacity Planning
15 13 (3.69%) Capacity Management
16 12 (3.41%) Line Management
16 12 (3.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.42%) SQL
2 3 (0.85%) C
3 2 (0.57%) Java
4 1 (0.28%) Perl
4 1 (0.28%) C#
4 1 (0.28%) Ruby
4 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 225 (63.92%) Cisco Certification
2 197 (55.97%) CCNP
3 78 (22.16%) CCIE
4 76 (21.59%) CCNA
5 49 (13.92%) Degree
6 40 (11.36%) CCDP
7 35 (9.94%) CCDA
8 26 (7.39%) JNCIE
9 24 (6.82%) CCIP
10 18 (5.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (5.11%) CCSA
11 15 (4.26%) VCP5
12 11 (3.13%) CCSE
13 9 (2.56%) VCP4
13 9 (2.56%) MCP
14 8 (2.27%) CISSP
14 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (2.27%) MBCS
15 7 (1.99%) CCVP
15 7 (1.99%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (12.50%) SLA
2 19 (5.40%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (9.66%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.13%) vSphere
4 9 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.70%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.85%) Snort
7 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.28%) KVM
8 1 (0.28%) XenServer
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (8.24%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (2.56%) Cacti
3 8 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (1.99%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.70%) OpenView
6 5 (1.42%) Nagios
6 5 (1.42%) WSUS
7 3 (0.85%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.57%) SCOM
9 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 274 (77.84%) Cisco
2 100 (28.41%) Juniper
3 70 (19.89%) CheckPoint
3 70 (19.89%) HP
4 64 (18.18%) VMware
5 49 (13.92%) SolarWinds
6 43 (12.22%) F5
7 39 (11.08%) Microsoft
8 38 (10.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 27 (7.67%) Citrix
10 23 (6.53%) Blue Coat
11 19 (5.40%) Fortinet
12 14 (3.98%) Aruba
13 13 (3.69%) Riverbed
14 12 (3.41%) Dell
15 10 (2.84%) Avaya
16 9 (2.56%) IBM
17 8 (2.27%) Nortel
17 8 (2.27%) Brocade
17 8 (2.27%) Redback
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