The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 775 724 810
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +86
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 128 167 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.76% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 111 139 84
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £36,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20184 21961 22055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.96% 19.88% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15996 17715 18408
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%

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 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -70 123 £43,750 +19.86% 3
London -55 67 £45,000 +12.50% 2
City of London -34 26 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South East -53 26 £42,000 +16.66%
Yorkshire - 20 £36,000 -
West Yorkshire - 12 £45,000 -
Leeds - 12 £45,000 -
Basingstoke -10 10 £39,500 +9.72%
Hampshire -21 10 £39,500 +9.72%
North Yorkshire - 9 £35,000 -
Middlesbrough - 7 £35,000 -
North West +10 6 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Manchester +9 6 £42,500 -5.55%
West Sussex +9 5 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £62,500 +21.35%
Berkshire -17 5 £50,000 +42.85%
Milton Keynes - 5 £62,500 -
South West - 4 £40,000 -
Wales -4 3 £42,500 +49.12% 1
North Wales - 3 £42,500 - 1
Wrexham - 3 £42,500 - 1
Horsham - 3 £57,500 -
Crawley +17 2 £37,500 -
Reading -18 2 £50,000 +42.85%
Stockport - 2 - -
York - 2 £36,000 -
Bristol - 2 £39,500 -
Dorset - 2 £50,000 -
Surrey +12 1 £47,500 +46.15%
Huddersfield - 1 - -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 207 (89.22%) MPLS
2 190 (81.90%) Cisco
3 148 (63.79%) BGP
4 146 (62.93%) Cisco Certification
5 140 (60.34%) OSPF
6 129 (55.60%) WAN
7 110 (47.41%) LAN
7 110 (47.41%) Telecoms
8 100 (43.10%) VPN
9 98 (42.24%) Firewall
10 81 (34.91%) CCNA
11 77 (33.19%) TCP/IP
12 72 (31.03%) VLAN
13 69 (29.74%) Wireless
14 67 (28.88%) Ethernet
15 66 (28.45%) Juniper
16 65 (28.02%) CCNP
17 56 (24.14%) HSRP
18 52 (22.41%) EIGRP
18 52 (22.41%) Load Balancing
19 50 (21.55%) CheckPoint
20 48 (20.69%) IPv6
21 43 (18.53%) Internet
22 42 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
23 41 (17.67%) CCIE
24 40 (17.24%) VoIP
25 35 (15.09%) Cisco PIX
25 35 (15.09%) Network Design
26 32 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
27 31 (13.36%) RIP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (1.29%) Apache
2 2 (0.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.86%) Lync
2 2 (0.86%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 207 (89.22%) MPLS
2 148 (63.79%) BGP
3 140 (60.34%) OSPF
4 129 (55.60%) WAN
5 110 (47.41%) LAN
6 100 (43.10%) VPN
7 98 (42.24%) Firewall
8 77 (33.19%) TCP/IP
9 72 (31.03%) VLAN
10 69 (29.74%) Wireless
11 67 (28.88%) Ethernet
12 56 (24.14%) HSRP
13 52 (22.41%) EIGRP
14 48 (20.69%) IPv6
15 43 (18.53%) Internet
16 42 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
17 40 (17.24%) VoIP
18 35 (15.09%) Cisco PIX
19 31 (13.36%) RIP
19 31 (13.36%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.29%) MySQL
General
1 110 (47.41%) Telecoms
2 17 (7.33%) Law
3 15 (6.47%) Finance
4 12 (5.17%) Legal
5 11 (4.74%) Retail
6 7 (3.02%) Marketing
7 5 (2.16%) Electronics
8 4 (1.72%) Back Office
9 2 (0.86%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (30.17%) Network Engineer
2 40 (17.24%) Consultant
3 29 (12.50%) Architect
4 24 (10.34%) Network Architect
4 24 (10.34%) Analyst
5 19 (8.19%) Sales Consultant
5 19 (8.19%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 19 (8.19%) Network Analyst
6 17 (7.33%) Network Consultant
7 16 (6.90%) IP Engineer
8 11 (4.74%) Technical Consultant
8 11 (4.74%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.31%) Network Security Engineer
9 10 (4.31%) Communications Analyst
9 10 (4.31%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 10 (4.31%) Security Engineer
10 9 (3.88%) Network Manager
10 9 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (3.45%) Team Leader
11 8 (3.45%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (3.88%) Physics
2 9 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.45%) Mathematics
3 8 (3.45%) CLARiiON
4 5 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.86%) Statistics
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.36%) Windows
2 16 (6.90%) Linux
3 15 (6.47%) UNIX
4 13 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.45%) Mac OS X
6 8 (3.45%) Solaris
6 8 (3.45%) SUSE
6 8 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.41%) Load Balancing
2 35 (15.09%) Network Design
3 32 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
4 27 (11.64%) Network Architecture
5 23 (9.91%) ITIL
6 20 (8.62%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.74%) SIEM
7 11 (4.74%) Strategic Planning
7 11 (4.74%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (4.31%) BPR
8 10 (4.31%) Network Load Balancing
9 9 (3.88%) Cyber Security
9 9 (3.88%) WAN Optimisation
9 9 (3.88%) Network Management
9 9 (3.88%) Service Management
10 8 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (3.02%) Business Development
11 7 (3.02%) Project Management
12 6 (2.59%) Product Management
13 5 (2.16%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.31%) C
2 7 (3.02%) Perl
3 4 (1.72%) Python
4 3 (1.29%) PHP
5 2 (0.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 146 (62.93%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (34.91%) CCNA
3 65 (28.02%) CCNP
4 41 (17.67%) CCIE
5 17 (7.33%) CCDP
6 12 (5.17%) Degree
6 12 (5.17%) CCVP
7 11 (4.74%) CCDA
8 10 (4.31%) CCIP
8 10 (4.31%) JNCIA
9 8 (3.45%) CCSP
10 5 (2.16%) HND
11 3 (1.29%) CCDE
11 3 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.86%) CCEA
12 2 (0.86%) MCP
12 2 (0.86%) MCSE
12 2 (0.86%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.31%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.74%) VMware ESX
2 11 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
3 8 (3.45%) Snort
4 5 (2.16%) vSphere
5 3 (1.29%) vCloud
5 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (6.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (5.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (4.31%) Cacti
4 8 (3.45%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.29%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.86%) Nagios
6 2 (0.86%) WSUS
7 1 (0.43%) SCOM
7 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 190 (81.90%) Cisco
2 66 (28.45%) Juniper
3 50 (21.55%) CheckPoint
4 28 (12.07%) VMware
5 27 (11.64%) F5
6 24 (10.34%) Fortinet
6 24 (10.34%) HP
7 22 (9.48%) SolarWinds
7 22 (9.48%) BT
7 22 (9.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 19 (8.19%) Microsoft
9 18 (7.76%) Riverbed
9 18 (7.76%) Dell
10 16 (6.90%) Citrix
11 14 (6.03%) IBM
12 13 (5.60%) Nortel
13 12 (5.17%) Tandberg
14 11 (4.74%) Nokia
15 10 (4.31%) Avaya
16 8 (3.45%) Websense
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