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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 813 870 778
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -92
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 97 100 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.093% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 0.56% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 73 86 174
Median salary £51,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%

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
16448 18009 20907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 16.73% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13612 14924 16541
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 August 2016 within the UK.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the UK

VPLS
Top 21 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 30 August 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 +34 95 £51,000 -11.30% 9
London +74 66 £53,500 -10.83% 8
City of London +75 24 £53,750 +19.44% 1
West Midlands +2 14 £50,000 +2.56%
South East -9 13 £37,500 -28.57%
Birmingham -13 12 £50,000 -
Hampshire +2 10 £37,500 +7.14%
Basingstoke -12 6 £38,750 +10.71%
North West +18 2 £32,500 - 1
Berkshire -16 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £32,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £32,500 -
Shropshire - 2 £32,500 -
Southampton - 2 £35,000 -
Reading -10 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £55,000 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £53,500 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £32,500 -
Ringwood - 1 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 198 (87.22%) MPLS
2 156 (68.72%) BGP
3 141 (62.11%) Cisco
4 133 (58.59%) Cisco Certification
5 129 (56.83%) WAN
6 116 (51.10%) Firewall
7 113 (49.78%) VPN
8 108 (47.58%) OSPF
9 91 (40.09%) LAN
10 90 (39.65%) CCNP
11 80 (35.24%) Juniper
12 68 (29.96%) VoIP
13 67 (29.52%) Wireless
14 62 (27.31%) EIGRP
14 62 (27.31%) DHCP
15 61 (26.87%) CCNA
16 60 (26.43%) Telecoms
17 53 (23.35%) DNS
17 53 (23.35%) ITIL
18 51 (22.47%) SSL
19 47 (20.70%) Presales
20 44 (19.38%) IPsec
21 43 (18.94%) Windows
21 43 (18.94%) VMware
22 42 (18.50%) TCP/IP
23 39 (17.18%) CCIE
23 39 (17.18%) Spanning Tree
24 37 (16.30%) VLAN
25 36 (15.86%) Cisco ASA
26 35 (15.42%) IPv6

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 17 (7.49%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.05%) OpenStack
2 16 (7.05%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.64%) IIS
6 5 (2.20%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (3.08%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.88%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.76%) IaaS
3 2 (0.88%) Office 365
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 198 (87.22%) MPLS
2 156 (68.72%) BGP
3 129 (56.83%) WAN
4 116 (51.10%) Firewall
5 113 (49.78%) VPN
6 108 (47.58%) OSPF
7 91 (40.09%) LAN
8 68 (29.96%) VoIP
9 67 (29.52%) Wireless
10 62 (27.31%) DHCP
10 62 (27.31%) EIGRP
11 53 (23.35%) DNS
12 51 (22.47%) SSL
13 44 (19.38%) IPsec
14 42 (18.50%) TCP/IP
15 39 (17.18%) Spanning Tree
16 37 (16.30%) VLAN
17 36 (15.86%) Cisco ASA
18 35 (15.42%) IPv6
19 32 (14.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (26.43%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.61%) Marketing
3 10 (4.41%) Finance
4 5 (2.20%) Law
4 5 (2.20%) Publishing
5 4 (1.76%) Advertising
5 4 (1.76%) German Language
5 4 (1.76%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.32%) French Language
7 2 (0.88%) Legal
7 2 (0.88%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.44%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 77 (33.92%) Network Engineer
2 41 (18.06%) Consultant
3 29 (12.78%) Network Consultant
4 27 (11.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 27 (11.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (9.25%) Presales Consultant
6 19 (8.37%) Network Support
7 18 (7.93%) NOC Engineer
8 17 (7.49%) WAN Engineer
9 15 (6.61%) Cisco Consultant
9 15 (6.61%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 14 (6.17%) Solutions Consultant
11 13 (5.73%) Analyst
11 13 (5.73%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (5.29%) Cloud Consultant
12 12 (5.29%) Voice Consultant
13 11 (4.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 11 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (4.85%) Network Analyst
13 11 (4.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.89%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.76%) RFC 2547
3 3 (1.32%) XMPP
4 1 (0.44%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.54%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.61%) IPTV
4 12 (5.29%) Virtual Team
5 10 (4.41%) Clustering
6 6 (2.64%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.20%) iPad
7 5 (2.20%) Performance Metrics
7 5 (2.20%) Wiki
8 4 (1.76%) Replication
9 3 (1.32%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.44%) Handset
11 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.94%) Windows
2 31 (13.66%) Linux
2 31 (13.66%) Windows Server
3 22 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.76%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.76%) Unix
7 3 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.44%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.35%) ITIL
2 47 (20.70%) Presales
3 22 (9.69%) Migration
4 19 (8.37%) Load Balancing
4 19 (8.37%) Product Management
5 18 (7.93%) Change Management
6 17 (7.49%) Capacity Management
6 17 (7.49%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (7.49%) Kalman Filter
7 16 (7.05%) Web Filtering
8 14 (6.17%) Network Design
9 12 (5.29%) High Availability
9 12 (5.29%) Project Management
9 12 (5.29%) SIEM
9 12 (5.29%) Virtual Team Management
10 11 (4.85%) Customer Engagement
11 10 (4.41%) Time Management
11 10 (4.41%) Use Case
12 9 (3.96%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.81%) Python
2 14 (6.17%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.29%) Bash Shell
4 11 (4.85%) Perl
5 10 (4.41%) SQL
6 3 (1.32%) C
7 1 (0.44%) Java
7 1 (0.44%) Korn
7 1 (0.44%) Ruby
7 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 133 (58.59%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (39.65%) CCNP
3 61 (26.87%) CCNA
4 39 (17.18%) CCIE
5 25 (11.01%) Degree
6 24 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (9.69%) MCSA
8 18 (7.93%) MCSE
9 16 (7.05%) JNCIA
10 15 (6.61%) JNCIS
11 11 (4.85%) CCIP
12 10 (4.41%) RHCE
12 10 (4.41%) RHCSA
12 10 (4.41%) SCSA
13 9 (3.96%) CCDA
13 9 (3.96%) CCDP
13 9 (3.96%) CCVP
13 9 (3.96%) CISSP
14 6 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.37%) SLA
2 10 (4.41%) HIPAA
2 10 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 32 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (13.22%) Hyper-V
3 22 (9.69%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.41%) Xen
5 9 (3.96%) vSphere
6 7 (3.08%) XenApp
7 6 (2.64%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.64%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.20%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.32%) pfSense
10 2 (0.88%) XenServer
11 1 (0.44%) Snort
11 1 (0.44%) vCloud
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (11.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.08%) SCCM
3 6 (2.64%) WSUS
4 5 (2.20%) Nagios
5 3 (1.32%) Cacti
5 3 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.32%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.88%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.44%) Ansible
7 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.44%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 141 (62.11%) Cisco
2 80 (35.24%) Juniper
3 43 (18.94%) VMware
4 26 (11.45%) F5
5 23 (10.13%) CheckPoint
6 21 (9.25%) Palo Alto
7 17 (7.49%) Riverbed
8 15 (6.61%) Meraki
9 14 (6.17%) HP
10 13 (5.73%) BroadSoft
10 13 (5.73%) SolarWinds
11 12 (5.29%) Huawei
11 12 (5.29%) Microsoft
12 11 (4.85%) Citrix
13 10 (4.41%) Blue Coat
13 10 (4.41%) Nokia
14 9 (3.96%) Avaya
15 8 (3.52%) EMC
16 7 (3.08%) Symantec
17 6 (2.64%) SonicWALL
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits, dependant on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
360 Resourcing
Salary: up to £50,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits, Dependant on Experience
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum +5% Shift Allowance
Posted: 19 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Salary: £35000.0000 - £40000.0000 per annum + DBL OTE
Posted: 25 days ago
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago