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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 730 751 753
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 168 139 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 0.74% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 145 129 117
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,500 £38,150
10% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%

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
19930 18802 22840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.17% 19.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 14740 19028
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 +23 161 £50,000 +5.26% 16
London +52 106 £50,000 +5.26% 11
City of London +40 38 £46,000 -3.15% 5
South East +17 26 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East Sussex - 13 £47,500 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 11 - -
East of England - 11 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -34 10 £50,000 +11.11%
Hertfordshire - 10 £40,000 -
South Wales +13 7 £40,000 -
Wales +10 7 £40,000 -
Stevenage - 6 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £38,500 -
Basingstoke +6 4 £38,500 +6.20%
Cardiff +4 4 £36,750 -
Leeds -13 4 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire -24 4 £45,000 -
Hampshire -25 4 £38,500 -
Sheffield - 4 £65,000 -
Thame - 4 £39,250 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £65,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £25,225 -
North West -10 3 £32,500 -7.80% 2
Manchester -18 3 £32,500 -7.80% 2
Birmingham - 3 £23,000 -
Cwmbran - 3 £59,000 -
Torfaen - 3 £59,000 -
Crawley +3 2 £47,500 +11.76%
West Sussex -3 2 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire -3 2 £35,000 -22.22%

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 352 (92.15%) MPLS
2 290 (75.92%) Cisco
3 254 (66.49%) BGP
4 233 (60.99%) Cisco Certification
5 200 (52.36%) CCNP
6 197 (51.57%) Firewall
7 196 (51.31%) OSPF
8 183 (47.91%) Telecoms
9 175 (45.81%) VPN
10 173 (45.29%) WAN
11 129 (33.77%) LAN
12 122 (31.94%) Juniper
13 101 (26.44%) EIGRP
14 91 (23.82%) Wireless
15 84 (21.99%) Cisco ASA
15 84 (21.99%) VoIP
15 84 (21.99%) TCP/IP
16 82 (21.47%) HSRP
17 75 (19.63%) Network Design
18 73 (19.11%) CCNA
19 70 (18.32%) VLAN
20 69 (18.06%) DNS
20 69 (18.06%) CCIE
20 69 (18.06%) CheckPoint
21 65 (17.02%) Ethernet
22 62 (16.23%) Network Security
22 62 (16.23%) Windows
23 61 (15.97%) VMware
23 61 (15.97%) ITIL
24 56 (14.66%) HP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (6.81%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.02%) Lync
3 6 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.05%) IIS
4 4 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.24%) MS Visio
3 18 (4.71%) MS Office
4 6 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.93%) IaaS
2 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.57%) PaaS
4 4 (1.05%) Office 365
4 4 (1.05%) SaaS
5 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 352 (92.15%) MPLS
2 254 (66.49%) BGP
3 197 (51.57%) Firewall
4 196 (51.31%) OSPF
5 175 (45.81%) VPN
6 173 (45.29%) WAN
7 129 (33.77%) LAN
8 101 (26.44%) EIGRP
9 91 (23.82%) Wireless
10 84 (21.99%) Cisco ASA
10 84 (21.99%) VoIP
10 84 (21.99%) TCP/IP
11 82 (21.47%) HSRP
12 70 (18.32%) VLAN
13 69 (18.06%) DNS
14 65 (17.02%) Ethernet
15 62 (16.23%) Network Security
16 55 (14.40%) Internet
17 44 (11.52%) SSL
17 44 (11.52%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.79%) Big Data
4 3 (0.79%) Data Mining
General
1 183 (47.91%) Telecoms
2 43 (11.26%) Finance
3 20 (5.24%) Advertising
4 19 (4.97%) Marketing
5 13 (3.40%) Retail
5 13 (3.40%) Law
5 13 (3.40%) Legal
6 5 (1.31%) French Language
7 4 (1.05%) Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Billing
8 3 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 204 (53.40%) Network Engineer
2 63 (16.49%) Senior Network Engineer
3 46 (12.04%) Consultant
4 36 (9.42%) Architect
4 36 (9.42%) IP Engineer
5 29 (7.59%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 29 (7.59%) IP Network Engineer
6 24 (6.28%) Security Engineer
7 22 (5.76%) Network Support
8 21 (5.50%) Network Architect
9 20 (5.24%) Analyst
9 20 (5.24%) Support Engineer
10 18 (4.71%) Network Analyst
11 16 (4.19%) Network Security Engineer
12 15 (3.93%) Network Support Engineer
13 13 (3.40%) Senior Security Engineer
14 12 (3.14%) Sales Consultant
15 11 (2.88%) Network Consultant
15 11 (2.88%) Cisco Engineer
15 11 (2.88%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.83%) XMPP
2 2 (0.52%) XML
3 1 (0.26%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.45%) Performance Metrics
4 9 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.09%) Clustering
6 5 (1.31%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.05%) Replication
8 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.26%) Social Media
10 1 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.26%) Open Source
10 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.26%) Xbox
10 1 (0.26%) NHS
10 1 (0.26%) BBC
10 1 (0.26%) PKI
10 1 (0.26%) Derivative
10 1 (0.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.23%) Windows
2 40 (10.47%) Linux
3 20 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (3.93%) Solaris
5 14 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (3.66%) UNIX
6 5 (1.31%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) CentOS
9 1 (0.26%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.63%) Network Design
2 61 (15.97%) ITIL
3 46 (12.04%) Network Architecture
4 42 (10.99%) Load Balancing
5 33 (8.64%) Service Delivery
6 30 (7.85%) Network Management
7 22 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (5.50%) CRM
8 21 (5.50%) Project Management
8 21 (5.50%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (5.24%) PRINCE2
10 19 (4.97%) Migration
11 18 (4.71%) Low Latency
12 16 (4.19%) WAN Optimisation
13 15 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (3.93%) Security Architecture
14 13 (3.40%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (3.40%) Network Monitoring
14 13 (3.40%) Line Management
15 12 (3.14%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.83%) C
2 5 (1.31%) SQL
3 2 (0.52%) Java
4 1 (0.26%) Perl
4 1 (0.26%) C#
4 1 (0.26%) Ruby
4 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 233 (60.99%) Cisco Certification
2 200 (52.36%) CCNP
3 73 (19.11%) CCNA
4 69 (18.06%) CCIE
5 49 (12.83%) Degree
6 41 (10.73%) CCDP
7 35 (9.16%) CCDA
8 30 (7.85%) JNCIE
9 20 (5.24%) CCIP
9 20 (5.24%) CCSA
10 16 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (3.66%) CCSE
12 13 (3.40%) VCP5
13 9 (2.36%) VCP4
13 9 (2.36%) MCP
14 8 (2.09%) MBCS
15 7 (1.83%) JNCIP
15 7 (1.83%) CCSP
15 7 (1.83%) CCVP
16 6 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.42%) SLA
2 15 (3.93%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 39 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (8.64%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.62%) vSphere
4 9 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.31%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.05%) Snort
7 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.26%) KVM
8 1 (0.26%) XenServer
8 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (5.50%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (2.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (1.83%) Nagios
3 7 (1.83%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.57%) Cacti
4 6 (1.57%) WSUS
5 4 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.79%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.52%) OpenView
7 2 (0.52%) SCOM
8 1 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 290 (75.92%) Cisco
2 122 (31.94%) Juniper
3 69 (18.06%) CheckPoint
4 61 (15.97%) VMware
5 56 (14.66%) HP
6 46 (12.04%) SolarWinds
7 45 (11.78%) Microsoft
8 38 (9.95%) F5
9 36 (9.42%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 30 (7.85%) Fortinet
11 22 (5.76%) Blue Coat
12 20 (5.24%) Citrix
13 16 (4.19%) Aruba
14 15 (3.93%) Brocade
15 13 (3.40%) Dell
16 12 (3.14%) Riverbed
17 8 (2.09%) Redback
17 8 (2.09%) Red Hat
18 7 (1.83%) EMC
18 7 (1.83%) Nortel
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42500 per annum + £3,000 on-call + OT + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPI Selection
Posted: 17 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago