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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 723 768 764
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -4
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 180 96 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.088% 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.50% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 164 89 99
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £53,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -20.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,750 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+3.88% -25.00%

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
20561 19283 21737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.82% 17.67% 18.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16341 15568 17860
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +68 176 £48,750 +10.79% 9
London +69 111 £50,000 +17.64% 5
City of London +34 58 £47,500 +11.76% 2
South East -11 27 £45,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +10 14 £47,500 -42.42%
Birmingham - 14 £47,500 -
Basingstoke +6 13 £39,500 +12.85%
Hampshire +3 13 £39,500 +8.96%
North West - 11 £32,500 - 1
Manchester - 9 £32,500 - 1
Yorkshire -37 8 £51,250 +13.88%
East of England - 7 £50,000 - 1
Leeds -32 5 £57,500 +27.77%
West Yorkshire -34 5 £57,500 +27.77%
Hertfordshire - 4 £36,750 - 1
Oxfordshire +8 3 £50,000 -
Oxford +6 3 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £50,000 -
Cambridge - 3 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £50,000 -
Middlesex - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £50,000 -
Berkshire -17 2 £53,750 +53.57%
South West -18 2 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Cheshire - 2 £40,000 -
Letchworth - 2 £36,750 -
Chester - 2 £40,000 -
Stevenage - 2 - - 1
Stockport - 2 £51,000 -
Reading -2 1 £45,000 +44.00%

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 267 (89.60%) MPLS
2 237 (79.53%) Cisco
3 207 (69.46%) BGP
4 173 (58.05%) Cisco Certification
5 161 (54.03%) OSPF
6 153 (51.34%) Telecoms
7 121 (40.60%) CCNP
7 121 (40.60%) WAN
8 103 (34.56%) Juniper
9 101 (33.89%) Firewall
9 101 (33.89%) VPN
10 90 (30.20%) LAN
11 65 (21.81%) Ethernet
12 62 (20.81%) VLAN
13 59 (19.80%) VoIP
14 51 (17.11%) CCNA
15 50 (16.78%) TCP/IP
15 50 (16.78%) Internet
15 50 (16.78%) EIGRP
15 50 (16.78%) Cisco ASA
16 47 (15.77%) Network Design
17 46 (15.44%) Wireless
18 44 (14.77%) HSRP
19 43 (14.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
20 41 (13.76%) CCIE
21 39 (13.09%) Network Security
22 37 (12.42%) SolarWinds
23 36 (12.08%) SDH
24 35 (11.74%) Network Management
25 33 (11.07%) IPv6

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (4.03%) Lync
2 6 (2.01%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.01%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (1.34%) IIS
4 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.37%) MS Visio
3 15 (5.03%) MS Office
4 3 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.34%) Office 365
2 3 (1.01%) PaaS
3 2 (0.67%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 267 (89.60%) MPLS
2 207 (69.46%) BGP
3 161 (54.03%) OSPF
4 121 (40.60%) WAN
5 101 (33.89%) VPN
5 101 (33.89%) Firewall
6 90 (30.20%) LAN
7 65 (21.81%) Ethernet
8 62 (20.81%) VLAN
9 59 (19.80%) VoIP
10 50 (16.78%) EIGRP
10 50 (16.78%) TCP/IP
10 50 (16.78%) Internet
10 50 (16.78%) Cisco ASA
11 46 (15.44%) Wireless
12 44 (14.77%) HSRP
13 39 (13.09%) Network Security
14 36 (12.08%) SDH
15 33 (11.07%) RIP
15 33 (11.07%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.34%) MySQL
General
1 153 (51.34%) Telecoms
2 25 (8.39%) Finance
3 14 (4.70%) Marketing
4 12 (4.03%) Legal
4 12 (4.03%) Retail
5 3 (1.01%) Law
5 3 (1.01%) Banking
6 2 (0.67%) French Language
6 2 (0.67%) Back Office
6 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 162 (54.36%) Network Engineer
2 37 (12.42%) Security Engineer
3 35 (11.74%) Consultant
4 32 (10.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 31 (10.40%) Senior Network Engineer
6 30 (10.07%) Architect
7 25 (8.39%) Network Architect
8 24 (8.05%) IP Engineer
9 21 (7.05%) Senior Security Engineer
9 21 (7.05%) Support Engineer
10 18 (6.04%) Analyst
10 18 (6.04%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 17 (5.70%) Lead Network Engineer
12 16 (5.37%) Network Support
12 16 (5.37%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 14 (4.70%) IP Network Engineer
13 14 (4.70%) Network Analyst
13 14 (4.70%) Network Support Engineer
14 10 (3.36%) Business Development Manager
14 10 (3.36%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.34%) CSS
1 1 (0.34%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.69%) Computer Science
2 5 (1.68%) Clustering
3 4 (1.34%) Replication
4 3 (1.01%) IVR
5 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.67%) EqualLogic
5 2 (0.67%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.34%) Xbox
6 1 (0.34%) Social Media
6 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.34%) Open Source
6 1 (0.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.34%) DTV
6 1 (0.34%) Statistics
6 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.34%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.39%) Windows
2 23 (7.72%) Linux
3 9 (3.02%) Solaris
4 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.01%) UNIX
7 2 (0.67%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.34%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.77%) Network Design
2 35 (11.74%) Network Management
3 27 (9.06%) Load Balancing
4 26 (8.72%) Network Architecture
5 24 (8.05%) Service Delivery
6 17 (5.70%) ITIL
7 14 (4.70%) Network Monitoring
8 12 (4.03%) BPR
8 12 (4.03%) Network Load Balancing
9 10 (3.36%) Business Development
9 10 (3.36%) CRM
9 10 (3.36%) Product Management
10 9 (3.02%) Low Latency
10 9 (3.02%) Project Management
11 7 (2.35%) Change Management
11 7 (2.35%) Cyber Security
12 6 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (2.01%) Product Marketing
13 5 (1.68%) Migration
13 5 (1.68%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.70%) C
2 4 (1.34%) SQL
2 4 (1.34%) PowerHouse
3 2 (0.67%) Perl
4 1 (0.34%) PHP
4 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 173 (58.05%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (40.60%) CCNP
3 51 (17.11%) CCNA
4 41 (13.76%) CCIE
5 28 (9.40%) CCIP
6 24 (8.05%) Degree
7 21 (7.05%) CCDP
8 17 (5.70%) CCDA
9 13 (4.36%) JNCIE
10 10 (3.36%) CCSA
10 10 (3.36%) CCSE
11 7 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.01%) CCSP
15 2 (0.67%) MCP
15 2 (0.67%) MCSE
15 2 (0.67%) MCSA
15 2 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.67%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.03%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.68%) SLA
3 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 17 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.01%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.01%) vSphere
4 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.67%) XenServer
4 2 (0.67%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.34%) Snort
5 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (4.03%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (1.68%) Nagios
2 5 (1.68%) WSUS
3 4 (1.34%) Cacti
4 2 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 237 (79.53%) Cisco
2 103 (34.56%) Juniper
3 43 (14.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 37 (12.42%) SolarWinds
5 32 (10.74%) Microsoft
6 30 (10.07%) CheckPoint
6 30 (10.07%) Fortinet
7 29 (9.73%) HP
8 23 (7.72%) Dell
8 23 (7.72%) F5
9 21 (7.05%) VMware
10 19 (6.38%) Aruba
11 17 (5.70%) Brocade
12 15 (5.03%) Nortel
13 9 (3.02%) Blue Coat
14 5 (1.68%) Redback
14 5 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.68%) Avaya
15 4 (1.34%) Red Hat
16 3 (1.01%) Mitel
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