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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 778 790 804
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 87 179 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 1.01% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 73 161 163
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £35,100 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £63,800
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%

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
15418 17809 20680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.26% 16.59% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12480 14717 16648
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,400 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 3 December 2016 within the UK.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the UK

VPLS
Top 26 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 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 -13 83 £55,000 +15.78% 10
London +5 54 £55,000 +15.78% 10
South East +48 14 £55,000 -
City of London +16 14 £57,500 +24.32% 3
North West -11 10 £55,000 +57.14%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 7 £55,000 -
Berkshire +33 6 £60,000 -5.88%
Warrington - 6 £55,000 -
Reading +20 3 £56,250 -16.66%
Birmingham -13 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Manchester -14 3 £30,000 -25.00%
West Midlands -27 3 £50,000 +11.11%
High Wycombe - 3 - -
Cheadle - 3 £30,000 -
South West +13 2 - -
Wales -8 2 £46,250 -7.50%
Swansea - 2 £46,250 -
West Wales - 2 £46,250 -
Croydon - 2 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire +21 1 £36,000 -15.29%
Yorkshire +14 1 £36,000 -15.29%
Bristol - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £36,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £60,000 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 142 (79.33%) MPLS
2 130 (72.63%) Cisco
3 105 (58.66%) Cisco Certification
4 100 (55.87%) Firewall
5 94 (52.51%) WAN
6 82 (45.81%) BGP
7 76 (42.46%) VPN
8 75 (41.90%) LAN
9 73 (40.78%) CCNP
10 63 (35.20%) DHCP
11 55 (30.73%) DNS
11 55 (30.73%) OSPF
12 53 (29.61%) Network Security
13 44 (24.58%) VoIP
14 43 (24.02%) Juniper
15 42 (23.46%) CCNA
16 37 (20.67%) ITIL
16 37 (20.67%) Windows
17 34 (18.99%) Telecoms
18 33 (18.44%) VMware
19 31 (17.32%) Data Centre
19 31 (17.32%) Presales
20 29 (16.20%) VLAN
21 28 (15.64%) TCP/IP
21 28 (15.64%) Windows Server
22 26 (14.53%) CheckPoint
23 25 (13.97%) Active Directory
23 25 (13.97%) Ethernet
24 24 (13.41%) IPv6
24 24 (13.41%) CCIE

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 16 (8.94%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (5.03%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.23%) IIS
5 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.68%) MS Office
2 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) IaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 142 (79.33%) MPLS
2 100 (55.87%) Firewall
3 94 (52.51%) WAN
4 82 (45.81%) BGP
5 76 (42.46%) VPN
6 75 (41.90%) LAN
7 63 (35.20%) DHCP
8 55 (30.73%) DNS
8 55 (30.73%) OSPF
9 53 (29.61%) Network Security
10 44 (24.58%) VoIP
11 29 (16.20%) VLAN
12 28 (15.64%) TCP/IP
13 25 (13.97%) Ethernet
14 24 (13.41%) IPv6
14 24 (13.41%) Wireless
15 23 (12.85%) EIGRP
16 22 (12.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (11.73%) Internet
17 21 (11.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (18.99%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.61%) Finance
3 5 (2.79%) French Language
3 5 (2.79%) Marketing
3 5 (2.79%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.12%) Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (45.25%) Network Engineer
2 35 (19.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 27 (15.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (15.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (9.50%) WAN Engineer
5 15 (8.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 15 (8.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 14 (7.82%) Consultant
6 14 (7.82%) Presales Consultant
7 13 (7.26%) Broadband Engineer
7 13 (7.26%) LAN Engineer
8 12 (6.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (6.70%) IP Engineer
8 12 (6.70%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 12 (6.70%) Network Support
8 12 (6.70%) Test Engineer
9 11 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (6.15%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (6.15%) Security Engineer
9 11 (6.15%) Senior LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.12%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.12%) RFC 2547
2 1 (0.56%) REST
2 1 (0.56%) WAP
2 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.32%) Data Centre
2 20 (11.17%) Virtual Team
3 17 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.03%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.47%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.79%) IPTV
7 3 (1.68%) Clustering
7 3 (1.68%) Replication
8 2 (1.12%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.12%) iPad
8 2 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.56%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Handset
9 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.67%) Windows
2 28 (15.64%) Windows Server
3 23 (12.85%) Linux
4 17 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.79%) Unix
8 4 (2.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.67%) ITIL
2 31 (17.32%) Presales
3 21 (11.73%) Network Management
4 20 (11.17%) Network Design
5 18 (10.06%) Change Management
6 16 (8.94%) Load Balancing
7 14 (7.82%) Migration
8 13 (7.26%) Capacity Management
8 13 (7.26%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (6.70%) Functional Testing
9 12 (6.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 12 (6.70%) Test Automation
10 11 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (5.59%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (4.47%) Problem Management
12 8 (4.47%) Project Management
13 7 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
13 7 (3.91%) Network Load Balancing
13 7 (3.91%) Operations Management
13 7 (3.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.94%) Python
2 5 (2.79%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.23%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.23%) Perl
3 4 (2.23%) SQL
4 1 (0.56%) C
4 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (58.66%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (40.78%) CCNP
3 42 (23.46%) CCNA
4 24 (13.41%) CCIE
5 18 (10.06%) Degree
6 13 (7.26%) CCIP
6 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (6.70%) MCSA
8 11 (6.15%) CCDP
9 9 (5.03%) CCDA
9 9 (5.03%) MCSE
10 8 (4.47%) JNCIP
11 7 (3.91%) A+ Certification
11 7 (3.91%) JNCIS
11 7 (3.91%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (2.79%) CISSP
12 5 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (2.23%) MCITP
14 3 (1.68%) SCSA
14 3 (1.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.50%) SLA
2 4 (2.23%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.68%) HIPAA
3 3 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 25 (13.97%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.06%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.47%) vSphere
5 5 (2.79%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.23%) Xen
6 4 (2.23%) XenApp
6 4 (2.23%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.12%) pfSense
9 1 (0.56%) NFS
9 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (6.70%) Nagios
2 8 (4.47%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.79%) Cacti
3 5 (2.79%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.79%) SCCM
4 4 (2.23%) WSUS
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 130 (72.63%) Cisco
2 43 (24.02%) Juniper
3 33 (18.44%) VMware
4 26 (14.53%) CheckPoint
5 23 (12.85%) SolarWinds
6 16 (8.94%) F5
6 16 (8.94%) HP
7 14 (7.82%) Avaya
8 13 (7.26%) Nokia
8 13 (7.26%) Palo Alto
9 12 (6.70%) Fortinet
9 12 (6.70%) Huawei
10 10 (5.59%) Microsoft
11 9 (5.03%) SonicWALL
12 6 (3.35%) BroadSoft
12 6 (3.35%) BT
12 6 (3.35%) Riverbed
13 5 (2.79%) Brocade
13 5 (2.79%) Extreme Networks
13 5 (2.79%) Meraki
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Posted: Yesterday
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