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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 723 763 771
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 159 107 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.099% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.54% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 145 99 106
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £53,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -20.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £60,250
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -33.60%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20468 19663 21122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.58% 18.14% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16386 15794 17412
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 1 August 2014 within the UK.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the UK

VPLS
Top 28 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 1 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 -5 154 £47,500 +11.76% 15
London +39 101 £50,000 +17.64% 7
City of London +36 58 £50,000 +42.85% 4
South East -29 22 £39,500 +12.85% 1
West Midlands +16 14 £47,500 -40.62% 5
Birmingham - 14 £47,500 - 3
Basingstoke +6 12 £39,500 +12.85%
Hampshire -7 12 £39,500 +8.96%
North West - 11 £32,500 - 2
Manchester - 9 £32,500 - 2
Middlesex - 3 - -
Wales -11 2 £46,250 +23.33%
South West -28 2 £41,500 +3.75%
Yorkshire -35 2 £48,750 +8.33%
Leeds -40 2 £48,750 +8.33%
West Yorkshire -50 2 £48,750 +8.33%
Cheshire - 2 £40,000 -
Stockport - 2 £51,000 - 1
Wrexham - 2 £46,250 -
Chester - 2 £40,000 -
North Wales - 2 £46,250 -
Bracknell -1 1 £62,500 +78.57%
Berkshire -9 1 £62,500 +78.57%
Bristol -10 1 £41,500 +3.75%
Brighton - 1 £40,000 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £40,000 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 256 (89.20%) MPLS
2 221 (77.00%) Cisco
3 189 (65.85%) BGP
4 168 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
5 154 (53.66%) OSPF
6 152 (52.96%) Telecoms
7 124 (43.21%) WAN
8 111 (38.68%) CCNP
9 97 (33.80%) VPN
10 95 (33.10%) Juniper
11 93 (32.40%) LAN
12 90 (31.36%) Firewall
13 70 (24.39%) Ethernet
14 64 (22.30%) VLAN
15 58 (20.21%) CCNA
16 57 (19.86%) VoIP
17 54 (18.82%) Internet
18 50 (17.42%) Wireless
19 49 (17.07%) TCP/IP
20 48 (16.72%) Cisco ASA
21 45 (15.68%) HSRP
21 45 (15.68%) EIGRP
21 45 (15.68%) Network Design
22 38 (13.24%) Network Security
23 37 (12.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
24 35 (12.20%) CCIE
24 35 (12.20%) SDH
24 35 (12.20%) Network Management
25 34 (11.85%) IPv6
26 33 (11.50%) RSVP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 9 (3.14%) Lync
2 5 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.70%) Apache
4 2 (0.70%) IIS
4 2 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.57%) MS Visio
3 13 (4.53%) MS Office
4 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Office 365
1 2 (0.70%) PaaS
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.35%) IaaS
2 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 256 (89.20%) MPLS
2 189 (65.85%) BGP
3 154 (53.66%) OSPF
4 124 (43.21%) WAN
5 97 (33.80%) VPN
6 93 (32.40%) LAN
7 90 (31.36%) Firewall
8 70 (24.39%) Ethernet
9 64 (22.30%) VLAN
10 57 (19.86%) VoIP
11 54 (18.82%) Internet
12 50 (17.42%) Wireless
13 49 (17.07%) TCP/IP
14 48 (16.72%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (15.68%) HSRP
15 45 (15.68%) EIGRP
16 38 (13.24%) Network Security
17 35 (12.20%) SDH
18 34 (11.85%) IPv6
19 33 (11.50%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 152 (52.96%) Telecoms
2 24 (8.36%) Finance
3 13 (4.53%) Marketing
4 11 (3.83%) Legal
5 10 (3.48%) Retail
6 4 (1.39%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Banking
7 2 (0.70%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 146 (50.87%) Network Engineer
2 41 (14.29%) Consultant
3 33 (11.50%) Security Engineer
4 29 (10.10%) Network Security Engineer
4 29 (10.10%) Senior Network Engineer
5 26 (9.06%) Architect
6 21 (7.32%) Network Architect
7 20 (6.97%) Senior Security Engineer
8 19 (6.62%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 18 (6.27%) Support Engineer
10 17 (5.92%) Lead Network Engineer
10 17 (5.92%) IP Engineer
11 16 (5.57%) Analyst
11 16 (5.57%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 13 (4.53%) Technical Consultant
13 12 (4.18%) Business Development Manager
13 12 (4.18%) Business Manager
13 12 (4.18%) NOC Engineer
13 12 (4.18%) Sales Consultant
13 12 (4.18%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.35%) CSS
1 1 (0.35%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (1.74%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.39%) Replication
4 3 (1.05%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.05%) Clustering
4 3 (1.05%) IVR
5 2 (0.70%) Physics
5 2 (0.70%) Statistics
5 2 (0.70%) EqualLogic
5 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.35%) Xbox
6 1 (0.35%) Open Source
6 1 (0.35%) Social Media
6 1 (0.35%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.35%) Firmware
6 1 (0.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.36%) Linux
2 23 (8.01%) Windows
3 9 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (2.79%) Solaris
5 7 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.09%) UNIX
7 4 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.70%) CentOS
9 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.35%) SUSE
9 1 (0.35%) OpenBSD
9 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.68%) Network Design
2 35 (12.20%) Network Management
3 29 (10.10%) Load Balancing
4 25 (8.71%) Service Delivery
4 25 (8.71%) Network Architecture
5 19 (6.62%) ITIL
6 18 (6.27%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (4.18%) Business Development
7 12 (4.18%) Network Load Balancing
7 12 (4.18%) BPR
8 11 (3.83%) Project Management
9 10 (3.48%) CRM
9 10 (3.48%) Product Management
9 10 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (3.14%) Cyber Security
10 9 (3.14%) Change Management
11 6 (2.09%) Product Marketing
11 6 (2.09%) WAN Optimisation
12 5 (1.74%) Business Continuity
13 4 (1.39%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.92%) C
2 4 (1.39%) PowerHouse
2 4 (1.39%) Perl
2 4 (1.39%) SQL
3 2 (0.70%) Python
3 2 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 168 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (38.68%) CCNP
3 58 (20.21%) CCNA
4 35 (12.20%) CCIE
5 27 (9.41%) Degree
6 23 (8.01%) CCIP
7 19 (6.62%) CCDP
8 16 (5.57%) CCDA
9 9 (3.14%) CCSE
9 9 (3.14%) CCSA
10 8 (2.79%) JNCIE
11 7 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.39%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.05%) CCSP
14 3 (1.05%) HND
15 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.70%) MCP
15 2 (0.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.18%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 20 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.44%) vSphere
4 4 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.70%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.70%) Snort
5 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.70%) XenServer
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (4.18%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (1.74%) WSUS
3 4 (1.39%) Nagios
3 4 (1.39%) Cacti
4 3 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.05%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.35%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 221 (77.00%) Cisco
2 95 (33.10%) Juniper
3 37 (12.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 33 (11.50%) SolarWinds
5 31 (10.80%) Microsoft
6 30 (10.45%) HP
7 27 (9.41%) Fortinet
8 25 (8.71%) CheckPoint
9 23 (8.01%) VMware
9 23 (8.01%) Dell
10 19 (6.62%) F5
11 18 (6.27%) Brocade
12 17 (5.92%) Aruba
13 15 (5.23%) Nortel
14 9 (3.14%) BT
15 6 (2.09%) Avaya
15 6 (2.09%) Riverbed
16 5 (1.74%) Red Hat
16 5 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
17 3 (1.05%) ProCurve
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