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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 809 809 871
Rank change year-on-year
0 +62
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 131 158 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.79% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 100 118 111
Median salary £40,750 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.50% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,350 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £56,950 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £50,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +22.69%

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
17642 20011 20591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.21% 18.11% 17.16%
Number of salaries quoted 14649 15894 16366
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £62,500 £67,500
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 6 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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 -14 130 £41,500 -17.00% 7
London 0 53 £52,500 +10.52% 4
South East +8 35 £50,000 -9.09% 2
City of London +67 30 £41,500 -19.02%
Berkshire +5 26 £50,000 -20.00% 1
North West +36 19 £34,000 +4.61%
South West - 18 £34,000 - 1
Merseyside - 18 £34,000 -
Liverpool - 18 £34,000 -
Somerset - 17 £34,000 -
Street - 17 £34,000 -
Reading +17 13 £50,000 -20.00%
West Midlands -17 12 £50,000 +11.11%
Worcestershire - 11 £50,000 -
Redditch - 11 £50,000 -
Hampshire +12 9 £37,500 -10.50% 1
East of England - 6 £30,000 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £30,000 -
Basingstoke -4 5 £37,500 -10.28% 1
Bracknell +3 4 £50,000 +35.13%
Havant - 4 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +5 3 £32,500 -38.09%
Leeds +2 3 £32,500 -38.09%
West Yorkshire +2 3 £32,500 -38.09%
Newbury - 3 £55,000 -
East Midlands +6 1 £45,000 -
Nottingham +5 1 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire -3 1 £45,000 -
Slough -4 1 £35,000 -44.00% 1
Manchester -5 1 £31,500 -3.07%

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 226 (89.33%) MPLS
2 176 (69.57%) BGP
3 163 (64.43%) Cisco
4 148 (58.50%) WAN
5 145 (57.31%) VPN
6 137 (54.15%) Firewall
7 128 (50.59%) Cisco Certification
8 124 (49.01%) LAN
9 120 (47.43%) Juniper
10 119 (47.04%) OSPF
11 101 (39.92%) Telecoms
12 98 (38.74%) CCNP
13 75 (29.64%) EIGRP
13 75 (29.64%) Data Centre
14 72 (28.46%) IPsec
14 72 (28.46%) Wireless
15 71 (28.06%) VoIP
16 62 (24.51%) TCP/IP
17 60 (23.72%) SSL
17 60 (23.72%) Presales
18 57 (22.53%) CCNA
19 55 (21.74%) Multicast
20 53 (20.95%) Spanning Tree
20 53 (20.95%) Cisco ASA
21 46 (18.18%) ITIL
22 42 (16.60%) Windows
23 41 (16.21%) RIP
24 40 (15.81%) Cisco Wireless
25 39 (15.42%) VMware
26 38 (15.02%) Network Security

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 18 (7.11%) Skype for Business
2 17 (6.72%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.37%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.19%) IIS
6 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (4.74%) MS Excel
1 12 (4.74%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.93%) Office 365
2 9 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.16%) IaaS
4 3 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.79%) PaaS
5 2 (0.79%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.40%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 226 (89.33%) MPLS
2 176 (69.57%) BGP
3 148 (58.50%) WAN
4 145 (57.31%) VPN
5 137 (54.15%) Firewall
6 124 (49.01%) LAN
7 119 (47.04%) OSPF
8 75 (29.64%) EIGRP
9 72 (28.46%) IPsec
9 72 (28.46%) Wireless
10 71 (28.06%) VoIP
11 62 (24.51%) TCP/IP
12 60 (23.72%) SSL
13 55 (21.74%) Multicast
14 53 (20.95%) Cisco ASA
14 53 (20.95%) Spanning Tree
15 41 (16.21%) RIP
16 40 (15.81%) Cisco Wireless
17 38 (15.02%) Network Security
18 36 (14.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.40%) Big Data
4 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 101 (39.92%) Telecoms
2 34 (13.44%) Marketing
3 18 (7.11%) Finance
4 10 (3.95%) Brand Awareness
5 8 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.77%) Electronics
7 6 (2.37%) Legal
8 3 (1.19%) Advertising
8 3 (1.19%) German Language
8 3 (1.19%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.19%) Law
8 3 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 54 (21.34%) Consultant
3 39 (15.42%) Network Consultant
4 32 (12.65%) Cisco Consultant
4 32 (12.65%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 32 (12.65%) Support Engineer
5 30 (11.86%) Network Support
6 26 (10.28%) Network Support Engineer
7 23 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
8 20 (7.91%) Cisco Engineer
9 19 (7.51%) Core Network Engineer
10 18 (7.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 17 (6.72%) Presales Consultant
12 16 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
13 13 (5.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 13 (5.14%) Administrator
13 13 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (5.14%) Juniper Engineer
14 12 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (4.74%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.88%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.19%) XMPP
3 1 (0.40%) Express
3 1 (0.40%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 75 (29.64%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.14%) Clustering
4 9 (3.56%) IPTV
5 6 (2.37%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.98%) Wiki
7 4 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.58%) Replication
8 3 (1.19%) iPad
9 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.79%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.40%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.40%) Equities
10 1 (0.40%) Eurex
10 1 (0.40%) PKI
10 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.40%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 42 (16.60%) Windows
2 31 (12.25%) Linux
3 24 (9.49%) Windows Server
4 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 11 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.58%) Solaris
10 2 (0.79%) CatOS
11 1 (0.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.72%) Presales
2 46 (18.18%) ITIL
3 37 (14.62%) Network Design
4 25 (9.88%) Capacity Planning
5 20 (7.91%) Product Management
5 20 (7.91%) Time Management
6 18 (7.11%) Project Management
7 14 (5.53%) Capacity Management
7 14 (5.53%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (5.53%) Load Balancing
8 13 (5.14%) Network Management
9 11 (4.35%) High Availability
9 11 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
10 10 (3.95%) Migration
10 10 (3.95%) Web Filtering
11 9 (3.56%) Business Development
11 9 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.56%) Customer Engagement
11 9 (3.56%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (3.16%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.53%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.74%) SQL
3 9 (3.56%) Perl
4 8 (3.16%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.16%) Python
5 7 (2.77%) C
6 1 (0.40%) Java
6 1 (0.40%) Korn
6 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 128 (50.59%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (38.74%) CCNP
3 57 (22.53%) CCNA
4 36 (14.23%) Degree
5 29 (11.46%) CCIE
6 25 (9.88%) JNCIS
7 23 (9.09%) JNCIA
8 22 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (6.32%) MCSA
10 10 (3.95%) MCSE
11 9 (3.56%) CCIP
11 9 (3.56%) CCVP
12 6 (2.37%) MCDST
12 6 (2.37%) MCP
13 5 (1.98%) RHCE
13 5 (1.98%) RHCSA
13 5 (1.98%) SCSA
14 4 (1.58%) CCSP
14 4 (1.58%) CISSP
14 4 (1.58%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.37%) HIPAA
1 6 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (2.37%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) COBIT
3 1 (0.40%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.88%) Hyper-V
3 20 (7.91%) Active Directory
4 11 (4.35%) vSphere
5 7 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.98%) Xen
7 4 (1.58%) XenApp
8 3 (1.19%) vCloud
9 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.79%) XenServer
10 1 (0.40%) NFS
10 1 (0.40%) Snort
10 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (8.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (3.95%) SCCM
3 9 (3.56%) FortiGate
3 9 (3.56%) WSUS
4 8 (3.16%) Nagios
5 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (2.37%) SCDPM
5 6 (2.37%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.19%) Cacti
6 3 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.19%) OpenView
7 2 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.40%) Ansible
8 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.40%) Iperf
8 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 163 (64.43%) Cisco
2 120 (47.43%) Juniper
3 39 (15.42%) VMware
4 38 (15.02%) F5
5 28 (11.07%) Palo Alto
6 27 (10.67%) Microsoft
7 17 (6.72%) HP
8 16 (6.32%) CheckPoint
8 16 (6.32%) Red Hat
9 14 (5.53%) Riverbed
10 11 (4.35%) Dell
10 11 (4.35%) Siebel
11 10 (3.95%) Blue Coat
11 10 (3.95%) Intel Security
12 9 (3.56%) Citrix
12 9 (3.56%) Huawei
12 9 (3.56%) NetApp
13 8 (3.16%) Meraki
14 7 (2.77%) SAP
15 6 (2.37%) Avaya
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