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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 795 721 785
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +64
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 105 190 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.91% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 90 174 99
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%

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
18448 20813 18849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.66% 18.12% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15302 16464 15218
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 2015 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 31 August 2015. 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 -69 100 £57,500 +15.00% 12
South East +37 49 £55,000 +22.22% 2
London -75 37 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Berkshire +30 23 £67,500 +25.58% 1
Reading +12 17 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Surrey - 11 £51,250 - 1
City of London -29 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Sussex - 9 £40,000 -
Reigate - 7 £53,750 - 1
Leeds +11 6 £50,000 -13.04%
West Yorkshire +4 6 £50,000 -13.04%
Yorkshire -1 6 £50,000 -2.43%
Maidenhead - 6 £57,500 -
Hampshire +18 5 £35,000 -11.39%
West Midlands -25 5 £48,750 +2.63% 1
Wales -8 4 £47,500 - 1
South Wales - 4 £47,500 - 1
Cardiff - 4 £47,500 - 1
Basingstoke +17 3 £35,000 -11.39%
Birmingham -7 3 £50,000 +5.26%
Epsom - 3 £37,500 -
South West -6 2 £47,500 +14.45% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £47,500 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Havant - 2 £55,000 -
North West -1 1 - -
Manchester -4 1 - -
Chippenham - 1 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £36,500 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £36,500 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 184 (85.98%) MPLS
2 171 (79.91%) Cisco
3 144 (67.29%) Cisco Certification
4 143 (66.82%) Firewall
5 138 (64.49%) BGP
6 120 (56.07%) CCNP
7 113 (52.80%) LAN
8 105 (49.07%) OSPF
9 104 (48.60%) VPN
10 87 (40.65%) WAN
10 87 (40.65%) Cisco ASA
11 85 (39.72%) Telecoms
12 83 (38.79%) DNS
13 74 (34.58%) Juniper
14 71 (33.18%) CheckPoint
15 67 (31.31%) TCP/IP
16 66 (30.84%) Data Centre
17 59 (27.57%) F5
18 54 (25.23%) CCIE
19 52 (24.30%) VLAN
20 51 (23.83%) Degree
21 49 (22.90%) ITIL
22 47 (21.96%) Load Balancing
23 46 (21.50%) Network Design
24 45 (21.03%) Windows
24 45 (21.03%) EIGRP
25 44 (20.56%) VMware
26 42 (19.63%) Cisco Nexus
27 40 (18.69%) Network Security
27 40 (18.69%) CCNA

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 10 (4.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.40%) Lync
4 2 (0.93%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.88%) MS Visio
3 18 (8.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.61%) Office 365
2 9 (4.21%) IaaS
3 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.80%) SoftLayer
4 6 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 184 (85.98%) MPLS
2 143 (66.82%) Firewall
3 138 (64.49%) BGP
4 113 (52.80%) LAN
5 105 (49.07%) OSPF
6 104 (48.60%) VPN
7 87 (40.65%) WAN
7 87 (40.65%) Cisco ASA
8 83 (38.79%) DNS
9 67 (31.31%) TCP/IP
10 52 (24.30%) VLAN
11 45 (21.03%) EIGRP
12 42 (19.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 40 (18.69%) Network Security
14 39 (18.22%) IPsec
15 37 (17.29%) SSL
15 37 (17.29%) Spanning Tree
16 36 (16.82%) Cisco IOS
17 35 (16.36%) Ethernet
18 34 (15.89%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.47%) Big Data
3 1 (0.47%) MySQL
General
1 85 (39.72%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.48%) Finance
3 12 (5.61%) Marketing
4 8 (3.74%) Legal
5 6 (2.80%) Back Office
6 4 (1.87%) Billing
7 3 (1.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 114 (53.27%) Network Engineer
2 54 (25.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 27 (12.62%) Consultant
4 20 (9.35%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 13 (6.07%) Sales Consultant
6 10 (4.67%) Implementation Engineer
6 10 (4.67%) Architect
6 10 (4.67%) Technical Consultant
6 10 (4.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
8 8 (3.74%) Security Engineer
8 8 (3.74%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (3.74%) Senior Implementation Engineer
8 8 (3.74%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (3.27%) Network Consultant
10 6 (2.80%) Network Team Leader
10 6 (2.80%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 6 (2.80%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (2.80%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.94%) CSS
2 7 (3.27%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.40%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (30.84%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.28%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.87%) Clustering
5 4 (1.87%) Statistics
5 4 (1.87%) EqualLogic
5 4 (1.87%) User Experience
5 4 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.87%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.47%) Eurex
8 1 (0.47%) DTV
8 1 (0.47%) GIS
8 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.47%) Derivative
8 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.47%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.03%) Windows
2 31 (14.49%) Linux
3 18 (8.41%) Solaris
4 7 (3.27%) UNIX
5 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.40%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.90%) ITIL
2 47 (21.96%) Load Balancing
3 46 (21.50%) Network Design
4 25 (11.68%) Mentoring
5 24 (11.21%) Network Management
6 23 (10.75%) Network Monitoring
7 21 (9.81%) Network Architecture
8 17 (7.94%) Service Delivery
9 13 (6.07%) Project Management
10 12 (5.61%) WAN Optimisation
11 11 (5.14%) Migration
12 10 (4.67%) Business Continuity
12 10 (4.67%) BCP
12 10 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.67%) Business Continuity Planning
13 9 (4.21%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (4.21%) Security Architecture
13 9 (4.21%) Problem Management
13 9 (4.21%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (3.74%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.28%) Perl
2 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
2 3 (1.40%) Python
3 2 (0.93%) C
4 1 (0.47%) VB
4 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 144 (67.29%) Cisco Certification
2 120 (56.07%) CCNP
3 54 (25.23%) CCIE
4 51 (23.83%) Degree
5 40 (18.69%) CCNA
6 28 (13.08%) CCSA
7 23 (10.75%) CCIP
8 20 (9.35%) CCSE
9 19 (8.88%) Check Point Certification
10 11 (5.14%) CCDA
10 11 (5.14%) CCDP
11 7 (3.27%) JNCIP
11 7 (3.27%) JNCIE
12 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared
12 6 (2.80%) Security Cleared
13 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.87%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.87%) MCITP
15 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.48%) SLA
2 13 (6.07%) PCI DSS
3 11 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (3.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 34 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.88%) Hyper-V
3 14 (6.54%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.80%) XenServer
4 6 (2.80%) Docker
5 5 (2.34%) vSphere
6 4 (1.87%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.87%) RHEV
7 3 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (7.94%) Cacti
2 15 (7.01%) SolarWinds Orion
3 14 (6.54%) OpenView
4 5 (2.34%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.87%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.87%) WSUS
5 4 (1.87%) SCCM
6 3 (1.40%) Iperf
6 3 (1.40%) Nagios
7 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 171 (79.91%) Cisco
2 74 (34.58%) Juniper
3 71 (33.18%) CheckPoint
4 59 (27.57%) F5
5 44 (20.56%) VMware
6 37 (17.29%) Microsoft
7 35 (16.36%) HP
8 13 (6.07%) BT
9 12 (5.61%) Nokia
10 9 (4.21%) Riverbed
11 8 (3.74%) Fortinet
12 7 (3.27%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.27%) ProCurve
13 6 (2.80%) Google
13 6 (2.80%) Citrix
14 5 (2.34%) Aruba
14 5 (2.34%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 5 (2.34%) Dell
15 4 (1.87%) Blue Coat
15 4 (1.87%) Brocade
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