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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 686 762 770
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +8
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 221 111 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 0.60% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 201 105 103
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,900 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
20596 18392 22303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.05% 17.27% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16283 14986 18234
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +80 215 £50,000 +11.11% 21
London +90 135 £53,500 +25.88% 13
City of London +55 62 £46,750 +12.65% 5
South East -18 29 £46,000 +31.42% 1
East of England - 24 £45,000 - 3
Hertfordshire - 18 £42,500 - 3
Birmingham +6 13 £47,500 +39.70% 1
West Midlands -7 13 £47,500 -42.42% 1
Yorkshire -44 12 £50,000 +11.11%
Basingstoke +4 10 £39,500 +17.91%
Hampshire -7 10 £39,500 +17.91%
North West - 10 £39,000 - 3
Stevenage - 9 £40,000 - 1
Letchworth - 8 £43,750 - 1
Manchester - 8 £35,250 - 3
Oxford +8 6 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire +4 6 £50,000 -
West Yorkshire -26 6 £57,500 +27.77%
Leeds -36 6 £57,500 +27.77%
Cambridge - 6 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 6 £50,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £50,000 -
Middlesex - 4 £97,500 -
Watford - 3 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £26,500 -49.52%
South West -39 2 £41,500 +3.75%
Wales - 2 £31,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £40,000 -
Chester - 2 £40,000 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 304 (91.29%) MPLS
2 270 (81.08%) Cisco
3 238 (71.47%) BGP
4 196 (58.86%) Cisco Certification
5 185 (55.56%) OSPF
6 165 (49.55%) Telecoms
7 148 (44.44%) CCNP
8 139 (41.74%) Firewall
9 125 (37.54%) WAN
10 117 (35.14%) VPN
11 113 (33.93%) Juniper
12 97 (29.13%) LAN
13 69 (20.72%) VoIP
14 62 (18.62%) Ethernet
15 61 (18.32%) EIGRP
16 57 (17.12%) VLAN
16 57 (17.12%) Cisco ASA
17 55 (16.52%) Wireless
18 54 (16.22%) Internet
19 52 (15.62%) TCP/IP
19 52 (15.62%) Network Design
20 51 (15.32%) CCIE
21 48 (14.41%) CCNA
22 47 (14.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
23 42 (12.61%) HSRP
24 41 (12.31%) Network Security
25 40 (12.01%) Windows
26 39 (11.71%) Microsoft
26 39 (11.71%) SolarWinds
27 38 (11.41%) DNS

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 17 (5.11%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.20%) Lync
3 6 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.20%) IIS
4 4 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.31%) MS Visio
3 20 (6.01%) MS Office
4 5 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.20%) Office 365
3 3 (0.90%) PaaS
4 2 (0.60%) SaaS
4 2 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 304 (91.29%) MPLS
2 238 (71.47%) BGP
3 185 (55.56%) OSPF
4 139 (41.74%) Firewall
5 125 (37.54%) WAN
6 117 (35.14%) VPN
7 97 (29.13%) LAN
8 69 (20.72%) VoIP
9 62 (18.62%) Ethernet
10 61 (18.32%) EIGRP
11 57 (17.12%) VLAN
11 57 (17.12%) Cisco ASA
12 55 (16.52%) Wireless
13 54 (16.22%) Internet
14 52 (15.62%) TCP/IP
15 42 (12.61%) HSRP
16 41 (12.31%) Network Security
17 38 (11.41%) DNS
18 34 (10.21%) IPv6
19 33 (9.91%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 165 (49.55%) Telecoms
2 26 (7.81%) Finance
3 15 (4.50%) Legal
4 14 (4.20%) Marketing
5 12 (3.60%) Retail
6 6 (1.80%) Law
7 3 (0.90%) Banking
8 2 (0.60%) French Language
8 2 (0.60%) Back Office
8 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 188 (56.46%) Network Engineer
2 40 (12.01%) Senior Network Engineer
3 38 (11.41%) Security Engineer
4 36 (10.81%) Architect
5 34 (10.21%) Consultant
6 32 (9.61%) Network Security Engineer
7 30 (9.01%) IP Engineer
8 29 (8.71%) Network Architect
9 22 (6.61%) Network Support
10 21 (6.31%) Senior Security Engineer
10 21 (6.31%) Support Engineer
10 21 (6.31%) Analyst
11 20 (6.01%) IP Network Engineer
11 20 (6.01%) Pre Sales Consultant
12 17 (5.11%) Network Analyst
13 16 (4.80%) Network Support Engineer
14 15 (4.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 15 (4.50%) Lead Network Engineer
15 13 (3.90%) NOC Engineer
16 12 (3.60%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.10%) XMPP
2 1 (0.30%) CSS
2 1 (0.30%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.80%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.50%) Clustering
4 5 (1.50%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.20%) Replication
6 3 (0.90%) IVR
7 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.60%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.30%) Social Media
8 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.30%) Open Source
8 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.30%) Xbox
8 1 (0.30%) Firmware
8 1 (0.30%) DTV
8 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.30%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.01%) Windows
2 25 (7.51%) Linux
3 18 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (3.60%) Solaris
4 12 (3.60%) UNIX
5 11 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.60%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.30%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.62%) Network Design
2 34 (10.21%) Network Management
3 32 (9.61%) ITIL
4 29 (8.71%) Service Delivery
4 29 (8.71%) Network Architecture
5 24 (7.21%) Load Balancing
6 16 (4.80%) CRM
7 15 (4.50%) Low Latency
8 12 (3.60%) PRINCE2
9 9 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (2.40%) Line Management
10 8 (2.40%) Change Control
10 8 (2.40%) Change Management
10 8 (2.40%) Project Management
11 7 (2.10%) BPR
11 7 (2.10%) Network Load Balancing
11 7 (2.10%) Document Management
11 7 (2.10%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (1.80%) Business Development
12 6 (1.80%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.60%) C
2 4 (1.20%) PowerHouse
3 3 (0.90%) SQL
4 1 (0.30%) Python
4 1 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 196 (58.86%) Cisco Certification
2 148 (44.44%) CCNP
3 51 (15.32%) CCIE
4 48 (14.41%) CCNA
5 31 (9.31%) Degree
6 30 (9.01%) CCIP
7 29 (8.71%) CCDP
8 19 (5.71%) CCDA
8 19 (5.71%) JNCIE
9 12 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (3.60%) CCSA
10 11 (3.30%) CCSE
11 9 (2.70%) MCP
12 7 (2.10%) CCVP
12 7 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.10%) MBCS
12 7 (2.10%) VCP4
12 7 (2.10%) VCP5
13 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.90%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.90%) SLA
2 7 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 30 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (6.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.10%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.10%) vSphere
4 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.60%) XenServer
4 2 (0.60%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.30%) Snort
5 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (2.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (2.10%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (1.80%) Nagios
4 5 (1.50%) WSUS
4 5 (1.50%) Cacti
5 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 270 (81.08%) Cisco
2 113 (33.93%) Juniper
3 47 (14.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 39 (11.71%) Microsoft
4 39 (11.71%) SolarWinds
5 37 (11.11%) VMware
6 36 (10.81%) CheckPoint
7 33 (9.91%) Fortinet
8 24 (7.21%) HP
9 22 (6.61%) F5
10 20 (6.01%) Aruba
11 19 (5.71%) Brocade
11 19 (5.71%) Blue Coat
12 17 (5.11%) Dell
13 11 (3.30%) Riverbed
14 9 (2.70%) Nortel
15 8 (2.40%) Redback
16 5 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
16 5 (1.50%) Avaya
16 5 (1.50%) Red Hat
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £51000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 to £55000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + £2,400 out of hours + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum + 20% Shift Allow + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £53,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
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City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
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City of London
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Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
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Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Stevenage
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Car Allowance
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + 2K On Call + Excellent Benefits
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London
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