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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 771 793 709
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -84
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 112 114 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.097% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 0.57% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 88 99 154
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+39.24% +12.85%

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
18979 20034 21026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.06% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15206 16046 16990
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +36 109 £52,500 +16.66% 26
South East +39 54 £55,000 +39.24% 13
London +13 42 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Berkshire +23 21 £62,500 - 5
City of London +13 13 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Reading - 13 £62,500 - 3
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £55,000 -12.00% 6
Surrey - 10 £50,000 -
East Sussex - 9 £47,500 -
West Midlands -3 6 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Bexhill-On-Sea - 6 - -
West Yorkshire +24 5 £52,500 +16.66%
Leeds +17 5 £52,500 +16.66%
Yorkshire +6 5 £52,500 +50.00%
Marlow - 5 - -
Oxted - 4 £55,000 -
Maidenhead - 4 £67,500 - 1
Epsom - 4 £37,500 -
High Wycombe - 4 £55,000 - 5
Birmingham -11 3 £34,750 -22.77% 3
Slough - 3 £62,500 -
Manchester +14 2 £32,500 +18.18% 1
West Sussex +3 2 £46,250 -19.56% 1
North West -3 2 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Scotland - 2 £45,000 -
Bolton - 2 £32,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £45,000 -
Basingstoke +10 1 £41,800 +5.82%
Horsham -1 1 £42,500 -26.08%
Hampshire -10 1 £41,800 +5.82%

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 254 (83.55%) MPLS
2 226 (74.34%) Cisco
3 200 (65.79%) BGP
4 178 (58.55%) Cisco Certification
5 165 (54.28%) VPN
6 159 (52.30%) WAN
7 155 (50.99%) Firewall
8 154 (50.66%) CCNP
9 121 (39.80%) LAN
10 116 (38.16%) Telecoms
11 107 (35.20%) OSPF
12 95 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
13 84 (27.63%) DNS
14 83 (27.30%) HSRP
15 82 (26.97%) CheckPoint
16 80 (26.32%) Wireless
17 79 (25.99%) EIGRP
18 73 (24.01%) CCIE
19 72 (23.68%) CCNA
20 71 (23.36%) HP
21 67 (22.04%) F5
22 66 (21.71%) Network Security
22 66 (21.71%) TCP/IP
23 65 (21.38%) Juniper
24 62 (20.39%) Windows
24 62 (20.39%) Unified Communications
25 61 (20.07%) Ethernet
26 59 (19.41%) Network Design
27 56 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
28 54 (17.76%) ITIL

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (5.92%) Lync
2 14 (4.61%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.33%) CloudStack
Applications
1 29 (9.54%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.57%) MS Visio
3 16 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.91%) IaaS
2 13 (4.28%) Office 365
3 5 (1.64%) PaaS
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 254 (83.55%) MPLS
2 200 (65.79%) BGP
3 165 (54.28%) VPN
4 159 (52.30%) WAN
5 155 (50.99%) Firewall
6 121 (39.80%) LAN
7 107 (35.20%) OSPF
8 95 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
9 84 (27.63%) DNS
10 83 (27.30%) HSRP
11 80 (26.32%) Wireless
12 79 (25.99%) EIGRP
13 66 (21.71%) Network Security
13 66 (21.71%) TCP/IP
14 62 (20.39%) Unified Communications
15 61 (20.07%) Ethernet
16 56 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
17 52 (17.11%) VLAN
18 42 (13.82%) VoIP
19 39 (12.83%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.64%) Data Mining
4 5 (1.64%) Big Data
5 1 (0.33%) MySQL
General
1 116 (38.16%) Telecoms
2 27 (8.88%) Finance
3 23 (7.57%) Advertising
4 16 (5.26%) Marketing
5 7 (2.30%) Retail
6 6 (1.97%) Legal
7 3 (0.99%) Billing
8 2 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) Welsh Language
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 148 (48.68%) Network Engineer
2 65 (21.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 36 (11.84%) Consultant
4 22 (7.24%) Support Engineer
5 21 (6.91%) IP Engineer
6 20 (6.58%) IP Network Engineer
7 18 (5.92%) Network Support
8 17 (5.59%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 16 (5.26%) Network Consultant
9 16 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
10 12 (3.95%) Implementation Engineer
10 12 (3.95%) Design Engineer
10 12 (3.95%) Network Design Engineer
11 11 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.62%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 9 (2.96%) Sales Consultant
12 9 (2.96%) IT Support
13 8 (2.63%) Architect
13 8 (2.63%) Security Engineer
13 8 (2.63%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.64%) CSS
2 1 (0.33%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.97%) User Experience
5 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.64%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (1.32%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.32%) Clustering
6 4 (1.32%) Statistics
7 3 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.33%) Derivative
8 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.33%) BBC
8 1 (0.33%) DTV
8 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.33%) NHS
8 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (20.39%) Windows
2 48 (15.79%) Linux
3 17 (5.59%) Solaris
4 7 (2.30%) Mac OS
5 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.66%) UNIX
7 1 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (19.41%) Network Design
2 54 (17.76%) ITIL
3 44 (14.47%) Network Architecture
4 42 (13.82%) Network Monitoring
5 40 (13.16%) Load Balancing
6 36 (11.84%) Business Development
7 29 (9.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (9.21%) Penetration Testing
9 23 (7.57%) WAN Optimisation
9 23 (7.57%) Migration
10 21 (6.91%) Security Architecture
10 21 (6.91%) Vulnerability Management
11 20 (6.58%) Mentoring
12 18 (5.92%) DDoS Mitigation
13 15 (4.93%) Project Management
14 11 (3.62%) Service Delivery
14 11 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (3.29%) Business Continuity Planning
15 10 (3.29%) BCP
15 10 (3.29%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.30%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.97%) Perl
3 5 (1.64%) VB
4 2 (0.66%) SQL
4 2 (0.66%) C
5 1 (0.33%) Ruby
5 1 (0.33%) C#
5 1 (0.33%) VBScript
5 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 178 (58.55%) Cisco Certification
2 154 (50.66%) CCNP
3 73 (24.01%) CCIE
4 72 (23.68%) CCNA
5 52 (17.11%) Degree
6 27 (8.88%) CCSA
7 23 (7.57%) CCSE
8 22 (7.24%) CCDA
9 21 (6.91%) CCIP
10 16 (5.26%) CCDP
11 9 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.97%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.64%) MCITP
13 5 (1.64%) MCSA
13 5 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (1.32%) VCP5
14 4 (1.32%) CISSP
14 4 (1.32%) MCSE
14 4 (1.32%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (14.47%) SLA
2 19 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 17 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 24 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.62%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.30%) Terminal Services
5 6 (1.97%) vSphere
6 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.33%) KVM
7 1 (0.33%) XenServer
7 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (7.89%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
3 15 (4.93%) Cacti
4 14 (4.61%) OpenView
5 9 (2.96%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.97%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.32%) SCCM
7 4 (1.32%) WSUS
8 1 (0.33%) Nagios
8 1 (0.33%) Iperf
8 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.33%) SCOM
8 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 226 (74.34%) Cisco
2 82 (26.97%) CheckPoint
3 71 (23.36%) HP
4 67 (22.04%) F5
5 65 (21.38%) Juniper
6 49 (16.12%) VMware
7 36 (11.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 32 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 31 (10.20%) SolarWinds
10 21 (6.91%) Citrix
11 15 (4.93%) Nokia
12 10 (3.29%) Dell
13 8 (2.63%) Aruba
13 8 (2.63%) Avaya
14 7 (2.30%) Huawei
15 6 (1.97%) NetApp
15 6 (1.97%) Nortel
15 6 (1.97%) IBM
15 6 (1.97%) Fortinet
16 5 (1.64%) Blue Coat
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + ben
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Commission + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus 20% + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package - Please apply for full details
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum £65k - £75k + Bens + Bonus + Stock
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Newton Blue
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Maidenhead
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago