The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 230 218 224
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 14 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 0.79% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 6
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
VPLS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
908 889 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.91% 15.46% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 724 794 718
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £63,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VPLS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the West Midlands region.

VPLS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

VPLS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPLS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

VPLS Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

VPLS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Birmingham +4 7 - -
Worcestershire - 5 £50,000 -
Shropshire - 2 £32,500 - 3
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 26 (100.00%) WAN
1 26 (100.00%) MPLS
1 26 (100.00%) Firewall
2 25 (96.15%) Wireless
3 24 (92.31%) OSPF
3 24 (92.31%) BGP
3 24 (92.31%) CCNP
3 24 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (92.31%) LAN
3 24 (92.31%) VPN
3 24 (92.31%) Cisco
4 23 (88.46%) VoIP
4 23 (88.46%) SSL
4 23 (88.46%) EIGRP
4 23 (88.46%) Cisco Wireless
5 22 (84.62%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (73.08%) Data Centre
7 18 (69.23%) Juniper
7 18 (69.23%) CCNA
8 17 (65.38%) RIP
8 17 (65.38%) TCP/IP
8 17 (65.38%) IPsec
8 17 (65.38%) Cisco PIX
8 17 (65.38%) iSCSI
8 17 (65.38%) Multicast
8 17 (65.38%) Spanning Tree
8 17 (65.38%) FCoE
8 17 (65.38%) Fibre Channel
8 17 (65.38%) Presales
9 8 (30.77%) ITIL

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) Firewall
1 26 (100.00%) MPLS
1 26 (100.00%) WAN
2 25 (96.15%) Wireless
3 24 (92.31%) BGP
3 24 (92.31%) LAN
3 24 (92.31%) OSPF
3 24 (92.31%) VPN
4 23 (88.46%) Cisco Wireless
4 23 (88.46%) EIGRP
4 23 (88.46%) SSL
4 23 (88.46%) VoIP
5 22 (84.62%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (65.38%) Cisco PIX
6 17 (65.38%) FCoE
6 17 (65.38%) Fibre Channel
6 17 (65.38%) IPsec
6 17 (65.38%) iSCSI
6 17 (65.38%) Multicast
6 17 (65.38%) Spanning Tree
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco Consultant
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco Network Consultant
1 17 (65.38%) Consultant
1 17 (65.38%) Network Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Network Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Network Support
2 6 (23.08%) Network Support Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Support
4 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper Support
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 19 (73.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) VyOS
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Presales
2 8 (30.77%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 24 (92.31%) CCNP
1 24 (92.31%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (69.23%) CCNA
3 4 (15.38%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) pfSense
2 1 (3.85%) vCloud
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 18 (69.23%) Juniper
3 6 (23.08%) F5
3 6 (23.08%) Palo Alto
3 6 (23.08%) Riverbed
4 5 (19.23%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Aruba
6 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.85%) Brocade
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
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