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 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 207 204 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 6 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.039% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.25% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+39.24% +12.85%
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
742 791 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.07% 15.41% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 636 690 738
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the West Midlands region 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
(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
Birmingham -11 3 £34,750 -22.77% 3
Solihull - 1 £47,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 22 (100.00%) MPLS
2 16 (72.73%) VPN
2 16 (72.73%) Telecoms
3 14 (63.64%) WAN
4 11 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 10 (45.45%) Business Development
5 10 (45.45%) Unified Communications
6 8 (36.36%) SLA
6 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (31.82%) BGP
7 7 (31.82%) OSPF
7 7 (31.82%) CCNA
8 5 (22.73%) ADSL
9 4 (18.18%) ITIL
9 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
9 4 (18.18%) CCNP
9 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
9 4 (18.18%) DSL
9 4 (18.18%) Internet
9 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (18.18%) Balanced Scorecard
10 3 (13.64%) Firewall
10 3 (13.64%) Cisco
10 3 (13.64%) LAN
11 2 (9.09%) VoIP
11 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
12 1 (4.55%) CCSA
12 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
12 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) MPLS
2 16 (72.73%) VPN
3 14 (63.64%) WAN
4 11 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 10 (45.45%) Unified Communications
6 7 (31.82%) BGP
6 7 (31.82%) OSPF
7 5 (22.73%) ADSL
8 4 (18.18%) DSL
8 4 (18.18%) Internet
9 3 (13.64%) Firewall
9 3 (13.64%) LAN
10 2 (9.09%) VoIP
11 1 (4.55%) Network Security
11 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (4.55%) xDSL
11 1 (4.55%) DWDM
11 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
11 1 (4.55%) IPsec
11 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
General
1 16 (72.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) IT Support
1 4 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (18.18%) Services Delivery Manager
1 4 (18.18%) Service Manager
1 4 (18.18%) Network Manager
1 4 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Security Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) OLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Business Development
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 4 (18.18%) Balanced Scorecard
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.55%) CRM
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCNA
3 4 (18.18%) CCNP
4 1 (4.55%) CCSA
4 1 (4.55%) CCIE
4 1 (4.55%) CCIP
4 1 (4.55%) CCDA
4 1 (4.55%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) SLA
2 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
2 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Cacti
1 1 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.55%) F5
3 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) BT
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago