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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 192 181 199
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 19 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.045% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 0
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+13.09% +15.06%
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
771 685 821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.14% 15.41% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 662 563 704
Average salary £36,750 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +6 15 £36,000 -28.00%
Solihull - 4 £47,500 - 1
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
3 15 (68.18%) Telecoms
4 13 (59.09%) WAN
5 10 (45.45%) Ethernet
5 10 (45.45%) Business Development
5 10 (45.45%) Unified Communications
6 9 (40.91%) SLA
7 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (31.82%) CCNA
8 7 (31.82%) OSPF
8 7 (31.82%) BGP
9 5 (22.73%) Internet
9 5 (22.73%) ADSL
10 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
10 4 (18.18%) ITIL
10 4 (18.18%) DSL
10 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
10 4 (18.18%) Balanced Scorecard
10 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (13.64%) Firewall
11 3 (13.64%) CCNP
11 3 (13.64%) LAN
11 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
12 2 (9.09%) Cisco
12 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
12 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
12 2 (9.09%) CCSA
12 2 (9.09%) IPsec
12 2 (9.09%) Network Security

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (59.09%) WAN
4 10 (45.45%) Ethernet
4 10 (45.45%) Unified Communications
5 7 (31.82%) OSPF
5 7 (31.82%) BGP
6 5 (22.73%) ADSL
6 5 (22.73%) Internet
7 4 (18.18%) DSL
8 3 (13.64%) Firewall
8 3 (13.64%) LAN
8 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 2 (9.09%) IPsec
9 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
9 2 (9.09%) Network Security
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (4.55%) VLAN
10 1 (4.55%) Wireless
General
1 15 (68.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) Services Delivery Manager
1 4 (18.18%) Service Manager
1 4 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (18.18%) Network Manager
1 4 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) IT Support
2 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) Security Specialist
2 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Network Administrator
2 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Administrator
2 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Analyst
2 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
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%) Network Management
3 1 (4.55%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) CCSA
5 1 (4.55%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) SLA
2 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (18.18%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco
1 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago