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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 214 214 208
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 8 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.20% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 1.24% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 4
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -40.62%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+16.27% +9.55%
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
895 888 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.31% 16.48% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 811 725 794
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -10 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Warwickshire - 1 £36,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (100.00%) MPLS
2 20 (80.00%) WAN
2 20 (80.00%) VPN
3 18 (72.00%) Telecoms
4 14 (56.00%) Ethernet
5 13 (52.00%) Data Centre
6 11 (44.00%) Unified Communications
6 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (40.00%) OSPF
7 10 (40.00%) BGP
7 10 (40.00%) Business Development
8 8 (32.00%) Firewall
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco
8 8 (32.00%) CCNP
8 8 (32.00%) CCNA
9 6 (24.00%) LAN
10 5 (20.00%) SLA
10 5 (20.00%) ADSL
11 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
11 4 (16.00%) VoIP
12 3 (12.00%) ITIL
12 3 (12.00%) CRM
12 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
12 3 (12.00%) CCIE
12 3 (12.00%) CCIP
12 3 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (12.00%) Internet
12 3 (12.00%) Nagios
12 3 (12.00%) DSL
12 3 (12.00%) Remedy

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) MPLS
2 20 (80.00%) WAN
2 20 (80.00%) VPN
3 14 (56.00%) Ethernet
4 11 (44.00%) Unified Communications
5 10 (40.00%) OSPF
5 10 (40.00%) BGP
6 8 (32.00%) Firewall
7 6 (24.00%) LAN
8 5 (20.00%) ADSL
9 4 (16.00%) VoIP
10 3 (12.00%) DSL
10 3 (12.00%) Internet
10 3 (12.00%) xDSL
11 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
11 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
12 1 (4.00%) DWDM
12 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (4.00%) Wireless
General
1 18 (72.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Consultant
1 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Sales Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Service Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Network Manager
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 1 (4.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Business Development
2 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) CRM
2 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (12.00%) Balanced Scorecard
2 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.00%) Product Management
3 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (32.00%) CCNP
2 8 (32.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) CCIP
3 3 (12.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CCSA
4 1 (4.00%) CCDA
4 1 (4.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
2 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Nagios
1 3 (12.00%) Cacti
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco
2 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (12.00%) Remedy
3 3 (12.00%) BT
3 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (12.00%) F5
3 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow