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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 186 178 196
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 18 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.049% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.36% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 0
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.54%
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
762 690 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.57% 16.86% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 668 543 671
Average salary £36,875 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 6 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 6 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 +4 15 £36,000 -28.00%
Solihull - 3 £47,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 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 23 (100.00%) MPLS
2 18 (78.26%) VPN
3 16 (69.57%) Telecoms
4 13 (56.52%) WAN
5 10 (43.48%) Ethernet
5 10 (43.48%) SLA
5 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (43.48%) Business Development
5 10 (43.48%) Unified Communications
6 9 (39.13%) CCNA
6 9 (39.13%) OSPF
6 9 (39.13%) BGP
7 7 (30.43%) ADSL
8 6 (26.09%) Internet
9 5 (21.74%) Firewall
10 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (13.04%) Line Management
10 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
10 3 (13.04%) DSL
10 3 (13.04%) Balanced Scorecard
10 3 (13.04%) LAN
10 3 (13.04%) ISO 9001
10 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
10 3 (13.04%) ITIL
10 3 (13.04%) CCNP
11 2 (8.70%) Cisco
11 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
11 2 (8.70%) CCSA
11 2 (8.70%) IPsec
11 2 (8.70%) EIGRP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 23 (100.00%) MPLS
2 18 (78.26%) VPN
3 13 (56.52%) WAN
4 10 (43.48%) Ethernet
4 10 (43.48%) Unified Communications
5 9 (39.13%) OSPF
5 9 (39.13%) BGP
6 7 (30.43%) ADSL
7 6 (26.09%) Internet
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall
9 3 (13.04%) DSL
9 3 (13.04%) LAN
9 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
10 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
10 2 (8.70%) IPsec
10 2 (8.70%) Network Security
10 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (4.35%) VLAN
11 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 16 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) IT Support Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) IT Support
2 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Service Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Network Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Network Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Business Development
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
2 3 (13.04%) Balanced Scorecard
2 3 (13.04%) Line Management
3 1 (4.35%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (39.13%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) CCNP
4 2 (8.70%) CCSA
4 2 (8.70%) VCP4
5 1 (4.35%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) SLA
2 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.04%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco
1 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix