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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 219 212 219
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 10 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.12% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 13
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
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
907 803 944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.91% 14.85% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 704 701 765
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 25 September 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 -13 10 £52,500 +13.51% 1
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 24 (100.00%) WAN
1 24 (100.00%) MPLS
2 22 (91.67%) OSPF
2 22 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (91.67%) BGP
2 22 (91.67%) LAN
2 22 (91.67%) VPN
2 22 (91.67%) Cisco
3 21 (87.50%) CCNP
4 17 (70.83%) Firewall
5 16 (66.67%) Wireless
6 14 (58.33%) EIGRP
6 14 (58.33%) SSL
6 14 (58.33%) VoIP
6 14 (58.33%) Cisco Wireless
7 12 (50.00%) Presales
7 12 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (45.83%) ITIL
9 9 (37.50%) Riverbed
9 9 (37.50%) Palo Alto
9 9 (37.50%) F5
9 9 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 8 (33.33%) SolarWinds
11 7 (29.17%) Migration
11 7 (29.17%) Juniper
11 7 (29.17%) CCIP
11 7 (29.17%) CCIE
11 7 (29.17%) CISSP
11 7 (29.17%) CCDA

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 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) MPLS
1 24 (100.00%) WAN
2 22 (91.67%) BGP
2 22 (91.67%) LAN
2 22 (91.67%) OSPF
2 22 (91.67%) VPN
3 17 (70.83%) Firewall
4 16 (66.67%) Wireless
5 14 (58.33%) Cisco Wireless
5 14 (58.33%) EIGRP
5 14 (58.33%) SSL
5 14 (58.33%) VoIP
6 12 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (25.00%) IPsec
7 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (20.83%) iSCSI
8 5 (20.83%) Multicast
8 5 (20.83%) RIP
8 5 (20.83%) Spanning Tree
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Network Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Network Support
1 9 (37.50%) Network Support Analyst
1 9 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Presales Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco Support
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco Consultant
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 5 (20.83%) Consultant
4 5 (20.83%) Network Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper Support
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) WAP
1 1 (4.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Handset
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) VyOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Presales
2 11 (45.83%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Management
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (87.50%) CCNP
3 7 (29.17%) CCDA
3 7 (29.17%) CCDP
3 7 (29.17%) CCIE
3 7 (29.17%) CCIP
3 7 (29.17%) CISSP
4 6 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) pfSense
2 1 (4.17%) vCloud
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Cacti
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.17%) Nagios
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) F5
2 9 (37.50%) Palo Alto
2 9 (37.50%) Riverbed
3 8 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 7 (29.17%) Juniper
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) Aruba
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) Brocade
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) Mitel
6 1 (4.17%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Pension, Healthcare, Dental, Parking
Posted: 20 days ago