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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 221 196 201
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 5 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 1.56% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 7
Average salary £48,750 £47,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £29,600 £61,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
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
876 898 909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.41% 16.71% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 784 729 778
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £59,000
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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -7 3 £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 31 August 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 10 (100.00%) MPLS
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
3 8 (80.00%) VPN
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (70.00%) OSPF
4 7 (70.00%) BGP
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 7 (70.00%) CCNP
4 7 (70.00%) Firewall
5 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (50.00%) CCNA
6 5 (50.00%) LAN
7 4 (40.00%) VoIP
7 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
8 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (30.00%) BT
8 3 (30.00%) Cacti
8 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (30.00%) xDSL
8 3 (30.00%) F5
8 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
8 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (30.00%) OLE
8 3 (30.00%) Remedy
8 3 (30.00%) Nagios
8 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (30.00%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (30.00%) CRM

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (10.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) MPLS
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
3 8 (80.00%) VPN
4 7 (70.00%) OSPF
4 7 (70.00%) BGP
4 7 (70.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
6 4 (40.00%) VoIP
6 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (30.00%) xDSL
7 3 (30.00%) ADSL
8 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (10.00%) Internet
8 1 (10.00%) DWDM
8 1 (10.00%) DSL
8 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
8 1 (10.00%) Converged Networks
8 1 (10.00%) WAAS
8 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
8 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Sales Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Product Management
2 1 (10.00%) Balanced Scorecard
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) CCNP
3 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) CCIP
4 3 (30.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCDA
5 1 (10.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cacti
1 3 (30.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) BT
2 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (30.00%) F5
2 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (30.00%) Remedy
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Salesforce.com
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