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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 200 202 191
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 14 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 0.68% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 5
Average salary £47,500 £82,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.42% +32.00%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -25.00%
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
906 880 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.42% 16.08% 18.17%
Number of salaries quoted 731 753 694
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 - 14 £47,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) MPLS
1 16 (100.00%) OSPF
1 16 (100.00%) BGP
2 15 (93.75%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (87.50%) Cisco
3 14 (87.50%) CCNP
4 11 (68.75%) Firewall
5 9 (56.25%) LAN
5 9 (56.25%) WAN
5 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
5 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
5 9 (56.25%) EIGRP
5 9 (56.25%) IPsec
5 9 (56.25%) Legal
5 9 (56.25%) CCSA
5 9 (56.25%) CCSE
5 9 (56.25%) Network Security
5 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (56.25%) Network Management
5 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (43.75%) VPN
6 7 (43.75%) Internet
7 5 (31.25%) CCIP
7 5 (31.25%) Network Design
8 3 (18.75%) CCIE
9 2 (12.50%) ADSL
9 2 (12.50%) SLA
9 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
10 1 (6.25%) CCNA

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) MPLS
1 16 (100.00%) OSPF
1 16 (100.00%) BGP
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) IPsec
3 9 (56.25%) Network Security
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (56.25%) EIGRP
3 9 (56.25%) LAN
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
4 7 (43.75%) VPN
4 7 (43.75%) Internet
5 2 (12.50%) ADSL
General
1 9 (56.25%) Legal
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Network Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Network Security Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Network Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Security Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Security Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Network Security Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Network Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Network Design Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Network Management
2 5 (31.25%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (87.50%) CCNP
3 9 (56.25%) CCSA
3 9 (56.25%) CCSE
4 5 (31.25%) CCIP
5 3 (18.75%) CCIE
6 1 (6.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint