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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 197 225 206
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -19
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 12 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 1.28% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 9
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £42,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -10.52%

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
746 860 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.87% 14.59% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 624 709 707
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Shropshire - 11 £35,000 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £37,500 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 17 (100.00%) MPLS
2 16 (94.12%) WAN
3 15 (88.24%) Cisco
4 14 (82.35%) VPN
5 13 (76.47%) Data Centre
6 12 (70.59%) Firewall
7 11 (64.71%) VMware
7 11 (64.71%) IP Telephony
7 11 (64.71%) Brocade
7 11 (64.71%) ProCurve
7 11 (64.71%) Hyper-V
7 11 (64.71%) SolarWinds
7 11 (64.71%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (64.71%) DNS
7 11 (64.71%) DHCP
7 11 (64.71%) Unix
7 11 (64.71%) Windows
7 11 (64.71%) Linux
7 11 (64.71%) OSPF
7 11 (64.71%) BGP
7 11 (64.71%) Nagios
7 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
8 7 (41.18%) Ubiquiti
8 7 (41.18%) VyOS
8 7 (41.18%) SNMP
8 7 (41.18%) IPv4
8 7 (41.18%) IPv6
8 7 (41.18%) NX-OS
8 7 (41.18%) Unified Communications
8 7 (41.18%) Aruba

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:

Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) MPLS
2 16 (94.12%) WAN
3 14 (82.35%) VPN
4 12 (70.59%) Firewall
5 11 (64.71%) BGP
5 11 (64.71%) DHCP
5 11 (64.71%) DNS
5 11 (64.71%) IP Telephony
5 11 (64.71%) OSPF
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (41.18%) IPv4
6 7 (41.18%) IPv6
6 7 (41.18%) NX-OS
6 7 (41.18%) SNMP
6 7 (41.18%) Unified Communications
6 7 (41.18%) VLAN
6 7 (41.18%) Wireless
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
8 2 (11.76%) DSL
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Presales Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
1 11 (64.71%) Unix
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
1 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
2 7 (41.18%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Presales
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Network Management
6 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
6 1 (5.88%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CCNP
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCDA
2 3 (17.65%) CCDP
2 3 (17.65%) CCIE
2 3 (17.65%) CCIP
2 3 (17.65%) CCNA
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (17.65%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) Brocade
2 11 (64.71%) ProCurve
2 11 (64.71%) SolarWinds
2 11 (64.71%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Aruba
3 7 (41.18%) SonicWALL
3 7 (41.18%) Ubiquiti
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
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