The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - 88 85
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 5 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex - 0.50% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.03% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 24
Average salary - £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
VPLS
South East

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 Sussex region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
218 165 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 21.23% 16.63% 21.00%
Number of salaries quoted 198 143 260
Average salary £42,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,450 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

VPLS
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the West Sussex region.

VPLS Salary Trend in West Sussex

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) Nagios
2 2 (66.67%) VRRP
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Cacti
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Softswitch
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) Acme Packet

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) VRRP
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
3 1 (33.33%) Softswitch
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) PBX
3 1 (33.33%) PSTN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) DPNSS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Nagios
1 2 (66.67%) Cacti
1 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) Acme Packet
2 1 (33.33%) Sonus
2 1 (33.33%) BroadSoft
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper