The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for VPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 194 211
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 25 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.51% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.91% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 0 16 11
Median salary - £50,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -14.70% -10.52%  

VPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 794 1311 1474
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.82% 26.52% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 609 1074 941
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing VPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in Berkshire

VPLS
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS in Berkshire.

Salary trend for VPLS in Berkshire

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Presales
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) WLAN
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (40.00%) Network Design
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (40.00%) Marketing
5 1 (20.00%) F5
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (20.00%) HSRP
5 1 (20.00%) GLBP
5 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (20.00%) Arista
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (20.00%) Nokia

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) WLAN
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (20.00%) GLBP
5 1 (20.00%) HSRP
5 1 (20.00%) IPsec
5 1 (20.00%) RSVP
5 1 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (20.00%) VRRP
5 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Presales Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Solution Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Presales
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCSA
3 1 (20.00%) CCSE
3 1 (20.00%) HND
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) Arista
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) Nokia