Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for VPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VPLS over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 205 182
Rank change year-on-year +19 -23 +4
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 5 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.13% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 2.16% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 8
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% -2.63%
10th Percentile £46,250 £44,750 £42,125
90th Percentile £58,250 £55,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%

VPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 596 787 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.34% 16.67% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 463 526 675
Birmingham median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing VPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in Birmingham

VPLS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for VPLS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) BGP
1 4 (80.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
1 4 (80.00%) IPsec
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) CMS
1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) Change Control
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (80.00%) Unified Communications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) BGP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 4 (80.00%) EIGRP
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) IPsec
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) Unified Communications
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Specialist
1 4 (80.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Area Sales Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (20.00%) New Business Sales Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Sales Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Control
1 4 (80.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco