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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 118 - 107
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 1 0 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.056% - 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% - 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 8
Median salary £37,500 - £36,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 261 357 268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.53% 15.44% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 202 287 226
Median salary £45,000 £45,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.63% +14.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP

VPLS
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco