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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 135 128
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7  
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 2 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.10% 0.34% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 2.44% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 2
Median salary £48,750 - £46,250
90% offered a salary of more than £46,625 - £41,625
10% offered a salary of more than £49,875 - £53,875
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +6.66% -26.82%  

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 288 328 414
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.69% 13.90% 20.58%
Number of salaries quoted 944 844 1446
Median salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £26,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 28 June 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%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS

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 2 (66.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 12 days ago