The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 784 849
Rank change year-on-year -5 +65  
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 73 130 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.087% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.83% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 69 108 85
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -25.00%  

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13673 15669 18191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.32% 16.96% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11162 13131 14886
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

VPLS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for VPLS in England

VPLS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPLS in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for VPLS in England

VPLS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 60 £57,500 +9.52% 12
South East +39 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East of England - 2 - -
Yorkshire +6 1 £60,000 +84.61%
West Midlands +1 1 £47,500 -5.00% 4
North West -59 1 £45,000 +32.35% 1
VPLS
UK

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

1 148 (90.24%) MPLS
2 120 (73.17%) Cisco
3 107 (65.24%) BGP
4 104 (63.41%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (57.93%) WAN
6 94 (57.32%) VPN
6 94 (57.32%) OSPF
7 87 (53.05%) Firewall
8 79 (48.17%) CCNP
9 60 (36.59%) Juniper
10 55 (33.54%) LAN
11 54 (32.93%) Data Centre
12 53 (32.32%) Windows
13 52 (31.71%) Network Security
14 51 (31.10%) Network Design
15 50 (30.49%) Cisco ASA
15 50 (30.49%) Wireless
16 49 (29.88%) Telecoms
16 49 (29.88%) DNS
17 46 (28.05%) CCNA
18 45 (27.44%) Cisco Nexus
19 42 (25.61%) F5
20 40 (24.39%) Network Monitoring
21 39 (23.78%) Junos
22 38 (23.17%) VLAN
23 37 (22.56%) Presales
24 36 (21.95%) Microsoft
25 34 (20.73%) CCIE
25 34 (20.73%) Linux
26 33 (20.12%) EIGRP

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.61%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (12.20%) MS Visio
2 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.27%) Office 365
2 4 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.44%) IaaS
3 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.83%) PaaS
3 3 (1.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 148 (90.24%) MPLS
2 107 (65.24%) BGP
3 95 (57.93%) WAN
4 94 (57.32%) OSPF
4 94 (57.32%) VPN
5 87 (53.05%) Firewall
6 55 (33.54%) LAN
7 52 (31.71%) Network Security
8 50 (30.49%) Cisco ASA
8 50 (30.49%) Wireless
9 49 (29.88%) DNS
10 45 (27.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (23.78%) Junos
12 38 (23.17%) VLAN
13 33 (20.12%) EIGRP
14 27 (16.46%) Internet
15 26 (15.85%) Cisco IOS
15 26 (15.85%) Ethernet
16 23 (14.02%) IP Telephony
16 23 (14.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 49 (29.88%) Telecoms
2 30 (18.29%) Finance
3 11 (6.71%) Marketing
4 6 (3.66%) Legal
5 5 (3.05%) Banking
6 4 (2.44%) Brand Awareness
6 4 (2.44%) Electronics
6 4 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (53.05%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.24%) Senior Network Engineer
3 23 (14.02%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (14.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 16 (9.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 16 (9.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (8.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (7.93%) Architect
6 13 (7.93%) Consultant
7 12 (7.32%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 12 (7.32%) Analyst
7 12 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (7.32%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.71%) Juniper Engineer
8 11 (6.71%) Network Analyst
9 10 (6.10%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.10%) Network Consultant
9 10 (6.10%) Network Security Analyst
9 10 (6.10%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.83%) REST
2 2 (1.22%) WAP
3 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.61%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 54 (32.93%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.54%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.27%) Eurex
5 6 (3.66%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.44%) Clustering
7 3 (1.83%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.61%) User Experience
9 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (32.32%) Windows
2 34 (20.73%) Linux
3 33 (20.12%) Windows Server
4 14 (8.54%) Solaris
5 12 (7.32%) Unix
6 7 (4.27%) VyOS
7 4 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.22%) CatOS
8 2 (1.22%) CentOS
9 1 (0.61%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (31.10%) Network Design
2 40 (24.39%) Network Monitoring
3 37 (22.56%) Presales
4 20 (12.20%) High Availability
5 18 (10.98%) Network Management
6 13 (7.93%) Low Latency
6 13 (7.93%) Network Load Balancing
7 12 (7.32%) ITIL
7 12 (7.32%) Project Management
8 11 (6.71%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.10%) Translating Business Requirements
10 9 (5.49%) Business Development
11 6 (3.66%) Asset Management
11 6 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.66%) Network Packet Analysis
12 5 (3.05%) B2B
12 5 (3.05%) Configuration Management
12 5 (3.05%) Escalation Management
12 5 (3.05%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.66%) Python
2 5 (3.05%) SQL
3 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.22%) Perl
4 2 (1.22%) PHP
5 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.61%) C
5 1 (0.61%) Java
5 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 104 (63.41%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (48.17%) CCNP
3 46 (28.05%) CCNA
4 34 (20.73%) CCIE
5 24 (14.63%) Degree
6 23 (14.02%) JNCIS
7 17 (10.37%) JNCIP
8 10 (6.10%) CCSA
8 10 (6.10%) CCSE
8 10 (6.10%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (5.49%) CCIP
10 5 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.05%) JNCIE
11 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.83%) CCDA
13 2 (1.22%) CCDP
13 2 (1.22%) CCEA
13 2 (1.22%) CCSP
13 2 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.15%) Hyper-V
2 7 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.05%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.05%) vSphere
4 4 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.83%) pfSense
6 2 (1.22%) NFS
6 2 (1.22%) Xen
7 1 (0.61%) BIND 9
7 1 (0.61%) Docker
7 1 (0.61%) iptables
7 1 (0.61%) Kamailio
7 1 (0.61%) OpenSIPS
7 1 (0.61%) Snort
7 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (14.63%) Nagios
2 19 (11.59%) Cacti
2 19 (11.59%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (8.54%) OpenView
3 14 (8.54%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (3.66%) HAProxy
5 4 (2.44%) SCCM
6 3 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.83%) Puppet
7 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.61%) Nessus
7 1 (0.61%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 120 (73.17%) Cisco
2 60 (36.59%) Juniper
3 42 (25.61%) F5
4 36 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 27 (16.46%) SolarWinds
6 26 (15.85%) Palo Alto
7 25 (15.24%) CheckPoint
8 22 (13.41%) HP
8 22 (13.41%) VMware
9 18 (10.98%) SonicWALL
10 16 (9.76%) Brocade
11 14 (8.54%) Meraki
12 13 (7.93%) NetApp
13 10 (6.10%) Fortinet
13 10 (6.10%) ProCurve
14 9 (5.49%) EMC
15 8 (4.88%) WatchGuard
16 7 (4.27%) Arista
16 7 (4.27%) Aruba
16 7 (4.27%) Riverbed
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