Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 987 1010 1021
Rank change year-on-year +23 +11 -74
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 163 187 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.62% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 146 153 236
England median annual salary £60,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £35,875
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +2.00% -

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26461 30094 34640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.71% 17.05% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 21562 24823 28797
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 114 £60,000 +14.29% 8
South East +34 23 £35,000 -22.22% 1
North of England +15 18 £60,000 +66.67% 2
North West -9 12 £63,750 +45.71%
Yorkshire +14 6 £60,000 +66.67% 2
Midlands 0 6 £47,500 -5.00% 2
West Midlands -5 6 £47,500 -5.00% 2
South West +9 1 £27,500 -25.42%
East of England - 1 - -
VPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 130 (79.75%) MPLS
2 126 (77.30%) BGP
3 124 (76.07%) Cisco
4 116 (71.17%) OSPF
5 109 (66.87%) Firewall
6 108 (66.26%) Cisco Certification
7 106 (65.03%) WAN
8 91 (55.83%) VPN
9 86 (52.76%) Juniper
10 73 (44.79%) EIGRP
10 73 (44.79%) LAN
11 63 (38.65%) CCNP
12 60 (36.81%) Internet
13 58 (35.58%) DNS
14 56 (34.36%) Cisco ASA
15 53 (32.52%) CCNA
15 53 (32.52%) Junos
16 52 (31.90%) Windows
16 52 (31.90%) Finance
17 48 (29.45%) Network Security
18 45 (27.61%) Wireless
18 45 (27.61%) F5
19 39 (23.93%) Network Design
20 38 (23.31%) Cisco Nexus
21 37 (22.70%) RSVP
22 35 (21.47%) DMZ
23 34 (20.86%) JNCIP
24 33 (20.25%) CheckPoint
24 33 (20.25%) Data Centre
25 32 (19.63%) JNCIS

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 10 (6.13%) Skype for Business
2 9 (5.52%) SAS
3 8 (4.91%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.29%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.45%) CMS
5 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.84%) Apache
7 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) IIS
8 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.59%) Office 365
3 7 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (79.75%) MPLS
2 126 (77.30%) BGP
3 116 (71.17%) OSPF
4 109 (66.87%) Firewall
5 106 (65.03%) WAN
6 91 (55.83%) VPN
7 73 (44.79%) EIGRP
7 73 (44.79%) LAN
8 60 (36.81%) Internet
9 58 (35.58%) DNS
10 56 (34.36%) Cisco ASA
11 53 (32.52%) Junos
12 48 (29.45%) Network Security
13 45 (27.61%) Wireless
14 38 (23.31%) Cisco Nexus
15 37 (22.70%) RSVP
16 35 (21.47%) DMZ
17 31 (19.02%) Spanning Tree
18 30 (18.40%) VoIP
19 28 (17.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) OLTP
2 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 52 (31.90%) Finance
2 22 (13.50%) Telecoms
3 17 (10.43%) Banking
4 9 (5.52%) Marketing
4 9 (5.52%) Retail
5 3 (1.84%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 80 (49.08%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.27%) Analyst
2 20 (12.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 20 (12.27%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 19 (11.66%) Architect
3 19 (11.66%) Network Security Analyst
3 19 (11.66%) Security Analyst
4 18 (11.04%) Network Analyst
5 16 (9.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (9.20%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (8.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (8.59%) Network Architect
8 12 (7.36%) Juniper Engineer
9 11 (6.75%) Network Security Architect
9 11 (6.75%) Security Architect
10 10 (6.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Asset Management Analyst
11 7 (4.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 6 (3.68%) Cisco Analyst
12 6 (3.68%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.29%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.07%) RFC 2547
3 3 (1.84%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.23%) JSON
4 2 (1.23%) Web Services
4 2 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.25%) Data Centre
2 24 (14.72%) Eurex
3 17 (10.43%) Clustering
4 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.68%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.07%) Spread Betting
7 4 (2.45%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.84%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (31.90%) Windows
2 29 (17.79%) Windows Server
3 25 (15.34%) Linux
4 8 (4.91%) Solaris
5 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.07%) Unix
7 3 (1.84%) SUSE
7 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.61%) CatOS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.93%) Network Design
2 30 (18.40%) Project Management
3 29 (17.79%) High Availability
4 27 (16.56%) Load Balancing
5 24 (14.72%) Network Packet Analysis
6 22 (13.50%) Presales
7 20 (12.27%) Translating Business Requirements
8 16 (9.82%) Network Management
9 13 (7.98%) Network Load Balancing
10 12 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (7.36%) Task Automation
10 12 (7.36%) TOGAF
11 11 (6.75%) Information Security
11 11 (6.75%) Network Architecture
11 11 (6.75%) Service Management
11 11 (6.75%) WAN Optimisation
12 10 (6.13%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (6.13%) Incident Management
12 10 (6.13%) Line Management
12 10 (6.13%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.43%) SQL
2 12 (7.36%) Bash Shell
2 12 (7.36%) Perl
2 12 (7.36%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.36%) Python
3 4 (2.45%) C
Qualifications
1 108 (66.26%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (38.65%) CCNP
3 53 (32.52%) CCNA
4 34 (20.86%) JNCIP
5 32 (19.63%) JNCIS
6 31 (19.02%) Degree
7 28 (17.18%) CCIP
8 23 (14.11%) CCSA
9 21 (12.88%) CCSE
9 21 (12.88%) Check Point Certification
10 19 (11.66%) CCIE
11 8 (4.91%) CCDA
12 7 (4.29%) MCSE
12 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (3.68%) CCDP
13 6 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (3.07%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (3.07%) JNCIE
15 3 (1.84%) JNCIA
15 3 (1.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.43%) PCI DSS
2 13 (7.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (7.36%) HIPAA
4 9 (5.52%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.91%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.84%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (9.20%) Nagios
2 14 (8.59%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.36%) Terraform
4 6 (3.68%) Cacti
4 6 (3.68%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (3.07%) OpenView
5 5 (3.07%) QRadar
6 4 (2.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (2.45%) SCCM
7 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) RANCID
Vendors
1 124 (76.07%) Cisco
2 86 (52.76%) Juniper
3 45 (27.61%) F5
4 33 (20.25%) CheckPoint
5 25 (15.34%) Arista
6 14 (8.59%) HP
6 14 (8.59%) Palo Alto
7 12 (7.36%) VMware
8 10 (6.13%) SolarWinds
9 9 (5.52%) Google
9 9 (5.52%) Meraki
10 8 (4.91%) Citrix
11 6 (3.68%) Microsoft
12 4 (2.45%) Dell
12 4 (2.45%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.45%) Nortel
13 3 (1.84%) GL TRADE
13 3 (1.84%) NetApp
13 3 (1.84%) Patsystems
13 3 (1.84%) Red Hat