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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 749 817 756
Rank change year-on-year +68 -61  
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 94 115 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.68% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 83 93 138
Median salary £55,000 £44,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £37,350
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% -10.52%  

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 12806 16873 18757
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.12% 17.41% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10478 14074 15073
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +100 72 £58,750 +33.52% 8
West Midlands +30 11 £35,000 -17.64%
South East +45 7 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire +20 2 £21,000 -53.33%
South West +17 2 £48,500 +32.87%
VPLS
UK

VPLS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 155 (91.18%) MPLS
2 138 (81.18%) Cisco
3 108 (63.53%) Cisco Certification
4 103 (60.59%) VPN
4 103 (60.59%) Firewall
5 96 (56.47%) CCNP
6 91 (53.53%) WAN
7 79 (46.47%) BGP
8 70 (41.18%) OSPF
9 69 (40.59%) Data Centre
10 67 (39.41%) Network Security
11 58 (34.12%) Juniper
12 47 (27.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 46 (27.06%) Network Design
14 45 (26.47%) LAN
15 43 (25.29%) Wireless
16 42 (24.71%) Cisco ASA
17 40 (23.53%) VLAN
17 40 (23.53%) Telecoms
18 38 (22.35%) DNS
19 37 (21.76%) Windows
20 36 (21.18%) Junos
20 36 (21.18%) Presales
21 35 (20.59%) VoIP
22 34 (20.00%) SolarWinds
23 33 (19.41%) CCIE
24 31 (18.24%) CCNA
24 31 (18.24%) Nagios
24 31 (18.24%) Network Management
25 30 (17.65%) F5

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 2 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (7.65%) MS Office
2 12 (7.06%) MS Visio
3 11 (6.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.76%) IaaS
3 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) Office 365
4 1 (0.59%) PaaS
4 1 (0.59%) SaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 155 (91.18%) MPLS
2 103 (60.59%) Firewall
2 103 (60.59%) VPN
3 91 (53.53%) WAN
4 79 (46.47%) BGP
5 70 (41.18%) OSPF
6 67 (39.41%) Network Security
7 47 (27.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 45 (26.47%) LAN
9 43 (25.29%) Wireless
10 42 (24.71%) Cisco ASA
11 40 (23.53%) VLAN
12 38 (22.35%) DNS
13 36 (21.18%) Junos
14 35 (20.59%) VoIP
15 28 (16.47%) DHCP
16 27 (15.88%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (14.12%) EIGRP
17 24 (14.12%) IPsec
18 22 (12.94%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.35%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 21 (12.35%) Finance
3 13 (7.65%) Marketing
4 6 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.94%) Electronics
6 4 (2.35%) Brand Awareness
6 4 (2.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Retail
7 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 99 (58.24%) Network Engineer
2 28 (16.47%) Senior Network Engineer
3 22 (12.94%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (12.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (11.76%) Juniper Engineer
5 15 (8.82%) Architect
6 14 (8.24%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (8.24%) Security Engineer
6 14 (8.24%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (7.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.65%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 12 (7.06%) Cisco Architect
8 12 (7.06%) Cisco Network Architect
8 12 (7.06%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 12 (7.06%) Senior Security Engineer
9 11 (6.47%) Cisco Solutions Architect
9 11 (6.47%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 11 (6.47%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (5.29%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 9 (5.29%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 69 (40.59%) Data Centre
2 26 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.00%) Virtual Team
4 13 (7.65%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.35%) Clustering
6 3 (1.76%) Eurex
6 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.76%) Windows
2 26 (15.29%) Linux
3 22 (12.94%) Windows Server
4 13 (7.65%) Unix
5 9 (5.29%) Solaris
6 7 (4.12%) VyOS
7 4 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.18%) CatOS
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.06%) Network Design
2 36 (21.18%) Presales
3 31 (18.24%) Network Management
4 29 (17.06%) Network Monitoring
5 21 (12.35%) ITIL
6 13 (7.65%) High Availability
6 13 (7.65%) Load Balancing
7 10 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.88%) Time Management
8 9 (5.29%) Business Development
8 9 (5.29%) Low Latency
8 9 (5.29%) Network Architecture
8 9 (5.29%) Network Load Balancing
9 8 (4.71%) Project Management
10 7 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.12%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (3.53%) Capacity Management
12 5 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.94%) Python
1 5 (2.94%) SQL
2 4 (2.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 108 (63.53%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (56.47%) CCNP
3 33 (19.41%) CCIE
4 31 (18.24%) CCNA
5 21 (12.35%) Degree
6 18 (10.59%) JNCIS
7 15 (8.82%) JNCIP
8 7 (4.12%) CCIP
8 7 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.76%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.76%) CCENT
9 3 (1.76%) JNCIE
9 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.76%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.18%) CEH
10 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.59%) CCSA
11 1 (0.59%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (7.06%) Hyper-V
2 9 (5.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.94%) vSphere
4 4 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.76%) NFS
5 3 (1.76%) pfSense
5 3 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (18.24%) Nagios
2 18 (10.59%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (6.47%) Cacti
4 10 (5.88%) HAProxy
5 9 (5.29%) OpenView
5 9 (5.29%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (2.94%) Puppet
7 4 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.35%) SCCM
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 138 (81.18%) Cisco
2 58 (34.12%) Juniper
3 34 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 30 (17.65%) F5
5 28 (16.47%) CheckPoint
6 27 (15.88%) Palo Alto
7 23 (13.53%) VMware
8 21 (12.35%) Brocade
8 21 (12.35%) Microsoft
9 20 (11.76%) SonicWALL
10 17 (10.00%) Fortinet
10 17 (10.00%) HP
11 13 (7.65%) NetApp
11 13 (7.65%) WatchGuard
12 11 (6.47%) EMC
12 11 (6.47%) Meraki
12 11 (6.47%) ProCurve
12 11 (6.47%) Riverbed
13 7 (4.12%) Aruba
13 7 (4.12%) Ubiquiti
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