Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 719 764
Rank change year-on-year -12 +45 -60
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 113 126 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 1.04% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 103 109 136
London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10855 12094 14227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.47% 15.92% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8853 10343 12053
London median annual salary £54,000 £53,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.89% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in London

VPLS
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for VPLS in London

VPLS
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPLS in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VPLS in London

VPLS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London -4 20 £60,000 +9.09% 2
East London +3 2 £47,500 -14.41% 4
South London +7 1 £52,500 +13.51%
VPLS
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 91 (80.53%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (79.65%) MPLS
2 90 (79.65%) Cisco
3 88 (77.88%) BGP
4 83 (73.45%) OSPF
5 74 (65.49%) VPN
6 70 (61.95%) WAN
7 68 (60.18%) Firewall
8 65 (57.52%) Juniper
9 53 (46.90%) Junos
10 52 (46.02%) EIGRP
11 50 (44.25%) Internet
12 49 (43.36%) CCNP
12 49 (43.36%) Finance
13 47 (41.59%) LAN
14 46 (40.71%) Cisco ASA
15 43 (38.05%) F5
15 43 (38.05%) CCNA
16 42 (37.17%) DNS
17 35 (30.97%) Windows
17 35 (30.97%) Wireless
18 34 (30.09%) JNCIP
19 33 (29.20%) Cisco Nexus
20 32 (28.32%) JNCIS
20 32 (28.32%) RSVP
20 32 (28.32%) Network Design
21 28 (24.78%) Degree
21 28 (24.78%) Multicast
21 28 (24.78%) Data Centre
22 27 (23.89%) Project Management

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (6.19%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.42%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.88%) IIS
6 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (7.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.77%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
4 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (79.65%) MPLS
2 88 (77.88%) BGP
3 83 (73.45%) OSPF
4 74 (65.49%) VPN
5 70 (61.95%) WAN
6 68 (60.18%) Firewall
7 53 (46.90%) Junos
8 52 (46.02%) EIGRP
9 50 (44.25%) Internet
10 47 (41.59%) LAN
11 46 (40.71%) Cisco ASA
12 42 (37.17%) DNS
13 35 (30.97%) Wireless
14 33 (29.20%) Cisco Nexus
15 32 (28.32%) RSVP
16 28 (24.78%) Multicast
17 25 (22.12%) Cisco IOS
17 25 (22.12%) Spanning Tree
18 24 (21.24%) DMZ
18 24 (21.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) OLTP
General
1 49 (43.36%) Finance
2 17 (15.04%) Banking
3 13 (11.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Retail Finance
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (51.33%) Network Engineer
2 19 (16.81%) Analyst
2 19 (16.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 19 (16.81%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 19 (16.81%) Network Security Analyst
2 19 (16.81%) Security Analyst
3 17 (15.04%) Network Analyst
4 13 (11.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (10.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (10.62%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (8.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 10 (8.85%) Juniper Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Asset Management Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Check Point Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Cisco Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Security Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.65%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.77%) JSON
3 2 (1.77%) Web Services
3 2 (1.77%) XML
4 1 (0.88%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.78%) Data Centre
2 24 (21.24%) Eurex
3 5 (4.42%) Clustering
3 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.42%) Spread Betting
4 4 (3.54%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.65%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.77%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.97%) Windows
2 24 (21.24%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.73%) Linux
4 8 (7.08%) Solaris
5 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.42%) Unix
7 3 (2.65%) SUSE
7 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.88%) CatOS
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.32%) Network Design
2 27 (23.89%) Project Management
3 24 (21.24%) Network Packet Analysis
4 20 (17.70%) Translating Business Requirements
5 18 (15.93%) Presales
6 15 (13.27%) High Availability
7 13 (11.50%) Network Load Balancing
7 13 (11.50%) Network Management
8 10 (8.85%) Line Management
9 9 (7.96%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (6.19%) Asset Management
10 7 (6.19%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (5.31%) Low Latency
11 6 (5.31%) Migration
11 6 (5.31%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (4.42%) Business Development
12 5 (4.42%) ITIL
12 5 (4.42%) Network Architecture
12 5 (4.42%) Network Virtualisation
13 4 (3.54%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (80.53%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (43.36%) CCNP
3 43 (38.05%) CCNA
4 34 (30.09%) JNCIP
5 32 (28.32%) JNCIS
6 28 (24.78%) Degree
7 25 (22.12%) CCIP
8 22 (19.47%) CCSA
9 21 (18.58%) CCSE
9 21 (18.58%) Check Point Certification
10 16 (14.16%) CCIE
11 8 (7.08%) CCDA
12 5 (4.42%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 5 (4.42%) JNCIE
12 5 (4.42%) MCSE
12 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (3.54%) CCDP
14 2 (1.77%) CCIE Wireless
14 2 (1.77%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) SLA
2 4 (3.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.31%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.65%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) Nagios
2 14 (12.39%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (5.31%) Cacti
3 6 (5.31%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (4.42%) OpenView
4 5 (4.42%) QRadar
5 4 (3.54%) SCCM
6 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) RANCID
Vendors
1 90 (79.65%) Cisco
2 65 (57.52%) Juniper
3 43 (38.05%) F5
4 24 (21.24%) Arista
4 24 (21.24%) CheckPoint
5 13 (11.50%) Palo Alto
6 10 (8.85%) HP
6 10 (8.85%) SolarWinds
7 9 (7.96%) Meraki
8 8 (7.08%) VMware
9 7 (6.19%) Citrix
10 4 (3.54%) Dell
10 4 (3.54%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.54%) Nortel
11 3 (2.65%) EccoWare
11 3 (2.65%) EMC
11 3 (2.65%) NetApp
11 3 (2.65%) NYFIX
11 3 (2.65%) Patsystems
11 3 (2.65%) Red Hat