Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 348 347
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +26
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 11 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.086% 0.089% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.58% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 3
North West median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% +57.14% -10.26%
10th Percentile £55,000 £30,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £55,000 £43,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,803 1,890 1,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.17% 15.32% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,431 1,518 1,418
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,570 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,075 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in the North West

VPLS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for VPLS in the North West

VPLS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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
Manchester +17 11 £65,000 +116.67% 1
VPLS
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 11 (100.00%) LAN
1 11 (100.00%) VoIP
1 11 (100.00%) WAN
1 11 (100.00%) VPN
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Juniper
1 11 (100.00%) DMZ
1 11 (100.00%) MPLS
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
1 11 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 11 (100.00%) Network Security
1 11 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 10 (90.91%) Incident Management
2 10 (90.91%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (90.91%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (90.91%) Zachman Framework
2 10 (90.91%) TOGAF
2 10 (90.91%) Service Management
3 9 (81.82%) Google
3 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) SAS
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (81.82%) Office 365
4 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Riverbed

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (81.82%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (81.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) BGP
1 11 (100.00%) DMZ
1 11 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
1 11 (100.00%) MPLS
1 11 (100.00%) Network Security
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
1 11 (100.00%) VoIP
1 11 (100.00%) VPN
1 11 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Architect
1 11 (100.00%) Network Architect
1 11 (100.00%) Network Security Architect
1 11 (100.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Domain Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
1 11 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 11 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 10 (90.91%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (90.91%) Incident Management
2 10 (90.91%) Service Management
2 10 (90.91%) TOGAF
2 10 (90.91%) Zachman Framework
3 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Juniper
2 9 (81.82%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) Riverbed