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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
England / North West
Rank - 237 247
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 0 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.018% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.12% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 5
Median salary - £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.44% -10.00%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 904 848 1114
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.71% 14.92% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 701 689 849
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (75.00%) Security Patching
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) IPv6
3 1 (25.00%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN

VPLS
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) IPv6
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior NOC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
1 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Security Patching
1 3 (75.00%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Network+ Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
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