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

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 217 -
Rank change year-on-year -57 -  
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 1 20 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.015% 0.36% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.096% 2.24% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 20 0
Median salary £45,000 £34,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.35% -  
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% -25.00%  

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 1045 893 953
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.48% 15.96% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 835 759 763
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto
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