Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 555 558
Rank change year-on-year +26 +3 +47
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 23 32 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.076% 0.091% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.43% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 25 74
South East median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £69,500 £68,750
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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5352 7487 8581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.61% 21.28% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4265 5993 6980
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +6.63%
10th Percentile £24,350 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in the South East

VPLS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for VPLS in the South East

VPLS
Salary Histogram in the South East

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

Salary histogram for VPLS in the South East

VPLS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the South East 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
Hampshire +24 17 £35,000 -6.67%
Berkshire +38 6 £38,750 -39.22%
Thames Valley +24 6 £38,750 -29.55%
Kent - 2 £50,000 -
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 South East region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 20 (86.96%) MPLS
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 17 (73.91%) OSPF
3 17 (73.91%) BGP
4 14 (60.87%) WAN
5 13 (56.52%) DNS
5 13 (56.52%) SSL
5 13 (56.52%) IPsec
6 12 (52.17%) Clustering
6 12 (52.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (52.17%) Load Balancing
6 12 (52.17%) PCI DSS
6 12 (52.17%) DHCP
6 12 (52.17%) HTTP
6 12 (52.17%) RIP
6 12 (52.17%) Perl
6 12 (52.17%) SQL
6 12 (52.17%) Windows
6 12 (52.17%) Linux
6 12 (52.17%) Python
6 12 (52.17%) PowerShell
6 12 (52.17%) HIPAA
6 12 (52.17%) Bash Shell
6 12 (52.17%) High Availability
6 12 (52.17%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (52.17%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (52.17%) Terraform
6 12 (52.17%) Task Automation
7 11 (47.83%) Cisco
8 9 (39.13%) Juniper

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) MPLS
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 17 (73.91%) BGP
3 17 (73.91%) OSPF
4 14 (60.87%) WAN
5 13 (56.52%) DNS
5 13 (56.52%) IPsec
5 13 (56.52%) SSL
6 12 (52.17%) DHCP
6 12 (52.17%) HTTP
6 12 (52.17%) RIP
7 6 (26.09%) Internet
7 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
8 5 (21.74%) HSRP
8 5 (21.74%) IPv6
8 5 (21.74%) RSVP
8 5 (21.74%) SDH
9 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
9 4 (17.39%) SONET
9 4 (17.39%) VLAN
General
1 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
3 2 (8.70%) Brand Awareness
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Provisioning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (52.17%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) High Availability
1 12 (52.17%) Load Balancing
1 12 (52.17%) Task Automation
2 3 (13.04%) CRM
2 3 (13.04%) Network Design
2 3 (13.04%) Presales
2 3 (13.04%) Process Management
2 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (4.35%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Bash Shell
1 12 (52.17%) Perl
1 12 (52.17%) PowerShell
1 12 (52.17%) Python
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNP
3 5 (21.74%) CCNA
4 3 (13.04%) CCIP
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) HND
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) HIPAA
1 12 (52.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (52.17%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (52.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Juniper
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Aruba
4 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) Arista
5 1 (4.35%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (4.35%) F5