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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 423 417
Rank change year-on-year +39 -6  
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 8 23 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.054% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.62% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 35
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -27.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -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 South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2777 3699 4536
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.91% 20.12% 21.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2219 3002 3532
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent - 6 £42,500 - 1
Surrey - 2 £45,000 -
VPLS
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 14 (100.00%) MPLS
2 13 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (92.86%) BGP
3 12 (85.71%) OSPF
4 8 (57.14%) Ethernet
5 7 (50.00%) WAN
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco
5 7 (50.00%) CCNP
5 7 (50.00%) CCNA
5 7 (50.00%) Presales
6 6 (42.86%) Spanning Tree
6 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
6 6 (42.86%) Network Design
6 6 (42.86%) VLAN
6 6 (42.86%) Network Security
6 6 (42.86%) Low Latency
6 6 (42.86%) PPP
6 6 (42.86%) IPsec
6 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (42.86%) DSL
6 6 (42.86%) EIGRP
6 6 (42.86%) IGRP
6 6 (42.86%) Project Management
7 5 (35.71%) RIP
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (35.71%) Windows
7 5 (35.71%) MS Visio
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 5 (35.71%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (35.71%) Escalation Management

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:

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (35.71%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) MPLS
2 13 (92.86%) BGP
3 12 (85.71%) OSPF
4 8 (57.14%) Ethernet
5 7 (50.00%) WAN
6 6 (42.86%) DSL
6 6 (42.86%) EIGRP
6 6 (42.86%) IGRP
6 6 (42.86%) IPsec
6 6 (42.86%) Network Security
6 6 (42.86%) PPP
6 6 (42.86%) Spanning Tree
6 6 (42.86%) VLAN
7 5 (35.71%) RIP
7 5 (35.71%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (14.29%) VoIP
9 1 (7.14%) Internet
9 1 (7.14%) LAN
9 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
9 1 (7.14%) VPN
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Presales
2 6 (42.86%) Low Latency
2 6 (42.86%) Network Design
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 5 (35.71%) Escalation Management
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) CCNA
2 7 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) CCDA
3 1 (7.14%) CCDP
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (7.14%) Ipanema Technologies
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
Maidstone, Kent
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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