Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1034 1024 1033
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 -57
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 165 194 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 0.61% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 148 158 248
UK median annual salary £60,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £36,025
90th Percentile £73,750 £69,125 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 27907 32032 36420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 16.98% 16.66%
Number of salaries quoted 22586 26216 30097
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in the UK

VPLS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VPLS in the UK

VPLS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VPLS over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VPLS in the UK

VPLS
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +13 162 £60,000 +15.94% 17
London -4 113 £60,000 +14.29% 12
UK excluding London +21 52 £45,000 -10.00% 7
South East +46 23 £35,000 -22.22% 1
North of England +7 18 £60,000 +66.67% 2
North West -3 12 £63,750 +45.71%
Yorkshire +30 6 £60,000 +66.67% 2
Midlands +22 6 £47,500 -5.00% 2
West Midlands +4 6 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Scotland - 3 £35,530 - 2
South West +27 1 £27,500 -25.42%
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for VPLS.

1 132 (80.00%) MPLS
2 129 (78.18%) BGP
3 127 (76.97%) Cisco
4 118 (71.52%) OSPF
5 111 (67.27%) Cisco Certification
6 109 (66.06%) Firewall
7 107 (64.85%) WAN
8 91 (55.15%) VPN
9 88 (53.33%) Juniper
10 74 (44.85%) EIGRP
11 73 (44.24%) LAN
12 66 (40.00%) CCNP
13 60 (36.36%) Internet
14 58 (35.15%) DNS
15 57 (34.55%) Cisco ASA
16 55 (33.33%) CCNA
17 53 (32.12%) Junos
18 52 (31.52%) Finance
19 51 (30.91%) Windows
20 49 (29.70%) Network Security
21 46 (27.88%) Wireless
22 45 (27.27%) F5
23 39 (23.64%) Cisco Nexus
23 39 (23.64%) RSVP
23 39 (23.64%) Network Design
24 35 (21.21%) DMZ
25 34 (20.61%) CheckPoint
25 34 (20.61%) JNCIP
26 33 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
26 33 (20.00%) Data Centre

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.45%) SAS
1 9 (5.45%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.24%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.03%) CMS
5 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.82%) Apache
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (4.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.88%) Office 365
3 7 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (80.00%) MPLS
2 129 (78.18%) BGP
3 118 (71.52%) OSPF
4 109 (66.06%) Firewall
5 107 (64.85%) WAN
6 91 (55.15%) VPN
7 74 (44.85%) EIGRP
8 73 (44.24%) LAN
9 60 (36.36%) Internet
10 58 (35.15%) DNS
11 57 (34.55%) Cisco ASA
12 53 (32.12%) Junos
13 49 (29.70%) Network Security
14 46 (27.88%) Wireless
15 39 (23.64%) Cisco Nexus
15 39 (23.64%) RSVP
16 35 (21.21%) DMZ
17 33 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
18 30 (18.18%) HSRP
18 30 (18.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.21%) OLTP
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 52 (31.52%) Finance
2 24 (14.55%) Telecoms
3 17 (10.30%) Banking
4 9 (5.45%) Marketing
4 9 (5.45%) Retail
5 3 (1.82%) Advertising
6 2 (1.21%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.21%) Legal
6 2 (1.21%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.21%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 80 (48.48%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.12%) Analyst
2 20 (12.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 20 (12.12%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 19 (11.52%) Architect
3 19 (11.52%) Network Security Analyst
3 19 (11.52%) Security Analyst
4 18 (10.91%) Network Analyst
5 16 (9.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (8.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (8.48%) Network Architect
8 12 (7.27%) Juniper Engineer
9 11 (6.67%) Network Security Architect
9 11 (6.67%) Security Architect
10 10 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.24%) Asset Management Analyst
11 7 (4.24%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 6 (3.64%) Cisco Analyst
12 6 (3.64%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.24%) 802.1X
1 7 (4.24%) RFC 2547
2 3 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.21%) JSON
3 2 (1.21%) Web Services
3 2 (1.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 24 (14.55%) Eurex
3 17 (10.30%) Clustering
4 13 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.03%) Spread Betting
6 5 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.42%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.82%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.91%) Windows
2 28 (16.97%) Windows Server
3 25 (15.15%) Linux
4 8 (4.85%) Solaris
5 7 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.03%) Unix
7 3 (1.82%) SUSE
7 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.61%) CatOS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.64%) Network Design
2 30 (18.18%) Project Management
3 29 (17.58%) High Availability
4 27 (16.36%) Load Balancing
5 24 (14.55%) Network Packet Analysis
6 22 (13.33%) Presales
7 20 (12.12%) Translating Business Requirements
8 16 (9.70%) Network Management
9 13 (7.88%) Network Load Balancing
10 12 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (7.27%) Task Automation
10 12 (7.27%) TOGAF
11 11 (6.67%) Information Security
11 11 (6.67%) Network Architecture
11 11 (6.67%) Service Management
11 11 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
12 10 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (6.06%) Incident Management
12 10 (6.06%) Line Management
12 10 (6.06%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.30%) SQL
2 12 (7.27%) Bash Shell
2 12 (7.27%) Perl
2 12 (7.27%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.27%) Python
3 5 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 111 (67.27%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (40.00%) CCNP
3 55 (33.33%) CCNA
4 34 (20.61%) JNCIP
5 32 (19.39%) JNCIS
6 31 (18.79%) Degree
7 30 (18.18%) CCIP
8 23 (13.94%) CCSA
9 21 (12.73%) CCSE
9 21 (12.73%) Check Point Certification
10 19 (11.52%) CCIE
11 8 (4.85%) CCDA
12 6 (3.64%) CCDP
12 6 (3.64%) MCSE
12 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (3.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 5 (3.03%) JNCIE
13 5 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.82%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.30%) PCI DSS
2 13 (7.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (7.27%) HIPAA
4 8 (4.85%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (8.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.82%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.21%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (9.09%) Nagios
2 14 (8.48%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.27%) Terraform
4 6 (3.64%) Cacti
4 6 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (3.03%) OpenView
5 5 (3.03%) QRadar
6 4 (2.42%) SCCM
7 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) RANCID
Vendors
1 127 (76.97%) Cisco
2 88 (53.33%) Juniper
3 45 (27.27%) F5
4 34 (20.61%) CheckPoint
5 25 (15.15%) Arista
6 14 (8.48%) HP
6 14 (8.48%) Palo Alto
7 11 (6.67%) VMware
8 10 (6.06%) SolarWinds
9 9 (5.45%) Google
9 9 (5.45%) Meraki
10 7 (4.24%) Citrix
11 6 (3.64%) Microsoft
12 4 (2.42%) Dell
12 4 (2.42%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.42%) Nortel
13 3 (1.82%) GL TRADE
13 3 (1.82%) NetApp
13 3 (1.82%) Patsystems
13 3 (1.82%) Red Hat