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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 798 860
Rank change year-on-year +7 +62  
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 81 126 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.77% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 77 105 87
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,350 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £72,500 £67,500
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14205 16463 19293
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.96% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11559 13682 15731
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for VPLS in the UK

VPLS
Top 23 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 3 months to 25 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
England -3 71 £55,000 +37.50% 16
London +13 59 £57,500 +9.52% 11
South East +39 7 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Scotland - 7 £35,530 - 1
Glasgow - 7 £35,530 - 1
Kent - 6 £42,500 - 1
City of London +11 3 £75,000 +78.57% 4
Letchworth - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £34,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire +13 1 £60,000 +84.61%
West Yorkshire +13 1 £60,000 +84.61%
Croydon +5 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Birmingham +1 1 £47,500 - 3
West Midlands -1 1 £47,500 -5.00% 3
West End of London -1 1 £60,000 +14.28%
North West -53 1 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Aylesford - 1 £37,500 -
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -
West Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Swansea - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for VPLS.

1 158 (90.29%) MPLS
2 131 (74.86%) Cisco
3 116 (66.29%) BGP
4 115 (65.71%) Cisco Certification
5 102 (58.29%) OSPF
6 100 (57.14%) WAN
7 96 (54.86%) VPN
8 92 (52.57%) Firewall
9 88 (50.29%) CCNP
10 66 (37.71%) Juniper
11 60 (34.29%) LAN
12 57 (32.57%) Network Security
13 55 (31.43%) Windows
14 54 (30.86%) CCNA
14 54 (30.86%) Telecoms
14 54 (30.86%) Data Centre
15 53 (30.29%) DNS
15 53 (30.29%) Wireless
16 51 (29.14%) Network Design
16 51 (29.14%) Cisco ASA
17 46 (26.29%) VLAN
17 46 (26.29%) Cisco Nexus
18 42 (24.00%) F5
19 40 (22.86%) Network Monitoring
20 39 (22.29%) Junos
21 38 (21.71%) Microsoft
22 37 (21.14%) Presales
23 35 (20.00%) Windows Server
24 34 (19.43%) CCIE
24 34 (19.43%) Linux

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 6 (3.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.14%) CMS
2 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (11.43%) MS Visio
2 19 (10.86%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.14%) Office 365
2 4 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.29%) IaaS
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.71%) PaaS
3 3 (1.71%) SaaS
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 158 (90.29%) MPLS
2 116 (66.29%) BGP
3 102 (58.29%) OSPF
4 100 (57.14%) WAN
5 96 (54.86%) VPN
6 92 (52.57%) Firewall
7 60 (34.29%) LAN
8 57 (32.57%) Network Security
9 53 (30.29%) DNS
9 53 (30.29%) Wireless
10 51 (29.14%) Cisco ASA
11 46 (26.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 46 (26.29%) VLAN
12 39 (22.29%) Junos
13 34 (19.43%) EIGRP
13 34 (19.43%) Ethernet
14 32 (18.29%) Internet
15 26 (14.86%) Cisco IOS
15 26 (14.86%) IPsec
16 25 (14.29%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 54 (30.86%) Telecoms
2 30 (17.14%) Finance
3 11 (6.29%) Marketing
4 6 (3.43%) Legal
4 6 (3.43%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.86%) Banking
6 4 (2.29%) Brand Awareness
6 4 (2.29%) Electronics
7 2 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (51.43%) Network Engineer
2 27 (15.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 26 (14.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 26 (14.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 18 (10.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 18 (10.29%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (9.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (7.43%) Architect
6 13 (7.43%) Consultant
7 12 (6.86%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 12 (6.86%) Analyst
7 12 (6.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (6.86%) Juniper Engineer
7 12 (6.86%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.29%) Network Analyst
9 10 (5.71%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.71%) Network Consultant
9 10 (5.71%) Network Security Analyst
9 10 (5.71%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.43%) RFC 2547
2 3 (1.71%) REST
3 2 (1.14%) WAP
4 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.57%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 54 (30.86%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.00%) Eurex
5 6 (3.43%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.29%) Clustering
6 4 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.71%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (31.43%) Windows
2 35 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 34 (19.43%) Linux
4 14 (8.00%) Solaris
5 12 (6.86%) Unix
6 7 (4.00%) VyOS
7 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.14%) CatOS
8 2 (1.14%) CentOS
9 1 (0.57%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.14%) Network Design
2 40 (22.86%) Network Monitoring
3 37 (21.14%) Presales
4 20 (11.43%) High Availability
5 18 (10.29%) Network Management
6 14 (8.00%) Project Management
7 13 (7.43%) Low Latency
7 13 (7.43%) Network Load Balancing
8 12 (6.86%) ITIL
9 11 (6.29%) Load Balancing
10 10 (5.71%) Translating Business Requirements
11 9 (5.14%) Business Development
12 6 (3.43%) Asset Management
12 6 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (3.43%) Change Control
12 6 (3.43%) CRM
12 6 (3.43%) Network Packet Analysis
12 6 (3.43%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.86%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.43%) Python
2 5 (2.86%) SQL
3 4 (2.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.14%) C
4 2 (1.14%) Perl
4 2 (1.14%) PHP
5 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.57%) Java
5 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 115 (65.71%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (50.29%) CCNP
3 54 (30.86%) CCNA
4 34 (19.43%) CCIE
5 24 (13.71%) Degree
6 23 (13.14%) JNCIS
7 17 (9.71%) JNCIP
8 14 (8.00%) CCIP
9 10 (5.71%) CCSA
9 10 (5.71%) CCSE
9 10 (5.71%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.86%) JNCIE
12 4 (2.29%) CCDP
12 4 (2.29%) CCEA
12 4 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (2.29%) MCP
12 4 (2.29%) MCSE
12 4 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) SLA
2 4 (2.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (9.71%) Hyper-V
2 9 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.86%) vSphere
4 4 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.71%) pfSense
6 2 (1.14%) NFS
6 2 (1.14%) Xen
7 1 (0.57%) BIND 9
7 1 (0.57%) Docker
7 1 (0.57%) iptables
7 1 (0.57%) Kamailio
7 1 (0.57%) OpenSIPS
7 1 (0.57%) Snort
7 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (14.86%) Nagios
2 21 (12.00%) Cacti
3 19 (10.86%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (8.00%) OpenView
4 14 (8.00%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (3.43%) HAProxy
6 4 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (2.29%) SCCM
7 3 (1.71%) Puppet
8 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.57%) Nessus
8 1 (0.57%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 131 (74.86%) Cisco
2 66 (37.71%) Juniper
3 42 (24.00%) F5
4 38 (21.71%) Microsoft
5 27 (15.43%) SolarWinds
6 26 (14.86%) CheckPoint
6 26 (14.86%) Palo Alto
7 24 (13.71%) HP
7 24 (13.71%) VMware
8 20 (11.43%) SonicWALL
9 16 (9.14%) Brocade
9 16 (9.14%) Meraki
10 13 (7.43%) NetApp
11 10 (5.71%) Fortinet
11 10 (5.71%) ProCurve
12 9 (5.14%) EMC
13 8 (4.57%) Citrix
13 8 (4.57%) WatchGuard
14 7 (4.00%) Arista
14 7 (4.00%) Riverbed
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