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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
UK
Rank 757 836 778
Rank change year-on-year +79 -58  
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 92 110 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.62% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 82 89 138
Median salary £55,000 £44,500 £47,600
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.59% -6.51%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £37,350
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00%  

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 13434 17718 19311
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.04% 17.27% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10953 14664 15361
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VPLS in the UK

VPLS
Top 26 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 23 March 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 +75 91 £55,000 +25.00% 12
London +101 70 £60,000 +36.36% 7
City of London +38 12 £43,750 +5.42% 1
West Midlands +31 11 £35,000 -17.64%
Shropshire - 10 £35,000 -
Telford - 8 £35,000 -
South East +42 6 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Croydon - 5 £57,500 - 1
Surrey +43 4 £45,000 +20.00%
Hounslow - 4 £47,500 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £70,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £34,000 - 1
Yorkshire +27 2 £21,000 -53.33% 1
South West +19 2 £48,500 +15.47%
Bristol +5 2 £48,500 +32.87%
East Yorkshire - 2 £21,000 -
Heathrow - 2 £47,500 -
Hull - 2 £21,000 -
Wales +4 1 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Swansea - 1 £50,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £80,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £39,000 -
Kent - 1 £39,000 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £49,500 -
West Wales - 1 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £37,500 -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 (91.86%) MPLS
2 142 (82.56%) Cisco
3 111 (64.53%) Cisco Certification
4 107 (62.21%) Firewall
5 103 (59.88%) VPN
6 99 (57.56%) CCNP
7 95 (55.23%) WAN
8 82 (47.67%) BGP
9 73 (42.44%) OSPF
10 71 (41.28%) Network Security
11 67 (38.95%) Data Centre
12 58 (33.72%) Juniper
13 49 (28.49%) LAN
14 47 (27.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 45 (26.16%) Network Design
16 43 (25.00%) Wireless
17 42 (24.42%) DNS
17 42 (24.42%) Cisco ASA
18 39 (22.67%) Telecoms
19 38 (22.09%) VLAN
20 37 (21.51%) Windows
21 36 (20.93%) Junos
22 35 (20.35%) Presales
22 35 (20.35%) SolarWinds
23 34 (19.77%) VoIP
24 33 (19.19%) CCIE
25 31 (18.02%) Network Management
25 31 (18.02%) CCNA
25 31 (18.02%) Nagios
26 30 (17.44%) F5

VPLS
Top Related 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 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (7.56%) MS Office
2 12 (6.98%) MS Visio
3 11 (6.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.74%) IaaS
2 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) Office 365
3 1 (0.58%) PaaS
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 158 (91.86%) MPLS
2 107 (62.21%) Firewall
3 103 (59.88%) VPN
4 95 (55.23%) WAN
5 82 (47.67%) BGP
6 73 (42.44%) OSPF
7 71 (41.28%) Network Security
8 49 (28.49%) LAN
9 47 (27.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 43 (25.00%) Wireless
11 42 (24.42%) Cisco ASA
11 42 (24.42%) DNS
12 38 (22.09%) VLAN
13 36 (20.93%) Junos
14 34 (19.77%) VoIP
15 28 (16.28%) DHCP
16 27 (15.70%) Cisco IOS
16 27 (15.70%) IPsec
17 26 (15.12%) Multicast
18 24 (13.95%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (22.67%) Telecoms
2 21 (12.21%) Finance
3 13 (7.56%) Marketing
4 10 (5.81%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.91%) Electronics
6 4 (2.33%) Brand Awareness
6 4 (2.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 102 (59.30%) Network Engineer
2 32 (18.60%) Senior Network Engineer
3 27 (15.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (15.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (11.63%) Juniper Engineer
5 15 (8.72%) Architect
5 15 (8.72%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 15 (8.72%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 14 (8.14%) Network Security Engineer
6 14 (8.14%) Security Engineer
6 14 (8.14%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (7.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.56%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 12 (6.98%) Cisco Architect
8 12 (6.98%) Cisco Network Architect
8 12 (6.98%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 12 (6.98%) Senior Security Engineer
9 11 (6.40%) Cisco Solutions Architect
10 9 (5.23%) Network Security Architect
10 9 (5.23%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 67 (38.95%) Data Centre
2 25 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.88%) Virtual Team
4 13 (7.56%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.33%) Clustering
6 3 (1.74%) Eurex
6 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.51%) Windows
2 26 (15.12%) Linux
3 22 (12.79%) Windows Server
4 13 (7.56%) Unix
5 9 (5.23%) Solaris
6 7 (4.07%) VyOS
7 4 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.16%) CatOS
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.16%) Network Design
2 35 (20.35%) Presales
3 31 (18.02%) Network Management
4 29 (16.86%) Network Monitoring
5 21 (12.21%) ITIL
6 14 (8.14%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (7.56%) High Availability
7 13 (7.56%) Load Balancing
8 12 (6.98%) Project Management
9 11 (6.40%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.81%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.81%) Time Management
11 9 (5.23%) Network Architecture
11 9 (5.23%) Network Load Balancing
12 8 (4.65%) Business Development
12 8 (4.65%) Low Latency
13 7 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (3.49%) Capacity Management
14 6 (3.49%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.91%) Python
1 5 (2.91%) SQL
2 4 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 111 (64.53%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (57.56%) CCNP
3 33 (19.19%) CCIE
4 31 (18.02%) CCNA
5 20 (11.63%) Degree
6 18 (10.47%) JNCIS
7 15 (8.72%) JNCIP
8 7 (4.07%) CCIP
8 7 (4.07%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.91%) CCDP
10 3 (1.74%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.74%) CCENT
10 3 (1.74%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.74%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.74%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.74%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.58%) CCSE
12 1 (0.58%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (6.98%) Hyper-V
2 9 (5.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.91%) vSphere
4 4 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.74%) NFS
5 3 (1.74%) pfSense
5 3 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (18.02%) Nagios
2 18 (10.47%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (6.40%) Cacti
4 10 (5.81%) HAProxy
5 9 (5.23%) OpenView
5 9 (5.23%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (2.91%) Puppet
7 4 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.33%) SCCM
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 142 (82.56%) Cisco
2 58 (33.72%) Juniper
3 35 (20.35%) SolarWinds
4 30 (17.44%) F5
5 29 (16.86%) CheckPoint
6 27 (15.70%) Palo Alto
7 23 (13.37%) VMware
8 21 (12.21%) Brocade
8 21 (12.21%) Microsoft
9 19 (11.05%) SonicWALL
10 17 (9.88%) HP
11 16 (9.30%) Fortinet
12 13 (7.56%) NetApp
12 13 (7.56%) WatchGuard
13 11 (6.40%) EMC
13 11 (6.40%) Meraki
13 11 (6.40%) ProCurve
13 11 (6.40%) Riverbed
14 7 (4.07%) Aruba
14 7 (4.07%) Ubiquiti
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