Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 737 941 968
Rank change year-on-year +204 +27 +50
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 107 177 251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 0.77% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 81 135 230
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% -4.55% +39.24%

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 11,898 22,981 26,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.68% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,283 17,393 21,287
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in the UK

VPLS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VPLS.

Salary trend for VPLS in the UK

VPLS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VPLS over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Salary histogram for VPLS in the UK

VPLS
Top 13 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 3 July 2020. 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 +215 103 £55,000 -2.22% 3
UK excluding London +224 57 £45,000 -14.29% 3
London +113 50 £60,000 -
South East +146 18 £42,500 -27.66%
North of England +118 14 £52,500 +5.00% 1
South West +80 9 £75,000 +45.63%
Yorkshire +113 8 £45,000 -21.74%
Midlands +110 8 £45,000 -33.33% 2
West Midlands +76 8 £45,000 -33.33% 2
North West +104 6 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Work from Home +12 6 £50,000 +25.00%
East of England +93 4 £40,000 +13.48%
Scotland - 4 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, IT jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for VPLS.

1 95 (88.79%) Cisco
2 91 (85.05%) MPLS
3 79 (73.83%) BGP
4 63 (58.88%) OSPF
5 60 (56.07%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (54.21%) Firewall
7 52 (48.60%) VPN
7 52 (48.60%) WAN
8 49 (45.79%) CCNP
9 45 (42.06%) Data Centre
10 43 (40.19%) Cisco ASA
10 43 (40.19%) Python
11 32 (29.91%) Juniper
11 32 (29.91%) EIGRP
11 32 (29.91%) Network Design
11 32 (29.91%) VLAN
12 30 (28.04%) LAN
12 30 (28.04%) DevOps
13 29 (27.10%) HSRP
13 29 (27.10%) RSVP
13 29 (27.10%) Wireless
14 28 (26.17%) Network Security
14 28 (26.17%) CCNA
15 27 (25.23%) VRRP
16 26 (24.30%) Nokia
16 26 (24.30%) Huawei
16 26 (24.30%) FortiGate
17 25 (23.36%) Spanning Tree
17 25 (23.36%) Broadband
18 24 (22.43%) SolarWinds

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 23 (21.50%) Confluence
2 7 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (20.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.08%) Azure
2 10 (9.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 8 (7.48%) Office 365
4 4 (3.74%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (85.05%) MPLS
2 79 (73.83%) BGP
3 63 (58.88%) OSPF
4 58 (54.21%) Firewall
5 52 (48.60%) VPN
5 52 (48.60%) WAN
6 43 (40.19%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (29.91%) EIGRP
7 32 (29.91%) VLAN
8 30 (28.04%) LAN
9 29 (27.10%) HSRP
9 29 (27.10%) RSVP
9 29 (27.10%) Wireless
10 28 (26.17%) Network Security
11 27 (25.23%) VRRP
12 25 (23.36%) Broadband
12 25 (23.36%) Spanning Tree
13 23 (21.50%) IPv4
13 23 (21.50%) SNMP
14 20 (18.69%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (21.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.87%) JIRA
General
1 17 (15.89%) Telecoms
2 14 (13.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 72 (67.29%) Network Engineer
2 24 (22.43%) Design Engineer
2 24 (22.43%) Network Design Engineer
3 14 (13.08%) Consultant
4 13 (12.15%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (12.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (12.15%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (11.21%) Network Consultant
6 10 (9.35%) Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) IT Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Core Network Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Junior
11 4 (3.74%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (3.74%) Security Engineer
11 4 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.74%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 45 (42.06%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.74%) Clustering
2 4 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.28%) Windows
2 6 (5.61%) Linux
3 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.87%) Unix
3 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.91%) Network Design
2 30 (28.04%) DevOps
3 21 (19.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (19.63%) Test Planning
4 18 (16.82%) Presales
5 17 (15.89%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (9.35%) Migration
7 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure as Code
7 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Automation
7 9 (8.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 9 (8.41%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (8.41%) Procure-to-Pay
7 9 (8.41%) Test Automation
7 9 (8.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 7 (6.54%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.54%) ITIL
8 7 (6.54%) Project Management
9 6 (5.61%) CRM
9 6 (5.61%) High Availability
9 6 (5.61%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.19%) Python
2 9 (8.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.87%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (56.07%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (45.79%) CCNP
3 28 (26.17%) CCNA
4 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.48%) CCIE
6 7 (6.54%) MCITP
6 7 (6.54%) MCSE
7 5 (4.67%) HNC
8 4 (3.74%) CCIE Service Provider
8 4 (3.74%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.80%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.87%) CCIP
10 2 (1.87%) Degree
11 1 (0.93%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.93%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.02%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.41%) XenApp
2 9 (8.41%) XenDesktop
3 7 (6.54%) Docker
3 7 (6.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (24.30%) FortiGate
2 9 (8.41%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (8.41%) Puppet
2 9 (8.41%) Terraform
3 7 (6.54%) Kubernetes
4 6 (5.61%) Ansible
4 6 (5.61%) Observium
5 4 (3.74%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 95 (88.79%) Cisco
2 32 (29.91%) Juniper
3 26 (24.30%) Huawei
3 26 (24.30%) Nokia
4 24 (22.43%) SolarWinds
5 23 (21.50%) CheckPoint
6 22 (20.56%) Palo Alto
7 20 (18.69%) VMware
8 13 (12.15%) Citrix
9 12 (11.21%) F5
10 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
11 10 (9.35%) Blue Coat
11 10 (9.35%) HP
11 10 (9.35%) Zscaler
12 9 (8.41%) Barracuda Networks
12 9 (8.41%) Google
12 9 (8.41%) Imperva
12 9 (8.41%) Infoblox
13 5 (4.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (4.67%) Fortinet