The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 231 217
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14  
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 2 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 1.57% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 7
Median salary £48,750 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £41,250 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £50,000 £55,000
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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 796 890 885
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.35% 14.61% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 623 707 790
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

VPLS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for VPLS in the West Midlands

VPLS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Birmingham +3 2 £48,750 - 3
VPLS
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (92.31%) WAN
3 11 (84.62%) MPLS
4 10 (76.92%) BGP
4 10 (76.92%) Nagios
4 10 (76.92%) DHCP
4 10 (76.92%) Unix
4 10 (76.92%) Windows
4 10 (76.92%) Linux
4 10 (76.92%) VPN
4 10 (76.92%) DNS
4 10 (76.92%) VMware
4 10 (76.92%) IP Telephony
4 10 (76.92%) Brocade
4 10 (76.92%) ProCurve
4 10 (76.92%) Hyper-V
4 10 (76.92%) SolarWinds
4 10 (76.92%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (76.92%) Data Centre
4 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
5 9 (69.23%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (69.23%) Wireless
6 8 (61.54%) OSPF
6 8 (61.54%) Unified Communications
7 7 (53.85%) Aruba
7 7 (53.85%) VyOS
7 7 (53.85%) NX-OS
7 7 (53.85%) VLAN
7 7 (53.85%) Cisco IOS

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (15.38%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (92.31%) WAN
3 11 (84.62%) MPLS
4 10 (76.92%) BGP
4 10 (76.92%) DHCP
4 10 (76.92%) DNS
4 10 (76.92%) IP Telephony
4 10 (76.92%) VPN
5 9 (69.23%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (69.23%) Wireless
6 8 (61.54%) OSPF
6 8 (61.54%) Unified Communications
7 7 (53.85%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (53.85%) IPv4
7 7 (53.85%) IPv6
7 7 (53.85%) NX-OS
7 7 (53.85%) SNMP
7 7 (53.85%) VLAN
8 3 (23.08%) Network Security
8 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
1 10 (76.92%) Unix
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
2 7 (53.85%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (15.38%) Network Management
4 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Workload Management
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) Nagios
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Brocade
2 10 (76.92%) ProCurve
2 10 (76.92%) SolarWinds
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) Aruba
3 7 (53.85%) SonicWALL
3 7 (53.85%) Ubiquiti
4 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 9 days ago