The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 198 200
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2  
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 1 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.028% 0.051% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.32% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 7
Median salary £60,000 £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +84.61% -35.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +6.66% -26.82%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 542 627 702
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 15.43% 16.11% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1712 1707
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,875 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in West Yorkshire

VPLS
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for VPLS in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (100.00%) DWDM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Nessus
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Qualys
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless Security
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) DWDM
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless Security
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (100.00%) DDoS Mitigation
1 1 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Security Operations
1 1 (100.00%) Security Patching
1 1 (100.00%) Social Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Qualys
1 1 (100.00%) Salesforce.com