The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 21 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 11 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 5.88% 1.63% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.43% 16.00% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 5
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -22.10%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
MPLS
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Communications & Networking Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 25 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 18.72% 10.20% 20.92%
Number of salaries quoted 28 19 49
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £30,840
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +24.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,650 £35,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

MPLS
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Aberdeen region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Aberdeen

MPLS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) CCNP
1 14 (100.00%) CCNA
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) VoIP
2 11 (78.57%) SLA
2 11 (78.57%) HP
2 11 (78.57%) Dell
2 11 (78.57%) Citrix
2 11 (78.57%) Juniper
2 11 (78.57%) Service Delivery
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) Wireless
2 11 (78.57%) Network Design
2 11 (78.57%) SonicWALL
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (78.57%) Network Management
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (78.57%) Mentoring
3 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 4 (28.57%) CCDP
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
5 3 (21.43%) BGP
5 3 (21.43%) Frame Relay
5 3 (21.43%) IPsec
5 3 (21.43%) VSAT

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) VoIP
1 11 (78.57%) Firewall
1 11 (78.57%) Wireless
2 3 (21.43%) Frame Relay
2 3 (21.43%) IPsec
2 3 (21.43%) VSAT
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) OSPF
2 3 (21.43%) BGP
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Specialist
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Network Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Cisco Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Network Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
1 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Service Delivery
1 11 (78.57%) Network Design
1 11 (78.57%) Network Management
1 11 (78.57%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) CCNP
1 14 (100.00%) CCNA
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) HP
2 11 (78.57%) Dell
2 11 (78.57%) Citrix
2 11 (78.57%) Juniper
2 11 (78.57%) SonicWALL