The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 44 66 30
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -36
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 2 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.65% 0.26% 6.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 1.43% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 18
Average salary £65,000 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.94% +11.84%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
MPLS
Bedfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 70 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 16.50% 18.09% 22.68%
Number of salaries quoted 44 64 63
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,000 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

MPLS
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Bedford

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Project
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Fibre Channel

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Project
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Consultant
1 2 (100.00%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) FalconStor
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault