The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 88 84 96
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 8 9 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.86% 0.80% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 5.23% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 12
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +11.76%
MPLS
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
166 172 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.81% 15.23% 20.68%
Number of salaries quoted 160 144 241
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

MPLS
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable -9 6 £52,500 +10.52%
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 20 (100.00%) VPN
2 19 (95.00%) SLA
3 17 (85.00%) Cisco
3 17 (85.00%) CCNP
3 17 (85.00%) HP
3 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (85.00%) Juniper
3 17 (85.00%) DWDM
3 17 (85.00%) OSPF
3 17 (85.00%) BGP
3 17 (85.00%) EIGRP
3 17 (85.00%) VRRP
3 17 (85.00%) MS Office
3 17 (85.00%) MS Visio
3 17 (85.00%) VoIP
3 17 (85.00%) RIP
3 17 (85.00%) TCP/IP
3 17 (85.00%) SSL
3 17 (85.00%) Firewall
3 17 (85.00%) Wireless
3 17 (85.00%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (85.00%) Network Management
3 17 (85.00%) F5
3 17 (85.00%) High Availability
3 17 (85.00%) HP NNM
3 17 (85.00%) HSRP
4 13 (65.00%) ITIL
5 11 (55.00%) Service Delivery
5 11 (55.00%) Network Design
5 11 (55.00%) Disaster Recovery

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 17 (85.00%) MS Office
1 17 (85.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) VPN
2 17 (85.00%) BGP
2 17 (85.00%) Cisco ASA
2 17 (85.00%) DWDM
2 17 (85.00%) EIGRP
2 17 (85.00%) Firewall
2 17 (85.00%) HSRP
2 17 (85.00%) OSPF
2 17 (85.00%) RIP
2 17 (85.00%) SSL
2 17 (85.00%) TCP/IP
2 17 (85.00%) VoIP
2 17 (85.00%) VRRP
2 17 (85.00%) Wireless
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
General
1 6 (30.00%) Banking
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Network Specialist
2 6 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 6 (30.00%) Network Support
2 6 (30.00%) Network Support Specialist
2 6 (30.00%) Support Specialist
3 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Operations Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) High Availability
1 17 (85.00%) Network Management
2 13 (65.00%) ITIL
3 11 (55.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (55.00%) Network Design
3 11 (55.00%) Service Delivery
4 10 (50.00%) Change Management
5 7 (35.00%) Data Protection
6 6 (30.00%) PRINCE
6 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) CCNP
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (95.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 17 (85.00%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco
1 17 (85.00%) F5
1 17 (85.00%) HP
1 17 (85.00%) Juniper