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 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 72 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 15 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.61% 0.50% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.04% 3.16% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 20
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,600 £47,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
166 158 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.85% 15.86% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 150 144 212
Average salary £45,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram 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 24 December 2014. 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 £50,000 -
Luton +9 1 £42,500 -15.00%
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 35 (100.00%) Cisco
1 35 (100.00%) Firewall
2 34 (97.14%) VPN
2 34 (97.14%) HP
3 33 (94.29%) TCP/IP
3 33 (94.29%) Juniper
3 33 (94.29%) OSPF
3 33 (94.29%) BGP
3 33 (94.29%) EIGRP
3 33 (94.29%) Wireless
4 32 (91.43%) SSL
4 32 (91.43%) CCNP
4 32 (91.43%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (91.43%) F5
5 31 (88.57%) RIP
5 31 (88.57%) DWDM
5 31 (88.57%) Service Delivery
5 31 (88.57%) HP NNM
5 31 (88.57%) Network Management
5 31 (88.57%) HSRP
6 29 (82.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (71.43%) MS Office
7 25 (71.43%) MS Visio
7 25 (71.43%) SLA
7 25 (71.43%) Finance
8 23 (65.71%) ITIL
8 23 (65.71%) PRINCE2
8 23 (65.71%) PRINCE
8 23 (65.71%) Change Management
8 23 (65.71%) Banking

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.14%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (71.43%) MS Office
1 25 (71.43%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 35 (100.00%) Firewall
2 34 (97.14%) VPN
3 33 (94.29%) TCP/IP
3 33 (94.29%) OSPF
3 33 (94.29%) BGP
3 33 (94.29%) EIGRP
3 33 (94.29%) Wireless
4 32 (91.43%) SSL
5 31 (88.57%) RIP
5 31 (88.57%) DWDM
5 31 (88.57%) HSRP
6 4 (11.43%) WAN
7 3 (8.57%) SMTP
7 3 (8.57%) DHCP
7 3 (8.57%) DNS
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.71%) xDSL
8 2 (5.71%) Frame Relay
8 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.71%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (71.43%) Finance
2 23 (65.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Network Specialist
2 15 (42.86%) Network Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Design Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Designer
5 1 (2.86%) Project Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Service Delivery
1 31 (88.57%) Network Management
2 29 (82.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (65.71%) Change Management
3 23 (65.71%) ITIL
3 23 (65.71%) PRINCE2
3 23 (65.71%) PRINCE
3 23 (65.71%) Process Improvement
4 8 (22.86%) Network Design
5 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
6 1 (2.86%) CRM
Qualifications
1 32 (91.43%) CCNP
1 32 (91.43%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (71.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
2 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.86%) Xen
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (88.57%) HP NNM
2 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Cisco
2 34 (97.14%) HP
3 33 (94.29%) Juniper
4 32 (91.43%) F5
5 3 (8.57%) Dell
6 2 (5.71%) Avaya
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.71%) Brocade
6 2 (5.71%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.71%) Aruba
6 2 (5.71%) Veritas
6 2 (5.71%) Lotus
6 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.71%) Symantec
6 2 (5.71%) Websense
6 2 (5.71%) BT
6 2 (5.71%) 3Com
7 1 (2.86%) VMware
7 1 (2.86%) Mitel