The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 144 66 172
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +106
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 83 211 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.40% 3.76% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.64% 13.14% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 63 169 49
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £30,000 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,100 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
MPLS
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1787 1606 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.19% 28.60% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 982 1144 1120
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,700 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Berkshire

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Berkshire

MPLS
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
Reading -26 40 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Slough +10 20 £35,000 -16.66% 5
Newbury -15 7 £32,500 -37.50%
Bracknell -41 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Wokingham -8 1 £39,000 -36.32%
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 176 (85.02%) Cisco
2 158 (76.33%) OSPF
3 153 (73.91%) BGP
4 149 (71.98%) Firewall
5 104 (50.24%) Cisco Certification
6 90 (43.48%) SNMP
7 85 (41.06%) Telecoms
8 81 (39.13%) VoIP
9 79 (38.16%) Network Management
10 77 (37.20%) DNS
10 77 (37.20%) Juniper
11 74 (35.75%) VPN
12 64 (30.92%) CCNP
13 63 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 51 (24.64%) IPsec
15 48 (23.19%) CCNA
16 46 (22.22%) Internet
16 46 (22.22%) F5
17 35 (16.91%) Billing
17 35 (16.91%) Huawei
17 35 (16.91%) Smartphone
17 35 (16.91%) Broadband
18 34 (16.43%) PPP
19 33 (15.94%) Ethernet
20 32 (15.46%) Retail
21 31 (14.98%) Load Balancing
22 30 (14.49%) SSL
22 30 (14.49%) TCP/IP
23 29 (14.01%) Linux
24 28 (13.53%) CheckPoint

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 22 (10.63%) Lync
2 6 (2.90%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.42%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.93%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.93%) IIS
5 3 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.45%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.45%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 158 (76.33%) OSPF
2 153 (73.91%) BGP
3 149 (71.98%) Firewall
4 90 (43.48%) SNMP
5 81 (39.13%) VoIP
6 77 (37.20%) DNS
7 74 (35.75%) VPN
8 63 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 51 (24.64%) IPsec
10 46 (22.22%) Internet
11 35 (16.91%) Broadband
12 34 (16.43%) PPP
13 33 (15.94%) Ethernet
14 30 (14.49%) TCP/IP
14 30 (14.49%) SSL
15 26 (12.56%) WAN
16 25 (12.08%) Network Security
17 24 (11.59%) IPv6
18 23 (11.11%) VLAN
19 22 (10.63%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.48%) TestDirector
General
1 85 (41.06%) Telecoms
2 35 (16.91%) Billing
3 32 (15.46%) Retail
4 5 (2.42%) Finance
5 4 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.97%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) German Language
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (27.54%) Network Engineer
2 38 (18.36%) Design Engineer
3 37 (17.87%) IP Engineer
3 37 (17.87%) Senior Design Engineer
4 34 (16.43%) Senior IP Engineer
5 29 (14.01%) NOC Engineer
6 24 (11.59%) Consultant
7 23 (11.11%) Technical Design Authority
8 22 (10.63%) Network Consultant
9 20 (9.66%) Security Engineer
10 18 (8.70%) Security Consultant
10 18 (8.70%) Network Security Consultant
11 15 (7.25%) Senior Security Engineer
12 14 (6.76%) Team Leader
13 11 (5.31%) Network Support
14 9 (4.35%) Support Engineer
15 7 (3.38%) Junior
15 7 (3.38%) Network Support Engineer
15 7 (3.38%) Junior Network Engineer
16 6 (2.90%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.93%) J2EE
1 4 (1.93%) CSS
1 4 (1.93%) JDBC
1 4 (1.93%) JSP
1 4 (1.93%) Servlets
1 4 (1.93%) XML
1 4 (1.93%) J2SE
1 4 (1.93%) Velocity
1 4 (1.93%) JAX-WS
1 4 (1.93%) JavaFX
2 3 (1.45%) Swing
3 2 (0.97%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) OLE
4 1 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.91%) Smartphone
2 24 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.14%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (0.97%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.97%) SecurID
5 1 (0.48%) PKI
5 1 (0.48%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.01%) Linux
2 15 (7.25%) UNIX
3 7 (3.38%) Windows
4 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.45%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.45%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.97%) Solaris
7 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (38.16%) Network Management
2 31 (14.98%) Load Balancing
3 23 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 17 (8.21%) Capacity Management
4 17 (8.21%) Validation
5 15 (7.25%) ITIL
5 15 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (5.31%) Service Delivery
6 11 (5.31%) Project Management
7 10 (4.83%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (4.83%) Network Design
7 10 (4.83%) Change Management
7 10 (4.83%) Demand Forecasting
8 7 (3.38%) Migration
9 4 (1.93%) PRINCE2
9 4 (1.93%) UML
9 4 (1.93%) Change Control
10 3 (1.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (1.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.86%) SQL
2 6 (2.90%) Perl
3 5 (2.42%) Java
4 4 (1.93%) PL/SQL
4 4 (1.93%) Python
4 4 (1.93%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 104 (50.24%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (30.92%) CCNP
3 48 (23.19%) CCNA
4 27 (13.04%) CCIE
5 24 (11.59%) Security Cleared
6 22 (10.63%) Degree
7 12 (5.80%) JNCIA
8 10 (4.83%) CCIP
9 5 (2.42%) CCSP
9 5 (2.42%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.93%) CCDP
11 3 (1.45%) MCP
11 3 (1.45%) MCSE
11 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.97%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (0.97%) CISSP
12 2 (0.97%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.48%) MCTS
13 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.73%) SLA
3 4 (1.93%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (8.21%) vSphere
2 17 (8.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 17 (8.21%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.97%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.48%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (7.25%) Zenoss
2 8 (3.86%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.97%) Netcool
4 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 176 (85.02%) Cisco
2 77 (37.20%) Juniper
3 46 (22.22%) F5
4 35 (16.91%) Huawei
5 28 (13.53%) CheckPoint
6 27 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 23 (11.11%) VMware
8 14 (6.76%) Polycom
9 10 (4.83%) Oracle
10 7 (3.38%) Nortel
11 6 (2.90%) Nokia
11 6 (2.90%) Riverbed
11 6 (2.90%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.42%) Cramer
13 4 (1.93%) Brocade
14 3 (1.45%) Fortinet
14 3 (1.45%) Aruba
14 3 (1.45%) Veritas
14 3 (1.45%) Sage
14 3 (1.45%) HP
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