The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 138 76 163
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +87
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 81 175 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 3.16% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 11.54% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 58 144 56
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1684 1517 1566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.85% 27.40% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 948 1125 1215
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
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
South East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Reading -6 47 £55,500 +30.58%
Slough -3 11 £42,500 - 4
Bracknell -35 10 £45,000 +5.88%
Newbury -15 4 £57,500 +10.57%
Wokingham +3 1 £39,000 -13.33%
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 165 (78.95%) Cisco
2 143 (68.42%) OSPF
2 143 (68.42%) Firewall
3 142 (67.94%) BGP
4 110 (52.63%) Telecoms
5 95 (45.45%) VoIP
6 93 (44.50%) SNMP
7 83 (39.71%) Cisco Certification
8 77 (36.84%) DNS
8 77 (36.84%) Network Management
9 67 (32.06%) Juniper
10 66 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 64 (30.62%) VPN
12 56 (26.79%) Internet
13 52 (24.88%) CCNP
14 51 (24.40%) F5
15 50 (23.92%) Billing
16 48 (22.97%) Smartphone
16 48 (22.97%) Broadband
17 45 (21.53%) Retail
18 40 (19.14%) CCNA
19 39 (18.66%) IPsec
20 37 (17.70%) Ethernet
21 35 (16.75%) PPP
22 31 (14.83%) CheckPoint
22 31 (14.83%) Load Balancing
23 30 (14.35%) Huawei
23 30 (14.35%) WAN
24 27 (12.92%) Linux
25 26 (12.44%) RIP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (6.22%) Lync
2 8 (3.83%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.35%) IIS
4 6 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.91%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.91%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Sage 200
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 143 (68.42%) OSPF
1 143 (68.42%) Firewall
2 142 (67.94%) BGP
3 95 (45.45%) VoIP
4 93 (44.50%) SNMP
5 77 (36.84%) DNS
6 66 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 64 (30.62%) VPN
8 56 (26.79%) Internet
9 48 (22.97%) Broadband
10 39 (18.66%) IPsec
11 37 (17.70%) Ethernet
12 35 (16.75%) PPP
13 30 (14.35%) WAN
14 26 (12.44%) RIP
14 26 (12.44%) TCP/IP
14 26 (12.44%) VLAN
15 23 (11.00%) Network Security
16 21 (10.05%) xDSL
17 20 (9.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.48%) TestDirector
General
1 110 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 50 (23.92%) Billing
3 45 (21.53%) Retail
4 7 (3.35%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.87%) Finance
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) German Language
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (28.23%) Network Engineer
2 47 (22.49%) IP Engineer
3 46 (22.01%) Senior Design Engineer
3 46 (22.01%) Design Engineer
4 44 (21.05%) Senior IP Engineer
5 30 (14.35%) Security Engineer
6 26 (12.44%) Consultant
7 25 (11.96%) Senior Security Engineer
8 19 (9.09%) Network Consultant
8 19 (9.09%) Technical Design Authority
9 17 (8.13%) NOC Engineer
10 16 (7.66%) Network Support
11 14 (6.70%) Network Security Consultant
11 14 (6.70%) Security Consultant
12 13 (6.22%) Voice Engineer
12 13 (6.22%) Support Engineer
13 10 (4.78%) Voice Network Engineer
14 9 (4.31%) Network Support Engineer
15 8 (3.83%) Senior Network Engineer
15 8 (3.83%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.91%) .NET
1 4 (1.91%) J2EE
1 4 (1.91%) CSS
1 4 (1.91%) JDBC
1 4 (1.91%) JSP
1 4 (1.91%) Servlets
1 4 (1.91%) XML
1 4 (1.91%) J2SE
1 4 (1.91%) JAX-WS
1 4 (1.91%) Velocity
1 4 (1.91%) JavaFX
2 3 (1.44%) Swing
3 1 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.48%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (22.97%) Smartphone
2 10 (4.78%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (1.91%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.96%) PMI
4 2 (0.96%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.96%) SecurID
4 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.48%) CMDB
5 1 (0.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.92%) Linux
2 21 (10.05%) UNIX
3 9 (4.31%) Windows
4 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.91%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.91%) Windows Vista
6 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (36.84%) Network Management
2 31 (14.83%) Load Balancing
3 19 (9.09%) ITIL
4 18 (8.61%) Validation
5 17 (8.13%) Capacity Management
6 13 (6.22%) Project Management
7 12 (5.74%) Change Management
8 10 (4.78%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (4.78%) Demand Forecasting
9 9 (4.31%) Network Design
10 7 (3.35%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.87%) Service Delivery
12 5 (2.39%) Release Management
13 4 (1.91%) UML
13 4 (1.91%) Problem Management
13 4 (1.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (1.91%) Security Management
14 3 (1.44%) Root Cause Analysis
14 3 (1.44%) Migration
14 3 (1.44%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.74%) Perl
2 11 (5.26%) SQL
3 6 (2.87%) Shell Script
3 6 (2.87%) Python
4 5 (2.39%) C
4 5 (2.39%) Java
5 4 (1.91%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (39.71%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (24.88%) CCNP
3 40 (19.14%) CCNA
4 21 (10.05%) Degree
5 20 (9.57%) CCIE
6 16 (7.66%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.35%) JNCIA
8 6 (2.87%) CCSP
9 5 (2.39%) CCIP
9 5 (2.39%) Sun Certification
10 4 (1.91%) CCDP
10 4 (1.91%) MCP
11 3 (1.44%) SCSA
11 3 (1.44%) MCSE
11 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.96%) CISSP
12 2 (0.96%) PMP
12 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.96%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (0.48%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (6.22%) SLA
3 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (3.35%) vSphere
2 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (1.91%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (3.35%) Zenoss
2 3 (1.44%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.96%) Netcool
4 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 165 (78.95%) Cisco
2 67 (32.06%) Juniper
3 51 (24.40%) F5
4 31 (14.83%) CheckPoint
5 30 (14.35%) Huawei
6 21 (10.05%) Microsoft
7 14 (6.70%) Nortel
7 14 (6.70%) VMware
8 13 (6.22%) Nokia
8 13 (6.22%) Oracle
9 7 (3.35%) Blue Coat
9 7 (3.35%) Brocade
10 6 (2.87%) Sun
10 6 (2.87%) Riverbed
11 5 (2.39%) Cramer
11 5 (2.39%) HP
12 4 (1.91%) Sage
12 4 (1.91%) Aruba
12 4 (1.91%) Polycom
13 3 (1.44%) Fortinet
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