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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 143 77 158
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +81
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 83 175 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 3.09% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.78% 11.32% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 60 148 56
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +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
1738 1546 1513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.09% 27.34% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 969 1129 1169
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 £27,500 £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
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -3 47 £52,750 +20.57% 3
Slough +9 18 £36,500 -14.11% 4
Newbury -19 6 £32,500 -37.50% 1
Bracknell -32 3 £60,000 +45.45%
Wokingham -3 1 £39,000 -13.33%
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 173 (82.78%) Cisco
2 156 (74.64%) OSPF
3 152 (72.73%) BGP
4 150 (71.77%) Firewall
5 94 (44.98%) SNMP
6 93 (44.50%) Telecoms
7 91 (43.54%) Cisco Certification
8 88 (42.11%) VoIP
9 81 (38.76%) DNS
9 81 (38.76%) Network Management
10 72 (34.45%) Juniper
11 70 (33.49%) VPN
12 63 (30.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 54 (25.84%) CCNP
14 51 (24.40%) Internet
14 51 (24.40%) F5
15 49 (23.44%) IPsec
16 46 (22.01%) CCNA
17 44 (21.05%) Billing
18 42 (20.10%) Smartphone
18 42 (20.10%) Broadband
19 39 (18.66%) Retail
19 39 (18.66%) PPP
20 35 (16.75%) Ethernet
21 33 (15.79%) Load Balancing
22 32 (15.31%) Huawei
22 32 (15.31%) Linux
23 31 (14.83%) WAN
23 31 (14.83%) CheckPoint
24 30 (14.35%) TCP/IP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 19 (9.09%) 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
1 156 (74.64%) OSPF
2 152 (72.73%) BGP
3 150 (71.77%) Firewall
4 94 (44.98%) SNMP
5 88 (42.11%) VoIP
6 81 (38.76%) DNS
7 70 (33.49%) VPN
8 63 (30.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 51 (24.40%) Internet
10 49 (23.44%) IPsec
11 42 (20.10%) Broadband
12 39 (18.66%) PPP
13 35 (16.75%) Ethernet
14 31 (14.83%) WAN
15 30 (14.35%) TCP/IP
16 28 (13.40%) SSL
17 27 (12.92%) RIP
17 27 (12.92%) VLAN
18 26 (12.44%) Network Security
19 23 (11.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.48%) TestDirector
General
1 93 (44.50%) Telecoms
2 44 (21.05%) Billing
3 39 (18.66%) Retail
4 7 (3.35%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.87%) Finance
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 60 (28.71%) Network Engineer
2 40 (19.14%) Design Engineer
2 40 (19.14%) Senior Design Engineer
3 39 (18.66%) IP Engineer
4 38 (18.18%) Senior IP Engineer
5 27 (12.92%) NOC Engineer
6 26 (12.44%) Consultant
7 25 (11.96%) Security Engineer
8 22 (10.53%) Technical Design Authority
8 22 (10.53%) Network Consultant
9 19 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
10 17 (8.13%) Network Security Consultant
10 17 (8.13%) Security Consultant
11 16 (7.66%) Network Support
12 10 (4.78%) Support Engineer
13 9 (4.31%) Network Support Engineer
13 9 (4.31%) Team Leader
13 9 (4.31%) Voice Engineer
13 9 (4.31%) Voice Network Engineer
14 7 (3.35%) Junior Network Engineer
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%) Velocity
1 4 (1.91%) JAX-WS
1 4 (1.91%) JavaFX
2 3 (1.44%) Swing
3 1 (0.48%) OLE
3 1 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.10%) Smartphone
2 17 (8.13%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
3 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
3 2 (0.96%) Blackberry
3 2 (0.96%) SecurID
4 1 (0.48%) PKI
4 1 (0.48%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.31%) Linux
2 20 (9.57%) 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 Vista
6 4 (1.91%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (38.76%) Network Management
2 33 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 19 (9.09%) ITIL
4 17 (8.13%) Validation
4 17 (8.13%) Capacity Management
5 15 (7.18%) Kalman Filter
6 13 (6.22%) Change Management
7 10 (4.78%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (4.78%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.78%) Demand Forecasting
8 9 (4.31%) Project Management
9 8 (3.83%) Network Design
10 4 (1.91%) Migration
10 4 (1.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (1.91%) Security Management
10 4 (1.91%) PRINCE2
10 4 (1.91%) UML
10 4 (1.91%) Change Control
11 3 (1.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (1.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.78%) Perl
1 10 (4.78%) SQL
2 6 (2.87%) Python
2 6 (2.87%) Shell Script
3 5 (2.39%) Java
4 4 (1.91%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.96%) C
6 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 91 (43.54%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (25.84%) CCNP
3 46 (22.01%) CCNA
4 22 (10.53%) Degree
5 21 (10.05%) Security Cleared
5 21 (10.05%) CCIE
6 10 (4.78%) JNCIA
7 6 (2.87%) CCSP
8 5 (2.39%) CCIP
9 4 (1.91%) MCP
9 4 (1.91%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.44%) MCSE
10 3 (1.44%) CCDP
10 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.96%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.96%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.96%) SCSA
11 2 (0.96%) CISSP
12 1 (0.48%) MCSA
12 1 (0.48%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.66%) SLA
3 4 (1.91%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.22%) vSphere
2 13 (6.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 13 (6.22%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.91%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (6.22%) Zenoss
2 3 (1.44%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.96%) Netcool
4 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 173 (82.78%) Cisco
2 72 (34.45%) Juniper
3 51 (24.40%) F5
4 32 (15.31%) Huawei
5 31 (14.83%) CheckPoint
6 27 (12.92%) Microsoft
7 20 (9.57%) VMware
8 12 (5.74%) Oracle
9 10 (4.78%) Nortel
9 10 (4.78%) Polycom
10 9 (4.31%) Nokia
11 7 (3.35%) Brocade
11 7 (3.35%) Blue Coat
12 6 (2.87%) Riverbed
13 5 (2.39%) Cramer
14 4 (1.91%) Aruba
14 4 (1.91%) Sage
14 4 (1.91%) HP
15 3 (1.44%) Sun
15 3 (1.44%) Veritas
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