The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 120 102 102
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 3 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.17% 1.06% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 7.11% 6.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 4
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
258 239 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 14.25% 14.90% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 214 203 196
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MPLS
South West

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MPLS
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Bristol

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 13 (61.90%) LAN
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco
3 10 (47.62%) WAN
3 10 (47.62%) Telecoms
3 10 (47.62%) Load Balancing
4 8 (38.10%) 4G
4 8 (38.10%) Finance
4 8 (38.10%) Firewall
4 8 (38.10%) DWDM
4 8 (38.10%) Project Management
5 7 (33.33%) OSPF
5 7 (33.33%) CCNP
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (28.57%) CCNA
6 6 (28.57%) VoIP
7 5 (23.81%) DHCP
8 4 (19.05%) 3GPP
8 4 (19.05%) Broadband
8 4 (19.05%) IPv6
8 4 (19.05%) Internet
8 4 (19.05%) RSVP
8 4 (19.05%) IPsec
8 4 (19.05%) PKI
8 4 (19.05%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (19.05%) LTE
8 4 (19.05%) SCTP
8 4 (19.05%) Network Architecture
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (14.29%) Wireless
9 3 (14.29%) BGP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (4.76%) AutoCAD
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) LAN
2 10 (47.62%) WAN
3 8 (38.10%) 4G
3 8 (38.10%) Firewall
3 8 (38.10%) DWDM
4 7 (33.33%) OSPF
5 6 (28.57%) VoIP
6 5 (23.81%) DHCP
7 4 (19.05%) 3GPP
7 4 (19.05%) Broadband
7 4 (19.05%) IPv6
7 4 (19.05%) Internet
7 4 (19.05%) RSVP
7 4 (19.05%) IPsec
7 4 (19.05%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (19.05%) LTE
7 4 (19.05%) SCTP
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (14.29%) Wireless
8 3 (14.29%) BGP
General
1 10 (47.62%) Telecoms
2 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Network Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Designer
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Designer
3 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Load Balancing
2 8 (38.10%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Network Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) SIEM
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.76%) Network Management
6 1 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) CCNP
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) CCIE
3 2 (9.52%) CCDP
4 1 (4.76%) CCDE
4 1 (4.76%) HP ASE
4 1 (4.76%) HP MASE
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.76%) CCIP
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.76%) F5
4 1 (4.76%) Meru Networks
4 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.76%) IronPort
4 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
4 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.76%) CA
4 1 (4.76%) Nokia
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) IBM