The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 122 102 88
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 5 20 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.26% 1.17% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 6.60% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 29
Average salary £39,500 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.46% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £29,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £44,250 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
MPLS
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
247 303 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 12.67% 17.70% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 231 195 233
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £61,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Bristol

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 23 (79.31%) Windows
1 23 (79.31%) Firewall
2 20 (68.97%) VPN
3 18 (62.07%) ITIL
4 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
5 16 (55.17%) MS Excel
5 16 (55.17%) VMware
6 15 (51.72%) VLAN
6 15 (51.72%) SLA
6 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
7 14 (48.28%) MS Office
7 14 (48.28%) SQL
7 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
7 14 (48.28%) ITSM
7 14 (48.28%) Service Management
8 13 (44.83%) Configuration Management
8 13 (44.83%) CRM
8 13 (44.83%) Problem Management
8 13 (44.83%) Degree
8 13 (44.83%) Software Deployment
8 13 (44.83%) Mentoring
8 13 (44.83%) Coaching
9 12 (41.38%) ISDN
9 12 (41.38%) Terminal Services
10 11 (37.93%) Change Management
10 11 (37.93%) Management Information System
10 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
10 11 (37.93%) IIS
10 11 (37.93%) MCP
10 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
1 11 (37.93%) IIS
2 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (17.24%) Lync
3 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (55.17%) MS Excel
2 14 (48.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) Firewall
2 20 (68.97%) VPN
3 15 (51.72%) VLAN
4 12 (41.38%) ISDN
5 10 (34.48%) LAN
6 7 (24.14%) WAN
7 6 (20.69%) VoIP
7 6 (20.69%) SAN
7 6 (20.69%) NAS
8 5 (17.24%) Wireless
8 5 (17.24%) Internet
9 4 (13.79%) IPv6
9 4 (13.79%) 4G
10 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
10 2 (6.90%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
10 2 (6.90%) BGP
10 2 (6.90%) IP Telephony
11 1 (3.45%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Service Manager
1 13 (44.83%) Service Desk Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Network Support
4 4 (13.79%) Designer
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Technical Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Support
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Management Information System
1 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Linux
6 2 (6.90%) AIX
6 2 (6.90%) Solaris
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) ITIL
2 14 (48.28%) ITSM
2 14 (48.28%) Service Management
3 13 (44.83%) Configuration Management
3 13 (44.83%) CRM
3 13 (44.83%) Problem Management
3 13 (44.83%) Software Deployment
3 13 (44.83%) Mentoring
3 13 (44.83%) Coaching
4 11 (37.93%) Change Management
5 5 (17.24%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
6 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
6 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (3.45%) Workflow
8 1 (3.45%) Document Management
8 1 (3.45%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Degree
2 11 (37.93%) MCP
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.79%) MCITP
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.45%) CCSP
5 1 (3.45%) CCNP
5 1 (3.45%) CCIP
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (51.72%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 12 (41.38%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) WSUS
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
1 4 (13.79%) SCOM
2 2 (6.90%) Unicenter
2 2 (6.90%) OpenView
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (55.17%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.79%) Avaya
4 2 (6.90%) BMC
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Meraki
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper