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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 108 104 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 17 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.95% 1.18% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.61% 7.34% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 7
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
257 259 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 14.35% 16.06% 17.87%
Number of salaries quoted 215 184 235
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 1 October 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Bristol

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) ITIL
4 11 (52.38%) LAN
4 11 (52.38%) VPN
4 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 9 (42.86%) SQL
5 9 (42.86%) VMware
6 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
6 8 (38.10%) ISDN
6 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
6 8 (38.10%) SLA
6 8 (38.10%) WAN
7 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 7 (33.33%) ITSM
7 7 (33.33%) Service Management
7 7 (33.33%) VLAN
7 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 6 (28.57%) Coaching
8 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (28.57%) Software Deployment
8 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
8 6 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (28.57%) Change Management
8 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
8 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
8 6 (28.57%) Terminal Services
8 6 (28.57%) CRM
8 6 (28.57%) SharePoint

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 6 (28.57%) IIS
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (14.29%) Lync
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) LAN
2 11 (52.38%) VPN
3 8 (38.10%) ISDN
3 8 (38.10%) WAN
4 7 (33.33%) VLAN
5 5 (23.81%) SAN
5 5 (23.81%) Wireless
5 5 (23.81%) NAS
6 4 (19.05%) 4G
6 4 (19.05%) Internet
6 4 (19.05%) IPv6
7 3 (14.29%) VoIP
7 3 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (14.29%) iSCSI
7 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 2 (9.52%) DWDM
8 2 (9.52%) OSPF
8 2 (9.52%) BGP
8 2 (9.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Service Desk Manager
1 6 (28.57%) Service Manager
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Support
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) IT Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) AIX
5 2 (9.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) ITSM
2 7 (33.33%) Service Management
2 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (28.57%) Coaching
3 6 (28.57%) Software Deployment
3 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 6 (28.57%) Change Management
3 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) CRM
4 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
5 4 (19.05%) Network Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
1 6 (28.57%) MCP
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) CCDP
3 2 (9.52%) CCIE
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) CCIP
4 1 (4.76%) HP ASE
4 1 (4.76%) HP MASE
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.76%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) WSUS
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) Unicenter
2 2 (9.52%) OpenView
3 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Avaya
6 2 (9.52%) BMC
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) IBM
7 1 (4.76%) Dell
7 1 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.76%) F5
7 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Networking People
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago