The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 109 127 110
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 17 13 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.11% 0.68% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.76% 3.69% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 20
Median salary £51,000 £47,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.36% +20.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,600 £42,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,900 £59,000 £43,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.95%
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
219 352 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 14.34% 18.31% 14.31%
Number of salaries quoted 176 323 250
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Bristol

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 32 (86.49%) Cisco
2 30 (81.08%) VPN
2 30 (81.08%) Firewall
3 20 (54.05%) Data Centre
4 17 (45.95%) CheckPoint
5 16 (43.24%) DNS
5 16 (43.24%) TCP/IP
5 16 (43.24%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (37.84%) WAN
7 13 (35.14%) LAN
7 13 (35.14%) VoIP
7 13 (35.14%) Network Management
8 12 (32.43%) Broadband
8 12 (32.43%) ITIL
8 12 (32.43%) Windows
8 12 (32.43%) HP
8 12 (32.43%) VMware
8 12 (32.43%) Wireless
9 11 (29.73%) SMTP
9 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (29.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (29.73%) SolarWinds
10 10 (27.03%) F5
10 10 (27.03%) Unified Communications
10 10 (27.03%) Linux
10 10 (27.03%) SLA
10 10 (27.03%) OSPF
11 9 (24.32%) Cisco Prime
11 9 (24.32%) CA
11 9 (24.32%) Nokia

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 30 (81.08%) Firewall
1 30 (81.08%) VPN
2 16 (43.24%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (43.24%) DNS
2 16 (43.24%) TCP/IP
3 14 (37.84%) WAN
4 13 (35.14%) LAN
4 13 (35.14%) VoIP
5 12 (32.43%) Broadband
5 12 (32.43%) Wireless
6 11 (29.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (29.73%) SMTP
7 10 (27.03%) OSPF
7 10 (27.03%) Unified Communications
8 9 (24.32%) Cisco IPT
8 9 (24.32%) FWSM
8 9 (24.32%) IP Telephony
9 8 (21.62%) BGP
10 7 (18.92%) NetScreen
11 5 (13.51%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (24.32%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Design Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Junior
5 3 (8.11%) Junior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Junior Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Network Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.41%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Network Support
6 2 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (54.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Network Management
2 12 (32.43%) ITIL
3 9 (24.32%) Network Design
4 6 (16.22%) Change Management
4 6 (16.22%) High Availability
4 6 (16.22%) ITIL V3
5 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
5 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
5 5 (13.51%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (10.81%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (10.81%) Service Management
7 3 (8.11%) ITSM
7 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.41%) Data Management
8 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.70%) APMP
4 1 (2.70%) CCDA
4 1 (2.70%) CCDP
4 1 (2.70%) CCENT
4 1 (2.70%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) SLA
2 4 (10.81%) QA
3 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (86.49%) Cisco
2 17 (45.95%) CheckPoint
3 12 (32.43%) HP
3 12 (32.43%) VMware
4 11 (29.73%) SolarWinds
5 10 (27.03%) F5
6 9 (24.32%) CA
6 9 (24.32%) IBM
6 9 (24.32%) IronPort
6 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
6 9 (24.32%) Nokia
7 5 (13.51%) Juniper
7 5 (13.51%) NetScout
8 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.41%) Avaya
9 2 (5.41%) Citrix
9 2 (5.41%) Intel
9 2 (5.41%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.70%) Brocade
10 1 (2.70%) Intel Security