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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 115 114 108
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 15 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.77% 0.60% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.48% 3.77% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 10
Average salary £65,000 £37,400 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.79% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
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
335 318 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 17.20% 15.92% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 296 206 161
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £53,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Bristol

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (68.42%) TCP/IP
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) CCIE
2 12 (63.16%) CCNP
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (63.16%) OSPF
2 12 (63.16%) BGP
2 12 (63.16%) EIGRP
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (63.16%) F5
3 11 (57.89%) Barracuda Networks
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco PIX
3 11 (57.89%) Juniper
4 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) VLAN
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) Service Management
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) VPN
7 3 (15.79%) SLA
7 3 (15.79%) Legal
7 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (10.53%) vSphere
8 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
8 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (10.53%) Problem Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) TCP/IP
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 12 (63.16%) OSPF
2 12 (63.16%) BGP
2 12 (63.16%) EIGRP
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (26.32%) VLAN
5 4 (21.05%) VPN
6 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) ISDN
7 1 (5.26%) VoIP
7 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Support Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Service Management
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
2 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.53%) Coaching
2 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
2 2 (10.53%) ITSM
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) BCP
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) CCIE
1 12 (63.16%) CCNP
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) CCDP
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) vSphere
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco
1 12 (63.16%) F5
2 11 (57.89%) Barracuda Networks
2 11 (57.89%) Juniper
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) Apple
5 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
5 1 (5.26%) Meraki