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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 101 112 93
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 24 14 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.19% 0.77% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.84% 5.58% 8.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 18
Average salary £37,400 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,300 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £46,150
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
351 251 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 17.36% 13.86% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 210 197 257
Average salary £38,800 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.36% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 18 April 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Bristol

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (64.44%) WAN
2 24 (53.33%) Cisco
3 23 (51.11%) LAN
4 21 (46.67%) DWDM
5 20 (44.44%) Telecoms
5 20 (44.44%) Load Balancing
6 19 (42.22%) Firewall
7 14 (31.11%) Finance
7 14 (31.11%) Wireless
7 14 (31.11%) ITIL
7 14 (31.11%) VoIP
7 14 (31.11%) VPLS
8 13 (28.89%) Strategic Planning
8 13 (28.89%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (28.89%) DNS
8 13 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (28.89%) ISDN
8 13 (28.89%) Ethernet
9 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
9 12 (26.67%) Windows
9 12 (26.67%) CCNP
9 12 (26.67%) Frame Relay
9 12 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
9 12 (26.67%) SIEM
9 12 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (26.67%) xDSL
10 11 (24.44%) 4G
10 11 (24.44%) CCNA
10 11 (24.44%) Juniper
10 11 (24.44%) Active Directory

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
1 4 (8.89%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) WAN
2 23 (51.11%) LAN
3 21 (46.67%) DWDM
4 19 (42.22%) Firewall
5 14 (31.11%) Wireless
5 14 (31.11%) VoIP
5 14 (31.11%) VPLS
6 13 (28.89%) DNS
6 13 (28.89%) ISDN
6 13 (28.89%) Ethernet
7 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 12 (26.67%) Frame Relay
7 12 (26.67%) Structured Cabling
7 12 (26.67%) xDSL
8 11 (24.44%) 4G
9 8 (17.78%) FCoE
9 8 (17.78%) iSCSI
10 7 (15.56%) OSPF
11 6 (13.33%) Internet
12 5 (11.11%) DHCP
General
1 20 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 14 (31.11%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Team Leader
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Network Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Communications Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Designer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Designer
5 3 (6.67%) IP Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Network Team Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Data Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Communications Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Communications Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Head of Network Operations
7 1 (2.22%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco Support
7 1 (2.22%) Head of Operations
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.89%) PKI
2 4 (8.89%) CCTV
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 14 (31.11%) ITIL
3 13 (28.89%) Strategic Planning
3 13 (28.89%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (26.67%) SIEM
5 8 (17.78%) Project Management
5 8 (17.78%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.89%) Network Architecture
7 3 (6.67%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (2.22%) Network Management
8 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.22%) Network Design
8 1 (2.22%) Operations Management
8 1 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.67%) CCNP
3 11 (24.44%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) CCIE
4 2 (4.44%) CCDP
5 1 (2.22%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.22%) CCDE
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) HP ASE
5 1 (2.22%) HP MASE
5 1 (2.22%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Cacti
1 3 (6.67%) Netcool
2 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.22%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) Juniper
3 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.78%) Fortinet
5 7 (15.56%) Meru Networks
6 3 (6.67%) NetScout
6 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.44%) HP
7 2 (4.44%) Citrix
8 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.22%) F5
8 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.22%) IronPort
8 1 (2.22%) VMware
8 1 (2.22%) Nortel
8 1 (2.22%) CA
8 1 (2.22%) Nokia
8 1 (2.22%) IBM