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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South West / Bristol
Rank 118 117 119
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 9 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.50% 0.62% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 3.89% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 4
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -13.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £40,100 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,900 £64,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +4.21%

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
235 283 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 13.13% 15.87% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 176 236 257
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 21 (75.00%) VPN
3 20 (71.43%) Firewall
4 15 (53.57%) Data Centre
5 12 (42.86%) Wireless
5 12 (42.86%) IP Telephony
6 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
6 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
6 11 (39.29%) HP
6 11 (39.29%) Unified Communications
6 11 (39.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (35.71%) F5
7 10 (35.71%) Network Management
7 10 (35.71%) WAN
8 9 (32.14%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (32.14%) IBM
8 9 (32.14%) CA
8 9 (32.14%) Nokia
8 9 (32.14%) Network Design
8 9 (32.14%) Cisco IPT
8 9 (32.14%) IronPort
8 9 (32.14%) SolarWinds
8 9 (32.14%) FWSM
9 8 (28.57%) VMware
9 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 8 (28.57%) LAN
10 7 (25.00%) ITIL
11 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
11 6 (21.43%) VoIP
11 6 (21.43%) SMTP

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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) VPN
2 20 (71.43%) Firewall
3 12 (42.86%) IP Telephony
3 12 (42.86%) Wireless
4 11 (39.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
4 11 (39.29%) Unified Communications
5 10 (35.71%) WAN
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco IPT
6 9 (32.14%) FWSM
7 8 (28.57%) LAN
8 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (21.43%) Network Security
8 6 (21.43%) OSPF
8 6 (21.43%) SMTP
8 6 (21.43%) VoIP
9 4 (14.29%) BGP
9 4 (14.29%) Broadband
9 4 (14.29%) DNS
9 4 (14.29%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Design Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.14%) IT Operations Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Support
4 2 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (53.57%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
4 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.57%) BYOD
5 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.57%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Network Management
2 9 (32.14%) Network Design
3 7 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) High Availability
5 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
5 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
5 5 (17.86%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) ITSM
7 3 (10.71%) Service Management
8 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
8 2 (7.14%) Change Management
8 2 (7.14%) Communications Security
8 2 (7.14%) Data Management
8 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (7.14%) Migration
8 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) CCNP
3 2 (7.14%) CCENT
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) APMP
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) NFS
3 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
2 11 (39.29%) HP
3 10 (35.71%) F5
4 9 (32.14%) CA
4 9 (32.14%) IBM
4 9 (32.14%) IronPort
4 9 (32.14%) Nokia
4 9 (32.14%) SolarWinds
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) VMware
6 5 (17.86%) NetScout
7 3 (10.71%) Avaya
7 3 (10.71%) Juniper
8 2 (7.14%) Brocade
8 2 (7.14%) Intel
8 2 (7.14%) Intel Security
8 2 (7.14%) ProCurve
8 2 (7.14%) WatchGuard
9 1 (3.57%) Polycom
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