The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 109 97 110
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 7 19 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.46% 1.18% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.28% 5.05% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 4
Average salary £55,000 £36,250 £66,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.72% -45.07%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
MPLS
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
307 376 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.30% 23.33% 23.31%
Number of salaries quoted 223 281 260
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MPLS
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cambridge region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Cambridge

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 8 (88.89%) Cisco
1 8 (88.89%) CCIE
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Juniper
2 7 (77.78%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) Firewall
3 6 (66.67%) F5
3 6 (66.67%) HP
3 6 (66.67%) BGP
4 5 (55.56%) Manufacturing
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) LAN
4 5 (55.56%) Multicast
4 5 (55.56%) OSPF
4 5 (55.56%) Brocade
4 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
5 4 (44.44%) VPN
6 3 (33.33%) CCNP
7 2 (22.22%) CCNA
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) ITIL
7 2 (22.22%) Network Security
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
8 1 (11.11%) SaaS
8 1 (11.11%) WAAS
8 1 (11.11%) Aruba
8 1 (11.11%) Network Management
8 1 (11.11%) Junos
8 1 (11.11%) High Availability

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) BGP
3 5 (55.56%) LAN
3 5 (55.56%) Multicast
3 5 (55.56%) OSPF
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) Junos
6 1 (11.11%) VoIP
6 1 (11.11%) VPLS
6 1 (11.11%) WAAS
6 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 5 (55.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Security Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall Support
3 2 (22.22%) Network Support
3 2 (22.22%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Security Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) CCIE
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
1 1 (11.11%) HIPAA
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) Juniper
3 6 (66.67%) F5
3 6 (66.67%) HP
4 5 (55.56%) Brocade
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
6 1 (11.11%) Aruba
6 1 (11.11%) Avaya
6 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) NetApp
6 1 (11.11%) Nortel
6 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 1 (11.11%) Splunk
6 1 (11.11%) VMware