The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 122 110 122
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 4 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 0.18% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 1.11% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 9
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% -15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
MPLS
North 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 Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
302 270 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.92% 16.03% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 234 202 295
Average salary £35,000 £44,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.90% +26.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Cheshire

MPLS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £40,000 -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) RIP
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 2 (33.33%) VPLS
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
4 2 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (16.67%) Lync
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Xen
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) OSPF
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) BGP
2 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 2 (33.33%) RIP
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) VPLS
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Programme Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Xen
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
3 2 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) IBM