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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 93 109 118
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 2 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.17% 0.87% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 4.13% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 9
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £49,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.56% +15.88%
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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
205 363 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.08% 21.10% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 160 230 260
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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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

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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

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Top 13 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (71.43%) Management Information System
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
1 5 (71.43%) Billing
2 2 (28.57%) JNCIA
2 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) DWDM
2 2 (28.57%) OSPF
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) Extreme Networks

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) BGP
1 2 (28.57%) DWDM
1 2 (28.57%) OSPF
General
1 5 (71.43%) Billing
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) JNCIA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Extreme Networks
1 2 (28.57%) Juniper