The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 89 100 126
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +26
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 3 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.29% 0.38% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 2.58% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 4
Median salary £47,500 £21,500 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+120.93% -62.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £21,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £21,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%

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
133 194 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.01% 14.64% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 77 158 300
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 15 (68.18%) Firewall
3 14 (63.64%) WAN
4 13 (59.09%) LAN
5 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (50.00%) VoIP
6 11 (50.00%) Information Security
6 11 (50.00%) OSPF
6 11 (50.00%) BGP
7 10 (45.45%) Management Information System
8 9 (40.91%) EIGRP
8 9 (40.91%) CCNA
8 9 (40.91%) DNS
8 9 (40.91%) SQL
8 9 (40.91%) Windows
8 9 (40.91%) Hyper-V
8 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
9 8 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (31.82%) VLAN
10 7 (31.82%) VPLS
10 7 (31.82%) Network Security
11 6 (27.27%) Network Management
11 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
11 6 (27.27%) SonicWALL
11 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (27.27%) Software Deployment
11 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (27.27%) Office 365
11 6 (27.27%) Security Patching
11 6 (27.27%) Degree

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) WAN
3 13 (59.09%) LAN
4 11 (50.00%) BGP
4 11 (50.00%) OSPF
4 11 (50.00%) VoIP
5 9 (40.91%) DNS
5 9 (40.91%) EIGRP
6 8 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (31.82%) Network Security
7 7 (31.82%) VLAN
7 7 (31.82%) VPLS
8 6 (27.27%) DHCP
9 4 (18.18%) SNMP
10 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
10 3 (13.64%) IGRP
10 3 (13.64%) NAS
10 3 (13.64%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (13.64%) SAN
10 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (36.36%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Server Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) IT Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior IT Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Server Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (9.09%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.64%) Private Cloud
4 2 (9.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
1 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Information Security
2 6 (27.27%) Network Management
2 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (27.27%) Security Patching
2 6 (27.27%) Software Deployment
3 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
4 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity Management
4 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.64%) High Availability
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Data Validation
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Ticket Management
5 2 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) CCNA
3 6 (27.27%) A+ Certification
3 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 6 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (13.64%) CCNP
4 3 (13.64%) MCITP
4 3 (13.64%) MCSE
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Hyper-V
2 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (13.64%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) FortiGate
2 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (13.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) Avaya
2 6 (27.27%) SonicWALL
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) arcserve
3 3 (13.64%) Juniper
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Nimble Storage
3 3 (13.64%) Sophos
3 3 (13.64%) Symantec
4 2 (9.09%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Meraki
4 2 (9.09%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.55%) F5