The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 122 117 129
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 3 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.17% 0.12% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 0.74% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 9
Average salary £40,000 £49,625 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.39% -17.29%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
286 272 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.95% 15.86% 13.52%
Number of salaries quoted 223 206 296
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MPLS
North West

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram 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 28 July 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 - 3 £40,000 -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) OSPF
2 10 (83.33%) BGP
2 10 (83.33%) VLAN
3 9 (75.00%) Fortinet
3 9 (75.00%) Finance
3 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 9 (75.00%) LAN
3 9 (75.00%) WAN
4 8 (66.67%) Ethernet
4 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 8 (66.67%) VPN
4 8 (66.67%) CCNP
4 8 (66.67%) EIGRP
4 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (58.33%) F5
5 7 (58.33%) Multicast
5 7 (58.33%) Wireless
5 7 (58.33%) Frame Relay
5 7 (58.33%) IPsec
5 7 (58.33%) Financial Institution
5 7 (58.33%) BIG-IP
5 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
5 7 (58.33%) 802.11
5 7 (58.33%) DWDM
5 7 (58.33%) NetScreen
5 7 (58.33%) OpenView
5 7 (58.33%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) OSPF
1 10 (83.33%) BGP
1 10 (83.33%) VLAN
2 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 9 (75.00%) LAN
2 9 (75.00%) WAN
3 8 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 8 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (58.33%) Multicast
4 7 (58.33%) Wireless
4 7 (58.33%) Frame Relay
4 7 (58.33%) IPsec
4 7 (58.33%) BIG-IP
4 7 (58.33%) 802.11
4 7 (58.33%) DWDM
4 7 (58.33%) NetScreen
5 2 (16.67%) VPLS
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Wireless Engineer
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) CCNP
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) OpenView
1 7 (58.33%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) Fortinet
3 7 (58.33%) F5
3 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (16.67%) Kaspersky
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix