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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 105 120 113
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 19 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.09% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.15% 1.99% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 3
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £39,100 £46,400
10% offered a salary of more than £38,700 £49,200 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -
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
309 301 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.67% 15.53% 16.59%
Number of salaries quoted 239 233 197
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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
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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
Warrington - 13 £35,000 -
Chester -8 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Crewe - 1 £34,000 -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 17 (85.00%) DHCP
2 17 (85.00%) DNS
3 16 (80.00%) VPN
4 15 (75.00%) LAN
4 15 (75.00%) Cisco
5 13 (65.00%) IPsec
5 13 (65.00%) Cisco IOS
5 13 (65.00%) Cisco PIX
5 13 (65.00%) VoIP
5 13 (65.00%) WAN
5 13 (65.00%) SSL
5 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (65.00%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (55.00%) IP Telephony
7 11 (55.00%) Wireless
8 10 (50.00%) xDSL
8 10 (50.00%) DMVPN
8 10 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (50.00%) NX-OS
8 10 (50.00%) 802.1X
8 10 (50.00%) CCNP
8 10 (50.00%) 802.11
8 10 (50.00%) TACACS
8 10 (50.00%) Ethernet
8 10 (50.00%) SNMP
9 9 (45.00%) Windows

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 17 (85.00%) DHCP
2 17 (85.00%) DNS
3 16 (80.00%) VPN
4 15 (75.00%) LAN
5 13 (65.00%) VoIP
5 13 (65.00%) WAN
5 13 (65.00%) SSL
5 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (65.00%) IPsec
5 13 (65.00%) Cisco IOS
5 13 (65.00%) Cisco PIX
5 13 (65.00%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (55.00%) IP Telephony
6 11 (55.00%) Wireless
7 10 (50.00%) 802.11
7 10 (50.00%) TACACS
7 10 (50.00%) Ethernet
7 10 (50.00%) SNMP
7 10 (50.00%) xDSL
General
1 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Sales Executive
3 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Life Science
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (40.00%) Security Patching
2 8 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 8 (40.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 7 (35.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (25.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.00%) B2B
8 1 (5.00%) Change Management
8 1 (5.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) Fortinet