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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 85 114 129
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +15
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 17 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.51% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.77% 0.99% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 3
Median salary £37,500 £41,250 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.76%
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.95%
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
174 203 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.49% 14.09% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 132 178 296
Median salary £36,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Cheshire

MPLS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 9 £36,500 -
Warrington - 6 £55,000 -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 16 (76.19%) Cisco
2 15 (71.43%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) WAN
4 11 (52.38%) LAN
4 11 (52.38%) Management Information System
4 11 (52.38%) VoIP
4 11 (52.38%) Information Security
5 10 (47.62%) DNS
6 9 (42.86%) SQL
6 9 (42.86%) Windows
6 9 (42.86%) CCNA
6 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (38.10%) OSPF
7 8 (38.10%) BGP
8 7 (33.33%) DHCP
8 7 (33.33%) VPLS
8 7 (33.33%) Network Security
9 6 (28.57%) Degree
9 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (28.57%) Software Deployment
9 6 (28.57%) Network Management
9 6 (28.57%) SonicWALL
9 6 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (28.57%) Office 365
9 6 (28.57%) Security Patching
9 6 (28.57%) SLA

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) WAN
3 11 (52.38%) LAN
3 11 (52.38%) VoIP
4 10 (47.62%) DNS
5 8 (38.10%) BGP
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (38.10%) OSPF
6 7 (33.33%) DHCP
6 7 (33.33%) Network Security
6 7 (33.33%) VPLS
7 6 (28.57%) EIGRP
8 4 (19.05%) SNMP
8 4 (19.05%) VLAN
9 3 (14.29%) NAS
9 3 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (14.29%) SAN
10 2 (9.52%) ADSL
10 2 (9.52%) PSTN
10 2 (9.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (38.10%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (28.57%) Server Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) IT Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior IT Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Server Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (9.52%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Management Information System
2 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 2 (9.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
1 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Information Security
2 6 (28.57%) Network Management
2 6 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (28.57%) Security Patching
2 6 (28.57%) Software Deployment
3 5 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (19.05%) Business Continuity
5 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (14.29%) High Availability
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (9.52%) Data Validation
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Ticket Management
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CCNA
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) A+ Certification
2 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 6 (28.57%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (14.29%) MCITP
3 3 (14.29%) MCSE
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) FortiGate
2 3 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Avaya
2 6 (28.57%) SonicWALL
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) arcserve
3 3 (14.29%) Juniper
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Nimble Storage
3 3 (14.29%) Sophos
3 3 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (9.52%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Meraki
4 2 (9.52%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint