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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 113 130 121
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 9 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.51% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 0.94% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 4
Average salary £50,000 £25,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+96.07% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
316 425 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.74% 23.17% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 229 323 192
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 2 £50,000 -
Chester +11 1 £42,500 - 1
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (100.00%) WAN
1 13 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) Ethernet
3 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
3 9 (69.23%) VPN
3 9 (69.23%) CCNP
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (69.23%) OSPF
3 9 (69.23%) BGP
3 9 (69.23%) EIGRP
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (69.23%) VLAN
4 8 (61.54%) Fortinet
4 8 (61.54%) F5
4 8 (61.54%) Multicast
4 8 (61.54%) Wireless
4 8 (61.54%) Frame Relay
4 8 (61.54%) IPsec
4 8 (61.54%) Financial Institution
4 8 (61.54%) BIG-IP
4 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
4 8 (61.54%) 802.11
4 8 (61.54%) DWDM
4 8 (61.54%) NetScreen
4 8 (61.54%) OpenView
4 8 (61.54%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) WAN
1 13 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (92.31%) Ethernet
3 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
3 9 (69.23%) VPN
3 9 (69.23%) OSPF
3 9 (69.23%) BGP
3 9 (69.23%) EIGRP
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (69.23%) VLAN
4 8 (61.54%) Multicast
4 8 (61.54%) Wireless
4 8 (61.54%) Frame Relay
4 8 (61.54%) IPsec
4 8 (61.54%) BIG-IP
4 8 (61.54%) 802.11
4 8 (61.54%) DWDM
4 8 (61.54%) NetScreen
5 3 (23.08%) ADSL
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Financial Institution
3 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (15.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Wireless Engineer
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Service Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) CCNP
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) OpenView
1 8 (61.54%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Fortinet
2 8 (61.54%) F5
2 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) VMware