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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 97 121 114
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 5 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.39% 0.33% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 1.78% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 7
Average salary £21,500 £75,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-71.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
187 337 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.56% 18.29% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 140 274 252
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,350 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 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
(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
Alderley Edge - 4 £21,500 -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (64.29%) VPN
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 8 (57.14%) DHCP
3 7 (50.00%) LAN
4 6 (42.86%) WAN
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
5 5 (35.71%) IPsec
5 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) SSL
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) Billing
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (28.57%) XenApp
6 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Service Continuity Management
6 4 (28.57%) IP Telephony
6 4 (28.57%) Security Patching
6 4 (28.57%) Citrix
6 4 (28.57%) VoIP
6 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (28.57%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) CCNP
7 3 (21.43%) Active Directory

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
1 9 (64.29%) VPN
2 8 (57.14%) DHCP
2 8 (57.14%) DNS
3 7 (50.00%) LAN
4 6 (42.86%) WAN
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (35.71%) IPsec
5 5 (35.71%) SSL
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
6 4 (28.57%) IP Telephony
6 4 (28.57%) VoIP
6 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (21.43%) 802.11
7 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
7 3 (21.43%) SNMP
7 3 (21.43%) TACACS
7 3 (21.43%) Wireless
General
1 5 (35.71%) Billing
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
1 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (28.57%) Security Patching
1 4 (28.57%) Service Continuity Management
2 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
2 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Line Management
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) XenApp
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) IBM