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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 119 116 144
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +28
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 4 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% 0.47% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 2.94% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Average salary £57,000 £41,250 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.18% +33.06%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
373 272 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.67% 16.09% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 318 246 295
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +33.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Warrington +6 2 £75,000 +172.72%
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (61.54%) Cisco
1 8 (61.54%) Wireless
2 6 (46.15%) VPN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) SSL
4 4 (30.77%) Juniper
4 4 (30.77%) OSPF
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (23.08%) BGP
5 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) Broadband
6 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 2 (15.38%) RIP
6 2 (15.38%) NetApp
6 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) Network Design
6 2 (15.38%) VLAN
6 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
6 2 (15.38%) VPLS
6 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Wireless
2 6 (46.15%) VPN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) SSL
3 4 (30.77%) OSPF
4 3 (23.08%) BGP
5 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
5 2 (15.38%) VLAN
5 2 (15.38%) VPLS
5 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
5 2 (15.38%) RIP
5 2 (15.38%) Broadband
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) SNMP
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Network Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Senior Network Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Head of IT
1 3 (23.08%) Head of Operations
1 3 (23.08%) Head of Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Engineering Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Juniper
4 2 (15.38%) NetApp
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
4 2 (15.38%) Kaspersky
4 2 (15.38%) Aerohive Networks