The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 39 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 7 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.75% - 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% - 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 1
Average salary £47,500 - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
MPLS
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 38 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 13.73% 16.38% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22 24 44
Average salary £38,500 £48,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.61% +67.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MPLS
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Chester region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Chester

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Chester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Chester

MPLS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Operations Management
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Kaspersky
4 2 (25.00%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (25.00%) VPLS
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) RIP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) VPLS
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (25.00%) RIP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Head of IT
1 3 (37.50%) Head of Operations
1 3 (37.50%) Head of Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Operations Management
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (25.00%) Kaspersky
2 2 (25.00%) Aerohive Networks