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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 33 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +11
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.87% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 4.55% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £55,000 - £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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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
39 22 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 17.03% 9.36% 17.90%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 32
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £35,000 £64,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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

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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

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) Operations Management
4 2 (28.57%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Kaspersky
4 2 (28.57%) VPLS
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 2 (28.57%) NetApp
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) RIP
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) OSPF
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) VPLS
2 2 (28.57%) RIP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
General
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Head of IT
1 3 (42.86%) Head of Operations
1 3 (42.86%) Head of Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Operations Management
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
3 2 (28.57%) Kaspersky
3 2 (28.57%) Aerohive Networks