The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 166 167 146
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -21
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 17 13 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.47% 0.39% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 2.08% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 21
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £32,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
MPLS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
533 624 535
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.62% 18.51% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 451 544 452
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MPLS
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

MPLS Salary Trend in the East Midlands

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

MPLS
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Nottinghamshire +3 5 £33,750 -3.57% 2
Lincolnshire - 4 £35,000 -
Leicestershire +10 3 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Derbyshire -8 3 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £23,000 - 1
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 26 (76.47%) Cisco
2 21 (61.76%) WAN
3 20 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (44.12%) Firewall
5 13 (38.24%) BGP
5 13 (38.24%) LAN
6 11 (32.35%) CCNA
6 11 (32.35%) OSPF
7 10 (29.41%) CCNP
8 8 (23.53%) Juniper
8 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
8 8 (23.53%) HP
9 7 (20.59%) VPN
9 7 (20.59%) ITIL
9 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
10 6 (17.65%) VoIP
10 6 (17.65%) Windows
10 6 (17.65%) HSRP
11 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity
11 5 (14.71%) Retail
11 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (14.71%) Change Management
12 4 (11.76%) Wireless
12 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
12 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
12 4 (11.76%) EIGRP
12 4 (11.76%) ProCurve
12 4 (11.76%) Aruba
12 4 (11.76%) Meru Networks

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (61.76%) WAN
2 15 (44.12%) Firewall
3 13 (38.24%) BGP
3 13 (38.24%) LAN
4 11 (32.35%) OSPF
5 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 7 (20.59%) VPN
7 6 (17.65%) VoIP
7 6 (17.65%) HSRP
8 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (11.76%) Wireless
9 4 (11.76%) EIGRP
10 3 (8.82%) IP Telephony
10 3 (8.82%) Internet
11 2 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (5.88%) Network Security
11 2 (5.88%) VLAN
12 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (14.71%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Billing
3 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.94%) Finance
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (17.65%) Network Support
3 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Network Team Leader
4 4 (11.76%) Team Leader
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco Support
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Network Technical Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Sales Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity
2 5 (14.71%) Change Management
3 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.76%) Supplier Management
3 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Information Security
5 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.94%) Business Development
5 1 (2.94%) Product Management
5 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.94%) Coaching
5 1 (2.94%) People Management
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) ERP
5 1 (2.94%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (32.35%) CCNA
3 10 (29.41%) CCNP
4 3 (8.82%) CCIE
4 3 (8.82%) CCDP
5 2 (5.88%) CCDA
5 2 (5.88%) MCP
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) MCSE
6 1 (2.94%) MCSA
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.94%) CCSP
6 1 (2.94%) CCIP
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) Cisco
2 8 (23.53%) Juniper
2 8 (23.53%) HP
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.76%) ProCurve
4 4 (11.76%) Aruba
4 4 (11.76%) Meru Networks
5 3 (8.82%) VMware
6 2 (5.88%) NEC
7 1 (2.94%) Mitel
7 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.94%) WatchGuard
7 1 (2.94%) BT
7 1 (2.94%) Sun