The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 188 231 241
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 74 52 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.98% 0.60% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.70% 2.91% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 48 42 33
Average salary £46,250 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £37,100
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.11% -
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1573 1787 1885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.80% 20.75% 22.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1195 1385 1546
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MPLS
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

MPLS Salary Trend in the East of England

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in the East of England

MPLS
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire +38 29 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Hertfordshire +8 29 £49,500 +10.00% 1
Bedfordshire +14 9 £47,500 +5.55%
Essex 0 6 £56,750 +3.18%
Suffolk - 3 £36,250 - 2
Norfolk - 2 £45,000 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 93 (74.40%) Cisco
2 82 (65.60%) Firewall
3 77 (61.60%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (52.80%) CCNP
5 63 (50.40%) BGP
6 61 (48.80%) WAN
7 49 (39.20%) EIGRP
8 46 (36.80%) VPN
9 45 (36.00%) Juniper
10 43 (34.40%) OSPF
10 43 (34.40%) VMware
11 36 (28.80%) HP
11 36 (28.80%) Windows
12 35 (28.00%) ITIL
13 34 (27.20%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (25.60%) LAN
15 31 (24.80%) F5
16 29 (23.20%) TCP/IP
17 28 (22.40%) Wireless
18 27 (21.60%) Microsoft
19 26 (20.80%) Active Directory
19 26 (20.80%) Citrix
20 25 (20.00%) DWDM
20 25 (20.00%) SSL
20 25 (20.00%) RIP
20 25 (20.00%) MS Office
20 25 (20.00%) Network Security
20 25 (20.00%) Network Management
21 23 (18.40%) HSRP
21 23 (18.40%) Cisco ASA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 22 (17.60%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.40%) Lync
5 7 (5.60%) IIS
6 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.40%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.80%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (20.00%) MS Office
2 16 (12.80%) MS Visio
3 14 (11.20%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.80%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) SaaS
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 82 (65.60%) Firewall
2 63 (50.40%) BGP
3 61 (48.80%) WAN
4 49 (39.20%) EIGRP
5 46 (36.80%) VPN
6 43 (34.40%) OSPF
7 32 (25.60%) LAN
8 29 (23.20%) TCP/IP
9 28 (22.40%) Wireless
10 25 (20.00%) Network Security
10 25 (20.00%) RIP
10 25 (20.00%) SSL
10 25 (20.00%) DWDM
11 23 (18.40%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (18.40%) HSRP
12 20 (16.00%) VLAN
13 19 (15.20%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (14.40%) DMVPN
14 18 (14.40%) VRRP
15 13 (10.40%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) Big Data
3 1 (0.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.80%) MS Access
General
1 18 (14.40%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.00%) Banking
3 10 (8.00%) Retail
4 3 (2.40%) Law
5 2 (1.60%) Legal
5 2 (1.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (43.20%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.60%) Network Specialist
3 14 (11.20%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) Architect
5 11 (8.80%) Security Specialist
5 11 (8.80%) Technical Design Authority
6 10 (8.00%) Network Security Specialist
7 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Security Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.00%) Design Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Network Design Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Security Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.20%) Network Operations Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Operations Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) Web Services
2 3 (2.40%) .NET
3 2 (1.60%) J2EE
3 2 (1.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Thin Client
1 18 (14.40%) Fat Client
2 10 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.60%) PKI
4 2 (1.60%) Blog
4 2 (1.60%) FMCG
5 1 (0.80%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.80%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.80%) Windows
2 19 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (11.20%) Linux
4 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (10.40%) Windows 7
5 11 (8.80%) UNIX
6 2 (1.60%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.00%) ITIL
2 25 (20.00%) Network Management
3 23 (18.40%) Network Design
4 22 (17.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (15.20%) Change Management
6 17 (13.60%) SIEM
7 16 (12.80%) Security Architecture
8 14 (11.20%) Load Balancing
9 13 (10.40%) PRINCE2
10 12 (9.60%) Service Delivery
11 11 (8.80%) Project Management
12 10 (8.00%) Service Management
12 10 (8.00%) PRINCE
12 10 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
13 9 (7.20%) Process Improvement
13 9 (7.20%) Performance Management
14 8 (6.40%) Problem Management
15 7 (5.60%) WAN Optimisation
16 6 (4.80%) Business Continuity Planning
16 6 (4.80%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.40%) SQL
1 8 (6.40%) Python
2 3 (2.40%) C
3 2 (1.60%) Perl
3 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.80%) PHP
4 1 (0.80%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 77 (61.60%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (52.80%) CCNP
3 22 (17.60%) CCNA
4 17 (13.60%) CISSP
5 15 (12.00%) CCIE
6 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.20%) MCP
7 4 (3.20%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.40%) JNCIE
8 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.40%) MCSE
8 3 (2.40%) CCIP
8 3 (2.40%) CCDP
9 2 (1.60%) CCDA
9 2 (1.60%) CISM
9 2 (1.60%) CCSA
9 2 (1.60%) CCSE
9 2 (1.60%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.40%) SLA
2 5 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (27.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (20.80%) Active Directory
3 12 (9.60%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.20%) vSphere
5 7 (5.60%) Xen
6 6 (4.80%) NLBS
7 3 (2.40%) UAG
7 3 (2.40%) XenServer
8 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (12.80%) HP NNM
2 10 (8.00%) WSUS
2 10 (8.00%) Cacti
3 7 (5.60%) Nagios
3 7 (5.60%) OPNET
4 6 (4.80%) OpenView
5 3 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.80%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 93 (74.40%) Cisco
2 45 (36.00%) Juniper
3 43 (34.40%) VMware
4 36 (28.80%) HP
5 31 (24.80%) F5
6 27 (21.60%) Microsoft
7 26 (20.80%) Citrix
8 19 (15.20%) CheckPoint
9 14 (11.20%) Fortinet
10 7 (5.60%) Mitel
11 5 (4.00%) Crossbeam
11 5 (4.00%) WatchGuard
11 5 (4.00%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.40%) Imperva
12 3 (2.40%) Remedy
12 3 (2.40%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.40%) Avaya
13 2 (1.60%) Dell
13 2 (1.60%) JDA
13 2 (1.60%) NetApp
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