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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 158 217 213
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -4
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 102 24 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.35% 0.34% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.55% 1.60% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 76 19 69
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,300 £37,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,050 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1558 1501 1849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 20.58% 21.27% 20.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1250 1227 1486
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
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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
Hertfordshire +25 50 £45,000 -28.00% 7
Bedfordshire +9 20 £55,250 -3.91% 2
Essex +15 15 £45,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +2 9 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Suffolk +16 8 £40,000 +6.66%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 127 (83.01%) Cisco
2 115 (75.16%) Cisco Certification
3 112 (73.20%) Firewall
4 88 (57.52%) CCNP
5 86 (56.21%) BGP
6 82 (53.59%) WAN
7 81 (52.94%) VPN
7 81 (52.94%) OSPF
8 68 (44.44%) TCP/IP
9 58 (37.91%) LAN
10 55 (35.95%) Juniper
11 54 (35.29%) F5
12 53 (34.64%) ITIL
13 52 (33.99%) Windows
14 47 (30.72%) Wireless
15 44 (28.76%) EIGRP
16 42 (27.45%) VMware
17 41 (26.80%) Finance
18 40 (26.14%) CheckPoint
18 40 (26.14%) HP
19 38 (24.84%) PRINCE2
20 37 (24.18%) Network Management
21 35 (22.88%) Service Delivery
21 35 (22.88%) Windows Server 2008
22 34 (22.22%) DWDM
23 32 (20.92%) VLAN
24 31 (20.26%) Network Design
25 30 (19.61%) DNS
25 30 (19.61%) Active Directory
25 30 (19.61%) SolarWinds

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 18 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.15%) IIS
3 10 (6.54%) Lync
4 7 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.31%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (16.34%) MS Office
2 24 (15.69%) MS Visio
3 13 (8.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.65%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.65%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (7.84%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) PaaS
2 4 (2.61%) Office 365
2 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 112 (73.20%) Firewall
2 86 (56.21%) BGP
3 82 (53.59%) WAN
4 81 (52.94%) VPN
4 81 (52.94%) OSPF
5 68 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 58 (37.91%) LAN
7 47 (30.72%) Wireless
8 44 (28.76%) EIGRP
9 34 (22.22%) DWDM
10 32 (20.92%) VLAN
11 30 (19.61%) DNS
12 29 (18.95%) SSL
13 28 (18.30%) HSRP
14 27 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (16.34%) VoIP
16 24 (15.69%) RIP
17 23 (15.03%) DHCP
17 23 (15.03%) VPLS
17 23 (15.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (26.80%) Finance
2 16 (10.46%) Retail
3 14 (9.15%) Banking
4 10 (6.54%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.54%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.27%) Law
6 2 (1.31%) Local Government
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (39.22%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.73%) Architect
3 20 (13.07%) Network Architect
4 16 (10.46%) Network Specialist
5 14 (9.15%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) Design Engineer
7 12 (7.84%) Support Engineer
8 11 (7.19%) Analyst
9 9 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Consultant
10 7 (4.58%) Network Design Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Network Support
11 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Server Support
11 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Technical Support
11 6 (3.92%) IP Engineer
11 6 (3.92%) Technical Account Manager
11 6 (3.92%) Technical Manager
11 6 (3.92%) Network Analyst
11 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.92%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.31%) ServiceStack
1 2 (1.31%) WSH
2 1 (0.65%) COM
2 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.19%) Mathematics
2 10 (6.54%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.54%) Statistics
3 5 (3.27%) Physics
3 5 (3.27%) Equities
3 5 (3.27%) Open Source
4 4 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.96%) Clustering
6 2 (1.31%) SecurID
6 2 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) PKI
7 1 (0.65%) AS400
7 1 (0.65%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.99%) Windows
2 35 (22.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (18.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (17.65%) Linux
5 19 (12.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (10.46%) UNIX
7 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.61%) HPUX
9 3 (1.96%) Solaris
9 3 (1.96%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (34.64%) ITIL
2 38 (24.84%) PRINCE2
3 37 (24.18%) Network Management
4 35 (22.88%) Service Delivery
5 31 (20.26%) Network Design
6 22 (14.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (13.73%) Change Management
8 17 (11.11%) Load Balancing
9 16 (10.46%) Mentoring
10 15 (9.80%) Incident Management
11 14 (9.15%) Process Improvement
11 14 (9.15%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (9.15%) PRINCE
12 13 (8.50%) Project Management
12 13 (8.50%) Coaching
13 11 (7.19%) E-Commerce
13 11 (7.19%) WAN Optimisation
13 11 (7.19%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (5.88%) Change Control
14 9 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.46%) SQL
2 10 (6.54%) C
3 9 (5.88%) Python
4 6 (3.92%) Perl
5 1 (0.65%) Tcl
5 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.65%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) Korn
5 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 115 (75.16%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (57.52%) CCNP
3 27 (17.65%) CCNA
3 27 (17.65%) CCIE
4 22 (14.38%) Degree
5 14 (9.15%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (7.84%) JNCIE
7 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (7.19%) MCSE
8 10 (6.54%) CCDA
8 10 (6.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (4.58%) CCDP
9 7 (4.58%) MCP
9 7 (4.58%) MBCS
9 7 (4.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (4.58%) VCP4
9 7 (4.58%) VCP5
10 6 (3.92%) CCIP
11 5 (3.27%) CCSP
12 4 (2.61%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.03%) SLA
2 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 22 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 8 (5.23%) Terminal Services
5 6 (3.92%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.27%) ISA Server
7 4 (2.61%) vSphere
8 2 (1.31%) UAG
9 1 (0.65%) NFS
9 1 (0.65%) Xen
9 1 (0.65%) Samba
9 1 (0.65%) XenApp
9 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (13.73%) HP NNM
2 14 (9.15%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (5.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (5.23%) Cacti
4 7 (4.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (3.92%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (3.27%) OpenView
7 2 (1.31%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.65%) WSUS
8 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 127 (83.01%) Cisco
2 55 (35.95%) Juniper
3 54 (35.29%) F5
4 42 (27.45%) VMware
5 40 (26.14%) CheckPoint
5 40 (26.14%) HP
6 30 (19.61%) SolarWinds
7 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
8 17 (11.11%) Riverbed
9 16 (10.46%) Blue Coat
10 14 (9.15%) Oracle
11 13 (8.50%) Aruba
12 7 (4.58%) IBM
13 6 (3.92%) Redback
13 6 (3.92%) Fortinet
14 5 (3.27%) Brocade
14 5 (3.27%) Mitel
14 5 (3.27%) Foundry
15 4 (2.61%) Rackspace
15 4 (2.61%) ProCurve
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