The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 271 326 283
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -43
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1058 795 985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.07% 0.82% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.94% 4.71% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 881 603 853
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
MPLS
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17799 16863 20425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.05% 17.39% 19.86%
Number of salaries quoted 14563 13320 17070
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MPLS
Salary Trend in England

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

MPLS Salary Trend in England

MPLS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in England

MPLS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
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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
London +74 467 £50,000 - 69
South East +53 325 £50,000 - 34
Yorkshire -31 77 £45,000 - 10
East of England -2 51 £50,000 +11.11% 8
West Midlands -24 49 £41,500 -14.87% 13
North West +12 47 £33,750 -22.85% 4
South West -4 33 £37,250 -9.14% 10
North East - 11 £50,000 -
East Midlands +4 4 £32,500 -27.77% 2
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the 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 1777 (77.36%) Cisco
2 1362 (59.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1341 (58.38%) Firewall
4 1122 (48.85%) BGP
5 1072 (46.67%) WAN
6 1058 (46.06%) CCNP
7 976 (42.49%) VPN
8 912 (39.70%) OSPF
9 799 (34.78%) LAN
10 680 (29.60%) Juniper
11 576 (25.08%) Windows
12 561 (24.42%) Telecoms
13 544 (23.68%) VMware
13 544 (23.68%) CCNA
14 510 (22.20%) VoIP
15 478 (20.81%) Cisco ASA
16 475 (20.68%) TCP/IP
16 475 (20.68%) CheckPoint
17 468 (20.37%) ITIL
18 449 (19.55%) EIGRP
19 446 (19.42%) Wireless
20 421 (18.33%) Linux
21 401 (17.46%) Network Security
22 395 (17.20%) VLAN
23 389 (16.94%) DNS
24 374 (16.28%) Microsoft
25 371 (16.15%) Ethernet
26 368 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
27 366 (15.93%) F5
28 354 (15.41%) CCIE

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the 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
1 198 (8.62%) MS Exchange
2 131 (5.70%) IIS
3 102 (4.44%) Lync
4 55 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 51 (2.22%) Apache
6 49 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (0.83%) WebLogic
10 19 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 17 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.13%) CMS
14 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.13%) WorkSite
15 2 (0.087%) Confluence
Applications
1 185 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 109 (4.75%) MS Office
3 80 (3.48%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.22%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.13%) MS Project
6 3 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 39 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.087%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.044%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.044%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.044%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.00%) IaaS
2 48 (2.09%) Office 365
3 44 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (1.39%) SaaS
5 23 (1.00%) PaaS
6 14 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.044%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1341 (58.38%) Firewall
2 1122 (48.85%) BGP
3 1072 (46.67%) WAN
4 976 (42.49%) VPN
5 912 (39.70%) OSPF
6 799 (34.78%) LAN
7 510 (22.20%) VoIP
8 478 (20.81%) Cisco ASA
9 475 (20.68%) TCP/IP
10 449 (19.55%) EIGRP
11 446 (19.42%) Wireless
12 401 (17.46%) Network Security
13 395 (17.20%) VLAN
14 389 (16.94%) DNS
15 371 (16.15%) Ethernet
16 325 (14.15%) Cisco Nexus
17 310 (13.50%) VPLS
18 304 (13.23%) IPsec
19 254 (11.06%) HSRP
20 235 (10.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 19 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 18 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
4 16 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 14 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
6 14 (0.61%) MySQL
7 12 (0.52%) DB2
8 8 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.35%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.22%) Big Data
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.087%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.044%) MS Access
12 1 (0.044%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.044%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (0.74%) Toad
2 6 (0.26%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.22%) TestDirector
4 4 (0.17%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.13%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (0.13%) Moq
6 2 (0.087%) JIRA
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle Forms
General
1 561 (24.42%) Telecoms
2 303 (13.19%) Finance
3 90 (3.92%) Retail
4 71 (3.09%) Banking
5 54 (2.35%) Law
6 53 (2.31%) Marketing
7 39 (1.70%) French Language
8 35 (1.52%) Advertising
9 28 (1.22%) Back Office
10 26 (1.13%) German Language
11 25 (1.09%) Legal
12 23 (1.00%) Games
13 21 (0.91%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.61%) Manufacturing
16 13 (0.57%) Billing
17 11 (0.48%) Japanese Language
18 7 (0.30%) Electronics
19 6 (0.26%) Spanish Language
19 6 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 977 (42.53%) Network Engineer
2 271 (11.80%) Senior Network Engineer
3 181 (7.88%) Architect
4 178 (7.75%) Analyst
5 161 (7.01%) Support Engineer
6 139 (6.05%) Consultant
7 118 (5.14%) Network Architect
8 101 (4.40%) Cisco Engineer
8 101 (4.40%) NOC Engineer
9 96 (4.18%) Network Analyst
10 95 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 78 (3.40%) Network Consultant
12 77 (3.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 76 (3.31%) Network Support
14 68 (2.96%) IP Engineer
15 56 (2.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 56 (2.44%) Security Engineer
16 54 (2.35%) Project Manager
16 54 (2.35%) Network Support Engineer
17 51 (2.22%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (1.57%) CSS
2 24 (1.04%) SOAP
3 19 (0.83%) XML
4 18 (0.78%) Web Services
5 17 (0.74%) JAXB
5 17 (0.74%) WSDL
5 17 (0.74%) JMS
5 17 (0.74%) XMPP
6 9 (0.39%) .NET
6 9 (0.39%) Middleware
7 7 (0.30%) RSS
8 3 (0.13%) HTML
8 3 (0.13%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.13%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.13%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.13%) Ajax
9 2 (0.087%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.087%) VXML
9 2 (0.087%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 202 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 77 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 64 (2.79%) Video Conferencing
5 58 (2.53%) Clustering
6 34 (1.48%) Replication
7 31 (1.35%) Open Source
8 20 (0.87%) Hedge funds
9 18 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
10 17 (0.74%) Mathematics
10 17 (0.74%) PKI
11 15 (0.65%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.52%) Chip and PIN
12 12 (0.52%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.48%) Tandem
13 11 (0.48%) AVVID
13 11 (0.48%) iSeries
14 10 (0.44%) Statistics
15 9 (0.39%) IVR
15 9 (0.39%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 576 (25.08%) Windows
2 421 (18.33%) Linux
3 161 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 140 (6.09%) UNIX
5 112 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 107 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (2.22%) Windows 7
9 44 (1.92%) Solaris
10 40 (1.74%) CentOS
11 14 (0.61%) Windows XP
12 11 (0.48%) VMS
13 8 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.35%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.35%) AIX
14 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.17%) HPUX
16 3 (0.13%) Android
17 2 (0.087%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (20.37%) ITIL
2 336 (14.63%) Load Balancing
3 284 (12.36%) Network Design
4 268 (11.67%) Project Management
5 181 (7.88%) Network Management
6 169 (7.36%) Service Delivery
7 147 (6.40%) Change Management
8 135 (5.88%) Network Architecture
9 129 (5.62%) Service Management
10 127 (5.53%) Migration
11 124 (5.40%) Network Monitoring
12 123 (5.35%) PRINCE2
13 117 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
14 116 (5.05%) Mentoring
15 111 (4.83%) E-Commerce
16 109 (4.75%) Capacity Planning
17 92 (4.01%) Incident Management
18 72 (3.13%) CRM
19 62 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
20 61 (2.66%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 152 (6.62%) SQL
2 80 (3.48%) Perl
3 65 (2.83%) Java
4 62 (2.70%) PowerShell
5 50 (2.18%) Bash Shell
6 45 (1.96%) Python
7 34 (1.48%) C
8 30 (1.31%) PHP
9 19 (0.83%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.70%) Tcl
11 6 (0.26%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.22%) R
13 3 (0.13%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.13%) C#
13 3 (0.13%) Delphi
13 3 (0.13%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.044%) VBScript
14 1 (0.044%) VB
14 1 (0.044%) Erlang
14 1 (0.044%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1362 (59.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1058 (46.06%) CCNP
3 544 (23.68%) CCNA
4 354 (15.41%) CCIE
5 229 (9.97%) Degree
6 121 (5.27%) CCDP
7 113 (4.92%) Security Cleared
8 98 (4.27%) CCSP
9 97 (4.22%) CCIP
10 91 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 78 (3.40%) CCDA
11 78 (3.40%) CCSA
12 75 (3.27%) SC Cleared
13 73 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
14 68 (2.96%) CCSE
15 65 (2.83%) JNCIA
16 60 (2.61%) MCSE
17 58 (2.53%) JNCIE
18 55 (2.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 40 (1.74%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (11.45%) SLA
2 71 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 63 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.35%) QA
6 2 (0.087%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.044%) GPG13
System Software
1 368 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 237 (10.32%) Active Directory
3 115 (5.01%) vSphere
4 101 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (3.87%) Hyper-V
6 60 (2.61%) XenApp
7 41 (1.78%) Terminal Server
8 39 (1.70%) Terminal Services
9 34 (1.48%) VMware ESX
10 31 (1.35%) Firmware
11 25 (1.09%) Xen
12 19 (0.83%) NFS
13 17 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 14 (0.61%) XenDesktop
15 13 (0.57%) vCloud
16 8 (0.35%) ProxySG
17 7 (0.30%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 5 (0.22%) MetaFrame
18 5 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 73 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 54 (2.35%) SCOM
3 51 (2.22%) Cacti
4 43 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
5 41 (1.78%) Nagios
6 40 (1.74%) OpenView
7 33 (1.44%) CiscoWorks
8 31 (1.35%) SCCM
9 29 (1.26%) WSUS
10 25 (1.09%) HP NNM
10 25 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
11 21 (0.91%) Netcool
12 20 (0.87%) FortiGate
13 18 (0.78%) SCVMM
14 15 (0.65%) MOM
15 14 (0.61%) Zenoss
16 11 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 9 (0.39%) Cisco LMS
17 9 (0.39%) ZABBIX
18 8 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1777 (77.36%) Cisco
2 680 (29.60%) Juniper
3 544 (23.68%) VMware
4 475 (20.68%) CheckPoint
5 374 (16.28%) Microsoft
6 366 (15.93%) F5
7 228 (9.93%) HP
8 176 (7.66%) SolarWinds
9 155 (6.75%) Citrix
10 95 (4.14%) Red Hat
11 82 (3.57%) Avaya
11 82 (3.57%) Riverbed
12 65 (2.83%) Fortinet
13 55 (2.39%) Aruba
14 54 (2.35%) Oracle
15 52 (2.26%) Blue Coat
16 51 (2.22%) Dell
16 51 (2.22%) Polycom
17 48 (2.09%) BT
18 42 (1.83%) Nokia
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