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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 83 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 13 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.03% 0.56% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.74% 3.33% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 4
Average salary £60,000 £48,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
MPLS
East of 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 Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
274 180 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.68% 16.73% 19.68%
Number of salaries quoted 203 138 155
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MPLS
Salary Trend in Essex

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Essex

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Essex

MPLS
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Chelmsford -2 3 £75,000 +57.89%
Brentwood - 3 £62,500 -
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (89.47%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (78.95%) CCNP
4 13 (68.42%) Firewall
5 10 (52.63%) WAN
5 10 (52.63%) F5
6 9 (47.37%) LAN
6 9 (47.37%) BGP
7 8 (42.11%) OSPF
7 8 (42.11%) Juniper
7 8 (42.11%) Load Balancing
7 8 (42.11%) Lync
8 7 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (31.58%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
10 5 (26.32%) VPN
10 5 (26.32%) CCDA
11 4 (21.05%) Mitel
11 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
11 4 (21.05%) CCDP
11 4 (21.05%) CCIE
11 4 (21.05%) VoIP
11 4 (21.05%) ITIL
11 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (15.79%) Multicast
12 3 (15.79%) Change Management
12 3 (15.79%) CCNA
13 2 (10.53%) CCSA
13 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (10.53%) Wireless

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 8 (42.11%) Lync
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) WAN
3 9 (47.37%) LAN
3 9 (47.37%) BGP
4 8 (42.11%) OSPF
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (26.32%) VPN
7 4 (21.05%) VoIP
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (15.79%) Multicast
9 2 (10.53%) Network Security
9 2 (10.53%) FWSM
9 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) DNS
9 2 (10.53%) SAN
9 2 (10.53%) Broadband
9 2 (10.53%) VLAN
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (10.53%) Wireless
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Technical Design Authority
2 5 (26.32%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Network Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Design Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Support
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior NOC Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Principal Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Load Balancing
2 6 (31.58%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Network Design
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Low Latency
6 1 (5.26%) Network Management
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (78.95%) CCNP
3 5 (26.32%) CCDA
4 4 (21.05%) CCDP
4 4 (21.05%) CCIE
5 3 (15.79%) CCNA
6 2 (10.53%) CCSP
6 2 (10.53%) CCSA
6 2 (10.53%) CCSE
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) JNCIP
7 1 (5.26%) JNCIE
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) UAG
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (52.63%) F5
3 8 (42.11%) Juniper
4 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (21.05%) Mitel
5 2 (10.53%) McAfee
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Splunk
6 1 (5.26%) Zeacom