The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 104 114 160
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +46
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 45 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.93% 0.91% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.26% 4.12% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 34 15 8
Average salary £42,500 £57,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.08% +57.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £34,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £62,500 £66,100
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
486 437 704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.80% 22.06% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 378 293 498
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,800 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

MPLS
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Watford -1 14 £43,000 +4.24%
Stevenage - 11 £40,000 - 1
Letchworth - 9 £42,500 -
Hertford -5 4 £26,500 -57.60%
Hoddesdon - 2 £21,500 -
Hemel Hempstead -14 1 £67,500 +8.00%
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 68 (87.18%) Cisco
2 63 (80.77%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (74.36%) Firewall
4 56 (71.79%) CCNP
5 49 (62.82%) VPN
6 44 (56.41%) WAN
7 41 (52.56%) LAN
8 34 (43.59%) OSPF
8 34 (43.59%) BGP
8 34 (43.59%) Windows
9 30 (38.46%) VMware
10 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
11 25 (32.05%) CheckPoint
11 25 (32.05%) ITIL
12 23 (29.49%) VoIP
12 23 (29.49%) TCP/IP
13 21 (26.92%) DNS
13 21 (26.92%) DHCP
13 21 (26.92%) VPLS
13 21 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (24.36%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (24.36%) VLAN
15 19 (24.36%) Retail
16 18 (23.08%) Blue Coat
16 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
16 18 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (23.08%) SolarWinds
17 17 (21.79%) Degree
17 17 (21.79%) Network Design

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 17 (21.79%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.82%) Lync
3 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) PaaS
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (74.36%) Firewall
2 49 (62.82%) VPN
3 44 (56.41%) WAN
4 41 (52.56%) LAN
5 34 (43.59%) OSPF
5 34 (43.59%) BGP
6 23 (29.49%) VoIP
6 23 (29.49%) TCP/IP
7 21 (26.92%) DNS
7 21 (26.92%) DHCP
7 21 (26.92%) VPLS
8 19 (24.36%) Cisco IOS
8 19 (24.36%) VLAN
9 18 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (21.79%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (17.95%) Wireless
11 14 (17.95%) EIGRP
12 13 (16.67%) Multicast
12 13 (16.67%) Network Security
13 9 (11.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (24.36%) Retail
2 12 (15.38%) Finance
3 10 (12.82%) Manufacturing
4 8 (10.26%) Law
4 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (44.87%) Network Engineer
2 10 (12.82%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Architect
4 7 (8.97%) Network Architect
5 6 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.69%) Server Support
5 6 (7.69%) Technical Support
5 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 5 (6.41%) Network Support
7 4 (5.13%) Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Head of IT
7 4 (5.13%) Head of Infrastructure
8 3 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Mathematics
2 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.85%) Open Source
4 3 (3.85%) Physics
4 3 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.59%) Windows
2 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (17.95%) UNIX
5 9 (11.54%) Linux
6 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.85%) HPUX
8 3 (3.85%) Solaris
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) ITIL
2 17 (21.79%) Network Design
2 17 (21.79%) Mentoring
3 15 (19.23%) PRINCE2
4 13 (16.67%) Network Management
4 13 (16.67%) Coaching
5 11 (14.10%) E-Commerce
6 9 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (10.26%) Document Management
7 8 (10.26%) Project Management
7 8 (10.26%) Change Control
8 5 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (6.41%) People Management
8 5 (6.41%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.41%) Change Management
9 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.13%) Kanban
9 4 (5.13%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) C
2 3 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (1.28%) Java
3 1 (1.28%) Perl
3 1 (1.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 63 (80.77%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (71.79%) CCNP
3 17 (21.79%) Degree
4 15 (19.23%) CCNA
5 10 (12.82%) CCIE
6 8 (10.26%) MCP
6 8 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (10.26%) MBCS
6 8 (10.26%) VCP4
6 8 (10.26%) VCP5
7 4 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (3.85%) VCAP
8 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.28%) CCSA
9 1 (1.28%) MCSE
9 1 (1.28%) MCSA
9 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.28%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.54%) VMware ESX
4 6 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 5 (6.41%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.13%) vSphere
7 3 (3.85%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.28%) XenApp
8 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (7.69%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (6.41%) OpenView
4 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.28%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (87.18%) Cisco
2 30 (38.46%) VMware
3 25 (32.05%) CheckPoint
4 18 (23.08%) Blue Coat
4 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 18 (23.08%) SolarWinds
5 16 (20.51%) HP
5 16 (20.51%) F5
6 9 (11.54%) Aruba
7 8 (10.26%) Juniper
8 7 (8.97%) Riverbed
8 7 (8.97%) Fortinet
8 7 (8.97%) IBM
9 4 (5.13%) ProCurve
9 4 (5.13%) Rackspace
10 3 (3.85%) Foundry
10 3 (3.85%) ArcSight
10 3 (3.85%) Meru Networks
10 3 (3.85%) Brocade
10 3 (3.85%) Crossbeam
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