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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 93 121 140
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +19
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 49 12 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.14% 0.60% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.12% 2.64% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 36 11 21
Average salary £45,000 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £37,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
484 455 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.11% 22.64% 23.32%
Number of salaries quoted 387 314 485
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £60,000 £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 19 September 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 19 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
(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 - 17 £44,250 - 1
Letchworth - 8 £43,750 -
Stevenage - 8 £42,500 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -11 6 £62,500 -
Hertford -6 3 £31,500 -49.60% 1
Hoddesdon - 1 £21,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £50,000 -
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 64 (86.49%) Cisco
2 59 (79.73%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (70.27%) Firewall
4 51 (68.92%) CCNP
5 43 (58.11%) VPN
5 43 (58.11%) WAN
6 38 (51.35%) LAN
7 32 (43.24%) Windows
7 32 (43.24%) OSPF
7 32 (43.24%) BGP
8 28 (37.84%) VMware
9 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
10 24 (32.43%) ITIL
11 23 (31.08%) CheckPoint
12 22 (29.73%) VoIP
13 20 (27.03%) DHCP
13 20 (27.03%) DNS
13 20 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (25.68%) SolarWinds
14 19 (25.68%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (25.68%) Degree
15 18 (24.32%) VLAN
15 18 (24.32%) TCP/IP
15 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
16 17 (22.97%) VPLS
17 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
17 16 (21.62%) HP
17 16 (21.62%) MS Exchange
17 16 (21.62%) Wi-Fi

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.51%) Lync
3 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) PaaS
2 4 (5.41%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (70.27%) Firewall
2 43 (58.11%) VPN
2 43 (58.11%) WAN
3 38 (51.35%) LAN
4 32 (43.24%) OSPF
4 32 (43.24%) BGP
5 22 (29.73%) VoIP
6 20 (27.03%) DHCP
6 20 (27.03%) DNS
7 19 (25.68%) Cisco IOS
8 18 (24.32%) VLAN
8 18 (24.32%) TCP/IP
9 17 (22.97%) VPLS
10 16 (21.62%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (20.27%) Wireless
12 14 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (16.22%) Network Security
13 12 (16.22%) EIGRP
14 10 (13.51%) Multicast
15 9 (12.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (21.62%) Retail
2 14 (18.92%) Finance
3 10 (13.51%) Manufacturing
4 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.76%) Law
6 2 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (43.24%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Analyst
2 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Architect
3 7 (9.46%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Network Architect
4 6 (8.11%) Network Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support
4 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (8.11%) Server Support
4 6 (8.11%) Technical Support
4 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 5 (6.76%) Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Graduate
6 4 (5.41%) Network Support
6 4 (5.41%) Head of Infrastructure
6 4 (5.41%) Head of IT
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) ServiceStack
2 1 (1.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Mathematics
2 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) Open Source
3 5 (6.76%) Physics
4 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.05%) Clustering
6 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.35%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (43.24%) Windows
2 19 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (20.27%) UNIX
4 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (12.16%) Linux
6 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.05%) HPUX
8 3 (4.05%) Solaris
9 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) ITIL
2 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
3 14 (18.92%) PRINCE2
3 14 (18.92%) Network Design
3 14 (18.92%) Network Management
4 13 (17.57%) Coaching
5 11 (14.86%) E-Commerce
6 9 (12.16%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (10.81%) Change Control
7 8 (10.81%) Project Management
8 7 (9.46%) Document Management
9 5 (6.76%) Change Management
9 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
9 5 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (6.76%) People Management
10 4 (5.41%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (5.41%) Kanban
10 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (4.05%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) C
2 4 (5.41%) Python
3 1 (1.35%) Tcl
3 1 (1.35%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (79.73%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (68.92%) CCNP
3 19 (25.68%) Degree
4 15 (20.27%) CCNA
5 12 (16.22%) CCIE
6 7 (9.46%) VCP4
6 7 (9.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (9.46%) MBCS
6 7 (9.46%) MCP
6 7 (9.46%) VCP5
7 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.70%) VCAP
9 2 (2.70%) CCDE
10 1 (1.35%) CCSA
10 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.35%) MCSE
10 1 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.16%) VMware ESX
4 6 (8.11%) Terminal Services
5 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.41%) vSphere
7 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.35%) Xen
8 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (8.11%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (6.76%) OpenView
4 3 (4.05%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.35%) WSUS
5 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 64 (86.49%) Cisco
2 28 (37.84%) VMware
3 23 (31.08%) CheckPoint
4 19 (25.68%) SolarWinds
5 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
6 16 (21.62%) HP
6 16 (21.62%) Blue Coat
7 15 (20.27%) F5
8 11 (14.86%) Aruba
9 10 (13.51%) Juniper
10 9 (12.16%) Riverbed
11 7 (9.46%) IBM
12 6 (8.11%) Fortinet
13 5 (6.76%) Foundry
14 4 (5.41%) ProCurve
14 4 (5.41%) Rackspace
15 3 (4.05%) Meru Networks
15 3 (4.05%) ArcSight
15 3 (4.05%) Crossbeam
15 3 (4.05%) Brocade
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