The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 54 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.26% 1.40% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 10.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 0
Median salary £35,000 £17,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
MPLS
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 68 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.59% 13.57% 10.84%
Number of salaries quoted 47 63 49
Median salary £33,654 £27,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.37% -1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £17,500 £11,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Lancashire

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) L2TP
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) RIP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (33.33%) L2TP
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) RIP
2 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft