The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 51 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 12 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.38% 0.21% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 2.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £29,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
54 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.69% 9.64% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 43 44 60
Average salary £42,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £17,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 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
(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
Preston - 5 £31,500 -
Ormskirk - 3 £29,000 -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 14 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 11 (78.57%) RIP
2 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Juniper
2 11 (78.57%) CCNA
2 11 (78.57%) OSPF
2 11 (78.57%) BGP
2 11 (78.57%) Project Management
2 11 (78.57%) Change Management
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
3 8 (57.14%) JNCIA
3 8 (57.14%) LPIC
3 8 (57.14%) Ubuntu
3 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 8 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (57.14%) Junos
4 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
5 5 (35.71%) Retail
5 5 (35.71%) Games
5 5 (35.71%) Broadband
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) IIS
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
6 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 14 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) WAN
1 11 (78.57%) RIP
1 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
1 11 (78.57%) OSPF
1 11 (78.57%) BGP
2 8 (57.14%) Junos
3 5 (35.71%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Games
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Operations Manager
1 6 (42.86%) Network Manager
1 6 (42.86%) Network Operations Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Support
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
2 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Ubuntu
2 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Project Management
1 11 (78.57%) Change Management
2 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) CCNA
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) JNCIA
2 8 (57.14%) LPIC
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (21.43%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
1 11 (78.57%) Juniper
2 8 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft