The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 85 123 140
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +17
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 109 28 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.98% 1.10% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.49% 5.94% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 49 18 4
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £28,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,750 £45,700
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
752 471 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 20.56% 18.48% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 580 353 312
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MPLS
West Yorkshire

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MPLS
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Leeds

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Leeds

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

1 163 (83.16%) Cisco
2 118 (60.20%) Load Balancing
3 109 (55.61%) TCP/IP
4 105 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (53.57%) OSPF
5 101 (51.53%) BGP
6 100 (51.02%) Firewall
6 100 (51.02%) E-Commerce
7 97 (49.49%) CCNP
8 88 (44.90%) Windows
9 82 (41.84%) DNS
10 77 (39.29%) VMware
10 77 (39.29%) EIGRP
11 74 (37.76%) WAN
12 73 (37.24%) LAN
13 72 (36.73%) CheckPoint
14 71 (36.22%) Linux
14 71 (36.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 68 (34.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 68 (34.69%) Cisco IOS
15 68 (34.69%) Red Hat
16 67 (34.18%) Clustering
17 66 (33.67%) PCI DSS
18 65 (33.16%) Network Security
19 61 (31.12%) SMTP
20 56 (28.57%) PowerShell
21 52 (26.53%) UNIX
22 51 (26.02%) Apache
22 51 (26.02%) Java
22 51 (26.02%) IIS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 51 (26.02%) Apache
1 51 (26.02%) IIS
2 28 (14.29%) Lync
3 26 (13.27%) MS Exchange
4 24 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.06%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.53%) Office 365
2 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (55.61%) TCP/IP
2 105 (53.57%) OSPF
3 101 (51.53%) BGP
4 100 (51.02%) Firewall
5 82 (41.84%) DNS
6 77 (39.29%) EIGRP
7 74 (37.76%) WAN
8 73 (37.24%) LAN
9 68 (34.69%) Cisco IOS
10 65 (33.16%) Network Security
11 61 (31.12%) SMTP
12 50 (25.51%) VPN
13 45 (22.96%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (20.92%) VoIP
15 33 (16.84%) DHCP
15 33 (16.84%) FWSM
16 28 (14.29%) Unified Communications
17 14 (7.14%) VPLS
18 13 (6.63%) VLAN
19 11 (5.61%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.51%) MySQL
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (3.57%) Finance
1 7 (3.57%) Advertising
2 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (26.53%) Network Engineer
2 50 (25.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (13.27%) Team Leader
4 21 (10.71%) Analyst
5 18 (9.18%) Security Analyst
5 18 (9.18%) Network Analyst
6 17 (8.67%) Architect
6 17 (8.67%) Network Security Analyst
7 16 (8.16%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 16 (8.16%) Network Architect
8 9 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (3.57%) Messaging Engineer
10 6 (3.06%) Exchange Engineer
10 6 (3.06%) Consultant
11 5 (2.55%) Communications Manager
12 3 (1.53%) Network Manager
12 3 (1.53%) Network Operations Team Leader
12 3 (1.53%) Operations Team Leader
12 3 (1.53%) Network Team Leader
12 3 (1.53%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.51%) LAMP
1 1 (0.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (34.18%) Clustering
2 24 (12.24%) Blackberry
3 11 (5.61%) PKI
4 3 (1.53%) iPad
4 3 (1.53%) iPhone
4 3 (1.53%) CMDB
5 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.51%) IVR
5 1 (0.51%) NHS
5 1 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 88 (44.90%) Windows
2 71 (36.22%) Linux
3 68 (34.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (26.53%) UNIX
5 12 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.53%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.53%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.53%) Android
8 2 (1.02%) CentOS
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (60.20%) Load Balancing
2 100 (51.02%) E-Commerce
3 41 (20.92%) Incident Management
4 39 (19.90%) Capacity Planning
5 27 (13.78%) ITIL
6 19 (9.69%) Network Design
7 15 (7.65%) Network Architecture
8 12 (6.12%) PRINCE2
9 9 (4.59%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.59%) Change Management
10 6 (3.06%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.06%) Project Management
11 4 (2.04%) Integration Testing
11 4 (2.04%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.04%) Business Continuity Planning
11 4 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.04%) BCP
11 4 (2.04%) Migration
12 3 (1.53%) Network Management
13 1 (0.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 51 (26.02%) Java
3 50 (25.51%) Bash Shell
3 50 (25.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 105 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (49.49%) CCNP
3 36 (18.37%) CCSA
4 33 (16.84%) CCSP
5 28 (14.29%) CCNA
6 27 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (13.78%) MCSE
7 20 (10.20%) MCSA
8 19 (9.69%) CCSE
9 17 (8.67%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (8.16%) RHCA
10 16 (8.16%) RHCE
11 14 (7.14%) CCIE
12 11 (5.61%) MCITP
13 8 (4.08%) CCIP
14 7 (3.57%) MCTS
15 5 (2.55%) JNCIA
16 4 (2.04%) JNCIE
16 4 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (33.67%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (36.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (26.02%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (5.61%) UAG
4 6 (3.06%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.53%) vSphere
6 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.02%) XenApp
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.51%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.53%) SCOM
2 2 (1.02%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.51%) SCSM
3 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 163 (83.16%) Cisco
2 77 (39.29%) VMware
3 72 (36.73%) CheckPoint
4 68 (34.69%) Red Hat
5 35 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 18 (9.18%) Juniper
7 10 (5.10%) Polycom
7 10 (5.10%) Mitel
7 10 (5.10%) Siemens
8 7 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.57%) F5
9 4 (2.04%) Redback
9 4 (2.04%) BT
10 3 (1.53%) HP
11 2 (1.02%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.02%) Aruba
11 2 (1.02%) Symantec
11 2 (1.02%) Meru Networks
12 1 (0.51%) Websense
12 1 (0.51%) McAfee
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