The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 88 109 134
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +25
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 93 56 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.70% 1.76% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.90% 9.44% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 71 31 11
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £40,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
MPLS
West Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
669 593 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 19.45% 18.68% 19.21%
Number of salaries quoted 518 434 430
Average salary £43,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 December 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Leeds

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 226 (98.26%) Cisco
2 148 (64.35%) CCNP
2 148 (64.35%) Cisco Certification
3 145 (63.04%) Firewall
4 136 (59.13%) BGP
5 131 (56.96%) OSPF
6 109 (47.39%) WAN
7 105 (45.65%) LAN
8 103 (44.78%) Network Security
9 97 (42.17%) Load Balancing
10 95 (41.30%) E-Commerce
11 92 (40.00%) CheckPoint
12 91 (39.57%) EIGRP
13 86 (37.39%) VoIP
14 83 (36.09%) Cisco ASA
15 77 (33.48%) VMware
16 73 (31.74%) Windows
16 73 (31.74%) Linux
17 65 (28.26%) TCP/IP
18 64 (27.83%) VMware Infrastructure
19 59 (25.65%) Cisco IOS
20 56 (24.35%) Clustering
21 55 (23.91%) Java
21 55 (23.91%) IIS
21 55 (23.91%) Apache
21 55 (23.91%) Red Hat
21 55 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 54 (23.48%) DNS
23 53 (23.04%) Capacity Planning
24 52 (22.61%) CCSP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 55 (23.91%) Apache
1 55 (23.91%) IIS
2 7 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.87%) Lync
3 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (0.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) SaaS
1 1 (0.43%) PaaS
1 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 145 (63.04%) Firewall
2 136 (59.13%) BGP
3 131 (56.96%) OSPF
4 109 (47.39%) WAN
5 105 (45.65%) LAN
6 103 (44.78%) Network Security
7 91 (39.57%) EIGRP
8 86 (37.39%) VoIP
9 83 (36.09%) Cisco ASA
10 65 (28.26%) TCP/IP
11 59 (25.65%) Cisco IOS
12 54 (23.48%) DNS
13 49 (21.30%) SMTP
14 44 (19.13%) FWSM
15 31 (13.48%) VPN
16 24 (10.43%) VLAN
17 19 (8.26%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (6.96%) IPsec
18 16 (6.96%) HSRP
19 14 (6.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 17 (7.39%) Finance
2 10 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.48%) Games
4 7 (3.04%) Retail
5 4 (1.74%) Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 116 (50.43%) Network Engineer
2 49 (21.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (14.35%) Analyst
4 29 (12.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 27 (11.74%) Network Analyst
6 26 (11.30%) Security Analyst
6 26 (11.30%) Network Security Analyst
7 20 (8.70%) Architect
8 17 (7.39%) Network Architect
9 11 (4.78%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 11 (4.78%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (4.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (4.78%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) Consultant
10 9 (3.91%) Network Consultant
11 7 (3.04%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.04%) Network Specialist
12 6 (2.61%) Server Analyst
12 6 (2.61%) Network Support
12 6 (2.61%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.43%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (24.35%) Clustering
2 8 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.17%) Replication
4 4 (1.74%) PKI
5 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.43%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 73 (31.74%) Windows
1 73 (31.74%) Linux
2 55 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 49 (21.30%) UNIX
4 5 (2.17%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (42.17%) Load Balancing
2 95 (41.30%) E-Commerce
3 53 (23.04%) Capacity Planning
4 50 (21.74%) Incident Management
5 42 (18.26%) ITIL
6 36 (15.65%) Network Architecture
7 30 (13.04%) Project Management
8 24 (10.43%) Network Design
9 21 (9.13%) Business Continuity
10 15 (6.52%) High Availability
11 13 (5.65%) Mentoring
12 12 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (3.48%) BCP
13 8 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (3.48%) PRINCE2
13 8 (3.48%) Business Continuity Planning
14 6 (2.61%) DevOps
15 4 (1.74%) Migration
15 4 (1.74%) Change Management
15 4 (1.74%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 55 (23.91%) Java
2 49 (21.30%) PowerShell
2 49 (21.30%) Bash Shell
2 49 (21.30%) Perl
3 5 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 148 (64.35%) CCNP
1 148 (64.35%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (22.61%) CCSP
3 31 (13.48%) CCSA
4 28 (12.17%) ITIL Certification
5 25 (10.87%) CCSE
5 25 (10.87%) CCNA
6 22 (9.57%) CCDP
7 9 (3.91%) CCDA
8 8 (3.48%) CCIE
9 6 (2.61%) CISSP
10 4 (1.74%) MCSE
10 4 (1.74%) MCSA
10 4 (1.74%) CCIP
10 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.74%) VCP5
11 3 (1.30%) VCAP
11 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.43%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (21.30%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.61%) SLA
3 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.87%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 64 (27.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (21.30%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (4.78%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.04%) XenApp
5 6 (2.61%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.61%) MetaFrame
5 6 (2.61%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (2.17%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.74%) UAG
7 4 (1.74%) vSphere
8 2 (0.87%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 226 (98.26%) Cisco
2 92 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 77 (33.48%) VMware
4 55 (23.91%) Red Hat
5 27 (11.74%) Juniper
6 17 (7.39%) SolarWinds
7 8 (3.48%) Brocade
7 8 (3.48%) F5
8 7 (3.04%) Microsoft
9 6 (2.61%) Citrix
10 5 (2.17%) HP
10 5 (2.17%) EMC
10 5 (2.17%) Oracle
11 4 (1.74%) Riverbed
12 2 (0.87%) ScanSafe
13 1 (0.43%) Symantec
13 1 (0.43%) Avaya
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