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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 154 84 124
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +40
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 31 111 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.89% 3.03% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 14.62% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 29 49 18
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
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
573 759 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 16.41% 20.73% 18.53%
Number of salaries quoted 485 582 353
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 29 July 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Leeds

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 61 (95.31%) Cisco
2 42 (65.63%) WAN
2 42 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (62.50%) VPN
4 39 (60.94%) ITIL
5 38 (59.38%) Firewall
6 32 (50.00%) BGP
7 31 (48.44%) CCNP
7 31 (48.44%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (43.75%) CheckPoint
8 28 (43.75%) LAN
9 27 (42.19%) Windows
9 27 (42.19%) Linux
9 27 (42.19%) ITIL Certification
10 26 (40.63%) TCP/IP
10 26 (40.63%) Load Balancing
11 25 (39.06%) MS Visio
12 24 (37.50%) DNS
13 23 (35.94%) VMware
14 22 (34.38%) OSPF
15 21 (32.81%) CCSA
16 20 (31.25%) Active Directory
16 20 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (29.69%) F5
18 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
19 17 (26.56%) Red Hat
20 16 (25.00%) EIGRP
20 16 (25.00%) CCSE
20 16 (25.00%) Network Design
20 16 (25.00%) Data Centre

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Confluence
2 2 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (39.06%) MS Visio
2 13 (20.31%) MS Office
3 9 (14.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
1 1 (1.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (65.63%) WAN
2 40 (62.50%) VPN
3 38 (59.38%) Firewall
4 32 (50.00%) BGP
5 31 (48.44%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (43.75%) LAN
7 26 (40.63%) TCP/IP
8 24 (37.50%) DNS
9 22 (34.38%) OSPF
10 16 (25.00%) EIGRP
11 15 (23.44%) IPsec
11 15 (23.44%) SSL
11 15 (23.44%) Spanning Tree
12 14 (21.88%) IPv4
12 14 (21.88%) IPv6
13 13 (20.31%) IP Telephony
14 12 (18.75%) VPLS
14 12 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (18.75%) Network Security
14 12 (18.75%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) Apache Cassandra
1 10 (15.63%) NoSQL
1 10 (15.63%) Riak
1 10 (15.63%) MySQL
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 7 (10.94%) Retail
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (40.63%) Network Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Architect
3 13 (20.31%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Implementation Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 8 (12.50%) Senior Implementation Engineer
6 8 (12.50%) Network Analyst
6 8 (12.50%) Analyst
7 7 (10.94%) Network Consultant
7 7 (10.94%) Consultant
8 6 (9.38%) Security Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (7.81%) Technical Manager
10 4 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
11 3 (4.69%) Technical Delivery Manager
11 3 (4.69%) Delivery Manager
12 2 (3.13%) Network Manager
12 2 (3.13%) Cisco Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) RESTful
1 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) IVR
4 2 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Statistics
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.19%) Windows
1 27 (42.19%) Linux
2 13 (20.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.94%) ITIL
2 26 (40.63%) Load Balancing
3 16 (25.00%) Network Design
4 15 (23.44%) Project Management
5 13 (20.31%) BCP
6 12 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (18.75%) Business Continuity
6 12 (18.75%) TOGAF
7 11 (17.19%) Business Continuity Planning
8 10 (15.63%) Mentoring
9 9 (14.06%) Coaching
10 8 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (9.38%) Validation
12 5 (7.81%) Network Architecture
13 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
13 3 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
14 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
14 2 (3.13%) Network Management
14 2 (3.13%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (48.44%) CCNP
3 27 (42.19%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (32.81%) CCSA
5 16 (25.00%) CCSE
6 12 (18.75%) ISEB
7 11 (17.19%) CCDP
8 10 (15.63%) CCNA
8 10 (15.63%) CCDA
9 6 (9.38%) CCIP
9 6 (9.38%) CCIE
10 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (4.69%) Degree
11 2 (3.13%) MCSA
12 1 (1.56%) MCSE
12 1 (1.56%) CCSP
12 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.56%) CCVP
12 1 (1.56%) Avaya Certification
12 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 20 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (18.75%) VMware ESX
3 10 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (6.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
5 1 (1.56%) KVM
5 1 (1.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (3.13%) Cacti
2 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 61 (95.31%) Cisco
2 28 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 23 (35.94%) VMware
4 19 (29.69%) F5
5 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 17 (26.56%) Red Hat
7 15 (23.44%) Juniper
8 11 (17.19%) HP
8 11 (17.19%) Oracle
9 10 (15.63%) NetApp
9 10 (15.63%) Infoblox
9 10 (15.63%) EMC
9 10 (15.63%) IBM
10 9 (14.06%) Brocade
11 2 (3.13%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
11 2 (3.13%) CA
11 2 (3.13%) Citrix
11 2 (3.13%) Avaya
12 1 (1.56%) Remedy