The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 80 90 69
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.13% 0.89% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 3.62% 10.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 10
Average salary £55,000 £42,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.95% +1.81%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
MPLS
East Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 221 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 18.32% 24.64% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 126 204 90
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Leicestershire

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Frame Relay
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) IPv6
3 1 (16.67%) CCSP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCIP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) RIP
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) IPv6
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) DSL
2 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) Frame Relay
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (16.67%) Multicast
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WLAN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Sales Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Business Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) ERP
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) Business Development
1 1 (16.67%) High Availability
1 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCIP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Sun
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Mitel
2 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
2 1 (16.67%) Veeam
2 1 (16.67%) Meraki