The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 30 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 Luton region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 54 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 9 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.93% 0.89% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.68% 2.94% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 5
Average salary £62,500 £57,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
71 102 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 15.20% 30.18% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 61 95 87
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £59,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MPLS
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MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

MPLS
Salary Trend in Luton

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Luton

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Luton region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Luton

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 20 (95.24%) CheckPoint
2 18 (85.71%) Firewall
2 18 (85.71%) WAN
3 17 (80.95%) IIS
4 16 (76.19%) SQL
4 16 (76.19%) Oracle
4 16 (76.19%) LAN
5 13 (61.90%) Windows
5 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
5 13 (61.90%) TCP/IP
5 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (61.90%) F5
6 12 (57.14%) BIG-IP
6 12 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (57.14%) Incident Management
6 12 (57.14%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (57.14%) VMware
6 12 (57.14%) Linux
7 10 (47.62%) MCSE
7 10 (47.62%) ITIL
7 10 (47.62%) PRINCE2
7 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (47.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (47.62%) Service Delivery
7 10 (47.62%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (47.62%) Statistics
7 10 (47.62%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (42.86%) Cisco
9 8 (38.10%) VPN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 17 (80.95%) IIS
2 4 (19.05%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) Firewall
1 18 (85.71%) WAN
2 16 (76.19%) LAN
3 13 (61.90%) TCP/IP
4 12 (57.14%) BIG-IP
5 8 (38.10%) VPN
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 1 (4.76%) OSPF
7 1 (4.76%) BGP
7 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
7 1 (4.76%) Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) Frame Relay
7 1 (4.76%) SMTP
7 1 (4.76%) DHCP
7 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.76%) ATM
7 1 (4.76%) ISDN
7 1 (4.76%) PBX
7 1 (4.76%) VoIP
7 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Account Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Technical Account Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Technical Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Security Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Support
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Telephony Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Mitel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Statistics
2 1 (4.76%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
1 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Incident Management
2 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) PRINCE2
2 10 (47.62%) Service Delivery
2 10 (47.62%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) Business Continuity
4 4 (19.05%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) MCSE
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (47.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (19.05%) CCNP
4 3 (14.29%) CCSE
4 3 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (14.29%) CCSA
4 3 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (14.29%) CCDA
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
1 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Nessus
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) CheckPoint
2 16 (76.19%) Oracle
3 13 (61.90%) F5
4 12 (57.14%) VMware
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas
7 1 (4.76%) Lotus
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (4.76%) Websense
7 1 (4.76%) Avaya
7 1 (4.76%) BT
7 1 (4.76%) 3Com
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Dell
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.76%) Mitel
7 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.76%) Aruba
7 1 (4.76%) Brocade