The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 56 47 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 3 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.74% 1.11% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.05% 3.64% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 4
Average salary £37,500 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.78% +35.29%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
MPLS
Bedfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 110 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 18.23% 30.64% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 62 106 106
Average salary £57,000 £44,750 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.37% +4.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £31,331 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (89.47%) CheckPoint
2 16 (84.21%) Firewall
2 16 (84.21%) WAN
3 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
3 14 (73.68%) IIS
3 14 (73.68%) Windows
3 14 (73.68%) TCP/IP
3 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (73.68%) F5
4 12 (63.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (63.16%) BIG-IP
4 12 (63.16%) Incident Management
4 12 (63.16%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (63.16%) VMware
4 12 (63.16%) LAN
4 12 (63.16%) Linux
4 12 (63.16%) SQL
4 12 (63.16%) Oracle
5 10 (52.63%) ITIL
5 10 (52.63%) PRINCE2
5 10 (52.63%) MCSE
5 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (52.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (52.63%) Service Delivery
5 10 (52.63%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (52.63%) Statistics
5 10 (52.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco
7 5 (26.32%) Juniper

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 14 (73.68%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) Firewall
1 16 (84.21%) WAN
2 14 (73.68%) TCP/IP
3 12 (63.16%) BIG-IP
3 12 (63.16%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) xDSL
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) PBX
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) ATM
5 2 (10.53%) ISDN
5 2 (10.53%) SMTP
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
5 2 (10.53%) OSPF
5 2 (10.53%) BGP
5 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
5 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
5 2 (10.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Account Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Technical Account Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Technical Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Network Support
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Mitel Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Statistics
2 2 (10.53%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
1 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2003
1 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (63.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Incident Management
2 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) PRINCE2
2 10 (52.63%) Service Delivery
2 10 (52.63%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) MCSE
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (52.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.79%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (15.79%) CCDA
3 3 (15.79%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (15.79%) CCSE
3 3 (15.79%) CCSA
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) CheckPoint
2 14 (73.68%) F5
3 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 12 (63.16%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) Juniper
6 2 (10.53%) Brocade
6 2 (10.53%) SonicWALL
6 2 (10.53%) Aruba
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) Veritas
6 2 (10.53%) Lotus
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Dell
6 2 (10.53%) Avaya
6 2 (10.53%) Websense
6 2 (10.53%) Symantec
6 2 (10.53%) Mitel
6 2 (10.53%) 3Com
6 2 (10.53%) BT