The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 140 156 157
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +1
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 49 31 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.29% 0.77% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.90% 5.71% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 44 23 28
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,700 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
MPLS
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
620 543 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.37% 13.54% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 484 424 544
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MPLS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Manchester

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Manchester

MPLS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 5 £32,500 -
Rochdale -5 2 £41,000 -1.20% 1
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 59 (78.67%) Cisco
2 57 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (72.00%) Firewall
4 51 (68.00%) CCNP
5 48 (64.00%) BGP
6 37 (49.33%) CCNA
7 30 (40.00%) WAN
8 28 (37.33%) SLA
9 23 (30.67%) LAN
10 21 (28.00%) Active Directory
11 18 (24.00%) DNS
11 18 (24.00%) VMware
12 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (21.33%) DHCP
13 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
14 15 (20.00%) Windows
14 15 (20.00%) Wireless
15 14 (18.67%) CCDA
15 14 (18.67%) Network Design
15 14 (18.67%) Fortinet
16 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
16 13 (17.33%) OSPF
16 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
17 12 (16.00%) Mentoring
18 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
18 11 (14.67%) VoIP
18 11 (14.67%) Juniper
18 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
19 10 (13.33%) VPN
19 10 (13.33%) Management Information System

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
1 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (10.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.67%) PowerPivot
3 3 (4.00%) MS Office
4 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (72.00%) Firewall
2 48 (64.00%) BGP
3 30 (40.00%) WAN
4 23 (30.67%) LAN
5 18 (24.00%) DNS
6 16 (21.33%) DHCP
7 15 (20.00%) Wireless
8 13 (17.33%) OSPF
8 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
9 11 (14.67%) VoIP
10 10 (13.33%) VPN
11 9 (12.00%) WLAN
11 9 (12.00%) Internet
11 9 (12.00%) VLAN
12 8 (10.67%) VPLS
13 5 (6.67%) SAN
13 5 (6.67%) ISDN
13 5 (6.67%) PSTN
13 5 (6.67%) Ethernet
13 5 (6.67%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.67%) MySQL
3 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.67%) Finance
3 5 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (57.33%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Design Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Consultant
6 7 (9.33%) Network Consultant
6 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) Cisco Consultant
6 7 (9.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Architect
8 4 (5.33%) IP Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Network Manager
10 2 (2.67%) IP Network Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Junior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.00%) Replication
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) IPTV
5 1 (1.33%) BBC
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) Linux
3 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.67%) UNIX
5 1 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) Network Design
2 12 (16.00%) Mentoring
3 9 (12.00%) ITIL
3 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (9.33%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (8.00%) Validation
6 5 (6.67%) ERP
6 5 (6.67%) Change Management
6 5 (6.67%) Business Development
6 5 (6.67%) Line Management
6 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.33%) Network Architecture
8 3 (4.00%) Project Management
8 3 (4.00%) Migration
8 3 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (2.67%) Network Management
9 2 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (2.67%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.00%) C
2 6 (8.00%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (68.00%) CCNP
3 37 (49.33%) CCNA
4 14 (18.67%) CCDA
5 5 (6.67%) CCSE
5 5 (6.67%) JNCIS
6 4 (5.33%) CCIE
7 3 (4.00%) CCSP
7 3 (4.00%) CISSP
7 3 (4.00%) MCP
7 3 (4.00%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.67%) HNC
8 2 (2.67%) HND
8 2 (2.67%) MCSE
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.67%) CCSA
8 2 (2.67%) MCITP
8 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (37.33%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.00%) vSphere
4 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.67%) Firmware
4 2 (2.67%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) WSUS
2 6 (8.00%) WMI
3 3 (4.00%) SCCM
4 2 (2.67%) Cacti
4 2 (2.67%) Zenoss
4 2 (2.67%) OpenView
4 2 (2.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 59 (78.67%) Cisco
2 18 (24.00%) VMware
3 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.67%) Fortinet
5 11 (14.67%) Juniper
6 9 (12.00%) EMC
7 7 (9.33%) CheckPoint
7 7 (9.33%) WatchGuard
8 6 (8.00%) Avaya
8 6 (8.00%) Sophos
8 6 (8.00%) HP
9 4 (5.33%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.00%) Dell
10 3 (4.00%) NetApp
10 3 (4.00%) McAfee
10 3 (4.00%) Redback
11 2 (2.67%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.67%) Huawei
11 2 (2.67%) Nokia
11 2 (2.67%) Riverbed
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
D4 Digital
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £41,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Greater Manchester
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Double OTE
Posted: 21 days ago