The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 37 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 8 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.25% 1.17% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 4.94% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 6
Average salary £40,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -
MPLS
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 81 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 16.90% 23.75% 48.66%
Number of salaries quoted 49 71 61
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

MPLS
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Middlesex

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 8 (100.00%) CCNP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) CCNA
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) IPv4
2 7 (87.50%) IPv6
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (87.50%) MS Visio
2 7 (87.50%) SMTP
2 7 (87.50%) SNMP
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) IPsec
2 7 (87.50%) Games
2 7 (87.50%) Incident Management
2 7 (87.50%) VLAN
2 7 (87.50%) HSRP
2 7 (87.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) JNCIS
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
1 7 (87.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) SMTP
2 7 (87.50%) SNMP
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) IPv4
2 7 (87.50%) IPv6
2 7 (87.50%) OSPF
2 7 (87.50%) IPsec
2 7 (87.50%) VLAN
2 7 (87.50%) HSRP
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 7 (87.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) CCNP
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (87.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) JNCIS
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco