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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 35 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 4 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.37% 0.55% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.02% 2.38% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 6
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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
57 84 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.59% 23.20% 34.62%
Number of salaries quoted 42 56 119
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £33,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 27 March 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Information Security
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (33.33%) Mitel
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (33.33%) VLAN
5 2 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) BCP
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Mitel
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft