The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East 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 65 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 11 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.54% - 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% - 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 2
Average salary £50,000 - £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
MPLS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
77 111 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 10.80% 18.17% 21.88%
Number of salaries quoted 57 69 130
Average salary £40,000 £26,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.94% -24.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,170 £20,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £35,116
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MPLS
Salary Trend in the North East

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

MPLS Salary Trend in the North East

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in the North East

MPLS
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Tyne and Wear - 7 £50,000 -
Durham - 4 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (85.71%) OSPF
2 18 (85.71%) BGP
3 15 (71.43%) Firewall
4 14 (66.67%) CCNP
5 12 (57.14%) DNS
5 12 (57.14%) VLAN
6 11 (52.38%) EIGRP
6 11 (52.38%) TCP/IP
6 11 (52.38%) VoIP
7 9 (42.86%) PPP
7 9 (42.86%) CCSP
7 9 (42.86%) IPsec
8 8 (38.10%) CCDP
8 8 (38.10%) SNMP
8 8 (38.10%) IPv6
8 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (33.33%) F5
9 7 (33.33%) WAN
9 7 (33.33%) DHCP
10 6 (28.57%) ITIL
10 6 (28.57%) VPN
10 6 (28.57%) VMware
11 5 (23.81%) DSL
11 5 (23.81%) X.21
11 5 (23.81%) ATM
11 5 (23.81%) ISDN
11 5 (23.81%) JNCIS
11 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) OSPF
1 18 (85.71%) BGP
2 15 (71.43%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) DNS
3 12 (57.14%) VLAN
4 11 (52.38%) EIGRP
4 11 (52.38%) VoIP
4 11 (52.38%) TCP/IP
5 9 (42.86%) PPP
5 9 (42.86%) IPsec
6 8 (38.10%) IPv6
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (38.10%) SNMP
7 7 (33.33%) DHCP
7 7 (33.33%) WAN
8 6 (28.57%) VPN
9 5 (23.81%) ATM
9 5 (23.81%) ISDN
9 5 (23.81%) DSL
9 5 (23.81%) X.21
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Design Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Technician
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Network Design
3 4 (19.05%) Change Control
4 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Test Management
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) Line Management
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) Python
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (66.67%) CCNP
3 9 (42.86%) CCSP
4 8 (38.10%) CCDP
5 5 (23.81%) JNCIS
6 2 (9.52%) CCNA
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
7 1 (4.76%) CCIE
7 1 (4.76%) CCIP
7 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) F5
3 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint