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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 66 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 9 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.24% - 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% - 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 2
Average salary £50,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
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
90 132 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 12.45% 16.84% 24.09%
Number of salaries quoted 76 95 148
Average salary £35,000 £26,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,250 £41,405
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 - 5 £50,000 -
Durham - 4 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (84.21%) OSPF
2 16 (84.21%) BGP
3 14 (73.68%) CCNP
4 13 (68.42%) Firewall
5 11 (57.89%) DNS
5 11 (57.89%) VLAN
6 10 (52.63%) Spanning Tree
6 10 (52.63%) CCSP
6 10 (52.63%) VoIP
7 9 (47.37%) CCDP
7 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
8 8 (42.11%) EIGRP
8 8 (42.11%) F5
9 7 (36.84%) VMware
9 7 (36.84%) IPsec
9 7 (36.84%) WAN
9 7 (36.84%) PPP
9 7 (36.84%) ITIL
10 6 (31.58%) ATM
10 6 (31.58%) SNMP
10 6 (31.58%) ISDN
10 6 (31.58%) DSL
10 6 (31.58%) X.21
10 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
10 6 (31.58%) JNCIS
10 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (26.32%) Network Design

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) OSPF
1 16 (84.21%) BGP
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 11 (57.89%) DNS
3 11 (57.89%) VLAN
4 10 (52.63%) Spanning Tree
4 10 (52.63%) VoIP
5 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
6 8 (42.11%) EIGRP
7 7 (36.84%) IPsec
7 7 (36.84%) WAN
7 7 (36.84%) PPP
8 6 (31.58%) ATM
8 6 (31.58%) SNMP
8 6 (31.58%) ISDN
8 6 (31.58%) DSL
8 6 (31.58%) X.21
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (26.32%) IPv6
9 5 (26.32%) DHCP
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Technician
3 2 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Technician
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
3 5 (26.32%) Network Design
4 4 (21.05%) Change Control
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (5.26%) Line Management
7 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.26%) High Availability
7 1 (5.26%) DDoS Mitigation
7 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (73.68%) CCNP
3 10 (52.63%) CCSP
4 9 (47.37%) CCDP
5 6 (31.58%) JNCIS
6 3 (15.79%) CCNA
7 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.26%) CCIE
7 1 (5.26%) CCIP
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) F5
3 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.26%) Meraki
4 1 (5.26%) BT
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix