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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 80 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.13% - 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% - 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £35,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
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
71 92 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 9.09% 11.12% 20.33%
Number of salaries quoted 48 60 123
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -35.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £22,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
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 29 July 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 - 1 £35,000 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) OSPF
2 9 (90.00%) BGP
3 8 (80.00%) DNS
4 7 (70.00%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (60.00%) ITIL
6 5 (50.00%) DHCP
6 5 (50.00%) CCNP
6 5 (50.00%) VLAN
7 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
7 4 (40.00%) EIGRP
7 4 (40.00%) IPv6
7 4 (40.00%) Migration
7 4 (40.00%) VMware
7 4 (40.00%) VoIP
7 4 (40.00%) Change Control
7 4 (40.00%) F5
7 4 (40.00%) Multicast
8 3 (30.00%) JNCIS
8 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (30.00%) PPP
8 3 (30.00%) SNMP
8 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (30.00%) UNIX
8 3 (30.00%) ATM
8 3 (30.00%) Broadband
8 3 (30.00%) ISDN
8 3 (30.00%) CCNA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) OSPF
2 9 (90.00%) BGP
3 8 (80.00%) DNS
4 7 (70.00%) Spanning Tree
5 5 (50.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) DHCP
6 4 (40.00%) IPv6
6 4 (40.00%) VoIP
6 4 (40.00%) Multicast
6 4 (40.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (30.00%) L2TP
7 3 (30.00%) X.21
7 3 (30.00%) DSL
7 3 (30.00%) IPsec
7 3 (30.00%) ATM
7 3 (30.00%) Broadband
7 3 (30.00%) ISDN
7 3 (30.00%) PPP
7 3 (30.00%) SNMP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (40.00%) Change Control
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) CCDP
3 3 (30.00%) JNCIS
3 3 (30.00%) CCSP
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
1 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Meraki
3 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) BT