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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 214 218 215
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 39 31 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.45% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 2.99% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 30
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £32,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £94,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.15% +9.41%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
946 1036 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.61% 14.95% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 758 864 936
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MPLS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

MPLS Salary Trend in the North West

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

MPLS Salary Histogram in the North West

MPLS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 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
Manchester -2 25 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Cheshire +5 8 £35,000 -50.00% 5
Merseyside +16 4 £50,000 -1.96%
Lancashire -9 2 £27,500 -42.10%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 84 (77.06%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (74.31%) Cisco
3 68 (62.39%) CCNP
4 58 (53.21%) BGP
5 54 (49.54%) Firewall
6 49 (44.95%) CCNA
7 40 (36.70%) WAN
8 33 (30.28%) Data Centre
9 29 (26.61%) LAN
9 29 (26.61%) Juniper
10 28 (25.69%) VoIP
10 28 (25.69%) Windows
11 27 (24.77%) VPN
12 26 (23.85%) SLA
13 25 (22.94%) DNS
13 25 (22.94%) ITIL
14 24 (22.02%) Active Directory
15 23 (21.10%) Service Delivery
15 23 (21.10%) Finance
16 21 (19.27%) Wireless
16 21 (19.27%) Microsoft
16 21 (19.27%) F5
17 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
17 20 (18.35%) DHCP
17 20 (18.35%) OSPF
18 19 (17.43%) Management Information System
18 19 (17.43%) VMware
18 19 (17.43%) Riverbed
19 17 (15.60%) Cisco IOS
20 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 11 (10.09%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.59%) Lync
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.83%) IIS
6 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Office
1 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Office 365
2 4 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (53.21%) BGP
2 54 (49.54%) Firewall
3 40 (36.70%) WAN
4 29 (26.61%) LAN
5 28 (25.69%) VoIP
6 27 (24.77%) VPN
7 25 (22.94%) DNS
8 21 (19.27%) Wireless
9 20 (18.35%) OSPF
9 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
9 20 (18.35%) DHCP
10 17 (15.60%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (14.68%) Internet
12 12 (11.01%) WLAN
12 12 (11.01%) NX-OS
13 10 (9.17%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (9.17%) IPsec
13 10 (9.17%) Ethernet
13 10 (9.17%) SSL
13 10 (9.17%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.83%) MySQL
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
2 16 (14.68%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.50%) Legal
4 5 (4.59%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (45.87%) Network Engineer
2 20 (18.35%) Consultant
3 14 (12.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) Technical Consultant
6 9 (8.26%) Architect
6 9 (8.26%) Design Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Network Design Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) Network Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Cisco Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.67%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 33 (30.28%) Data Centre
2 19 (17.43%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.75%) FlexPod
3 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.83%) IPTV
4 2 (1.83%) Life Science
4 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.69%) Windows
2 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (10.09%) Linux
5 9 (8.26%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.83%) UNIX
7 2 (1.83%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.94%) ITIL
2 23 (21.10%) Service Delivery
3 13 (11.93%) Network Design
4 12 (11.01%) Mentoring
5 8 (7.34%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (6.42%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.42%) Change Management
7 6 (5.50%) WAN Optimisation
7 6 (5.50%) Security Patching
8 5 (4.59%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.59%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.59%) Project Management
8 5 (4.59%) Service Management
8 5 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.67%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.67%) Data Security
9 4 (3.67%) Migration
9 4 (3.67%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.59%) VB
1 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.83%) C
3 1 (0.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (77.06%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (62.39%) CCNP
3 49 (44.95%) CCNA
4 15 (13.76%) CCDA
5 11 (10.09%) CCIE
6 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.59%) CCSE
7 5 (4.59%) JNCIS
7 5 (4.59%) CCSP
7 5 (4.59%) MCP
7 5 (4.59%) MCSE
8 4 (3.67%) MCSA
8 4 (3.67%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.75%) CISSP
10 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.83%) CCSA
10 2 (1.83%) MCITP
10 2 (1.83%) Degree
11 1 (0.92%) CCENT
11 1 (0.92%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.85%) SLA
2 4 (3.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 24 (22.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.50%) vSphere
4 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.67%) XenApp
5 4 (3.67%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.67%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.83%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.83%) Firmware
7 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) SCCM
2 5 (4.59%) WSUS
3 4 (3.67%) cPanel
4 3 (2.75%) SCOM
5 2 (1.83%) OpenView
5 2 (1.83%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 81 (74.31%) Cisco
2 29 (26.61%) Juniper
3 21 (19.27%) Microsoft
3 21 (19.27%) F5
4 19 (17.43%) Riverbed
4 19 (17.43%) VMware
5 12 (11.01%) Fortinet
5 12 (11.01%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.42%) HP
7 6 (5.50%) Blue Coat
8 5 (4.59%) Citrix
9 4 (3.67%) Avaya
9 4 (3.67%) Websense
9 4 (3.67%) NetApp
9 4 (3.67%) Meraki
10 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.75%) McAfee
10 3 (2.75%) IBM
10 3 (2.75%) Dell
10 3 (2.75%) EMC
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