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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 159 201 210
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 67 45 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 0.74% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 4.34% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 64 36 34
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
871 1036 1033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.94% 16.96% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 732 796 804
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +5 38 £45,000 +9.75% 7
Merseyside +25 16 £34,000 -32.00%
Cheshire +26 7 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Lancashire +7 2 £32,250 +29.00%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 55 (61.80%) Cisco
2 48 (53.93%) Juniper
3 44 (49.44%) Firewall
4 36 (40.45%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (37.08%) OSPF
5 33 (37.08%) BGP
5 33 (37.08%) ITIL
6 31 (34.83%) Windows
7 29 (32.58%) LAN
8 28 (31.46%) CCNA
8 28 (31.46%) Windows Server
9 27 (30.34%) WAN
10 26 (29.21%) VPN
10 26 (29.21%) CheckPoint
11 24 (26.97%) TCP/IP
12 23 (25.84%) Active Directory
13 18 (20.22%) CCNP
13 18 (20.22%) Change Management
13 18 (20.22%) SIEM
14 17 (19.10%) VLAN
14 17 (19.10%) Wireless
14 17 (19.10%) Telecoms
15 16 (17.98%) DNS
15 16 (17.98%) DHCP
16 15 (16.85%) Network Security
16 15 (16.85%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (15.73%) VPLS
17 14 (15.73%) Management Information System
18 13 (14.61%) Penetration Testing
18 13 (14.61%) Junos

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.24%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (6.74%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) Office 365
2 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.37%) IaaS
3 3 (3.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (49.44%) Firewall
2 33 (37.08%) BGP
2 33 (37.08%) OSPF
3 29 (32.58%) LAN
4 27 (30.34%) WAN
5 26 (29.21%) VPN
6 24 (26.97%) TCP/IP
7 17 (19.10%) VLAN
7 17 (19.10%) Wireless
8 16 (17.98%) DHCP
8 16 (17.98%) DNS
9 15 (16.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (16.85%) Network Security
10 14 (15.73%) VPLS
11 13 (14.61%) Junos
12 11 (12.36%) Ethernet
13 10 (11.24%) IPsec
14 8 (8.99%) IP Telephony
15 7 (7.87%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (7.87%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 17 (19.10%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.99%) Billing
3 6 (6.74%) Marketing
4 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.49%) Finance
5 4 (4.49%) Law
6 3 (3.37%) Legal
7 2 (2.25%) Banking
7 2 (2.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (33.71%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.48%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (11.24%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 10 (11.24%) NOC Engineer
3 10 (11.24%) Security Specialist
4 9 (10.11%) Network Support
5 8 (8.99%) Cisco Support
5 8 (8.99%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (7.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Implementation Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) IT Manager
6 7 (7.87%) IT Security Specialist
6 7 (7.87%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Management Information System
2 11 (12.36%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.74%) Replication
4 5 (5.62%) Wiki
5 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.12%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.12%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Windows
2 28 (31.46%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.99%) Linux
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.37%) Unix
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.08%) ITIL
2 18 (20.22%) Change Management
2 18 (20.22%) SIEM
3 13 (14.61%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (14.61%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (14.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 12 (13.48%) Network Design
5 11 (12.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (11.24%) Information Security
7 9 (10.11%) High Availability
7 9 (10.11%) Project Management
8 8 (8.99%) Service Management
9 7 (7.87%) Change Control
9 7 (7.87%) Network Management
9 7 (7.87%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.62%) Network Architecture
12 4 (4.49%) Coaching
12 4 (4.49%) Mentoring
12 4 (4.49%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (40.45%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (31.46%) CCNA
3 18 (20.22%) CCNP
4 7 (7.87%) JNCIA
5 6 (6.74%) Degree
5 6 (6.74%) JNCIS
6 5 (5.62%) CCSA
6 5 (5.62%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (5.62%) HND
7 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.37%) MCSE
9 2 (2.25%) CEH
9 2 (2.25%) CISSP
9 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.25%) MCSA
9 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.74%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.74%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (25.84%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) vSphere
4 1 (1.12%) XenApp
4 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 55 (61.80%) Cisco
2 48 (53.93%) Juniper
3 26 (29.21%) CheckPoint
4 12 (13.48%) Intel Security
4 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (11.24%) VMware
6 7 (7.87%) F5
6 7 (7.87%) SolarWinds
7 6 (6.74%) Avaya
7 6 (6.74%) GFI Software
7 6 (6.74%) NETGEAR
8 5 (5.62%) HP
9 4 (4.49%) Citrix
9 4 (4.49%) Ericsson
10 3 (3.37%) Brocade
10 3 (3.37%) Foundry
10 3 (3.37%) Ipanema Technologies
10 3 (3.37%) Redback
10 3 (3.37%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.25%) Extreme Networks
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