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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 216 184 247
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +63
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 39 53 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.78% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.27% 5.69% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28 44 15
Average salary £32,500 £41,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.21% +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1194 931 1164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.15% 13.69% 14.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 788 993
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 -35 26 £32,500 -27.77% 7
Lancashire +6 10 £31,500 -17.64%
Cheshire -13 3 £39,000 -5.45% 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 63 (82.89%) Cisco
2 47 (61.84%) WAN
3 42 (55.26%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (55.26%) Firewall
4 37 (48.68%) LAN
5 34 (44.74%) Juniper
6 30 (39.47%) MS Exchange
7 29 (38.16%) OSPF
7 29 (38.16%) BGP
8 27 (35.53%) CCNA
9 24 (31.58%) Active Directory
10 23 (30.26%) DNS
10 23 (30.26%) VMware
11 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
11 22 (28.95%) TCP/IP
11 22 (28.95%) Linux
12 20 (26.32%) Windows
12 20 (26.32%) Change Management
13 19 (25.00%) DHCP
13 19 (25.00%) CCNP
13 19 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (22.37%) VPN
15 17 (22.37%) Wireless
16 16 (21.05%) Management Information System
17 14 (18.42%) Project Management
17 14 (18.42%) RIP
18 13 (17.11%) Ethernet
18 13 (17.11%) VPLS
19 12 (15.79%) VLAN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 30 (39.47%) MS Exchange
2 19 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.63%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) PowerPivot
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (61.84%) WAN
2 42 (55.26%) Firewall
3 37 (48.68%) LAN
4 29 (38.16%) OSPF
4 29 (38.16%) BGP
5 23 (30.26%) DNS
6 22 (28.95%) TCP/IP
7 19 (25.00%) DHCP
8 17 (22.37%) VPN
8 17 (22.37%) Wireless
9 14 (18.42%) RIP
10 13 (17.11%) Ethernet
10 13 (17.11%) VPLS
11 12 (15.79%) VLAN
12 10 (13.16%) Broadband
13 8 (10.53%) Junos
14 7 (9.21%) VoIP
15 6 (7.89%) Network Security
15 6 (7.89%) ADSL
16 5 (6.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.53%) Telecoms
1 8 (10.53%) Retail
2 5 (6.58%) Games
2 5 (6.58%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (11.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Network Manager
6 6 (7.89%) Operations Manager
6 6 (7.89%) Network Operations Manager
7 4 (5.26%) Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.95%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Network Support
8 3 (3.95%) Head of IT
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) HTML
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
1 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.32%) CSS
1 1 (1.32%) jQuery
1 1 (1.32%) HTML5
1 1 (1.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.47%) Replication
3 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) PKI
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) BBC
5 1 (1.32%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.95%) Linux
2 20 (26.32%) Windows
3 8 (10.53%) Ubuntu
3 8 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.58%) UNIX
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.26%) Solaris
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Change Management
2 14 (18.42%) Project Management
3 10 (13.16%) Network Design
4 9 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 7 (9.21%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (7.89%) Validation
8 5 (6.58%) ITIL
8 5 (6.58%) ERP
8 5 (6.58%) Line Management
9 4 (5.26%) Identity Management
9 4 (5.26%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.26%) Content Management
10 3 (3.95%) Business Continuity
10 3 (3.95%) Operations Management
10 3 (3.95%) Network Management
10 3 (3.95%) Vulnerability Management
11 2 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.63%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (2.63%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) SQL
1 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.89%) T-SQL
2 6 (7.89%) C
3 1 (1.32%) C#
3 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (55.26%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (35.53%) CCNA
3 19 (25.00%) CCNP
4 8 (10.53%) JNCIA
4 8 (10.53%) LPIC
5 6 (7.89%) Degree
6 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.26%) CCDA
8 3 (3.95%) CCDP
9 2 (2.63%) HNC
9 2 (2.63%) HND
9 2 (2.63%) MCSE
9 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.63%) MCITP
9 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.32%) CCSA
10 1 (1.32%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.16%) vSphere
4 8 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.95%) Firmware
7 2 (2.63%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) WSUS
2 6 (7.89%) WMI
3 4 (5.26%) Cacti
4 2 (2.63%) Zenoss
4 2 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 63 (82.89%) Cisco
2 34 (44.74%) Juniper
3 23 (30.26%) VMware
4 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 8 (10.53%) Fortinet
6 7 (9.21%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.89%) Sophos
7 6 (7.89%) EMC
7 6 (7.89%) Avaya
7 6 (7.89%) NetApp
7 6 (7.89%) WatchGuard
8 4 (5.26%) IronPort
8 4 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.95%) Redback
9 3 (3.95%) HP
10 2 (2.63%) BT
10 2 (2.63%) Huawei
10 2 (2.63%) Fujitsu
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