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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 210 210 229
Rank change year-on-year
0 +19
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 49 31 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.02% 3.45% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 40 26 23
Median salary £36,500 £39,438 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.44% +21.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £19,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,250 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.95%
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
977 899 1145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.62% 14.60% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 793 715 961
Median salary £39,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £80,000
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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -12 25 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Cheshire +29 17 £37,500 -9.09%
Lancashire 0 6 £43,000 +145.71% 3
Merseyside -14 1 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 64 (70.33%) Cisco
2 52 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (53.85%) Firewall
4 46 (50.55%) WAN
4 46 (50.55%) DNS
5 43 (47.25%) BGP
6 39 (42.86%) OSPF
7 36 (39.56%) LAN
8 34 (37.36%) CCNP
9 32 (35.16%) Juniper
10 29 (31.87%) Windows
11 26 (28.57%) VoIP
12 25 (27.47%) DHCP
12 25 (27.47%) Active Directory
13 23 (25.27%) VLAN
13 23 (25.27%) Windows Server
14 22 (24.18%) VMware
15 21 (23.08%) Network Security
16 20 (21.98%) Network Management
16 20 (21.98%) VPN
17 19 (20.88%) CCNA
17 19 (20.88%) Internet
18 18 (19.78%) Telecoms
18 18 (19.78%) Finance
18 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (19.78%) Network Design
18 18 (19.78%) Data Centre
19 17 (18.68%) Management Information System
20 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
20 16 (17.58%) TCP/IP

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 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.40%) CMS
3 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.20%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.09%) Office 365
2 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.40%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.20%) SaaS
5 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 49 (53.85%) Firewall
2 46 (50.55%) DNS
2 46 (50.55%) WAN
3 43 (47.25%) BGP
4 39 (42.86%) OSPF
5 36 (39.56%) LAN
6 26 (28.57%) VoIP
7 25 (27.47%) DHCP
8 23 (25.27%) VLAN
9 21 (23.08%) Network Security
10 20 (21.98%) VPN
11 19 (20.88%) Internet
12 16 (17.58%) TCP/IP
13 15 (16.48%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (14.29%) EIGRP
14 13 (14.29%) Wireless
15 12 (13.19%) VPLS
16 10 (10.99%) SNMP
17 8 (8.79%) Cisco ASA
18 7 (7.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.40%) RDBMS
2 4 (4.40%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (19.78%) Finance
1 18 (19.78%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.30%) Legal
3 2 (2.20%) Law
4 1 (1.10%) Billing
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (47.25%) Network Engineer
2 11 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (12.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Architect
4 9 (9.89%) WAN Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Network Support
5 7 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Lead Network Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) IT Support
8 4 (4.40%) IT Technician
8 4 (4.40%) Senior IT Support
8 4 (4.40%) Senior IT Technician
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Support Technician
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) .NET
1 4 (4.40%) REST
1 4 (4.40%) SOAP
2 3 (3.30%) Web Services
3 2 (2.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Data Centre
2 17 (18.68%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (4.40%) iPad
4 4 (4.40%) Wiki
5 3 (3.30%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.20%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (2.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.87%) Windows
2 23 (25.27%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.79%) Linux
5 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.98%) Network Management
2 18 (19.78%) Network Design
3 15 (16.48%) Information Security
4 14 (15.38%) ITIL
5 12 (13.19%) Change Management
6 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
7 8 (8.79%) CRM
8 7 (7.69%) High Availability
8 7 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (6.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (6.59%) Security Patching
9 6 (6.59%) Software Deployment
10 5 (5.49%) Business Continuity
10 5 (5.49%) Load Balancing
10 5 (5.49%) SIEM
10 5 (5.49%) Ticket Management
11 4 (4.40%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.48%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) C#
2 4 (4.40%) Java
3 2 (2.20%) Perl
3 2 (2.20%) PHP
3 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 52 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (37.36%) CCNP
3 19 (20.88%) CCNA
4 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (15.38%) JNCIP
6 10 (10.99%) MCSE
7 7 (7.69%) Degree
7 7 (7.69%) MCITP
8 6 (6.59%) A+ Certification
8 6 (6.59%) CCIE
8 6 (6.59%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (5.49%) MCSA
10 4 (4.40%) MCTS
10 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (2.20%) CCDP
13 1 (1.10%) CEH
13 1 (1.10%) CISSP
13 1 (1.10%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) SLA
2 8 (8.79%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 25 (27.47%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.30%) vSphere
6 2 (2.20%) XenApp
6 2 (2.20%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) Nagios
1 10 (10.99%) OpenNMS
2 7 (7.69%) Puppet
3 6 (6.59%) FortiGate
4 4 (4.40%) Cacti
4 4 (4.40%) RANCID
4 4 (4.40%) SCCM
5 3 (3.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.20%) SCOM
7 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (70.33%) Cisco
2 32 (35.16%) Juniper
3 22 (24.18%) VMware
4 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 13 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 11 (12.09%) Ericsson
6 11 (12.09%) Huawei
7 10 (10.99%) F5
8 9 (9.89%) Brocade
8 9 (9.89%) Foundry
8 9 (9.89%) ZyXEL
9 8 (8.79%) Avaya
10 7 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
11 6 (6.59%) Meraki
11 6 (6.59%) SonicWALL
12 5 (5.49%) Fortinet
12 5 (5.49%) HP
13 4 (4.40%) Intel Security
13 4 (4.40%) Nimble Storage
13 4 (4.40%) Oracle
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