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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 187 212 223
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 55 43 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.66% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.01% 4.56% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 50 37 32
Median salary £41,250 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,100 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £82,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.05% -
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
915 944 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.59% 14.44% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 756 762 873
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +11 35 £45,000 -4.25% 5
Cheshire +33 10 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Merseyside -5 7 £32,500 -35.00%
Lancashire +17 1 £35,000 +47.36%
Cumbria - 1 £32,500 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (59.26%) Cisco
2 58 (53.70%) Juniper
3 54 (50.00%) Firewall
4 44 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (37.04%) WAN
6 36 (33.33%) LAN
7 35 (32.41%) ITIL
8 34 (31.48%) Windows
8 34 (31.48%) BGP
9 33 (30.56%) OSPF
9 33 (30.56%) CCNA
10 30 (27.78%) Windows Server
11 29 (26.85%) TCP/IP
11 29 (26.85%) DNS
12 27 (25.00%) VPN
13 26 (24.07%) CheckPoint
14 25 (23.15%) CCNP
15 24 (22.22%) Active Directory
16 23 (21.30%) VLAN
17 22 (20.37%) DHCP
18 19 (17.59%) SIEM
19 18 (16.67%) Network Security
20 17 (15.74%) Change Management
21 16 (14.81%) Management Information System
21 16 (14.81%) Wireless
21 16 (14.81%) Telecoms
21 16 (14.81%) Junos
21 16 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
21 16 (14.81%) Data Centre
22 15 (13.89%) VPLS

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 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.41%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.70%) CMS
4 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Office 365
2 3 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (50.00%) Firewall
2 40 (37.04%) WAN
3 36 (33.33%) LAN
4 34 (31.48%) BGP
5 33 (30.56%) OSPF
6 29 (26.85%) DNS
6 29 (26.85%) TCP/IP
7 27 (25.00%) VPN
8 23 (21.30%) VLAN
9 22 (20.37%) DHCP
10 18 (16.67%) Network Security
11 16 (14.81%) Junos
11 16 (14.81%) Wireless
12 15 (13.89%) Internet
12 15 (13.89%) VPLS
13 12 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (11.11%) Ethernet
14 11 (10.19%) IP Telephony
15 10 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (9.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.85%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.26%) Finance
3 7 (6.48%) Marketing
4 6 (5.56%) Law
5 5 (4.63%) Billing
6 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.78%) Legal
8 2 (1.85%) Banking
8 2 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (34.26%) Network Engineer
2 12 (11.11%) Architect
3 11 (10.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (10.19%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 11 (10.19%) Network Support
3 11 (10.19%) Security Specialist
3 11 (10.19%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) Cisco Support
5 8 (7.41%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) Implementation Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) IT Security Specialist
6 7 (6.48%) IT Manager
6 7 (6.48%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.26%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.70%) .NET
2 4 (3.70%) REST
2 4 (3.70%) SOAP
3 3 (2.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Data Centre
1 16 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.48%) Replication
3 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.63%) iPad
3 5 (4.63%) Wiki
4 3 (2.78%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.85%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 34 (31.48%) Windows
2 30 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.41%) Linux
4 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.78%) Unix
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.41%) ITIL
2 19 (17.59%) SIEM
3 17 (15.74%) Change Management
4 16 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (12.96%) Information Security
5 14 (12.96%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (12.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 12 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 11 (10.19%) Network Design
8 9 (8.33%) Service Management
9 8 (7.41%) Project Management
9 8 (7.41%) Service Delivery
10 7 (6.48%) Change Control
10 7 (6.48%) High Availability
11 6 (5.56%) Global Marketing
11 6 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (5.56%) Network Architecture
11 6 (5.56%) Security Management
12 5 (4.63%) Network Management
12 5 (4.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.56%) SQL
2 4 (3.70%) C#
2 4 (3.70%) Java
3 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.85%) Perl
4 2 (1.85%) PHP
4 2 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (30.56%) CCNA
3 25 (23.15%) CCNP
4 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.48%) JNCIA
6 6 (5.56%) JNCIS
7 5 (4.63%) MCSA
7 5 (4.63%) MCSE
8 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.70%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.85%) CEH
10 2 (1.85%) CISSP
10 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.93%) CCDP
11 1 (0.93%) CCIE
11 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) PCI DSS
2 8 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 24 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.78%) vSphere
4 3 (2.78%) XenApp
4 3 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.70%) Nagios
2 4 (3.70%) OpenNMS
3 2 (1.85%) Cacti
3 2 (1.85%) Puppet
3 2 (1.85%) RANCID
3 2 (1.85%) SCCM
3 2 (1.85%) SCOM
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 64 (59.26%) Cisco
2 58 (53.70%) Juniper
3 26 (24.07%) CheckPoint
4 14 (12.96%) VMware
5 13 (12.04%) Intel Security
6 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 8 (7.41%) Ericsson
8 7 (6.48%) Avaya
8 7 (6.48%) Brocade
8 7 (6.48%) Foundry
8 7 (6.48%) NETGEAR
9 6 (5.56%) Citrix
9 6 (5.56%) GFI Software
10 5 (4.63%) HP
10 5 (4.63%) Huawei
11 4 (3.70%) Ipanema Technologies
11 4 (3.70%) Oracle
11 4 (3.70%) ZyXEL
12 3 (2.78%) EMC
12 3 (2.78%) Redback
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