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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 202 206 243
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +37
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 46 32 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.49% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.11% 3.52% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 36 30 22
Average salary £33,750 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
1118 908 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 14.00% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 934 789 995
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £33,941
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -3 30 £35,000 -22.22% 9
Lancashire - 11 £29,500 - 1
Cheshire -6 3 £75,000 +76.47% 2
Merseyside +12 1 £50,000 +44.92%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 61 (78.21%) Cisco
2 46 (58.97%) Firewall
3 45 (57.69%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (57.69%) WAN
4 34 (43.59%) CCNA
5 33 (42.31%) LAN
6 31 (39.74%) MS Exchange
6 31 (39.74%) BGP
7 28 (35.90%) Juniper
8 26 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 25 (32.05%) OSPF
10 24 (30.77%) CCNP
10 24 (30.77%) Windows
11 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
11 23 (29.49%) VMware
12 21 (26.92%) DNS
12 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
13 19 (24.36%) Change Management
14 18 (23.08%) Wireless
15 17 (21.79%) Project Management
15 17 (21.79%) DHCP
15 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (21.79%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (20.51%) SLA
16 16 (20.51%) Management Information System
17 15 (19.23%) Linux
18 14 (17.95%) VPN
19 13 (16.67%) vSphere
20 12 (15.38%) Mentoring
20 12 (15.38%) RIP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (39.74%) MS Exchange
2 17 (21.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) PowerPivot
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (58.97%) Firewall
2 45 (57.69%) WAN
3 33 (42.31%) LAN
4 31 (39.74%) BGP
5 25 (32.05%) OSPF
6 21 (26.92%) DNS
6 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
7 18 (23.08%) Wireless
8 17 (21.79%) DHCP
9 14 (17.95%) VPN
10 12 (15.38%) RIP
11 11 (14.10%) Broadband
12 10 (12.82%) VLAN
13 9 (11.54%) Ethernet
14 8 (10.26%) ADSL
14 8 (10.26%) Junos
15 6 (7.69%) ISDN
15 6 (7.69%) VPLS
16 5 (6.41%) NAS
16 5 (6.41%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.26%) Retail
2 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.69%) Finance
4 5 (6.41%) Games
5 3 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (43.59%) Network Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.10%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (14.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Network Manager
7 6 (7.69%) Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) Operations Manager
7 6 (7.69%) Network Operations Manager
8 5 (6.41%) Cisco Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) Network Support
9 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Network Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 3 (3.85%) Head of Infrastructure
10 3 (3.85%) Head of Operations
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.10%) Replication
3 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) BBC
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.77%) Windows
2 15 (19.23%) Linux
3 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (10.26%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.28%) Android
6 1 (1.28%) UNIX
6 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Change Management
2 17 (21.79%) Project Management
3 12 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 9 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (10.26%) ITIL
6 7 (8.97%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (8.97%) Network Design
7 6 (7.69%) Validation
8 5 (6.41%) Line Management
8 5 (6.41%) ERP
9 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (3.85%) Network Architecture
10 3 (3.85%) Business Development
10 3 (3.85%) Operations Management
10 3 (3.85%) Business Continuity
11 2 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (2.56%) Technical Analysis
12 1 (1.28%) Mobile Device Management
12 1 (1.28%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.26%) SQL
1 8 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.97%) C
3 6 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (57.69%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (43.59%) CCNA
3 24 (30.77%) CCNP
4 8 (10.26%) JNCIA
4 8 (10.26%) LPIC
5 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.13%) CCDA
7 3 (3.85%) Degree
8 2 (2.56%) MCSE
8 2 (2.56%) HNC
8 2 (2.56%) HND
8 2 (2.56%) CCDP
8 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.56%) MCITP
9 1 (1.28%) CCSA
9 1 (1.28%) CCSE
9 1 (1.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (16.67%) vSphere
4 8 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) WSUS
2 6 (7.69%) WMI
3 3 (3.85%) Cacti
4 2 (2.56%) Zenoss
5 1 (1.28%) SCCM
5 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 61 (78.21%) Cisco
2 28 (35.90%) Juniper
3 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
3 23 (29.49%) VMware
4 9 (11.54%) Fortinet
5 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
6 7 (8.97%) WatchGuard
6 7 (8.97%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.69%) Avaya
7 6 (7.69%) EMC
7 6 (7.69%) Sophos
8 5 (6.41%) HP
9 4 (5.13%) NetApp
10 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.85%) Redback
11 2 (2.56%) BT
11 2 (2.56%) Fujitsu
11 2 (2.56%) Huawei
12 1 (1.28%) Veeam
12 1 (1.28%) Aruba
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