The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 213 206 215
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 32 39 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.54% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 3.68% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32 33 25
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £33,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,600 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1024 1060 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.39% 14.60% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 865 893 951
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MPLS
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -3 27 £45,000 +7.14% 2
Cheshire -3 3 £40,000 -19.39%
Lancashire -13 1 £47,500 +26.66%
Merseyside - 1 £58,000 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 54 (62.07%) Cisco
2 45 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (44.83%) Ethernet
4 38 (43.68%) BGP
5 37 (42.53%) WAN
5 37 (42.53%) CCNP
6 36 (41.38%) VPN
7 33 (37.93%) Firewall
8 32 (36.78%) TCP/IP
9 31 (35.63%) OSPF
10 28 (32.18%) LAN
11 23 (26.44%) Juniper
12 22 (25.29%) Fortinet
13 21 (24.14%) DNS
14 20 (22.99%) CheckPoint
15 19 (21.84%) Wireless
16 18 (20.69%) Finance
16 18 (20.69%) Internet
16 18 (20.69%) Load Balancing
16 18 (20.69%) Lync
17 17 (19.54%) DHCP
18 16 (18.39%) MS Exchange
18 16 (18.39%) Linux
18 16 (18.39%) Unified Communications
18 16 (18.39%) F5
18 16 (18.39%) VPLS
18 16 (18.39%) VLAN
19 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (17.24%) Multicast
19 15 (17.24%) OpenView

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 18 (20.69%) Lync
2 16 (18.39%) MS Exchange
3 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
1 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (44.83%) Ethernet
2 38 (43.68%) BGP
3 37 (42.53%) WAN
4 36 (41.38%) VPN
5 33 (37.93%) Firewall
6 32 (36.78%) TCP/IP
7 31 (35.63%) OSPF
8 28 (32.18%) LAN
9 21 (24.14%) DNS
10 19 (21.84%) Wireless
11 18 (20.69%) Internet
12 17 (19.54%) DHCP
13 16 (18.39%) VLAN
13 16 (18.39%) VPLS
13 16 (18.39%) Unified Communications
14 15 (17.24%) Multicast
15 14 (16.09%) EIGRP
15 14 (16.09%) IPsec
16 12 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (11.49%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) MySQL
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 10 (11.49%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.45%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 10 (11.49%) Wireless Engineer
3 9 (10.34%) Architect
4 8 (9.20%) Team Leader
5 7 (8.05%) Network Architect
5 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.90%) Exchange Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Messaging Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Consultant
9 3 (3.45%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) IP Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) NOC Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Senior Security Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Senior NOC Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) CSS
2 2 (2.30%) jQuery
2 2 (2.30%) HTML5
2 2 (2.30%) REST
2 2 (2.30%) HTML
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Blackberry
2 8 (9.20%) PKI
3 5 (5.75%) IPTV
4 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) CMDB
5 1 (1.15%) iPhone
5 1 (1.15%) iPad
5 1 (1.15%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.39%) Linux
2 6 (6.90%) Windows
3 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.60%) UNIX
5 3 (3.45%) Solaris
6 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 12 (13.79%) Network Design
2 12 (13.79%) Project Management
3 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
4 9 (10.34%) Network Management
5 8 (9.20%) ITIL
6 7 (8.05%) Service Delivery
6 7 (8.05%) Change Management
6 7 (8.05%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (8.05%) Network Architecture
6 7 (8.05%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.90%) Security Architecture
7 6 (6.90%) Migration
8 5 (5.75%) Content Management
8 5 (5.75%) Project Planning
9 4 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.45%) Identity Management
10 3 (3.45%) Risk Management
11 2 (2.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.30%) C#
1 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.30%) PHP
1 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (42.53%) CCNP
3 13 (14.94%) CCIP
3 13 (14.94%) CCIE
4 12 (13.79%) Degree
5 10 (11.49%) CCNA
6 8 (9.20%) JNCIA
7 5 (5.75%) JNCIE
7 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.75%) MCSE
8 4 (4.60%) MCITP
9 3 (3.45%) CCDA
9 3 (3.45%) CCDP
10 2 (2.30%) CCSP
10 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.30%) MCTS
10 2 (2.30%) MCP
10 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.15%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.30%) QA
3 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) UAG
2 7 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.30%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.15%) Xen
5 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (17.24%) OpenView
1 15 (17.24%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.15%) Nagios
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
2 1 (1.15%) SCOM
2 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.15%) Cacti
2 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.15%) SCSM
Vendors
1 54 (62.07%) Cisco
2 23 (26.44%) Juniper
3 22 (25.29%) Fortinet
4 20 (22.99%) CheckPoint
5 16 (18.39%) F5
6 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
7 10 (11.49%) Blue Coat
8 8 (9.20%) HP
8 8 (9.20%) VMware
9 6 (6.90%) Nokia
9 6 (6.90%) Riverbed
9 6 (6.90%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.60%) Redback
11 3 (3.45%) NetApp
11 3 (3.45%) IronPort
12 2 (2.30%) Polycom
12 2 (2.30%) Aerohive Networks
12 2 (2.30%) Kaspersky
12 2 (2.30%) Zend
12 2 (2.30%) Mitel
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