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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / North West
Rank 195 212 210
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 51 19 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 0.34% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.92% 2.26% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 41 18 34
Median salary £40,000 £40,375 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.92% +24.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,250 £38,550
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%

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
862 839 1122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.48% 15.08% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 666 695 936
Median salary £39,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £59,000 £60,000
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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 0 32 £38,000 -8.43% 9
Lancashire +4 15 £41,000 +54.71% 1
Cheshire +14 3 £47,500 +120.93% 1
Merseyside -7 1 - - 2
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 85 (82.52%) Cisco
2 73 (70.87%) Cisco Certification
3 66 (64.08%) BGP
4 65 (63.11%) Firewall
5 55 (53.40%) CCNP
6 53 (51.46%) OSPF
7 50 (48.54%) WAN
8 49 (47.57%) DNS
9 47 (45.63%) Juniper
10 44 (42.72%) LAN
11 34 (33.01%) Network Security
12 33 (32.04%) Network Management
13 31 (30.10%) JNCIP
14 29 (28.16%) Active Directory
14 29 (28.16%) Network Design
15 25 (24.27%) Internet
15 25 (24.27%) VoIP
15 25 (24.27%) DHCP
16 24 (23.30%) CCNA
16 24 (23.30%) VLAN
17 23 (22.33%) Windows
18 22 (21.36%) Mentoring
19 21 (20.39%) EIGRP
19 21 (20.39%) Finance
19 21 (20.39%) Windows Server
20 19 (18.45%) TCP/IP
21 18 (17.48%) Ericsson
21 18 (17.48%) Telecoms
21 18 (17.48%) Huawei
22 17 (16.50%) Data Centre

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 6 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.91%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Office
2 5 (4.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.68%) Office 365
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.88%) Mimecast
3 4 (3.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 66 (64.08%) BGP
2 65 (63.11%) Firewall
3 53 (51.46%) OSPF
4 50 (48.54%) WAN
5 49 (47.57%) DNS
6 44 (42.72%) LAN
7 34 (33.01%) Network Security
8 25 (24.27%) DHCP
8 25 (24.27%) Internet
8 25 (24.27%) VoIP
9 24 (23.30%) VLAN
10 21 (20.39%) EIGRP
11 19 (18.45%) TCP/IP
12 17 (16.50%) VPN
13 16 (15.53%) Ethernet
13 16 (15.53%) Wireless
14 14 (13.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (11.65%) SNMP
16 11 (10.68%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (9.71%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (20.39%) Finance
2 18 (17.48%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.97%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (58.25%) Network Engineer
2 15 (14.56%) Senior Network Engineer
3 13 (12.62%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (11.65%) Lead Network Engineer
5 11 (10.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) WAN Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Juniper Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Network Support
9 5 (4.85%) NOC Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) IT Support
10 4 (3.88%) IT Support Technician
10 4 (3.88%) IT Technician
10 4 (3.88%) Operations Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Senior IT Technician
10 4 (3.88%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) Web Services
2 1 (0.97%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.50%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
4 11 (10.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.88%) Wiki
7 3 (2.91%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.94%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.33%) Windows
2 21 (20.39%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.85%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.88%) Linux
6 4 (3.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.97%) Unix
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.04%) Network Management
2 29 (28.16%) Network Design
3 22 (21.36%) Mentoring
4 15 (14.56%) Change Management
5 13 (12.62%) ITIL
6 12 (11.65%) High Availability
6 12 (11.65%) Information Security
7 11 (10.68%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (7.77%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (5.83%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.83%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (5.83%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (5.83%) Security Patching
9 6 (5.83%) Software Deployment
9 6 (5.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (4.85%) Ticket Management
11 4 (3.88%) CRM
11 4 (3.88%) Data Analytics
11 4 (3.88%) SIEM
11 4 (3.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.62%) SQL
2 2 (1.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 73 (70.87%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (53.40%) CCNP
3 31 (30.10%) JNCIP
4 24 (23.30%) CCNA
5 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (10.68%) CCIE
7 9 (8.74%) Degree
7 9 (8.74%) MCSE
8 7 (6.80%) MCITP
9 6 (5.83%) A+ Certification
9 6 (5.83%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (3.88%) MCTS
10 4 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.91%) MCSA
12 2 (1.94%) CCDP
12 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.97%) CEH
13 1 (0.97%) CISSP
13 1 (0.97%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.65%) PCI DSS
2 10 (9.71%) SLA
3 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (28.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.62%) Hyper-V
3 12 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.97%) Firmware
6 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (11.65%) Nagios
1 12 (11.65%) OpenNMS
2 9 (8.74%) FortiGate
2 9 (8.74%) Puppet
3 6 (5.83%) Cacti
3 6 (5.83%) RANCID
3 6 (5.83%) SCCM
4 3 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.94%) OPNET
6 1 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (82.52%) Cisco
2 47 (45.63%) Juniper
3 18 (17.48%) Ericsson
3 18 (17.48%) Huawei
4 17 (16.50%) CheckPoint
4 17 (16.50%) F5
5 16 (15.53%) VMware
6 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
7 11 (10.68%) Fortinet
8 8 (7.77%) Brocade
8 8 (7.77%) Foundry
8 8 (7.77%) ZyXEL
9 7 (6.80%) Extreme Networks
9 7 (6.80%) Meraki
10 6 (5.83%) Avaya
10 6 (5.83%) SonicWALL
11 4 (3.88%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (3.88%) Palo Alto
11 4 (3.88%) Symantec
12 3 (2.91%) arcserve
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Posted: 3 days ago
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