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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 203 200 208
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 37 43 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.67% 4.17% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 33 33 38
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £33,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £59,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
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
1008 1031 1147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.54% 15.08% 16.05%
Number of salaries quoted 777 803 923
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 31 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Merseyside +11 3 £50,000 -1.96% 1
Cheshire +5 2 £50,000 -11.11% 1
Lancashire -11 1 £25,000 -47.36%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 77 (73.33%) Cisco
1 77 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (60.95%) CCNP
3 63 (60.00%) BGP
4 51 (48.57%) Firewall
5 45 (42.86%) CCNA
6 35 (33.33%) WAN
6 35 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 32 (30.48%) SLA
8 27 (25.71%) Active Directory
9 26 (24.76%) Juniper
10 25 (23.81%) Windows
11 24 (22.86%) LAN
12 23 (21.90%) OSPF
12 23 (21.90%) VMware
13 22 (20.95%) Management Information System
13 22 (20.95%) Finance
14 21 (20.00%) ITIL
14 21 (20.00%) DNS
15 19 (18.10%) Riverbed
16 18 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
16 18 (17.14%) DHCP
17 17 (16.19%) VoIP
17 17 (16.19%) Wireless
18 16 (15.24%) Service Delivery
18 16 (15.24%) MS Exchange
18 16 (15.24%) Network Design
18 16 (15.24%) F5
19 15 (14.29%) TCP/IP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 16 (15.24%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (10.48%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.81%) Lync
6 3 (2.86%) IIS
7 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.81%) MS Office
3 3 (2.86%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Office 365
2 3 (2.86%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (60.00%) BGP
2 51 (48.57%) Firewall
3 35 (33.33%) WAN
4 24 (22.86%) LAN
5 23 (21.90%) OSPF
6 21 (20.00%) DNS
7 18 (17.14%) DHCP
8 17 (16.19%) VoIP
8 17 (16.19%) Wireless
9 15 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 15 (14.29%) VPN
10 14 (13.33%) Internet
11 12 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (10.48%) WLAN
13 9 (8.57%) DSL
14 8 (7.62%) SAN
15 7 (6.67%) ISDN
15 7 (6.67%) Broadband
15 7 (6.67%) NX-OS
16 6 (5.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.81%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (20.95%) Finance
2 14 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.76%) Legal
3 5 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (43.81%) Network Engineer
2 22 (20.95%) Consultant
3 14 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 9 (8.57%) Design Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Network Design Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Network Consultant
8 7 (6.67%) Architect
8 7 (6.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 7 (6.67%) Cisco Consultant
9 6 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
9 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Network Architect
11 4 (3.81%) IP Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 35 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 22 (20.95%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.86%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.86%) Replication
3 3 (2.86%) FlexPod
3 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.90%) IPTV
5 1 (0.95%) NHS
5 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.95%) BBC
5 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.81%) Windows
2 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.62%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.62%) Linux
5 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.90%) UNIX
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.95%) Android
7 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.00%) ITIL
2 16 (15.24%) Service Delivery
2 16 (15.24%) Network Design
3 12 (11.43%) Mentoring
4 9 (8.57%) Network Architecture
5 8 (7.62%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.67%) Change Management
7 6 (5.71%) Project Management
7 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.76%) Business Development
8 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.81%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.81%) Migration
10 3 (2.86%) ERP
10 3 (2.86%) Service Management
10 3 (2.86%) Validation
10 3 (2.86%) Business Continuity
10 3 (2.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.76%) C
2 5 (4.76%) VB
3 4 (3.81%) SQL
4 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (60.95%) CCNP
3 45 (42.86%) CCNA
4 15 (14.29%) CCDA
5 11 (10.48%) CCIE
6 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.71%) MCSE
8 5 (4.76%) MCP
8 5 (4.76%) JNCIS
8 5 (4.76%) CCSE
9 4 (3.81%) JNCIA
9 4 (3.81%) MCSA
10 3 (2.86%) CISSP
10 3 (2.86%) CCSP
10 3 (2.86%) MCITP
11 2 (1.90%) Degree
11 2 (1.90%) CCSA
12 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.95%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (30.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 27 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.48%) vSphere
4 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.81%) XenApp
5 4 (3.81%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.90%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.90%) Firmware
7 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) WSUS
2 6 (5.71%) SCCM
3 3 (2.86%) SCOM
3 3 (2.86%) WMI
4 2 (1.90%) cPanel
4 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.90%) OpenView
4 2 (1.90%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 77 (73.33%) Cisco
2 26 (24.76%) Juniper
3 23 (21.90%) VMware
4 19 (18.10%) Riverbed
5 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 16 (15.24%) F5
7 14 (13.33%) Fortinet
8 8 (7.62%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.67%) Avaya
9 7 (6.67%) HP
10 6 (5.71%) EMC
11 5 (4.76%) Citrix
12 4 (3.81%) WatchGuard
12 4 (3.81%) Meraki
12 4 (3.81%) NetApp
13 3 (2.86%) IBM
13 3 (2.86%) Dell
13 3 (2.86%) McAfee
13 3 (2.86%) Sophos
13 3 (2.86%) SolarWinds
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