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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 171 202 217
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +15
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 72 35 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.64% 3.81% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 53 32 31
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%
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
1084 919 1276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.28% 14.12% 17.53%
Number of salaries quoted 857 752 1012
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +28 49 £35,000 -15.66% 13
Cheshire +2 16 £75,000 +50.00% 2
Lancashire - 4 £29,500 -
Merseyside - 2 £50,000 - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 89 (81.65%) Cisco
2 80 (73.39%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (66.97%) BGP
4 57 (52.29%) CCNP
5 55 (50.46%) Firewall
6 51 (46.79%) CCNA
7 47 (43.12%) WAN
8 38 (34.86%) OSPF
9 36 (33.03%) Juniper
10 30 (27.52%) Management Information System
11 29 (26.61%) SLA
12 27 (24.77%) LAN
13 26 (23.85%) MS Exchange
13 26 (23.85%) TCP/IP
14 24 (22.02%) Active Directory
15 22 (20.18%) Finance
15 22 (20.18%) VMware
16 20 (18.35%) Windows
16 20 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (17.43%) Linux
17 19 (17.43%) DNS
17 19 (17.43%) Microsoft
18 18 (16.51%) Project Management
19 17 (15.60%) Wireless
20 16 (14.68%) VPN
20 16 (14.68%) DHCP
20 16 (14.68%) Network Design
20 16 (14.68%) Mentoring
21 15 (13.76%) CCDA
21 15 (13.76%) Change Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 26 (23.85%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (7.34%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.75%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.59%) PowerPivot
3 4 (3.67%) MS Office
4 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 73 (66.97%) BGP
2 55 (50.46%) Firewall
3 47 (43.12%) WAN
4 38 (34.86%) OSPF
5 27 (24.77%) LAN
6 26 (23.85%) TCP/IP
7 19 (17.43%) DNS
8 17 (15.60%) Wireless
9 16 (14.68%) VPN
9 16 (14.68%) DHCP
10 13 (11.93%) RIP
11 10 (9.17%) Broadband
11 10 (9.17%) VoIP
11 10 (9.17%) VLAN
12 9 (8.26%) VPLS
12 9 (8.26%) WLAN
13 8 (7.34%) Junos
14 7 (6.42%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (6.42%) ISDN
14 7 (6.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Retail
3 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.59%) Games
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (44.04%) Network Engineer
2 23 (21.10%) Consultant
3 17 (15.60%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (12.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Support Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (9.17%) Technical Consultant
7 9 (8.26%) Design Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) Network Design Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) Cisco Consultant
9 7 (6.42%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 7 (6.42%) Network Manager
9 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Network Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) Architect
10 6 (5.50%) Operations Manager
10 6 (5.50%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) Network Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 30 (27.52%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.50%) Replication
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.75%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.92%) NHS
5 1 (0.92%) BBC
5 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.35%) Windows
2 19 (17.43%) Linux
3 9 (8.26%) Ubuntu
3 9 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.92%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) Project Management
2 16 (14.68%) Network Design
2 16 (14.68%) Mentoring
3 15 (13.76%) Change Management
4 14 (12.84%) Service Delivery
5 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (7.34%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.42%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.50%) Validation
7 6 (5.50%) ITIL
8 5 (4.59%) ERP
8 5 (4.59%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.59%) Business Development
8 5 (4.59%) Line Management
9 2 (1.83%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (1.83%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (1.83%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (1.83%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.93%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.42%) C
3 6 (5.50%) SQL
3 6 (5.50%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (73.39%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (52.29%) CCNP
3 51 (46.79%) CCNA
4 15 (13.76%) CCDA
5 12 (11.01%) JNCIA
6 9 (8.26%) LPIC
7 6 (5.50%) CCIE
8 5 (4.59%) VCP4
9 3 (2.75%) CISSP
9 3 (2.75%) CCSP
9 3 (2.75%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.75%) CCSE
9 3 (2.75%) MCP
10 2 (1.83%) HNC
10 2 (1.83%) HND
10 2 (1.83%) MCSE
10 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.83%) MCITP
10 2 (1.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (26.61%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (22.02%) Active Directory
2 20 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.01%) vSphere
4 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.83%) Firmware
5 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) WSUS
2 6 (5.50%) WMI
3 3 (2.75%) SCCM
4 2 (1.83%) Cacti
4 2 (1.83%) Zenoss
4 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 89 (81.65%) Cisco
2 36 (33.03%) Juniper
3 22 (20.18%) VMware
4 19 (17.43%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.84%) Fortinet
5 14 (12.84%) Riverbed
5 14 (12.84%) F5
6 9 (8.26%) EMC
6 9 (8.26%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.42%) WatchGuard
8 6 (5.50%) Avaya
8 6 (5.50%) Sophos
9 5 (4.59%) HP
10 4 (3.67%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.75%) McAfee
11 3 (2.75%) Redback
11 3 (2.75%) Dell
11 3 (2.75%) NetApp
12 2 (1.83%) Huawei
12 2 (1.83%) BT
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