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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 209 217 203
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 44 32 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 3.05% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 38 32 32
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £28,000 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £60,000 £49,800
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
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
947 1050 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.52% 14.68% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 763 888 881
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £53,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +6 27 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Cheshire +9 11 £35,000 -12.50%
Merseyside +18 3 £50,000 -13.79%
Lancashire -4 3 £17,500 -63.15% 6
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 84 (77.06%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (76.15%) Cisco
3 64 (58.72%) CCNP
4 57 (52.29%) Firewall
5 54 (49.54%) BGP
6 45 (41.28%) WAN
7 44 (40.37%) CCNA
8 36 (33.03%) VoIP
9 35 (32.11%) VPN
10 34 (31.19%) LAN
11 31 (28.44%) Juniper
12 27 (24.77%) Windows
12 27 (24.77%) Service Delivery
12 27 (24.77%) Wireless
13 26 (23.85%) ITIL
13 26 (23.85%) DNS
13 26 (23.85%) Data Centre
14 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
14 25 (22.94%) Finance
15 24 (22.02%) F5
16 22 (20.18%) DHCP
17 21 (19.27%) Telecoms
17 21 (19.27%) Cisco IOS
18 20 (18.35%) OSPF
18 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
18 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
18 20 (18.35%) SLA
19 19 (17.43%) Management Information System
19 19 (17.43%) Riverbed
20 18 (16.51%) Internet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (9.17%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.42%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.59%) Lync
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.50%) MS Office
3 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.50%) Office 365
2 4 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (52.29%) Firewall
2 54 (49.54%) BGP
3 45 (41.28%) WAN
4 36 (33.03%) VoIP
5 35 (32.11%) VPN
6 34 (31.19%) LAN
7 27 (24.77%) Wireless
8 26 (23.85%) DNS
9 22 (20.18%) DHCP
10 21 (19.27%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
11 20 (18.35%) OSPF
12 18 (16.51%) Internet
13 16 (14.68%) NX-OS
14 13 (11.93%) WLAN
15 12 (11.01%) Ethernet
15 12 (11.01%) SSL
15 12 (11.01%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (11.01%) IPsec
16 11 (10.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.83%) MySQL
General
1 25 (22.94%) Finance
2 21 (19.27%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.50%) Legal
4 5 (4.59%) Retail
5 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (42.20%) Network Engineer
2 17 (15.60%) Consultant
3 13 (11.93%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Architect
5 10 (9.17%) Technical Consultant
5 10 (9.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Network Design Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Design Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Network Analyst
7 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Technical Director
10 4 (3.67%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.85%) Data Centre
2 19 (17.43%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.75%) Life Science
3 3 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.75%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.83%) IPTV
5 1 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.77%) Windows
2 15 (13.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (11.01%) Linux
5 8 (7.34%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.83%) UNIX
7 2 (1.83%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.77%) Service Delivery
2 26 (23.85%) ITIL
3 12 (11.01%) Network Design
4 9 (8.26%) Mentoring
5 8 (7.34%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (6.42%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (6.42%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (6.42%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.42%) Security Patching
7 6 (5.50%) Migration
7 6 (5.50%) Change Management
8 5 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.59%) Service Management
8 5 (4.59%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.67%) Service Continuity Management
9 4 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.67%) Data Security
9 4 (3.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.59%) VB
1 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.83%) SQL
3 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 84 (77.06%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (58.72%) CCNP
3 44 (40.37%) CCNA
4 15 (13.76%) CCDA
5 13 (11.93%) CCIE
6 7 (6.42%) CCSP
6 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.59%) CCSE
7 5 (4.59%) JNCIS
7 5 (4.59%) MCSE
8 4 (3.67%) MCSA
8 4 (3.67%) CISSP
8 4 (3.67%) JNCIA
8 4 (3.67%) MCP
9 3 (2.75%) Degree
10 2 (1.83%) MCITP
10 2 (1.83%) CCSA
11 1 (0.92%) LPIC
11 1 (0.92%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.35%) SLA
2 7 (6.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.42%) ISA Server
4 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.67%) XenApp
5 4 (3.67%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.67%) vSphere
6 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.83%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) WSUS
1 5 (4.59%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) cPanel
3 3 (2.75%) Cisco LMS
3 3 (2.75%) SCOM
4 2 (1.83%) OpenView
4 2 (1.83%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 83 (76.15%) Cisco
2 31 (28.44%) Juniper
3 25 (22.94%) Microsoft
4 24 (22.02%) F5
5 19 (17.43%) Riverbed
6 16 (14.68%) VMware
7 14 (12.84%) CheckPoint
8 9 (8.26%) Blue Coat
9 7 (6.42%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.42%) Websense
10 6 (5.50%) Avaya
11 5 (4.59%) HP
11 5 (4.59%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.67%) Meraki
12 4 (3.67%) Citrix
12 4 (3.67%) NetApp
13 3 (2.75%) EMC
13 3 (2.75%) IBM
14 2 (1.83%) Dell
14 2 (1.83%) Nokia
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £1 per annum
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FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus bonus, + oncall + excellent ben
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum
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