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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 202 208 223
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 41 52 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.79% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 5.26% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 34 41 34
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £17,500 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £60,000 £59,400
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
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
963 988 1079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.67% 15.00% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 807 787 899
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 30 £40,250 -17.01% 1
Cheshire +15 4 £47,000 +34.28% 1
Merseyside -10 4 £35,000 -50.00%
Lancashire +1 1 £35,000 +100.00%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 65 (59.63%) Cisco
2 58 (53.21%) Juniper
3 54 (49.54%) Firewall
4 50 (45.87%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (40.37%) WAN
6 35 (32.11%) BGP
6 35 (32.11%) CCNA
6 35 (32.11%) ITIL
7 34 (31.19%) DNS
8 33 (30.28%) Windows
8 33 (30.28%) LAN
8 33 (30.28%) OSPF
9 29 (26.61%) Windows Server
10 28 (25.69%) CCNP
11 27 (24.77%) TCP/IP
12 25 (22.94%) VPN
13 24 (22.02%) DHCP
13 24 (22.02%) CheckPoint
14 23 (21.10%) Active Directory
15 21 (19.27%) Telecoms
15 21 (19.27%) VLAN
16 20 (18.35%) Internet
17 18 (16.51%) SIEM
18 16 (14.68%) Network Security
18 16 (14.68%) Management Information System
18 16 (14.68%) VMware
19 15 (13.76%) Wireless
19 15 (13.76%) Change Management
19 15 (13.76%) VPLS
19 15 (13.76%) 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 8 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (5.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.67%) CMS
3 4 (3.67%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.75%) IIS
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) IaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (49.54%) Firewall
2 44 (40.37%) WAN
3 35 (32.11%) BGP
4 34 (31.19%) DNS
5 33 (30.28%) LAN
5 33 (30.28%) OSPF
6 27 (24.77%) TCP/IP
7 25 (22.94%) VPN
8 24 (22.02%) DHCP
9 21 (19.27%) VLAN
10 20 (18.35%) Internet
11 16 (14.68%) Network Security
12 15 (13.76%) VPLS
12 15 (13.76%) Wireless
13 14 (12.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (12.84%) Junos
14 13 (11.93%) VoIP
15 12 (11.01%) Ethernet
15 12 (11.01%) IP Telephony
16 11 (10.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (19.27%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.34%) Finance
3 7 (6.42%) Marketing
4 5 (4.59%) Billing
4 5 (4.59%) Law
5 2 (1.83%) Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (35.78%) Network Engineer
2 13 (11.93%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (11.01%) Architect
3 12 (11.01%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.09%) Network Support
4 11 (10.09%) WAN Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (8.26%) Cisco Support
6 9 (8.26%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 9 (8.26%) Juniper Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) NOC Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Security Specialist
7 8 (7.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Implementation Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) IT Manager
8 7 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) IT Security Specialist
8 7 (6.42%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.17%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.67%) .NET
2 4 (3.67%) REST
2 4 (3.67%) SOAP
3 1 (0.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Management Information System
2 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.59%) iPad
4 5 (4.59%) Replication
4 5 (4.59%) Wiki
5 3 (2.75%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.28%) Windows
2 29 (26.61%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.34%) Linux
4 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.75%) Unix
7 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.11%) ITIL
2 18 (16.51%) SIEM
3 15 (13.76%) Change Management
4 14 (12.84%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (11.93%) Information Security
5 13 (11.93%) Network Design
6 12 (11.01%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (11.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 10 (9.17%) Service Management
8 9 (8.26%) Service Delivery
8 9 (8.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (6.42%) Change Control
9 7 (6.42%) High Availability
9 7 (6.42%) Network Management
10 6 (5.50%) Global Marketing
10 6 (5.50%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (5.50%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (5.50%) Project Management
10 6 (5.50%) Security Management
11 5 (4.59%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.67%) C#
1 4 (3.67%) Java
1 4 (3.67%) SQL
2 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.83%) Perl
3 2 (1.83%) PHP
3 2 (1.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 50 (45.87%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (32.11%) CCNA
3 28 (25.69%) CCNP
4 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.34%) JNCIA
6 7 (6.42%) JNCIP
6 7 (6.42%) MCSA
7 6 (5.50%) JNCIS
7 6 (5.50%) MCSE
8 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.75%) CEH
9 3 (2.75%) CISSP
9 3 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.92%) CCDP
11 1 (0.92%) CCIE
11 1 (0.92%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.09%) PCI DSS
2 10 (9.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (7.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 23 (21.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.75%) vSphere
3 3 (2.75%) XenApp
3 3 (2.75%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) FortiGate
2 7 (6.42%) Nagios
2 7 (6.42%) OpenNMS
3 2 (1.83%) Cacti
3 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.83%) Puppet
3 2 (1.83%) RANCID
3 2 (1.83%) SCCM
3 2 (1.83%) SCOM
4 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 65 (59.63%) Cisco
2 58 (53.21%) Juniper
3 24 (22.02%) CheckPoint
4 16 (14.68%) VMware
5 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
6 12 (11.01%) Intel Security
7 10 (9.17%) Brocade
7 10 (9.17%) Ericsson
7 10 (9.17%) Foundry
8 7 (6.42%) Huawei
8 7 (6.42%) NETGEAR
8 7 (6.42%) ZyXEL
9 6 (5.50%) GFI Software
9 6 (5.50%) HP
10 5 (4.59%) Avaya
11 4 (3.67%) Citrix
11 4 (3.67%) Oracle
12 3 (2.75%) EMC
12 3 (2.75%) Redback
13 2 (1.83%) F5
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