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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 219 201 215
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 18 56 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.79% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.20% 4.88% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16 44 30
Average salary £39,438 £35,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.68% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £46,700 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +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
820 1147 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.47% 16.23% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 679 954 798
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
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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 0 11 £40,875 +16.78% 2
Cheshire +23 5 £21,500 -71.33%
Lancashire +5 1 £26,500 -11.66%
Merseyside -13 1 £52,000 +4.00%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 38 (65.52%) Firewall
2 34 (58.62%) Cisco
3 30 (51.72%) LAN
4 29 (50.00%) VPN
5 26 (44.83%) WAN
6 24 (41.38%) Telecoms
7 22 (37.93%) Wireless
7 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
8 21 (36.21%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
9 18 (31.03%) ITIL
10 17 (29.31%) SolarWinds
11 16 (27.59%) VoIP
11 16 (27.59%) IPsec
12 15 (25.86%) DNS
13 14 (24.14%) CCNA
14 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
14 13 (22.41%) CCNP
14 13 (22.41%) Windows
15 12 (20.69%) DHCP
15 12 (20.69%) CheckPoint
15 12 (20.69%) OSPF
15 12 (20.69%) BGP
15 12 (20.69%) F5
16 11 (18.97%) Capacity Planning
16 11 (18.97%) Juniper
17 10 (17.24%) Finance
17 10 (17.24%) Network Design
17 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (15.52%) Cisco PIX

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Line 500
1 2 (3.45%) MFGPRO
1 2 (3.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.34%) Office 365
3 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.72%) IaaS
5 1 (1.72%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (65.52%) Firewall
2 30 (51.72%) LAN
3 29 (50.00%) VPN
4 26 (44.83%) WAN
5 22 (37.93%) Wireless
6 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
7 16 (27.59%) IPsec
7 16 (27.59%) VoIP
8 15 (25.86%) DNS
9 12 (20.69%) BGP
9 12 (20.69%) DHCP
9 12 (20.69%) OSPF
10 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (15.52%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (15.52%) Cisco PIX
11 9 (15.52%) Ethernet
12 8 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (12.07%) Cisco Wireless
13 7 (12.07%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 24 (41.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.24%) Finance
3 5 (8.62%) Billing
3 5 (8.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.17%) Legal
5 2 (3.45%) Law
6 1 (1.72%) Advertising
6 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Network Support
2 8 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Administrator
4 6 (10.34%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) IP Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Network Operations Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Technical Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Customer Service Advisor
7 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
1 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Life Science
2 2 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.72%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.90%) Unix
5 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (17.24%) Network Design
4 8 (13.79%) Project Management
5 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
5 7 (12.07%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.34%) Network Management
7 4 (6.90%) Change Management
7 4 (6.90%) High Availability
7 4 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) Security Patching
7 4 (6.90%) Service Continuity Management
8 3 (5.17%) Line Management
8 3 (5.17%) Presales
8 3 (5.17%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.45%) Low Latency
9 2 (3.45%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (24.14%) CCNA
3 13 (22.41%) CCNP
4 8 (13.79%) Degree
5 5 (8.62%) CCSA
5 5 (8.62%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (8.62%) HND
6 4 (6.90%) CCSP
6 4 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (6.90%) JNCIA
6 4 (6.90%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.72%) CCDA
7 1 (1.72%) MCSA
7 1 (1.72%) MCSE
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) XenApp
3 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.90%) ISA Server
3 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.72%) vSphere
4 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (6.90%) Cacti
2 4 (6.90%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) Cisco
2 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.31%) SolarWinds
4 12 (20.69%) CheckPoint
4 12 (20.69%) F5
5 11 (18.97%) Juniper
6 8 (13.79%) VMware
7 7 (12.07%) Avaya
8 6 (10.34%) HP
9 5 (8.62%) Citrix
10 4 (6.90%) Blue Coat
10 4 (6.90%) BT
10 4 (6.90%) Forcepoint
10 4 (6.90%) IBM
10 4 (6.90%) Palo Alto
11 2 (3.45%) Epicor
11 2 (3.45%) Mitel
11 2 (3.45%) NETGEAR
11 2 (3.45%) QAD
11 2 (3.45%) Sophos
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