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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 174 209 218
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 70 44 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 0.64% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.16% 4.46% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 51 36 40
Average salary £37,500 £46,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.35% +24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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
1137 987 1328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.21% 14.26% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 873 763 1045
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 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 27 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
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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 +27 49 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Cheshire +9 15 £50,000 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £30,000 -
Merseyside +11 2 £50,000 -1.96%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 90 (81.08%) Cisco
2 83 (74.77%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (66.67%) BGP
4 60 (54.05%) CCNP
5 58 (52.25%) Firewall
6 49 (44.14%) CCNA
7 46 (41.44%) WAN
8 39 (35.14%) Juniper
9 38 (34.23%) OSPF
10 31 (27.93%) Management Information System
11 30 (27.03%) SLA
12 26 (23.42%) TCP/IP
12 26 (23.42%) LAN
13 25 (22.52%) MS Exchange
14 24 (21.62%) Active Directory
15 23 (20.72%) VMware
16 22 (19.82%) Finance
17 20 (18.02%) Windows
17 20 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
18 19 (17.12%) DNS
18 19 (17.12%) Wireless
19 17 (15.32%) Change Management
19 17 (15.32%) Project Management
19 17 (15.32%) Linux
19 17 (15.32%) DHCP
19 17 (15.32%) Mentoring
20 16 (14.41%) F5
20 16 (14.41%) Riverbed
20 16 (14.41%) Network Design

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 25 (22.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (7.21%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.50%) PowerPivot
3 3 (2.70%) MS Office
4 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (66.67%) BGP
2 58 (52.25%) Firewall
3 46 (41.44%) WAN
4 38 (34.23%) OSPF
5 26 (23.42%) LAN
5 26 (23.42%) TCP/IP
6 19 (17.12%) DNS
6 19 (17.12%) Wireless
7 17 (15.32%) DHCP
8 14 (12.61%) VPN
9 12 (10.81%) RIP
9 12 (10.81%) VoIP
10 11 (9.91%) Broadband
11 9 (8.11%) WLAN
11 9 (8.11%) VLAN
11 9 (8.11%) Internet
12 8 (7.21%) VPLS
13 7 (6.31%) ISDN
13 7 (6.31%) Ethernet
13 7 (6.31%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.31%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.80%) MySQL
3 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (19.82%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.01%) Retail
4 5 (4.50%) Games
5 2 (1.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (45.95%) Network Engineer
2 22 (19.82%) Consultant
3 16 (14.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (11.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 12 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (9.01%) Technical Consultant
7 9 (8.11%) Design Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) Network Design Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (7.21%) Network Manager
9 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Network Consultant
9 7 (6.31%) Cisco Consultant
9 7 (6.31%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 6 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (5.41%) Senior Technical Consultant
11 5 (4.50%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (4.50%) Architect
11 5 (4.50%) Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 31 (27.93%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.41%) Replication
3 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.80%) IPTV
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.90%) NHS
6 1 (0.90%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.02%) Windows
2 17 (15.32%) Linux
3 8 (7.21%) Ubuntu
3 8 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.80%) UNIX
7 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.32%) Change Management
1 17 (15.32%) Project Management
1 17 (15.32%) Mentoring
2 16 (14.41%) Service Delivery
2 16 (14.41%) Network Design
3 12 (10.81%) ITIL
4 9 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (7.21%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.31%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.41%) Validation
8 5 (4.50%) ERP
8 5 (4.50%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.50%) Business Development
8 5 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.50%) Line Management
8 5 (4.50%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.70%) Network Management
9 3 (2.70%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.70%) Migration
10 2 (1.80%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.31%) C
3 6 (5.41%) SQL
3 6 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (74.77%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (54.05%) CCNP
3 49 (44.14%) CCNA
4 14 (12.61%) CCDA
5 11 (9.91%) JNCIA
6 10 (9.01%) CCIE
7 8 (7.21%) LPIC
8 5 (4.50%) JNCIS
8 5 (4.50%) CCSE
9 3 (2.70%) CCSP
9 3 (2.70%) CISSP
9 3 (2.70%) MCP
10 2 (1.80%) HNC
10 2 (1.80%) HND
10 2 (1.80%) MCSE
10 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.80%) CCSA
10 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.80%) MCITP
10 2 (1.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (27.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 24 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 20 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.81%) vSphere
4 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.80%) Firmware
4 2 (1.80%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) WSUS
2 6 (5.41%) WMI
3 3 (2.70%) SCCM
4 2 (1.80%) Cacti
4 2 (1.80%) Zenoss
4 2 (1.80%) OpenView
4 2 (1.80%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 90 (81.08%) Cisco
2 39 (35.14%) Juniper
3 23 (20.72%) VMware
4 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
5 16 (14.41%) Riverbed
5 16 (14.41%) F5
6 14 (12.61%) Fortinet
7 9 (8.11%) HP
7 9 (8.11%) EMC
8 8 (7.21%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.21%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.31%) WatchGuard
10 6 (5.41%) Avaya
10 6 (5.41%) Sophos
11 4 (3.60%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.70%) McAfee
12 3 (2.70%) Redback
12 3 (2.70%) NetApp
12 3 (2.70%) Dell
13 2 (1.80%) Nokia
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