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

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 159 222 229
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +7
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 74 33 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.34% 3.47% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 70 29 32
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £100,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +4.39%
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
887 951 1056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.87% 14.80% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 753 759 874
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 June 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 June 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 +30 42 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Merseyside +14 14 £34,000 -32.00% 1
Cheshire +49 11 £37,500 +10.29%
Lancashire +9 2 £32,250 +17.27% 1
Cumbria - 1 £32,500 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 58 (57.43%) Cisco
2 55 (54.46%) Juniper
3 50 (49.50%) Firewall
4 40 (39.60%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (35.64%) WAN
6 35 (34.65%) LAN
7 34 (33.66%) Windows
7 34 (33.66%) ITIL
8 33 (32.67%) CCNA
9 30 (29.70%) OSPF
9 30 (29.70%) BGP
9 30 (29.70%) Windows Server
10 29 (28.71%) TCP/IP
11 27 (26.73%) VPN
12 26 (25.74%) CheckPoint
13 25 (24.75%) DNS
14 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
15 21 (20.79%) CCNP
16 20 (19.80%) VLAN
17 19 (18.81%) SIEM
17 19 (18.81%) DHCP
18 17 (16.83%) Management Information System
18 17 (16.83%) Change Management
18 17 (16.83%) Network Security
19 16 (15.84%) Junos
19 16 (15.84%) Cybersecurity
20 15 (14.85%) Wireless
21 14 (13.86%) Telecoms
21 14 (13.86%) VPLS
21 14 (13.86%) Penetration Testing

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 10 (9.90%) SharePoint
1 10 (9.90%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (5.94%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.96%) CMS
5 2 (1.98%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.99%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Office 365
2 3 (2.97%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (49.50%) Firewall
2 36 (35.64%) WAN
3 35 (34.65%) LAN
4 30 (29.70%) BGP
4 30 (29.70%) OSPF
5 29 (28.71%) TCP/IP
6 27 (26.73%) VPN
7 25 (24.75%) DNS
8 20 (19.80%) VLAN
9 19 (18.81%) DHCP
10 17 (16.83%) Network Security
11 16 (15.84%) Junos
12 15 (14.85%) Wireless
13 14 (13.86%) VPLS
14 12 (11.88%) Ethernet
15 11 (10.89%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (10.89%) Internet
16 9 (8.91%) IP Telephony
17 8 (7.92%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (7.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.96%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (13.86%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.91%) Finance
3 7 (6.93%) Marketing
4 6 (5.94%) Billing
5 5 (4.95%) Law
5 5 (4.95%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.97%) Legal
7 2 (1.98%) Banking
7 2 (1.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (33.66%) Network Engineer
2 12 (11.88%) Support Engineer
3 11 (10.89%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (10.89%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 11 (10.89%) Security Specialist
4 10 (9.90%) Network Support
4 10 (9.90%) NOC Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (7.92%) Architect
5 8 (7.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Cisco Support
5 8 (7.92%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Implementation Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) IT Security Specialist
6 7 (6.93%) IT Manager
6 7 (6.93%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.96%) .NET
2 4 (3.96%) REST
2 4 (3.96%) SOAP
3 3 (2.97%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.83%) Management Information System
2 13 (12.87%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.93%) Replication
4 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.95%) Wiki
5 3 (2.97%) iPad
6 2 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.98%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (1.98%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.66%) Windows
2 30 (29.70%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.92%) Linux
4 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.97%) Unix
7 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.66%) ITIL
2 19 (18.81%) SIEM
3 17 (16.83%) Change Management
4 16 (15.84%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (13.86%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (13.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 13 (12.87%) Information Security
7 12 (11.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (9.90%) Network Design
9 9 (8.91%) Project Management
9 9 (8.91%) Service Management
10 7 (6.93%) Change Control
10 7 (6.93%) High Availability
10 7 (6.93%) Service Delivery
11 6 (5.94%) Global Marketing
11 6 (5.94%) Security Management
12 5 (4.95%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (4.95%) Network Architecture
12 5 (4.95%) TOGAF
13 4 (3.96%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.93%) SQL
2 4 (3.96%) C#
2 4 (3.96%) Java
3 2 (1.98%) Perl
3 2 (1.98%) PHP
3 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (39.60%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (32.67%) CCNA
3 21 (20.79%) CCNP
4 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.93%) JNCIA
6 6 (5.94%) JNCIS
7 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.96%) MCSE
8 3 (2.97%) MCSA
9 2 (1.98%) CEH
9 2 (1.98%) CISSP
9 2 (1.98%) Degree
9 2 (1.98%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.99%) CCSA
10 1 (0.99%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.99%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) PCI DSS
2 8 (7.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.98%) vSphere
4 2 (1.98%) XenApp
4 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.98%) Cacti
2 2 (1.98%) Nagios
2 2 (1.98%) OpenNMS
2 2 (1.98%) Puppet
2 2 (1.98%) RANCID
2 2 (1.98%) SCCM
2 2 (1.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (57.43%) Cisco
2 55 (54.46%) Juniper
3 26 (25.74%) CheckPoint
4 13 (12.87%) Intel Security
5 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
5 12 (11.88%) VMware
6 7 (6.93%) Avaya
6 7 (6.93%) NETGEAR
7 6 (5.94%) Ericsson
7 6 (5.94%) GFI Software
8 5 (4.95%) Brocade
8 5 (4.95%) Citrix
8 5 (4.95%) Foundry
9 4 (3.96%) Oracle
10 3 (2.97%) HP
10 3 (2.97%) Huawei
10 3 (2.97%) Ipanema Technologies
10 3 (2.97%) Redback
10 3 (2.97%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.98%) Extreme Networks
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