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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / North West
Rank 185 209 191
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -18
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 58 22 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 0.39% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.95% 2.69% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 45 18 48
Median salary £40,000 £40,375 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.92% +15.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +1.05%

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
834 818 1117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.06% 14.50% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 628 675 903
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +1 42 £40,000 -3.32% 10
Lancashire +7 12 £41,000 +54.71% 1
Cheshire +15 4 £48,750 +126.74%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 85 (77.98%) Cisco
2 77 (70.64%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (66.97%) BGP
4 66 (60.55%) Firewall
5 64 (58.72%) CCNP
6 55 (50.46%) OSPF
7 50 (45.87%) WAN
8 47 (43.12%) LAN
8 47 (43.12%) DNS
9 45 (41.28%) Juniper
10 37 (33.94%) Network Security
11 36 (33.03%) Network Management
12 35 (32.11%) JNCIP
13 34 (31.19%) Network Design
14 30 (27.52%) Active Directory
15 25 (22.94%) Internet
15 25 (22.94%) Mentoring
16 24 (22.02%) EIGRP
17 23 (21.10%) CCNA
18 22 (20.18%) DHCP
18 22 (20.18%) Finance
18 22 (20.18%) VLAN
19 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
20 19 (17.43%) VoIP
20 19 (17.43%) Windows
20 19 (17.43%) Wireless
21 18 (16.51%) Change Management
21 18 (16.51%) Ethernet
21 18 (16.51%) Data Centre
21 18 (16.51%) F5

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 6 (5.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.09%) Office 365
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.59%) SaaS
4 4 (3.67%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.92%) IaaS
5 1 (0.92%) PaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (66.97%) BGP
2 66 (60.55%) Firewall
3 55 (50.46%) OSPF
4 50 (45.87%) WAN
5 47 (43.12%) DNS
5 47 (43.12%) LAN
6 37 (33.94%) Network Security
7 25 (22.94%) Internet
8 24 (22.02%) EIGRP
9 22 (20.18%) DHCP
9 22 (20.18%) VLAN
10 20 (18.35%) TCP/IP
11 19 (17.43%) VoIP
11 19 (17.43%) Wireless
12 18 (16.51%) Ethernet
13 17 (15.60%) VPN
14 15 (13.76%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (12.84%) Broadband
15 14 (12.84%) TACACS
16 12 (11.01%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.67%) QlikView
2 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 15 (13.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (57.80%) Network Engineer
2 15 (13.76%) Cisco Engineer
2 15 (13.76%) Lead Network Engineer
3 13 (11.93%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Server Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Network Support
8 5 (4.59%) NOC Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) IT Support Technician
9 4 (3.67%) IT Technician
9 4 (3.67%) Network Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Senior IT Support
9 4 (3.67%) Senior IT Technician
9 4 (3.67%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.51%) Data Centre
2 16 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (11.01%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.67%) Wiki
7 3 (2.75%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.43%) Windows
2 17 (15.60%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.67%) Linux
6 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.83%) Unix
8 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.03%) Network Management
2 34 (31.19%) Network Design
3 25 (22.94%) Mentoring
4 18 (16.51%) Change Management
5 15 (13.76%) High Availability
6 14 (12.84%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (10.09%) Information Security
7 11 (10.09%) ITIL
8 8 (7.34%) Configuration Management
8 8 (7.34%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (5.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (5.50%) Security Patching
9 6 (5.50%) Software Deployment
10 5 (4.59%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (4.59%) Presales
10 5 (4.59%) Ticket Management
10 5 (4.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 4 (3.67%) Migration
11 4 (3.67%) Six Sigma
11 4 (3.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.84%) SQL
2 4 (3.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 77 (70.64%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (58.72%) CCNP
3 35 (32.11%) JNCIP
4 23 (21.10%) CCNA
5 13 (11.93%) CCIE
6 11 (10.09%) Degree
7 8 (7.34%) MCSE
7 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (6.42%) MCITP
9 6 (5.50%) A+ Certification
9 6 (5.50%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (3.67%) MCTS
10 4 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.92%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.76%) PCI DSS
2 13 (11.93%) SLA
3 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (27.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.84%) Hyper-V
3 12 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.92%) Firmware
6 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (11.01%) Nagios
1 12 (11.01%) OpenNMS
2 11 (10.09%) Puppet
3 8 (7.34%) Cacti
3 8 (7.34%) RANCID
3 8 (7.34%) SCCM
4 7 (6.42%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.67%) OPNET
6 3 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (77.98%) Cisco
2 45 (41.28%) Juniper
3 18 (16.51%) F5
4 17 (15.60%) CheckPoint
5 16 (14.68%) Ericsson
5 16 (14.68%) Huawei
6 15 (13.76%) Fortinet
7 14 (12.84%) VMware
8 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
9 7 (6.42%) Extreme Networks
9 7 (6.42%) Meraki
10 6 (5.50%) Avaya
10 6 (5.50%) SonicWALL
11 5 (4.59%) Palo Alto
12 4 (3.67%) Brocade
12 4 (3.67%) Foundry
12 4 (3.67%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (3.67%) Symantec
12 4 (3.67%) ZyXEL
13 3 (2.75%) Draytek
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