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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 199 218 204
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 54 37 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.50% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.35% 3.41% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 42 35 32
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,700 £26,900 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,200 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1009 1086 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.76% 14.60% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 804 903 857
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 27 £47,000 +13.25% 2
Cheshire +15 19 £35,000 -12.50%
Lancashire - 7 £17,500 - 1
Merseyside +6 1 £70,000 +23.89%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 61 (68.54%) Cisco
2 55 (61.80%) Firewall
3 54 (60.67%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (50.56%) LAN
4 45 (50.56%) WAN
5 41 (46.07%) VPN
6 40 (44.94%) CCNP
7 38 (42.70%) VoIP
8 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
9 32 (35.96%) DNS
9 32 (35.96%) Wireless
10 31 (34.83%) CCNA
11 26 (29.21%) DHCP
12 25 (28.09%) ITIL
13 24 (26.97%) Windows
14 21 (23.60%) Telecoms
15 20 (22.47%) TCP/IP
15 20 (22.47%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (21.35%) Active Directory
17 18 (20.22%) Internet
17 18 (20.22%) BGP
17 18 (20.22%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
18 17 (19.10%) IPsec
18 17 (19.10%) Service Delivery
18 17 (19.10%) Juniper
18 17 (19.10%) SSL
19 16 (17.98%) CheckPoint
19 16 (17.98%) Data Centre
20 15 (16.85%) F5

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (12.36%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.62%) Lync
6 4 (4.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Agresso
1 1 (1.12%) MFGPRO
1 1 (1.12%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Office 365
2 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (61.80%) Firewall
2 45 (50.56%) LAN
2 45 (50.56%) WAN
3 41 (46.07%) VPN
4 38 (42.70%) VoIP
5 32 (35.96%) DNS
5 32 (35.96%) Wireless
6 26 (29.21%) DHCP
7 20 (22.47%) TCP/IP
7 20 (22.47%) Cisco IOS
8 18 (20.22%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (20.22%) Internet
8 18 (20.22%) BGP
9 17 (19.10%) SSL
9 17 (19.10%) IPsec
10 15 (16.85%) Ethernet
11 14 (15.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (14.61%) NX-OS
12 13 (14.61%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (12.36%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.25%) MySQL
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 21 (23.60%) Telecoms
2 15 (16.85%) Finance
3 6 (6.74%) Legal
3 6 (6.74%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (38.20%) Network Engineer
2 16 (17.98%) Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Network Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Architect
5 7 (7.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.62%) Administrator
8 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.49%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Director
9 3 (3.37%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) IP Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) IP Network Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.62%) Life Science
3 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.37%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.25%) IPTV
5 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.97%) Windows
2 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.87%) Linux
6 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) ITIL
2 17 (19.10%) Service Delivery
3 11 (12.36%) Security Patching
4 10 (11.24%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (11.24%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (11.24%) WAN Optimisation
5 8 (8.99%) Service Continuity Management
5 8 (8.99%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (7.87%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (7.87%) Project Management
6 7 (7.87%) Service Management
6 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.74%) Migration
7 6 (6.74%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.62%) Change Management
8 5 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.49%) Data Security
9 4 (4.49%) People Management
10 3 (3.37%) Business Continuity
10 3 (3.37%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.25%) SQL
2 1 (1.12%) VB
2 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (60.67%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (44.94%) CCNP
3 31 (34.83%) CCNA
4 8 (8.99%) CCSP
5 7 (7.87%) CCIE
5 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.74%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (6.74%) CCDA
7 5 (5.62%) MCSE
7 5 (5.62%) CCSE
7 5 (5.62%) JNCIS
7 5 (5.62%) Degree
8 4 (4.49%) MCSA
8 4 (4.49%) CISSP
9 3 (3.37%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.25%) MCITP
10 2 (2.25%) CCSA
10 2 (2.25%) MCP
11 1 (1.12%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) PCI DSS
2 7 (7.87%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 19 (21.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) ISA Server
3 7 (7.87%) XenApp
4 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.49%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.49%) vSphere
6 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.25%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) WSUS
2 4 (4.49%) cPanel
3 3 (3.37%) Cisco LMS
3 3 (3.37%) SCCM
3 3 (3.37%) SCOM
4 2 (2.25%) OpenView
4 2 (2.25%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 61 (68.54%) Cisco
2 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
3 17 (19.10%) Juniper
4 16 (17.98%) CheckPoint
5 15 (16.85%) F5
6 14 (15.73%) VMware
7 10 (11.24%) Blue Coat
8 9 (10.11%) Avaya
9 8 (8.99%) Websense
10 7 (7.87%) Citrix
11 6 (6.74%) IBM
12 5 (5.62%) HP
12 5 (5.62%) Riverbed
12 5 (5.62%) SolarWinds
13 4 (4.49%) Meraki
13 4 (4.49%) NetApp
14 3 (3.37%) EMC
15 2 (2.25%) Nokia
15 2 (2.25%) Symantec
15 2 (2.25%) BT
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