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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 183 193 207
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +14
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 62 55 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.78% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.50% 5.06% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 42 44 40
Average salary £37,500 £46,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.35% +32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
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
1127 1086 1320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.38% 15.45% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 847 835 1048
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 April 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 April 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 +9 43 £37,500 -13.29% 5
Cheshire +10 15 £50,000 -
Merseyside +9 2 £50,000 -1.96% 2
Lancashire - 2 £28,500 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 87 (79.82%) Cisco
2 82 (75.23%) Cisco Certification
3 72 (66.06%) BGP
4 59 (54.13%) CCNP
5 55 (50.46%) Firewall
6 47 (43.12%) CCNA
7 44 (40.37%) WAN
8 36 (33.03%) Juniper
9 34 (31.19%) OSPF
10 30 (27.52%) Management Information System
10 30 (27.52%) SLA
11 25 (22.94%) LAN
12 24 (22.02%) TCP/IP
13 23 (21.10%) MS Exchange
14 22 (20.18%) Active Directory
14 22 (20.18%) Finance
15 21 (19.27%) VMware
15 21 (19.27%) Windows
16 20 (18.35%) Wireless
17 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
17 18 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
18 17 (15.60%) Project Management
19 16 (14.68%) Service Delivery
19 16 (14.68%) Change Management
19 16 (14.68%) DNS
19 16 (14.68%) Network Design
19 16 (14.68%) Riverbed
19 16 (14.68%) F5
19 16 (14.68%) Mentoring
20 15 (13.76%) Linux

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 23 (21.10%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (7.34%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.59%) PowerPivot
3 4 (3.67%) MS Office
4 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.17%) Office 365
2 6 (5.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 72 (66.06%) BGP
2 55 (50.46%) Firewall
3 44 (40.37%) WAN
4 34 (31.19%) OSPF
5 25 (22.94%) LAN
6 24 (22.02%) TCP/IP
7 20 (18.35%) Wireless
8 16 (14.68%) DNS
9 15 (13.76%) DHCP
10 12 (11.01%) VoIP
11 11 (10.09%) WLAN
11 11 (10.09%) VPN
12 10 (9.17%) RIP
13 9 (8.26%) Broadband
13 9 (8.26%) Internet
13 9 (8.26%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (6.42%) NX-OS
14 7 (6.42%) ISDN
15 6 (5.50%) Ethernet
15 6 (5.50%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.83%) MySQL
3 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.26%) Retail
4 4 (3.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (46.79%) Network Engineer
2 22 (20.18%) Consultant
3 16 (14.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (12.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (10.09%) Support Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (8.26%) Design Engineer
8 9 (8.26%) Network Design Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Cisco Consultant
9 7 (6.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 7 (6.42%) Network Manager
9 7 (6.42%) Network Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Architect
12 4 (3.67%) Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 30 (27.52%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.50%) Replication
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.75%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.75%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.83%) IPTV
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.92%) BBC
6 1 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.27%) Windows
2 15 (13.76%) Linux
3 7 (6.42%) Ubuntu
3 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.83%) UNIX
7 1 (0.92%) Android
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.60%) Project Management
2 16 (14.68%) Network Design
2 16 (14.68%) Service Delivery
2 16 (14.68%) Change Management
2 16 (14.68%) Mentoring
3 14 (12.84%) ITIL
4 9 (8.26%) Network Architecture
5 8 (7.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.42%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.50%) Validation
7 6 (5.50%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.59%) ERP
8 5 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.59%) Line Management
8 5 (4.59%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.59%) Business Development
9 4 (3.67%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.67%) Migration
10 3 (2.75%) Service Management
10 3 (2.75%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.93%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.34%) C
3 6 (5.50%) SQL
3 6 (5.50%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (75.23%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (54.13%) CCNP
3 47 (43.12%) CCNA
4 14 (12.84%) CCDA
5 11 (10.09%) CCIE
6 10 (9.17%) JNCIA
7 7 (6.42%) LPIC
8 5 (4.59%) JNCIS
8 5 (4.59%) CCSE
9 3 (2.75%) CCSP
9 3 (2.75%) CISSP
9 3 (2.75%) MCP
10 2 (1.83%) HNC
10 2 (1.83%) HND
10 2 (1.83%) MCSE
10 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.83%) CCSA
10 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.83%) MCITP
10 2 (1.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (27.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 22 (20.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.17%) vSphere
4 2 (1.83%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) WSUS
2 6 (5.50%) WMI
3 3 (2.75%) SCCM
4 2 (1.83%) Cacti
4 2 (1.83%) Zenoss
4 2 (1.83%) OpenView
4 2 (1.83%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 87 (79.82%) Cisco
2 36 (33.03%) Juniper
3 21 (19.27%) VMware
4 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
5 16 (14.68%) Riverbed
5 16 (14.68%) F5
6 14 (12.84%) Fortinet
7 9 (8.26%) EMC
8 8 (7.34%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.42%) Red Hat
9 7 (6.42%) HP
9 7 (6.42%) WatchGuard
10 6 (5.50%) Sophos
10 6 (5.50%) Avaya
11 5 (4.59%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.75%) Huawei
12 3 (2.75%) McAfee
12 3 (2.75%) Dell
13 2 (1.83%) Nokia
13 2 (1.83%) Redback
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