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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 215 207 226
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 36 37 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.53% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 3.58% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 34 32 24
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £32,750 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £59,400 £54,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1072 1033 1049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.63% 14.79% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 892 878 898
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 -6 24 £38,000 -5.00% 2
Cheshire -8 6 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Cumbria - 4 £42,500 -
Merseyside +1 2 £56,500 - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 49 (62.03%) Cisco
2 34 (43.04%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (37.97%) WAN
4 29 (36.71%) Juniper
4 29 (36.71%) Firewall
5 28 (35.44%) DNS
6 26 (32.91%) VPN
7 25 (31.65%) Ethernet
7 25 (31.65%) LAN
8 23 (29.11%) DHCP
8 23 (29.11%) TCP/IP
8 23 (29.11%) CCNP
9 22 (27.85%) MS Exchange
10 21 (26.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 20 (25.32%) BGP
12 19 (24.05%) OSPF
13 18 (22.78%) Lync
13 18 (22.78%) Load Balancing
14 17 (21.52%) Windows
14 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
15 16 (20.25%) Unified Communications
16 15 (18.99%) VPLS
16 15 (18.99%) Blackberry
17 14 (17.72%) VMware
17 14 (17.72%) CCNA
18 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
18 13 (16.46%) CheckPoint
18 13 (16.46%) Linux
18 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
18 13 (16.46%) Network Design

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 22 (27.85%) MS Exchange
2 21 (26.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (22.78%) Lync
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.27%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Office
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
1 1 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.97%) WAN
2 29 (36.71%) Firewall
3 28 (35.44%) DNS
4 26 (32.91%) VPN
5 25 (31.65%) Ethernet
5 25 (31.65%) LAN
6 23 (29.11%) DHCP
6 23 (29.11%) TCP/IP
7 20 (25.32%) BGP
8 19 (24.05%) OSPF
9 16 (20.25%) Unified Communications
10 15 (18.99%) VPLS
11 12 (15.19%) Wireless
12 11 (13.92%) Internet
13 7 (8.86%) SAN
13 7 (8.86%) ADSL
14 6 (7.59%) Broadband
14 6 (7.59%) SMTP
14 6 (7.59%) VoIP
14 6 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) MySQL
1 2 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
General
1 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.53%) Advertising
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Network Engineer
2 8 (10.13%) Team Leader
3 7 (8.86%) Architect
3 7 (8.86%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.59%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.06%) Pre Sales Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Consultant
6 4 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.80%) IP Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Sales Consultant
8 2 (2.53%) Customer Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) CSS
2 2 (2.53%) jQuery
2 2 (2.53%) HTML5
2 2 (2.53%) REST
2 2 (2.53%) HTML
2 2 (2.53%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) Blackberry
2 8 (10.13%) PKI
3 5 (6.33%) Replication
4 4 (5.06%) IPTV
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) iPhone
5 1 (1.27%) iPad
5 1 (1.27%) Xbox
5 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.52%) Windows
2 13 (16.46%) Linux
3 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.06%) UNIX
6 3 (3.80%) Solaris
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) Load Balancing
2 13 (16.46%) Network Design
3 12 (15.19%) ITIL
4 10 (12.66%) PRINCE2
4 10 (12.66%) Change Management
5 9 (11.39%) Project Management
6 8 (10.13%) Network Management
7 7 (8.86%) Network Architecture
8 6 (7.59%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.33%) Migration
9 5 (6.33%) Project Planning
9 5 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (6.33%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (5.06%) Content Management
10 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (5.06%) Security Architecture
11 3 (3.80%) Identity Management
11 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (2.53%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.80%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.53%) C#
2 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (43.04%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (29.11%) CCNP
3 14 (17.72%) CCNA
4 11 (13.92%) CCIP
4 11 (13.92%) CCIE
5 9 (11.39%) Degree
6 8 (10.13%) JNCIA
7 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
8 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.33%) JNCIE
8 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (6.33%) MCSE
9 4 (5.06%) CCDA
9 4 (5.06%) CCDP
9 4 (5.06%) MCITP
10 2 (2.53%) MCP
10 2 (2.53%) MCTS
11 1 (1.27%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.27%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) SLA
1 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.27%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.13%) UAG
3 6 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.53%) vSphere
5 1 (1.27%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) OpenView
1 4 (5.06%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.53%) Nagios
2 2 (2.53%) Cacti
3 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.27%) SCSM
3 1 (1.27%) WSUS
3 1 (1.27%) SCCM
3 1 (1.27%) SCOM
3 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 49 (62.03%) Cisco
2 29 (36.71%) Juniper
3 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.72%) VMware
5 13 (16.46%) CheckPoint
6 9 (11.39%) Fortinet
7 8 (10.13%) Blue Coat
7 8 (10.13%) HP
8 6 (7.59%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.06%) Redback
9 4 (5.06%) F5
9 4 (5.06%) Riverbed
9 4 (5.06%) NetApp
9 4 (5.06%) Nokia
10 3 (3.80%) IronPort
11 2 (2.53%) Polycom
11 2 (2.53%) Zend
11 2 (2.53%) Kaspersky
11 2 (2.53%) Aruba
11 2 (2.53%) Aerohive Networks
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