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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 184 193 209
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +16
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 54 65 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 0.99% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.15% 5.62% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 49 45 43
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -19.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £58,000 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +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
878 1157 1100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.50% 17.60% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 745 874 843
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 -9 31 £46,250 +23.33% 6
Merseyside +23 15 £34,000 -32.00% 1
Cheshire +13 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Lancashire +3 2 £32,250 +13.15% 1
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 46 (63.89%) Cisco
2 39 (54.17%) Juniper
3 36 (50.00%) Firewall
4 29 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (40.28%) OSPF
4 29 (40.28%) BGP
5 25 (34.72%) Windows
6 24 (33.33%) ITIL
6 24 (33.33%) VPN
7 23 (31.94%) LAN
7 23 (31.94%) WAN
8 22 (30.56%) Windows Server
9 21 (29.17%) CheckPoint
9 21 (29.17%) CCNA
10 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
11 19 (26.39%) TCP/IP
12 16 (22.22%) CCNP
13 15 (20.83%) Change Management
13 15 (20.83%) Telecoms
14 14 (19.44%) Network Design
14 14 (19.44%) VLAN
15 13 (18.06%) VPLS
15 13 (18.06%) SIEM
15 13 (18.06%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (18.06%) IPsec
16 12 (16.67%) Wireless
16 12 (16.67%) DHCP
16 12 (16.67%) Ethernet
16 12 (16.67%) DNS
16 12 (16.67%) Junos

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 11 (15.28%) SharePoint
2 10 (13.89%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Office 365
2 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.56%) IaaS
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.39%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (50.00%) Firewall
2 29 (40.28%) BGP
2 29 (40.28%) OSPF
3 24 (33.33%) VPN
4 23 (31.94%) LAN
4 23 (31.94%) WAN
5 19 (26.39%) TCP/IP
6 14 (19.44%) VLAN
7 13 (18.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (18.06%) IPsec
7 13 (18.06%) VPLS
8 12 (16.67%) DHCP
8 12 (16.67%) DNS
8 12 (16.67%) Ethernet
8 12 (16.67%) Junos
8 12 (16.67%) Network Security
8 12 (16.67%) Wireless
9 7 (9.72%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (9.72%) tcpdump
9 7 (9.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.94%) Billing
2 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.56%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Marketing
4 3 (4.17%) Law
4 3 (4.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.78%) Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 7 (9.72%) Security Specialist
5 6 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Cisco Support
5 6 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.94%) IT Manager
6 5 (6.94%) IT Security Specialist
7 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Network Operations Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Network Support
7 4 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.33%) Replication
4 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.94%) Wiki
5 2 (2.78%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.39%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.39%) iPad
6 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.72%) Windows
2 22 (30.56%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.11%) Linux
4 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.56%) Unix
6 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) ITIL
2 15 (20.83%) Change Management
3 14 (19.44%) Network Design
4 13 (18.06%) SIEM
5 10 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (13.89%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (13.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 8 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (9.72%) Information Security
7 7 (9.72%) Network Management
7 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.72%) Project Management
8 5 (6.94%) High Availability
8 5 (6.94%) Network Architecture
9 4 (5.56%) Change Control
9 4 (5.56%) Service Management
10 3 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (4.17%) Presales
10 3 (4.17%) Threat Detection
10 3 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (29.17%) CCNA
3 16 (22.22%) CCNP
4 9 (12.50%) JNCIA
5 6 (8.33%) Degree
6 5 (6.94%) CCSA
6 5 (6.94%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (6.94%) HND
6 5 (6.94%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.17%) MCSE
7 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.78%) CEH
8 2 (2.78%) CISSP
8 2 (2.78%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
4 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.78%) Cacti
2 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 46 (63.89%) Cisco
2 39 (54.17%) Juniper
3 21 (29.17%) CheckPoint
4 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.50%) Intel Security
5 9 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 8 (11.11%) VMware
7 7 (9.72%) F5
8 6 (8.33%) Avaya
9 4 (5.56%) Citrix
9 4 (5.56%) GFI Software
9 4 (5.56%) HP
10 3 (4.17%) Ericsson
10 3 (4.17%) Ipanema Technologies
10 3 (4.17%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.78%) Brocade
11 2 (2.78%) BT
11 2 (2.78%) NETGEAR
11 2 (2.78%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.78%) Redback
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