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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 229 195 226
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +31
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 36 50 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.72% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.25% 5.18% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 26 40 13
Average salary £37,500 £44,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.73% +27.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £33,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £49,500
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
1106 965 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.91% 13.96% 14.42%
Number of salaries quoted 925 794 883
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,700 £50,000 £60,000
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -36 17 £32,500 -27.77% 6
Lancashire +8 11 £30,750 -19.60% 2
Cheshire -6 6 £47,750 +73.63% 1
Merseyside +14 1 £55,000 +59.42%
Cumbria - 1 £42,500 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 53 (74.65%) Cisco
2 41 (57.75%) WAN
3 34 (47.89%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (47.89%) Firewall
4 33 (46.48%) Juniper
5 32 (45.07%) MS Exchange
6 31 (43.66%) LAN
7 28 (39.44%) OSPF
7 28 (39.44%) TCP/IP
8 26 (36.62%) DNS
9 25 (35.21%) Linux
10 24 (33.80%) BGP
10 24 (33.80%) CCNA
11 22 (30.99%) VPN
12 21 (29.58%) DHCP
12 21 (29.58%) Change Management
12 21 (29.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
14 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
14 18 (25.35%) VMware
15 17 (23.94%) Windows
16 14 (19.72%) Ethernet
16 14 (19.72%) RIP
16 14 (19.72%) VPLS
17 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (16.90%) CCNP
18 12 (16.90%) Management Information System
18 12 (16.90%) Wireless
18 12 (16.90%) Project Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 32 (45.07%) MS Exchange
2 21 (29.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.68%) Lync
4 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (57.75%) WAN
2 34 (47.89%) Firewall
3 31 (43.66%) LAN
4 28 (39.44%) OSPF
4 28 (39.44%) TCP/IP
5 26 (36.62%) DNS
6 24 (33.80%) BGP
7 22 (30.99%) VPN
8 21 (29.58%) DHCP
9 14 (19.72%) Ethernet
9 14 (19.72%) RIP
9 14 (19.72%) VPLS
10 12 (16.90%) Wireless
11 11 (15.49%) Broadband
12 9 (12.68%) Unified Communications
12 9 (12.68%) VLAN
13 8 (11.27%) Junos
14 6 (8.45%) VoIP
14 6 (8.45%) ADSL
15 5 (7.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.27%) Retail
2 5 (7.04%) Games
2 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (35.21%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Team Leader
3 6 (8.45%) Network Manager
3 6 (8.45%) Operations Manager
3 6 (8.45%) Network Operations Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.63%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Head of Operations
6 3 (4.23%) Head of Infrastructure
6 3 (4.23%) Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Head of IT
6 3 (4.23%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Network Support
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) HTML
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
1 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.82%) CSS
1 2 (2.82%) HTML5
1 2 (2.82%) REST
1 2 (2.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (16.90%) Management Information System
3 9 (12.68%) Blackberry
4 8 (11.27%) Replication
5 5 (7.04%) PKI
6 1 (1.41%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Linux
2 17 (23.94%) Windows
3 8 (11.27%) Ubuntu
3 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.04%) UNIX
5 4 (5.63%) Solaris
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) Change Management
2 12 (16.90%) Project Management
3 9 (12.68%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.27%) Network Design
5 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.45%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.04%) ITIL
7 4 (5.63%) Content Management
7 4 (5.63%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.63%) Identity Management
7 4 (5.63%) Network Management
7 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.23%) Operations Management
8 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.23%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (4.23%) Validation
8 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.82%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.82%) ERP
9 2 (2.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.23%) C
4 2 (2.82%) C#
4 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (47.89%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (33.80%) CCNA
3 12 (16.90%) CCNP
4 8 (11.27%) Degree
4 8 (11.27%) JNCIA
4 8 (11.27%) LPIC
5 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.23%) CCDA
6 3 (4.23%) CCDP
7 1 (1.41%) MCITP
7 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.41%) CCSE
7 1 (1.41%) CCSA
7 1 (1.41%) MCSE
7 1 (1.41%) HNC
7 1 (1.41%) HND
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.27%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (8.45%) vSphere
5 5 (7.04%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.04%) UAG
6 3 (4.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) WSUS
2 3 (4.23%) WMI
2 3 (4.23%) Cacti
3 2 (2.82%) Nagios
4 1 (1.41%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 53 (74.65%) Cisco
2 33 (46.48%) Juniper
3 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
3 18 (25.35%) VMware
4 8 (11.27%) Fortinet
4 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
5 7 (9.86%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.04%) NetApp
7 4 (5.63%) Blue Coat
7 4 (5.63%) IronPort
8 3 (4.23%) WatchGuard
8 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.23%) Avaya
8 3 (4.23%) HP
8 3 (4.23%) EMC
8 3 (4.23%) Sophos
9 2 (2.82%) Redback
9 2 (2.82%) BT
9 2 (2.82%) Aruba
9 2 (2.82%) Aerohive Networks
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