The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 75 77 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 3 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.42% 0.94% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.05% 6.25% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 1
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
MPLS
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 144 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 10.28% 14.98% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 60 129 100
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +29.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MPLS
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Oxford region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Oxford

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Redback
2 3 (75.00%) Network Design
2 3 (75.00%) JNCIE
2 3 (75.00%) VPLS
2 3 (75.00%) CCDP
2 3 (75.00%) CCIP
2 3 (75.00%) CCIE
2 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) RIP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Degree

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VPLS
2 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) RIP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Network Architect
1 3 (75.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) JNCIE
2 3 (75.00%) CCIP
2 3 (75.00%) CCIE
2 3 (75.00%) CCDP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) Redback
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Dell