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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 65 86 77
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 12 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.62% 0.44% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.92% 4.40% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 9
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
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
121 91 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 16.35% 9.91% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 98 83 167
Average salary £47,500 £38,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £31,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,150 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Oxford

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) ITIL
1 13 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) VMware
3 10 (76.92%) Firewall
4 9 (69.23%) Cisco
5 7 (53.85%) HP
6 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
6 6 (46.15%) LAN
7 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
7 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 4 (30.77%) Linux
7 4 (30.77%) MCSE
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 4 (30.77%) IIS
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (30.77%) CCNA
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (30.77%) Juniper
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
7 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
7 4 (30.77%) JNCIA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) ADSL
5 3 (23.08%) ISDN
5 3 (23.08%) 4G
6 2 (15.38%) HTTP
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) IPsec
6 2 (15.38%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 2 (15.38%) SSL
6 2 (15.38%) OSPF
6 2 (15.38%) BGP
6 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
6 2 (15.38%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Account Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Security Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Account Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Client Account Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Security Solutions Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
2 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
2 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (30.77%) JNCIA
2 4 (30.77%) MCSE
2 4 (30.77%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco
3 7 (53.85%) HP
4 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) Juniper
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) F5
6 3 (23.08%) Veeam