The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 83 78 126
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +48
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 51 57 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.18% 2.52% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.07% 8.12% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 33 52 5
Average salary £55,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £62,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
721 702 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.80% 31.08% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 395 541 426
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MPLS
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MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MPLS
Salary Trend in Reading

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Reading

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Reading

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

1 123 (84.83%) Cisco
2 120 (82.76%) Firewall
3 111 (76.55%) BGP
4 106 (73.10%) OSPF
5 97 (66.90%) Telecoms
6 91 (62.76%) VoIP
7 88 (60.69%) SNMP
8 71 (48.97%) Network Management
9 66 (45.52%) DNS
10 61 (42.07%) Cisco Nexus
11 58 (40.00%) Internet
12 52 (35.86%) Juniper
13 51 (35.17%) Broadband
13 51 (35.17%) Billing
14 50 (34.48%) Smartphone
15 47 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
15 47 (32.41%) Retail
16 41 (28.28%) VPN
17 38 (26.21%) CCNP
18 31 (21.38%) Huawei
18 31 (21.38%) F5
19 26 (17.93%) Load Balancing
20 25 (17.24%) IPsec
20 25 (17.24%) PPP
21 24 (16.55%) Ethernet
21 24 (16.55%) WAN
22 21 (14.48%) CheckPoint
23 19 (13.10%) CCNA
23 19 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
24 18 (12.41%) Validation

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 6 (4.14%) MS Exchange
1 6 (4.14%) Lync
2 5 (3.45%) IIS
3 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 120 (82.76%) Firewall
2 111 (76.55%) BGP
3 106 (73.10%) OSPF
4 91 (62.76%) VoIP
5 88 (60.69%) SNMP
6 66 (45.52%) DNS
7 61 (42.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 58 (40.00%) Internet
9 51 (35.17%) Broadband
10 41 (28.28%) VPN
11 25 (17.24%) PPP
11 25 (17.24%) IPsec
12 24 (16.55%) Ethernet
12 24 (16.55%) WAN
13 19 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (11.72%) xDSL
15 15 (10.34%) ISDN
16 14 (9.66%) SMTP
16 14 (9.66%) RIP
16 14 (9.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 97 (66.90%) Telecoms
2 51 (35.17%) Billing
3 47 (32.41%) Retail
4 5 (3.45%) Finance
5 2 (1.38%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (33.10%) Design Engineer
1 48 (33.10%) IP Engineer
1 48 (33.10%) Senior Design Engineer
2 46 (31.72%) Senior IP Engineer
3 31 (21.38%) Security Engineer
4 29 (20.00%) Network Engineer
5 27 (18.62%) Senior Security Engineer
6 19 (13.10%) Technical Design Authority
7 14 (9.66%) Voice Engineer
8 12 (8.28%) Consultant
9 11 (7.59%) NOC Engineer
10 10 (6.90%) Voice Network Engineer
10 10 (6.90%) Network Consultant
11 8 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (4.83%) Support Engineer
13 6 (4.14%) Security Consultant
13 6 (4.14%) Network Security Engineer
13 6 (4.14%) Network Support
13 6 (4.14%) Network Security Consultant
14 4 (2.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.76%) .NET
2 1 (0.69%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 50 (34.48%) Smartphone
2 2 (1.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.38%) SecurID
3 1 (0.69%) PKI
3 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.72%) UNIX
2 6 (4.14%) Windows
2 6 (4.14%) Linux
2 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Vista
4 4 (2.76%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) Solaris
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (48.97%) Network Management
2 26 (17.93%) Load Balancing
3 18 (12.41%) Validation
4 17 (11.72%) Capacity Management
5 14 (9.66%) ITIL
6 10 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (6.90%) Change Management
6 10 (6.90%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (4.14%) Network Design
7 6 (4.14%) Project Management
8 5 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.45%) Release Management
9 4 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.76%) Security Management
10 3 (2.07%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.38%) eTOM
11 2 (1.38%) Stress Testing
12 1 (0.69%) Product Marketing
12 1 (0.69%) Time Management
12 1 (0.69%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.59%) Perl
2 6 (4.14%) SQL
2 6 (4.14%) Python
2 6 (4.14%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.38%) C
4 1 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (26.21%) CCNP
3 19 (13.10%) CCNA
4 15 (10.34%) CCIE
5 10 (6.90%) Degree
6 6 (4.14%) CCSP
7 5 (3.45%) Sun Certification
7 5 (3.45%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.76%) MCP
8 4 (2.76%) CCDP
8 4 (2.76%) CCIP
8 4 (2.76%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.07%) SCSA
10 2 (1.38%) CISSP
10 2 (1.38%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.69%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.69%) MCTS
11 1 (0.69%) MCITP
11 1 (0.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) SLA
2 4 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 123 (84.83%) Cisco
2 52 (35.86%) Juniper
3 31 (21.38%) Huawei
3 31 (21.38%) F5
4 21 (14.48%) CheckPoint
5 16 (11.03%) Nortel
6 14 (9.66%) Nokia
7 11 (7.59%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.14%) Sun
8 6 (4.14%) Oracle
9 5 (3.45%) VMware
10 4 (2.76%) Aruba
10 4 (2.76%) Sage
10 4 (2.76%) HP
11 2 (1.38%) Siemens
11 2 (1.38%) Veritas
11 2 (1.38%) Citrix
11 2 (1.38%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.38%) Polycom
11 2 (1.38%) Tufin