The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 71 53 58
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 88 96 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.51% 3.85% 4.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.56% 12.48% 10.55%
Number of salaries quoted 48 43 79
Average salary £57,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.85% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,100 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,550 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.19%
MPLS
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
761 769 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.32% 30.86% 39.53%
Number of salaries quoted 412 517 648
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 21 April 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Reading

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 105 (65.22%) Cisco
2 100 (62.11%) Cisco Certification
3 83 (51.55%) Firewall
4 79 (49.07%) CCNP
5 71 (44.10%) BGP
6 61 (37.89%) OSPF
6 61 (37.89%) Telecoms
7 53 (32.92%) Juniper
8 52 (32.30%) VPN
9 50 (31.06%) WAN
10 42 (26.09%) VMware
11 41 (25.47%) TCP/IP
12 39 (24.22%) VLAN
12 39 (24.22%) F5
13 37 (22.98%) VoIP
13 37 (22.98%) LAN
14 36 (22.36%) IPsec
15 34 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 34 (21.12%) Network Design
16 33 (20.50%) Ethernet
16 33 (20.50%) CCNA
17 31 (19.25%) Cisco Nexus
18 30 (18.63%) DNS
19 28 (17.39%) MS Excel
20 27 (16.77%) Broadband
20 27 (16.77%) SNMP
20 27 (16.77%) Project Management
21 26 (16.15%) Internet
22 25 (15.53%) EIGRP
22 25 (15.53%) IPv6

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 9 (5.59%) Lync
2 5 (3.11%) IIS
3 2 (1.24%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.83%) MS Visio
3 10 (6.21%) MS Office
4 4 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) PaaS
4 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (51.55%) Firewall
2 71 (44.10%) BGP
3 61 (37.89%) OSPF
4 52 (32.30%) VPN
5 50 (31.06%) WAN
6 41 (25.47%) TCP/IP
7 39 (24.22%) VLAN
8 37 (22.98%) LAN
8 37 (22.98%) VoIP
9 36 (22.36%) IPsec
10 33 (20.50%) Ethernet
11 31 (19.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 30 (18.63%) DNS
13 27 (16.77%) SNMP
13 27 (16.77%) Broadband
14 26 (16.15%) Internet
15 25 (15.53%) IPv6
15 25 (15.53%) Network Security
15 25 (15.53%) EIGRP
16 23 (14.29%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 61 (37.89%) Telecoms
2 25 (15.53%) Marketing
3 4 (2.48%) Legal
4 1 (0.62%) Advertising
4 1 (0.62%) Retail
4 1 (0.62%) Finance
Job Titles
1 56 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 16 (9.94%) Senior Manager
2 16 (9.94%) Senior Network Engineer
2 16 (9.94%) Team Leader
2 16 (9.94%) Marketing Manager
3 15 (9.32%) Network Team Leader
4 13 (8.07%) NOC Engineer
5 12 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.45%) Architect
6 11 (6.83%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (6.83%) Product Manager
7 10 (6.21%) Security Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) IT Security Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Technical Design Authority
10 7 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) Network Architect
10 7 (4.35%) Network Support
11 6 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.73%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.62%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.45%) Open Source
3 9 (5.59%) Smartphone
4 7 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
5 6 (3.73%) Statistics
6 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.24%) FMCG
6 2 (1.24%) Economics
7 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.53%) Windows
2 24 (14.91%) Linux
3 12 (7.45%) UNIX
4 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.12%) Network Design
2 27 (16.77%) Project Management
3 18 (11.18%) ITIL
4 17 (10.56%) Change Management
4 17 (10.56%) Load Balancing
4 17 (10.56%) Network Management
5 16 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (9.32%) Service Management
6 15 (9.32%) Mentoring
7 14 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 13 (8.07%) Product Management
9 12 (7.45%) Incident Management
9 12 (7.45%) Cyber Security
10 11 (6.83%) Line Management
11 8 (4.97%) SIEM
11 8 (4.97%) Migration
12 7 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (3.73%) PRINCE2
14 5 (3.11%) Technical Architecture
14 5 (3.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.83%) SQL
2 8 (4.97%) Perl
3 7 (4.35%) Python
4 3 (1.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 100 (62.11%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (49.07%) CCNP
3 33 (20.50%) CCNA
4 22 (13.66%) CCIE
5 17 (10.56%) JNCIS
6 16 (9.94%) CCDP
7 15 (9.32%) CCSP
8 13 (8.07%) CCIP
9 10 (6.21%) Degree
9 10 (6.21%) Security Cleared
10 9 (5.59%) SC Cleared
10 9 (5.59%) JNCIA
11 7 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (3.73%) JNCIE
13 5 (3.11%) JNCIP
13 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (3.11%) MCSE
14 4 (2.48%) CISSP
15 2 (1.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.29%) SLA
2 4 (2.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (9.94%) KVM
3 7 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.48%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.62%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 105 (65.22%) Cisco
2 53 (32.92%) Juniper
3 42 (26.09%) VMware
4 39 (24.22%) F5
5 21 (13.04%) Huawei
5 21 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 11 (6.83%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.59%) Oracle
8 8 (4.97%) HP
9 7 (4.35%) Citrix
9 7 (4.35%) Google
10 6 (3.73%) Nortel
10 6 (3.73%) BT
11 5 (3.11%) Ericsson
11 5 (3.11%) Nokia
11 5 (3.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (1.86%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.24%) Veritas
13 2 (1.24%) Sun
13 2 (1.24%) Avaya
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