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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 58 80 93
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +13
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 85 68 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 4.02% 2.83% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.60% 9.46% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 69 46 40
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £33,750 £39,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
625 719 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 29.59% 29.95% 32.13%
Number of salaries quoted 477 406 526
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 9 February 2016.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Reading

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 124 (85.52%) Cisco
2 106 (73.10%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (66.21%) VPN
3 96 (66.21%) BGP
3 96 (66.21%) Firewall
4 90 (62.07%) CCNP
5 81 (55.86%) OSPF
6 79 (54.48%) Juniper
7 66 (45.52%) WAN
8 64 (44.14%) Data Centre
9 56 (38.62%) Telecoms
10 55 (37.93%) LAN
11 54 (37.24%) F5
12 53 (36.55%) CheckPoint
13 48 (33.10%) TCP/IP
14 45 (31.03%) VMware
15 43 (29.66%) Wireless
16 38 (26.21%) IPv4
16 38 (26.21%) VoIP
17 32 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (22.07%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (20.69%) Linux
18 30 (20.69%) IPv6
19 29 (20.00%) CCIE
19 29 (20.00%) VLAN
19 29 (20.00%) Load Balancing
19 29 (20.00%) Presales
20 28 (19.31%) WLAN
21 27 (18.62%) IPsec
22 26 (17.93%) CCNA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 10 (6.90%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.76%) IaaS
1 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 96 (66.21%) BGP
1 96 (66.21%) Firewall
1 96 (66.21%) VPN
2 81 (55.86%) OSPF
3 66 (45.52%) WAN
4 55 (37.93%) LAN
5 48 (33.10%) TCP/IP
6 43 (29.66%) Wireless
7 38 (26.21%) IPv4
7 38 (26.21%) VoIP
8 32 (22.07%) Cisco ASA
9 30 (20.69%) IPv6
10 29 (20.00%) VLAN
11 28 (19.31%) WLAN
12 27 (18.62%) IPsec
13 26 (17.93%) Cisco Nexus
13 26 (17.93%) Network Security
14 24 (16.55%) SSL
15 23 (15.86%) VPLS
16 21 (14.48%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
General
1 56 (38.62%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.34%) Finance
3 11 (7.59%) Marketing
4 5 (3.45%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (1.38%) Advertising
5 2 (1.38%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 84 (57.93%) Network Engineer
2 43 (29.66%) Senior Network Engineer
3 34 (23.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 34 (23.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 16 (11.03%) Data Network Engineer
4 16 (11.03%) Network Design Engineer
5 15 (10.34%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 15 (10.34%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (8.97%) Consultant
7 12 (8.28%) Architect
7 12 (8.28%) Network Support
7 12 (8.28%) Network Support Engineer
7 12 (8.28%) Presales Manager
7 12 (8.28%) Support Engineer
7 12 (8.28%) Wireless Engineer
7 12 (8.28%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 11 (7.59%) Cisco Consultant
8 11 (7.59%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 11 (7.59%) Network Consultant
9 10 (6.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.21%) CSS
2 4 (2.76%) Web Services
3 2 (1.38%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 64 (44.14%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.66%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.76%) PMI
4 3 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.69%) Linux
2 13 (8.97%) Unix
3 10 (6.90%) CentOS
4 8 (5.52%) Windows
5 1 (0.69%) Solaris
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 29 (20.00%) Presales
2 25 (17.24%) ITIL
3 23 (15.86%) Migration
4 21 (14.48%) Network Design
5 17 (11.72%) Network Management
6 16 (11.03%) Fault Management
7 10 (6.90%) ITIL V3
8 8 (5.52%) Change Management
8 8 (5.52%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.76%) Business Development
10 4 (2.76%) Line Management
10 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.76%) Risk Management
10 4 (2.76%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.76%) Supplier Management
11 3 (2.07%) People Management
11 3 (2.07%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.17%) Perl
2 12 (8.28%) Python
3 10 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (73.10%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (62.07%) CCNP
3 29 (20.00%) CCIE
4 26 (17.93%) CCNA
4 26 (17.93%) Degree
5 23 (15.86%) SC Cleared
5 23 (15.86%) Security Cleared
6 15 (10.34%) JNCIP
7 12 (8.28%) Check Point Certification
8 11 (7.59%) CCDP
9 10 (6.90%) CCSP
10 7 (4.83%) CCIP
10 7 (4.83%) JNCIE
11 5 (3.45%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.76%) PMI Certification
12 4 (2.76%) PMP
13 3 (2.07%) CCDA
14 2 (1.38%) CCSA
14 2 (1.38%) CCSE
15 1 (0.69%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) SAS 70
System Software
1 32 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.52%) iptables
3 4 (2.76%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.38%) NFS
5 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (5.52%) Puppet
2 2 (1.38%) Netcool
2 2 (1.38%) Simpana
2 2 (1.38%) TeMIP
2 2 (1.38%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.69%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 124 (85.52%) Cisco
2 79 (54.48%) Juniper
3 54 (37.24%) F5
4 53 (36.55%) CheckPoint
5 45 (31.03%) VMware
6 14 (9.66%) HP
7 13 (8.97%) ION Trading
7 13 (8.97%) Microsoft
7 13 (8.97%) Palo Alto
8 12 (8.28%) Huawei
8 12 (8.28%) NetScout
9 11 (7.59%) Red Hat
10 8 (5.52%) Blue Coat
10 8 (5.52%) Forcepoint
11 6 (4.14%) Fortinet
11 6 (4.14%) Intel
11 6 (4.14%) Meraki
12 5 (3.45%) Radware
13 3 (2.07%) BMC
13 3 (2.07%) EMC
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