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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 94 77 132
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +55
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 47 57 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.00% 2.53% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.39% 8.14% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 32 51 6
Average salary £55,500 £42,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.58% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £65,000 £52,500
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
736 700 583
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 31.32% 31.04% 26.30%
Number of salaries quoted 402 535 427
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
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 28 July 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Reading

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 120 (84.51%) Cisco
2 118 (83.10%) Firewall
3 109 (76.76%) BGP
4 105 (73.94%) OSPF
5 94 (66.20%) Telecoms
6 90 (63.38%) VoIP
7 87 (61.27%) SNMP
8 69 (48.59%) Network Management
9 64 (45.07%) DNS
10 60 (42.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 56 (39.44%) Internet
12 50 (35.21%) Juniper
13 49 (34.51%) Broadband
13 49 (34.51%) Billing
14 48 (33.80%) Smartphone
15 46 (32.39%) Cisco Certification
16 45 (31.69%) Retail
17 41 (28.87%) VPN
18 37 (26.06%) CCNP
19 31 (21.83%) Huawei
19 31 (21.83%) F5
20 26 (18.31%) IPsec
20 26 (18.31%) PPP
20 26 (18.31%) Load Balancing
21 24 (16.90%) WAN
22 23 (16.20%) Ethernet
23 21 (14.79%) CheckPoint
24 18 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
24 18 (12.68%) Validation
24 18 (12.68%) CCNA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (4.23%) MS Exchange
1 6 (4.23%) Lync
2 5 (3.52%) IIS
3 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 118 (83.10%) Firewall
2 109 (76.76%) BGP
3 105 (73.94%) OSPF
4 90 (63.38%) VoIP
5 87 (61.27%) SNMP
6 64 (45.07%) DNS
7 60 (42.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 56 (39.44%) Internet
9 49 (34.51%) Broadband
10 41 (28.87%) VPN
11 26 (18.31%) IPsec
11 26 (18.31%) PPP
12 24 (16.90%) WAN
13 23 (16.20%) Ethernet
14 18 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (11.97%) xDSL
16 15 (10.56%) Network Security
16 15 (10.56%) ISDN
17 14 (9.86%) DHCP
17 14 (9.86%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 94 (66.20%) Telecoms
2 49 (34.51%) Billing
3 45 (31.69%) Retail
4 5 (3.52%) Finance
5 2 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (32.39%) IP Engineer
1 46 (32.39%) Senior Design Engineer
1 46 (32.39%) Design Engineer
2 44 (30.99%) Senior IP Engineer
3 29 (20.42%) Security Engineer
4 28 (19.72%) Network Engineer
5 25 (17.61%) Senior Security Engineer
6 19 (13.38%) Technical Design Authority
7 14 (9.86%) Voice Engineer
8 13 (9.15%) Consultant
9 11 (7.75%) NOC Engineer
9 11 (7.75%) Network Consultant
10 10 (7.04%) Voice Network Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) Network Security Consultant
11 7 (4.93%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) Support Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) Security Consultant
12 6 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
12 6 (4.23%) Network Support
13 4 (2.82%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.70%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (33.80%) Smartphone
2 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.41%) SecurID
3 1 (0.70%) PKI
3 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.97%) UNIX
2 6 (4.23%) Windows
2 6 (4.23%) Linux
2 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.82%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.82%) Windows Vista
4 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (48.59%) Network Management
2 26 (18.31%) Load Balancing
3 18 (12.68%) Validation
4 17 (11.97%) Capacity Management
5 14 (9.86%) ITIL
6 10 (7.04%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (7.04%) Change Management
6 10 (7.04%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (4.23%) Project Management
7 6 (4.23%) Network Design
8 4 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.82%) Security Management
8 4 (2.82%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.82%) Release Management
9 3 (2.11%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.41%) Stress Testing
10 2 (1.41%) eTOM
11 1 (0.70%) ITIL V3
11 1 (0.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (0.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.04%) Perl
2 6 (4.23%) Shell Script
2 6 (4.23%) Python
2 6 (4.23%) SQL
3 2 (1.41%) C
4 1 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (32.39%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (26.06%) CCNP
3 18 (12.68%) CCNA
4 14 (9.86%) CCIE
5 10 (7.04%) Degree
6 6 (4.23%) CCSP
7 5 (3.52%) JNCIA
7 5 (3.52%) Sun Certification
8 4 (2.82%) MCP
8 4 (2.82%) CCIP
9 3 (2.11%) SCSA
9 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.11%) CCDP
10 2 (1.41%) CISSP
10 2 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.70%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.70%) MCTS
11 1 (0.70%) MCITP
11 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) SLA
2 5 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 120 (84.51%) Cisco
2 50 (35.21%) Juniper
3 31 (21.83%) Huawei
3 31 (21.83%) F5
4 21 (14.79%) CheckPoint
5 15 (10.56%) Nortel
6 14 (9.86%) Nokia
7 11 (7.75%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.23%) Oracle
8 6 (4.23%) Sun
9 5 (3.52%) VMware
10 4 (2.82%) Sage
10 4 (2.82%) HP
10 4 (2.82%) Aruba
11 2 (1.41%) Siemens
11 2 (1.41%) Veritas
11 2 (1.41%) Polycom
11 2 (1.41%) Tufin
11 2 (1.41%) Mitel
11 2 (1.41%) Fortinet