The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 133 164 140
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -24
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 23 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 0.32% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.42% 2.75% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 16
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
MPLS
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
358 437 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.33% 11.52% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 220 332 260
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MPLS
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Scotland

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Scotland

MPLS
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +11 9 £45,000 -
Aberdeen - 7 £37,500 -
Edinburgh +9 6 £37,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 36 (90.00%) Cisco
1 36 (90.00%) Firewall
2 30 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (70.00%) Wireless
4 27 (67.50%) CCNP
5 24 (60.00%) Windows
6 23 (57.50%) CCNA
7 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (50.00%) VoIP
9 19 (47.50%) SLA
9 19 (47.50%) Service Delivery
10 18 (45.00%) Juniper
10 18 (45.00%) Citrix
10 18 (45.00%) HP
10 18 (45.00%) Dell
10 18 (45.00%) Network Management
10 18 (45.00%) Mentoring
10 18 (45.00%) SonicWALL
10 18 (45.00%) Network Design
11 17 (42.50%) WAN
12 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
12 13 (32.50%) LAN
13 9 (22.50%) F5
13 9 (22.50%) BGP
14 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
14 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (20.00%) SolarWinds
15 7 (17.50%) Fortinet
15 7 (17.50%) Ethernet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (90.00%) Firewall
2 28 (70.00%) Wireless
3 20 (50.00%) VoIP
4 17 (42.50%) WAN
5 13 (32.50%) LAN
6 9 (22.50%) BGP
7 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (17.50%) OSPF
8 7 (17.50%) Ethernet
9 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (15.00%) MRTG
9 6 (15.00%) Network Security
10 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (10.00%) SHDSL
11 4 (10.00%) ADSL
11 4 (10.00%) DNS
11 4 (10.00%) SAN
12 3 (7.50%) VPN
12 3 (7.50%) DHCP
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
3 1 (2.50%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (2.50%) French Language
3 1 (2.50%) German Language
3 1 (2.50%) Japanese Language
3 1 (2.50%) Korean Language
3 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.50%) Thai Language
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Network Specialist
2 10 (25.00%) Senior Network Specialist
3 9 (22.50%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Network Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Network Support
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.50%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Head of Architecture
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.00%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Service Delivery
2 18 (45.00%) Network Design
2 18 (45.00%) Network Management
2 18 (45.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (10.00%) SIEM
5 3 (7.50%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (7.50%) ITSM
5 3 (7.50%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.50%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (2.50%) Product Management
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (67.50%) CCNP
3 23 (57.50%) CCNA
4 4 (10.00%) CCDP
4 4 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (47.50%) SLA
2 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) vSphere
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 36 (90.00%) Cisco
2 18 (45.00%) HP
2 18 (45.00%) Dell
2 18 (45.00%) Citrix
2 18 (45.00%) Juniper
2 18 (45.00%) SonicWALL
3 9 (22.50%) F5
4 8 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (17.50%) Fortinet
5 7 (17.50%) VMware
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.00%) McAfee
7 2 (5.00%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.50%) Mitel
8 1 (2.50%) EMC