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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 132 161 147
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 26 14 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 0.35% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.50% 3.20% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 24 12 11
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+14.11% +2.40%
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
400 437 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.77% 10.94% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 259 330 251
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Edinburgh +24 11 £40,000 - 2
Glasgow +5 11 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Aberdeen - 3 £37,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
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UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 44 (88.00%) Cisco
1 44 (88.00%) Firewall
2 33 (66.00%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (62.00%) Wireless
4 28 (56.00%) WAN
5 26 (52.00%) CCNP
6 24 (48.00%) CCNA
7 23 (46.00%) Windows
8 20 (40.00%) LAN
8 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (38.00%) VoIP
10 17 (34.00%) Juniper
11 16 (32.00%) SLA
11 16 (32.00%) Citrix
11 16 (32.00%) Service Delivery
11 16 (32.00%) Mentoring
11 16 (32.00%) F5
12 15 (30.00%) Network Management
12 15 (30.00%) Network Design
12 15 (30.00%) SonicWALL
12 15 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (30.00%) HP
12 15 (30.00%) Dell
13 14 (28.00%) CheckPoint
13 14 (28.00%) SolarWinds
14 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
15 12 (24.00%) Network Security
15 12 (24.00%) Fortinet
16 11 (22.00%) BGP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 44 (88.00%) Firewall
2 31 (62.00%) Wireless
3 28 (56.00%) WAN
4 20 (40.00%) LAN
5 19 (38.00%) VoIP
6 15 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (24.00%) Network Security
8 11 (22.00%) BGP
9 10 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 9 (18.00%) SSL
11 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.00%) VPN
11 8 (16.00%) DHCP
11 8 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (14.00%) MRTG
12 7 (14.00%) HSRP
12 7 (14.00%) TACACS
12 7 (14.00%) OSPF
12 7 (14.00%) IPsec
12 7 (14.00%) Ethernet
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (2.00%) French Language
3 1 (2.00%) German Language
3 1 (2.00%) Japanese Language
3 1 (2.00%) Korean Language
3 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.00%) Thai Language
3 1 (2.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Network Specialist
3 10 (20.00%) Senior Network Specialist
4 8 (16.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Analyst
4 8 (16.00%) Security Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Network Support
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Monitoring Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Network Security Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Network Architect
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Architect
9 1 (2.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Head of Architecture
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Service Delivery
1 16 (32.00%) Mentoring
2 15 (30.00%) Network Management
2 15 (30.00%) Network Design
3 9 (18.00%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (12.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.00%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (8.00%) SIEM
5 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.00%) Financial Modelling
6 3 (6.00%) ITSM
7 2 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.00%) Product Management
8 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (66.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (52.00%) CCNP
3 24 (48.00%) CCNA
4 4 (8.00%) CCIE
5 1 (2.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.00%) SLA
2 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) vSphere
2 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 44 (88.00%) Cisco
2 17 (34.00%) Juniper
3 16 (32.00%) Citrix
3 16 (32.00%) F5
4 15 (30.00%) SonicWALL
4 15 (30.00%) HP
4 15 (30.00%) Dell
5 14 (28.00%) CheckPoint
5 14 (28.00%) SolarWinds
6 12 (24.00%) Fortinet
7 9 (18.00%) VMware
8 7 (14.00%) Riverbed
8 7 (14.00%) McAfee
9 5 (10.00%) Mitel
10 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.00%) EMC
Edinburgh
OHO Group
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Aberdeen
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago