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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 142 133 172
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +39
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 21 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 0.80% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.07% 6.23% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11 23 12
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £49,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.56% +15.88%
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
346 401 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.04% 12.76% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 188 256 340
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,309 £27,500 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 +12 12 £34,500 -13.75%
Glasgow -13 7 £50,000 -9.09%
West Lothian - 2 £42,500 -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 35 (89.74%) Cisco
2 30 (76.92%) WAN
2 30 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (76.92%) BGP
3 29 (74.36%) OSPF
4 24 (61.54%) CCNP
5 23 (58.97%) LAN
5 23 (58.97%) Firewall
6 20 (51.28%) TCP/IP
6 20 (51.28%) CCNA
7 18 (46.15%) EIGRP
7 18 (46.15%) Network Design
8 17 (43.59%) Wireless
9 16 (41.03%) CheckPoint
9 16 (41.03%) Data Centre
10 15 (38.46%) CCIE
11 14 (35.90%) Fortinet
12 12 (30.77%) DNS
12 12 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (30.77%) High Availability
12 12 (30.77%) Finance
12 12 (30.77%) DMVPN
13 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (28.21%) VPN
13 11 (28.21%) DHCP
14 9 (23.08%) SNA
15 8 (20.51%) VoIP
15 8 (20.51%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (76.92%) BGP
1 30 (76.92%) WAN
2 29 (74.36%) OSPF
3 23 (58.97%) Firewall
3 23 (58.97%) LAN
4 20 (51.28%) TCP/IP
5 18 (46.15%) EIGRP
6 17 (43.59%) Wireless
7 12 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (30.77%) DMVPN
7 12 (30.77%) DNS
8 11 (28.21%) DHCP
8 11 (28.21%) VPN
9 9 (23.08%) SNA
10 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (20.51%) VoIP
10 8 (20.51%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (17.95%) IPsec
11 7 (17.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Consultant
3 12 (30.77%) Data Consultant
3 12 (30.77%) Network Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Network Architect
6 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Network Technical Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Data Network Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) Data Centre
2 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.13%) CentOS
3 2 (5.13%) Debian
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Network Design
2 12 (30.77%) High Availability
3 7 (17.95%) Process Management
4 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 5 (12.82%) Network Management
6 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.13%) Business Transformation
8 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.13%) Facilities Management
8 2 (5.13%) Information Management
8 2 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (5.13%) Open Source
8 2 (5.13%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (61.54%) CCNP
3 20 (51.28%) CCNA
4 15 (38.46%) CCIE
5 2 (5.13%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (5.13%) CCENT
5 2 (5.13%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (5.13%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (5.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (89.74%) Cisco
2 16 (41.03%) CheckPoint
3 14 (35.90%) Fortinet
4 4 (10.26%) F5
5 3 (7.69%) Avaya
5 3 (7.69%) Juniper
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
6 2 (5.13%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (5.13%) Progress
6 2 (5.13%) Red Box
6 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.56%) HP