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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 154 162 123
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -39
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 13 14 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.39% 0.38% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 2.94% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 23
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £48,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -
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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
369 477 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.20% 12.93% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 234 297 222
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,000 £49,600
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 - 7 £46,500 - 2
West Lothian - 4 £22,500 -
Edinburgh -8 2 £35,000 -26.31% 1
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 32 (84.21%) Cisco
2 30 (78.95%) WAN
3 26 (68.42%) Firewall
4 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (55.26%) LAN
5 21 (55.26%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (44.74%) CCNA
7 16 (42.11%) VPN
8 14 (36.84%) Internet
9 13 (34.21%) Wireless
9 13 (34.21%) IPsec
10 12 (31.58%) EIGRP
10 12 (31.58%) CheckPoint
10 12 (31.58%) DHCP
10 12 (31.58%) Network Security
10 12 (31.58%) F5
11 11 (28.95%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (28.95%) WLAN
11 11 (28.95%) BGP
12 10 (26.32%) SSL
12 10 (26.32%) SolarWinds
13 8 (21.05%) McAfee
13 8 (21.05%) TACACS
13 8 (21.05%) ICMP
13 8 (21.05%) CiscoWorks
13 8 (21.05%) RIP
13 8 (21.05%) SNMP
13 8 (21.05%) Riverbed
13 8 (21.05%) HSRP
13 8 (21.05%) Fortinet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (5.26%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (78.95%) WAN
2 26 (68.42%) Firewall
3 21 (55.26%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (55.26%) LAN
4 16 (42.11%) VPN
5 14 (36.84%) Internet
6 13 (34.21%) Wireless
6 13 (34.21%) IPsec
7 12 (31.58%) EIGRP
7 12 (31.58%) DHCP
7 12 (31.58%) Network Security
8 11 (28.95%) WLAN
8 11 (28.95%) BGP
9 10 (26.32%) SSL
10 8 (21.05%) RIP
10 8 (21.05%) SNMP
10 8 (21.05%) ICMP
10 8 (21.05%) TACACS
10 8 (21.05%) HSRP
11 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (68.42%) Network Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Network Support
3 9 (23.68%) Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) Security Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Network Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Security Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Network Security Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Network Technician
6 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Support Technician
6 4 (10.53%) Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Junior
6 4 (10.53%) Junior Network Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Network Support Technician
7 3 (7.89%) Network Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) SecurID
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (13.16%) Change Management
3 4 (10.53%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (44.74%) CCNA
3 4 (10.53%) CCENT
3 4 (10.53%) CCNP
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) CCIE
5 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (10.53%) WMI
2 4 (10.53%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (10.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (84.21%) Cisco
2 12 (31.58%) CheckPoint
2 12 (31.58%) F5
3 10 (26.32%) SolarWinds
4 8 (21.05%) Riverbed
4 8 (21.05%) Fortinet
4 8 (21.05%) McAfee
5 7 (18.42%) Mitel
6 4 (10.53%) Progress
7 3 (7.89%) VMware
8 2 (5.26%) Avaya
8 2 (5.26%) Juniper
8 2 (5.26%) HP
8 2 (5.26%) Draytek
8 2 (5.26%) Polycom
9 1 (2.63%) EMC
9 1 (2.63%) Citrix