The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 64 75 65
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 4 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.65% 0.42% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 2.22% 7.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 4
Average salary £57,000 £65,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.30% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,400 £47,000 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £59,400 £65,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
MPLS
South Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
88 135 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 14.36% 18.83% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 73 101 72
Average salary £41,250 £35,250 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.02% -7.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,650 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

MPLS
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Sheffield

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) EIGRP
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) RIP
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (50.00%) Junos
4 3 (50.00%) Presales
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) F5
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) IPsec
5 2 (33.33%) VLAN
5 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) CCIE
5 2 (33.33%) CCNP
5 2 (33.33%) CCDA
5 2 (33.33%) HP
6 1 (16.67%) EMC

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) BGP
1 5 (83.33%) EIGRP
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) RIP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (50.00%) Junos
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) IPsec
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Informix
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) CLARiiON
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) IBM XIV
2 1 (16.67%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Presales
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCDA
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCDE
3 1 (16.67%) CCDP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Veritas
4 1 (16.67%) VMware