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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 71 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 5 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.70% 0.89% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.65% 6.98% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 2
Average salary £65,000 £45,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -1.62%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
137 86 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.21% 12.82% 22.00%
Number of salaries quoted 104 68 115
Average salary £35,500 £39,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.12% +16.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,100 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Sheffield

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) CCIE
2 11 (57.89%) CCNP
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (57.89%) Juniper
2 11 (57.89%) VPN
2 11 (57.89%) Network Design
3 10 (52.63%) Ethernet
3 10 (52.63%) JNCIE
3 10 (52.63%) VPLS
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
5 8 (42.11%) OSPF
5 8 (42.11%) BGP
6 7 (36.84%) IPsec
6 7 (36.84%) VMware
7 6 (31.58%) Redback
7 6 (31.58%) DNS
7 6 (31.58%) Windows
7 6 (31.58%) CCDP
7 6 (31.58%) CCIP
8 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
8 5 (26.32%) WAN
8 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
9 4 (21.05%) Project Management
9 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
9 4 (21.05%) JNCIP
9 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (21.05%) LAN
9 4 (21.05%) CCSP
9 4 (21.05%) vCloud

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (5.26%) Lync
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) VPN
2 10 (52.63%) Ethernet
2 10 (52.63%) VPLS
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 8 (42.11%) OSPF
4 8 (42.11%) BGP
5 7 (36.84%) IPsec
6 6 (31.58%) DNS
7 5 (26.32%) WAN
7 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) DMVPN
8 4 (21.05%) Multicast
9 3 (15.79%) Wireless
10 2 (10.53%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (5.26%) Junos
11 1 (5.26%) Packet Switching
11 1 (5.26%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Architect
1 10 (52.63%) IP Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Network Architect
3 6 (31.58%) Design Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
4 4 (21.05%) IP Network Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior IP Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Solaris
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Network Design
2 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (21.05%) Supplier Management
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) CCIE
1 11 (57.89%) CCNP
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (52.63%) JNCIE
3 6 (31.58%) CCDP
3 6 (31.58%) CCIP
4 4 (21.05%) JNCIP
4 4 (21.05%) CCSP
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) vCloud
2 1 (5.26%) Xen
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) Juniper
3 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 6 (31.58%) Redback
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) EMC
5 2 (10.53%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) HP