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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 72 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 7 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.93% 1.04% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.60% 7.69% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 4
Average salary £65,000 £42,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.94% -8.10%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
125 78 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 16.56% 13.57% 23.22%
Number of salaries quoted 106 66 148
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% +14.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £49,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) CCIE
2 12 (60.00%) CCNP
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (60.00%) VPN
2 12 (60.00%) Network Design
3 11 (55.00%) Juniper
4 10 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 10 (50.00%) VPLS
4 10 (50.00%) JNCIE
5 9 (45.00%) Firewall
6 8 (40.00%) OSPF
6 8 (40.00%) BGP
6 8 (40.00%) VMware
7 7 (35.00%) DNS
7 7 (35.00%) Windows
8 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
8 6 (30.00%) CCDP
8 6 (30.00%) CCIP
8 6 (30.00%) Redback
8 6 (30.00%) WAN
8 6 (30.00%) IPsec
9 5 (25.00%) Project Management
9 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (25.00%) LAN
9 5 (25.00%) vCloud
9 5 (25.00%) Office 365
9 5 (25.00%) Supplier Management
10 4 (20.00%) Multicast

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) VPN
2 10 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 10 (50.00%) VPLS
3 9 (45.00%) Firewall
4 8 (40.00%) OSPF
4 8 (40.00%) BGP
5 7 (35.00%) DNS
6 6 (30.00%) WAN
6 6 (30.00%) IPsec
7 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) LAN
8 4 (20.00%) DMVPN
8 4 (20.00%) Multicast
9 2 (10.00%) IPv6
9 2 (10.00%) Wireless
10 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (5.00%) Junos
10 1 (5.00%) SAN
10 1 (5.00%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Architect
1 10 (50.00%) IP Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Network Architect
3 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Design Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) Senior IP Engineer
5 4 (20.00%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Architect
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Network Design
2 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) CCNP
1 12 (60.00%) CCIE
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) JNCIE
3 6 (30.00%) CCDP
3 6 (30.00%) CCIP
4 4 (20.00%) JNCIP
4 4 (20.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CCDA
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) vCloud
2 1 (5.00%) Xen
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Juniper
3 8 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) Redback
5 2 (10.00%) NetApp
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle