The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 42 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 20 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 3.88% 2.24% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.93% 9.93% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 4
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
MPLS
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
134 141 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 26.02% 22.52% 29.27%
Number of salaries quoted 119 108 137
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

MPLS
Salary Trend in Slough

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Slough

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Slough region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Slough

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 24 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (95.83%) OSPF
3 21 (87.50%) BGP
3 21 (87.50%) Firewall
4 20 (83.33%) VPN
5 19 (79.17%) Linux
5 19 (79.17%) Cisco
5 19 (79.17%) Video Conferencing
6 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
6 18 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (75.00%) CCNA
7 16 (66.67%) DNS
7 16 (66.67%) SLA
8 15 (62.50%) VMware
8 15 (62.50%) IPsec
8 15 (62.50%) SSL
8 15 (62.50%) Degree
8 15 (62.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (62.50%) Zenoss
8 15 (62.50%) vSphere
8 15 (62.50%) Network Management
8 15 (62.50%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (62.50%) Lync
8 15 (62.50%) Multicast
9 10 (41.67%) Polycom
10 7 (29.17%) CCNP
11 3 (12.50%) Network Design
11 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 15 (62.50%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) OSPF
2 21 (87.50%) BGP
2 21 (87.50%) Firewall
3 20 (83.33%) VPN
4 16 (66.67%) DNS
5 15 (62.50%) SSL
5 15 (62.50%) IPsec
5 15 (62.50%) Multicast
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (12.50%) H.323
6 3 (12.50%) ISDN
7 2 (8.33%) LAN
7 2 (8.33%) WAN
8 1 (4.17%) DHCP
8 1 (4.17%) RIP
8 1 (4.17%) 3G
8 1 (4.17%) VLAN
8 1 (4.17%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (4.17%) GGSN
8 1 (4.17%) SGSN
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) NOC Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Team Leader
3 4 (16.67%) Senior NOC Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Support
6 1 (4.17%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IP Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 19 (79.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Network Management
2 3 (12.50%) Network Design
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (75.00%) CCNA
2 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (62.50%) Degree
4 7 (29.17%) CCNP
5 1 (4.17%) CCIP
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
5 1 (4.17%) RHCE
5 1 (4.17%) RHCT
5 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (62.50%) vSphere
1 15 (62.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (62.50%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Cisco
2 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (62.50%) VMware
4 10 (41.67%) Polycom
5 2 (8.33%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) Ericsson
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) Nortel
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