The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 147 182 221
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +39
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 86 74 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.65% 1.22% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.27% 5.95% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 82 56 19
Median salary £33,000 £39,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.45% -12.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,000 £39,100
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
MPLS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1040 1243 1038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.97% 20.56% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 849 1042 819
Median salary £35,000 £37,150 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.78% -0.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MPLS
Salary Trend in the South West

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

MPLS Salary Trend in the South West

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

MPLS Salary Histogram in the South West

MPLS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +41 31 £23,000 -51.57% 1
Gloucestershire +6 25 £41,250 +10.00% 3
Wiltshire +13 16 £36,500 -7.59% 2
Somerset -7 12 £34,000 -20.00%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 119 (76.28%) Cisco
2 94 (60.26%) VPN
3 87 (55.77%) Firewall
4 75 (48.08%) VMware
5 74 (47.44%) Linux
6 71 (45.51%) Microsoft
7 67 (42.95%) VoIP
8 63 (40.38%) OSPF
9 60 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 58 (37.18%) Telecoms
11 57 (36.54%) Windows
12 54 (34.62%) Juniper
13 53 (33.97%) TCP/IP
14 52 (33.33%) WAN
14 52 (33.33%) BGP
15 49 (31.41%) DNS
16 46 (29.49%) Data Centre
17 43 (27.56%) ITIL
17 43 (27.56%) Cisco Certification
18 40 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
19 39 (25.00%) VLAN
19 39 (25.00%) CheckPoint
19 39 (25.00%) SMTP
20 38 (24.36%) Broadband
21 33 (21.15%) SSL
22 31 (19.87%) LAN
23 29 (18.59%) EIGRP
23 29 (18.59%) Cisco Nexus
24 28 (17.95%) CCNA
25 26 (16.67%) Active Directory

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (16.03%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.90%) Apache
3 3 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.85%) MS Office
2 6 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (60.26%) VPN
2 87 (55.77%) Firewall
3 67 (42.95%) VoIP
4 63 (40.38%) OSPF
5 53 (33.97%) TCP/IP
6 52 (33.33%) BGP
6 52 (33.33%) WAN
7 49 (31.41%) DNS
8 40 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
9 39 (25.00%) SMTP
9 39 (25.00%) VLAN
10 38 (24.36%) Broadband
11 33 (21.15%) SSL
12 31 (19.87%) LAN
13 29 (18.59%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (18.59%) EIGRP
14 23 (14.74%) Internet
15 18 (11.54%) NetScreen
16 17 (10.90%) SNMP
17 16 (10.26%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.26%) MySQL
2 2 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.64%) MSI
1 1 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 58 (37.18%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.62%) Finance
3 2 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Billing
4 1 (0.64%) Games
4 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (39.10%) Network Engineer
2 35 (22.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 28 (17.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (12.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 20 (12.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (12.82%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (10.90%) Administrator
6 16 (10.26%) Linux Administrator
6 16 (10.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 16 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
8 11 (7.05%) Team Leader
9 10 (6.41%) Telecoms Administrator
10 8 (5.13%) Junior
10 8 (5.13%) Junior Network Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) Network Manager
10 8 (5.13%) Service Manager
10 8 (5.13%) Technical Leader
11 7 (4.49%) Analyst
11 7 (4.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.26%) LAMP
2 6 (3.85%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.64%) Flask
3 1 (0.64%) Qt
3 1 (0.64%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (29.49%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.97%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.49%) IVR
4 6 (3.85%) PKI
5 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.21%) Wiki
6 4 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.28%) Clustering
7 2 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.28%) EPoS
7 2 (1.28%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.64%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (0.64%) User Experience
8 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 74 (47.44%) Linux
2 57 (36.54%) Windows
3 10 (6.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.92%) Unix
5 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.28%) AIX
6 2 (1.28%) VMS
7 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.56%) ITIL
2 23 (14.74%) Load Balancing
3 12 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (7.69%) Project Management
4 11 (7.05%) ITIL V3
4 11 (7.05%) Presales
5 10 (6.41%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.77%) Network Design
6 9 (5.77%) Service Management
7 8 (5.13%) Network Architecture
7 8 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (4.49%) Computer Security
9 6 (3.85%) Fault Analysis
10 5 (3.21%) Change Management
10 5 (3.21%) Network Management
10 5 (3.21%) Problem Management
11 3 (1.92%) CRM
11 3 (1.92%) ITSM
11 3 (1.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.18%) SQL
2 18 (11.54%) Perl
3 16 (10.26%) PHP
4 3 (1.92%) C
4 3 (1.92%) Python
5 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.28%) Tcl
6 1 (0.64%) C++
6 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (27.56%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (17.95%) CCNA
3 21 (13.46%) CCNP
4 16 (10.26%) Degree
5 10 (6.41%) Security Cleared
6 8 (5.13%) CCVP
6 8 (5.13%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.49%) CCNP Voice
8 6 (3.85%) CCIE
8 6 (3.85%) JNCIA
8 6 (3.85%) JNCIS
9 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.56%) MCSE
11 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.92%) MCP
12 2 (1.28%) CCDA
12 2 (1.28%) CCDP
12 2 (1.28%) MCITP
12 2 (1.28%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 60 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.21%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.97%) Cisco CUCM
1 14 (8.97%) Cisco UCCE
1 14 (8.97%) Cisco UCCX
2 6 (3.85%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (76.28%) Cisco
2 75 (48.08%) VMware
3 71 (45.51%) Microsoft
4 54 (34.62%) Juniper
5 39 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 7 (4.49%) Aruba
7 6 (3.85%) Brocade
8 5 (3.21%) Veeam
9 4 (2.56%) Citrix
10 3 (1.92%) Dell
10 3 (1.92%) HP
10 3 (1.92%) WatchGuard
11 2 (1.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (1.28%) Draytek
11 2 (1.28%) IBM
11 2 (1.28%) ProCurve
11 2 (1.28%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.28%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.28%) Veritas
11 2 (1.28%) ZyXEL
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