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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 168 213 177
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -36
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 73 22 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.22% 0.36% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.02% 2.14% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 56 17 35
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £38,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £68,500 £59,400
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.15% +9.41%
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
1213 1026 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 20.23% 16.83% 16.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1020 814 731
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +20 23 £37,500 - 2
Wiltshire +3 22 £39,500 -24.40% 7
Dorset +19 13 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Bristol -12 12 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Somerset - 11 £42,500 - 2
Devon -15 1 £37,500 -29.90%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 91 (68.94%) Cisco
2 78 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (56.06%) Firewall
4 64 (48.48%) Juniper
5 62 (46.97%) LAN
6 61 (46.21%) CCNA
7 59 (44.70%) WAN
8 55 (41.67%) Windows
9 53 (40.15%) VPN
10 48 (36.36%) VMware
11 40 (30.30%) Telecoms
12 39 (29.55%) TCP/IP
13 37 (28.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 36 (27.27%) Microsoft
15 34 (25.76%) VoIP
15 34 (25.76%) Linux
16 29 (21.97%) DNS
16 29 (21.97%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
18 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
18 27 (20.45%) BGP
19 26 (19.70%) EIGRP
20 25 (18.94%) Data Centre
21 24 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (18.18%) ITIL
22 23 (17.42%) MS Exchange
23 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
24 20 (15.15%) CCNP
24 20 (15.15%) Active Directory
25 19 (14.39%) MS Visio

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 23 (17.42%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.03%) IIS
2 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.27%) Apache
3 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.52%) Lync
5 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (14.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) SaaS
1 2 (1.52%) Office 365
1 2 (1.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (56.06%) Firewall
2 62 (46.97%) LAN
3 59 (44.70%) WAN
4 53 (40.15%) VPN
5 39 (29.55%) TCP/IP
6 34 (25.76%) VoIP
7 29 (21.97%) DNS
7 29 (21.97%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (20.45%) BGP
9 26 (19.70%) EIGRP
10 17 (12.88%) VLAN
11 16 (12.12%) WLAN
12 15 (11.36%) Wireless
13 14 (10.61%) OSPF
14 13 (9.85%) SDH
14 13 (9.85%) Broadband
15 12 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
15 12 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (7.58%) DWDM
17 6 (4.55%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) MySQL
General
1 40 (30.30%) Telecoms
2 19 (14.39%) Finance
3 6 (4.55%) Legal
4 4 (3.03%) Marketing
5 2 (1.52%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 26 (19.70%) Support Engineer
3 19 (14.39%) Analyst
4 15 (11.36%) Network Analyst
4 15 (11.36%) Team Leader
4 15 (11.36%) Network Team Leader
5 13 (9.85%) Account Manager
6 12 (9.09%) Senior Manager
6 12 (9.09%) Senior Account Manager
7 11 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (6.06%) Senior Network Analyst
9 8 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Architect
11 5 (3.79%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (3.79%) IT Support
11 5 (3.79%) IT Support Engineer
12 4 (3.03%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.79%) Web Services
2 3 (2.27%) .NET
2 3 (2.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.94%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (6.06%) CCTV
4 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.79%) Clustering
6 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (41.67%) Windows
2 34 (25.76%) Linux
3 28 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (11.36%) UNIX
7 7 (5.30%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.27%) CentOS
8 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.18%) ITIL
2 18 (13.64%) Network Design
2 18 (13.64%) Incident Management
3 13 (9.85%) Change Management
3 13 (9.85%) Business Development
4 10 (7.58%) Project Management
4 10 (7.58%) Service Management
5 9 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (5.30%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.79%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (3.03%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.03%) TOGAF
9 4 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (2.27%) Network Management
10 3 (2.27%) Patch Management
11 2 (1.52%) Mentoring
11 2 (1.52%) Coaching
11 2 (1.52%) Software Deployment
11 2 (1.52%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.58%) C
2 9 (6.82%) SQL
3 3 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (46.21%) CCNA
3 24 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (15.15%) CCNP
5 16 (12.12%) MCSE
6 12 (9.09%) CCIE
7 7 (5.30%) JNCIA
8 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
9 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.79%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (2.27%) HP ASE
11 3 (2.27%) HP MASE
12 2 (1.52%) MCP
12 2 (1.52%) MCSA
13 1 (0.76%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.76%) Degree
13 1 (0.76%) APMP
13 1 (0.76%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.61%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (28.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (15.15%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.79%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.79%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.79%) vSphere
4 4 (3.03%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.76%) XenApp
5 1 (0.76%) XenServer
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.76%) SCCM
2 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (68.94%) Cisco
2 64 (48.48%) Juniper
3 48 (36.36%) VMware
4 36 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 18 (13.64%) HP
6 17 (12.88%) Citrix
7 14 (10.61%) CheckPoint
7 14 (10.61%) Barracuda Networks
8 12 (9.09%) F5
9 11 (8.33%) SonicWALL
10 10 (7.58%) Nokia
11 7 (5.30%) McAfee
12 6 (4.55%) 3PAR
13 4 (3.03%) Riverbed
13 4 (3.03%) IronPort
13 4 (3.03%) Rackspace
13 4 (3.03%) Avaya
13 4 (3.03%) Dell
14 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.27%) Symantec
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