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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 204 192 136
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -56
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 34 29 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.53% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.59% 3.14% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 26 24 86
Average salary £37,250 £41,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.14% +15.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £52,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
946 925 1179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 15.96% 16.86% 20.78%
Number of salaries quoted 821 700 996
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +3 12 £25,500 -34.19% 5
Wiltshire +1 11 £58,750 +6.81% 1
Bristol -13 5 £39,500 -2.46% 2
Devon +2 3 - -
Dorset - 3 £75,000 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 57 (67.86%) Firewall
2 45 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (52.38%) LAN
4 43 (51.19%) ITIL
4 43 (51.19%) Cisco
5 42 (50.00%) Windows
6 41 (48.81%) VPN
7 40 (47.62%) WAN
8 31 (36.90%) VMware
9 30 (35.71%) CCNA
10 24 (28.57%) Juniper
10 24 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 24 (28.57%) VoIP
10 24 (28.57%) VLAN
11 22 (26.19%) SLA
12 20 (23.81%) BGP
13 19 (22.62%) Degree
14 18 (21.43%) Service Management
14 18 (21.43%) Active Directory
15 17 (20.24%) SQL
16 16 (19.05%) Telecoms
16 16 (19.05%) MS Excel
16 16 (19.05%) CCNP
17 15 (17.86%) MS Exchange
17 15 (17.86%) Linux
17 15 (17.86%) Finance
17 15 (17.86%) Change Management
17 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (16.67%) ITSM
18 14 (16.67%) SQL Server

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 11 (13.10%) IIS
4 5 (5.95%) Lync
4 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.67%) MS Office
3 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (67.86%) Firewall
2 44 (52.38%) LAN
3 41 (48.81%) VPN
4 40 (47.62%) WAN
5 24 (28.57%) VoIP
5 24 (28.57%) VLAN
6 20 (23.81%) BGP
7 13 (15.48%) ISDN
8 12 (14.29%) EIGRP
8 12 (14.29%) SAN
9 11 (13.10%) Ethernet
9 11 (13.10%) DNS
10 9 (10.71%) OSPF
10 9 (10.71%) Internet
10 9 (10.71%) Network Security
10 9 (10.71%) NAS
11 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
11 8 (9.52%) IPv6
11 8 (9.52%) Wireless
12 7 (8.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 15 (17.86%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Network Engineer
2 16 (19.05%) Support Engineer
3 13 (15.48%) Service Manager
3 13 (15.48%) Service Desk Manager
4 11 (13.10%) Architect
4 11 (13.10%) Designer
5 7 (8.33%) Network Specialist
6 6 (7.14%) Network Support
7 5 (5.95%) Network Designer
7 5 (5.95%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Lead Technical Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Network Designer
7 5 (5.95%) Lead Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Designer
8 4 (4.76%) Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) J2EE
1 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.48%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.95%) CCTV
5 2 (2.38%) Open Source
5 2 (2.38%) Statistics
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
6 1 (1.19%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.19%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.19%) PKI
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (17.86%) Linux
3 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.95%) AIX
5 5 (5.95%) Solaris
5 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) ITIL
2 18 (21.43%) Service Management
3 15 (17.86%) Change Management
4 14 (16.67%) ITSM
5 13 (15.48%) CRM
5 13 (15.48%) Configuration Management
5 13 (15.48%) Mentoring
5 13 (15.48%) Coaching
5 13 (15.48%) Software Deployment
5 13 (15.48%) Problem Management
6 10 (11.90%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (11.90%) Service Delivery
7 9 (10.71%) Incident Management
7 9 (10.71%) Network Management
8 8 (9.52%) ITIL V3
8 8 (9.52%) Network Design
8 8 (9.52%) Project Management
9 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.76%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.24%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) C
3 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (35.71%) CCNA
3 19 (22.62%) Degree
4 16 (19.05%) CCNP
5 12 (14.29%) MCP
6 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
7 8 (9.52%) DV Cleared
8 7 (8.33%) CCIE
8 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (8.33%) JNCIA
8 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.76%) MCITP
9 4 (4.76%) JNCIS
9 4 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.57%) MCSE
11 2 (2.38%) CCSP
11 2 (2.38%) CCIP
12 1 (1.19%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.19%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.38%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.19%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) OpenView
1 5 (5.95%) Unicenter
2 4 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.76%) WSUS
2 4 (4.76%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) SCOM
3 3 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (3.57%) Netcool
4 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (51.19%) Cisco
2 31 (36.90%) VMware
3 24 (28.57%) Juniper
3 24 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (11.90%) CheckPoint
5 9 (10.71%) Avaya
6 6 (7.14%) Oracle
7 5 (5.95%) BMC
7 5 (5.95%) IBM
7 5 (5.95%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.95%) Polycom
8 3 (3.57%) Nokia
8 3 (3.57%) Genesys
8 3 (3.57%) HP
8 3 (3.57%) Tandberg
8 3 (3.57%) Verint
9 2 (2.38%) F5
9 2 (2.38%) McAfee
9 2 (2.38%) Citrix
10 1 (1.19%) Dell
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