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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 190 183 136
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -47
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 48 32 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 0.63% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.08% 3.76% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 35 25 84
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £36,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +9.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,900 £31,625
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £48,000 £62,050
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%
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
945 850 1104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.19% 16.69% 21.07%
Number of salaries quoted 809 661 916
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 6 March 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 6 March 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
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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
Wiltshire +30 21 £43,250 -8.94% 3
Gloucestershire - 13 £25,500 - 5
Bristol -21 9 £63,750 +63.46% 4
Dorset -28 4 £75,000 +76.47%
Devon -1 1 - - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 64 (69.57%) Firewall
2 53 (57.61%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (55.43%) Cisco
4 49 (53.26%) Windows
5 48 (52.17%) VPN
6 44 (47.83%) WAN
6 44 (47.83%) LAN
7 41 (44.57%) ITIL
8 39 (42.39%) VMware
9 34 (36.96%) CCNA
10 33 (35.87%) Juniper
11 27 (29.35%) Microsoft
12 25 (27.17%) VoIP
13 21 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (21.74%) VLAN
15 19 (20.65%) BGP
15 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
15 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
15 19 (20.65%) Linux
16 18 (19.57%) SQL
16 18 (19.57%) CCNP
16 18 (19.57%) SLA
17 17 (18.48%) Telecoms
18 16 (17.39%) DNS
19 15 (16.30%) OSPF
19 15 (16.30%) Network Design
20 14 (15.22%) Incident Management
20 14 (15.22%) Service Management
20 14 (15.22%) TCP/IP
21 13 (14.13%) MS Excel

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.87%) IIS
2 10 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.43%) Lync
3 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.96%) MS Visio
2 11 (11.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) SaaS
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
1 2 (2.17%) IaaS
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 64 (69.57%) Firewall
2 48 (52.17%) VPN
3 44 (47.83%) WAN
3 44 (47.83%) LAN
4 25 (27.17%) VoIP
5 20 (21.74%) VLAN
6 19 (20.65%) BGP
7 16 (17.39%) DNS
8 15 (16.30%) OSPF
9 14 (15.22%) TCP/IP
10 12 (13.04%) SAN
10 12 (13.04%) SDH
11 11 (11.96%) ISDN
11 11 (11.96%) DWDM
11 11 (11.96%) EIGRP
12 10 (10.87%) Ethernet
12 10 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (9.78%) Wireless
13 9 (9.78%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (9.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
General
1 17 (18.48%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.09%) Advertising
3 1 (1.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 22 (23.91%) Support Engineer
3 12 (13.04%) Architect
4 10 (10.87%) Service Manager
4 10 (10.87%) Service Desk Manager
5 8 (8.70%) Designer
6 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Network Designer
7 5 (5.43%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Network Support
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Designer
7 5 (5.43%) Lead Architect
7 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Network Specialist
7 5 (5.43%) Lead Technical Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Network Designer
8 4 (4.35%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) .NET
1 1 (1.09%) J2EE
1 1 (1.09%) COM
1 1 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.78%) CCTV
2 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.43%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.26%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Open Source
5 2 (2.17%) Statistics
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) Replication
6 1 (1.09%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.26%) Windows
2 19 (20.65%) Linux
3 10 (10.87%) Windows 7
4 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.43%) AIX
7 5 (5.43%) Solaris
8 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.09%) CentOS
8 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (44.57%) ITIL
2 15 (16.30%) Network Design
3 14 (15.22%) Incident Management
3 14 (15.22%) Service Management
4 12 (13.04%) ITSM
5 11 (11.96%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.96%) Technical Architecture
5 11 (11.96%) Problem Management
5 11 (11.96%) Software Deployment
5 11 (11.96%) Mentoring
5 11 (11.96%) Coaching
6 10 (10.87%) CRM
6 10 (10.87%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.78%) Change Management
8 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.43%) Network Management
8 5 (5.43%) TOGAF
9 4 (4.35%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.26%) ITIL V3
10 3 (3.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) SQL
2 11 (11.96%) C
3 1 (1.09%) Java
3 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (57.61%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (36.96%) CCNA
3 18 (19.57%) CCNP
4 13 (14.13%) Degree
5 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
5 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (10.87%) MCP
6 10 (10.87%) CCIE
7 8 (8.70%) JNCIA
7 8 (8.70%) DV Cleared
7 8 (8.70%) VCP4
8 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.35%) JNCIS
9 4 (4.35%) MCITP
9 4 (4.35%) MCSE
10 2 (2.17%) MCSA
10 2 (2.17%) CCSP
10 2 (2.17%) CCIP
10 2 (2.17%) CCDP
11 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.57%) SLA
2 4 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
3 11 (11.96%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.17%) vSphere
5 2 (2.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) OpenView
1 5 (5.43%) Unicenter
2 4 (4.35%) WSUS
2 4 (4.35%) SCCM
2 4 (4.35%) SCOM
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.09%) Netcool
4 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 51 (55.43%) Cisco
2 39 (42.39%) VMware
3 33 (35.87%) Juniper
4 27 (29.35%) Microsoft
5 8 (8.70%) Avaya
6 6 (6.52%) F5
6 6 (6.52%) HP
6 6 (6.52%) Oracle
6 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.52%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.43%) BMC
7 5 (5.43%) IBM
7 5 (5.43%) Barracuda Networks
7 5 (5.43%) McAfee
8 4 (4.35%) Polycom
8 4 (4.35%) Citrix
9 2 (2.17%) Symantec
9 2 (2.17%) Meraki
10 1 (1.09%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.09%) Verint
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