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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 173 205 202
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -3
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 73 36 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.28% 0.60% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.71% 3.70% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 70 28 25
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £75,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £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
1088 972 922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.05% 16.22% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 918 840 705
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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
Dorset +27 26 £40,000 -46.66% 1
Gloucestershire +10 20 £42,500 +66.66% 1
Bristol +14 12 £45,000 +34.32% 6
Wiltshire +4 12 £37,500 -26.82% 3
Somerset - 2 £21,000 - 3
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 78 (63.41%) Cisco
2 64 (52.03%) VPN
3 60 (48.78%) Firewall
4 59 (47.97%) OSPF
5 49 (39.84%) WAN
6 47 (38.21%) BGP
7 45 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (33.33%) EIGRP
9 40 (32.52%) LAN
10 39 (31.71%) Linux
11 38 (30.89%) Telecoms
12 37 (30.08%) Presales
13 36 (29.27%) VMware
14 34 (27.64%) Apache
15 31 (25.20%) TCP/IP
15 31 (25.20%) VLAN
16 30 (24.39%) Microsoft
17 28 (22.76%) SNMP
18 27 (21.95%) CCNP
19 26 (21.14%) IPv4
19 26 (21.14%) IPv6
19 26 (21.14%) MySQL
19 26 (21.14%) Perl
20 25 (20.33%) PHP
20 25 (20.33%) Juniper
21 24 (19.51%) LAMP
22 23 (18.70%) DNS
23 22 (17.89%) Wireless
24 21 (17.07%) VoIP
24 21 (17.07%) Data Centre

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 34 (27.64%) Apache
2 10 (8.13%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.32%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 64 (52.03%) VPN
2 60 (48.78%) Firewall
3 59 (47.97%) OSPF
4 49 (39.84%) WAN
5 47 (38.21%) BGP
6 41 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 40 (32.52%) LAN
8 31 (25.20%) TCP/IP
8 31 (25.20%) VLAN
9 28 (22.76%) SNMP
10 26 (21.14%) IPv4
10 26 (21.14%) IPv6
11 23 (18.70%) DNS
12 22 (17.89%) Wireless
13 21 (17.07%) VoIP
14 20 (16.26%) Cisco IOS
15 18 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (14.63%) L2TP
16 15 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (12.20%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.14%) MySQL
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Yeoman
General
1 38 (30.89%) Telecoms
2 16 (13.01%) Finance
3 6 (4.88%) Marketing
4 2 (1.63%) Games
4 2 (1.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Billing
5 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (27.64%) Administrator
2 30 (24.39%) Network Engineer
3 24 (19.51%) Systems Administrator
4 23 (18.70%) Linux Administrator
4 23 (18.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 22 (17.89%) Consultant
6 16 (13.01%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (13.01%) Telecoms Administrator
7 14 (11.38%) Analyst
8 13 (10.57%) Cisco Consultant
9 10 (8.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (8.13%) Network Administrator
9 10 (8.13%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (7.32%) Network Consultant
10 9 (7.32%) Support Engineer
11 8 (6.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 8 (6.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 6 (4.88%) Designer
12 6 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (4.88%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.51%) LAMP
2 1 (0.81%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.07%) PKI
3 3 (2.44%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (1.63%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.81%) IVR
5 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.71%) Linux
2 20 (16.26%) Windows
3 6 (4.88%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.88%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.25%) Unix
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.08%) Presales
2 16 (13.01%) ITIL
2 16 (13.01%) Network Architecture
3 12 (9.76%) Load Balancing
3 12 (9.76%) Network Management
4 8 (6.50%) Problem Management
4 8 (6.50%) Project Management
5 7 (5.69%) Network Design
6 6 (4.88%) High Availability
7 5 (4.07%) Fault Analysis
7 5 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.25%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.25%) Software Licensing
9 3 (2.44%) Change Management
9 3 (2.44%) Service Management
10 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.63%) Validation
10 2 (1.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.14%) Perl
2 25 (20.33%) PHP
3 9 (7.32%) SQL
4 1 (0.81%) Python
4 1 (0.81%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 45 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (21.95%) CCNP
3 19 (15.45%) CCNA
4 6 (4.88%) CCNP Voice
5 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.25%) CCIE
6 4 (3.25%) HP ASE
6 4 (3.25%) HP MASE
6 4 (3.25%) MCSE
6 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.63%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.81%) CCVP
9 1 (0.81%) Degree
9 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (4.88%) Cisco UCCE
1 6 (4.88%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (4.07%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 78 (63.41%) Cisco
2 36 (29.27%) VMware
3 30 (24.39%) Microsoft
4 25 (20.33%) Juniper
5 16 (13.01%) CheckPoint
6 14 (11.38%) HP
7 10 (8.13%) Dell
8 9 (7.32%) Avaya
9 5 (4.07%) IronPort
9 5 (4.07%) SonicWALL
9 5 (4.07%) WatchGuard
10 4 (3.25%) Intel Security
10 4 (3.25%) Meraki
10 4 (3.25%) ProCurve
10 4 (3.25%) Tripwire
11 3 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (2.44%) Intel
11 3 (2.44%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.63%) Brocade
12 2 (1.63%) Rackspace
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Clevedon, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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EE
Posted: 19 days ago
Somerset
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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