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 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / South West
Rank 212 173 205
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +32
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 19 73 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 1.26% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.47% 6.50% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 14 67 36
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -1.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £35,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,050 £47,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-0.52% +0.52%

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
769 1123 995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 15.39% 19.31% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 603 940 853
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017. 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 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 -6 9 £36,000 -12.72% 1
Wiltshire +12 6 £32,500 -13.33%
Devon - 2 - - 1
Somerset -10 1 - -
Gloucestershire -27 1 £60,000 +41.17%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 41 (89.13%) Cisco
2 34 (73.91%) VPN
3 29 (63.04%) Firewall
4 25 (54.35%) WAN
5 20 (43.48%) TCP/IP
6 17 (36.96%) Data Centre
7 16 (34.78%) IP Telephony
8 14 (30.43%) VMware
8 14 (30.43%) HP
8 14 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (30.43%) LAN
9 12 (26.09%) VoIP
9 12 (26.09%) Ethernet
9 12 (26.09%) CCNP
9 12 (26.09%) OSPF
9 12 (26.09%) Wireless
9 12 (26.09%) Network Management
9 12 (26.09%) Network Architecture
10 11 (23.91%) Unified Communications
10 11 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
11 10 (21.74%) Juniper
11 10 (21.74%) HTTP
11 10 (21.74%) Windows
11 10 (21.74%) BGP
11 10 (21.74%) Telnet
11 10 (21.74%) SSH
11 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
11 10 (21.74%) SolarWinds
12 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA

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 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.70%) Apache
3 4 (8.70%) IIS
3 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.52%) Skype for Business
5 2 (4.35%) IBM Domino
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.35%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (73.91%) VPN
2 29 (63.04%) Firewall
3 25 (54.35%) WAN
4 20 (43.48%) TCP/IP
5 16 (34.78%) IP Telephony
6 14 (30.43%) LAN
7 12 (26.09%) Ethernet
7 12 (26.09%) OSPF
7 12 (26.09%) VoIP
7 12 (26.09%) Wireless
8 11 (23.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (23.91%) Unified Communications
9 10 (21.74%) BGP
9 10 (21.74%) HTTP
9 10 (21.74%) SSH
9 10 (21.74%) Telnet
10 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (19.57%) HTTPS
10 9 (19.57%) SMTP
11 8 (17.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
3 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Network Specialist
3 4 (8.70%) Design Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) IT Manager
3 4 (8.70%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Network Support
4 3 (6.52%) Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Brocade Specialist
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Specialist
4 3 (6.52%) Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Migration Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Support
5 2 (4.35%) IT Operations Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) AS400
3 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) BYOD
4 1 (2.17%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) iPhone
4 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
1 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Network Architecture
1 12 (26.09%) Network Management
2 8 (17.39%) High Availability
3 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 7 (15.22%) Network Design
4 6 (13.04%) Time Management
5 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
5 5 (10.87%) Migration
5 5 (10.87%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.52%) Server Building
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.35%) Data Management
8 2 (4.35%) ERP
8 2 (4.35%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
1 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.09%) CCNP
3 5 (10.87%) CCNA
3 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) CCIE
5 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) JNCIP
5 3 (6.52%) MCITP
5 3 (6.52%) MCP
5 3 (6.52%) MCSE
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (6.52%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.35%) APMP
6 2 (4.35%) CCENT
6 2 (4.35%) JNCIS
6 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.52%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.35%) NFS
4 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.35%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 41 (89.13%) Cisco
2 14 (30.43%) HP
2 14 (30.43%) VMware
3 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
4 10 (21.74%) Juniper
4 10 (21.74%) SolarWinds
5 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
6 8 (17.39%) Dell
7 7 (15.22%) CA
7 7 (15.22%) F5
7 7 (15.22%) IBM
7 7 (15.22%) IronPort
7 7 (15.22%) Nokia
8 5 (10.87%) Avaya
8 5 (10.87%) Brocade
8 5 (10.87%) ProCurve
8 5 (10.87%) SonicWALL
8 5 (10.87%) Veeam
8 5 (10.87%) WatchGuard
9 4 (8.70%) NetScout
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