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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 206 194 210
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 25 51 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.89% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 4.75% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 16 51 38
Median salary £47,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £37,500 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £57,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+1.05% +9.19%
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
900 1074 1087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.51% 18.83% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 738 946 913
Median salary £37,500 £39,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% -0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,550 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 10 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +15 15 £50,000 +6.38% 2
Wiltshire +7 4 £41,000 +2.50%
Gloucestershire -32 3 £42,500 -13.70% 3
Somerset - 3 £30,000 -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 66 (90.41%) Cisco
2 62 (84.93%) VPN
2 62 (84.93%) Firewall
3 38 (52.05%) WAN
4 36 (49.32%) Windows
4 36 (49.32%) VMware
5 35 (47.95%) VoIP
5 35 (47.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (45.21%) Cisco ASA
6 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
7 31 (42.47%) Active Directory
8 30 (41.10%) HP
9 29 (39.73%) Juniper
10 28 (38.36%) MS Exchange
11 27 (36.99%) Ethernet
11 27 (36.99%) TCP/IP
11 27 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (34.25%) Load Balancing
13 24 (32.88%) Windows Server
13 24 (32.88%) Dell
14 23 (31.51%) CCNA
14 23 (31.51%) High Availability
15 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (30.14%) Problem Management
15 22 (30.14%) SSL
16 21 (28.77%) DNS
16 21 (28.77%) Migration
16 21 (28.77%) Data Centre
17 20 (27.40%) Exchange Server 2010

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 28 (38.36%) MS Exchange
2 20 (27.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (24.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (24.66%) IIS
4 17 (23.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (84.93%) Firewall
1 62 (84.93%) VPN
2 38 (52.05%) WAN
3 35 (47.95%) VoIP
4 33 (45.21%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (36.99%) Ethernet
5 27 (36.99%) TCP/IP
6 22 (30.14%) SSL
7 21 (28.77%) DNS
8 17 (23.29%) Cisco PIX
8 17 (23.29%) DSL
8 17 (23.29%) LAN
8 17 (23.29%) Remote Desktop
9 16 (21.92%) Broadband
10 13 (17.81%) OSPF
10 13 (17.81%) Wireless
11 12 (16.44%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (15.07%) BGP
12 11 (15.07%) Unified Communications
12 11 (15.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (34.25%) Network Engineer
2 14 (19.18%) Consultant
2 14 (19.18%) IT Consultant
2 14 (19.18%) Technical Consultant
3 8 (10.96%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Network Support
5 5 (6.85%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Junior
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) IT Support
7 3 (4.11%) Junior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.77%) Data Centre
2 17 (23.29%) Clustering
2 17 (23.29%) Replication
3 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.48%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.11%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.11%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.37%) EPoS
6 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (49.32%) Windows
2 24 (32.88%) Windows Server
3 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (19.18%) Linux
6 3 (4.11%) CentOS
7 1 (1.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Load Balancing
2 23 (31.51%) High Availability
3 22 (30.14%) Problem Management
4 21 (28.77%) Migration
5 18 (24.66%) Network Management
6 17 (23.29%) Server Building
7 16 (21.92%) ITIL
8 15 (20.55%) Service Delivery
9 13 (17.81%) Network Design
10 12 (16.44%) Integration Testing
11 9 (12.33%) ITIL V3
12 8 (10.96%) Service Management
13 6 (8.22%) Change Management
13 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (8.22%) ITSM
13 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2
14 5 (6.85%) Technical Architecture
15 4 (5.48%) Network Load Balancing
15 4 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
15 4 (5.48%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.96%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (31.51%) CCNA
3 19 (26.03%) MCSE
3 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (24.66%) CCIE
4 18 (24.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (23.29%) MCITP
5 17 (23.29%) MCP
5 17 (23.29%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
7 9 (12.33%) CCNP
7 9 (12.33%) DV Cleared
8 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
9 5 (6.85%) JNCIS
10 3 (4.11%) Degree
10 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (2.74%) APMP
11 2 (2.74%) MCSA
12 1 (1.37%) CCENT
12 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.18%) SLA
2 4 (5.48%) QA
3 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (47.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (42.47%) Active Directory
3 18 (24.66%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (23.29%) Backup Exec
2 9 (12.33%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (4.11%) WSUS
4 1 (1.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 66 (90.41%) Cisco
2 36 (49.32%) VMware
3 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
4 30 (41.10%) HP
5 29 (39.73%) Juniper
6 24 (32.88%) Dell
7 20 (27.40%) Draytek
8 19 (26.03%) ProCurve
9 18 (24.66%) WatchGuard
10 17 (23.29%) CheckPoint
10 17 (23.29%) SonicWALL
10 17 (23.29%) Symantec
10 17 (23.29%) Veeam
10 17 (23.29%) Veritas
10 17 (23.29%) ZyXEL
11 12 (16.44%) SolarWinds
12 10 (13.70%) F5
12 10 (13.70%) IBM
13 9 (12.33%) CA
13 9 (12.33%) Nokia
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