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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / South West
Rank 204 184 211
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +27
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 21 64 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 1.15% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 6.34% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 16 63 26
Median salary £42,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £37,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%

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
797 1010 1002
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.33% 18.12% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 633 875 853
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,917 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +7 13 £45,250 +0.55% 1
Wiltshire +11 5 £41,000 +9.33%
Somerset +6 2 - -
Gloucestershire -31 1 £60,000 +41.17%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 47 (87.04%) Cisco
2 45 (83.33%) VPN
3 40 (74.07%) Firewall
4 26 (48.15%) WAN
5 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 20 (37.04%) HP
6 19 (35.19%) Ethernet
6 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
6 19 (35.19%) VMware
7 18 (33.33%) VoIP
7 18 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 17 (31.48%) Windows
8 17 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (29.63%) LAN
10 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
10 15 (27.78%) Network Management
10 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (25.93%) High Availability
11 14 (25.93%) Dell
11 14 (25.93%) OSPF
11 14 (25.93%) Wireless
12 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
12 13 (24.07%) Juniper
12 13 (24.07%) CheckPoint
12 13 (24.07%) Unified Communications
12 13 (24.07%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
12 13 (24.07%) Load Balancing
13 12 (22.22%) IP Telephony

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 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 12 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (16.67%) IIS
5 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.70%) Apache
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
3 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (83.33%) VPN
2 40 (74.07%) Firewall
3 26 (48.15%) WAN
4 19 (35.19%) Ethernet
4 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
5 18 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (33.33%) VoIP
6 16 (29.63%) LAN
7 14 (25.93%) OSPF
7 14 (25.93%) Wireless
8 13 (24.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (24.07%) Unified Communications
9 12 (22.22%) BGP
9 12 (22.22%) IP Telephony
10 11 (20.37%) SSL
11 10 (18.52%) DNS
11 10 (18.52%) VLAN
12 9 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
12 9 (16.67%) FWSM
13 8 (14.81%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.26%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.11%) Consultant
2 6 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Design Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) IT Consultant
3 5 (9.26%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Network Specialist
3 5 (9.26%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Network Support
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco Specialist
5 3 (5.56%) IT Support
5 3 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.81%) Clustering
2 8 (14.81%) Replication
3 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.56%) Fat Client
5 3 (5.56%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.85%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Windows
2 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Network Management
2 14 (25.93%) High Availability
3 13 (24.07%) Load Balancing
4 12 (22.22%) Migration
5 10 (18.52%) ITIL
5 10 (18.52%) Network Design
5 10 (18.52%) Problem Management
6 8 (14.81%) Server Building
7 6 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (11.11%) Network Architecture
8 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.26%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.41%) Time Management
10 3 (5.56%) Change Management
10 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
10 3 (5.56%) ITSM
10 3 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.26%) C
3 4 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.37%) CCNA
2 11 (20.37%) CCNP
3 10 (18.52%) MCSE
3 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (16.67%) CCIE
4 9 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (14.81%) MCITP
5 8 (14.81%) MCP
5 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 8 (14.81%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) APMP
8 2 (3.70%) CCENT
8 2 (3.70%) JNCIS
8 2 (3.70%) MCSA
9 1 (1.85%) Degree
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
3 9 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.70%) NFS
5 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (14.81%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.56%) WSUS
4 1 (1.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 47 (87.04%) Cisco
2 20 (37.04%) HP
2 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 19 (35.19%) VMware
4 14 (25.93%) Dell
5 13 (24.07%) CheckPoint
5 13 (24.07%) Juniper
6 12 (22.22%) SolarWinds
7 10 (18.52%) F5
7 10 (18.52%) ProCurve
7 10 (18.52%) WatchGuard
8 9 (16.67%) CA
8 9 (16.67%) IBM
8 9 (16.67%) IronPort
8 9 (16.67%) Nokia
9 8 (14.81%) Draytek
9 8 (14.81%) SonicWALL
9 8 (14.81%) Symantec
9 8 (14.81%) Veritas
9 8 (14.81%) ZyXEL
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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