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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 200 173 180
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 36 42 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.83% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 5.05% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 27 38 26
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1016 831 1196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.49% 16.46% 20.67%
Number of salaries quoted 883 656 997
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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
Wiltshire -8 13 £55,000 +10.00%
Bristol -12 12 £39,500 -1.25% 3
Gloucestershire +1 6 £38,500 +10.00% 3
Dorset +1 4 £45,000 +63.63%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 42 (67.74%) LAN
2 38 (61.29%) Cisco
3 34 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (54.84%) BGP
4 33 (53.23%) WAN
5 25 (40.32%) ITIL
5 25 (40.32%) Firewall
6 22 (35.48%) EIGRP
7 21 (33.87%) VoIP
7 21 (33.87%) VLAN
7 21 (33.87%) Network Management
8 20 (32.26%) VPN
9 19 (30.65%) CCNA
9 19 (30.65%) CCNP
9 19 (30.65%) Finance
10 16 (25.81%) OSPF
11 15 (24.19%) CheckPoint
12 14 (22.58%) ITIL V3
13 12 (19.35%) Avaya
13 12 (19.35%) SLA
13 12 (19.35%) H.323
14 11 (17.74%) Telecoms
14 11 (17.74%) Service Management
14 11 (17.74%) Juniper
14 11 (17.74%) Windows
14 11 (17.74%) Tandberg
14 11 (17.74%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (16.13%) Load Balancing
15 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (14.52%) Project Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 6 (9.68%) IIS
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) Lync
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) MS Office
3 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (67.74%) LAN
2 34 (54.84%) BGP
3 33 (53.23%) WAN
4 25 (40.32%) Firewall
5 22 (35.48%) EIGRP
6 21 (33.87%) VoIP
6 21 (33.87%) VLAN
7 20 (32.26%) VPN
8 16 (25.81%) OSPF
9 12 (19.35%) H.323
10 9 (14.52%) Ethernet
10 9 (14.52%) Internet
11 8 (12.90%) Network Security
11 8 (12.90%) IPv6
11 8 (12.90%) IPsec
12 7 (11.29%) SCCP
13 6 (9.68%) Unified Communications
13 6 (9.68%) 4G
13 6 (9.68%) ISDN
13 6 (9.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 19 (30.65%) Finance
2 11 (17.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Network Specialist
2 9 (14.52%) Network Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Designer
3 7 (11.29%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Network Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Service Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Network Support
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Principal Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Voice Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Account Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Data Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) PKI
4 2 (3.23%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.23%) IVR
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) ITIL
2 21 (33.87%) Network Management
3 14 (22.58%) ITIL V3
4 11 (17.74%) Service Management
5 10 (16.13%) Load Balancing
6 9 (14.52%) Project Management
7 7 (11.29%) Change Management
8 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
8 6 (9.68%) Demand Forecasting
8 6 (9.68%) ITSM
9 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
9 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
10 4 (6.45%) Software Deployment
10 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (6.45%) Coaching
10 4 (6.45%) Time Management
10 4 (6.45%) Network Architecture
10 4 (6.45%) CRM
11 3 (4.84%) Network Design
11 3 (4.84%) Telemarketing
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (30.65%) CCNA
2 19 (30.65%) CCNP
3 9 (14.52%) Degree
4 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.06%) CCIE
6 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.45%) JNCIS
6 4 (6.45%) MCP
7 2 (3.23%) MCITP
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.23%) CCDP
8 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.61%) CCIP
8 1 (1.61%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.61%) HP MASE
8 1 (1.61%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.61%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.61%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) Terminal Services
3 3 (4.84%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.61%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) CiscoWorks
2 7 (11.29%) Netcool
2 7 (11.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.23%) SCCM
3 2 (3.23%) SCOM
3 2 (3.23%) WSUS
4 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 38 (61.29%) Cisco
2 15 (24.19%) CheckPoint
3 12 (19.35%) Avaya
4 11 (17.74%) Juniper
4 11 (17.74%) Tandberg
5 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
6 8 (12.90%) Polycom
6 8 (12.90%) Verint
6 8 (12.90%) Genesys
7 7 (11.29%) VMware
7 7 (11.29%) Nokia
8 4 (6.45%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.84%) HP
9 3 (4.84%) Citrix
9 3 (4.84%) F5
10 2 (3.23%) Nortel
11 1 (1.61%) TOWER Software
11 1 (1.61%) BT
11 1 (1.61%) IBM
11 1 (1.61%) CA
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