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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 203 198 161
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -37
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 37 38 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.64% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.58% 4.03% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 32 32 69
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £62,500
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
1034 943 1206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.34% 15.92% 21.21%
Number of salaries quoted 879 725 1036
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 £24,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Bristol -2 16 £39,500 -1.25% 3
Gloucestershire -6 12 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Wiltshire -6 5 £46,000 -23.33%
Devon - 3 - - 1
Dorset -4 1 £38,000 +8.57%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 49 (63.64%) Firewall
2 44 (57.14%) LAN
3 40 (51.95%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (50.65%) Cisco
4 39 (50.65%) ITIL
5 37 (48.05%) Windows
6 36 (46.75%) VPN
7 34 (44.16%) WAN
8 27 (35.06%) BGP
9 25 (32.47%) VLAN
10 24 (31.17%) SLA
11 23 (29.87%) VMware
11 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
12 21 (27.27%) Juniper
12 21 (27.27%) CCNA
13 19 (24.68%) Degree
13 19 (24.68%) VoIP
14 18 (23.38%) Service Management
14 18 (23.38%) CCNP
14 18 (23.38%) Active Directory
15 17 (22.08%) SQL
16 16 (20.78%) EIGRP
16 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
17 15 (19.48%) Change Management
17 15 (19.48%) Network Management
17 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (19.48%) Finance
18 14 (18.18%) ITSM
18 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
18 14 (18.18%) SQL Server

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.29%) IIS
3 5 (6.49%) Lync
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.88%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (63.64%) Firewall
2 44 (57.14%) LAN
3 36 (46.75%) VPN
4 34 (44.16%) WAN
5 27 (35.06%) BGP
6 25 (32.47%) VLAN
7 19 (24.68%) VoIP
8 16 (20.78%) EIGRP
9 13 (16.88%) ISDN
10 12 (15.58%) OSPF
10 12 (15.58%) SAN
11 11 (14.29%) Internet
11 11 (14.29%) Ethernet
12 10 (12.99%) IPv6
12 10 (12.99%) Wireless
12 10 (12.99%) Network Security
13 9 (11.69%) NAS
13 9 (11.69%) DNS
13 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
14 8 (10.39%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (16.88%) Support Engineer
1 13 (16.88%) Service Manager
1 13 (16.88%) Service Desk Manager
2 11 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Designer
4 7 (9.09%) Architect
4 7 (9.09%) Network Specialist
5 6 (7.79%) Network Support
6 5 (6.49%) Lead Technical Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Network Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Lead Architect
7 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) Lead Designer
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) J2EE
1 1 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (16.88%) Management Information System
3 11 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.90%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.60%) Open Source
6 2 (2.60%) Statistics
7 1 (1.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.30%) Replication
7 1 (1.30%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.30%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.05%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) Linux
3 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.49%) AIX
5 5 (6.49%) Solaris
5 5 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.60%) UNIX
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.65%) ITIL
2 18 (23.38%) Service Management
3 15 (19.48%) Change Management
3 15 (19.48%) Network Management
4 14 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 14 (18.18%) ITSM
4 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 13 (16.88%) CRM
5 13 (16.88%) Problem Management
5 13 (16.88%) Coaching
5 13 (16.88%) Software Deployment
6 10 (12.99%) ITIL V3
6 10 (12.99%) Service Delivery
7 8 (10.39%) Project Management
8 7 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (7.79%) Load Balancing
10 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
10 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (5.19%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (51.95%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (27.27%) CCNA
3 19 (24.68%) Degree
4 18 (23.38%) CCNP
5 12 (15.58%) MCP
6 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
7 7 (9.09%) CCIE
7 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (7.79%) JNCIS
9 4 (5.19%) MCITP
9 4 (5.19%) DV Cleared
9 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.90%) MCSE
11 2 (2.60%) CCSP
11 2 (2.60%) CCIP
12 1 (1.30%) CCDP
12 1 (1.30%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (31.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 18 (23.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.60%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.30%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) OpenView
1 5 (6.49%) Unicenter
2 4 (5.19%) WSUS
2 4 (5.19%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) SCOM
2 4 (5.19%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.90%) Netcool
3 3 (3.90%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (50.65%) Cisco
2 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.87%) VMware
3 21 (27.27%) Juniper
4 13 (16.88%) CheckPoint
5 12 (15.58%) Avaya
6 8 (10.39%) Tandberg
7 7 (9.09%) Polycom
8 6 (7.79%) Nokia
8 6 (7.79%) Oracle
9 5 (6.49%) IBM
9 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
9 5 (6.49%) Genesys
9 5 (6.49%) BMC
9 5 (6.49%) Verint
10 4 (5.19%) Citrix
11 2 (2.60%) McAfee
11 2 (2.60%) F5
12 1 (1.30%) Blue Coat
12 1 (1.30%) BT
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