The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 66 - 59
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.20% - 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% - 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £35,000 - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
MPLS
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
47 69 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.22% 11.00% 18.27%
Number of salaries quoted 39 48 87
Average salary £32,500 £24,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.65% -38.75%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

MPLS
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Tyne and Wear region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
3 4 (66.67%) VoIP
3 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (66.67%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (50.00%) IPsec
4 3 (50.00%) CCSP
4 3 (50.00%) DSL
4 3 (50.00%) L2TP
4 3 (50.00%) X.21
4 3 (50.00%) PPP
4 3 (50.00%) SNMP
4 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (50.00%) UNIX
4 3 (50.00%) ATM
4 3 (50.00%) Broadband
4 3 (50.00%) ISDN
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) CCDP
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) VoIP
3 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
4 3 (50.00%) L2TP
4 3 (50.00%) X.21
4 3 (50.00%) IPsec
4 3 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (50.00%) ATM
4 3 (50.00%) Broadband
4 3 (50.00%) ISDN
4 3 (50.00%) DSL
4 3 (50.00%) PPP
4 3 (50.00%) SNMP
4 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Network Design
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) CCDP
3 3 (50.00%) JNCIS
3 3 (50.00%) CCSP
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) BT