The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 56 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 14 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.40% 0.53% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.64% 2.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 0
Average salary £43,000 £41,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.24% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
MPLS
Hertfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
162 87 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 27.79% 23.20% 30.89%
Number of salaries quoted 105 59 66
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,300 £51,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

MPLS
Salary Trend in Watford

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Watford

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 26 (76.47%) WAN
1 26 (76.47%) Firewall
2 25 (73.53%) Cisco
3 24 (70.59%) LAN
4 23 (67.65%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (61.76%) VMware
6 20 (58.82%) Windows
7 18 (52.94%) CCNP
7 18 (52.94%) VPN
7 18 (52.94%) OSPF
7 18 (52.94%) BGP
8 17 (50.00%) Mentoring
9 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
10 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
11 14 (41.18%) ITIL
12 13 (38.24%) CheckPoint
12 13 (38.24%) Coaching
13 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (35.29%) Network Security
13 12 (35.29%) VoIP
14 11 (32.35%) EIGRP
14 11 (32.35%) HP
14 11 (32.35%) Retail
15 10 (29.41%) VLAN
15 10 (29.41%) Lync
15 10 (29.41%) Finance
15 10 (29.41%) Manufacturing
15 10 (29.41%) E-Commerce
16 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
16 9 (26.47%) CCNA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 10 (29.41%) Lync
2 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
3 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) PaaS
2 4 (11.76%) Office 365
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (76.47%) WAN
1 26 (76.47%) Firewall
2 24 (70.59%) LAN
3 18 (52.94%) VPN
3 18 (52.94%) OSPF
3 18 (52.94%) BGP
4 12 (35.29%) Network Security
4 12 (35.29%) VoIP
5 11 (32.35%) EIGRP
6 10 (29.41%) VLAN
7 9 (26.47%) DNS
7 9 (26.47%) DHCP
8 6 (17.65%) IPsec
8 6 (17.65%) ISDN
8 6 (17.65%) PBX
9 5 (14.71%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (11.76%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (32.35%) Retail
2 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Server Support
2 6 (17.65%) Desktop Support
2 6 (17.65%) Technical Support
2 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Head of Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) Head of IT
3 4 (11.76%) Network Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
2 3 (8.82%) Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (17.65%) Linux
4 3 (8.82%) UNIX
4 3 (8.82%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 14 (41.18%) ITIL
3 13 (38.24%) Coaching
4 10 (29.41%) E-Commerce
5 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2
5 7 (20.59%) Network Design
6 5 (14.71%) Change Management
6 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
7 4 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (11.76%) People Management
7 4 (11.76%) Kanban
7 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
8 3 (8.82%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (8.82%) Network Management
8 3 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (8.82%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (67.65%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (52.94%) CCNP
3 9 (26.47%) CCNA
4 7 (20.59%) CCIE
5 6 (17.65%) Degree
6 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.94%) MCSE
7 1 (2.94%) MCSA
7 1 (2.94%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (26.47%) VMware ESX
4 6 (17.65%) Terminal Services
5 4 (11.76%) vSphere
6 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Cisco
2 21 (61.76%) VMware
3 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
4 13 (38.24%) CheckPoint
5 11 (32.35%) HP
6 7 (20.59%) Fortinet
6 7 (20.59%) Riverbed
6 7 (20.59%) F5
7 6 (17.65%) IBM
8 5 (14.71%) Juniper
9 4 (11.76%) Rackspace
9 4 (11.76%) ProCurve
10 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
10 3 (8.82%) Mitel
10 3 (8.82%) Brocade
10 3 (8.82%) Crossbeam
10 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
10 3 (8.82%) Aruba
10 3 (8.82%) Meru Networks