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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 61 67 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 14 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.55% 2.37% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.97% 6.76% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 1
Average salary £41,250 £56,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.99% +13.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.39% +7.05%
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
156 222 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.42% 35.13% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83 150 49
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Watford region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Watford

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 18 (60.00%) WAN
3 17 (56.67%) LAN
4 16 (53.33%) Firewall
5 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (50.00%) Windows
5 15 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
7 11 (36.67%) VMware
7 11 (36.67%) BGP
7 11 (36.67%) OSPF
7 11 (36.67%) ITIL
8 10 (33.33%) MS Office
8 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (33.33%) VPN
8 10 (33.33%) DSL
8 10 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 10 (33.33%) Blackberry
8 10 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 10 (33.33%) WSUS
8 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (30.00%) Problem Management
9 9 (30.00%) VLAN
9 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
10 8 (26.67%) DNS
10 8 (26.67%) CCNP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 15 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) WAN
2 17 (56.67%) LAN
3 16 (53.33%) Firewall
4 11 (36.67%) OSPF
4 11 (36.67%) BGP
5 10 (33.33%) DSL
5 10 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 10 (33.33%) VPN
6 9 (30.00%) VLAN
7 8 (26.67%) DNS
7 8 (26.67%) DHCP
7 8 (26.67%) VoIP
7 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (23.33%) Multicast
9 6 (20.00%) RIP
9 6 (20.00%) BIG-IP
10 5 (16.67%) ISDN
10 5 (16.67%) PBX
11 4 (13.33%) VRRP
12 3 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.33%) Network Support
5 1 (3.33%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 5 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 5 (16.67%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
1 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (23.33%) Service Management
5 5 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 5 (16.67%) ITSM
5 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 5 (16.67%) BCP
5 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
5 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (16.67%) Coaching
6 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.67%) Facility Management
7 2 (6.67%) Time Management
7 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
8 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.33%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (26.67%) CCNP
3 7 (23.33%) CCIE
4 3 (10.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 5 (16.67%) Xen
3 5 (16.67%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (3.33%) Cacti
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (36.67%) VMware
4 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (26.67%) F5
6 5 (16.67%) Citrix
6 5 (16.67%) Juniper
7 3 (10.00%) Crossbeam
8 2 (6.67%) NetApp
9 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds