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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 54 66 49
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 9 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.81% 1.64% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.96% 5.13% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 1
Average salary £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+15.60% +4.21%
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
113 195 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 22.69% 31.91% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 60 136 59
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 May 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Watford

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) Firewall
3 12 (48.00%) BGP
3 12 (48.00%) OSPF
3 12 (48.00%) LAN
3 12 (48.00%) WAN
4 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
4 11 (44.00%) EIGRP
5 10 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 9 (36.00%) F5
6 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (36.00%) Windows
7 8 (32.00%) MS Office
7 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (32.00%) CCIE
7 8 (32.00%) CCNP
7 8 (32.00%) DSL
7 8 (32.00%) Service Management
7 8 (32.00%) Blackberry
7 8 (32.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (32.00%) Multicast
7 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (32.00%) VMware
7 8 (32.00%) BIG-IP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (32.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.00%) WorkSite
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) Firewall
2 12 (48.00%) OSPF
2 12 (48.00%) BGP
2 12 (48.00%) LAN
2 12 (48.00%) WAN
3 11 (44.00%) EIGRP
4 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (32.00%) Multicast
5 8 (32.00%) DSL
5 8 (32.00%) BIG-IP
6 7 (28.00%) RIP
6 7 (28.00%) VPN
7 5 (20.00%) VLAN
7 5 (20.00%) VRRP
8 4 (16.00%) Wireless
8 4 (16.00%) DNS
8 4 (16.00%) DHCP
8 4 (16.00%) HSRP
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (16.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (4.00%) Games
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support
5 1 (4.00%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (32.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (24.00%) Fat Client
3 6 (24.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Blog
5 1 (4.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (32.00%) Service Management
3 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
3 7 (28.00%) ITIL
4 6 (24.00%) BCP
4 6 (24.00%) ITSM
4 6 (24.00%) Business Continuity
4 6 (24.00%) Performance Management
4 6 (24.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (8.00%) Time Management
6 2 (8.00%) Facility Management
7 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.00%) Process Management
7 1 (4.00%) Change Management
7 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (4.00%) Network Planning
7 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (32.00%) CCIE
2 8 (32.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (24.00%) Xen
3 6 (24.00%) NLBS
4 1 (4.00%) XenServer
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) WSUS
2 2 (8.00%) Cacti
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) F5
4 8 (32.00%) VMware
5 6 (24.00%) Citrix
5 6 (24.00%) Juniper
6 4 (16.00%) Crossbeam
7 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.00%) NetApp
8 1 (4.00%) HP