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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 69 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 11 22 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.00% 3.74% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.19% 10.19% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 1
Average salary £45,000 £56,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.35% +13.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
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
153 216 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 27.77% 36.73% 25.38%
Number of salaries quoted 79 137 52
Average salary £45,000 £52,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.87% +4.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £35,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £52,500 £57,750
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 3 August 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Watford

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) WAN
2 16 (57.14%) Windows
3 15 (53.57%) LAN
3 15 (53.57%) Firewall
4 14 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (46.43%) MS Exchange
5 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
5 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
5 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (42.86%) VMware
7 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (35.71%) ITIL
8 10 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (32.14%) VPN
10 8 (28.57%) VoIP
10 8 (28.57%) Linux
10 8 (28.57%) MS Office
10 8 (28.57%) DSL
10 8 (28.57%) OSPF
10 8 (28.57%) BGP
10 8 (28.57%) Blackberry
10 8 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
10 8 (28.57%) VLAN
10 8 (28.57%) WSUS
11 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
11 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 13 (46.43%) MS Exchange
2 8 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (17.86%) Lync
4 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
4 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) WAN
2 15 (53.57%) LAN
2 15 (53.57%) Firewall
3 10 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (32.14%) VPN
5 8 (28.57%) VoIP
5 8 (28.57%) VLAN
5 8 (28.57%) OSPF
5 8 (28.57%) BGP
5 8 (28.57%) DSL
6 7 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 7 (25.00%) DHCP
6 7 (25.00%) DNS
7 6 (21.43%) Multicast
8 5 (17.86%) PBX
8 5 (17.86%) ISDN
9 4 (14.29%) RIP
10 3 (10.71%) VRRP
10 3 (10.71%) BIG-IP
11 2 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (17.86%) Service Management
4 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
4 5 (17.86%) Coaching
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
5 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (10.71%) BCP
5 3 (10.71%) ITSM
5 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
5 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.14%) Facility Management
6 2 (7.14%) Time Management
6 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.57%) Transition Management
7 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (21.43%) CCNP
3 5 (17.86%) CCIE
4 3 (10.71%) CISSP
5 2 (7.14%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.86%) Terminal Services
3 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
4 3 (10.71%) Xen
4 3 (10.71%) NLBS
4 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (42.86%) VMware
4 6 (21.43%) F5
5 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.71%) Citrix
6 3 (10.71%) Juniper
7 2 (7.14%) NetApp
8 1 (3.57%) Crossbeam