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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 15 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.84% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.04% - -
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 0
Average salary £48,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
166 91 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 31.44% 25.00% 36.60%
Number of salaries quoted 104 54 71
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £25,700 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £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
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 August 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Watford

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 22 (84.62%) WAN
2 20 (76.92%) LAN
2 20 (76.92%) Firewall
3 17 (65.38%) VMware
3 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (65.38%) Cisco
4 16 (61.54%) Windows
5 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
6 14 (53.85%) VPN
6 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
7 13 (50.00%) CheckPoint
8 12 (46.15%) OSPF
8 12 (46.15%) BGP
8 12 (46.15%) CCNP
8 12 (46.15%) ITIL
8 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (42.31%) Retail
10 10 (38.46%) Finance
10 10 (38.46%) Manufacturing
10 10 (38.46%) VLAN
10 10 (38.46%) Network Security
10 10 (38.46%) Lync
10 10 (38.46%) E-Commerce
11 9 (34.62%) DNS
11 9 (34.62%) DHCP
11 9 (34.62%) EIGRP
11 9 (34.62%) HP
11 9 (34.62%) VMware ESX
12 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
12 8 (30.77%) VoIP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (38.46%) Lync
2 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) PaaS
2 4 (15.38%) Office 365
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (84.62%) WAN
2 20 (76.92%) LAN
2 20 (76.92%) Firewall
3 14 (53.85%) VPN
4 12 (46.15%) OSPF
4 12 (46.15%) BGP
5 10 (38.46%) VLAN
5 10 (38.46%) Network Security
6 9 (34.62%) EIGRP
6 9 (34.62%) DNS
6 9 (34.62%) DHCP
7 8 (30.77%) VoIP
8 6 (23.08%) ISDN
8 6 (23.08%) PBX
8 6 (23.08%) IPsec
9 5 (19.23%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (42.31%) Retail
2 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Server Support
2 6 (23.08%) Desktop Support
2 6 (23.08%) Technical Support
2 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 4 (15.38%) Head of Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) Head of IT
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Mathematics
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) HPUX
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) E-Commerce
3 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
3 5 (19.23%) Change Management
3 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Kanban
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Network Design
5 3 (11.54%) Network Management
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.54%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (11.54%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Network Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (46.15%) CCNP
3 7 (26.92%) CCNA
3 7 (26.92%) CCIE
4 6 (23.08%) Degree
5 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (3.85%) MCSE
6 1 (3.85%) MCSA
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (34.62%) VMware ESX
4 6 (23.08%) Terminal Services
5 4 (15.38%) vSphere
6 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 13 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (34.62%) HP
5 7 (26.92%) Riverbed
5 7 (26.92%) F5
6 5 (19.23%) Juniper
7 4 (15.38%) IBM
7 4 (15.38%) Rackspace
7 4 (15.38%) ProCurve
8 3 (11.54%) Brocade
8 3 (11.54%) Fortinet
8 3 (11.54%) Crossbeam
8 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.85%) Mitel
9 1 (3.85%) Meru Networks
9 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.85%) Aruba
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