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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 67 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 14 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.42% 2.85% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.52% 9.04% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 0
Average salary £48,000 £48,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.03% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
147 166 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 25.39% 31.56% 24.72%
Number of salaries quoted 86 104 52
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,300 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Watford

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 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 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) LAN
3 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
4 12 (52.17%) Firewall
5 11 (47.83%) WAN
6 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
6 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (39.13%) VLAN
7 9 (39.13%) VPN
7 9 (39.13%) DNS
7 9 (39.13%) DHCP
8 8 (34.78%) Linux
8 8 (34.78%) Retail
8 8 (34.78%) VMware
8 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (30.43%) F5
10 6 (26.09%) Multicast
10 6 (26.09%) ITIL
10 6 (26.09%) VoIP
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (21.74%) Terminal Services
11 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
11 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (21.74%) DSL

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (21.74%) Lync
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) LAN
2 12 (52.17%) Firewall
3 11 (47.83%) WAN
4 9 (39.13%) DHCP
4 9 (39.13%) VPN
4 9 (39.13%) DNS
4 9 (39.13%) VLAN
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (26.09%) VoIP
6 6 (26.09%) Multicast
7 5 (21.74%) ISDN
7 5 (21.74%) PBX
7 5 (21.74%) DSL
8 4 (17.39%) HSRP
8 4 (17.39%) Wireless
8 4 (17.39%) VRRP
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
9 3 (13.04%) Wireshark
9 3 (13.04%) GLBP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Games
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Network Support
4 1 (4.35%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) IT Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (34.78%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
2 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
2 5 (21.74%) Coaching
3 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design
4 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.35%) Transition Management
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) CISSP
4 2 (8.70%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) Terminal Services
3 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) WSUS
2 3 (13.04%) Cacti
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 7 (30.43%) F5
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) Crossbeam
5 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp