The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank - 81 86
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 0 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 0.99% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.57% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 6
Median salary - £52,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.16% -2.00%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 63 175 165
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 9.77% 21.63% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 52 165 142
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £46,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +12.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Bedfordshire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for MPLS in Bedfordshire

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 6 (100.00%) VoIP
1 6 (100.00%) RIP
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) SSL
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper
1 6 (100.00%) DWDM
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 6 (100.00%) VRRP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) HP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Wireless
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) Network Management
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) High Availability
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (100.00%) HSRP
1 6 (100.00%) HP NNM
2 4 (66.67%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (100.00%) DWDM
1 6 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) HSRP
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
1 6 (100.00%) RIP
1 6 (100.00%) SSL
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) VoIP
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) VRRP
1 6 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Network Specialist
2 4 (66.67%) Network Support
2 4 (66.67%) Network Support Specialist
2 4 (66.67%) Support Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (100.00%) High Availability
1 6 (100.00%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5
1 6 (100.00%) HP
1 6 (100.00%) Juniper