Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 113 107
Rank change year-on-year +29 -6 +10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 10 8 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.92% 0.50% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.08% 3.52% 9.73%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 32
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% -4.55%
East of England median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 197 227 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.17% 14.13% 17.10%
Number of salaries quoted 165 195 293
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.17% +28.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £28,000 £25,364
90th Percentile £66,150 £67,000 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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

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Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 5 £50,000 -
Dunstable -17 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Bedford - 2 £50,000 -
MPLS
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Network Management
2 6 (60.00%) F5
2 6 (60.00%) HSRP
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) SSL
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
2 6 (60.00%) DWDM
2 6 (60.00%) OSPF
2 6 (60.00%) BGP
2 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 6 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (50.00%) Remedy
3 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) vSphere
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MPLS
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) BGP
2 6 (60.00%) DWDM
2 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 6 (60.00%) HSRP
2 6 (60.00%) OSPF
2 6 (60.00%) SSL
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Network Management
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (40.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) F5
1 6 (60.00%) Juniper
1 6 (60.00%) Palo Alto
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) Remedy
3 4 (40.00%) VMware