Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 183 133
Rank change year-on-year +7 -50 +46
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 16 15 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.43% 0.40% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.09% 2.68% 8.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 46
Bristol median annual salary £34,736 £43,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.69% +44.17% -20.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £37,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £45,500 £54,500 £54,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.65% -9.33%

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 Bristol with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 518 559 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.04% 14.82% 16.31%
Number of salaries quoted 448 437 457
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,750 £62,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Bristol

MPLS
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Bristol

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 10 (62.50%) Linux
1 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 10 (62.50%) Network Management
2 9 (56.25%) OSPF
2 9 (56.25%) BGP
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco
4 7 (43.75%) VPN
4 7 (43.75%) VoIP
4 7 (43.75%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) Wireless
5 6 (37.50%) Degree
5 6 (37.50%) LAN
5 6 (37.50%) WAN
5 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 5 (31.25%) Office 365
6 5 (31.25%) SolarWinds
6 5 (31.25%) FCoE
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) Juniper
6 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
6 5 (31.25%) ADSL
6 5 (31.25%) iSCSI
7 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
7 4 (25.00%) WatchGuard
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (25.00%) Brocade
7 4 (25.00%) BT
7 4 (25.00%) VRRP
7 4 (25.00%) Forcepoint

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (56.25%) BGP
2 9 (56.25%) OSPF
3 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) VoIP
3 7 (43.75%) VPN
3 7 (43.75%) Wireless
4 6 (37.50%) LAN
4 6 (37.50%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) ADSL
5 5 (31.25%) FCoE
5 5 (31.25%) iSCSI
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (25.00%) Junos
6 4 (25.00%) VRRP
6 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
6 4 (25.00%) WLAN
7 3 (18.75%) VPLS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Support
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Network Management
2 4 (25.00%) Adaptive Security
2 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) MCT
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
2 5 (31.25%) Juniper
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) SolarWinds
3 4 (25.00%) Brocade
3 4 (25.00%) BT
3 4 (25.00%) Forcepoint
3 4 (25.00%) McAfee
3 4 (25.00%) Meraki
3 4 (25.00%) Siemens
3 4 (25.00%) Sophos
3 4 (25.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (6.25%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) VMware