Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 180 149
Rank change year-on-year -2 -31 +30
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 19 24 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.48% 0.63% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 4.46% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 17 18 38
Bristol median annual salary £27,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.25% +23.08% -33.33%
10th Percentile £24,000 £35,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £59,500 £52,875 £47,500
South West median annual salary £43,750 £36,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +21.53% -2.70% -7.50%

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 589 538 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.02% 14.20% 16.68%
Number of salaries quoted 516 423 487
Bristol median annual salary £44,250 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.63% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £60,775 £61,250 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%

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 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 13 (68.42%) Network Management
2 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) TCP/IP
2 11 (57.89%) BGP
3 10 (52.63%) OSPF
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco
4 8 (42.11%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (36.84%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) Wireless
6 6 (31.58%) VPN
6 6 (31.58%) WAN
6 6 (31.58%) LAN
6 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
7 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
7 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Juniper
8 4 (21.05%) VoIP
9 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.79%) CCNP
9 3 (15.79%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
9 3 (15.79%) VLAN
9 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
9 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (15.79%) VPLS
9 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (15.79%) FCoE

MPLS
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) BGP
1 11 (57.89%) TCP/IP
2 10 (52.63%) OSPF
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) Wireless
4 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 6 (31.58%) VPN
4 6 (31.58%) WAN
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
6 3 (15.79%) FCoE
6 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
6 3 (15.79%) VLAN
6 3 (15.79%) VPLS
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (10.53%) GPON
7 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
1 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Network Support
3 5 (26.32%) Linux Support
4 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Support
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Network Specialist
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.26%) IT Support
7 1 (5.26%) IT Support Specialist
7 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Network Management
2 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Adaptive Security
3 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
3 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.79%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) CCIE
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) MCT
5 1 (5.26%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) NFS
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
2 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
3 4 (21.05%) Juniper
4 3 (15.79%) F5
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.53%) Brocade
5 2 (10.53%) BT
5 2 (10.53%) Forcepoint
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) IronPort
5 2 (10.53%) McAfee
5 2 (10.53%) Meraki
5 2 (10.53%) Siemens
5 2 (10.53%) Sophos
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) WatchGuard
6 1 (5.26%) Google