The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 87 100 102
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 4 2 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 0.15% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.53% 0.90% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 1
Median salary £48,750 £21,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +126.74% -57.00%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 158 221 351
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.96% 16.99% 20.23%
Number of salaries quoted 119 161 242
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £19,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Cheshire

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) WAN
2 10 (66.67%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (60.00%) OSPF
3 9 (60.00%) BGP
4 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
4 8 (53.33%) Firewall
5 7 (46.67%) VLAN
6 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 6 (40.00%) DNS
6 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) Windows
6 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
7 5 (33.33%) IGRP
7 5 (33.33%) CCNP
7 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
8 4 (26.67%) Information Security
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (26.67%) SonicWALL
8 4 (26.67%) Network Security
8 4 (26.67%) CCNA
8 4 (26.67%) Juniper
8 4 (26.67%) VoIP
8 4 (26.67%) FortiGate
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) LAN
1 10 (66.67%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) BGP
2 9 (60.00%) OSPF
3 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
3 8 (53.33%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) VLAN
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
6 5 (33.33%) DHCP
6 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
6 5 (33.33%) IGRP
6 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
7 4 (26.67%) VoIP
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (20.00%) VPLS
9 2 (13.33%) SAN
10 1 (6.67%) NAS
10 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Server Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Hyper-V Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Server Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Network Support
7 1 (6.67%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Information Security
2 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Network Management
2 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Security Patching
2 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Ticket Management
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 3 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (13.33%) MCITP
5 2 (13.33%) MCSE
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper
2 4 (26.67%) SonicWALL
3 3 (20.00%) Avaya
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) arcserve
4 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (6.67%) Sophos
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec