Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 123 165
Rank change year-on-year -22 +42 +28
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 34 24 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.11% 1.07% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.54% 6.58% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 32 21 15
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £20,465 £30,500
90th Percentile £52,125 £55,000 £39,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £36,750 £39,000
% change year-on-year +22.45% -5.77% -3.11%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 520 365 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.02% 16.32% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 380 282 428
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,081 £69,125
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% -

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Cheshire

MPLS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Warrington +19 31 £45,000 -18.18%
Crewe -6 2 £55,000 +50.68%
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 34 (100.00%) WAN
1 34 (100.00%) Cisco
2 32 (94.12%) VPN
2 32 (94.12%) Firewall
3 27 (79.41%) DNS
3 27 (79.41%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (76.47%) SSL
4 26 (76.47%) Wireless
4 26 (76.47%) IPsec
4 26 (76.47%) Load Balancing
5 25 (73.53%) OSPF
5 25 (73.53%) DHCP
5 25 (73.53%) LAN
5 25 (73.53%) BGP
5 25 (73.53%) EIGRP
6 21 (61.76%) Cisco IOS
6 21 (61.76%) NX-OS
7 19 (55.88%) F5
7 19 (55.88%) Cisco PIX
7 19 (55.88%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (55.88%) Riverbed
8 18 (52.94%) TACACS
9 17 (50.00%) CCNP
10 16 (47.06%) Windows
10 16 (47.06%) Ethernet
10 16 (47.06%) xDSL
10 16 (47.06%) Data Centre
10 16 (47.06%) PMO
11 15 (44.12%) Wireshark
12 14 (41.18%) VoIP

MPLS
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (100.00%) WAN
2 32 (94.12%) Firewall
2 32 (94.12%) VPN
3 27 (79.41%) DNS
4 26 (76.47%) IPsec
4 26 (76.47%) SSL
4 26 (76.47%) Wireless
5 25 (73.53%) BGP
5 25 (73.53%) DHCP
5 25 (73.53%) EIGRP
5 25 (73.53%) LAN
5 25 (73.53%) OSPF
6 21 (61.76%) Cisco IOS
6 21 (61.76%) NX-OS
7 19 (55.88%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (55.88%) Cisco PIX
8 18 (52.94%) TACACS
9 16 (47.06%) Ethernet
9 16 (47.06%) xDSL
10 15 (44.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (70.59%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Network Specialist
5 1 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.71%) Life Science
3 3 (8.82%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.82%) Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Load Balancing
2 12 (35.29%) ITSM
2 12 (35.29%) Service Management
3 11 (32.35%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (29.41%) ITIL
4 10 (29.41%) ITIL V3
5 7 (20.59%) Asset Management
6 5 (14.71%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.88%) Change Management
7 2 (5.88%) Data Security
7 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.88%) High Availability
7 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.88%) Information Security
7 2 (5.88%) Network Management
7 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (79.41%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (50.00%) CCNP
3 12 (35.29%) CCNA
4 11 (32.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) PMO
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
1 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.88%) Puppet
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) Cisco
2 19 (55.88%) F5
2 19 (55.88%) Riverbed
3 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.65%) VMware
5 2 (5.88%) arcserve
5 2 (5.88%) Sophos
5 2 (5.88%) Symantec