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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 77 121
Rank change year-on-year -17 +44  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 20 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.39% 1.14% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.78% 6.15% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 1
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

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 257 179 290
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 17.82% 18.59% 16.96%
Number of salaries quoted 190 137 201
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Cheshire

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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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +3 15 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Crewe - 2 £55,000 -
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 24 (100.00%) WAN
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco
3 22 (91.67%) LAN
4 19 (79.17%) Firewall
5 17 (70.83%) VPN
6 13 (54.17%) Ethernet
6 13 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (54.17%) OSPF
6 13 (54.17%) BGP
6 13 (54.17%) EIGRP
7 12 (50.00%) Windows
8 11 (45.83%) DNS
8 11 (45.83%) CCNP
9 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
9 10 (41.67%) VoIP
9 10 (41.67%) F5
10 9 (37.50%) xDSL
10 9 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (37.50%) Network Security
10 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
10 9 (37.50%) Riverbed
10 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (37.50%) SSL
10 9 (37.50%) Wireless
10 9 (37.50%) IPsec
10 9 (37.50%) VMware
10 9 (37.50%) Wireshark

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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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) WAN
2 22 (91.67%) LAN
3 19 (79.17%) Firewall
4 17 (70.83%) VPN
5 13 (54.17%) BGP
5 13 (54.17%) EIGRP
5 13 (54.17%) Ethernet
5 13 (54.17%) OSPF
6 11 (45.83%) DNS
7 10 (41.67%) VoIP
8 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (37.50%) Cisco PIX
8 9 (37.50%) IPsec
8 9 (37.50%) Network Security
8 9 (37.50%) SSL
8 9 (37.50%) Wireless
8 9 (37.50%) Wireshark
8 9 (37.50%) xDSL
9 8 (33.33%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 2 (8.33%) Life Science
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 8 (33.33%) ITSM
2 8 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (33.33%) Service Management
3 7 (29.17%) Project Management
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 5 (20.83%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.50%) Network Management
6 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Data Security
7 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (45.83%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PMO
2 3 (12.50%) SLA
3 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
1 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) F5
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (37.50%) Riverbed
3 9 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (8.33%) arcserve
5 2 (8.33%) Sophos
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
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