The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 123 147
Rank change year-on-year +16 +24  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 41 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.97% 0.87% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.62% 4.31% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 28 13 23
Median salary £68,750 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £52,500
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 386 464 706
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 18.57% 20.16% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 319 364 484
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

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Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Hertfordshire

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Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Hertfordshire

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Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Watford -3 13 £37,500 -31.81%
Hemel Hempstead +1 2 £42,500 -34.61%
Letchworth - 2 - -
Berkhamsted - 2 £37,500 -
MPLS
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 42 (70.00%) Firewall
2 41 (68.33%) LAN
2 41 (68.33%) WAN
3 40 (66.67%) Cisco
4 34 (56.67%) E-Commerce
5 33 (55.00%) Data Centre
6 32 (53.33%) BGP
7 31 (51.67%) VPN
8 29 (48.33%) VMware
9 25 (41.67%) Windows
10 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
10 24 (40.00%) Citrix
10 24 (40.00%) NetScaler
11 23 (38.33%) CheckPoint
12 22 (36.67%) DNS
12 22 (36.67%) ITIL
12 22 (36.67%) Office 365
13 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (35.00%) Windows Server
13 21 (35.00%) OSPF
14 20 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (33.33%) Palo Alto
15 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (30.00%) DWDM
16 18 (30.00%) MS Exchange
16 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
16 18 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
16 18 (30.00%) Network Security
16 18 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (30.00%) VLAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 18 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (26.67%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (36.67%) Office 365
2 14 (23.33%) PaaS
3 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (8.33%) Akamai
5 4 (6.67%) IaaS
5 4 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (70.00%) Firewall
2 41 (68.33%) LAN
2 41 (68.33%) WAN
3 32 (53.33%) BGP
4 31 (51.67%) VPN
5 24 (40.00%) NetScaler
6 22 (36.67%) DNS
7 21 (35.00%) OSPF
8 20 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
9 18 (30.00%) DWDM
9 18 (30.00%) Network Security
9 18 (30.00%) VLAN
10 17 (28.33%) EIGRP
10 17 (28.33%) VoIP
11 16 (26.67%) DHCP
12 15 (25.00%) HTTP
13 14 (23.33%) ISDN
13 14 (23.33%) PBX
13 14 (23.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (23.33%) Retail
2 11 (18.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (38.33%) Network Engineer
2 20 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (31.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 19 (31.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 16 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 16 (26.67%) Support Engineer
5 15 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 15 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 14 (23.33%) Office 365 Engineer
6 14 (23.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (21.67%) Active Directory Engineer
7 13 (21.67%) Active Directory Support
7 13 (21.67%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 13 (21.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) Architect
8 6 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) HTML
2 10 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (55.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (41.67%) Windows
2 21 (35.00%) Windows Server
2 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (23.33%) Linux
4 14 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (56.67%) E-Commerce
2 22 (36.67%) ITIL
3 15 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 14 (23.33%) Coaching
5 9 (15.00%) Network Design
6 8 (13.33%) Migration
7 7 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.00%) Analytics
8 6 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 6 (10.00%) SIEM
8 6 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 2 (3.33%) Change Control
9 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.33%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.33%) Mathematics
9 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.33%) Release Management
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (1.67%) Network Architecture
10 1 (1.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) C
3 2 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (25.00%) CCNP
3 11 (18.33%) Degree
4 8 (13.33%) CCNA
5 7 (11.67%) CCIE
6 6 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (6.67%) MCSE
7 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 18 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (23.33%) Terminal Services
2 14 (23.33%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) WSUS
2 7 (11.67%) SCCM
3 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.33%) SCOM
3 2 (3.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (66.67%) Cisco
2 29 (48.33%) VMware
3 24 (40.00%) Citrix
3 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (38.33%) CheckPoint
5 20 (33.33%) Palo Alto
6 18 (30.00%) Fortinet
7 16 (26.67%) F5
8 11 (18.33%) Riverbed
9 10 (16.67%) Arista
9 10 (16.67%) Juniper
10 7 (11.67%) Blue Coat
11 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
12 4 (6.67%) Brocade
12 4 (6.67%) Meraki
12 4 (6.67%) Nimble Storage
13 2 (3.33%) AppSense
13 2 (3.33%) Draytek
13 2 (3.33%) HP
13 2 (3.33%) McAfee
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