The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 51 48
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 10 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.39% 0.30% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.95% 4.35% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 4
Median salary £41,000 £26,500 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.71% -10.16%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 59 23 74
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 14.11% 6.85% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 52 21 71
Median salary £35,000 £27,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -24.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £24,500 £22,058
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £55,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

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Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Lancashire

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Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 21 (100.00%) CCNP
1 21 (100.00%) OSPF
1 21 (100.00%) BGP
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 19 (90.48%) Cisco
3 18 (85.71%) Juniper
3 18 (85.71%) JNCIP
3 18 (85.71%) Firewall
4 17 (80.95%) Network Management
4 17 (80.95%) Risk Assessment
4 17 (80.95%) Network Security
4 17 (80.95%) Network Design
5 14 (66.67%) CCNA
6 5 (23.81%) LAN
6 5 (23.81%) WAN
7 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
7 4 (19.05%) Analytics
7 4 (19.05%) SaaS
8 2 (9.52%) Palo Alto
8 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
8 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (4.76%) Degree

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 4 (19.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) BGP
1 21 (100.00%) OSPF
2 18 (85.71%) Firewall
3 17 (80.95%) Network Security
4 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) WAN
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 18 (85.71%) Lead Network Engineer
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Principal Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 17 (80.95%) Network Design
2 17 (80.95%) Network Management
2 17 (80.95%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (19.05%) Analytics
3 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) CCNP
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (85.71%) JNCIP
3 14 (66.67%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 18 (85.71%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.52%) Palo Alto
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago