Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 79 76
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 +10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 13 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.45% 0.77% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.40% 5.65% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 11
Lancashire median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £17,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +134.29% -41.67%
10th Percentile £41,250 £34,000 £17,250
90th Percentile £45,250 £47,500 £28,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,250 £38,250
% change year-on-year +20.81% -2.61% -4.97%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 97 124 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.81% 13.61% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 78 99 112
Lancashire median annual salary £32,250 £33,654 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +12.18% +7.14%
10th Percentile £19,375 £18,000 £17,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £46,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Lancashire

MPLS
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

MPLS
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Chorley +5 5 £42,500 -5.56%
Nelson - 3 - -
Preston -6 1 £45,000 +22.45%
Lancaster - 1 - -
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (69.23%) Juniper
3 9 (69.23%) BGP
3 9 (69.23%) CCNP
4 8 (61.54%) Network Security
5 7 (53.85%) Network Management
5 7 (53.85%) Network Design
6 6 (46.15%) VMware
6 6 (46.15%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (46.15%) JNCIP
6 6 (46.15%) CCNA
6 6 (46.15%) OSPF
6 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
7 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
8 4 (30.77%) WAN
8 4 (30.77%) VPN
9 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
9 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
9 3 (23.08%) Windows
9 3 (23.08%) Linux
9 3 (23.08%) SAN
9 3 (23.08%) F5
9 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
9 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
10 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL

MPLS
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) BGP
3 8 (61.54%) Network Security
4 6 (46.15%) OSPF
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
7 2 (15.38%) ADSL
7 2 (15.38%) VoIP
8 1 (7.69%) LAN
8 1 (7.69%) LDAP
8 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) IT Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) IT Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) SAP Support
6 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Network Design
1 7 (53.85%) Network Management
2 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
2 6 (46.15%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) CCNP
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCNA
2 6 (46.15%) JNCIP
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GDPR
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Juniper
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Avaya
6 1 (7.69%) SAP