Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 190 224
Rank change year-on-year +59 +34 -131
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 84 37 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.78% 0.70% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.56% 4.93% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 72 38 54
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,025 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £57,625
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -16.67% +6.67%

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 Leeds with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 577 750 1,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.20% 14.20% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 498 630 887
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £21,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £60,075 £58,425 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Leeds

MPLS
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Leeds

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Leeds over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 63 (75.00%) Cisco
2 58 (69.05%) Firewall
3 54 (64.29%) WAN
4 44 (52.38%) LAN
5 39 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (41.67%) VoIP
6 35 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 35 (41.67%) VMware
7 32 (38.10%) ITIL
7 32 (38.10%) BGP
8 31 (36.90%) OSPF
8 31 (36.90%) Active Directory
9 29 (34.52%) CCNP
10 26 (30.95%) Windows
10 26 (30.95%) VLAN
10 26 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (29.76%) F5
12 24 (28.57%) VPN
13 22 (26.19%) CCNA
13 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
14 21 (25.00%) Windows Server
15 20 (23.81%) DNS
16 19 (22.62%) Data Centre
17 18 (21.43%) Wireless
17 18 (21.43%) Linux
17 18 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (20.24%) Avaya
18 17 (20.24%) MS Exchange
19 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (19.05%) Network Security

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 17 (20.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.14%) CMS
3 6 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Office 365
2 7 (8.33%) IaaS
3 4 (4.76%) PaaS
3 4 (4.76%) SaaS
4 2 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 58 (69.05%) Firewall
2 54 (64.29%) WAN
3 44 (52.38%) LAN
4 35 (41.67%) VoIP
5 32 (38.10%) BGP
6 31 (36.90%) OSPF
7 26 (30.95%) VLAN
8 24 (28.57%) VPN
9 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
10 20 (23.81%) DNS
11 18 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (21.43%) Wireless
12 16 (19.05%) Network Security
13 15 (17.86%) SAN
14 14 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
15 13 (15.48%) EIGRP
16 12 (14.29%) DHCP
16 12 (14.29%) WLAN
17 7 (8.33%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.10%) Finance
3 8 (9.52%) Retail
4 4 (4.76%) Marketing
4 4 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Architect
2 20 (23.81%) Network Engineer
3 15 (17.86%) Network Architect
4 11 (13.10%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) IT Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Senior Architect
6 9 (10.71%) Senior Network Architect
6 9 (10.71%) Telephony Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) Consultant
7 8 (9.52%) Support Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Network Consultant
9 6 (7.14%) Network Team Leader
9 6 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (1.19%) RESTful
2 1 (1.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.90%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.14%) PKI
4 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.38%) NHS
6 2 (2.38%) Replication
7 1 (1.19%) Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.95%) Windows
2 21 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (21.43%) Linux
4 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (11.90%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.38%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.19%) CentOS
10 1 (1.19%) Solaris
10 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.10%) ITIL
2 16 (19.05%) Network Architecture
3 13 (15.48%) High Availability
4 11 (13.10%) Load Balancing
4 11 (13.10%) Network Design
4 11 (13.10%) Project Management
5 8 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (9.52%) Migration
5 8 (9.52%) Patch Management
5 8 (9.52%) Presales
6 7 (8.33%) Information Security
6 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (7.14%) Network Management
7 6 (7.14%) Security Operations
8 5 (5.95%) ITIL V3
8 5 (5.95%) SIEM
8 5 (5.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (5.95%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) C
2 1 (1.19%) Python
2 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (34.52%) CCNP
3 22 (26.19%) CCNA
4 11 (13.10%) CCIP
4 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (10.71%) CCIE
5 9 (10.71%) CCSP
6 7 (8.33%) CCDA
6 7 (8.33%) MCSE
7 6 (7.14%) CISA
7 6 (7.14%) CISM
7 6 (7.14%) CISSP
7 6 (7.14%) SANS
8 4 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (4.76%) GIAC
8 4 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (2.38%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (2.38%) EMCIE
10 2 (2.38%) EMCTA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (11.90%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (7.14%) ISO 31000
4 5 (5.95%) SLA
5 4 (4.76%) ISO 9001
6 2 (2.38%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 31 (36.90%) Active Directory
2 26 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.33%) OpenSIPS
4 6 (7.14%) vSphere
5 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.57%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) vCenter Server
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (3.57%) SCCM
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.38%) WSUS
4 1 (1.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 63 (75.00%) Cisco
2 35 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 35 (41.67%) VMware
3 25 (29.76%) F5
4 17 (20.24%) Avaya
5 15 (17.86%) Juniper
6 9 (10.71%) HP
7 7 (8.33%) Brocade
7 7 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 6 (7.14%) Veeam
9 5 (5.95%) Citrix
10 4 (4.76%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.57%) Civica
12 2 (2.38%) Aruba
12 2 (2.38%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.38%) Hitachi
12 2 (2.38%) Mitel
12 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
13 1 (1.19%) Dell Compellent
13 1 (1.19%) Nimble Storage