Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 147 211
Rank change year-on-year -27 +64 +9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 26 78 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.64% 1.59% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 10.51% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 23 90 38
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £49,250 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.63% +19.39% -17.50%
10th Percentile £37,750 £26,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £54,750 £60,125 £52,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -16.00%

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 563 742 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.82% 15.09% 15.33%
Number of salaries quoted 494 628 720
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,125 £61,250 £57,575
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% -1.30%

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 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) WAN
3 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (50.00%) BGP
4 12 (46.15%) LAN
5 11 (42.31%) CCNP
5 11 (42.31%) Firewall
5 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
5 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (38.46%) VLAN
6 10 (38.46%) VoIP
7 9 (34.62%) Network Security
8 8 (30.77%) F5
8 8 (30.77%) WLAN
8 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
8 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 8 (30.77%) VPN
8 8 (30.77%) EIGRP
8 8 (30.77%) Project Management
8 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (26.92%) OSPF
9 7 (26.92%) IPsec
9 7 (26.92%) CCNA
9 7 (26.92%) Migration
9 7 (26.92%) VPLS
10 6 (23.08%) VMware
10 6 (23.08%) Retail
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 6 (23.08%) Email Migration

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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (11.54%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) WAN
2 13 (50.00%) BGP
3 12 (46.15%) LAN
4 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (42.31%) Firewall
5 10 (38.46%) VLAN
5 10 (38.46%) VoIP
6 9 (34.62%) Network Security
7 8 (30.77%) EIGRP
7 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 8 (30.77%) VPN
7 8 (30.77%) WLAN
8 7 (26.92%) IPsec
8 7 (26.92%) OSPF
8 7 (26.92%) VPLS
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (19.23%) DNS
9 5 (19.23%) Internet
9 5 (19.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 4 (15.38%) Legal
3 3 (11.54%) Marketing
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) IT Manager
2 8 (30.77%) IT Project Manager
2 8 (30.77%) Project Manager
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 6 (23.08%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (23.08%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Senior IT Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Senior IT Project Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Project Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) JSON
1 1 (3.85%) REST
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) NHS
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.85%) EPoS
4 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) HPUX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
1 8 (30.77%) Project Management
2 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (26.92%) Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Email Migration
4 4 (15.38%) High Availability
4 4 (15.38%) Network Architecture
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) CRM
5 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Network Design
6 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
6 2 (7.69%) Server Management
6 2 (7.69%) Threat Detection
7 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) CCNP
3 7 (26.92%) CCNA
4 2 (7.69%) CCIP
4 2 (7.69%) CCSP
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) PMO
2 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Nagios
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (11.54%) Packer
2 3 (11.54%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.85%) Ansible
4 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) F5
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 5 (19.23%) Fortinet
5 4 (15.38%) Juniper
5 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
6 3 (11.54%) Brocade
6 3 (11.54%) ScanSafe
6 3 (11.54%) Zscaler
7 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) Mitel
8 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
8 1 (3.85%) Veeam