Period
to 21 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 228 223
Rank change year-on-year +19 -5 +9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 46 61 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.71% 0.83% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.08% 4.60% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 41 60 76
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £37,500 £25,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £67,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £38,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.00% +22.45%

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 906 1,325 1,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.08% 18.01% 14.27%
Number of salaries quoted 750 1,131 988
Manchester median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% +16.88% -3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Manchester

MPLS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Manchester

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Manchester

MPLS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 November 2019. 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
Stockport -11 3 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Altrincham - 2 £32,750 -
Bolton -8 1 £67,500 +80.00%
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 33 (71.74%) Firewall
1 33 (71.74%) Cisco Certification
1 33 (71.74%) Cisco
2 22 (47.83%) TCP/IP
2 22 (47.83%) CCNA
3 19 (41.30%) ITIL
4 18 (39.13%) Juniper
5 16 (34.78%) Windows
6 15 (32.61%) Service Management
6 15 (32.61%) Windows Server
7 14 (30.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 14 (30.43%) VLAN
8 13 (28.26%) WAN
8 13 (28.26%) LAN
8 13 (28.26%) BGP
9 12 (26.09%) VPN
9 12 (26.09%) Network Design
9 12 (26.09%) Azure
10 10 (21.74%) Change Management
10 10 (21.74%) DHCP
11 9 (19.57%) DNS
11 9 (19.57%) Internet
11 9 (19.57%) OSPF
12 8 (17.39%) Wireless
12 8 (17.39%) CCNP
12 8 (17.39%) VPLS
12 8 (17.39%) Network Security
13 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (13.04%) IIS
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Azure
2 5 (10.87%) AWS
2 5 (10.87%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (8.70%) IaaS
3 4 (8.70%) PaaS
4 3 (6.52%) Office 365
5 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (71.74%) Firewall
2 22 (47.83%) TCP/IP
3 14 (30.43%) VLAN
4 13 (28.26%) BGP
4 13 (28.26%) LAN
4 13 (28.26%) WAN
5 12 (26.09%) VPN
6 10 (21.74%) DHCP
7 9 (19.57%) DNS
7 9 (19.57%) Internet
7 9 (19.57%) OSPF
8 8 (17.39%) Network Security
8 8 (17.39%) VPLS
8 8 (17.39%) Wireless
9 7 (15.22%) VRRP
10 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (13.04%) HSRP
10 6 (13.04%) IPv6
11 5 (10.87%) Junos
11 5 (10.87%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.87%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (73.91%) Network Engineer
2 18 (39.13%) Cisco Engineer
2 18 (39.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 13 (28.26%) Network Support
3 13 (28.26%) Network Support Engineer
3 13 (28.26%) Support Engineer
4 11 (23.91%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 11 (23.91%) Cisco Support
4 11 (23.91%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) IP Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.87%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (10.87%) Public Cloud
3 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.52%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Windows
2 15 (32.61%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.87%) CentOS
3 5 (10.87%) Debian
3 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Unix
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) ITIL
2 15 (32.61%) Service Management
3 12 (26.09%) Network Design
4 10 (21.74%) Change Management
5 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (10.87%) Information Security
5 5 (10.87%) Line Management
5 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (10.87%) SIEM
5 5 (10.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (8.70%) Coaching
6 4 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (8.70%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) Data Management
7 3 (6.52%) Migration
7 3 (6.52%) Quality Management
7 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) C
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (71.74%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (47.83%) CCNA
3 14 (30.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (17.39%) CCNP
5 5 (10.87%) MCSE
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) JNCIP
6 3 (6.52%) MCSA
6 3 (6.52%) MCTS
6 3 (6.52%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (4.35%) CCENT
7 2 (4.35%) CEH
7 2 (4.35%) CISSP
7 2 (4.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 1 (2.17%) CCIE
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) BS7799
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) ProxySG
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Ansible
1 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Cisco
2 18 (39.13%) Juniper
3 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.04%) Fortinet
4 6 (13.04%) Meraki
4 6 (13.04%) Palo Alto
5 5 (10.87%) Arista
5 5 (10.87%) CheckPoint
5 5 (10.87%) Dell
6 3 (6.52%) Aruba
6 3 (6.52%) BT
6 3 (6.52%) LogicMonitor
6 3 (6.52%) Openreach
6 3 (6.52%) Sophos
6 3 (6.52%) VMware
7 2 (4.35%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.35%) Redback
7 2 (4.35%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds