Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 167 194
Rank change year-on-year -4 +27 +41
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 31 44 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.79% 1.03% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.40% 7.35% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 21 28 54
10th Percentile £42,500 £23,500 £25,225
25th Percentile £50,000 £27,000 £31,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £30,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +100.00% -29.41% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £56,719 £65,000
90th Percentile " £65,500 "
North West median annual salary £53,750 £38,483 £42,500
% change year-on-year +39.67% -9.45% -1.73%

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 419 599 1,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.68% 14.08% 18.81%
Number of salaries quoted 323 473 814
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £34,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £49,776 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.59% +10.61% +12.50%
75th Percentile £61,875 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,242 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Manchester

MPLS
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Manchester.

Salary trend for MPLS in Manchester

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in Manchester over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 25 (80.65%) Firewall
3 21 (67.74%) BGP
4 13 (41.94%) Network Design
4 13 (41.94%) Fortinet
5 12 (38.71%) SD-WAN
6 11 (35.48%) OSPF
7 10 (32.26%) Juniper
7 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
7 10 (32.26%) Azure
8 9 (29.03%) WAN
8 9 (29.03%) Python
8 9 (29.03%) SAN
9 8 (25.81%) CCNP
9 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (25.81%) Ansible
10 7 (22.58%) Palo Alto
10 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
10 7 (22.58%) VLAN
10 7 (22.58%) LAN
11 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
11 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
11 6 (19.35%) VRRP
11 6 (19.35%) Windows
11 6 (19.35%) IPv4
11 6 (19.35%) IPv6
11 6 (19.35%) Microsoft 365
11 6 (19.35%) HSRP
11 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Intune

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 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Azure
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (12.90%) AWS
4 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.23%) GCP
4 1 (3.23%) GitHub
4 1 (3.23%) IaaS
4 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.23%) PaaS
4 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) Firewall
2 21 (67.74%) BGP
3 12 (38.71%) SD-WAN
4 11 (35.48%) OSPF
5 9 (29.03%) SAN
5 9 (29.03%) WAN
6 7 (22.58%) LAN
6 7 (22.58%) VLAN
7 6 (19.35%) HSRP
7 6 (19.35%) IPv4
7 6 (19.35%) IPv6
7 6 (19.35%) VRRP
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (12.90%) EIGRP
8 4 (12.90%) NAS
8 4 (12.90%) Network Security
8 4 (12.90%) Wireless
9 3 (9.68%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) GitLab
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (16.13%) Social Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Local Government
4 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco Design Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) IP Design Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) IP Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Juniper Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Senior IP Design Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Senior IP Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Network Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) D3.js
1 1 (3.23%) Django
1 1 (3.23%) Flask
1 1 (3.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Network Design
2 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (16.13%) High Availability
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Software Licensing
6 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.23%) Business Case
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure as Code
7 1 (3.23%) Presales
7 1 (3.23%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineering
7 1 (3.23%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) CCNP
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.90%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
2 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) KVM
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Ansible
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (16.13%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.23%) Puppet
4 1 (3.23%) Salt
4 1 (3.23%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 13 (41.94%) Fortinet
3 10 (32.26%) Juniper
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) Palo Alto
5 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.90%) F5
6 3 (9.68%) VMware
7 2 (6.45%) Meraki
7 2 (6.45%) SaltStack
7 2 (6.45%) WatchGuard
8 1 (3.23%) Mitel
8 1 (3.23%) Veeam