Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 208 205
Rank change year-on-year -22 -3 -10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 51 86 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.72% 1.11% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.62% 7.67% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 47 68 51
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £28,877 £35,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,875
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.98% +11.23%

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 908 1,121 982
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.84% 14.51% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 741 902 850
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,375
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.93% +7.67%
10th Percentile £21,500 £24,000 £22,475
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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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

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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 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Manchester

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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 22 May 2018. 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
Rochdale -8 20 £39,000 -2.50%
Stockport - 4 £52,500 - 2
Cheadle - 2 £25,000 - 1
Salford -3 1 £30,071 -62.41%
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North West

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

1 44 (86.27%) Cisco
2 37 (72.55%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (58.82%) Juniper
3 30 (58.82%) VPN
4 28 (54.90%) Ethernet
5 25 (49.02%) BGP
5 25 (49.02%) Firewall
6 22 (43.14%) LAN
7 20 (39.22%) OSPF
7 20 (39.22%) CCNP
7 20 (39.22%) Telecoms
7 20 (39.22%) VLAN
8 19 (37.25%) CCNA
9 18 (35.29%) Active Directory
9 18 (35.29%) VoIP
9 18 (35.29%) DNS
10 14 (27.45%) WAN
10 14 (27.45%) Ericsson
10 14 (27.45%) VRRP
10 14 (27.45%) Wireless
11 13 (25.49%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (25.49%) IPv6
11 13 (25.49%) Broadband
11 13 (25.49%) ITIL
12 12 (23.53%) JNCIP
12 12 (23.53%) HSRP
13 11 (21.57%) SNMP
13 11 (21.57%) IPv4
14 10 (19.61%) DHCP
14 10 (19.61%) Windows

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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 4 (7.84%) OpenStack
1 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (58.82%) VPN
2 28 (54.90%) Ethernet
3 25 (49.02%) BGP
3 25 (49.02%) Firewall
4 22 (43.14%) LAN
5 20 (39.22%) OSPF
5 20 (39.22%) VLAN
6 18 (35.29%) DNS
6 18 (35.29%) VoIP
7 14 (27.45%) VRRP
7 14 (27.45%) WAN
7 14 (27.45%) Wireless
8 13 (25.49%) Broadband
8 13 (25.49%) IPv6
8 13 (25.49%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (23.53%) HSRP
10 11 (21.57%) IPv4
10 11 (21.57%) SNMP
11 10 (19.61%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (19.61%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (39.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.80%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.84%) Games
4 3 (5.88%) Finance
4 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 3 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) NOC Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) IP Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) IP Network Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Senior NOC Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) IP Design Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Core Network Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Core Network Design Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Design Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Network Operations Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (13.73%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (13.73%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 4 (7.84%) Unix
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) Change Management
2 9 (17.65%) Network Design
2 9 (17.65%) Network Management
2 9 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
3 8 (15.69%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (15.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 6 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (11.76%) Presales
5 4 (7.84%) Change Control
5 4 (7.84%) Fault Analysis
5 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (7.84%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.88%) Project Management
6 3 (5.88%) SIEM
7 2 (3.92%) Coaching
7 2 (3.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) Perl
1 8 (15.69%) PHP
1 8 (15.69%) Python
1 8 (15.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (72.55%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (39.22%) CCNP
3 19 (37.25%) CCNA
4 12 (23.53%) JNCIP
5 7 (13.73%) CCIE
6 4 (7.84%) JNCIE
7 3 (5.88%) CCDP
8 2 (3.92%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.96%) CCENT
9 1 (1.96%) CISSP
9 1 (1.96%) Degree
9 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.84%) SLA
3 2 (3.92%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.96%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) SCCM
2 8 (15.69%) Cacti
2 8 (15.69%) Nagios
2 8 (15.69%) OpenNMS
2 8 (15.69%) Puppet
2 8 (15.69%) RANCID
3 4 (7.84%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 44 (86.27%) Cisco
2 30 (58.82%) Juniper
3 14 (27.45%) Ericsson
4 10 (19.61%) Huawei
5 6 (11.76%) HP
5 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 5 (9.80%) CheckPoint
6 5 (9.80%) VMware
7 4 (7.84%) Brocade
7 4 (7.84%) F5
7 4 (7.84%) Foundry
7 4 (7.84%) Redback
8 3 (5.88%) BT
8 3 (5.88%) Meraki
8 3 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (3.92%) Citrix
9 2 (3.92%) Mitel
9 2 (3.92%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.92%) ShoreTel
9 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds