Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 217 116 208
Rank change year-on-year -101 +92 +31
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 27 45 56
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.48% 1.73% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.02% 12.68% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 24 39 49
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,000 £34,500
25th Percentile £35,938 £38,125 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £55,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -22.73% +29.41% +17.24%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £72,750 £70,000 £60,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% +29.41% +13.33%

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 672 355 969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.06% 13.69% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 469 313 763
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,400 £23,500
25th Percentile £38,947 £36,896 £31,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £44,721
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +17.39% +4.00%
75th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £74,000 £70,000 £70,082
North West median annual salary £45,000 £46,932 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.12% +10.43% -

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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
Oldham - 1 £45,000 -
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 25 (92.59%) Cisco
2 20 (74.07%) Firewall
3 16 (59.26%) WAN
4 15 (55.56%) Azure
5 13 (48.15%) BGP
6 11 (40.74%) LAN
7 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 9 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
7 9 (33.33%) VLAN
8 8 (29.63%) ITIL
9 7 (25.93%) Windows
9 7 (25.93%) VPN
9 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.93%) Fortinet
9 7 (25.93%) AWS
9 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
9 7 (25.93%) Social Skills
10 6 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (22.22%) Ansible
10 6 (22.22%) Presales
10 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (22.22%) VMware
10 6 (22.22%) CCNA
10 6 (22.22%) Python
11 5 (18.52%) DNS
11 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
11 5 (18.52%) HP
11 5 (18.52%) OSPF

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 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 15 (55.56%) Azure
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (25.93%) AWS
4 5 (18.52%) IaaS
5 4 (14.81%) SaaS
6 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.70%) GCP
6 1 (3.70%) GitHub
6 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) Firewall
2 16 (59.26%) WAN
3 13 (48.15%) BGP
4 11 (40.74%) LAN
5 9 (33.33%) VLAN
6 7 (25.93%) VPN
7 6 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (18.52%) DNS
8 5 (18.52%) OSPF
9 4 (14.81%) HSRP
9 4 (14.81%) Network Security
9 4 (14.81%) SD-WAN
9 4 (14.81%) VRRP
9 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (11.11%) DHCP
10 3 (11.11%) Ethernet VPN
10 3 (11.11%) IPv4
10 3 (11.11%) IPv6
10 3 (11.11%) VXLAN
11 2 (7.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) GitLab
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (25.93%) Social Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Local Government
3 2 (7.41%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Support Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) IT Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IP Design Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IP Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior IP Design Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior IP Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) D3.js
1 1 (3.70%) Django
1 1 (3.70%) Flask
1 1 (3.70%) React
1 1 (3.70%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.41%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
1 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Presales
3 4 (14.81%) Business Continuity
3 4 (14.81%) ITSM
3 4 (14.81%) Network Design
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.81%) Proactive Maintenance
3 4 (14.81%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) High Availability
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) CCNA
3 3 (11.11%) CCNP
4 2 (7.41%) CISSP
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
4 3 (11.11%) vSphere
5 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.41%) VMware NSX
6 1 (3.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Ansible
2 3 (11.11%) WSUS
3 2 (7.41%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) vCenter Server
3 2 (7.41%) vRealize
4 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) Cisco
2 7 (25.93%) Fortinet
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) Sophos
5 4 (14.81%) McAfee
5 4 (14.81%) Veeam
6 3 (11.11%) Juniper
7 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.41%) F5
7 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
7 2 (7.41%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (3.70%) SaltStack