Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 207 232
Rank change year-on-year -17 +25 -6
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 59 84 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.82% 1.07% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 7.47% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 60 78 44
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £46,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.51% +32.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £25,000 £35,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £39,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00% -2.60%

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 1,328 1,125 1,139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.41% 14.35% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,139 962 994
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,700 £22,775 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +1.33%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 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
Cheadle - 11 £25,000 -
Rochdale -2 4 £34,500 -13.75%
Salford -3 3 - -
Stockport - 2 £32,500 -
Bolton +12 1 £37,500 -25.00%
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 53 (89.83%) Cisco
2 42 (71.19%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (54.24%) BGP
4 29 (49.15%) WAN
5 24 (40.68%) Firewall
6 23 (38.98%) Juniper
7 16 (27.12%) CCNA
8 15 (25.42%) LAN
9 14 (23.73%) CCIE
9 14 (23.73%) JNCIE
10 13 (22.03%) Ethernet
11 12 (20.34%) CCNP
11 12 (20.34%) Retail
12 11 (18.64%) VPN
13 10 (16.95%) SolarWinds
14 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
15 7 (11.86%) OSPF
15 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
16 6 (10.17%) DNS
16 6 (10.17%) VoIP
16 6 (10.17%) Broadband
16 6 (10.17%) Ericsson
17 5 (8.47%) Office 365
17 5 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
18 4 (6.78%) Foundry
18 4 (6.78%) F5
18 4 (6.78%) Proactive Monitoring
18 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
18 4 (6.78%) Wireless
18 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP

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 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (54.24%) BGP
2 29 (49.15%) WAN
3 24 (40.68%) Firewall
4 15 (25.42%) LAN
5 13 (22.03%) Ethernet
6 11 (18.64%) VPN
7 7 (11.86%) OSPF
8 6 (10.17%) Broadband
8 6 (10.17%) DNS
8 6 (10.17%) VoIP
9 5 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
10 4 (6.78%) Wireless
11 3 (5.08%) ICMP
11 3 (5.08%) IPsec
11 3 (5.08%) IPv6
11 3 (5.08%) SNMP
11 3 (5.08%) TACACS
11 3 (5.08%) VRRP
11 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (20.34%) Retail
2 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.78%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Architect
1 17 (28.81%) Network Engineer
1 17 (28.81%) NOC Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) IP Architect
3 12 (20.34%) Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) IP Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) IP Network Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) Junior
4 11 (18.64%) Junior Cisco Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) Junior Network Engineer
5 10 (16.95%) Cisco Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) LAN/WAN Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Network Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Windows
1 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
1 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (6.78%) Proactive Monitoring
2 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (3.39%) B2B
3 2 (3.39%) B2C
3 2 (3.39%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (3.39%) DevOps
3 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (3.39%) Telesales
3 2 (3.39%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (1.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (1.69%) Information Security
4 1 (1.69%) ISMS
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL
4 1 (1.69%) Network Design
4 1 (1.69%) Network Planning
4 1 (1.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (1.69%) Workflow
4 1 (1.69%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Perl
1 1 (1.69%) PHP
1 1 (1.69%) Python
1 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (71.19%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (27.12%) CCNA
3 14 (23.73%) CCIE
3 14 (23.73%) JNCIE
4 12 (20.34%) CCNP
5 3 (5.08%) Degree
6 2 (3.39%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.69%) CCDP
7 1 (1.69%) CCENT
7 1 (1.69%) MCSE
7 1 (1.69%) MCTS
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Cacti
1 2 (3.39%) FortiGate
1 2 (3.39%) Nagios
1 2 (3.39%) RANCID
2 1 (1.69%) OpenNMS
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) SCOM
2 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (89.83%) Cisco
2 23 (38.98%) Juniper
3 10 (16.95%) SolarWinds
4 6 (10.17%) Ericsson
5 4 (6.78%) Brocade
5 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.78%) F5
5 4 (6.78%) Foundry
5 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.08%) Huawei
6 3 (5.08%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (5.08%) Redback
6 3 (5.08%) VMware
7 2 (3.39%) Aruba
8 1 (1.69%) Draytek
8 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.69%) HP
8 1 (1.69%) MikroTik
8 1 (1.69%) ZyXEL