Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 184 208
Rank change year-on-year +20 +24 +11
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 24 44 68
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.69% 0.83% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.99% 6.36% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 19 37 92
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -36.00% +41.24%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £67,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -2.30%

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 401 692 1,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.45% 13.05% 18.57%
Number of salaries quoted 336 567 1,064
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £25,625 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,275
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Bolton +13 3 £42,500 -37.04%
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 16 (66.67%) WAN
1 16 (66.67%) Firewall
2 15 (62.50%) Cisco
3 11 (45.83%) BGP
4 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) VMware
5 9 (37.50%) Azure
6 8 (33.33%) Fortinet
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (33.33%) OSPF
7 7 (29.17%) SAN
7 7 (29.17%) CCNP
7 7 (29.17%) LAN
7 7 (29.17%) Windows
7 7 (29.17%) EIGRP
7 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (29.17%) F5
7 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (25.00%) Palo Alto
8 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 6 (25.00%) Network Design
8 6 (25.00%) Wireless
8 6 (25.00%) CCIE
9 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (20.83%) Juniper
9 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
9 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
9 5 (20.83%) Banking

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 3 (12.50%) IIS
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Azure
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (12.50%) AWS
3 3 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) IaaS
3 3 (12.50%) OneDrive
3 3 (12.50%) PaaS
3 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) Firewall
1 16 (66.67%) WAN
2 11 (45.83%) BGP
3 8 (33.33%) OSPF
4 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (29.17%) EIGRP
4 7 (29.17%) LAN
4 7 (29.17%) SAN
5 6 (25.00%) Wireless
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Wireless
6 5 (20.83%) NAS
6 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.83%) VLAN
7 4 (16.67%) DNS
7 4 (16.67%) VPN
8 3 (12.50%) ADSL
8 3 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (12.50%) VoIP
9 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Design Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Switch Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Remote Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (25.00%) Network Design
3 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.83%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (12.50%) DevOps
4 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
6 1 (4.17%) B2B
6 1 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.17%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (4.17%) Line Management
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) CCIE
4 5 (20.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 5 (20.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (20.83%) Degree
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (12.50%) CCNA
6 1 (4.17%) CCIE Service Provider
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
1 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
1 3 (12.50%) Terraform
2 2 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (37.50%) VMware
4 8 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 7 (29.17%) F5
6 6 (25.00%) Palo Alto
7 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
7 5 (20.83%) Juniper
7 5 (20.83%) Veeam
8 2 (8.33%) Citrix
8 2 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (8.33%) SaltStack
9 1 (4.17%) HP
9 1 (4.17%) Meraki