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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West / Manchester
Rank 152 165 143
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 47 17 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.19% 0.50% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.08% 3.44% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 36 12 43
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £41,388 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.16% -2.00%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 582 494 614
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.77% 14.65% 16.36%
Number of salaries quoted 452 422 477
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - 18 £40,000 - 1
Salford -6 3 £80,000 +92.77% 1
Oldham - 1 £37,500 - 1
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 44 (61.97%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (60.56%) Firewall
3 42 (59.15%) Cisco
4 41 (57.75%) CCNP
5 38 (53.52%) DNS
6 36 (50.70%) BGP
7 30 (42.25%) Active Directory
8 28 (39.44%) Juniper
9 27 (38.03%) Network Design
10 26 (36.62%) WAN
11 25 (35.21%) LAN
11 25 (35.21%) Internet
12 22 (30.99%) CheckPoint
12 22 (30.99%) Network Security
13 20 (28.17%) JNCIP
14 19 (26.76%) Wireless
14 19 (26.76%) Change Management
15 18 (25.35%) OSPF
15 18 (25.35%) DHCP
15 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
16 17 (23.94%) Ethernet
16 17 (23.94%) VLAN
16 17 (23.94%) PCI DSS
16 17 (23.94%) F5
17 16 (22.54%) Network Management
17 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (22.54%) Data Centre
17 16 (22.54%) Broadband
17 16 (22.54%) TACACS
18 15 (21.13%) Fortinet

MPLS
Top Related 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 (4.23%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Office 365
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.23%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.41%) IaaS
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (60.56%) Firewall
2 38 (53.52%) DNS
3 36 (50.70%) BGP
4 26 (36.62%) WAN
5 25 (35.21%) Internet
5 25 (35.21%) LAN
6 22 (30.99%) Network Security
7 19 (26.76%) Wireless
8 18 (25.35%) DHCP
8 18 (25.35%) OSPF
8 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
9 17 (23.94%) Ethernet
9 17 (23.94%) VLAN
10 16 (22.54%) Broadband
10 16 (22.54%) TACACS
11 14 (19.72%) VPN
11 14 (19.72%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (16.90%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (16.90%) DMVPN
12 12 (16.90%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) QlikView
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (53.52%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) Security Engineer
3 5 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Designer
4 4 (5.63%) Network Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Network Design Specialist
4 4 (5.63%) Network Designer
4 4 (5.63%) Network Operations Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Network Operations Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Network Specialist
4 4 (5.63%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (5.63%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) IT Support
5 3 (4.23%) IT Technician
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Support Technician
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (22.54%) Data Centre
2 13 (18.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Windows
2 13 (18.31%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.63%) Unix
4 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) Network Design
2 19 (26.76%) Change Management
3 16 (22.54%) Network Management
4 12 (16.90%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (16.90%) High Availability
4 12 (16.90%) ITIL
5 8 (11.27%) Configuration Management
5 8 (11.27%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (11.27%) SIEM
5 8 (11.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (9.86%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.63%) Coaching
7 4 (5.63%) Mathematics
7 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.63%) Network Planning
7 4 (5.63%) Presales
7 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.63%) Six Sigma
8 3 (4.23%) CRM
8 3 (4.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) MATLAB
1 4 (5.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (61.97%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (57.75%) CCNP
3 20 (28.17%) JNCIP
4 13 (18.31%) CCIE
5 5 (7.04%) Degree
6 4 (5.63%) CCNA
6 4 (5.63%) MCSE
6 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.23%) MCITP
7 3 (4.23%) MCTS
7 3 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.41%) CCDP
9 1 (1.41%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (1.41%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.94%) PCI DSS
2 8 (11.27%) SLA
3 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (42.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) Nagios
1 12 (16.90%) OpenNMS
2 8 (11.27%) Cacti
2 8 (11.27%) Puppet
2 8 (11.27%) RANCID
2 8 (11.27%) SCCM
3 4 (5.63%) OPNET
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 42 (59.15%) Cisco
2 28 (39.44%) Juniper
3 22 (30.99%) CheckPoint
4 17 (23.94%) F5
5 15 (21.13%) Fortinet
6 14 (19.72%) Ericsson
6 14 (19.72%) Huawei
7 10 (14.08%) Palo Alto
8 7 (9.86%) Blue Coat
9 6 (8.45%) Meraki
9 6 (8.45%) VMware
10 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
11 3 (4.23%) Draytek
11 3 (4.23%) Extreme Networks
12 2 (2.82%) Brocade
12 2 (2.82%) Foundry
12 2 (2.82%) ZyXEL
13 1 (1.41%) Google
13 1 (1.41%) NetApp
13 1 (1.41%) Stonesoft
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