Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 227 207
Rank change year-on-year +34 -20 +2
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 67 50 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.10% 0.71% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.91% 5.52% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 55 46 69
Manchester median annual salary £41,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,300 £28,784 £35,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.98%

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 1,134 906 1,123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.61% 12.77% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 785 738 905
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -0.93%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,425 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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
Salford -14 8 - -
Cheadle +4 4 £25,000 -
Stockport +14 2 £42,500 -19.05%
Altrincham - 2 £22,000 -
Rochdale +2 1 £65,000 +66.67% 2
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 50 (74.63%) Cisco
2 47 (70.15%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (52.24%) BGP
4 32 (47.76%) WAN
5 25 (37.31%) Juniper
6 20 (29.85%) Firewall
7 19 (28.36%) Windows
7 19 (28.36%) CCNP
8 17 (25.37%) Windows Server
9 16 (23.88%) CCIE
9 16 (23.88%) Broadband
9 16 (23.88%) LAN
10 15 (22.39%) JNCIE
11 14 (20.90%) Telecoms
11 14 (20.90%) Active Directory
11 14 (20.90%) Data Centre
12 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (19.40%) OSPF
12 13 (19.40%) CCNA
12 13 (19.40%) VPN
12 13 (19.40%) Python
12 13 (19.40%) ITIL
12 13 (19.40%) Network Design
13 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (17.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (16.42%) High Availability
14 11 (16.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
14 11 (16.42%) Internet
15 10 (14.93%) DNS

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 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.99%) IIS
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.93%) Office 365
3 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (52.24%) BGP
2 32 (47.76%) WAN
3 20 (29.85%) Firewall
4 16 (23.88%) Broadband
4 16 (23.88%) LAN
5 13 (19.40%) OSPF
5 13 (19.40%) VPN
6 11 (16.42%) Internet
7 10 (14.93%) DNS
8 9 (13.43%) VLAN
9 8 (11.94%) IPv6
10 6 (8.96%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (8.96%) Ethernet
10 6 (8.96%) HSRP
11 5 (7.46%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (7.46%) VRRP
11 5 (7.46%) VXLAN
12 4 (5.97%) Cisco Firepower
12 4 (5.97%) IPv4
12 4 (5.97%) SNMP
General
1 14 (20.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Law
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Network Engineer
2 14 (20.90%) Architect
2 14 (20.90%) IP Architect
3 12 (17.91%) IP Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) IP Network Engineer
8 6 (8.96%) Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) IT Engineer
8 6 (8.96%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (8.96%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) Development Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) Junior
10 4 (5.97%) Junior Cisco Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Junior Network Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.97%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.99%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.36%) Windows
2 17 (25.37%) Windows Server
3 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (11.94%) Unix
5 5 (7.46%) Linux
6 4 (5.97%) CentOS
6 4 (5.97%) Debian
7 3 (4.48%) Android
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) ITIL
1 13 (19.40%) Network Design
2 12 (17.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (16.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (16.42%) High Availability
4 9 (13.43%) ITIL V3
5 7 (10.45%) Change Management
5 7 (10.45%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (8.96%) Line Management
6 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.97%) Data Privacy
7 4 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.97%) Presales
7 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (5.97%) Project Management
7 4 (5.97%) Regression Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Trend Analysis
8 3 (4.48%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) Python
2 4 (5.97%) C
2 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (70.15%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (28.36%) CCNP
3 16 (23.88%) CCIE
4 15 (22.39%) JNCIE
5 13 (19.40%) CCNA
6 9 (13.43%) JNCIP
7 7 (10.45%) Degree
8 4 (5.97%) JNCIA
8 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.48%) MCSE
9 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.99%) CCDP
11 1 (1.49%) CCIE Service Provider
11 1 (1.49%) CCIP
System Software
1 14 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.93%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) Ansible
1 8 (11.94%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.99%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.99%) Nagios
3 1 (1.49%) Cacti
3 1 (1.49%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 50 (74.63%) Cisco
2 25 (37.31%) Juniper
3 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.43%) Dell
5 6 (8.96%) Fortinet
5 6 (8.96%) SolarWinds
5 6 (8.96%) WatchGuard
6 4 (5.97%) Arista
6 4 (5.97%) Meraki
6 4 (5.97%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.48%) IronPort
7 3 (4.48%) VMware
8 2 (2.99%) BT
8 2 (2.99%) Cramer
8 2 (2.99%) HP
8 2 (2.99%) Openreach
8 2 (2.99%) Sophos
9 1 (1.49%) MikroTik
9 1 (1.49%) Redback
9 1 (1.49%) SonicWALL