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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 233 192 122
Rank change year-on-year -41 -70 +102
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 30 32 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.52% 0.67% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.99% 5.76% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 28 24 43
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,750 £21,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £35,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +37.50%
75th Percentile £61,406 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £65,625 £71,875 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £51,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.44% -2.38% +31.25%

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 752 556 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.96% 11.56% 13.79%
Number of salaries quoted 517 370 354
10th Percentile £26,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £40,000 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - -9.52% +22.09%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £65,625 £72,625 £70,000
North West median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.78% -10.00% +17.65%

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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

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Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Manchester.

Salary trend for MPLS in Manchester

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Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in Manchester over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Bolton - 3 £55,000 -
Wigan - 2 £42,500 - 1
Stockport - 1 £55,000 -
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North West

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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 23 (76.67%) WAN
2 21 (70.00%) Firewall
3 19 (63.33%) LAN
3 19 (63.33%) Cisco
4 16 (53.33%) VPN
5 15 (50.00%) Azure
6 14 (46.67%) VLAN
6 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (46.67%) DNS
6 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 14 (46.67%) VMware
7 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
8 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
8 11 (36.67%) DHCP
8 11 (36.67%) Project Management
9 10 (33.33%) Windows
9 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (30.00%) Social Skills
10 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
11 8 (26.67%) OSPF
11 8 (26.67%) BGP
12 7 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
12 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
12 7 (23.33%) Network Security
12 7 (23.33%) Palo Alto
13 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 6 (20.00%) Network Monitoring

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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 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (50.00%) Azure
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (10.00%) AWS
3 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) IaaS
3 3 (10.00%) PaaS
3 3 (10.00%) SaaS
4 2 (6.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (76.67%) WAN
2 21 (70.00%) Firewall
3 19 (63.33%) LAN
4 16 (53.33%) VPN
5 14 (46.67%) DNS
5 14 (46.67%) VLAN
6 11 (36.67%) DHCP
6 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
7 8 (26.67%) BGP
7 8 (26.67%) OSPF
8 7 (23.33%) Network Security
8 7 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (16.67%) Ethernet
9 5 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (13.33%) SAN
10 4 (13.33%) SD-WAN
10 4 (13.33%) Wireless
11 3 (10.00%) EIGRP
11 3 (10.00%) IPsec
11 3 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (30.00%) Social Skills
2 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (20.00%) Legal
4 4 (13.33%) Retail
5 3 (10.00%) Advertising
5 3 (10.00%) Finance
6 2 (6.67%) Banking
6 2 (6.67%) Law
6 2 (6.67%) Marketing
6 2 (6.67%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (3.33%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (3.33%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 3 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
1 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Project Management
2 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (16.67%) Agile
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 5 (16.67%) Strategic Roadmap
5 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.00%) DevOps
5 3 (10.00%) High Availability
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (10.00%) Network Design
5 3 (10.00%) Power Management
5 3 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.67%) Online Security
6 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Python
2 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) CCNP
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CCIE
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) HIPAA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
1 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (10.00%) vSphere
5 2 (6.67%) VMware NSX
6 1 (3.33%) Firmware
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) WSUS
2 4 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (13.33%) Puppet
3 3 (10.00%) Ansible
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (10.00%) Nagios
3 3 (10.00%) SCCM
3 3 (10.00%) Terraform
3 3 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) VMware
3 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (23.33%) Palo Alto
5 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 5 (16.67%) Ruckus Wireless
6 4 (13.33%) Citrix
6 4 (13.33%) Dell
6 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 3 (10.00%) Juniper
7 3 (10.00%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (10.00%) SaltStack
7 3 (10.00%) Veeam
7 3 (10.00%) Wyse
8 2 (6.67%) Avaya
8 2 (6.67%) F5
9 1 (3.33%) HP
9 1 (3.33%) NetApp
9 1 (3.33%) Nokia