Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 208 198
Rank change year-on-year -47 -10 +12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 26 95 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.36% 1.17% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.36% 7.86% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 20 87 66
Manchester median annual salary £37,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.78% -5.26% +0.53%
10th Percentile £23,750 £35,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -6.25%

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 1,101 1,209 1,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.13% 14.87% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 911 1,037 897
Manchester median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +1.33%

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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 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
Stockport - 6 £32,500 - 1
Cheadle - 2 £25,000 - 1
Rochdale -9 1 - - 1
Salford -10 1 - -
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) Juniper
3 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (53.85%) Firewall
4 13 (50.00%) VPN
4 13 (50.00%) VoIP
4 13 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 11 (42.31%) CCNA
5 11 (42.31%) BGP
6 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 9 (34.62%) DNS
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 8 (30.77%) Wireless
8 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
8 8 (30.77%) OSPF
8 8 (30.77%) Network Security
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (26.92%) IPsec
9 7 (26.92%) SNMP
9 7 (26.92%) WAN
9 7 (26.92%) DHCP
9 7 (26.92%) LAN
9 7 (26.92%) Windows
9 7 (26.92%) Office 365
9 7 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (23.08%) xDSL
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (23.08%) Nimble Storage
10 6 (23.08%) 802.1X
10 6 (23.08%) Remote Desktop

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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 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
3 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) Firewall
2 13 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 13 (50.00%) VoIP
2 13 (50.00%) VPN
3 11 (42.31%) BGP
4 9 (34.62%) DNS
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (30.77%) Network Security
5 8 (30.77%) OSPF
5 8 (30.77%) Wireless
6 7 (26.92%) DHCP
6 7 (26.92%) IPsec
6 7 (26.92%) LAN
6 7 (26.92%) SNMP
6 7 (26.92%) WAN
7 6 (23.08%) 802.11
7 6 (23.08%) IP Telephony
7 6 (23.08%) iSCSI
7 6 (23.08%) SAN
7 6 (23.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 6 (23.08%) Retail
3 4 (15.38%) Advertising
4 2 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Network Support
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) IP Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) IT Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) Junior
5 2 (7.69%) Junior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Junior Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Clustering
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (11.54%) Network Design
2 3 (11.54%) Network Management
3 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) B2B
4 1 (3.85%) B2C
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.85%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (3.85%) High Availability
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) Presales
4 1 (3.85%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) SIEM
4 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
1 1 (3.85%) PHP
1 1 (3.85%) Python
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) CCNA
3 6 (23.08%) CCNP
4 4 (15.38%) CCENT
5 1 (3.85%) CCDP
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) MCTS
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 4 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.85%) Cacti
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) OpenNMS
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) RANCID
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) Juniper
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Nimble Storage
4 6 (23.08%) VMware
5 5 (19.23%) Fortinet
6 4 (15.38%) MikroTik
7 2 (7.69%) Arista
7 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.69%) Ericsson
7 2 (7.69%) Huawei
8 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.85%) Brocade
8 1 (3.85%) Dell
8 1 (3.85%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (3.85%) Foundry
8 1 (3.85%) Google
8 1 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.85%) ZyXEL