Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 231 221
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10 +27
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 82 53 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.04% 0.72% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.28% 4.69% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76 45 40
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -20.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,750 £62,625
North West median annual salary £45,000 £36,750 £39,000
% change year-on-year +22.45% -5.77% -3.11%

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 1126 1131 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.30% 15.28% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 975 991 831
Manchester median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,250 £57,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £39,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% -

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Rochdale +26 12 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Bolton +9 7 £42,500 +14.86%
Salford - 3 £31,500 - 1
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 75 (91.46%) Cisco
2 58 (70.73%) Firewall
3 56 (68.29%) Juniper
4 42 (51.22%) BGP
5 41 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (48.78%) LAN
7 38 (46.34%) Network Security
8 36 (43.90%) WAN
9 35 (42.68%) OSPF
10 33 (40.24%) Active Directory
11 31 (37.80%) VPN
12 29 (35.37%) Network Design
13 28 (34.15%) DNS
14 27 (32.93%) ITIL
15 25 (30.49%) CCNP
15 25 (30.49%) Change Management
16 24 (29.27%) Windows
16 24 (29.27%) Ethernet
16 24 (29.27%) TCP/IP
17 22 (26.83%) CheckPoint
17 22 (26.83%) VLAN
17 22 (26.83%) Junos
18 21 (25.61%) Windows Server
18 21 (25.61%) DHCP
19 20 (24.39%) Palo Alto
20 19 (23.17%) Cybersecurity
20 19 (23.17%) JNCIP
20 19 (23.17%) Wi-Fi
21 18 (21.95%) SIEM
22 17 (20.73%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 9 (10.98%) SAS
2 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.51%) Office 365
2 15 (18.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.32%) SaaS
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (70.73%) Firewall
2 42 (51.22%) BGP
3 40 (48.78%) LAN
4 38 (46.34%) Network Security
5 36 (43.90%) WAN
6 35 (42.68%) OSPF
7 31 (37.80%) VPN
8 28 (34.15%) DNS
9 24 (29.27%) Ethernet
9 24 (29.27%) TCP/IP
10 22 (26.83%) Junos
10 22 (26.83%) VLAN
11 21 (25.61%) DHCP
12 19 (23.17%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (19.51%) Broadband
13 16 (19.51%) EIGRP
13 16 (19.51%) VoIP
14 15 (18.29%) Internet
14 15 (18.29%) IPsec
15 12 (14.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (17.07%) Legal
2 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Finance
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (51.22%) Network Engineer
2 20 (24.39%) Architect
3 14 (17.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (15.85%) Network Architect
5 11 (13.41%) Network Security Architect
5 11 (13.41%) Security Architect
6 10 (12.20%) Juniper Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) Operations Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (9.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (9.76%) Security Engineer
9 7 (8.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) IP Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) IP Network Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (6.10%) Active Directory Engineer
11 5 (6.10%) Cisco Architect
11 5 (6.10%) Firewall Engineer
11 5 (6.10%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (7.32%) Driving Licence
4 5 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.27%) Windows
2 21 (25.61%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.20%) Linux
3 10 (12.20%) Unix
4 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.22%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.37%) Network Design
2 27 (32.93%) ITIL
3 25 (30.49%) Change Management
4 19 (23.17%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (21.95%) SIEM
6 17 (20.73%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (20.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 16 (19.51%) Load Balancing
8 11 (13.41%) Information Security
8 11 (13.41%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (13.41%) Mentoring
8 11 (13.41%) Network Management
8 11 (13.41%) Service Management
8 11 (13.41%) WAN Optimisation
9 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (12.20%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (12.20%) Incident Management
9 10 (12.20%) TOGAF
9 10 (12.20%) Zachman Framework
10 8 (9.76%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.10%) C
2 1 (1.22%) C#
2 1 (1.22%) C++
2 1 (1.22%) Go
2 1 (1.22%) Java
2 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (30.49%) CCNP
3 19 (23.17%) JNCIP
4 14 (17.07%) CCNA
5 8 (9.76%) CCIE
6 6 (7.32%) Degree
6 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (6.10%) CCDP
7 5 (6.10%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 5 (6.10%) MCSA
7 5 (6.10%) MCSE
8 4 (4.88%) MCITP
9 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.22%) PMO
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (40.24%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.73%) ProxySG
3 5 (6.10%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.66%) vSphere
5 2 (2.44%) Firmware
5 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (14.63%) Cacti
2 8 (9.76%) SCCM
3 7 (8.54%) FortiGate
3 7 (8.54%) Nagios
3 7 (8.54%) OpenNMS
3 7 (8.54%) Puppet
3 7 (8.54%) RANCID
4 5 (6.10%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (6.10%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (2.44%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.44%) WSUS
7 1 (1.22%) Ansible
7 1 (1.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 75 (91.46%) Cisco
2 56 (68.29%) Juniper
3 22 (26.83%) CheckPoint
4 20 (24.39%) Palo Alto
5 17 (20.73%) Blue Coat
6 11 (13.41%) Ericsson
7 9 (10.98%) Google
7 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
8 7 (8.54%) BT
8 7 (8.54%) Huawei
9 6 (7.32%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.88%) Brocade
10 4 (4.88%) Foundry
10 4 (4.88%) HP
10 4 (4.88%) Redback
11 3 (3.66%) Nortel
11 3 (3.66%) VMware
11 3 (3.66%) WatchGuard
12 2 (2.44%) NetApp
12 2 (2.44%) Nimble Storage