Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 219 238
Rank change year-on-year +6 +19 -7
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 72 69 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.99% 0.91% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.61% 5.97% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 68 50 26
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £36,000 £41,438
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -13.12% +18.39%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,750 £58,000 £53,125
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +7.50% +3.90% +10.00%

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 946 1,156 1,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.99% 15.27% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 797 955 813
Manchester median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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
Rochdale +12 23 £43,000 +13.16% 1
Salford -4 2 £34,036 -57.46% 1
Stockport +1 1 £52,500 +118.75%
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 63 (87.50%) Cisco
2 45 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (55.56%) Juniper
3 40 (55.56%) VPN
4 39 (54.17%) Firewall
5 35 (48.61%) BGP
6 32 (44.44%) LAN
6 32 (44.44%) OSPF
6 32 (44.44%) VLAN
7 30 (41.67%) Ethernet
8 27 (37.50%) Active Directory
9 26 (36.11%) WAN
10 25 (34.72%) VoIP
10 25 (34.72%) ITIL
11 23 (31.94%) CCNP
12 22 (30.56%) CCNA
12 22 (30.56%) DNS
13 21 (29.17%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (27.78%) Telecoms
15 19 (26.39%) Network Design
15 19 (26.39%) Windows
16 18 (25.00%) VRRP
17 17 (23.61%) Change Management
17 17 (23.61%) IPv6
18 16 (22.22%) Network Security
18 16 (22.22%) Office 365
18 16 (22.22%) HSRP
19 15 (20.83%) Windows Server
19 15 (20.83%) Ericsson
20 14 (19.44%) DHCP

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 (8.33%) SAS
1 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.94%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.22%) Office 365
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (55.56%) VPN
2 39 (54.17%) Firewall
3 35 (48.61%) BGP
4 32 (44.44%) LAN
4 32 (44.44%) OSPF
4 32 (44.44%) VLAN
5 30 (41.67%) Ethernet
6 26 (36.11%) WAN
7 25 (34.72%) VoIP
8 22 (30.56%) DNS
9 21 (29.17%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (25.00%) VRRP
11 17 (23.61%) IPv6
12 16 (22.22%) HSRP
12 16 (22.22%) Network Security
13 14 (19.44%) Broadband
13 14 (19.44%) DHCP
13 14 (19.44%) Wireless
14 13 (18.06%) IPsec
14 13 (18.06%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.33%) Legal
3 4 (5.56%) Games
4 2 (2.78%) Finance
4 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (48.61%) Network Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) Architect
3 9 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Implementation Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) IP Design Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) IP Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Juniper Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Network Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Network Design Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) NOC Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Senior NOC Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Core Network Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Network Security Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Security Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (9.72%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.94%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.39%) Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.39%) Windows
2 15 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.94%) Linux
4 5 (6.94%) Unix
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) ITIL
2 19 (26.39%) Network Design
3 17 (23.61%) Change Management
4 10 (13.89%) Incident Management
5 9 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (12.50%) High Availability
5 9 (12.50%) Network Management
5 9 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
5 9 (12.50%) Service Management
5 9 (12.50%) SIEM
6 8 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 8 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (9.72%) Information Security
7 7 (9.72%) Load Balancing
7 7 (9.72%) Mentoring
7 7 (9.72%) Presales
8 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (8.33%) TOGAF
8 6 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) Perl
1 8 (11.11%) PHP
1 8 (11.11%) Python
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (31.94%) CCNP
3 22 (30.56%) CCNA
4 13 (18.06%) JNCIP
5 10 (13.89%) CCIE
6 7 (9.72%) CCDP
7 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (6.94%) JNCIE
8 5 (6.94%) MCSA
8 5 (6.94%) MCSE
9 4 (5.56%) MCITP
10 2 (2.78%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (1.39%) Degree
11 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.28%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.56%) SLA
3 3 (4.17%) ISO 9001
3 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.33%) ProxySG
4 3 (4.17%) Firmware
5 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.39%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) SCCM
2 8 (11.11%) Cacti
2 8 (11.11%) Nagios
2 8 (11.11%) OpenNMS
2 8 (11.11%) Puppet
2 8 (11.11%) RANCID
3 5 (6.94%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (5.56%) FortiGate
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 63 (87.50%) Cisco
2 40 (55.56%) Juniper
3 15 (20.83%) Ericsson
4 11 (15.28%) CheckPoint
4 11 (15.28%) Huawei
5 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (11.11%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.33%) Blue Coat
7 6 (8.33%) Google
7 6 (8.33%) HP
8 5 (6.94%) BT
9 4 (5.56%) Brocade
9 4 (5.56%) F5
9 4 (5.56%) Foundry
9 4 (5.56%) Redback
10 3 (4.17%) Citrix
10 3 (4.17%) Meraki
10 3 (4.17%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.17%) VMware
11 2 (2.78%) Mitel