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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 147 166
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 56 43 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.34% 1.23% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.87% 8.19% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 47 39 21
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £68,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 631 525 503
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.07% 14.96% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 536 461 425
Median salary £42,500 £39,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +7.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,300 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale +1 7 £40,000 +48.14% 1
Bolton - 6 £35,000 -
Salford - 4 £25,000 -
Oldham - 1 £37,500 -
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 66 (65.35%) Firewall
2 60 (59.41%) Juniper
2 60 (59.41%) Cisco
3 51 (50.50%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (49.50%) Network Design
5 48 (47.52%) CCNP
6 46 (45.54%) Active Directory
7 45 (44.55%) DNS
8 40 (39.60%) BGP
9 39 (38.61%) Network Security
10 33 (32.67%) CheckPoint
11 32 (31.68%) LAN
11 32 (31.68%) Cybersecurity
12 31 (30.69%) Internet
12 31 (30.69%) JNCIP
12 31 (30.69%) Change Management
13 29 (28.71%) TCP/IP
13 29 (28.71%) Junos
14 28 (27.72%) Ethernet
14 28 (27.72%) VLAN
15 27 (26.73%) WAN
15 27 (26.73%) DHCP
15 27 (26.73%) ITIL
15 27 (26.73%) Palo Alto
16 25 (24.75%) Windows Server
16 25 (24.75%) Broadband
16 25 (24.75%) Windows
17 24 (23.76%) Penetration Testing
17 24 (23.76%) Blue Coat
17 24 (23.76%) ProxySG

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 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (3.96%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) SaaS
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.99%) PaaS
3 1 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (65.35%) Firewall
2 45 (44.55%) DNS
3 40 (39.60%) BGP
4 39 (38.61%) Network Security
5 32 (31.68%) LAN
6 31 (30.69%) Internet
7 29 (28.71%) Junos
7 29 (28.71%) TCP/IP
8 28 (27.72%) Ethernet
8 28 (27.72%) VLAN
9 27 (26.73%) DHCP
9 27 (26.73%) WAN
10 25 (24.75%) Broadband
11 23 (22.77%) OSPF
12 20 (19.80%) VPN
13 17 (16.83%) TACACS
14 15 (14.85%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (12.87%) Wireless
16 11 (10.89%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (10.89%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) QlikView
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (16.83%) Telecoms
2 16 (15.84%) Legal
3 9 (8.91%) Finance
4 6 (5.94%) Law
5 2 (1.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 66 (65.35%) Network Engineer
2 22 (21.78%) Network Security Engineer
2 22 (21.78%) Security Engineer
3 19 (18.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) IP Engineer
5 10 (9.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (9.90%) IP Network Engineer
5 10 (9.90%) Juniper Engineer
5 10 (9.90%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Design Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Designer
7 5 (4.95%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) IP Design Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) IP Security Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Network Design Specialist
7 5 (4.95%) Network Designer
7 5 (4.95%) Network Specialist
7 5 (4.95%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (11.88%) Data Centre
3 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.75%) Windows
1 25 (24.75%) Windows Server
2 15 (14.85%) Unix
3 8 (7.92%) Linux
4 1 (0.99%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (49.50%) Network Design
2 32 (31.68%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (30.69%) Change Management
4 27 (26.73%) ITIL
5 24 (23.76%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (23.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 23 (22.77%) SIEM
7 19 (18.81%) Network Management
8 10 (9.90%) Configuration Management
8 10 (9.90%) Mentoring
9 9 (8.91%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (6.93%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (5.94%) High Availability
11 6 (5.94%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.95%) Migration
12 5 (4.95%) Network Planning
12 5 (4.95%) Presales
12 5 (4.95%) Web Filtering
13 4 (3.96%) Coaching
13 4 (3.96%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.95%) C
2 4 (3.96%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.99%) C#
3 1 (0.99%) C++
3 1 (0.99%) Go
3 1 (0.99%) Java
3 1 (0.99%) Python
3 1 (0.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (50.50%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (47.52%) CCNP
3 31 (30.69%) JNCIP
4 11 (10.89%) Degree
5 9 (8.91%) CCNA
6 6 (5.94%) CCIE
6 6 (5.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (1.98%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (1.98%) CCSA
8 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.99%) MCSE
8 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.83%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.95%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (45.54%) Active Directory
2 24 (23.76%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) vSphere
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (14.85%) Cacti
1 15 (14.85%) Nagios
1 15 (14.85%) OpenNMS
2 10 (9.90%) Puppet
2 10 (9.90%) RANCID
2 10 (9.90%) SCCM
3 5 (4.95%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.95%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (3.96%) OPNET
5 3 (2.97%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.97%) WSUS
6 1 (0.99%) Ansible
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.99%) Nessus
6 1 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 60 (59.41%) Cisco
1 60 (59.41%) Juniper
2 33 (32.67%) CheckPoint
3 27 (26.73%) Palo Alto
4 24 (23.76%) Blue Coat
5 15 (14.85%) Ericsson
6 13 (12.87%) Huawei
7 9 (8.91%) F5
7 9 (8.91%) Fortinet
8 6 (5.94%) HP
8 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
9 5 (4.95%) BT
9 5 (4.95%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.96%) VMware
11 3 (2.97%) Brocade
11 3 (2.97%) Foundry
11 3 (2.97%) Meraki
11 3 (2.97%) NetApp
11 3 (2.97%) Nimble Storage
12 2 (1.98%) Draytek
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