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

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 207 210
Rank change year-on-year -39 +3 +8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 54 87 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.74% 1.12% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.23% 7.69% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 48 79 66
Manchester median annual salary £39,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £25,000 £35,000 £26,625
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £39,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00% -

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 1,278 1,132 1,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.55% 14.55% 15.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,062 978 985
Manchester median annual salary £43,014 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.72% -9.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,575 £58,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%

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 October 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 18 October 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
Cheadle - 10 £25,000 -
Stockport - 6 £32,500 - 1
Rochdale -2 4 £34,500 -13.75% 2
Salford -11 3 - - 1
Bolton +8 1 £37,500 +7.14%
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 48 (88.89%) Cisco
2 32 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (50.00%) BGP
4 24 (44.44%) Firewall
5 23 (42.59%) Juniper
6 20 (37.04%) WAN
7 18 (33.33%) CCNA
7 18 (33.33%) Ethernet
8 17 (31.48%) VPN
9 15 (27.78%) LAN
10 13 (24.07%) VoIP
11 12 (22.22%) OSPF
12 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
12 11 (20.37%) CCNP
12 11 (20.37%) Retail
13 10 (18.52%) DNS
14 9 (16.67%) Office 365
14 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 9 (16.67%) Wireless
14 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
15 7 (12.96%) IPsec
15 7 (12.96%) VMware
15 7 (12.96%) SNMP
15 7 (12.96%) DHCP
15 7 (12.96%) Nimble Storage
15 7 (12.96%) Network Security
15 7 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (11.11%) iSCSI
16 6 (11.11%) xDSL

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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.85%) IaaS
3 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (50.00%) BGP
2 24 (44.44%) Firewall
3 20 (37.04%) WAN
4 18 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 17 (31.48%) VPN
6 15 (27.78%) LAN
7 13 (24.07%) VoIP
8 12 (22.22%) OSPF
9 10 (18.52%) DNS
10 9 (16.67%) Wireless
11 7 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (12.96%) DHCP
11 7 (12.96%) IPsec
11 7 (12.96%) Network Security
11 7 (12.96%) SNMP
12 6 (11.11%) iSCSI
12 6 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (11.11%) SAN
12 6 (11.11%) SSL
12 6 (11.11%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (20.37%) Retail
2 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 5 (9.26%) Finance
5 3 (5.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 15 (27.78%) NOC Engineer
3 12 (22.22%) IP Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) IP Network Engineer
5 10 (18.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (18.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (18.52%) Junior
5 10 (18.52%) Junior Cisco Engineer
5 10 (18.52%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (18.52%) Junior Network Engineer
6 9 (16.67%) Analyst
7 8 (14.81%) Architect
8 7 (12.96%) Cisco Analyst
9 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (9.26%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 5 (9.26%) IP Architect
10 5 (9.26%) LAN/WAN Analyst
10 5 (9.26%) Network Analyst
10 5 (9.26%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (7.41%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
1 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (5.56%) Network Management
2 3 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
2 3 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (3.70%) B2B
3 2 (3.70%) B2C
3 2 (3.70%) DevOps
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (3.70%) Information Security
3 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (3.70%) Network Design
3 2 (3.70%) Project Management
3 2 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (3.70%) Telesales
3 2 (3.70%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (1.85%) Change Management
4 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.85%) Information Security Management
4 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) Perl
1 1 (1.85%) PHP
1 1 (1.85%) Python
1 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (33.33%) CCNA
3 11 (20.37%) CCNP
4 5 (9.26%) CCIE
4 5 (9.26%) JNCIE
5 3 (5.56%) CCENT
6 2 (3.70%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.85%) CCDP
7 1 (1.85%) CISSP
7 1 (1.85%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) MCSE
7 1 (1.85%) MCTS
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 4 (7.41%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.70%) QA
4 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.70%) Cacti
2 2 (3.70%) Nagios
2 2 (3.70%) RANCID
3 1 (1.85%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.85%) Puppet
3 1 (1.85%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
3 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (88.89%) Cisco
2 23 (42.59%) Juniper
3 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.96%) Nimble Storage
4 7 (12.96%) VMware
5 6 (11.11%) Ericsson
6 5 (9.26%) SolarWinds
7 4 (7.41%) Brocade
7 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.41%) F5
7 4 (7.41%) Fortinet
7 4 (7.41%) Foundry
8 3 (5.56%) Huawei
8 3 (5.56%) MikroTik
8 3 (5.56%) Redback
9 2 (3.70%) Arista
9 2 (3.70%) Aruba
9 2 (3.70%) HP
10 1 (1.85%) Dell
10 1 (1.85%) Google