Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 264 292
Rank change year-on-year +33 +28 +28
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 144 92 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.09% 0.74% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.37% 4.74% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 121 79 69
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.62% -5.13% -2.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £17,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1953 1941 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.85% 15.58% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1564 1600 1516
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the North West

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Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in the North West.

Salary trend for MPLS in the North West

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Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the North West

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Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Manchester +12 83 £45,000 +28.57% 10
Cheshire -11 35 £45,000 +20.00%
Lancashire +12 14 £42,500 -5.56%
Merseyside +18 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 129 (89.58%) Cisco
2 108 (75.00%) Firewall
3 86 (59.72%) WAN
4 82 (56.94%) BGP
5 81 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (53.47%) LAN
7 73 (50.69%) OSPF
8 71 (49.31%) VPN
9 70 (48.61%) Juniper
10 64 (44.44%) Network Security
11 59 (40.97%) DNS
12 55 (38.19%) CCNP
13 49 (34.03%) Load Balancing
14 48 (33.33%) DHCP
15 46 (31.94%) Ethernet
15 46 (31.94%) IPsec
16 45 (31.25%) EIGRP
17 44 (30.56%) Windows
18 43 (29.86%) Active Directory
19 42 (29.17%) Wireless
20 40 (27.78%) Network Design
21 38 (26.39%) ITIL
22 36 (25.00%) CCNA
23 35 (24.31%) SSL
24 33 (22.92%) VoIP
24 33 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
25 32 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
25 32 (22.22%) Data Centre
26 29 (20.14%) TCP/IP
27 28 (19.44%) Change Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.25%) SAS
2 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (13.89%) Office 365
3 13 (9.03%) SaaS
4 6 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (75.00%) Firewall
2 86 (59.72%) WAN
3 82 (56.94%) BGP
4 77 (53.47%) LAN
5 73 (50.69%) OSPF
6 71 (49.31%) VPN
7 64 (44.44%) Network Security
8 59 (40.97%) DNS
9 48 (33.33%) DHCP
10 46 (31.94%) Ethernet
10 46 (31.94%) IPsec
11 45 (31.25%) EIGRP
12 42 (29.17%) Wireless
13 35 (24.31%) SSL
14 33 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (22.92%) VoIP
15 29 (20.14%) TCP/IP
16 28 (19.44%) Cisco IOS
17 27 (18.75%) TACACS
18 24 (16.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.39%) MySQL
3 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (12.50%) Legal
2 17 (11.81%) Finance
3 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (56.94%) Network Engineer
2 29 (20.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (18.75%) Architect
4 22 (15.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (13.89%) Network Architect
6 16 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (9.72%) Senior Network Engineer
8 12 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
9 11 (7.64%) Network Security Architect
9 11 (7.64%) Security Architect
10 9 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
11 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
11 8 (5.56%) Security Engineer
12 7 (4.86%) IT Engineer
13 6 (4.17%) IP Engineer
13 6 (4.17%) IP Network Engineer
14 5 (3.47%) Cisco Architect
14 5 (3.47%) Cisco Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.47%) Life Science
4 5 (3.47%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.39%) Replication
7 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.69%) Clustering
7 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (30.56%) Windows
2 26 (18.06%) Windows Server
3 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (11.11%) Linux
5 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.94%) Unix
6 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.69%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (34.03%) Load Balancing
2 40 (27.78%) Network Design
3 38 (26.39%) ITIL
4 32 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
5 28 (19.44%) Change Management
6 23 (15.97%) Service Management
7 21 (14.58%) Network Management
8 20 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (13.89%) Mentoring
8 20 (13.89%) Penetration Testing
8 20 (13.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 19 (13.19%) SIEM
10 15 (10.42%) ITIL V3
11 14 (9.72%) Presales
12 13 (9.03%) Information Security
13 12 (8.33%) Incident Management
13 12 (8.33%) ITSM
14 11 (7.64%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (7.64%) High Availability
14 11 (7.64%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.47%) C
1 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.39%) SQL
3 1 (0.69%) C#
3 1 (0.69%) C++
3 1 (0.69%) Go
3 1 (0.69%) Java
3 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 81 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (38.19%) CCNP
3 36 (25.00%) CCNA
4 27 (18.75%) JNCIP
5 17 (11.81%) Degree
6 9 (6.25%) CCIE
7 6 (4.17%) CCDP
7 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.47%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 5 (3.47%) MCSA
8 5 (3.47%) MCSE
9 4 (2.78%) MCITP
9 4 (2.78%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.69%) CCDA
10 1 (0.69%) CCSA
10 1 (0.69%) CCSE
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.69%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.81%) PMO
2 9 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.78%) SLA
5 2 (1.39%) GDPR
6 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (29.86%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.50%) ProxySG
3 14 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.08%) vSphere
7 2 (1.39%) Firmware
8 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (8.33%) Cacti
2 10 (6.94%) SCCM
3 9 (6.25%) Puppet
4 7 (4.86%) FortiGate
4 7 (4.86%) Nagios
4 7 (4.86%) OpenNMS
4 7 (4.86%) RANCID
5 5 (3.47%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (3.47%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.39%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.39%) WSUS
8 1 (0.69%) Ansible
8 1 (0.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 129 (89.58%) Cisco
2 70 (48.61%) Juniper
3 27 (18.75%) F5
4 26 (18.06%) CheckPoint
5 24 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 23 (15.97%) Microsoft
6 23 (15.97%) Riverbed
7 20 (13.89%) Blue Coat
8 15 (10.42%) VMware
9 11 (7.64%) Ericsson
10 9 (6.25%) Google
11 7 (4.86%) BT
11 7 (4.86%) Huawei
12 6 (4.17%) HP
12 6 (4.17%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.78%) Brocade
13 4 (2.78%) Foundry
13 4 (2.78%) Redback
14 3 (2.08%) Citrix
14 3 (2.08%) Nortel