Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 228 248
Rank change year-on-year -42 +20 +14
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 98 152 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.80% 1.18% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.87% 7.91% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 79 132 105
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,375
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.76% +10.33%
10th Percentile £28,504 £35,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £65,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 1,670 1,922 1,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.57% 14.98% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,331 1,507 1,427
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £58,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MPLS
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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 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
Cheshire -7 36 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Manchester -43 35 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Merseyside - 17 £60,000 -
Lancashire -18 10 £35,000 -14.63% 4
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England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 North West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 87 (88.78%) Cisco
2 66 (67.35%) Firewall
3 61 (62.24%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (59.18%) LAN
5 57 (58.16%) WAN
6 56 (57.14%) VPN
7 50 (51.02%) CCNP
8 46 (46.94%) BGP
9 45 (45.92%) Wireless
10 40 (40.82%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (38.78%) Network Security
12 37 (37.76%) CCNA
13 36 (36.73%) OSPF
13 36 (36.73%) SSL
13 36 (36.73%) IPsec
14 35 (35.71%) Ethernet
15 33 (33.67%) Cisco IOS
16 30 (30.61%) Windows
17 29 (29.59%) VoIP
17 29 (29.59%) DNS
18 28 (28.57%) Juniper
19 24 (24.49%) Network Management
19 24 (24.49%) F5
19 24 (24.49%) Kalman Filter
20 23 (23.47%) ITIL
21 20 (20.41%) TCP/IP
21 20 (20.41%) Wireshark
21 20 (20.41%) Cisco Wireless
22 19 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
22 19 (19.39%) Cisco Nexus

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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 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (11.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.22%) Office 365
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.02%) IaaS
3 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (67.35%) Firewall
2 58 (59.18%) LAN
3 57 (58.16%) WAN
4 56 (57.14%) VPN
5 46 (46.94%) BGP
6 45 (45.92%) Wireless
7 40 (40.82%) Cisco ASA
8 38 (38.78%) Network Security
9 36 (36.73%) IPsec
9 36 (36.73%) OSPF
9 36 (36.73%) SSL
10 35 (35.71%) Ethernet
11 33 (33.67%) Cisco IOS
12 29 (29.59%) DNS
12 29 (29.59%) VoIP
13 20 (20.41%) Cisco Wireless
13 20 (20.41%) TCP/IP
13 20 (20.41%) Wireshark
14 19 (19.39%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (19.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (16.33%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.24%) Retail
3 9 (9.18%) Finance
4 8 (8.16%) Retail Banking
5 6 (6.12%) Manufacturing
6 5 (5.10%) Advertising
6 5 (5.10%) Legal
7 3 (3.06%) Games
8 2 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (63.27%) Network Engineer
2 20 (20.41%) Cisco Engineer
2 20 (20.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 17 (17.35%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (15.31%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (15.31%) Security Engineer
5 12 (12.24%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 12 (12.24%) Senior Security Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Administrator
6 8 (8.16%) Server Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) IP Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) IP Network Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Network Administrator
9 5 (5.10%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Network Support
9 5 (5.10%) NOC Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Cisco Administrator
10 4 (4.08%) IP Design Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.35%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.24%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.08%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.04%) Clustering
7 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.02%) NHS
8 1 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.61%) Windows
2 15 (15.31%) Linux
3 14 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.08%) CentOS
5 4 (4.08%) SUSE
6 1 (1.02%) Android
6 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) Kalman Filter
1 24 (24.49%) Network Management
2 23 (23.47%) ITIL
3 19 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (19.39%) Project Management
4 16 (16.33%) Network Design
5 15 (15.31%) High Availability
5 15 (15.31%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (15.31%) Programme Delivery
5 15 (15.31%) SIEM
6 14 (14.29%) Business Continuity
6 14 (14.29%) Change Management
6 14 (14.29%) Patch Management
6 14 (14.29%) Security Management
7 12 (12.24%) Proactive Monitoring
7 12 (12.24%) Task Automation
7 12 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (12.24%) Web Filtering
8 11 (11.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (11.22%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.06%) Perl
2 2 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 61 (62.24%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (51.02%) CCNP
3 37 (37.76%) CCNA
4 16 (16.33%) Degree
5 14 (14.29%) CCDP
6 12 (12.24%) CISSP
7 10 (10.20%) JNCIP
8 4 (4.08%) CCENT
9 3 (3.06%) CCIE
10 2 (2.04%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.02%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.02%) MCSE
11 1 (1.02%) MCTS
11 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.04%) GDPR
3 2 (2.04%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.02%) COBIT
4 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.22%) Firmware
3 10 (10.20%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.08%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.06%) pfSense
5 3 (3.06%) XenApp
5 3 (3.06%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.02%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.02%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (18.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (16.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 13 (13.27%) Nessus
4 11 (11.22%) TrustSec
5 8 (8.16%) FortiGate
6 4 (4.08%) SCCM
7 3 (3.06%) SCOM
7 3 (3.06%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 87 (88.78%) Cisco
2 28 (28.57%) Juniper
3 24 (24.49%) F5
4 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
5 14 (14.29%) Riverbed
6 8 (8.16%) CheckPoint
7 7 (7.14%) VMware
8 6 (6.12%) HP
8 6 (6.12%) Meraki
9 5 (5.10%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.10%) Citrix
9 5 (5.10%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.08%) Infoblox
10 4 (4.08%) MikroTik
10 4 (4.08%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (4.08%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.04%) Arista
11 2 (2.04%) BT
12 1 (1.02%) Mitel
12 1 (1.02%) NEC