Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 262 285
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23 +5
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 120 100 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.95% 0.82% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.58% 5.32% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 105 83 54
North West median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,000 £17,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £57,325
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 1,824 1,880 1,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.39% 15.36% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,453 1,506 1,427
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,375 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,443 £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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Manchester +21 82 £45,000 +20.00% 13
Cheshire -32 22 £45,000 - 4
Lancashire +2 9 £42,500 +3.66%
Merseyside +28 1 - - 5
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England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 107 (89.17%) Cisco
2 76 (63.33%) Firewall
3 75 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (58.33%) VPN
4 70 (58.33%) BGP
5 65 (54.17%) OSPF
5 65 (54.17%) WAN
6 60 (50.00%) LAN
7 56 (46.67%) Juniper
8 46 (38.33%) Ethernet
9 44 (36.67%) DNS
10 43 (35.83%) CCNP
11 41 (34.17%) VoIP
12 39 (32.50%) Network Security
13 38 (31.67%) EIGRP
14 37 (30.83%) Wireless
14 37 (30.83%) IPsec
15 36 (30.00%) CCNA
16 34 (28.33%) DHCP
16 34 (28.33%) Load Balancing
17 32 (26.67%) VLAN
17 32 (26.67%) Active Directory
18 29 (24.17%) ITIL
18 29 (24.17%) Windows
19 28 (23.33%) SSL
19 28 (23.33%) Network Design
19 28 (23.33%) Data Centre
20 26 (21.67%) Wi-Fi
21 23 (19.17%) Cisco ASA
22 22 (18.33%) JNCIP

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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 (7.50%) SAS
2 5 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.00%) Office 365
2 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (63.33%) Firewall
2 70 (58.33%) BGP
2 70 (58.33%) VPN
3 65 (54.17%) OSPF
3 65 (54.17%) WAN
4 60 (50.00%) LAN
5 46 (38.33%) Ethernet
6 44 (36.67%) DNS
7 41 (34.17%) VoIP
8 39 (32.50%) Network Security
9 38 (31.67%) EIGRP
10 37 (30.83%) IPsec
10 37 (30.83%) Wireless
11 34 (28.33%) DHCP
12 32 (26.67%) VLAN
13 28 (23.33%) SSL
14 26 (21.67%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (19.17%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (18.33%) TACACS
17 21 (17.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.67%) MySQL
3 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (15.83%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.00%) Finance
3 9 (7.50%) Legal
4 7 (5.83%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.33%) Retail
6 3 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (51.67%) Network Engineer
2 26 (21.67%) Architect
3 19 (15.83%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (14.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (14.17%) Network Architect
5 15 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (9.17%) Network Security Architect
6 11 (9.17%) Security Architect
6 11 (9.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
8 8 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
8 8 (6.67%) IP Engineer
8 8 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
10 6 (5.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.00%) IP Design Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.83%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.17%) Life Science
4 4 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.83%) Clustering
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.17%) Windows
2 18 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (7.50%) Linux
5 7 (5.83%) Unix
5 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.33%) Load Balancing
2 29 (24.17%) ITIL
3 28 (23.33%) Network Design
4 20 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 19 (15.83%) Change Management
5 19 (15.83%) Service Management
6 16 (13.33%) Network Management
7 15 (12.50%) Presales
8 14 (11.67%) Incident Management
9 12 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 11 (9.17%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (9.17%) Information Security
10 11 (9.17%) ITIL V3
10 11 (9.17%) SIEM
10 11 (9.17%) WAN Optimisation
11 10 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (8.33%) TOGAF
11 10 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
12 9 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (7.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.67%) Perl
1 8 (6.67%) PHP
1 8 (6.67%) Python
1 8 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (1.67%) C
3 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 75 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (35.83%) CCNP
3 36 (30.00%) CCNA
4 22 (18.33%) JNCIP
5 15 (12.50%) CCIE
6 9 (7.50%) CCDP
7 7 (5.83%) Degree
8 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (4.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 5 (4.17%) MCSA
9 5 (4.17%) MCSE
10 4 (3.33%) JNCIE
10 4 (3.33%) MCITP
11 2 (1.67%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.83%) PCI DSS
2 12 (10.00%) PMO
3 5 (4.17%) SLA
4 3 (2.50%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 32 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 8 (6.67%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.50%) Firmware
5 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (10.00%) SCCM
2 11 (9.17%) Cacti
3 9 (7.50%) Nagios
3 9 (7.50%) OpenNMS
3 9 (7.50%) Puppet
3 9 (7.50%) RANCID
4 5 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 107 (89.17%) Cisco
2 56 (46.67%) Juniper
3 19 (15.83%) F5
4 16 (13.33%) Ericsson
5 15 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 14 (11.67%) CheckPoint
6 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
7 12 (10.00%) Huawei
7 12 (10.00%) Palo Alto
8 9 (7.50%) Google
9 8 (6.67%) Blue Coat
10 6 (5.00%) BT
10 6 (5.00%) HP
11 5 (4.17%) Citrix
11 5 (4.17%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.17%) VMware
12 4 (3.33%) Brocade
12 4 (3.33%) Foundry
12 4 (3.33%) Redback
13 3 (2.50%) WatchGuard