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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / North West
Rank 185 211 191
Rank change year-on-year +26 -20  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 64 27 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.04% 0.47% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.08% 3.18% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 53 22 51
Median salary £41,000 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.88% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,350 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.16% -2.00%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 904 850 1125
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.72% 14.95% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 701 693 862
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

MPLS
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

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the North West

MPLS
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 3 months to 25 March 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
Manchester +13 47 £40,000 -20.00% 8
Lancashire +6 10 £41,000 +54.71% 1
Cheshire +11 4 £48,750 +126.74%
Cumbria - 2 £35,000 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 77 (69.37%) Cisco
1 77 (69.37%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (65.77%) Firewall
3 70 (63.06%) CCNP
4 66 (59.46%) BGP
5 53 (47.75%) Juniper
6 48 (43.24%) OSPF
7 45 (40.54%) DNS
8 44 (39.64%) WAN
8 44 (39.64%) Network Design
9 43 (38.74%) Network Security
9 43 (38.74%) LAN
10 38 (34.23%) JNCIP
11 36 (32.43%) Network Management
12 34 (30.63%) Active Directory
13 29 (26.13%) Mentoring
14 26 (23.42%) CheckPoint
15 25 (22.52%) Internet
15 25 (22.52%) VLAN
16 24 (21.62%) CCNA
17 23 (20.72%) DHCP
17 23 (20.72%) TCP/IP
18 22 (19.82%) Ethernet
18 22 (19.82%) Windows
19 21 (18.92%) Finance
20 20 (18.02%) Change Management
20 20 (18.02%) EIGRP
20 20 (18.02%) Windows Server
21 19 (17.12%) Wireless
22 18 (16.22%) F5

MPLS
Top Related 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 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) Office 365
2 5 (4.50%) SaaS
3 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.70%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.90%) IaaS
5 1 (0.90%) PaaS
5 1 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (65.77%) Firewall
2 66 (59.46%) BGP
3 48 (43.24%) OSPF
4 45 (40.54%) DNS
5 44 (39.64%) WAN
6 43 (38.74%) LAN
6 43 (38.74%) Network Security
7 25 (22.52%) Internet
7 25 (22.52%) VLAN
8 23 (20.72%) DHCP
8 23 (20.72%) TCP/IP
9 22 (19.82%) Ethernet
10 20 (18.02%) EIGRP
11 19 (17.12%) Wireless
12 16 (14.41%) Broadband
12 16 (14.41%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (14.41%) TACACS
12 16 (14.41%) VPN
13 15 (13.51%) VoIP
14 14 (12.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.60%) QlikView
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 13 (11.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.70%) Law
4 2 (1.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Games
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (62.16%) Network Engineer
2 18 (16.22%) Lead Network Engineer
3 13 (11.71%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (10.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Security Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.41%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) Designer
8 4 (3.60%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) Network Designer
8 4 (3.60%) Network Specialist
8 4 (3.60%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.60%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.90%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 16 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (6.31%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.70%) Wiki
6 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.82%) Windows
2 20 (18.02%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.60%) Unix
5 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.70%) Linux
6 3 (2.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.64%) Network Design
2 36 (32.43%) Network Management
3 29 (26.13%) Mentoring
4 20 (18.02%) Change Management
5 17 (15.32%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (12.61%) ITIL
7 13 (11.71%) High Availability
8 12 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (8.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (7.21%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.21%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (7.21%) SIEM
11 5 (4.50%) Information Security
12 4 (3.60%) Coaching
12 4 (3.60%) Mathematics
12 4 (3.60%) Migration
12 4 (3.60%) Network Planning
12 4 (3.60%) PRINCE2
12 4 (3.60%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.01%) SQL
2 4 (3.60%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 77 (69.37%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (63.06%) CCNP
3 38 (34.23%) JNCIP
4 24 (21.62%) CCNA
5 15 (13.51%) CCIE
6 9 (8.11%) Degree
7 6 (5.41%) MCSE
7 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.50%) MCITP
9 3 (2.70%) A+ Certification
9 3 (2.70%) MCTS
9 3 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.90%) CCDP
11 1 (0.90%) CCNP Voice
11 1 (0.90%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.32%) PCI DSS
2 10 (9.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (30.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.01%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.31%) ProxySG
3 7 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (10.81%) Nagios
1 12 (10.81%) OpenNMS
2 9 (8.11%) Puppet
3 8 (7.21%) Cacti
3 8 (7.21%) RANCID
3 8 (7.21%) SCCM
4 6 (5.41%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.60%) OPNET
6 1 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 77 (69.37%) Cisco
2 53 (47.75%) Juniper
3 26 (23.42%) CheckPoint
4 18 (16.22%) F5
5 15 (13.51%) Fortinet
6 14 (12.61%) Ericsson
6 14 (12.61%) Huawei
7 12 (10.81%) Palo Alto
8 9 (8.11%) VMware
9 7 (6.31%) Blue Coat
10 6 (5.41%) Meraki
11 5 (4.50%) Microsoft
12 4 (3.60%) Extreme Networks
12 4 (3.60%) SonicWALL
13 3 (2.70%) Avaya
13 3 (2.70%) Draytek
14 2 (1.80%) Brocade
14 2 (1.80%) Foundry
14 2 (1.80%) Symantec
14 2 (1.80%) ZyXEL
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