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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 162 218
Rank change year-on-year -27 +56  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 90 76 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.32% 1.35% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.51% 8.52% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 78 71 25
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

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 1057 892 957
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.47% 15.85% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 844 756 767
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -4 56 £45,000 - 11
Cheshire -17 20 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Lancashire +11 11 £42,500 +31.78%
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 112 (73.68%) Firewall
2 110 (72.37%) Cisco
3 90 (59.21%) Cisco Certification
3 90 (59.21%) Juniper
4 85 (55.92%) CCNP
5 76 (50.00%) BGP
6 69 (45.39%) Network Design
7 67 (44.08%) Network Security
8 59 (38.82%) WAN
9 58 (38.16%) OSPF
10 57 (37.50%) LAN
11 56 (36.84%) DNS
12 53 (34.87%) Active Directory
13 49 (32.24%) JNCIP
14 45 (29.61%) Ethernet
15 43 (28.29%) VPN
16 39 (25.66%) Network Management
17 38 (25.00%) Windows
17 38 (25.00%) CheckPoint
18 37 (24.34%) TCP/IP
19 34 (22.37%) DHCP
19 34 (22.37%) ITIL
20 33 (21.71%) CCNA
20 33 (21.71%) Change Management
20 33 (21.71%) VLAN
21 32 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
22 31 (20.39%) Internet
22 31 (20.39%) Mentoring
23 30 (19.74%) Palo Alto
24 29 (19.08%) Junos

MPLS
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 6 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.29%) Office 365
3 5 (3.29%) SaaS
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.66%) IaaS
4 1 (0.66%) PaaS
4 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (73.68%) Firewall
2 76 (50.00%) BGP
3 67 (44.08%) Network Security
4 59 (38.82%) WAN
5 58 (38.16%) OSPF
6 57 (37.50%) LAN
7 56 (36.84%) DNS
8 45 (29.61%) Ethernet
9 43 (28.29%) VPN
10 37 (24.34%) TCP/IP
11 34 (22.37%) DHCP
12 33 (21.71%) VLAN
13 31 (20.39%) Internet
14 29 (19.08%) Junos
15 27 (17.76%) Broadband
16 24 (15.79%) TACACS
17 23 (15.13%) Wireless
18 22 (14.47%) EIGRP
19 21 (13.82%) Cisco IOS
20 20 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.63%) QlikView
2 3 (1.97%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (11.84%) Legal
2 17 (11.18%) Telecoms
3 16 (10.53%) Finance
4 6 (3.95%) Law
5 2 (1.32%) Games
5 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 103 (67.76%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (14.47%) Network Security Engineer
3 22 (14.47%) Security Engineer
4 17 (11.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (8.55%) Lead Network Engineer
5 13 (8.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (7.89%) IP Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) IP Network Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) Juniper Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Designer
9 5 (3.29%) Implementation Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Network Design Specialist
9 5 (3.29%) Network Designer
9 5 (3.29%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.61%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.97%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.97%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.32%) Life Science
5 2 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.00%) Windows
2 28 (18.42%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.53%) Unix
4 13 (8.55%) Linux
5 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.66%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (45.39%) Network Design
2 39 (25.66%) Network Management
3 34 (22.37%) ITIL
4 33 (21.71%) Change Management
5 32 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (20.39%) Mentoring
7 26 (17.11%) Penetration Testing
7 26 (17.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 23 (15.13%) SIEM
9 19 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
10 17 (11.18%) Kalman Filter
11 16 (10.53%) Load Balancing
12 10 (6.58%) Configuration Management
12 10 (6.58%) Service Delivery
13 9 (5.92%) High Availability
14 8 (5.26%) ITSM
14 8 (5.26%) Project Management
14 8 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (5.26%) Service Management
15 7 (4.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.61%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.29%) C
3 4 (2.63%) MATLAB
4 3 (1.97%) SQL
5 2 (1.32%) Python
6 1 (0.66%) C#
6 1 (0.66%) C++
6 1 (0.66%) Go
6 1 (0.66%) Java
6 1 (0.66%) Perl
6 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 90 (59.21%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (55.92%) CCNP
3 49 (32.24%) JNCIP
4 33 (21.71%) CCNA
5 17 (11.18%) Degree
6 10 (6.58%) CCIE
7 6 (3.95%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 6 (3.95%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.97%) CCSA
10 2 (1.32%) CCNP Voice
11 1 (0.66%) CCDA
11 1 (0.66%) CCDP
11 1 (0.66%) CCSE
11 1 (0.66%) CCSP
11 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.66%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.66%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.66%) MCSE
11 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.18%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.26%) SLA
3 7 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (34.87%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.79%) ProxySG
3 16 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (9.87%) Cacti
1 15 (9.87%) Nagios
1 15 (9.87%) OpenNMS
2 12 (7.89%) Puppet
2 12 (7.89%) SCCM
3 10 (6.58%) RANCID
4 6 (3.95%) FortiGate
5 5 (3.29%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (2.63%) OPNET
7 3 (1.97%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.97%) WSUS
8 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.66%) Ansible
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.66%) Nessus
9 1 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 110 (72.37%) Cisco
2 90 (59.21%) Juniper
3 38 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 30 (19.74%) Palo Alto
5 26 (17.11%) Blue Coat
6 24 (15.79%) F5
7 17 (11.18%) VMware
8 16 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 15 (9.87%) Ericsson
10 13 (8.55%) Huawei
11 9 (5.92%) Fortinet
11 9 (5.92%) Riverbed
12 6 (3.95%) HP
13 5 (3.29%) BT
13 5 (3.29%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.97%) Brocade
14 3 (1.97%) Foundry
14 3 (1.97%) Meraki
14 3 (1.97%) NetApp
14 3 (1.97%) Symantec
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