Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 200 248
Rank change year-on-year -53 +48 +42
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 99 175 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.83% 1.33% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.23% 8.61% 6.04%
Number of salaries quoted 82 153 117
North West median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £35,000 £25,600
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £64,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 1,894 2,032 1,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.97% 15.49% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,553 1,646 1,572
North West median annual salary £42,396 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.71% +1.30% +2.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +2 39 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Manchester -44 37 £33,750 -25.00% 13
Merseyside +32 13 £60,000 - 1
Lancashire +1 10 £37,500 -11.76% 1
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England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 86 (86.87%) Cisco
2 66 (66.67%) Firewall
3 56 (56.57%) WAN
4 55 (55.56%) VPN
4 55 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (51.52%) LAN
5 51 (51.52%) BGP
6 40 (40.40%) Network Security
7 38 (38.38%) SSL
7 38 (38.38%) CCNP
8 36 (36.36%) Ethernet
8 36 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (35.35%) Wireless
10 34 (34.34%) VoIP
10 34 (34.34%) OSPF
11 33 (33.33%) CCNA
11 33 (33.33%) IPsec
12 31 (31.31%) DNS
13 28 (28.28%) Windows
14 26 (26.26%) TCP/IP
14 26 (26.26%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (25.25%) Juniper
16 23 (23.23%) Cisco Nexus
17 22 (22.22%) F5
17 22 (22.22%) ITIL
17 22 (22.22%) DHCP
18 21 (21.21%) Network Management
19 20 (20.20%) Linux
19 20 (20.20%) Active Directory
19 20 (20.20%) Microsoft

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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 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.02%) IIS
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Office 365
2 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.02%) IaaS
3 2 (2.02%) PaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (66.67%) Firewall
2 56 (56.57%) WAN
3 55 (55.56%) VPN
4 51 (51.52%) BGP
4 51 (51.52%) LAN
5 40 (40.40%) Network Security
6 38 (38.38%) SSL
7 36 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
7 36 (36.36%) Ethernet
8 35 (35.35%) Wireless
9 34 (34.34%) OSPF
9 34 (34.34%) VoIP
10 33 (33.33%) IPsec
11 31 (31.31%) DNS
12 26 (26.26%) Cisco IOS
12 26 (26.26%) TCP/IP
13 23 (23.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (22.22%) DHCP
15 18 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
16 17 (17.17%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) Power BI
1 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 17 (17.17%) Retail
3 8 (8.08%) Retail Banking
4 7 (7.07%) Finance
4 7 (7.07%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.05%) Advertising
6 2 (2.02%) Banking
6 2 (2.02%) Dutch Language
6 2 (2.02%) French Language
6 2 (2.02%) German Language
6 2 (2.02%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.01%) Legal
7 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 21 (21.21%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (20.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 20 (20.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (13.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (13.13%) Security Engineer
5 12 (12.12%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 12 (12.12%) Senior Security Engineer
6 10 (10.10%) IP Engineer
6 10 (10.10%) NOC Engineer
7 9 (9.09%) IP Network Engineer
7 9 (9.09%) Server Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Junior
8 8 (8.08%) Junior Cisco Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Junior Network Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) IT Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Network Support
10 5 (5.05%) Network Support Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.06%) Video\Live Streaming
4 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.01%) Clustering
7 1 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.01%) NHS
7 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.28%) Windows
2 20 (20.20%) Linux
3 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (12.12%) Windows Server
4 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.06%) CentOS
5 6 (6.06%) SUSE
6 3 (3.03%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.02%) Android
8 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.22%) ITIL
2 21 (21.21%) Network Management
3 19 (19.19%) Kalman Filter
4 18 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (17.17%) Project Management
6 15 (15.15%) Proactive Monitoring
7 14 (14.14%) Change Management
7 14 (14.14%) Load Balancing
8 13 (13.13%) High Availability
8 13 (13.13%) ITIL V3
8 13 (13.13%) Patch Management
8 13 (13.13%) Security Management
8 13 (13.13%) Task Automation
8 13 (13.13%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (12.12%) Business Continuity
9 12 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (12.12%) Programme Delivery
9 12 (12.12%) SIEM
9 12 (12.12%) Web Filtering
10 10 (10.10%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.04%) Perl
2 3 (3.03%) Python
2 3 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (38.38%) CCNP
3 33 (33.33%) CCNA
4 15 (15.15%) Degree
5 13 (13.13%) CCDP
5 13 (13.13%) CISSP
6 6 (6.06%) JNCIP
7 4 (4.04%) CCENT
8 2 (2.02%) CCIE
8 2 (2.02%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.01%) CCSE
9 1 (1.01%) IISP
9 1 (1.01%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.01%) MCSE
9 1 (1.01%) MCTS
9 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) SLA
2 5 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.04%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.01%) COBIT
4 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (20.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.11%) Firmware
3 8 (8.08%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.05%) pfSense
4 5 (5.05%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.01%) vSphere
6 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (16.16%) Cisco CUCM
1 16 (16.16%) Cisco UCCX
2 11 (11.11%) Nessus
2 11 (11.11%) TrustSec
3 7 (7.07%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.03%) Nagios
5 2 (2.02%) Cacti
5 2 (2.02%) RANCID
5 2 (2.02%) WSUS
6 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.01%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.01%) Puppet
6 1 (1.01%) QRadar
6 1 (1.01%) SCCM
6 1 (1.01%) SCOM
6 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.01%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 86 (86.87%) Cisco
2 25 (25.25%) Juniper
3 22 (22.22%) F5
4 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
5 11 (11.11%) Riverbed
6 10 (10.10%) CheckPoint
7 8 (8.08%) VMware
8 7 (7.07%) Nimble Storage
9 6 (6.06%) Fortinet
9 6 (6.06%) Infoblox
9 6 (6.06%) Meraki
9 6 (6.06%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.05%) Blue Coat
11 4 (4.04%) MikroTik
12 3 (3.03%) Ericsson
12 3 (3.03%) Huawei
13 2 (2.02%) Arista
13 2 (2.02%) Brocade
13 2 (2.02%) Dell
13 2 (2.02%) HP