Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 274 258
Rank change year-on-year +51 -16 +45
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 108 101 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 0.79% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.09% 5.90% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 108 88 86
North West median annual salary £39,000 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.83% +8.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,350 £32,125 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,875 £55,000
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 1,772 1,711 1,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.32% 13.40% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,470 1,344 1,465
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,225 £22,000 £21,600
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £56,250
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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +2 70 £42,500 -5.56% 16
Lancashire +22 16 £21,000 -50.59% 2
Cheshire +45 13 £40,000 -1.23% 4
Merseyside +19 9 £32,500 -56.67% 1
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England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 93 (86.11%) Cisco
2 66 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (48.15%) BGP
3 52 (48.15%) Firewall
4 51 (47.22%) WAN
5 30 (27.78%) VPN
5 30 (27.78%) Juniper
6 27 (25.00%) CCNP
6 27 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 25 (23.15%) CCIE
8 24 (22.22%) JNCIE
9 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
9 22 (20.37%) LAN
10 21 (19.44%) VoIP
11 20 (18.52%) Windows
11 20 (18.52%) CCNA
12 17 (15.74%) Retail
12 17 (15.74%) Skype
13 16 (14.81%) SQL
13 16 (14.81%) Ethernet
14 14 (12.96%) OSPF
14 14 (12.96%) Hyper-V
15 13 (12.04%) SolarWinds
15 13 (12.04%) MS Exchange
15 13 (12.04%) Windows Server
15 13 (12.04%) Proactive Monitoring
16 12 (11.11%) Linux
16 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
16 12 (11.11%) F5
17 11 (10.19%) VLAN

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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 13 (12.04%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.48%) IIS
2 7 (6.48%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.48%) Office 365
3 6 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) IaaS
4 1 (0.93%) PaaS
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (48.15%) BGP
1 52 (48.15%) Firewall
2 51 (47.22%) WAN
3 30 (27.78%) VPN
4 22 (20.37%) LAN
5 21 (19.44%) VoIP
6 17 (15.74%) Skype
7 16 (14.81%) Ethernet
8 14 (12.96%) OSPF
9 11 (10.19%) SAN
9 11 (10.19%) VLAN
9 11 (10.19%) Wireless
10 10 (9.26%) IPsec
10 10 (9.26%) SSL
11 8 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (7.41%) DNS
11 8 (7.41%) TCP/IP
12 7 (6.48%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (6.48%) iSCSI
13 6 (5.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) Power BI
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.85%) MySQL
2 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (15.74%) Retail
2 9 (8.33%) German Language
2 9 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.48%) Dutch Language
3 7 (6.48%) French Language
4 5 (4.63%) Finance
5 3 (2.78%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (30.56%) Network Engineer
2 26 (24.07%) Architect
3 23 (21.30%) IP Architect
4 19 (17.59%) NOC Engineer
5 14 (12.96%) IP Engineer
6 13 (12.04%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (12.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (12.04%) IP Network Engineer
6 13 (12.04%) Junior
6 13 (12.04%) Junior Cisco Engineer
6 13 (12.04%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (12.04%) Junior Network Engineer
7 11 (10.19%) Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) Cisco Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) LAN/WAN Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) Network Analyst
8 10 (9.26%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (7.41%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
2 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.93%) Replication
2 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.52%) Windows
2 13 (12.04%) Windows Server
3 12 (11.11%) Linux
4 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.41%) Windows 10
5 8 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.04%) Proactive Monitoring
2 11 (10.19%) ITIL
3 8 (7.41%) High Availability
3 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (6.48%) Business Continuity
4 7 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (6.48%) ITIL V3
4 7 (6.48%) Storage Management
5 6 (5.56%) Business Continuity Management
5 6 (5.56%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (4.63%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (4.63%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.70%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.70%) Network Management
7 4 (3.70%) Security Management
7 4 (3.70%) SIEM
8 3 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (2.78%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.81%) SQL
2 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.56%) VBScript
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (25.00%) CCNP
3 25 (23.15%) CCIE
4 24 (22.22%) JNCIE
5 20 (18.52%) CCNA
6 5 (4.63%) Degree
7 3 (2.78%) CCDP
8 2 (1.85%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.93%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (0.93%) CCIP
9 1 (0.93%) CCSE
9 1 (0.93%) CISSP
9 1 (0.93%) IISP
9 1 (0.93%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.93%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) GDPR
2 2 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.96%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 6 (5.56%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.85%) pfSense
4 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Firmware
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 8 (7.41%) vCenter Server
3 6 (5.56%) SCCM
3 6 (5.56%) SCOM
4 5 (4.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (4.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (3.70%) WSUS
6 3 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (2.78%) Nessus
7 2 (1.85%) Nagios
8 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.93%) Ansible
8 1 (0.93%) Cacti
8 1 (0.93%) QRadar
8 1 (0.93%) RANCID
Vendors
1 93 (86.11%) Cisco
2 30 (27.78%) Juniper
3 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 13 (12.04%) SolarWinds
5 12 (11.11%) F5
6 11 (10.19%) VMware
7 10 (9.26%) CheckPoint
8 9 (8.33%) Citrix
8 9 (8.33%) Dell
9 7 (6.48%) Nortel
10 6 (5.56%) Avaya
10 6 (5.56%) EMC
10 6 (5.56%) Extreme Networks
10 6 (5.56%) Veeam
11 5 (4.63%) Ericsson
11 5 (4.63%) Riverbed
12 4 (3.70%) Brocade
12 4 (3.70%) Tableau
13 3 (2.78%) Foundry
13 3 (2.78%) Meraki