Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 233 277
Rank change year-on-year -16 +44 +8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 112 142 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 1.08% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.51% 7.33% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 109 119 76
North West median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +22.45% -5.77%
10th Percentile £24,750 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,250 £60,000
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 2,031 1,937 1,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.37% 14.75% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,677 1,554 1,575
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £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 19 November 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 19 November 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 0 60 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Cheshire +12 27 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Lancashire +11 18 £21,000 -50.59% 2
Merseyside +18 7 £32,500 - 2
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England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 93 (83.04%) Cisco
2 68 (60.71%) Firewall
3 60 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (50.00%) BGP
5 49 (43.75%) WAN
6 37 (33.04%) VPN
7 36 (32.14%) LAN
8 34 (30.36%) OSPF
8 34 (30.36%) CCNP
9 32 (28.57%) CCNA
10 31 (27.68%) Juniper
11 29 (25.89%) VoIP
11 29 (25.89%) Ethernet
12 28 (25.00%) Active Directory
12 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 21 (18.75%) Windows
14 20 (17.86%) F5
15 18 (16.07%) DNS
15 18 (16.07%) Retail
16 17 (15.18%) Skype
17 16 (14.29%) Network Security
17 16 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (14.29%) SQL
17 16 (14.29%) SSL
18 15 (13.39%) CheckPoint
18 15 (13.39%) Wireless
18 15 (13.39%) IPsec
19 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
19 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (12.50%) FortiGate

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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 11 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.14%) IIS
4 7 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.89%) Apache
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.89%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.93%) Office 365
3 6 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.79%) IaaS
4 2 (1.79%) PaaS
5 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (60.71%) Firewall
2 56 (50.00%) BGP
3 49 (43.75%) WAN
4 37 (33.04%) VPN
5 36 (32.14%) LAN
6 34 (30.36%) OSPF
7 29 (25.89%) Ethernet
7 29 (25.89%) VoIP
8 18 (16.07%) DNS
9 17 (15.18%) Skype
10 16 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (14.29%) Network Security
10 16 (14.29%) SSL
11 15 (13.39%) IPsec
11 15 (13.39%) Wireless
12 13 (11.61%) SAN
13 12 (10.71%) DHCP
14 11 (9.82%) VLAN
15 10 (8.93%) iSCSI
15 10 (8.93%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) Power BI
1 9 (8.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (16.07%) Retail
2 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.25%) German Language
4 6 (5.36%) Finance
5 5 (4.46%) Dutch Language
5 5 (4.46%) French Language
6 4 (3.57%) Advertising
6 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.68%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.89%) Banking
8 1 (0.89%) Legal
8 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (41.96%) Network Engineer
2 19 (16.96%) Cisco Engineer
2 19 (16.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 17 (15.18%) NOC Engineer
4 13 (11.61%) Analyst
4 13 (11.61%) IP Engineer
5 12 (10.71%) Architect
5 12 (10.71%) IP Network Engineer
6 11 (9.82%) Junior
6 11 (9.82%) Junior Cisco Engineer
6 11 (9.82%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (9.82%) Junior Network Engineer
7 10 (8.93%) Cisco Analyst
7 10 (8.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (8.04%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 9 (8.04%) LAN/WAN Analyst
8 9 (8.04%) Network Analyst
8 9 (8.04%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (7.14%) IP Architect
9 8 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.79%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.89%) NHS
4 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.75%) Windows
2 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (11.61%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.82%) Linux
6 8 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 8 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.46%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.68%) Android
9 2 (1.79%) CentOS
9 2 (1.79%) SUSE
10 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.82%) Proactive Monitoring
2 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (8.04%) ITIL
2 9 (8.04%) Load Balancing
2 9 (8.04%) Network Design
2 9 (8.04%) Network Management
3 7 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 7 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (5.36%) Business Continuity Management
4 6 (5.36%) Converged Infrastructure
4 6 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (5.36%) Storage Management
5 5 (4.46%) Network Architecture
6 4 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (3.57%) Project Management
6 4 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (3.57%) Security Patching
6 4 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.68%) Change Management
7 3 (2.68%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.36%) VBScript
3 3 (2.68%) Perl
3 3 (2.68%) Python
4 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (30.36%) CCNP
3 32 (28.57%) CCNA
4 8 (7.14%) CCIE
4 8 (7.14%) JNCIE
5 6 (5.36%) JNCIP
6 5 (4.46%) Degree
7 3 (2.68%) CCENT
8 2 (1.79%) CCDP
9 1 (0.89%) CCSE
9 1 (0.89%) CISSP
9 1 (0.89%) IISP
9 1 (0.89%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.89%) MCSE
9 1 (0.89%) MCTS
9 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.79%) QA
5 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.82%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 6 (5.36%) XenDesktop
4 5 (4.46%) pfSense
5 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.89%) vSphere
6 1 (0.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 7 (6.25%) SCCM
2 7 (6.25%) SCOM
2 7 (6.25%) vCenter Server
3 5 (4.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (4.46%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.68%) Nagios
4 3 (2.68%) WSUS
5 2 (1.79%) Cacti
5 2 (1.79%) RANCID
6 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.89%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.89%) Puppet
6 1 (0.89%) QRadar
6 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 93 (83.04%) Cisco
2 31 (27.68%) Juniper
3 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (17.86%) F5
5 15 (13.39%) CheckPoint
6 12 (10.71%) VMware
7 10 (8.93%) SolarWinds
8 8 (7.14%) Dell
9 7 (6.25%) Citrix
9 7 (6.25%) Riverbed
10 6 (5.36%) Avaya
10 6 (5.36%) EMC
10 6 (5.36%) Ericsson
10 6 (5.36%) Extreme Networks
10 6 (5.36%) Nortel
10 6 (5.36%) Veeam
11 5 (4.46%) Brocade
11 5 (4.46%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.46%) Meraki
11 5 (4.46%) Nimble Storage