The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 83 74
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 9 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.27% 0.27% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.74% 2.22% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 5
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -34.61%  
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 Oxford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 103 90 147
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 14.49% 12.08% 18.47%
Number of salaries quoted 280 148 540
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -3.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £58,300 £62,375
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Oxford

MPLS
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in Oxford.

Salary trend for MPLS in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxford region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 13 (100.00%) WAN
1 13 (100.00%) VPN
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
2 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) OSPF
3 7 (53.85%) BGP
3 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
3 7 (53.85%) VRRP
3 7 (53.85%) IPsec
3 7 (53.85%) VoIP
3 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
3 7 (53.85%) High Availability
3 7 (53.85%) HSRP
4 6 (46.15%) FortiGate
4 6 (46.15%) Meraki
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
4 6 (46.15%) CCNP
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (46.15%) Business Continuity
4 6 (46.15%) Wireless
5 5 (38.46%) Juniper
6 4 (30.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
7 2 (15.38%) Web Filtering
7 2 (15.38%) Service Design
7 2 (15.38%) PMO

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) VPN
1 13 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) LAN
3 7 (53.85%) BGP
3 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
3 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
3 7 (53.85%) HSRP
3 7 (53.85%) IPsec
3 7 (53.85%) OSPF
3 7 (53.85%) VoIP
3 7 (53.85%) VRRP
4 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (46.15%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (15.38%) Network Security
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Network Manager
3 2 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) High Availability
2 6 (46.15%) Business Continuity
3 4 (30.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Network Management
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Design
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 2 (15.38%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
1 2 (15.38%) C++
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNP
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PMO
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) FortiGate
2 2 (15.38%) Nagios
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) Meraki
4 5 (38.46%) Juniper
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds