The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 121 110
Rank change year-on-year +27 -11  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 26 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.93% 0.73% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.04% 5.15% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 7
Median salary £52,500 £67,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +35.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £48,000 £39,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £73,875 £65,000
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 259 233 263
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 19.24% 14.11% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 657 447 763
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,150 £25,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Oxfordshire

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Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Oxfordshire

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Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Oxfordshire

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Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Oxford +13 9 £47,500 +11.76%
Abingdon - 2 £58,750 -
Kidlington - 2 £45,000 -
MPLS
South East

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 32 (76.19%) BGP
2 30 (71.43%) Juniper
3 28 (66.67%) OSPF
4 27 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (64.29%) WAN
4 27 (64.29%) VPN
5 26 (61.90%) Cisco
5 26 (61.90%) CCNP
6 22 (52.38%) LAN
7 19 (45.24%) CheckPoint
7 19 (45.24%) Firewall
8 17 (40.48%) Ethernet
9 14 (33.33%) CCIE
10 12 (28.57%) Nagios
10 12 (28.57%) Web Services
10 12 (28.57%) SCOM
10 12 (28.57%) SolarWinds
10 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (28.57%) Palo Alto
11 10 (23.81%) High Availability
11 10 (23.81%) Network Security
11 10 (23.81%) VoIP
12 9 (21.43%) MS Visio
12 9 (21.43%) EIGRP
12 9 (21.43%) VRRP
12 9 (21.43%) Wireless
12 9 (21.43%) IPsec
12 9 (21.43%) HSRP
12 9 (21.43%) Data Centre

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (76.19%) BGP
2 28 (66.67%) OSPF
3 27 (64.29%) VPN
3 27 (64.29%) WAN
4 22 (52.38%) LAN
5 19 (45.24%) Firewall
6 17 (40.48%) Ethernet
7 10 (23.81%) Network Security
7 10 (23.81%) VoIP
8 9 (21.43%) EIGRP
8 9 (21.43%) HSRP
8 9 (21.43%) IPsec
8 9 (21.43%) VRRP
8 9 (21.43%) Wireless
9 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (14.29%) VLAN
11 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
12 4 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 14 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) Network Manager
4 2 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Engineering Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Network Engineering Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Head of Projects
5 1 (2.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Services Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) High Availability
2 7 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 5 (11.90%) Network Management
3 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 4 (9.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL
6 2 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.76%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.76%) Service Design
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
6 2 (4.76%) Web Filtering
7 1 (2.38%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 1 (2.38%) Network Design
7 1 (2.38%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C
1 2 (4.76%) C++
1 2 (4.76%) Java
1 2 (4.76%) Perl
1 2 (4.76%) Python
1 2 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (61.90%) CCNP
3 14 (33.33%) CCIE
4 8 (19.05%) CCDA
5 5 (11.90%) CCIE Service Provider
5 5 (11.90%) Degree
6 3 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.76%) APMP
8 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) Nagios
1 12 (28.57%) SCOM
2 7 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (71.43%) Juniper
2 26 (61.90%) Cisco
3 19 (45.24%) CheckPoint
4 12 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 12 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 7 (16.67%) Meraki
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.14%) Avaya
7 3 (7.14%) VMware
8 2 (4.76%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.76%) HP
8 2 (4.76%) Polycom
8 2 (4.76%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.38%) Mitel
9 1 (2.38%) Sophos