The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 134 136
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 2 22 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.085% 0.76% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 6.30% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 22
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -8.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -4.25% -3.09%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 252 349 396
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 10.73% 12.00% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 168 193 247
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,309 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.59%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Scotland

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Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Scotland

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Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Edinburgh -3 2 £55,000 +59.42%
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 22 (95.65%) LAN
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (78.26%) Spanning Tree
3 15 (65.22%) BGP
3 15 (65.22%) WAN
4 14 (60.87%) OSPF
5 11 (47.83%) EIGRP
5 11 (47.83%) ITIL
6 10 (43.48%) Ethernet
6 10 (43.48%) VLAN
6 10 (43.48%) Data Centre
7 9 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
7 9 (39.13%) VPN
7 9 (39.13%) VoIP
7 9 (39.13%) Nokia
7 9 (39.13%) CCNP
8 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
8 8 (34.78%) Firewall
8 8 (34.78%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (34.78%) Wireless
8 8 (34.78%) IPsec
8 8 (34.78%) FortiGate
8 8 (34.78%) Network Security
9 7 (30.43%) Time Management
9 7 (30.43%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (30.43%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (30.43%) Aruba
9 7 (30.43%) ITIL V3

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) LAN
2 18 (78.26%) Spanning Tree
3 15 (65.22%) BGP
3 15 (65.22%) WAN
4 14 (60.87%) OSPF
5 11 (47.83%) EIGRP
6 10 (43.48%) Ethernet
6 10 (43.48%) VLAN
7 9 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (39.13%) VoIP
7 9 (39.13%) VPN
8 8 (34.78%) Firewall
8 8 (34.78%) IPsec
8 8 (34.78%) Network Security
8 8 (34.78%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (34.78%) Wireless
9 7 (30.43%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (30.43%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (8.70%) Multicast
General
1 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Data Network Engineer
3 9 (39.13%) Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) Data Engineer
3 9 (39.13%) Network Analyst
4 8 (34.78%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (34.78%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Network Support
6 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Data Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Support
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) SAX
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL V3
2 7 (30.43%) Time Management
3 6 (26.09%) Network Design
4 5 (21.74%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (8.70%) Network Management
5 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security
6 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (39.13%) CCNP
3 4 (17.39%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) CCDA
4 2 (8.70%) CCDP
5 1 (4.35%) CCENT
5 1 (4.35%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) Iperf
2 1 (4.35%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (4.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Nokia
3 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
4 7 (30.43%) Aruba
5 6 (26.09%) F5
6 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.70%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) jetNEXUS
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.35%) Progress
7 1 (4.35%) VMware