Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 283 236
Rank change year-on-year -7 -47 +38
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 50 54 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.50% 0.52% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.69% 3.01% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35 44 114
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -1.84%
10th Percentile £33,800 £27,725 £25,450
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,750 £56,250
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 South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,858 1,792 2,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.44% 17.37% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,496 1,466 1,838
South West median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,125 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the South West

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Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for MPLS in the South West

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Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the South West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the South West

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Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Bristol -31 18 £58,500 +19.39% 5
Dorset -10 13 £36,500 +23.73% 4
Wiltshire -1 11 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Gloucestershire +38 7 £65,000 +52.94% 1
Somerset -2 1 £40,000 +16.79%
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England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 43 (86.00%) VPN
2 33 (66.00%) Cisco
3 31 (62.00%) Firewall
4 28 (56.00%) VLAN
5 26 (52.00%) Windows
6 21 (42.00%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (40.00%) OSPF
8 19 (38.00%) Juniper
9 18 (36.00%) BGP
9 18 (36.00%) IPsec
10 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
11 16 (32.00%) WAN
12 15 (30.00%) VoIP
12 15 (30.00%) ITIL
12 15 (30.00%) VMware
12 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (28.00%) CCNA
14 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
14 13 (26.00%) LAN
14 13 (26.00%) Degree
15 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (24.00%) IP Telephony
15 12 (24.00%) PPP
15 12 (24.00%) L2TP
15 12 (24.00%) Service Management
16 11 (22.00%) Wireless
16 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
17 10 (20.00%) Terminal Services
17 10 (20.00%) ISDN
17 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 43 (86.00%) VPN
2 31 (62.00%) Firewall
3 28 (56.00%) VLAN
4 20 (40.00%) OSPF
5 18 (36.00%) BGP
5 18 (36.00%) IPsec
6 16 (32.00%) WAN
7 15 (30.00%) VoIP
8 13 (26.00%) LAN
9 12 (24.00%) IP Telephony
9 12 (24.00%) L2TP
9 12 (24.00%) PPP
10 11 (22.00%) Wireless
11 10 (20.00%) ISDN
11 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (16.00%) DHCP
12 8 (16.00%) DNS
12 8 (16.00%) Ethernet
13 7 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (14.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
General
1 6 (12.00%) Games
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (28.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 10 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (20.00%) IT Support
3 10 (20.00%) IT Support Specialist
3 10 (20.00%) Support Specialist
4 7 (14.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Security Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
5 5 (10.00%) Security Specialist
6 4 (8.00%) Design Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Network Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) Change Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Network Support
8 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (20.00%) User Experience
2 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.00%) Life Science
4 2 (4.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) CentOS
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) ITIL
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.00%) Service Management
3 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
4 10 (20.00%) CRM
5 8 (16.00%) Network Management
6 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
7 5 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (10.00%) SIEM
8 4 (8.00%) Change Management
8 4 (8.00%) Project Management
9 3 (6.00%) Change Control
9 3 (6.00%) Line Management
9 3 (6.00%) Presales
10 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
10 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
10 2 (4.00%) ITIL V3
10 2 (4.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (28.00%) CCNA
3 13 (26.00%) Degree
4 9 (18.00%) CCNP
5 5 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) CCIE
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (8.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.00%) Cacti
4 1 (2.00%) Nagios
4 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (66.00%) Cisco
2 19 (38.00%) Juniper
3 15 (30.00%) VMware
4 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
5 10 (20.00%) Google
5 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (12.00%) F5
7 5 (10.00%) Dell
7 5 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (8.00%) Blue Coat
8 4 (8.00%) HP
8 4 (8.00%) IBM
8 4 (8.00%) IronPort
9 2 (4.00%) Meraki
9 2 (4.00%) Mitel