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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / South West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 176 176
Rank change year-on-year -36 0  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 21 79 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 1.37% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 6.82% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 17 73 56
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -1.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,400 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -4.04%  

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 the South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 812 1158 1101
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.68% 20.12% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 612 983 927
Median salary £36,000 £38,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 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
Bristol -6 11 £36,000 -4.00% 4
Wiltshire -4 5 £32,500 -18.75%
Devon - 5 £32,500 -
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 36 (90.00%) Cisco
2 32 (80.00%) VPN
3 28 (70.00%) WAN
4 23 (57.50%) TCP/IP
4 23 (57.50%) Firewall
5 17 (42.50%) VMware
6 15 (37.50%) IP Telephony
6 15 (37.50%) HTTP
6 15 (37.50%) HTTPS
6 15 (37.50%) SMTP
7 14 (35.00%) Windows
7 14 (35.00%) Finance
7 14 (35.00%) Network Architecture
7 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
8 13 (32.50%) SSH
8 13 (32.50%) LAN
8 13 (32.50%) Telnet
9 12 (30.00%) CCNP
9 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (27.50%) HP
10 11 (27.50%) OSPF
10 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
10 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
11 10 (25.00%) ITIL
11 10 (25.00%) BGP
11 10 (25.00%) Juniper
12 9 (22.50%) Network Management
13 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (20.00%) Avaya
13 8 (20.00%) VoIP

MPLS
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 6 (15.00%) Apache
1 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.50%) IBM Domino
2 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.00%) IIS
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (12.50%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (80.00%) VPN
2 28 (70.00%) WAN
3 23 (57.50%) Firewall
3 23 (57.50%) TCP/IP
4 15 (37.50%) HTTP
4 15 (37.50%) HTTPS
4 15 (37.50%) IP Telephony
4 15 (37.50%) SMTP
5 13 (32.50%) LAN
5 13 (32.50%) SSH
5 13 (32.50%) Telnet
6 11 (27.50%) OSPF
7 10 (25.00%) BGP
8 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (20.00%) Ethernet
8 8 (20.00%) VLAN
8 8 (20.00%) VoIP
9 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (15.00%) Network Security
9 6 (15.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (35.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) IT Manager
2 7 (17.50%) Network Specialist
3 6 (15.00%) Network Support
4 5 (12.50%) Systems Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Specialist
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Brocade Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Migration Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Support
7 2 (5.00%) IT Operations Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Operations Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) AS400
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) BYOD
4 1 (2.50%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) iPhone
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
1 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Network Architecture
2 10 (25.00%) ITIL
3 9 (22.50%) Network Management
4 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (15.00%) Migration
6 5 (12.50%) Contingency Planning
6 5 (12.50%) ERP
6 5 (12.50%) People Management
6 5 (12.50%) SDLC
7 3 (7.50%) Adaptive Security
7 3 (7.50%) High Availability
7 3 (7.50%) Line Management
7 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.00%) Communications Security
8 2 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (5.00%) Server Building
8 2 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) CCNP
1 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNA
3 4 (10.00%) CCIE
4 3 (7.50%) CCENT
4 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) JNCIP
5 2 (5.00%) MCITP
5 2 (5.00%) MCP
5 2 (5.00%) MCSE
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.50%) NFS
4 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) WSUS
2 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (5.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 36 (90.00%) Cisco
2 17 (42.50%) VMware
3 11 (27.50%) HP
3 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (25.00%) Juniper
5 8 (20.00%) Avaya
6 7 (17.50%) Dell
6 7 (17.50%) Riverbed
6 7 (17.50%) SonicWALL
6 7 (17.50%) Veeam
7 6 (15.00%) SolarWinds
8 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 5 (12.50%) Infor
8 5 (12.50%) Lotus
8 5 (12.50%) NETGEAR
8 5 (12.50%) Sophos
8 5 (12.50%) WatchGuard
9 4 (10.00%) Brocade
9 4 (10.00%) Intel Security
9 4 (10.00%) ProCurve
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