The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 70 74 87
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.16% 1.25% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 5.68% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 3
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.16% -2.00%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 96 176 206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 15.51% 22.03% 21.78%
Number of salaries quoted 92 161 133
Median salary £42,000 £47,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.58% +8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

MPLS
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Southampton

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Southampton region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) CCNP
3 10 (83.33%) CCNA
3 10 (83.33%) VoIP
4 8 (66.67%) CCIE
5 7 (58.33%) WAN
5 7 (58.33%) LAN
6 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (50.00%) BGP
6 6 (50.00%) IP Telephony
6 6 (50.00%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
7 5 (41.67%) IPsec
8 4 (33.33%) Juniper
8 4 (33.33%) VLAN
8 4 (33.33%) Statistics
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (33.33%) L2TP
8 4 (33.33%) RTP
8 4 (33.33%) VPN
8 4 (33.33%) PPP
8 4 (33.33%) Windows
8 4 (33.33%) Linux
8 4 (33.33%) Junos
8 4 (33.33%) OSPF
8 4 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
9 3 (25.00%) Network Design

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) VoIP
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) BGP
3 6 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) IPsec
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (33.33%) Junos
5 4 (33.33%) L2TP
5 4 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) PPP
5 4 (33.33%) RTP
5 4 (33.33%) VLAN
5 4 (33.33%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) HSRP
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) VoIP Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior VoIP Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Statistics
2 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) CCNP
3 10 (83.33%) CCNA
4 8 (66.67%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) F5