Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 66 82
Rank change year-on-year -15 +16 -1
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 10 28 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.12% 2.74% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.61% 15.22% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 10
Watford median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +8.47%
Hertfordshire median annual salary £67,500 £56,250 £48,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +17.19% +12.94%

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 Watford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 217 184 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 24.30% 17.99% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 168 132 173
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £24,175 £25,000 £31,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,375 £61,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% -1.11%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Watford

MPLS
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Watford

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Watford over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 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 Watford region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 10 (100.00%) VPN
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) VLAN
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (60.00%) LAN
5 6 (60.00%) WAN
5 6 (60.00%) Linux
5 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (60.00%) VMware
5 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (50.00%) Office 365
6 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (50.00%) Coaching
6 5 (50.00%) Skype
6 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (50.00%) Retail
6 5 (50.00%) WSUS
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (50.00%) PaaS
6 5 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
6 5 (50.00%) ISDN
6 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (50.00%) DNA
6 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (50.00%) ITIL

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
1 5 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) VPN
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) VLAN
4 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 6 (60.00%) WAN
5 5 (50.00%) DHCP
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) ISDN
5 5 (50.00%) PBX
5 5 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (50.00%) Skype
5 5 (50.00%) VoIP
6 3 (30.00%) BGP
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (30.00%) Frame Relay
6 3 (30.00%) HSRP
6 3 (30.00%) OSPF
6 3 (30.00%) PPP
6 3 (30.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (50.00%) Games
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Production
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Coaching
1 5 (50.00%) DNA
1 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) BCP
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 5 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (10.00%) Sybase
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam