Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 235 270
Rank change year-on-year +83 +35 -164
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 108 42 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.58% 0.55% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.69% 3.53% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 109 38 48
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.23% +6.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £31,250 £35,400
90th Percentile £61,250 £45,375 £65,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1115 1190 1488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 16.34% 15.48% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 947 994 1214
West Yorkshire median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% -6.25%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in West Yorkshire

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Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for MPLS in West Yorkshire

MPLS
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in West Yorkshire

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Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Leeds +71 82 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Wakefield +9 14 £35,000 -16.67%
Bradford +10 9 £42,500 +6.25%
Knottingley - 1 - -
Batley - 1 £57,500 -
MPLS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 95 (87.96%) Cisco
2 77 (71.30%) Firewall
3 67 (62.04%) WAN
4 64 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (51.85%) BGP
6 54 (50.00%) LAN
7 52 (48.15%) OSPF
8 51 (47.22%) CCNP
9 47 (43.52%) VoIP
10 42 (38.89%) VMware
11 40 (37.04%) CCNA
12 37 (34.26%) Microsoft
13 35 (32.41%) VPN
13 35 (32.41%) VLAN
13 35 (32.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (30.56%) Active Directory
15 32 (29.63%) ITIL
15 32 (29.63%) Windows
16 31 (28.70%) Cisco ASA
17 29 (26.85%) F5
17 29 (26.85%) Data Centre
18 28 (25.93%) Windows Server
18 28 (25.93%) TCP/IP
18 28 (25.93%) Juniper
19 26 (24.07%) Linux
20 25 (23.15%) DNS
21 24 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
22 22 (20.37%) SAN
22 22 (20.37%) MS Exchange
23 21 (19.44%) Avaya

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 22 (20.37%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.56%) CMS
4 5 (4.63%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.93%) IIS
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.04%) Office 365
2 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 77 (71.30%) Firewall
2 67 (62.04%) WAN
3 56 (51.85%) BGP
4 54 (50.00%) LAN
5 52 (48.15%) OSPF
6 47 (43.52%) VoIP
7 35 (32.41%) VLAN
7 35 (32.41%) VPN
8 31 (28.70%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (25.93%) TCP/IP
10 25 (23.15%) DNS
11 24 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
12 22 (20.37%) SAN
13 21 (19.44%) EIGRP
14 20 (18.52%) DHCP
14 20 (18.52%) IPsec
15 19 (17.59%) WLAN
16 18 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
17 17 (15.74%) Network Security
18 15 (13.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) MySQL
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.93%) Riak
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (12.04%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.41%) Retail
3 6 (5.56%) Finance
4 4 (3.70%) Marketing
4 4 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 24 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (15.74%) Architect
4 15 (13.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (13.89%) Team Leader
5 12 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 11 (10.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (10.19%) Consultant
6 11 (10.19%) Network Architect
7 10 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (9.26%) Network Operations Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Operations Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Telephony Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) Analyst
8 9 (8.33%) IT Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) Network Consultant
9 8 (7.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 8 (7.41%) IT Support
9 8 (7.41%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) CSS
2 1 (0.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (26.85%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.04%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (9.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.85%) NHS
4 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.85%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.63%) Windows
2 28 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 26 (24.07%) Linux
4 17 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 6 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.78%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.85%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.85%) Unix
9 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.93%) CentOS
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.93%) Solaris
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.63%) ITIL
2 14 (12.96%) High Availability
2 14 (12.96%) Network Design
3 12 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 11 (10.19%) Load Balancing
4 11 (10.19%) Presales
5 9 (8.33%) Project Management
6 8 (7.41%) ITIL V3
7 6 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.56%) Migration
7 6 (5.56%) Network Management
7 6 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (3.70%) Coaching
9 3 (2.78%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.78%) Creative Thinking
9 3 (2.78%) Network Optimisation
9 3 (2.78%) Product Management
9 3 (2.78%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.70%) C
2 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) Python
3 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (47.22%) CCNP
3 40 (37.04%) CCNA
4 16 (14.81%) CCIP
5 13 (12.04%) CCIE
6 11 (10.19%) CCSP
6 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (9.26%) CCDA
8 7 (6.48%) MCSE
9 6 (5.56%) JNCIE
9 6 (5.56%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.85%) CCDP
11 2 (1.85%) CCNP Voice
11 2 (1.85%) EMCIE
11 2 (1.85%) EMCTA
11 2 (1.85%) MCSA
12 1 (0.93%) ISEB
12 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.85%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (32.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (30.56%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.41%) OpenSIPS
4 6 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.70%) vSphere
6 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.85%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.85%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) SCCM
2 3 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (2.78%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.85%) WSUS
4 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 95 (87.96%) Cisco
2 42 (38.89%) VMware
3 37 (34.26%) Microsoft
4 29 (26.85%) F5
5 28 (25.93%) Juniper
6 21 (19.44%) Avaya
7 14 (12.96%) Brocade
7 14 (12.96%) HP
8 10 (9.26%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.56%) Veeam
10 5 (4.63%) Citrix
11 4 (3.70%) EMC
11 4 (3.70%) NetApp
11 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.78%) Aruba
12 3 (2.78%) Civica
12 3 (2.78%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.85%) Dell
13 2 (1.85%) Mitel
13 2 (1.85%) Red Hat