Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 157 228
Rank change year-on-year -30 +71 +29
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 40 97 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.83% 1.46% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.45% 10.02% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 37 84 50
West Yorkshire median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25% -16.67%
10th Percentile £37,000 £26,400 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £53,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -16.67%

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 734 968 1,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 15.30% 14.58% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 631 840 892
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £58,300 £61,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -5.26%

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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

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Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -26 32 £46,948 +10.46% 12
Wakefield +1 5 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Bradford +24 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £42,500 -
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Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 25 (62.50%) WAN
3 24 (60.00%) BGP
4 21 (52.50%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (52.50%) VoIP
5 20 (50.00%) OSPF
5 20 (50.00%) Firewall
6 19 (47.50%) VPN
7 18 (45.00%) VLAN
7 18 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (40.00%) CCNP
8 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
9 14 (35.00%) CCNA
9 14 (35.00%) WLAN
9 14 (35.00%) LAN
10 13 (32.50%) Windows
10 13 (32.50%) IPsec
10 13 (32.50%) Data Centre
10 13 (32.50%) Windows Server
11 12 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 12 (30.00%) Internet
12 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
12 11 (27.50%) VMware
12 11 (27.50%) F5
13 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (25.00%) Network Security
13 10 (25.00%) VPLS
13 10 (25.00%) Retail
13 10 (25.00%) DNS

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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 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (12.50%) IIS
3 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.00%) Office 365
4 3 (7.50%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) WAN
2 24 (60.00%) BGP
3 21 (52.50%) VoIP
4 20 (50.00%) Firewall
4 20 (50.00%) OSPF
5 19 (47.50%) VPN
6 18 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (45.00%) VLAN
7 14 (35.00%) LAN
7 14 (35.00%) WLAN
8 13 (32.50%) IPsec
9 12 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (30.00%) Internet
10 10 (25.00%) DNS
10 10 (25.00%) EIGRP
10 10 (25.00%) Network Security
10 10 (25.00%) VPLS
11 8 (20.00%) HSRP
11 8 (20.00%) VRRP
12 7 (17.50%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (25.00%) Retail
2 6 (15.00%) Marketing
3 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.50%) Finance
4 3 (7.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Project Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Network Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Engineering Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Build Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Designer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Network Designer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) JSON
1 1 (2.50%) REST
1 1 (2.50%) SailPoint
1 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) NHS
3 4 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) EPoS
4 3 (7.50%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (7.50%) Replication
5 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
1 13 (32.50%) Windows Server
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) HPUX
4 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
1 7 (17.50%) Network Design
2 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (12.50%) Coaching
3 5 (12.50%) CRM
3 5 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
3 5 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (7.50%) Antivirus Management
5 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 3 (7.50%) High Availability
5 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (7.50%) Network Management
5 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (40.00%) CCNP
3 14 (35.00%) CCNA
4 6 (15.00%) MCSA
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.50%) CCIE
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (7.50%) VCP5
5 3 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.00%) CCSA
6 2 (5.00%) CCSE
6 2 (5.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Nagios
2 6 (15.00%) SCCM
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (12.50%) Packer
3 5 (12.50%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (7.50%) AirWatch
5 2 (5.00%) Cacti
5 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (5.00%) OpenNMS
5 2 (5.00%) SCOM
6 1 (2.50%) Ansible
6 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (27.50%) F5
3 11 (27.50%) VMware
4 9 (22.50%) Fortinet
5 7 (17.50%) Juniper
5 7 (17.50%) SolarWinds
6 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (12.50%) ScanSafe
7 5 (12.50%) Zscaler
8 3 (7.50%) Ericsson
8 3 (7.50%) Huawei
8 3 (7.50%) Veeam
9 2 (5.00%) ArcSight
9 2 (5.00%) Brocade
9 2 (5.00%) LogRhythm
9 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.00%) Splunk
10 1 (2.50%) AlienVault
10 1 (2.50%) BeyondTrust