Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 206 252
Rank change year-on-year +38 +46 -96
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 85 66 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.25% 0.91% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.47% 6.57% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 67 65 82
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,450 £27,450 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £52,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -16.67% +6.67%

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 898 1,005 1,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.19% 13.91% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 769 844 1,094
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,200 £21,250 £23,125
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,875 £55,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.74% -8.75% -

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

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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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 +37 75 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Bradford -9 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Wakefield -10 2 £35,000 -6.67%
Brighouse - 1 £39,000 -
Knottingley - 1 - -
MPLS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 65 (76.47%) Cisco
2 58 (68.24%) WAN
2 58 (68.24%) Firewall
3 48 (56.47%) LAN
4 42 (49.41%) VoIP
5 41 (48.24%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (38.82%) BGP
7 32 (37.65%) CCNP
8 30 (35.29%) OSPF
9 29 (34.12%) CCNA
9 29 (34.12%) ITIL
9 29 (34.12%) VMware
10 28 (32.94%) Microsoft
11 25 (29.41%) Active Directory
11 25 (29.41%) F5
12 24 (28.24%) TCP/IP
12 24 (28.24%) VPN
13 23 (27.06%) Data Centre
14 22 (25.88%) VLAN
15 20 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (23.53%) Wireless
15 20 (23.53%) Windows
16 19 (22.35%) Network Security
17 18 (21.18%) Linux
17 18 (21.18%) DNS
18 16 (18.82%) Windows Server
19 15 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
19 15 (17.65%) Network Architecture
19 15 (17.65%) WLAN
19 15 (17.65%) 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 13 (15.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.35%) CMS
6 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Office 365
2 7 (8.24%) IaaS
3 4 (4.71%) PaaS
3 4 (4.71%) SaaS
4 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 58 (68.24%) Firewall
1 58 (68.24%) WAN
2 48 (56.47%) LAN
3 42 (49.41%) VoIP
4 33 (38.82%) BGP
5 30 (35.29%) OSPF
6 24 (28.24%) TCP/IP
6 24 (28.24%) VPN
7 22 (25.88%) VLAN
8 20 (23.53%) Wireless
9 19 (22.35%) Network Security
10 18 (21.18%) DNS
11 15 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (17.65%) WLAN
12 12 (14.12%) EIGRP
13 11 (12.94%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
15 9 (10.59%) DHCP
16 8 (9.41%) DSL
16 8 (9.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Retail
2 10 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.71%) Marketing
3 4 (4.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.18%) Advertising
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (25.88%) Architect
2 20 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 17 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 13 (15.29%) Senior Architect
5 12 (14.12%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (14.12%) Senior Network Architect
6 8 (9.41%) IT Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Network Design Architect
7 7 (8.24%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Team Leader
8 6 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Consultant
8 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Network Operations Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Telephony Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) CSS
1 1 (1.18%) Middleware
1 1 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.06%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.94%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.24%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.06%) PKI
5 3 (3.53%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.53%) Replication
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Windows
2 18 (21.18%) Linux
3 16 (18.82%) Windows Server
4 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.59%) Windows 7
6 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.71%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.12%) ITIL
2 15 (17.65%) Network Architecture
3 13 (15.29%) High Availability
3 13 (15.29%) Load Balancing
3 13 (15.29%) Network Design
4 11 (12.94%) Network Management
4 11 (12.94%) Project Management
5 8 (9.41%) Patch Management
6 7 (8.24%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (8.24%) Information Security
6 7 (8.24%) Migration
6 7 (8.24%) Presales
7 6 (7.06%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (7.06%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.06%) Security Operations
8 5 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.88%) SIEM
8 5 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.24%) C
2 1 (1.18%) Python
2 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (48.24%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (37.65%) CCNP
3 29 (34.12%) CCNA
4 12 (14.12%) CCIP
5 11 (12.94%) CCSP
6 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (8.24%) CCIE
8 6 (7.06%) CCDA
8 6 (7.06%) CISA
8 6 (7.06%) CISM
8 6 (7.06%) CISSP
8 6 (7.06%) MCSE
8 6 (7.06%) SANS
9 4 (4.71%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (4.71%) GIAC
9 4 (4.71%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (2.35%) CEH
11 2 (2.35%) EMCIE
11 2 (2.35%) EMCTA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.24%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.06%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (7.06%) ISO 31000
4 4 (4.71%) SLA
5 3 (3.53%) ISO 9001
6 2 (2.35%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 25 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 20 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.06%) vSphere
4 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.88%) OpenSIPS
5 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.35%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) WSUS
2 3 (3.53%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.53%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.18%) Ansible
4 1 (1.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 65 (76.47%) Cisco
2 29 (34.12%) VMware
3 28 (32.94%) Microsoft
4 25 (29.41%) F5
5 15 (17.65%) Avaya
6 13 (15.29%) Juniper
7 9 (10.59%) HP
8 7 (8.24%) CheckPoint
9 6 (7.06%) Brocade
10 5 (5.88%) Aruba
11 4 (4.71%) Citrix
12 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.35%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.35%) Hitachi
13 2 (2.35%) Mitel
13 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
13 2 (2.35%) Veeam
14 1 (1.18%) Extreme Networks
14 1 (1.18%) Meraki
14 1 (1.18%) Samsung