The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 167 205
Rank change year-on-year +11 +38  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 75 83 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.40% 1.28% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.49% 8.43% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 68 74 61
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.62% -1.50%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 715 985 1215
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 13.37% 15.14% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 623 825 947
Median salary £38,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.17% +1.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

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Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Yorkshire

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Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Yorkshire

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Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +48 51 £37,500 -25.00% 2
North Yorkshire -13 18 £53,750 +26.47% 2
South Yorkshire +6 4 £49,000 +3.15%
East Yorkshire -5 4 £26,500 -
MPLS
England

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 103 (97.17%) Cisco
2 65 (61.32%) Firewall
3 59 (55.66%) WAN
4 54 (50.94%) BGP
5 45 (42.45%) OSPF
6 43 (40.57%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (36.79%) CCNP
8 38 (35.85%) Microsoft
9 37 (34.91%) Active Directory
10 36 (33.96%) VMware
11 34 (32.08%) VPN
11 34 (32.08%) LAN
12 33 (31.13%) Juniper
13 32 (30.19%) Windows
14 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (23.58%) ITIL
15 25 (23.58%) Windows Server
16 24 (22.64%) Linux
16 24 (22.64%) Telecoms
16 24 (22.64%) FortiGate
17 23 (21.70%) F5
17 23 (21.70%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (21.70%) MS Exchange
17 23 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (19.81%) Avaya
18 21 (19.81%) VLAN
19 19 (17.92%) Data Centre
19 19 (17.92%) Citrix
20 18 (16.98%) HP
20 18 (16.98%) VoIP

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 23 (21.70%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.77%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.83%) IIS
5 3 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.94%) Confluence
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Office
2 6 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Office 365
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 65 (61.32%) Firewall
2 59 (55.66%) WAN
3 54 (50.94%) BGP
4 45 (42.45%) OSPF
5 34 (32.08%) LAN
5 34 (32.08%) VPN
6 21 (19.81%) VLAN
7 18 (16.98%) VoIP
8 16 (15.09%) Asterisk PBX
8 16 (15.09%) Internet
9 12 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (11.32%) IPsec
10 11 (10.38%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (9.43%) SSL
11 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
12 9 (8.49%) SAN
13 8 (7.55%) DNS
13 8 (7.55%) NetScaler
14 7 (6.60%) ADSL
15 6 (5.66%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.94%) MySQL
1 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.94%) Riak
1 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) JIRA
General
1 24 (22.64%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (0.94%) Back Office
4 1 (0.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 53 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 43 (40.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 37 (34.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (13.21%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (10.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 11 (10.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (9.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (9.43%) Juniper Engineer
7 10 (9.43%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Architect
8 7 (6.60%) Designer
8 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Support
8 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) HP Storage Specialist
9 6 (5.66%) Network Designer
9 6 (5.66%) Project Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Storage Specialist
10 5 (4.72%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.72%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.83%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.89%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.94%) IVR
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (30.19%) Windows
2 25 (23.58%) Windows Server
3 24 (22.64%) Linux
4 23 (21.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.77%) Unix
7 3 (2.83%) Solaris
7 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) ITIL
2 16 (15.09%) ITIL V3
3 15 (14.15%) Fault Analysis
3 15 (14.15%) Network Design
3 15 (14.15%) Problem Management
4 9 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (4.72%) High Availability
5 5 (4.72%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.72%) Migration
5 5 (4.72%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (3.77%) Presales
7 3 (2.83%) Budget Control
7 3 (2.83%) Converged Infrastructure
7 3 (2.83%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.83%) Mentoring
8 2 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.89%) Network Architecture
8 2 (1.89%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (1.89%) Software Licensing
8 2 (1.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.72%) PHP
3 3 (2.83%) SQL
4 2 (1.89%) Perl
4 2 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (40.57%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (36.79%) CCNP
3 13 (12.26%) CCIE
4 10 (9.43%) CCNA
5 7 (6.60%) CCIP
6 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.77%) JNCIE
7 4 (3.77%) JNCIP
7 4 (3.77%) MCSE
8 3 (2.83%) CCDA
8 3 (2.83%) CCSP
8 3 (2.83%) MCITP
8 3 (2.83%) VCAP
8 3 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.89%) Degree
9 2 (1.89%) ISEB
9 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.89%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) PCI DSS
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (34.91%) Active Directory
2 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.09%) OpenSIPS
4 10 (9.43%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.55%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.77%) XenApp
7 3 (2.83%) vSphere
8 2 (1.89%) Firmware
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.94%) vCloud
9 1 (0.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (22.64%) FortiGate
2 15 (14.15%) SCCM
2 15 (14.15%) SCOM
3 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 103 (97.17%) Cisco
2 38 (35.85%) Microsoft
3 36 (33.96%) VMware
4 33 (31.13%) Juniper
5 23 (21.70%) F5
6 21 (19.81%) Avaya
7 19 (17.92%) Citrix
8 18 (16.98%) HP
9 12 (11.32%) Brocade
10 10 (9.43%) 3PAR
11 9 (8.49%) Palo Alto
12 8 (7.55%) CheckPoint
13 6 (5.66%) Dell
13 6 (5.66%) SonicWALL
14 5 (4.72%) NetApp
14 5 (4.72%) Oracle
14 5 (4.72%) WatchGuard
15 4 (3.77%) EMC
15 4 (3.77%) Fortinet
15 4 (3.77%) Red Hat
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