The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 185 211 166
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -45
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 139 118 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.25% 0.97% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.49% 6.38% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 120 105 165
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £66,200 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
MPLS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1855 1850 2432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.71% 15.19% 19.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1614 1632 2171
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MPLS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the City of London region.

MPLS Salary Trend in the City of London

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in the City of London

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 237 (81.16%) Cisco
2 211 (72.26%) BGP
3 163 (55.82%) Cisco Certification
4 150 (51.37%) Firewall
5 136 (46.58%) WAN
6 132 (45.21%) OSPF
7 130 (44.52%) CCNP
8 113 (38.70%) VPN
9 101 (34.59%) VPLS
10 100 (34.25%) Telecoms
11 99 (33.90%) EIGRP
12 90 (30.82%) Juniper
13 88 (30.14%) LAN
14 76 (26.03%) Wireless
15 73 (25.00%) VLAN
16 70 (23.97%) VoIP
17 66 (22.60%) CheckPoint
18 65 (22.26%) TCP/IP
19 60 (20.55%) DNS
20 55 (18.84%) HSRP
21 54 (18.49%) Linux
22 53 (18.15%) DHCP
23 50 (17.12%) Finance
24 47 (16.10%) Multicast
25 46 (15.75%) Network Security
26 45 (15.41%) Cisco IOS
26 45 (15.41%) Cisco ASA
27 44 (15.07%) Aruba
28 43 (14.73%) F5
29 42 (14.38%) Cisco Nexus

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (6.85%) Lync
2 15 (5.14%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.03%) SAS
5 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 211 (72.26%) BGP
2 150 (51.37%) Firewall
3 136 (46.58%) WAN
4 132 (45.21%) OSPF
5 113 (38.70%) VPN
6 101 (34.59%) VPLS
7 99 (33.90%) EIGRP
8 88 (30.14%) LAN
9 76 (26.03%) Wireless
10 73 (25.00%) VLAN
11 70 (23.97%) VoIP
12 65 (22.26%) TCP/IP
13 60 (20.55%) DNS
14 55 (18.84%) HSRP
15 53 (18.15%) DHCP
16 47 (16.10%) Multicast
17 46 (15.75%) Network Security
18 45 (15.41%) Cisco IOS
18 45 (15.41%) Cisco ASA
19 42 (14.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.03%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 100 (34.25%) Telecoms
2 50 (17.12%) Finance
3 15 (5.14%) Banking
4 9 (3.08%) Law
5 7 (2.40%) Back Office
6 6 (2.05%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.71%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.37%) Legal
8 4 (1.37%) Retail
8 4 (1.37%) Billing
9 3 (1.03%) Advertising
9 3 (1.03%) Publishing
9 3 (1.03%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 161 (55.14%) Network Engineer
2 49 (16.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 32 (10.96%) IP Engineer
4 27 (9.25%) Analyst
5 24 (8.22%) Security Engineer
6 22 (7.53%) Network Analyst
7 20 (6.85%) Network Security Engineer
8 19 (6.51%) Test Engineer
8 19 (6.51%) IP Network Engineer
9 17 (5.82%) Senior Security Engineer
10 14 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (4.79%) Support Engineer
11 13 (4.45%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (4.45%) Senior Network Analyst
11 13 (4.45%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 13 (4.45%) Lead Network Engineer
12 12 (4.11%) Architect
12 12 (4.11%) Network Support
12 12 (4.11%) Network Support Engineer
13 10 (3.42%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.37%) JSON
1 4 (1.37%) Web Services
1 4 (1.37%) XML
2 3 (1.03%) XMPP
3 1 (0.34%) Middleware
3 1 (0.34%) CSS
3 1 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.45%) SecurID
3 9 (3.08%) Performance Metrics
4 8 (2.74%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.40%) IVR
5 7 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.05%) Derivative
6 6 (2.05%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.71%) Statistics
8 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.03%) Equities
9 3 (1.03%) AVVID
9 3 (1.03%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.68%) Clustering
10 2 (0.68%) BBC
10 2 (0.68%) Replication
10 2 (0.68%) e-Health
11 1 (0.34%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.49%) Linux
2 38 (13.01%) Windows
3 19 (6.51%) UNIX
3 19 (6.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.40%) CentOS
7 6 (2.05%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.36%) ITIL
2 38 (13.01%) Network Design
3 32 (10.96%) Project Management
4 31 (10.62%) Load Balancing
5 27 (9.25%) Network Management
6 21 (7.19%) Test Automation
7 18 (6.16%) Network Architecture
8 14 (4.79%) Low Latency
9 13 (4.45%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (3.77%) Validation
10 11 (3.77%) Change Control
10 11 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (3.42%) Electronic Trading
12 8 (2.74%) Capacity Management
12 8 (2.74%) ITSM
12 8 (2.74%) Service Management
13 7 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (2.40%) CRM
13 7 (2.40%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.62%) Perl
2 18 (6.16%) PHP
3 17 (5.82%) Bash Shell
4 15 (5.14%) Python
5 11 (3.77%) Tcl
6 10 (3.42%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.74%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.40%) SQL
9 1 (0.34%) C
9 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 163 (55.82%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (44.52%) CCNP
3 38 (13.01%) CCIE
3 38 (13.01%) CCNA
4 23 (7.88%) CCIP
5 19 (6.51%) CCDP
6 16 (5.48%) CCSA
7 15 (5.14%) Degree
8 10 (3.42%) CCSE
9 9 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.74%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.40%) RHCE
12 6 (2.05%) CCDA
13 5 (1.71%) JNCIE
13 5 (1.71%) CCVP
14 4 (1.37%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.82%) SLA
2 6 (2.05%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) ISO 8583
4 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (9.93%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.11%) vSphere
4 11 (3.77%) DFS Replication
5 9 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.03%) XenApp
8 2 (0.68%) Snort
8 2 (0.68%) Firmware
8 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.34%) NFS
9 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.34%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (3.42%) Cacti
3 9 (3.08%) Nagios
3 9 (3.08%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (2.74%) SCOM
5 5 (1.71%) WSUS
6 4 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.37%) SCCM
7 3 (1.03%) OpenView
7 3 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.68%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.34%) HP NNM
9 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.34%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.34%) WMI
9 1 (0.34%) Puppet
9 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 237 (81.16%) Cisco
2 90 (30.82%) Juniper
3 66 (22.60%) CheckPoint
4 44 (15.07%) Aruba
5 43 (14.73%) F5
6 35 (11.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 34 (11.64%) SolarWinds
8 30 (10.27%) VMware
9 24 (8.22%) Microsoft
10 19 (6.51%) Avaya
10 19 (6.51%) HP
11 17 (5.82%) Riverbed
12 11 (3.77%) Nokia
12 11 (3.77%) Citrix
12 11 (3.77%) Fortinet
13 10 (3.42%) Brocade
14 8 (2.74%) Red Hat
15 7 (2.40%) Blue Coat
16 5 (1.71%) IronPort
16 5 (1.71%) ProCurve
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fixed term for 6 months
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c45-55k + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Salary is approx 50-65k base + bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great package and bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £5000 - £45000 per annum + Plus Car + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Exponential-e
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Energon Global
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus shift allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Exponential-e
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance/ Pension/ 20% Bonuns
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Bloomberg
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago