The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 282 321 280
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -41
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 979 1044 1264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.98% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.38% 5.92% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 777 849 1026
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £63,300
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+1.05% +6.74%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
15337 17646 20459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.11% 16.62% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12446 14570 16479
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MPLS
Salary Trend

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

MPLS Salary Trend in the UK

MPLS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 within the UK.

MPLS Salary Histogram in the UK

MPLS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +25 894 £50,000 +2.04% 79
London -7 356 £55,000 +10.00% 30
South East +86 333 £52,500 - 20
Hampshire +46 106 £50,000 - 10
Berkshire -10 84 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Surrey +49 66 £52,500 - 3
North West -10 50 £37,500 -7.12% 9
City of London +11 44 £56,250 +18.42% 9
West Midlands -18 44 £45,000 +9.75% 4
Reading +6 43 £57,500 +9.52%
Scotland +53 42 £41,500 -1.19% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 37 £67,500 +14.89% 3
East of England -6 31 £50,000 +2.04% 3
East Midlands +28 29 £45,000 -3.22% 3
Yorkshire +7 29 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Reigate +23 27 £52,500 -19.23%
Manchester -16 26 £35,000 -15.66% 8
South West -10 25 £47,750 +6.11% 5
Basingstoke -5 22 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Wales -2 21 £67,500 +35.00% 1
West Yorkshire +15 20 £40,000 - 4
South Wales +10 19 £67,500 +35.00%
Hertfordshire -1 19 £80,000 +68.42% 2
Cardiff +9 18 £67,500 +35.00%
High Wycombe +5 18 £67,500 -10.00% 1
West Sussex +33 17 £57,500 +12.19%
Edinburgh +26 17 £55,000 +57.14%
Leeds +16 17 £40,000 - 3
Kent +30 16 £42,500 -5.55%
Birmingham -3 16 £52,500 +16.66% 3

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 with a requirement for MPLS.

1 1546 (77.38%) Cisco
2 1103 (55.21%) Cisco Certification
3 1061 (53.10%) Firewall
4 968 (48.45%) BGP
5 954 (47.75%) WAN
6 871 (43.59%) CCNP
7 856 (42.84%) LAN
8 845 (42.29%) VPN
9 842 (42.14%) OSPF
10 608 (30.43%) Juniper
11 521 (26.08%) Telecoms
12 513 (25.68%) Data Centre
13 492 (24.62%) DNS
14 451 (22.57%) CCNA
15 423 (21.17%) CheckPoint
16 419 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
17 407 (20.37%) F5
17 407 (20.37%) TCP/IP
18 385 (19.27%) VoIP
19 363 (18.17%) Network Security
20 362 (18.12%) Wireless
21 361 (18.07%) Windows
22 357 (17.87%) DHCP
23 350 (17.52%) ITIL
24 341 (17.07%) VMware
25 340 (17.02%) EIGRP
26 333 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
27 324 (16.22%) Finance
28 323 (16.17%) Ethernet
29 319 (15.97%) VLAN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 107 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 74 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 59 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (2.60%) IIS
5 41 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 26 (1.30%) OpenStack
8 19 (0.95%) Apache
9 17 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.25%) JBoss
11 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.25%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.20%) CMS
13 3 (0.15%) SAS
13 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.050%) CloudStack
15 1 (0.050%) Confluence
15 1 (0.050%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 92 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.45%) MS Office
3 34 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.45%) MS Project
6 1 (0.050%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.050%) Line 50
2 1 (0.050%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.050%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.45%) Office 365
2 57 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.80%) IaaS
5 32 (1.60%) SaaS
6 24 (1.20%) PaaS
7 22 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
8 16 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.75%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.25%) Slack
11 2 (0.10%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.10%) G Suite
11 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1061 (53.10%) Firewall
2 968 (48.45%) BGP
3 954 (47.75%) WAN
4 856 (42.84%) LAN
5 845 (42.29%) VPN
6 842 (42.14%) OSPF
7 492 (24.62%) DNS
8 419 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
9 407 (20.37%) TCP/IP
10 385 (19.27%) VoIP
11 363 (18.17%) Network Security
12 362 (18.12%) Wireless
13 357 (17.87%) DHCP
14 340 (17.02%) EIGRP
15 333 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
16 323 (16.17%) Ethernet
17 319 (15.97%) VLAN
18 291 (14.56%) IPsec
19 223 (11.16%) Internet
20 208 (10.41%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.20%) MySQL
3 14 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.25%) MariaDB
5 5 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.15%) GIS
7 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.10%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.10%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.050%) Big Data
9 1 (0.050%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.050%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.050%) DB2
9 1 (0.050%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.050%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.050%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (0.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.25%) Subversion
4 3 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.050%) JIRA
General
1 521 (26.08%) Telecoms
2 324 (16.22%) Finance
3 107 (5.36%) Banking
4 80 (4.00%) Retail
5 61 (3.05%) Marketing
6 36 (1.80%) Law
7 32 (1.60%) Games
8 27 (1.35%) Back Office
8 27 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.35%) Legal
9 22 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.80%) French Language
12 14 (0.70%) Billing
13 12 (0.60%) Online Betting
14 10 (0.50%) Advertising
15 9 (0.45%) Italian Language
16 7 (0.35%) Military
16 7 (0.35%) Publishing
17 4 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 926 (46.35%) Network Engineer
2 240 (12.01%) Senior Network Engineer
3 209 (10.46%) Cisco Engineer
4 186 (9.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 183 (9.16%) Architect
6 152 (7.61%) Support Engineer
7 128 (6.41%) Consultant
7 128 (6.41%) Juniper Engineer
8 109 (5.46%) Network Support
9 101 (5.06%) Analyst
10 100 (5.01%) IP Engineer
11 99 (4.95%) Network Architect
12 96 (4.80%) Security Engineer
13 93 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 92 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
15 85 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 82 (4.10%) Network Analyst
16 82 (4.10%) Network Support Engineer
17 70 (3.50%) Network Consultant
18 65 (3.25%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (5.86%) 802.1X
2 13 (0.65%) Web Services
3 10 (0.50%) Middleware
3 10 (0.50%) SAX
4 8 (0.40%) .NET
5 5 (0.25%) Apache Flex
5 5 (0.25%) REST
5 5 (0.25%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (0.20%) LAMP
7 3 (0.15%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.15%) CSS
7 3 (0.15%) HTML
7 3 (0.15%) HTML5
7 3 (0.15%) SOAP
8 2 (0.10%) Ajax
8 2 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.10%) jQuery
8 2 (0.10%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 513 (25.68%) Data Centre
2 178 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 57 (2.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 56 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 49 (2.45%) Clustering
7 33 (1.65%) Driving Licence
8 30 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
9 27 (1.35%) Replication
10 25 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 23 (1.15%) PKI
12 21 (1.05%) Statistics
13 18 (0.90%) Hedge funds
14 17 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.85%) Mathematics
15 14 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.70%) IPTV
16 12 (0.60%) iPad
16 12 (0.60%) IVR
17 11 (0.55%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 361 (18.07%) Windows
2 302 (15.12%) Linux
3 213 (10.66%) Windows Server
4 135 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 130 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (5.31%) Unix
7 55 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 24 (1.20%) Debian
11 23 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 20 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.65%) CentOS
14 12 (0.60%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.45%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.35%) Solaris
17 4 (0.20%) Android
17 4 (0.20%) CatOS
18 3 (0.15%) AIX
19 1 (0.050%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (17.52%) ITIL
2 318 (15.92%) Network Design
3 193 (9.66%) Load Balancing
4 170 (8.51%) Network Management
5 157 (7.86%) Change Management
6 146 (7.31%) Presales
7 135 (6.76%) High Availability
8 109 (5.46%) Project Management
9 108 (5.41%) Problem Management
10 104 (5.21%) Service Delivery
11 97 (4.85%) Mentoring
12 92 (4.60%) Migration
13 88 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
14 81 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
15 66 (3.30%) Kalman Filter
15 66 (3.30%) Network Architecture
16 64 (3.20%) Penetration Testing
17 63 (3.15%) Business Continuity
17 63 (3.15%) Change Control
18 59 (2.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (4.10%) SQL
2 81 (4.05%) Python
3 59 (2.95%) C
4 50 (2.50%) Perl
5 39 (1.95%) PowerShell
6 33 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 16 (0.80%) Tcl
8 9 (0.45%) Lisp
8 9 (0.45%) PHP
9 8 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.20%) C#
10 4 (0.20%) Java
11 2 (0.10%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.050%) Korn
12 1 (0.050%) R
Qualifications
1 1103 (55.21%) Cisco Certification
2 871 (43.59%) CCNP
3 451 (22.57%) CCNA
4 308 (15.42%) CCIE
5 163 (8.16%) Degree
6 127 (6.36%) Security Cleared
7 111 (5.56%) JNCIP
8 108 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 97 (4.85%) JNCIA
10 87 (4.35%) SC Cleared
11 74 (3.70%) JNCIS
12 72 (3.60%) CCDP
13 69 (3.45%) MCSE
14 56 (2.80%) CCIP
15 41 (2.05%) CCSA
16 38 (1.90%) MCSA
16 38 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 36 (1.80%) MCITP
18 35 (1.75%) CCSE
18 35 (1.75%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (7.86%) SLA
2 71 (3.55%) PCI DSS
3 33 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.25%) QA
5 10 (0.50%) JSP 440
6 9 (0.45%) PMBOK
6 9 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.10%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.10%) ISO 14000
8 2 (0.10%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.050%) RMADS
System Software
1 272 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 209 (10.46%) Active Directory
3 88 (4.40%) Hyper-V
4 82 (4.10%) VMware ESX
5 66 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
6 36 (1.80%) Terminal Services
7 33 (1.65%) Firmware
8 30 (1.50%) XenApp
9 26 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 23 (1.15%) vSphere
11 21 (1.05%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.60%) OpenSIPS
12 12 (0.60%) Xen
13 11 (0.55%) KVM
13 11 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.40%) GlusterFS
14 8 (0.40%) XenServer
15 7 (0.35%) NFS
16 2 (0.10%) Shibboleth
16 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 53 (2.65%) FortiGate
2 50 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
3 48 (2.40%) Nagios
4 34 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 30 (1.50%) Cisco UCCE
6 28 (1.40%) SCCM
7 27 (1.35%) Cacti
7 27 (1.35%) SCOM
8 24 (1.20%) Ansible
9 23 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
10 22 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
11 21 (1.05%) Puppet
12 17 (0.85%) Backup Exec
13 14 (0.70%) OpenNMS
14 12 (0.60%) WSUS
15 9 (0.45%) HP NNM
15 9 (0.45%) Netcool
16 7 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
16 7 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
17 6 (0.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1546 (77.38%) Cisco
2 608 (30.43%) Juniper
3 423 (21.17%) CheckPoint
4 407 (20.37%) F5
5 341 (17.07%) VMware
6 230 (11.51%) Palo Alto
7 216 (10.81%) Microsoft
8 168 (8.41%) HP
9 142 (7.11%) Avaya
10 139 (6.96%) SolarWinds
11 96 (4.80%) Riverbed
12 90 (4.50%) Citrix
13 79 (3.95%) Mitel
14 74 (3.70%) Nokia
15 70 (3.50%) Fortinet
16 69 (3.45%) Huawei
17 55 (2.75%) Dell
18 52 (2.60%) Brocade
18 52 (2.60%) ProCurve
19 43 (2.15%) Meraki
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Great package
Posted: 8 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum plus on call, overtime, bonus and be
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £59500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65000 + package
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65000 + package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65000 + package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65000 + package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65000 + package
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000-80,000 + OTE 110,000 + Car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + on-call, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Car, On call & OT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 40000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Alton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bonus + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Full Corporate Bens Package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65k + package
Posted: 2 days ago