The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 332 324 252
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -72
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 909 999 1245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.85% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.88% 4.90% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 745 814 1009
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%

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
18612 20378 20337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 17.30% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15172 16298 16504
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 July 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 864 £47,500 -5.00% 103
London -15 332 £47,500 -9.52% 25
South East +20 267 £50,000 +11.11% 28
Berkshire +17 124 £55,000 +15.78% 7
South West +40 69 £37,500 -16.66% 15
City of London -32 68 £47,500 -9.52% 12
West Midlands +8 60 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Reading -12 56 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire -56 55 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Hampshire +1 48 £53,500 +7.00% 4
Surrey +41 44 £50,000 +122.22% 8
East of England -12 41 £50,000 -13.04% 3
North West +8 40 £40,000 -20.00% 11
Birmingham +5 40 £47,500 +5.55% 3
West Yorkshire -56 36 £50,000 - 6
Leeds -57 34 £50,000 - 6
Hertfordshire 0 28 £45,000 -21.73% 3
Manchester +4 26 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Scotland +20 25 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire +19 21 £37,500 - 2
Wiltshire 0 20 £39,500 -24.40% 7
Glasgow +13 19 £52,500 +10.52%
Bracknell +14 14 £47,000 +42.42% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 14 £55,000 +15.78% 4
Dorset +17 13 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Bournemouth +10 13 £35,000 - 1
Watford +2 13 £37,500 -33.62% 2
West Sussex -5 12 £54,250 +44.66%
Bristol -7 12 £47,500 -17.39% 2
Fareham +36 11 £65,000 +30.00%

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1738 (75.17%) Cisco
2 1287 (55.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1205 (52.12%) Firewall
4 1121 (48.49%) WAN
5 1108 (47.92%) BGP
6 897 (38.80%) VPN
7 896 (38.75%) CCNP
7 896 (38.75%) OSPF
8 893 (38.62%) LAN
9 743 (32.14%) Juniper
10 646 (27.94%) Data Centre
11 575 (24.87%) F5
12 573 (24.78%) CCNA
13 551 (23.83%) Telecoms
14 504 (21.80%) VMware
14 504 (21.80%) Cisco ASA
15 486 (21.02%) TCP/IP
16 467 (20.20%) ITIL
16 467 (20.20%) Windows
17 458 (19.81%) CheckPoint
18 437 (18.90%) EIGRP
19 426 (18.43%) VoIP
20 420 (18.17%) DNS
21 378 (16.35%) Cisco Nexus
22 376 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
23 364 (15.74%) CCIE
24 358 (15.48%) Ethernet
25 355 (15.35%) Wireless
26 353 (15.27%) VLAN
27 344 (14.88%) Linux

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 176 (7.61%) MS Exchange
2 108 (4.67%) Lync
3 87 (3.76%) IIS
4 57 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 26 (1.12%) SharePoint
7 25 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (0.87%) Apache
9 15 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.35%) CMS
14 6 (0.26%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.17%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.087%) CloudStack
16 2 (0.087%) WorkSite
Applications
1 171 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 125 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 106 (4.58%) MS Office
4 14 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.39%) MS Project
6 2 (0.087%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 8 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.087%) Line 50
5 2 (0.087%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.043%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (3.24%) IaaS
2 40 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
3 27 (1.17%) SaaS
4 24 (1.04%) Office 365
5 21 (0.91%) PaaS
6 19 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.13%) GitHub
10 2 (0.087%) Yammer
10 2 (0.087%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1205 (52.12%) Firewall
2 1121 (48.49%) WAN
3 1108 (47.92%) BGP
4 897 (38.80%) VPN
5 896 (38.75%) OSPF
6 893 (38.62%) LAN
7 504 (21.80%) Cisco ASA
8 486 (21.02%) TCP/IP
9 437 (18.90%) EIGRP
10 426 (18.43%) VoIP
11 420 (18.17%) DNS
12 378 (16.35%) Cisco Nexus
13 358 (15.48%) Ethernet
14 355 (15.35%) Wireless
15 353 (15.27%) VLAN
16 314 (13.58%) IPsec
17 300 (12.98%) Network Security
18 270 (11.68%) Cisco IOS
19 248 (10.73%) VPLS
20 207 (8.95%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.12%) MySQL
3 14 (0.61%) DB2
4 13 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 13 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 12 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 10 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.39%) Riak
7 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.13%) Big Data
8 3 (0.13%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.087%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.087%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.087%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.087%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.087%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.087%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (0.52%) Toad
2 9 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.13%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.13%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.087%) JIRA
4 2 (0.087%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.043%) GCC
General
1 551 (23.83%) Telecoms
2 249 (10.77%) Finance
3 77 (3.33%) Marketing
4 76 (3.29%) Retail
5 53 (2.29%) Legal
6 44 (1.90%) Law
7 42 (1.82%) Banking
7 42 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.17%) Advertising
9 26 (1.12%) Back Office
10 18 (0.78%) Games
11 13 (0.56%) Electronics
11 13 (0.56%) French Language
12 10 (0.43%) German Language
13 9 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.30%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.26%) Japanese Language
16 5 (0.22%) Billing
17 3 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
17 3 (0.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 948 (41.00%) Network Engineer
2 278 (12.02%) Senior Network Engineer
3 217 (9.39%) Consultant
4 188 (8.13%) Architect
5 153 (6.62%) Analyst
6 149 (6.44%) Support Engineer
7 108 (4.67%) Network Analyst
8 97 (4.20%) Network Consultant
8 97 (4.20%) Network Architect
9 93 (4.02%) Cisco Engineer
10 79 (3.42%) Senior Consultant
11 74 (3.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 73 (3.16%) Network Support
12 73 (3.16%) Security Engineer
13 67 (2.90%) Design Engineer
14 63 (2.72%) Team Leader
15 62 (2.68%) Network Security Engineer
16 61 (2.64%) Technical Consultant
17 57 (2.47%) Network Manager
18 56 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.43%) XMPP
2 24 (1.04%) CSS
3 22 (0.95%) Web Services
4 14 (0.61%) VXML
5 13 (0.56%) XML
6 12 (0.52%) SOAP
6 12 (0.52%) .NET
6 12 (0.52%) JMS
6 12 (0.52%) WSDL
6 12 (0.52%) JAXB
7 10 (0.43%) ISPF
8 6 (0.26%) COM
9 5 (0.22%) RESTful
9 5 (0.22%) OLE
10 3 (0.13%) J2EE
11 2 (0.087%) FIX Protocol
12 1 (0.043%) FreeSWITCH
12 1 (0.043%) Flash
12 1 (0.043%) RSS
12 1 (0.043%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 646 (27.94%) Data Centre
2 144 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 74 (3.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 52 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
6 47 (2.03%) Computer Science
7 29 (1.25%) Blackberry
8 25 (1.08%) Statistics
9 21 (0.91%) BYOD
10 20 (0.87%) iSeries
10 20 (0.87%) Fat Client
10 20 (0.87%) Thin Client
11 19 (0.82%) PKI
12 15 (0.65%) Clustering
13 14 (0.61%) Smartphone
14 11 (0.48%) DTV
15 10 (0.43%) EqualLogic
15 10 (0.43%) Digital Media
15 10 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
16 8 (0.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 467 (20.20%) Windows
2 344 (14.88%) Linux
3 184 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 134 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 113 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 109 (4.71%) UNIX
7 67 (2.90%) Windows 7
8 46 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (1.25%) Solaris
10 20 (0.87%) CentOS
11 16 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 14 (0.61%) VMS
14 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.22%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.13%) Debian
18 2 (0.087%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (20.20%) ITIL
2 340 (14.71%) Network Design
3 279 (12.07%) Load Balancing
4 238 (10.29%) Service Delivery
5 168 (7.27%) Network Management
6 159 (6.88%) Project Management
7 135 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 130 (5.62%) Network Monitoring
9 109 (4.71%) Migration
10 96 (4.15%) Mentoring
11 92 (3.98%) Service Management
12 91 (3.94%) Incident Management
13 77 (3.33%) Network Architecture
13 77 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
14 76 (3.29%) Business Development
15 72 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
16 71 (3.07%) Kalman Filter
17 66 (2.85%) Continuous Improvement
17 66 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
18 63 (2.72%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 140 (6.06%) SQL
2 48 (2.08%) Perl
3 43 (1.86%) Python
4 40 (1.73%) C
5 24 (1.04%) PowerShell
6 17 (0.74%) PHP
6 17 (0.74%) Java
7 13 (0.56%) PL/SQL
8 10 (0.43%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.35%) VB
10 6 (0.26%) VBScript
10 6 (0.26%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.22%) Tcl
12 3 (0.13%) R
13 2 (0.087%) Erlang
14 1 (0.043%) Ruby
14 1 (0.043%) Korn
14 1 (0.043%) C#
14 1 (0.043%) C++
Qualifications
1 1287 (55.67%) Cisco Certification
2 896 (38.75%) CCNP
3 573 (24.78%) CCNA
4 364 (15.74%) CCIE
5 181 (7.83%) Degree
6 122 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 120 (5.19%) CCDP
8 96 (4.15%) MCSE
9 94 (4.07%) Security Cleared
10 90 (3.89%) CCSA
11 85 (3.68%) CCIP
12 83 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
13 78 (3.37%) SC Cleared
14 66 (2.85%) CCDA
15 64 (2.77%) JNCIP
16 62 (2.68%) CCSE
17 58 (2.51%) JNCIA
18 55 (2.38%) CCSP
19 38 (1.64%) JNCIE
20 37 (1.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (8.78%) SLA
2 62 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (2.03%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.91%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.56%) COBIT
6 6 (0.26%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.087%) QA
9 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 376 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 192 (8.30%) Active Directory
3 78 (3.37%) vSphere
4 73 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 72 (3.11%) XenApp
6 60 (2.60%) VMware ESX
7 35 (1.51%) Terminal Server
8 26 (1.12%) Terminal Services
9 23 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (0.95%) KVM
11 16 (0.69%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.52%) Firmware
13 9 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.30%) Xen
15 6 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
16 5 (0.22%) ISA Server
17 4 (0.17%) NLBS
17 4 (0.17%) UAG
18 3 (0.13%) VirtualBox
18 3 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 54 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 50 (2.16%) OpenView
2 50 (2.16%) Cacti
3 42 (1.82%) SCCM
4 40 (1.73%) Nagios
5 33 (1.43%) FortiGate
6 31 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
7 29 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
8 27 (1.17%) WSUS
9 26 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
10 19 (0.82%) Backup Exec
11 18 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
11 18 (0.78%) MOM
12 11 (0.48%) OPNET
12 11 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
13 10 (0.43%) Netcool
14 9 (0.39%) HP NNM
14 9 (0.39%) SCOM
15 5 (0.22%) vMotion
15 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1738 (75.17%) Cisco
2 743 (32.14%) Juniper
3 575 (24.87%) F5
4 504 (21.80%) VMware
5 458 (19.81%) CheckPoint
6 335 (14.49%) Microsoft
7 251 (10.86%) HP
8 206 (8.91%) Citrix
9 181 (7.83%) Riverbed
10 116 (5.02%) SolarWinds
11 104 (4.50%) Avaya
12 81 (3.50%) Fortinet
13 54 (2.34%) Oracle
14 52 (2.25%) Red Hat
15 48 (2.08%) Dell
15 48 (2.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 48 (2.08%) Huawei
16 47 (2.03%) Nokia
17 44 (1.90%) NetApp
18 41 (1.77%) SonicWALL
County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus approx 20%
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + on-call, + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Senseworks
Salary: £50k-£60k + Comm. £90k OTE
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Michael Page Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connected IT
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits inc bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Other
Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago