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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 310 274 267
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -7
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 991 1151 1128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.00% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.47% 5.50% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 851 938 923
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -

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
18114 20946 18941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 18.11% 17.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15081 16567 15302
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -28 944 £50,000 - 91
London -42 400 £50,000 -4.76% 23
South East +26 269 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Berkshire +39 110 £60,000 +33.33% 8
City of London -50 68 £50,000 -13.04% 7
Surrey +37 58 £45,000 - 4
West Midlands +4 56 £46,500 +0.54% 17
South West +21 55 £37,500 -10.71% 7
North West +17 54 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Yorkshire -72 54 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Hampshire +29 42 £50,000 +26.58% 2
Reading +9 42 £55,000 -0.90% 7
East of England -33 40 £51,250 +2.50% 11
Birmingham 0 32 £47,500 - 5
Buckinghamshire -4 28 £60,000 +20.00% 2
West Yorkshire -98 28 £50,000 +11.11%
Manchester +14 27 £47,000 +13.25% 2
Hertfordshire -17 24 £48,000 +6.66% 7
Leeds -82 24 £50,000 +11.11%
North Yorkshire - 24 £45,000 - 2
Cheshire +12 19 £35,000 -13.04%
Harrogate - 18 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire -5 17 £27,000 -29.87% 2
Watford -5 15 £48,000 +6.66% 2
Wales -10 15 £47,500 -13.63% 3
South Wales -18 15 £47,500 -13.63% 2
East Midlands +13 14 £38,750 +33.62% 1
Reigate +30 13 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Wiltshire +11 13 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Scotland +6 13 £35,000 -12.50% 2

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1510 (76.42%) Cisco
2 1170 (59.21%) Cisco Certification
3 1039 (52.58%) Firewall
4 961 (48.63%) BGP
5 958 (48.48%) WAN
6 862 (43.62%) LAN
7 848 (42.91%) OSPF
8 838 (42.41%) VPN
9 786 (39.78%) CCNP
10 669 (33.86%) Juniper
11 542 (27.43%) CCNA
12 504 (25.51%) Data Centre
13 492 (24.90%) TCP/IP
14 487 (24.65%) Telecoms
15 480 (24.29%) F5
16 473 (23.94%) Cisco ASA
17 440 (22.27%) ITIL
18 427 (21.61%) DNS
19 425 (21.51%) VMware
20 405 (20.50%) CheckPoint
21 403 (20.39%) VoIP
22 391 (19.79%) Windows
23 371 (18.78%) EIGRP
24 322 (16.30%) Wireless
25 315 (15.94%) Microsoft
26 313 (15.84%) Linux
27 310 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
28 309 (15.64%) VLAN
29 307 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
30 298 (15.08%) CCIE

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 139 (7.03%) MS Exchange
2 57 (2.88%) IIS
3 53 (2.68%) Lync
4 48 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 21 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (0.56%) Apache
9 10 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.20%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 135 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 115 (5.82%) MS Visio
3 90 (4.55%) MS Office
4 11 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.46%) MS Project
6 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 21 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.10%) Line 50
5 2 (0.10%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.051%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.051%) Agresso
6 1 (0.051%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.18%) IaaS
2 38 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.11%) Office 365
6 19 (0.96%) SaaS
7 17 (0.86%) PaaS
8 10 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.46%) SoftLayer
10 8 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.10%) Yammer
12 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1039 (52.58%) Firewall
2 961 (48.63%) BGP
3 958 (48.48%) WAN
4 862 (43.62%) LAN
5 848 (42.91%) OSPF
6 838 (42.41%) VPN
7 492 (24.90%) TCP/IP
8 473 (23.94%) Cisco ASA
9 427 (21.61%) DNS
10 403 (20.39%) VoIP
11 371 (18.78%) EIGRP
12 322 (16.30%) Wireless
13 310 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
14 309 (15.64%) VLAN
15 294 (14.88%) IPsec
16 254 (12.85%) Cisco IOS
17 243 (12.30%) Ethernet
18 235 (11.89%) Network Security
19 221 (11.18%) DHCP
20 218 (11.03%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.52%) MySQL
3 13 (0.66%) NoSQL
4 12 (0.61%) Riak
4 12 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.46%) DB2
6 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.10%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.051%) Informix
10 1 (0.051%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.051%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.051%) Sybase ASA
10 1 (0.051%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.051%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.25%) Yeoman
3 3 (0.15%) Toad
3 3 (0.15%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.10%) JIRA
5 1 (0.051%) GCC
General
1 487 (24.65%) Telecoms
2 228 (11.54%) Finance
3 73 (3.69%) Retail
4 57 (2.88%) Legal
5 45 (2.28%) Marketing
6 36 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 36 (1.82%) Banking
7 32 (1.62%) Law
8 30 (1.52%) Games
9 22 (1.11%) Advertising
10 20 (1.01%) Back Office
11 18 (0.91%) French Language
11 18 (0.91%) German Language
12 13 (0.66%) Japanese Language
13 10 (0.51%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.40%) Electronics
14 8 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
15 5 (0.25%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.25%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 836 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 247 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 185 (9.36%) Architect
4 151 (7.64%) Analyst
5 150 (7.59%) Consultant
6 123 (6.22%) Network Analyst
7 108 (5.47%) Support Engineer
8 99 (5.01%) Network Architect
9 80 (4.05%) Network Consultant
10 73 (3.69%) Network Support
11 67 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
12 59 (2.99%) Network Manager
13 57 (2.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 57 (2.88%) Senior Consultant
13 57 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
14 54 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 52 (2.63%) Project Manager
16 51 (2.58%) Security Engineer
17 49 (2.48%) Technical Engineer
18 48 (2.43%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (2.83%) 802.1X
2 18 (0.91%) CSS
3 17 (0.86%) XMPP
4 11 (0.56%) Web Services
5 6 (0.30%) ISPF
6 5 (0.25%) XML
6 5 (0.25%) VXML
7 4 (0.20%) OLE
7 4 (0.20%) COM
7 4 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.15%) JMS
8 3 (0.15%) WSDL
8 3 (0.15%) JAXB
8 3 (0.15%) SOAP
9 2 (0.10%) .NET
9 2 (0.10%) Middleware
9 2 (0.10%) RESTful
10 1 (0.051%) FreeSWITCH
10 1 (0.051%) Flash
10 1 (0.051%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 504 (25.51%) Data Centre
2 122 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 52 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 51 (2.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 50 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.16%) Statistics
8 17 (0.86%) BYOD
9 16 (0.81%) iSeries
10 15 (0.76%) Smartphone
10 15 (0.76%) Blackberry
11 12 (0.61%) PKI
11 12 (0.61%) Clustering
12 11 (0.56%) PMI
13 10 (0.51%) EqualLogic
13 10 (0.51%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.46%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.40%) User Experience
16 7 (0.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 391 (19.79%) Windows
2 313 (15.84%) Linux
3 142 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 117 (5.92%) UNIX
5 114 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (2.28%) Windows 7
9 29 (1.47%) Solaris
10 19 (0.96%) Windows 8
11 18 (0.91%) Windows XP
12 14 (0.71%) CentOS
13 9 (0.46%) VMS
14 6 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.25%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.20%) AIX
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.15%) Debian
18 2 (0.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (22.27%) ITIL
2 258 (13.06%) Network Design
3 247 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 187 (9.46%) Service Delivery
5 173 (8.76%) Network Management
6 144 (7.29%) Project Management
7 113 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 104 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
9 91 (4.61%) Capacity Planning
9 91 (4.61%) Incident Management
10 88 (4.45%) Root Cause Analysis
11 85 (4.30%) Mentoring
12 83 (4.20%) Service Management
13 82 (4.15%) Migration
14 71 (3.59%) Change Management
15 70 (3.54%) Kalman Filter
16 69 (3.49%) Problem Management
17 65 (3.29%) PRINCE2
18 61 (3.09%) Information Security
19 60 (3.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 103 (5.21%) SQL
2 60 (3.04%) Perl
3 47 (2.38%) Python
4 37 (1.87%) C
5 17 (0.86%) PHP
6 13 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 12 (0.61%) Java
8 10 (0.51%) Tcl
9 9 (0.46%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.30%) VB
12 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.10%) C#
13 2 (0.10%) C++
14 1 (0.051%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.051%) R
14 1 (0.051%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1170 (59.21%) Cisco Certification
2 786 (39.78%) CCNP
3 542 (27.43%) CCNA
4 298 (15.08%) CCIE
5 171 (8.65%) Degree
6 112 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 91 (4.61%) CCDP
7 91 (4.61%) ITIL Certification
7 91 (4.61%) Security Cleared
8 88 (4.45%) MCSE
9 86 (4.35%) CCIP
10 76 (3.85%) SC Cleared
11 67 (3.39%) JNCIP
11 67 (3.39%) JNCIA
12 60 (3.04%) CCSA
13 47 (2.38%) CCSP
14 39 (1.97%) CCDA
14 39 (1.97%) CCSE
15 37 (1.87%) JNCIS
15 37 (1.87%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (7.95%) SLA
2 47 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 47 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.61%) COBIT
3 12 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.40%) QA
5 7 (0.35%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.35%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 307 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 179 (9.06%) Active Directory
3 66 (3.34%) Hyper-V
4 61 (3.09%) VMware ESX
5 56 (2.83%) XenApp
6 46 (2.33%) vSphere
7 25 (1.27%) Terminal Server
8 18 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.86%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.76%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.61%) ISA Server
11 12 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.51%) XenServer
12 10 (0.51%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.46%) Docker
14 8 (0.40%) KVM
15 7 (0.35%) RHEV
15 7 (0.35%) Firmware
15 7 (0.35%) Xen
16 5 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 42 (2.13%) FortiGate
2 36 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 35 (1.77%) Cacti
4 32 (1.62%) SCCM
5 31 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
6 25 (1.27%) WSUS
7 23 (1.16%) OpenView
7 23 (1.16%) Nagios
8 21 (1.06%) Backup Exec
9 20 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
10 17 (0.86%) Netcool
11 15 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
12 11 (0.56%) HP NNM
13 10 (0.51%) MOM
14 9 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
15 8 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
15 8 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
16 6 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
16 6 (0.30%) SCOM
16 6 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1510 (76.42%) Cisco
2 669 (33.86%) Juniper
3 480 (24.29%) F5
4 425 (21.51%) VMware
5 405 (20.50%) CheckPoint
6 315 (15.94%) Microsoft
7 187 (9.46%) HP
8 141 (7.14%) Citrix
8 141 (7.14%) Riverbed
9 113 (5.72%) Avaya
10 107 (5.41%) SolarWinds
11 78 (3.95%) Fortinet
12 61 (3.09%) Red Hat
13 51 (2.58%) Oracle
14 50 (2.53%) NetApp
15 44 (2.23%) Brocade
16 37 (1.87%) Dell
17 34 (1.72%) Blue Coat
17 34 (1.72%) Mitel
18 33 (1.67%) BT
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
Skillbase Consulting
Salary: + Un capped Commission
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary Up to £55,000 basic + £12% Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£70,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £22800.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 4k on call
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS & PENSION
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 20% bonus,healthcare etc
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hollywood Bowl
Salary: £80,000 per annum with 30% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS & PENSION
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday