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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 310 335 260
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -75
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1024 985 1181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.83% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.32% 4.87% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 800 763 990
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,650 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+15.60% +4.21%

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
19242 20223 20894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.81% 17.11% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15424 16194 16861
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
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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 +33 967 £50,000 +5.26% 106
South East +58 346 £52,500 +31.25% 43
London +7 328 £52,500 +5.00% 25
Berkshire +16 153 £55,000 +57.14% 14
City of London +21 98 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Reading -8 80 £57,500 +64.28% 5
South West +28 69 £39,250 -6.54% 7
Yorkshire -34 69 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Hampshire +13 63 £52,500 +32.91% 8
Surrey +60 53 £50,000 +122.22% 6
West Midlands +5 48 £37,500 -6.25% 11
East of England -1 40 £48,750 -15.21% 6
North West -4 37 £47,500 +2.15% 7
Leeds -30 36 £50,000 +2.56% 4
West Yorkshire -45 36 £50,000 +8.10% 5
Manchester -4 31 £47,500 +4.39% 5
East Midlands +26 29 £41,500 -9.78% 1
Scotland +20 24 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Wiltshire +10 23 £41,500 -3.48% 4
Birmingham -15 23 £45,500 +17.41% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 22 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Hertfordshire 0 21 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Gloucestershire - 21 £36,000 - 2
Fareham - 20 £65,000 - 1
Northamptonshire +17 19 £32,500 +1.56%
East Sussex +15 18 £50,000 -25.92% 1
South Yorkshire +14 17 £41,500 +0.60% 2
Bracknell +12 17 £48,500 +46.96% 1
North Yorkshire +20 16 £45,000 +28.57%
Northampton +14 16 £30,000 -6.25%

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1743 (75.52%) Cisco
2 1266 (54.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1226 (53.12%) Firewall
4 1130 (48.96%) WAN
5 1092 (47.31%) BGP
6 899 (38.95%) CCNP
7 881 (38.17%) VPN
8 870 (37.69%) OSPF
9 869 (37.65%) LAN
10 715 (30.98%) Juniper
11 665 (28.81%) Data Centre
12 555 (24.05%) CCNA
13 553 (23.96%) F5
14 525 (22.75%) Telecoms
15 521 (22.57%) VMware
16 511 (22.14%) Windows
17 499 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
18 482 (20.88%) ITIL
19 465 (20.15%) TCP/IP
20 456 (19.76%) EIGRP
21 442 (19.15%) VoIP
22 439 (19.02%) CheckPoint
23 394 (17.07%) DNS
24 385 (16.68%) Cisco Nexus
25 382 (16.55%) VMware Infrastructure
25 382 (16.55%) Wireless
26 370 (16.03%) Ethernet
27 369 (15.99%) VLAN
28 353 (15.29%) Linux
29 351 (15.21%) Network Design

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 186 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 123 (5.33%) Lync
3 105 (4.55%) IIS
4 48 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 31 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 22 (0.95%) Apache
7 22 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (0.74%) WebLogic
8 17 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.26%) CMS
14 2 (0.087%) Confluence
14 2 (0.087%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.043%) CloudStack
15 1 (0.043%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 198 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 104 (4.51%) MS Visio
3 99 (4.29%) MS Office
4 12 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.39%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.17%) MIS ActiveH
6 2 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.087%) Line 50
7 1 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.043%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 100 (4.33%) IaaS
2 45 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
3 42 (1.82%) SaaS
4 31 (1.34%) Office 365
5 25 (1.08%) PaaS
6 13 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.17%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.17%) GitHub
8 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.087%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1226 (53.12%) Firewall
2 1130 (48.96%) WAN
3 1092 (47.31%) BGP
4 881 (38.17%) VPN
5 870 (37.69%) OSPF
6 869 (37.65%) LAN
7 499 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
8 465 (20.15%) TCP/IP
9 456 (19.76%) EIGRP
10 442 (19.15%) VoIP
11 394 (17.07%) DNS
12 385 (16.68%) Cisco Nexus
13 382 (16.55%) Wireless
14 370 (16.03%) Ethernet
15 369 (15.99%) VLAN
16 323 (13.99%) Network Security
17 304 (13.17%) IPsec
18 255 (11.05%) Cisco IOS
19 253 (10.96%) VPLS
20 224 (9.71%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.17%) MySQL
3 19 (0.82%) DB2
4 16 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 16 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 12 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.30%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (0.26%) Riak
8 6 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.22%) Big Data
9 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.22%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.13%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.087%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.087%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.087%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.087%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (0.65%) Toad
2 9 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (0.22%) TestDirector
4 4 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.17%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.087%) JIRA
General
1 525 (22.75%) Telecoms
2 275 (11.92%) Finance
3 87 (3.77%) Marketing
4 75 (3.25%) Retail
5 47 (2.04%) Banking
6 43 (1.86%) Legal
7 38 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.56%) Law
9 32 (1.39%) Advertising
10 31 (1.34%) Back Office
11 14 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.56%) Games
13 11 (0.48%) Electronics
14 9 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.39%) French Language
15 5 (0.22%) German Language
16 4 (0.17%) Billing
16 4 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 933 (40.42%) Network Engineer
2 279 (12.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 210 (9.10%) Consultant
4 175 (7.58%) Architect
5 169 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 131 (5.68%) Analyst
7 95 (4.12%) Network Consultant
8 94 (4.07%) Cisco Engineer
9 90 (3.90%) Network Architect
10 83 (3.60%) Network Analyst
11 81 (3.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 70 (3.03%) Security Engineer
12 70 (3.03%) Team Leader
13 69 (2.99%) Network Support
14 63 (2.73%) Design Engineer
14 63 (2.73%) Senior Consultant
15 60 (2.60%) Technical Support
15 60 (2.60%) Network Team Leader
16 59 (2.56%) Technical Engineer
17 57 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.21%) XMPP
2 22 (0.95%) Web Services
3 21 (0.91%) SOAP
4 17 (0.74%) CSS
5 16 (0.69%) XML
6 15 (0.65%) JMS
6 15 (0.65%) WSDL
6 15 (0.65%) JAXB
7 14 (0.61%) .NET
8 13 (0.56%) VXML
9 10 (0.43%) ISPF
10 6 (0.26%) COM
11 5 (0.22%) RESTful
12 4 (0.17%) J2EE
12 4 (0.17%) OLE
13 2 (0.087%) X-Windows
14 1 (0.043%) RSS
14 1 (0.043%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 665 (28.81%) Data Centre
2 159 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 78 (3.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 57 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 54 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
7 32 (1.39%) Blackberry
8 24 (1.04%) BYOD
9 23 (1.00%) iSeries
9 23 (1.00%) Thin Client
9 23 (1.00%) Fat Client
10 20 (0.87%) Statistics
11 17 (0.74%) PKI
12 15 (0.65%) Smartphone
12 15 (0.65%) Clustering
13 13 (0.56%) Chip and PIN
13 13 (0.56%) Tandem
14 11 (0.48%) DTV
14 11 (0.48%) Replication
15 10 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 511 (22.14%) Windows
2 353 (15.29%) Linux
3 184 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 139 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 115 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 92 (3.99%) UNIX
7 79 (3.42%) Windows 7
8 38 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (1.43%) CentOS
10 29 (1.26%) Solaris
11 19 (0.82%) VMS
12 16 (0.69%) Windows XP
13 14 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.13%) Android
16 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.087%) Debian
17 2 (0.087%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (20.88%) ITIL
2 351 (15.21%) Network Design
3 284 (12.31%) Load Balancing
4 249 (10.79%) Service Delivery
5 204 (8.84%) Project Management
6 171 (7.41%) Network Management
7 142 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 142 (6.15%) Migration
8 129 (5.59%) Network Monitoring
9 111 (4.81%) Network Architecture
10 103 (4.46%) Mentoring
11 91 (3.94%) Service Management
12 88 (3.81%) Incident Management
13 79 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
14 78 (3.38%) Change Management
15 71 (3.08%) PRINCE2
16 68 (2.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 68 (2.95%) Business Development
17 67 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
18 63 (2.73%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (6.98%) SQL
2 44 (1.91%) Perl
3 38 (1.65%) Python
4 36 (1.56%) C
5 29 (1.26%) PowerShell
6 24 (1.04%) Java
7 23 (1.00%) PHP
8 16 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 8 (0.35%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.35%) Tcl
10 7 (0.30%) R
11 6 (0.26%) VBScript
11 6 (0.26%) VB
12 5 (0.22%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.13%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.087%) Erlang
15 1 (0.043%) Ruby
15 1 (0.043%) Korn
15 1 (0.043%) C#
15 1 (0.043%) C++
Qualifications
1 1266 (54.85%) Cisco Certification
2 899 (38.95%) CCNP
3 555 (24.05%) CCNA
4 348 (15.08%) CCIE
5 188 (8.15%) Degree
6 133 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 125 (5.42%) CCDP
8 106 (4.59%) MCSE
9 92 (3.99%) Security Cleared
10 84 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
11 82 (3.55%) CCSA
12 78 (3.38%) CCIP
13 75 (3.25%) SC Cleared
14 71 (3.08%) CCDA
15 67 (2.90%) CCSE
16 60 (2.60%) CCSP
17 54 (2.34%) JNCIP
18 49 (2.12%) JNCIA
19 45 (1.95%) CISSP
20 40 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (10.14%) SLA
2 74 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.91%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.43%) COBIT
6 4 (0.17%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.13%) QA
7 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 382 (16.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 192 (8.32%) Active Directory
3 105 (4.55%) vSphere
4 87 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 74 (3.21%) XenApp
6 55 (2.38%) VMware ESX
7 47 (2.04%) Terminal Server
8 38 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (1.21%) Terminal Services
10 22 (0.95%) KVM
11 16 (0.69%) Xen
12 14 (0.61%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.56%) Firmware
14 6 (0.26%) NLBS
14 6 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.26%) iptables
14 6 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
15 3 (0.13%) NFS
15 3 (0.13%) UAG
15 3 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 54 (2.34%) OpenView
1 54 (2.34%) Cacti
1 54 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 44 (1.91%) Nagios
3 40 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
4 38 (1.65%) SCCM
5 28 (1.21%) WSUS
6 27 (1.17%) CiscoWorks
7 24 (1.04%) FortiGate
8 19 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
9 17 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
9 17 (0.74%) MOM
10 16 (0.69%) SCOM
11 12 (0.52%) Backup Exec
11 12 (0.52%) HP NNM
11 12 (0.52%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.48%) OPNET
13 10 (0.43%) Cisco LMS
14 9 (0.39%) Netcool
15 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1743 (75.52%) Cisco
2 715 (30.98%) Juniper
3 553 (23.96%) F5
4 521 (22.57%) VMware
5 439 (19.02%) CheckPoint
6 349 (15.12%) Microsoft
7 266 (11.53%) HP
8 229 (9.92%) Citrix
9 156 (6.76%) Riverbed
10 137 (5.94%) SolarWinds
11 111 (4.81%) Avaya
12 84 (3.64%) Fortinet
13 62 (2.69%) Oracle
14 59 (2.56%) Red Hat
15 57 (2.47%) Dell
16 53 (2.30%) Nokia
16 53 (2.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 53 (2.30%) Huawei
17 40 (1.73%) SonicWALL
18 37 (1.60%) BT
Bracknell, Berkshire
Roc Search Limited
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
Stott & May
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum +Overtime +Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £46,000 per annum + UPTO 20% BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £31000 - £40000 per annum + Training + Bonus + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + Training +Bonus + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £51000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus +Training + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus 20% + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits + learning
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £75000 - £82000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £29500 per annum + 15% Shift Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday