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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 324 312 256
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -56
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 954 1048 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.90% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.18% 5.05% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 810 874 959
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 £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 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%

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
18434 20743 19898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.86% 17.73% 18.32%
Number of salaries quoted 15176 16547 15963
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 3 August 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 August 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 -27 911 £47,500 -5.00% 113
London -18 380 £47,500 -9.52% 36
South East +45 268 £50,000 +11.11% 26
Berkshire +42 117 £60,000 +20.00% 8
City of London -45 70 £50,000 -9.09% 9
West Midlands -9 62 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Yorkshire -60 59 £45,000 -7.69% 12
Reading -1 50 £57,500 +3.60% 3
Surrey +43 49 £50,000 +33.33% 5
South West +16 49 £37,500 -21.05% 10
North West +15 48 £40,000 -13.51% 8
Hampshire +10 44 £50,000 - 6
Birmingham -14 42 £47,500 +5.55% 2
East of England -10 40 £52,500 -5.40% 9
West Yorkshire -71 34 £50,000 - 2
Leeds -68 31 £50,000 - 2
Manchester +9 30 £47,250 +5.00% 3
Hertfordshire -15 24 £50,000 -12.28% 4
North Yorkshire +18 22 £45,000 +18.42% 2
Gloucestershire +15 21 £35,500 +22.41% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 19 £55,000 +18.91% 4
Scotland +8 17 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Harrogate - 17 £45,000 - 1
Glasgow - 15 £46,500 - 4
Cheshire +18 11 £35,000 -12.50%
East Midlands +3 11 £35,000 -14.63% 3
Watford -17 11 £45,000 -20.35%
Bracknell +20 10 £48,500 +7.77%
West Sussex -5 10 £58,500 +72.05%
Basingstoke +13 9 £45,000 +13.92% 2

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1659 (75.72%) Cisco
2 1253 (57.19%) Cisco Certification
3 1139 (51.99%) Firewall
4 1085 (49.52%) BGP
5 1072 (48.93%) WAN
6 907 (41.40%) OSPF
7 894 (40.80%) LAN
8 890 (40.62%) VPN
9 857 (39.11%) CCNP
10 714 (32.59%) Juniper
11 594 (27.11%) Data Centre
12 561 (25.60%) F5
13 556 (25.38%) CCNA
14 534 (24.37%) Telecoms
15 515 (23.51%) TCP/IP
16 498 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
17 482 (22.00%) VMware
18 474 (21.63%) ITIL
19 438 (19.99%) CheckPoint
20 430 (19.63%) EIGRP
21 429 (19.58%) Windows
22 425 (19.40%) VoIP
23 424 (19.35%) DNS
24 355 (16.20%) Cisco Nexus
25 352 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
26 348 (15.88%) CCIE
27 347 (15.84%) VLAN
28 345 (15.75%) Linux
29 322 (14.70%) Microsoft
30 319 (14.56%) Network Design

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 157 (7.17%) MS Exchange
2 81 (3.70%) Lync
3 71 (3.24%) IIS
4 56 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 26 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (1.14%) SharePoint
8 14 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (0.55%) Apache
11 10 (0.46%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.32%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.27%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.18%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
16 3 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 163 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 138 (6.30%) MS Visio
3 99 (4.52%) MS Office
4 11 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.41%) MS Project
6 2 (0.091%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.23%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.091%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.65%) IaaS
2 34 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (1.19%) Office 365
4 25 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (1.10%) SaaS
6 19 (0.87%) PaaS
7 11 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.091%) Yammer
10 2 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.046%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1139 (51.99%) Firewall
2 1085 (49.52%) BGP
3 1072 (48.93%) WAN
4 907 (41.40%) OSPF
5 894 (40.80%) LAN
6 890 (40.62%) VPN
7 515 (23.51%) TCP/IP
8 498 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
9 430 (19.63%) EIGRP
10 425 (19.40%) VoIP
11 424 (19.35%) DNS
12 355 (16.20%) Cisco Nexus
13 347 (15.84%) VLAN
14 317 (14.47%) Wireless
15 312 (14.24%) Ethernet
16 302 (13.78%) IPsec
17 269 (12.28%) Cisco IOS
17 269 (12.28%) Network Security
18 229 (10.45%) HSRP
19 223 (10.18%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.28%) MySQL
3 12 (0.55%) DB2
3 12 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.55%) NoSQL
4 11 (0.50%) Riak
4 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.091%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.091%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.091%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.046%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.046%) Big Data
9 1 (0.046%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.046%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.046%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.32%) Toad
3 2 (0.091%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.091%) JIRA
4 1 (0.046%) GCC
General
1 534 (24.37%) Telecoms
2 233 (10.63%) Finance
3 80 (3.65%) Retail
4 52 (2.37%) Legal
5 49 (2.24%) Marketing
6 38 (1.73%) Law
7 37 (1.69%) Banking
8 34 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.28%) Games
10 22 (1.00%) Advertising
10 22 (1.00%) Back Office
11 18 (0.82%) French Language
12 16 (0.73%) German Language
13 12 (0.55%) Japanese Language
14 8 (0.37%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
16 5 (0.23%) Billing
16 5 (0.23%) Electronics
17 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 922 (42.08%) Network Engineer
2 278 (12.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 197 (8.99%) Consultant
4 178 (8.12%) Architect
5 157 (7.17%) Analyst
6 125 (5.71%) Network Analyst
7 124 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 91 (4.15%) Network Architect
9 90 (4.11%) Network Consultant
10 79 (3.61%) Cisco Engineer
11 76 (3.47%) Senior Consultant
12 69 (3.15%) Network Support
13 68 (3.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 66 (3.01%) Security Engineer
15 65 (2.97%) Technical Consultant
16 64 (2.92%) Design Engineer
17 59 (2.69%) Network Manager
18 58 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 58 (2.65%) Network Security Engineer
19 53 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (2.42%) 802.1X
2 24 (1.10%) XMPP
3 20 (0.91%) CSS
4 18 (0.82%) Web Services
5 10 (0.46%) ISPF
5 10 (0.46%) VXML
6 8 (0.37%) XML
7 7 (0.32%) SOAP
7 7 (0.32%) .NET
7 7 (0.32%) JMS
7 7 (0.32%) WSDL
7 7 (0.32%) JAXB
8 5 (0.23%) OLE
8 5 (0.23%) COM
9 4 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.14%) RESTful
10 3 (0.14%) J2EE
11 1 (0.046%) Flash
11 1 (0.046%) RSS
11 1 (0.046%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 594 (27.11%) Data Centre
2 133 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 53 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 53 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
5 38 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 25 (1.14%) Statistics
7 24 (1.10%) Blackberry
8 20 (0.91%) BYOD
9 19 (0.87%) iSeries
10 16 (0.73%) PKI
11 15 (0.68%) Clustering
12 14 (0.64%) Smartphone
13 12 (0.55%) Thin Client
13 12 (0.55%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.46%) EqualLogic
15 9 (0.41%) User Experience
16 8 (0.37%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.37%) Online Games
17 7 (0.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 429 (19.58%) Windows
2 345 (15.75%) Linux
3 164 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 127 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 123 (5.61%) UNIX
6 107 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (2.33%) Windows 7
8 49 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (1.51%) Solaris
10 18 (0.82%) Windows XP
11 17 (0.78%) CentOS
12 15 (0.68%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.55%) VMS
14 7 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.23%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.18%) AIX
17 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (21.63%) ITIL
2 319 (14.56%) Network Design
3 252 (11.50%) Load Balancing
4 229 (10.45%) Service Delivery
5 161 (7.35%) Network Management
6 152 (6.94%) Project Management
7 127 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 127 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
8 104 (4.75%) Migration
9 96 (4.38%) Incident Management
10 92 (4.20%) Mentoring
11 91 (4.15%) Service Management
12 88 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
13 77 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
14 70 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
15 66 (3.01%) Business Development
16 65 (2.97%) Problem Management
16 65 (2.97%) Change Management
17 64 (2.92%) Network Architecture
18 63 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 130 (5.93%) SQL
2 54 (2.46%) Perl
3 44 (2.01%) Python
4 40 (1.83%) C
5 21 (0.96%) PowerShell
6 16 (0.73%) PHP
7 11 (0.50%) Java
8 10 (0.46%) VB
8 10 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.41%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.32%) Tcl
10 7 (0.32%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.23%) VBScript
12 2 (0.091%) R
13 1 (0.046%) Ruby
13 1 (0.046%) Korn
13 1 (0.046%) C#
13 1 (0.046%) C++
Qualifications
1 1253 (57.19%) Cisco Certification
2 857 (39.11%) CCNP
3 556 (25.38%) CCNA
4 348 (15.88%) CCIE
5 168 (7.67%) Degree
6 113 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 107 (4.88%) CCDP
8 94 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
9 91 (4.15%) CCIP
10 86 (3.93%) MCSE
11 81 (3.70%) Security Cleared
12 68 (3.10%) CCSA
13 65 (2.97%) SC Cleared
14 64 (2.92%) JNCIP
15 58 (2.65%) JNCIA
16 55 (2.51%) CCSP
16 55 (2.51%) CCDA
17 44 (2.01%) CCSE
18 36 (1.64%) JNCIE
19 33 (1.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (8.81%) SLA
2 50 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.64%) COBIT
6 7 (0.32%) PMBOK
7 6 (0.27%) QA
8 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 352 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 186 (8.49%) Active Directory
3 71 (3.24%) Hyper-V
4 65 (2.97%) XenApp
5 63 (2.88%) vSphere
6 61 (2.78%) VMware ESX
7 28 (1.28%) Terminal Server
8 20 (0.91%) Terminal Services
8 20 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (0.91%) KVM
9 18 (0.82%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.41%) Firmware
12 8 (0.37%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.27%) Xen
14 5 (0.23%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.23%) Snort
14 5 (0.23%) FreeRADIUS
14 5 (0.23%) iptables
15 4 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 50 (2.28%) Cisco CUCM
2 45 (2.05%) FortiGate
3 41 (1.87%) Cacti
4 40 (1.83%) SCCM
5 38 (1.73%) OpenView
6 28 (1.28%) Nagios
7 27 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
7 27 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
7 27 (1.23%) WSUS
8 21 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
9 19 (0.87%) Backup Exec
10 15 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
11 14 (0.64%) MOM
12 12 (0.55%) Netcool
12 12 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
13 10 (0.46%) HP NNM
14 8 (0.37%) SCOM
15 7 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
15 7 (0.32%) Puppet
16 5 (0.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1659 (75.72%) Cisco
2 714 (32.59%) Juniper
3 561 (25.60%) F5
4 482 (22.00%) VMware
5 438 (19.99%) CheckPoint
6 322 (14.70%) Microsoft
7 225 (10.27%) HP
8 184 (8.40%) Riverbed
9 173 (7.90%) Citrix
10 111 (5.07%) SolarWinds
11 101 (4.61%) Avaya
12 86 (3.93%) Fortinet
13 55 (2.51%) Red Hat
14 54 (2.46%) Oracle
15 49 (2.24%) NetApp
16 45 (2.05%) Brocade
17 42 (1.92%) Dell
18 40 (1.83%) Mitel
19 39 (1.78%) BT
19 39 (1.78%) ProCurve
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
JM
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary Up to £55,000 basic + £12% Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Double OTE
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Salary: Fantastic Salary Offered + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Sussex
24/7 Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Salary and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Imperative People
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Candidate Source
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus, + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + + bonus, Contributory Pension, Private Health et
Posted: 4 days ago