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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
Rank 279 291 292
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 914 1033 1117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.04% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.48% 6.22% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 735 839 921
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,250 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%

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
14112 16614 18967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.74% 16.80% 18.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11527 13797 15407
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 23 January 2017 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +10 867 £51,000 +2.00% 64
London +8 369 £55,000 +10.00% 25
South East +46 295 £52,500 - 14
Hampshire +43 95 £51,125 +2.25% 3
Berkshire -28 71 £55,000 -
City of London +5 63 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Surrey +48 55 £40,000 -25.58% 1
North West +19 50 £40,500 +0.30% 12
West Midlands -6 45 £47,500 +6.74% 2
Yorkshire -17 38 £40,000 -11.11% 6
East of England +14 37 £47,500 -3.06% 2
West Yorkshire +13 31 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Manchester -1 31 £38,750 -6.48% 9
Scotland +30 27 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Hertfordshire +25 27 £52,000 +9.47% 2
Reading -18 25 £55,000 +2.32%
Basingstoke 0 24 £48,625 +31.41% 1
Leeds +11 22 £33,750 -15.62% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 20 £45,000 +52.54% 4
South West -31 20 £42,750 +3.63% 1
East Midlands +11 19 £47,500 -2.56% 2
Birmingham +2 19 £55,000 +13.98% 2
Windsor - 17 £77,500 -
Watford +13 16 £27,250 -52.60%
Lancashire +2 15 £41,000 +54.71%
East Sussex - 15 £40,000 -
Herefordshire - 15 £45,000 -
Brighton - 15 £40,000 -
Reigate +29 14 £40,000 -41.81%
West Sussex +11 14 £57,500 +4.54%

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 1479 (77.88%) Cisco
2 1076 (56.66%) Cisco Certification
3 1029 (54.19%) Firewall
4 993 (52.29%) BGP
5 900 (47.39%) WAN
6 885 (46.60%) OSPF
7 866 (45.60%) CCNP
8 819 (43.13%) LAN
9 772 (40.65%) VPN
10 629 (33.12%) Juniper
11 537 (28.28%) Data Centre
12 493 (25.96%) Telecoms
13 459 (24.17%) DNS
14 416 (21.91%) CCNA
14 416 (21.91%) F5
15 392 (20.64%) Cisco ASA
16 367 (19.33%) Wireless
17 366 (19.27%) TCP/IP
18 363 (19.12%) Network Security
19 355 (18.69%) VoIP
20 349 (18.38%) CheckPoint
21 333 (17.54%) DHCP
22 328 (17.27%) EIGRP
22 328 (17.27%) Network Design
23 318 (16.75%) Cisco Nexus
24 314 (16.54%) Windows
25 304 (16.01%) Finance
26 299 (15.75%) ITIL
27 295 (15.53%) VLAN
28 294 (15.48%) CCIE

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 85 (4.48%) MS Exchange
2 78 (4.11%) Skype for Business
3 52 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (1.90%) IIS
5 32 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 30 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.42%) OpenStack
8 18 (0.95%) Apache
9 8 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.37%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.16%) JBoss
11 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.11%) CMS
12 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.053%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.053%) Confluence
Applications
1 80 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 58 (3.05%) MS Office
3 31 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.26%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.053%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.053%) Line 50
2 1 (0.053%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.053%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 73 (3.84%) Office 365
2 58 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (1.58%) SaaS
5 28 (1.47%) IaaS
6 26 (1.37%) PaaS
7 15 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
7 15 (0.79%) Mimecast
8 10 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.26%) Slack
10 4 (0.21%) Akamai
11 3 (0.16%) G Suite
11 3 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1029 (54.19%) Firewall
2 993 (52.29%) BGP
3 900 (47.39%) WAN
4 885 (46.60%) OSPF
5 819 (43.13%) LAN
6 772 (40.65%) VPN
7 459 (24.17%) DNS
8 392 (20.64%) Cisco ASA
9 367 (19.33%) Wireless
10 366 (19.27%) TCP/IP
11 363 (19.12%) Network Security
12 355 (18.69%) VoIP
13 333 (17.54%) DHCP
14 328 (17.27%) EIGRP
15 318 (16.75%) Cisco Nexus
16 295 (15.53%) VLAN
17 292 (15.38%) Ethernet
18 277 (14.59%) IPsec
19 228 (12.01%) Cisco IOS
20 204 (10.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.21%) MySQL
3 12 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.16%) GIS
6 3 (0.16%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.11%) QlikView
7 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.053%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.053%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.053%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.053%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.26%) Subversion
5 3 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.053%) JIRA
General
1 493 (25.96%) Telecoms
2 304 (16.01%) Finance
3 99 (5.21%) Banking
4 68 (3.58%) Retail
5 60 (3.16%) Marketing
6 25 (1.32%) Games
6 25 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.21%) Back Office
8 22 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.95%) Legal
11 14 (0.74%) Law
12 13 (0.68%) French Language
12 13 (0.68%) Online Betting
13 11 (0.58%) Billing
14 9 (0.47%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.37%) Electronics
15 7 (0.37%) Military
16 4 (0.21%) Advertising
16 4 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 923 (48.60%) Network Engineer
2 234 (12.32%) Cisco Engineer
3 227 (11.95%) Senior Network Engineer
4 206 (10.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 162 (8.53%) Juniper Engineer
6 160 (8.43%) Architect
7 138 (7.27%) Support Engineer
8 123 (6.48%) Consultant
9 103 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 97 (5.11%) Network Architect
11 90 (4.74%) IP Engineer
12 85 (4.48%) Network Support
13 82 (4.32%) Analyst
14 76 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 76 (4.00%) Network Consultant
15 75 (3.95%) Security Engineer
16 71 (3.74%) Network Security Engineer
17 68 (3.58%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
18 66 (3.48%) Network Analyst
19 57 (3.00%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (6.32%) 802.1X
2 16 (0.84%) Web Services
3 12 (0.63%) SAX
4 8 (0.42%) HTML
5 5 (0.26%) .NET
5 5 (0.26%) Middleware
5 5 (0.26%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (0.21%) LAMP
7 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.16%) Apache Flex
7 3 (0.16%) CSS
7 3 (0.16%) HTML5
8 2 (0.11%) Ajax
8 2 (0.11%) CGI
8 2 (0.11%) COM
8 2 (0.11%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.11%) REST
8 2 (0.11%) RFC 2544
8 2 (0.11%) SAML
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 537 (28.28%) Data Centre
2 154 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 63 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 62 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 40 (2.11%) Clustering
7 39 (2.05%) Driving Licence
8 22 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
8 22 (1.16%) Virtual Team
9 21 (1.11%) PKI
10 19 (1.00%) Mathematics
10 19 (1.00%) Statistics
11 16 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 13 (0.68%) IVR
13 11 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.58%) Replication
14 7 (0.37%) IPTV
14 7 (0.37%) iSeries
14 7 (0.37%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.37%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 314 (16.54%) Windows
2 271 (14.27%) Linux
3 188 (9.90%) Windows Server
4 111 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 105 (5.53%) Unix
7 36 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (1.58%) Windows 7
9 29 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.11%) Debian
10 21 (1.11%) Ubuntu
10 21 (1.11%) Windows 8
11 17 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 12 (0.63%) CentOS
13 6 (0.32%) Solaris
14 5 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.11%) AIX
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.053%) CatOS
16 1 (0.053%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (17.27%) Network Design
2 299 (15.75%) ITIL
3 181 (9.53%) Presales
4 167 (8.79%) Network Management
5 154 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 146 (7.69%) Change Management
7 143 (7.53%) High Availability
8 103 (5.42%) Mentoring
9 94 (4.95%) Project Management
10 90 (4.74%) Network Monitoring
10 90 (4.74%) Problem Management
11 83 (4.37%) Migration
12 77 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
13 74 (3.90%) Service Delivery
14 64 (3.37%) Network Architecture
15 55 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
15 55 (2.90%) Penetration Testing
16 52 (2.74%) Incident Management
16 52 (2.74%) ITIL V3
17 50 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (3.63%) Python
2 64 (3.37%) SQL
3 48 (2.53%) C
4 38 (2.00%) Perl
5 31 (1.63%) Bash Shell
6 22 (1.16%) PowerShell
7 11 (0.58%) PHP
8 10 (0.53%) Tcl
9 9 (0.47%) Lisp
10 8 (0.42%) Java
11 4 (0.21%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.11%) C#
12 2 (0.11%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.11%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.053%) R
Qualifications
1 1076 (56.66%) Cisco Certification
2 866 (45.60%) CCNP
3 416 (21.91%) CCNA
4 294 (15.48%) CCIE
5 164 (8.64%) Degree
6 148 (7.79%) JNCIP
7 122 (6.42%) Security Cleared
8 102 (5.37%) JNCIA
9 90 (4.74%) SC Cleared
10 84 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 71 (3.74%) JNCIS
12 61 (3.21%) MCSE
13 60 (3.16%) CCDP
14 54 (2.84%) CCIP
15 28 (1.47%) CCNP Voice
15 28 (1.47%) CISSP
16 26 (1.37%) CCDA
16 26 (1.37%) CCSE
17 25 (1.32%) CCVP
18 23 (1.21%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (6.74%) SLA
2 79 (4.16%) PCI DSS
3 28 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.74%) QA
5 13 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.53%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.37%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.21%) ISO 14000
8 4 (0.21%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 220 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 191 (10.06%) Active Directory
3 76 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 64 (3.37%) VMware ESX
5 41 (2.16%) Firmware
6 40 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
7 30 (1.58%) Terminal Services
8 18 (0.95%) vSphere
9 16 (0.84%) OpenSIPS
9 16 (0.84%) XenApp
10 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 13 (0.68%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.47%) Xen
13 8 (0.42%) XenServer
14 7 (0.37%) KVM
14 7 (0.37%) NFS
15 6 (0.32%) GlusterFS
16 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
17 2 (0.11%) iptables
Systems Management
1 63 (3.32%) FortiGate
2 59 (3.11%) Nagios
3 51 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
4 31 (1.63%) Cacti
5 30 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 29 (1.53%) Cisco UCCE
7 28 (1.47%) SCCM
8 27 (1.42%) SCOM
9 24 (1.26%) Puppet
10 23 (1.21%) Ansible
11 22 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
12 16 (0.84%) OpenNMS
13 15 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
14 13 (0.68%) Cisco CME
15 11 (0.58%) Endace
15 11 (0.58%) WSUS
16 9 (0.47%) HP NNM
17 8 (0.42%) Backup Exec
17 8 (0.42%) HAProxy
18 6 (0.32%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1479 (77.88%) Cisco
2 629 (33.12%) Juniper
3 416 (21.91%) F5
4 349 (18.38%) CheckPoint
5 276 (14.53%) VMware
6 243 (12.80%) Palo Alto
7 203 (10.69%) Microsoft
8 143 (7.53%) HP
9 139 (7.32%) SolarWinds
10 126 (6.64%) Avaya
11 102 (5.37%) Riverbed
12 78 (4.11%) Fortinet
13 68 (3.58%) Huawei
14 67 (3.53%) Citrix
15 61 (3.21%) Brocade
16 60 (3.16%) Nokia
17 56 (2.95%) Mitel
18 51 (2.69%) Meraki
19 42 (2.21%) Dell
20 39 (2.05%) SonicWALL
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + on-call, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Copropratebenefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10% + On Call
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TTR UK Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus etc
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, 30 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + plus 20% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + competitive bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 5k Car Allowance, Life Insurance,
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago