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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 288 333 278
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -55
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1034 987 1236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 0.91% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.39% 5.50% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 842 856 996
Median salary £50,000 £48,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £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
16175 17956 20664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.91% 16.59% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13248 14921 16282
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 27 September 2016 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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +52 985 £50,000 - 66
London +42 437 £52,500 +5.00% 17
South East +46 318 £55,000 +10.00% 29
Berkshire 0 100 £60,000 +2.56% 2
Surrey +37 79 £50,500 +12.22% 4
City of London +65 78 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Reading +31 68 £60,000 +6.19% 1
West Midlands -4 65 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Hampshire +10 50 £43,000 -14.00% 10
North West -4 41 £36,500 +4.28% 5
South West -16 40 £43,500 +16.00% 3
East Midlands +32 31 £46,000 +15.00% 1
East of England +8 30 £53,750 +5.91% 3
Birmingham -20 30 £42,500 -14.14% 2
Manchester -7 26 £36,000 -21.73% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 25 £57,500 -4.16% 2
Yorkshire +1 25 £37,500 -23.07% 3
West Sussex +27 23 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Kent +21 23 £55,000 +25.71% 3
West Yorkshire +22 22 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Scotland +31 21 £35,000 - 2
Crawley +27 21 £57,500 -5.73% 2
Southampton +11 20 £32,500 -48.00% 2
Reigate +12 19 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Bristol +11 17 £50,000 +33.33%
Hertfordshire +11 17 £57,500 +19.79% 2
Coventry 0 17 £44,000 +10.00%
Leeds +27 16 £37,500 -25.00% 3
High Wycombe +1 15 £67,500 +3.84% 2
Dartford - 15 £42,500 - 2

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 1499 (74.50%) Cisco
2 1077 (53.53%) Firewall
3 1064 (52.88%) Cisco Certification
4 983 (48.86%) BGP
5 942 (46.82%) WAN
6 881 (43.79%) VPN
7 814 (40.46%) CCNP
8 811 (40.31%) OSPF
9 765 (38.02%) LAN
10 611 (30.37%) Juniper
11 543 (26.99%) CCNA
12 518 (25.75%) Telecoms
13 491 (24.40%) DNS
14 465 (23.11%) CheckPoint
15 454 (22.56%) TCP/IP
16 435 (21.62%) Data Centre
17 430 (21.37%) ITIL
18 425 (21.12%) VoIP
19 412 (20.48%) Cisco ASA
20 402 (19.98%) VMware
21 399 (19.83%) Windows
22 386 (19.18%) Wireless
23 372 (18.49%) Linux
24 369 (18.34%) EIGRP
25 368 (18.29%) F5
26 349 (17.35%) DHCP
27 330 (16.40%) Network Security
28 324 (16.10%) VLAN
29 318 (15.81%) Cisco Nexus
30 311 (15.46%) Network Design

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
1 128 (6.36%) MS Exchange
2 83 (4.13%) Skype for Business
3 50 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (2.44%) IIS
5 42 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (1.44%) OpenStack
7 25 (1.24%) SharePoint
8 20 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (0.80%) Apache
10 14 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.30%) CMS
11 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.20%) SAS
12 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.099%) Confluence
13 2 (0.099%) JBoss
13 2 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.099%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.050%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.050%) nginx
Applications
1 103 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 50 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 47 (2.34%) MS Office
4 16 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.050%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.050%) Line 50
4 1 (0.050%) Maximo
4 1 (0.050%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.050%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (3.03%) Office 365
3 41 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.79%) IaaS
5 32 (1.59%) SaaS
6 19 (0.94%) PaaS
7 18 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
8 16 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (0.65%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.35%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.25%) Slack
13 3 (0.15%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.050%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1077 (53.53%) Firewall
2 983 (48.86%) BGP
3 942 (46.82%) WAN
4 881 (43.79%) VPN
5 811 (40.31%) OSPF
6 765 (38.02%) LAN
7 491 (24.40%) DNS
8 454 (22.56%) TCP/IP
9 425 (21.12%) VoIP
10 412 (20.48%) Cisco ASA
11 386 (19.18%) Wireless
12 369 (18.34%) EIGRP
13 349 (17.35%) DHCP
14 330 (16.40%) Network Security
15 324 (16.10%) VLAN
16 318 (15.81%) Cisco Nexus
17 284 (14.12%) Ethernet
18 268 (13.32%) IPsec
19 215 (10.69%) Internet
20 183 (9.10%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.04%) MySQL
3 17 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.25%) MariaDB
7 4 (0.20%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.20%) Redis
7 4 (0.20%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.099%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.099%) DB2
8 2 (0.099%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.050%) Big Data
9 1 (0.050%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.050%) GIS
9 1 (0.050%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.050%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.050%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (0.55%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (0.30%) Subversion
4 5 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.15%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.099%) JIRA
7 1 (0.050%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.050%) TeamCity
General
1 518 (25.75%) Telecoms
2 300 (14.91%) Finance
3 101 (5.02%) Banking
4 74 (3.68%) Retail
5 55 (2.73%) Marketing
6 47 (2.34%) Law
7 30 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.39%) Games
9 26 (1.29%) Legal
10 25 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 24 (1.19%) Billing
12 18 (0.89%) Back Office
13 15 (0.75%) Advertising
14 13 (0.65%) Publishing
15 12 (0.60%) French Language
16 8 (0.40%) German Language
16 8 (0.40%) Online Betting
17 7 (0.35%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.30%) Electronics
18 6 (0.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 891 (44.28%) Network Engineer
2 229 (11.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 221 (10.98%) Cisco Engineer
4 205 (10.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 173 (8.60%) Support Engineer
6 166 (8.25%) Architect
7 162 (8.05%) Network Support
8 138 (6.86%) Consultant
9 118 (5.86%) Network Support Engineer
10 116 (5.77%) Analyst
11 100 (4.97%) Juniper Engineer
12 97 (4.82%) Security Engineer
13 91 (4.52%) Network Security Engineer
14 85 (4.22%) Network Analyst
15 80 (3.98%) Network Architect
16 79 (3.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 72 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 72 (3.58%) IP Engineer
18 70 (3.48%) Network Consultant
18 70 (3.48%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (5.67%) 802.1X
2 11 (0.55%) Web Services
3 9 (0.45%) .NET
3 9 (0.45%) Middleware
4 8 (0.40%) LAMP
5 6 (0.30%) COM
6 5 (0.25%) REST
6 5 (0.25%) SOAP
6 5 (0.25%) Unreal Engine
6 5 (0.25%) XMPP
7 4 (0.20%) beanstalkd
7 4 (0.20%) OpenDaylight
7 4 (0.20%) RFC 2547
8 2 (0.099%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.099%) RFC 2544
8 2 (0.099%) Ultra Messaging
9 1 (0.050%) CSS
9 1 (0.050%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.050%) VXML
9 1 (0.050%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 435 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 181 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 57 (2.83%) Clustering
5 52 (2.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 44 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 37 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
8 30 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 29 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.39%) Replication
11 27 (1.34%) Mathematics
12 26 (1.29%) IPTV
13 21 (1.04%) Hedge funds
14 18 (0.89%) PKI
15 17 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
15 17 (0.84%) Statistics
16 16 (0.80%) IVR
17 15 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
18 14 (0.70%) Client/Server
18 14 (0.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 399 (19.83%) Windows
2 372 (18.49%) Linux
3 224 (11.13%) Windows Server
4 120 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 119 (5.91%) Unix
6 115 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.24%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.99%) Debian
11 17 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.75%) CentOS
12 15 (0.75%) Windows 10
13 13 (0.65%) Solaris
14 11 (0.55%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.35%) Android
17 5 (0.25%) AIX
17 5 (0.25%) VMS
18 4 (0.20%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (21.37%) ITIL
2 311 (15.46%) Network Design
3 203 (10.09%) Load Balancing
4 173 (8.60%) Change Management
5 156 (7.75%) Network Management
6 146 (7.26%) Presales
7 133 (6.61%) High Availability
8 124 (6.16%) Service Delivery
9 101 (5.02%) Problem Management
10 100 (4.97%) Project Management
11 90 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 86 (4.27%) Service Management
13 85 (4.22%) Mentoring
14 81 (4.03%) Migration
15 78 (3.88%) Network Monitoring
16 73 (3.63%) Change Control
17 71 (3.53%) Network Architecture
18 67 (3.33%) PRINCE2
19 65 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
20 64 (3.18%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 93 (4.62%) SQL
2 92 (4.57%) Python
3 69 (3.43%) C
4 64 (3.18%) Perl
5 49 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 48 (2.39%) Bash Shell
7 18 (0.89%) Tcl
8 14 (0.70%) PHP
9 11 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.45%) Lisp
11 7 (0.35%) Java
12 4 (0.20%) C#
13 2 (0.099%) Korn
14 1 (0.050%) Ruby
14 1 (0.050%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1064 (52.88%) Cisco Certification
2 814 (40.46%) CCNP
3 543 (26.99%) CCNA
4 255 (12.67%) CCIE
5 168 (8.35%) Degree
6 130 (6.46%) Security Cleared
7 110 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 99 (4.92%) JNCIS
9 97 (4.82%) JNCIA
10 94 (4.67%) SC Cleared
11 83 (4.13%) CCDP
12 66 (3.28%) CCIP
13 65 (3.23%) JNCIP
13 65 (3.23%) MCSE
14 57 (2.83%) CCSA
15 56 (2.78%) MCSA
16 49 (2.44%) DV Cleared
17 42 (2.09%) CCVP
18 41 (2.04%) CISSP
19 40 (1.99%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (8.75%) SLA
2 67 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 65 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.24%) QA
5 10 (0.50%) HIPAA
6 9 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.35%) PMBOK
8 6 (0.30%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.15%) RMADS
10 3 (0.15%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.050%) COBIT
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 309 (15.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 222 (11.03%) Active Directory
3 95 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 71 (3.53%) VMware ESX
5 67 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
6 37 (1.84%) XenApp
7 31 (1.54%) Terminal Services
8 26 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 26 (1.29%) vSphere
8 26 (1.29%) XenDesktop
9 23 (1.14%) Firmware
10 18 (0.89%) KVM
10 18 (0.89%) Xen
11 12 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.50%) vCloud
13 8 (0.40%) GlusterFS
14 6 (0.30%) NFS
14 6 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (0.30%) XenServer
15 4 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 38 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
3 35 (1.74%) FortiGate
4 33 (1.64%) Nagios
5 22 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
6 21 (1.04%) SCCM
7 20 (0.99%) Cisco UCCE
8 19 (0.94%) Puppet
9 18 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
10 17 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
10 17 (0.84%) SCOM
11 16 (0.80%) Ansible
11 16 (0.80%) Backup Exec
12 15 (0.75%) Netcool
13 13 (0.65%) Cacti
14 12 (0.60%) OpenView
15 11 (0.55%) HP NNM
15 11 (0.55%) OpenNMS
15 11 (0.55%) WSUS
16 9 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1499 (74.50%) Cisco
2 611 (30.37%) Juniper
3 465 (23.11%) CheckPoint
4 402 (19.98%) VMware
5 368 (18.29%) F5
6 266 (13.22%) Microsoft
7 168 (8.35%) Palo Alto
8 161 (8.00%) HP
9 129 (6.41%) SolarWinds
10 122 (6.06%) Avaya
11 109 (5.42%) Citrix
12 86 (4.27%) Riverbed
13 79 (3.93%) Fortinet
14 78 (3.88%) Mitel
15 57 (2.83%) Brocade
15 57 (2.83%) Nokia
16 55 (2.73%) Huawei
16 55 (2.73%) Meraki
17 53 (2.63%) Dell
18 47 (2.34%) EMC
Reigate, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £34,000 per annum plus on call and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + On-Call + Benefits + Global Travel
Posted: 21 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 5k Car Allowance, Life Insurance,
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Manpower
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 50,000-55,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum Superb base with commission and bene
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Networkers
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Networking People
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £26k - 30k per year + Company Car
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 4 days ago