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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 249 277 320
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +43
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1260 1107 940
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 1.02% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.23% 5.92% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1004 901 757
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
20215 18714 21979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.77% 17.16% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16048 15086 17947
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 October 2014 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 31 October 2014. 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 +30 1216 £47,500 +3.82% 87
London +55 495 £52,500 +5.00% 32
South East -42 320 £46,000 +2.22% 20
Yorkshire +33 165 £45,000 - 7
West Yorkshire +58 149 £45,000 +2.27% 4
Leeds +60 141 £45,000 - 3
City of London +35 126 £52,500 +8.24% 13
Berkshire -30 123 £42,500 -5.55% 6
East of England +24 85 £42,500 -10.52% 7
Hampshire -5 58 £41,000 -3.52% 6
Reading -26 56 £56,250 +18.42% 3
West Midlands +8 54 £39,250 -12.77% 7
South West -17 51 £40,000 - 4
Hertfordshire +6 42 £42,500 -26.08% 6
Surrey -12 38 £47,500 -
North West -34 30 £39,500 -1.25% 5
Slough +12 29 £35,000 -17.64%
Buckinghamshire -4 29 £52,500 -2.32%
Birmingham +8 26 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Bristol +5 25 £39,500 -1.25% 4
East Sussex +9 23 £50,000 +37.93% 1
West Sussex +13 22 £42,500 -22.72% 3
East Midlands 0 19 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Milton Keynes +6 18 £52,500 -34.37%
Kent +15 17 £47,500 +58.33% 2
Bedfordshire +12 17 £51,250 +20.58% 1
Basingstoke -1 16 £38,500 +18.46%
Horsham +3 15 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Sheffield -13 14 £52,500 +23.52% 2
South Yorkshire -16 14 £52,500 +23.52% 2

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 1770 (76.69%) Cisco
2 1323 (57.32%) Firewall
3 1274 (55.20%) Cisco Certification
4 1168 (50.61%) BGP
5 1080 (46.79%) WAN
6 1006 (43.59%) OSPF
7 995 (43.11%) CCNP
8 917 (39.73%) VPN
9 819 (35.49%) LAN
10 684 (29.64%) Juniper
11 574 (24.87%) Telecoms
12 555 (24.05%) Windows
13 541 (23.44%) VMware
14 526 (22.79%) TCP/IP
15 498 (21.58%) CheckPoint
16 495 (21.45%) VoIP
17 489 (21.19%) CCNA
18 447 (19.37%) DNS
19 444 (19.24%) EIGRP
20 423 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
21 411 (17.81%) Linux
22 389 (16.85%) Load Balancing
23 387 (16.77%) ITIL
24 383 (16.59%) Network Security
25 359 (15.55%) VMware Infrastructure
26 352 (15.25%) VLAN
27 348 (15.08%) Wireless
28 339 (14.69%) F5
29 338 (14.64%) CCIE
30 333 (14.43%) Ethernet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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
1 202 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 142 (6.15%) IIS
3 112 (4.85%) Lync
4 96 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 74 (3.21%) Apache
6 48 (2.08%) SharePoint
7 41 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
10 14 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.26%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.17%) SAS
15 3 (0.13%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.13%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.087%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 149 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 98 (4.25%) MS Office
3 68 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.13%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.087%) InDesign
6 2 (0.087%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.22%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.087%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.043%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.043%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
2 30 (1.30%) Office 365
3 26 (1.13%) IaaS
4 17 (0.74%) PaaS
5 15 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.043%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1323 (57.32%) Firewall
2 1168 (50.61%) BGP
3 1080 (46.79%) WAN
4 1006 (43.59%) OSPF
5 917 (39.73%) VPN
6 819 (35.49%) LAN
7 526 (22.79%) TCP/IP
8 495 (21.45%) VoIP
9 447 (19.37%) DNS
10 444 (19.24%) EIGRP
11 423 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
12 383 (16.59%) Network Security
13 352 (15.25%) VLAN
14 348 (15.08%) Wireless
15 333 (14.43%) Ethernet
16 330 (14.30%) VPLS
17 289 (12.52%) IPsec
17 289 (12.52%) Cisco Nexus
18 263 (11.40%) Internet
19 254 (11.01%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.17%) Relational Database
3 16 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.30%) MySQL
6 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.17%) Big Data
10 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.13%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.087%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.087%) DB2
11 2 (0.087%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.043%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.043%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.043%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.17%) Toad
3 2 (0.087%) JIRA
3 2 (0.087%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (0.087%) Moq
General
1 574 (24.87%) Telecoms
2 280 (12.13%) Finance
3 85 (3.68%) Retail
4 58 (2.51%) Law
5 55 (2.38%) Banking
6 38 (1.65%) French Language
7 34 (1.47%) Marketing
8 30 (1.30%) German Language
8 30 (1.30%) Advertising
9 22 (0.95%) Games
9 22 (0.95%) Back Office
10 20 (0.87%) Legal
11 19 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.61%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.48%) Japanese Language
13 11 (0.48%) Billing
14 8 (0.35%) Publishing
15 6 (0.26%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.26%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 954 (41.33%) Network Engineer
2 267 (11.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 229 (9.92%) Analyst
4 197 (8.54%) Architect
5 145 (6.28%) Consultant
5 145 (6.28%) Network Architect
6 133 (5.76%) Network Analyst
7 122 (5.29%) Support Engineer
8 118 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 89 (3.86%) Cisco Engineer
10 88 (3.81%) NOC Engineer
11 75 (3.25%) Network Support
12 71 (3.08%) Team Leader
13 70 (3.03%) Security Engineer
14 64 (2.77%) Network Consultant
15 63 (2.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 61 (2.64%) IP Engineer
17 55 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
18 54 (2.34%) Network Support Engineer
19 53 (2.30%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.17%) CSS
2 10 (0.43%) XML
3 9 (0.39%) XMPP
3 9 (0.39%) Web Services
4 8 (0.35%) Middleware
5 7 (0.30%) COM
6 6 (0.26%) MSMQ
7 5 (0.22%) SOAP
7 5 (0.22%) .NET
7 5 (0.22%) VXML
8 4 (0.17%) WSDL
8 4 (0.17%) JAXB
8 4 (0.17%) JSON
8 4 (0.17%) HTML
8 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.17%) RSS
8 4 (0.17%) JMS
8 4 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.087%) REST
9 2 (0.087%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 231 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (4.25%) Clustering
3 65 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
4 62 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 58 (2.51%) Blackberry
6 41 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.34%) Replication
8 27 (1.17%) PKI
9 24 (1.04%) SecurID
10 23 (1.00%) Mathematics
11 20 (0.87%) Statistics
12 19 (0.82%) Hedge funds
13 17 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
14 11 (0.48%) AVVID
15 10 (0.43%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.43%) Open Source
16 9 (0.39%) Client/Server
17 8 (0.35%) Equities
17 8 (0.35%) IVR
17 8 (0.35%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 555 (24.05%) Windows
2 411 (17.81%) Linux
3 183 (7.93%) UNIX
4 180 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 144 (6.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 122 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 92 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (1.95%) Solaris
9 29 (1.26%) Windows 7
9 29 (1.26%) CentOS
10 17 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 14 (0.61%) HPUX
12 11 (0.48%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.35%) AIX
14 7 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (16.85%) Load Balancing
2 387 (16.77%) ITIL
3 260 (11.27%) Network Design
4 208 (9.01%) Network Management
5 206 (8.93%) Project Management
6 142 (6.15%) E-Commerce
7 141 (6.11%) Service Delivery
8 136 (5.89%) PRINCE2
9 133 (5.76%) Change Management
9 133 (5.76%) Network Architecture
10 114 (4.94%) Capacity Planning
11 106 (4.59%) Service Management
12 102 (4.42%) Mentoring
13 99 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
14 92 (3.99%) Incident Management
15 70 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
16 63 (2.73%) Migration
17 62 (2.69%) CRM
18 58 (2.51%) Kalman Filter
19 56 (2.43%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 136 (5.89%) SQL
2 124 (5.37%) Perl
3 93 (4.03%) Bash Shell
4 87 (3.77%) PowerShell
5 79 (3.42%) Java
6 33 (1.43%) PHP
7 32 (1.39%) C
7 32 (1.39%) Python
8 12 (0.52%) Tcl
9 11 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.30%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.17%) C#
11 4 (0.17%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.13%) R
13 2 (0.087%) Lisp
13 2 (0.087%) Delphi
14 1 (0.043%) VBScript
14 1 (0.043%) VB
14 1 (0.043%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1274 (55.20%) Cisco Certification
2 995 (43.11%) CCNP
3 489 (21.19%) CCNA
4 338 (14.64%) CCIE
5 207 (8.97%) Degree
6 113 (4.90%) CCDP
7 103 (4.46%) Security Cleared
8 99 (4.29%) CCIP
9 96 (4.16%) CCSP
10 91 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 70 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
12 69 (2.99%) CCSA
13 63 (2.73%) SC Cleared
14 62 (2.69%) MCSE
15 61 (2.64%) JNCIE
16 57 (2.47%) CCDA
17 55 (2.38%) CCSE
18 49 (2.12%) JNCIA
19 48 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 45 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (8.58%) SLA
2 106 (4.59%) PCI DSS
3 56 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.39%) QA
6 5 (0.22%) COBIT
7 4 (0.17%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.087%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.043%) GPG13
System Software
1 359 (15.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 233 (10.10%) Active Directory
3 137 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
4 95 (4.12%) vSphere
5 80 (3.47%) Hyper-V
6 58 (2.51%) XenApp
7 40 (1.73%) VMware ESX
8 30 (1.30%) Terminal Services
9 24 (1.04%) Terminal Server
10 23 (1.00%) Firmware
11 17 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 17 (0.74%) XenDesktop
12 16 (0.69%) vCloud
13 15 (0.65%) NFS
14 14 (0.61%) ISA Server
14 14 (0.61%) Xen
14 14 (0.61%) UAG
15 11 (0.48%) DFS Replication
16 9 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 8 (0.35%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 60 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 47 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
3 46 (1.99%) SCOM
4 44 (1.91%) Cacti
5 38 (1.65%) OpenView
6 35 (1.52%) Nagios
7 34 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
8 33 (1.43%) SCCM
9 25 (1.08%) HP NNM
10 24 (1.04%) Netcool
10 24 (1.04%) FortiGate
11 19 (0.82%) WSUS
11 19 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
12 16 (0.69%) Zenoss
13 15 (0.65%) MOM
14 14 (0.61%) SCVMM
15 11 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
15 11 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 7 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
16 7 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1770 (76.69%) Cisco
2 684 (29.64%) Juniper
3 541 (23.44%) VMware
4 498 (21.58%) CheckPoint
5 339 (14.69%) F5
6 321 (13.91%) Microsoft
7 221 (9.58%) HP
8 157 (6.80%) SolarWinds
9 137 (5.94%) Citrix
10 124 (5.37%) Red Hat
11 95 (4.12%) Riverbed
12 88 (3.81%) Aruba
13 76 (3.29%) Fortinet
14 75 (3.25%) Avaya
15 59 (2.56%) Brocade
16 57 (2.47%) Blue Coat
17 55 (2.38%) Polycom
18 53 (2.30%) BT
19 51 (2.21%) Oracle
20 49 (2.12%) Dell
Croydon, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £2750 - £27850 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Bloomberg
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Oxfordshire
Three
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £47500 per annum + + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago