The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 309 241 300
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +59
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1040 1191 1065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 1.07% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.08% 5.38% 4.77%
Number of salaries quoted 758 1033 882
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20469 22138 22344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 19.94% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16208 17824 18652
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -63 978 £45,000 - 92
London -81 360 £50,000 - 34
South East -61 295 £40,000 -11.11% 34
Berkshire -18 127 £35,000 -26.31% 19
Yorkshire +31 126 £42,500 - 7
City of London -80 111 £50,000 -4.76% 10
Reading +7 96 £35,000 -30.00% 10
West Yorkshire +16 91 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Leeds +20 86 £45,000 +42.85% 2
North West +15 58 £46,500 +32.85% 2
Hampshire -15 58 £35,000 -9.09% 6
East of England +4 51 £43,750 +10.75% 4
Manchester +14 42 £42,500 -5.55% 1
West Sussex +18 39 £40,000 -15.78% 2
West Midlands +2 38 £36,000 +30.90% 3
South West -40 38 £40,000 -2.43% 5
Bristol +11 24 £37,400 -12.00%
Basingstoke -9 23 £37,000 +5.71% 4
North Yorkshire -16 22 £35,000 -30.00%
Surrey -64 22 £47,500 -
Crawley +23 20 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Birmingham +5 20 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Bedfordshire -5 19 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Hertfordshire +16 18 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Southampton +13 17 £32,500 -25.28%
Wales 0 16 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Horsham -7 16 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East Midlands -39 16 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Buckinghamshire -13 15 £62,500 +19.04% 6
Milton Keynes +4 14 £62,500 +19.04% 5

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1408 (75.90%) Cisco
2 941 (50.73%) Firewall
3 933 (50.30%) Cisco Certification
4 914 (49.27%) WAN
5 815 (43.94%) BGP
6 735 (39.62%) OSPF
7 713 (38.44%) LAN
8 703 (37.90%) CCNP
9 686 (36.98%) VPN
10 596 (32.13%) Telecoms
11 522 (28.14%) VoIP
12 511 (27.55%) CheckPoint
13 425 (22.91%) TCP/IP
14 423 (22.80%) Windows
15 412 (22.21%) CCNA
16 401 (21.62%) Juniper
17 353 (19.03%) DNS
18 349 (18.81%) Cisco ASA
19 345 (18.60%) Ethernet
20 336 (18.11%) Load Balancing
21 301 (16.23%) VMware
22 292 (15.74%) Wireless
23 281 (15.15%) Linux
24 269 (14.50%) Microsoft
25 265 (14.29%) Network Security
26 259 (13.96%) EIGRP
27 253 (13.64%) IPsec
28 252 (13.58%) F5
29 250 (13.48%) CCIE
30 242 (13.05%) Internet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 164 (8.84%) MS Exchange
2 108 (5.82%) IIS
3 92 (4.96%) Apache
4 76 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 74 (3.99%) Lync
6 60 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 33 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
11 10 (0.54%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.22%) CMS
14 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 148 (7.98%) MS Excel
2 60 (3.23%) MS Office
3 36 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.43%) MS Project
5 5 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.054%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.22%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.054%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.89%) IaaS
2 25 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (0.97%) SaaS
4 15 (0.81%) Office 365
5 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 941 (50.73%) Firewall
2 914 (49.27%) WAN
3 815 (43.94%) BGP
4 735 (39.62%) OSPF
5 713 (38.44%) LAN
6 686 (36.98%) VPN
7 522 (28.14%) VoIP
8 425 (22.91%) TCP/IP
9 353 (19.03%) DNS
10 349 (18.81%) Cisco ASA
11 345 (18.60%) Ethernet
12 292 (15.74%) Wireless
13 265 (14.29%) Network Security
14 259 (13.96%) EIGRP
15 253 (13.64%) IPsec
16 242 (13.05%) Internet
17 240 (12.94%) VLAN
18 226 (12.18%) Cisco Nexus
19 214 (11.54%) VPLS
20 179 (9.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.35%) MySQL
3 12 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.054%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.054%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.054%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.22%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.11%) Toad
5 1 (0.054%) TestDirector
General
1 596 (32.13%) Telecoms
2 179 (9.65%) Finance
3 76 (4.10%) Billing
4 69 (3.72%) Retail
5 62 (3.34%) Law
6 41 (2.21%) Marketing
7 33 (1.78%) Advertising
8 24 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.24%) Back Office
10 20 (1.08%) Legal
11 19 (1.02%) Publishing
12 17 (0.92%) Banking
13 14 (0.75%) Electronics
14 13 (0.70%) Games
15 10 (0.54%) French Language
16 8 (0.43%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.32%) Local Government
18 3 (0.16%) Spanish Language
19 2 (0.11%) German Language
19 2 (0.11%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 654 (35.26%) Network Engineer
2 195 (10.51%) Consultant
3 133 (7.17%) Architect
4 132 (7.12%) Senior Network Engineer
5 129 (6.95%) Analyst
6 109 (5.88%) IP Engineer
7 101 (5.44%) Network Analyst
8 97 (5.23%) Security Engineer
9 96 (5.18%) Support Engineer
10 93 (5.01%) Team Leader
11 83 (4.47%) Network Support
12 80 (4.31%) Network Architect
13 70 (3.77%) Pre Sales Consultant
14 69 (3.72%) Network Consultant
15 68 (3.67%) Network Security Engineer
16 65 (3.50%) Sales Consultant
17 60 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 59 (3.18%) Project Manager
19 57 (3.07%) Cisco Engineer
20 55 (2.96%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (0.70%) .NET
2 10 (0.54%) CSS
3 9 (0.49%) SOAP
4 5 (0.27%) XML
5 4 (0.22%) XMPP
5 4 (0.22%) REST
5 4 (0.22%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.16%) LAMP
6 3 (0.16%) HTML
6 3 (0.16%) Web Services
7 2 (0.11%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.11%) JSP
7 2 (0.11%) JAXB
7 2 (0.11%) CGI
7 2 (0.11%) WSDL
7 2 (0.11%) JMS
7 2 (0.11%) WAP
8 1 (0.054%) JTAPI
8 1 (0.054%) EDI
8 1 (0.054%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 81 (4.37%) Clustering
2 54 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
3 51 (2.75%) Smartphone
4 50 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 34 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 31 (1.67%) Replication
7 29 (1.56%) Digital Media
7 29 (1.56%) Blackberry
8 28 (1.51%) Statistics
9 27 (1.46%) Hedge funds
10 26 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.19%) PKI
11 22 (1.19%) Mathematics
12 17 (0.92%) iPad
12 17 (0.92%) SecurID
12 17 (0.92%) iPhone
13 16 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.70%) Physics
16 12 (0.65%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 423 (22.80%) Windows
2 281 (15.15%) Linux
3 195 (10.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 146 (7.87%) UNIX
5 124 (6.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 73 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 62 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (2.64%) Windows 7
9 24 (1.29%) Solaris
10 20 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 19 (1.02%) Windows XP
12 18 (0.97%) Android
13 17 (0.92%) Debian
13 17 (0.92%) CentOS
14 14 (0.75%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.49%) SUSE
16 8 (0.43%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.32%) AIX
18 5 (0.27%) HPUX
19 4 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (18.11%) Load Balancing
2 239 (12.88%) ITIL
3 221 (11.91%) Network Design
4 203 (10.94%) Project Management
5 200 (10.78%) Network Management
6 142 (7.65%) Service Delivery
7 100 (5.39%) PRINCE2
8 97 (5.23%) E-Commerce
9 92 (4.96%) Network Architecture
10 77 (4.15%) Incident Management
10 77 (4.15%) Capacity Planning
11 72 (3.88%) Service Management
12 70 (3.77%) Change Management
13 68 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
14 63 (3.40%) WAN Optimisation
15 61 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
16 53 (2.86%) Problem Management
17 52 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
18 48 (2.59%) Capacity Management
19 36 (1.94%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 121 (6.52%) SQL
2 78 (4.20%) Perl
3 59 (3.18%) PowerShell
4 56 (3.02%) Java
5 49 (2.64%) Bash Shell
6 30 (1.62%) C
7 19 (1.02%) Python
8 18 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 12 (0.65%) PHP
10 6 (0.32%) Tcl
10 6 (0.32%) C++
10 6 (0.32%) VB
11 4 (0.22%) C#
12 3 (0.16%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.11%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.11%) VBScript
14 1 (0.054%) AWK
14 1 (0.054%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.054%) RPG
Qualifications
1 933 (50.30%) Cisco Certification
2 703 (37.90%) CCNP
3 412 (22.21%) CCNA
4 250 (13.48%) CCIE
5 152 (8.19%) Degree
6 107 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 97 (5.23%) CCSA
8 96 (5.18%) CCIP
9 91 (4.91%) MCSE
10 84 (4.53%) Security Cleared
11 77 (4.15%) CCSP
12 76 (4.10%) CCSE
13 70 (3.77%) CCDP
14 58 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 53 (2.86%) SC Cleared
16 44 (2.37%) MCSA
16 44 (2.37%) JNCIA
17 38 (2.05%) MCITP
18 32 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
19 31 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (6.04%) SLA
2 70 (3.77%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.22%) QA
6 1 (0.054%) COBIT
System Software
1 200 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 155 (8.36%) Active Directory
3 65 (3.50%) XenApp
4 57 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
5 51 (2.75%) vSphere
6 50 (2.70%) Hyper-V
7 37 (1.99%) VMware ESX
8 35 (1.89%) Terminal Services
9 28 (1.51%) XenDesktop
10 21 (1.13%) UAG
11 14 (0.75%) Squid
12 10 (0.54%) Snort
13 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.49%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.43%) MetaFrame
14 8 (0.43%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.38%) Xen
16 5 (0.27%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 53 (2.86%) CiscoWorks
2 45 (2.43%) OpenView
3 40 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 30 (1.62%) SCOM
5 29 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 29 (1.56%) Netcool
6 22 (1.19%) SCCM
7 20 (1.08%) Nagios
8 18 (0.97%) Nessus
9 15 (0.81%) Backup Exec
9 15 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
9 15 (0.81%) Cacti
10 14 (0.75%) HP NNM
11 13 (0.70%) Foglight
12 11 (0.59%) MOM
13 9 (0.49%) WSUS
14 6 (0.32%) WhatsUp Gold
14 6 (0.32%) FortiGate
15 5 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
16 4 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1408 (75.90%) Cisco
2 511 (27.55%) CheckPoint
3 401 (21.62%) Juniper
4 301 (16.23%) VMware
5 269 (14.50%) Microsoft
6 252 (13.58%) F5
7 164 (8.84%) HP
8 144 (7.76%) Citrix
9 110 (5.93%) SolarWinds
10 92 (4.96%) Fortinet
11 87 (4.69%) Blue Coat
12 81 (4.37%) Red Hat
13 68 (3.67%) Riverbed
14 59 (3.18%) Nokia
14 59 (3.18%) EMC
15 53 (2.86%) Nortel
16 47 (2.53%) Avaya
17 46 (2.48%) Oracle
18 44 (2.37%) McAfee
19 42 (2.26%) Brocade
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £27k per year + £4K Shift Allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
NTT Europe
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,500 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
UK
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Salary: car allowance + 20% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £48k - 53k per year + On-Call + Overtime + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35k per year + 3K on Call + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday