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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 298 255 299
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +44
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1039 1195 993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 1.10% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 6.05% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 866 960 808
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20545 19756 21121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.57% 18.17% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16471 15851 17426
Average salary £44,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -47 979 £50,000 +5.26% 110
London -35 428 £52,500 -4.54% 52
South East -115 214 £45,000 - 20
City of London +13 163 £55,000 - 19
Yorkshire +29 131 £48,750 +2.63% 12
West Yorkshire +34 126 £50,000 +8.10% 10
Leeds +44 117 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Berkshire -64 80 £50,000 +11.11% 5
East of England +36 65 £55,500 +5.71% 9
West Midlands +28 64 £45,000 +9.75% 8
Birmingham +48 49 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Reading -6 48 £55,500 +30.58%
Hampshire -32 48 £50,000 +33.33% 7
Hertfordshire +19 33 £57,000 +8.57% 5
North West -1 32 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Manchester 0 27 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wales -11 26 £55,000 +29.41% 2
South West -23 24 £47,500 - 6
South Wales -5 23 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Cardiff -12 23 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Surrey -71 21 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Watford -1 20 £56,500 +13.00% 4
Bedfordshire +9 18 £62,000 +2.05% 2
Buckinghamshire -29 18 £47,500 -5.00%
Basingstoke -11 17 £39,500 +21.53% 1
Hook - 17 £60,000 -
East Midlands -9 16 £43,500 -3.33% 1
Scotland -16 16 £40,000 -23.80% 1
West Sussex +5 14 £34,000 -28.42% 1
Milton Keynes -9 13 £48,750 -30.35%

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1534 (73.89%) Cisco
2 1024 (49.33%) Firewall
3 980 (47.21%) BGP
4 977 (47.06%) WAN
5 964 (46.44%) Cisco Certification
6 850 (40.94%) OSPF
7 749 (36.08%) LAN
8 743 (35.79%) CCNP
9 705 (33.96%) VPN
10 635 (30.59%) Telecoms
11 493 (23.75%) Juniper
12 489 (23.55%) TCP/IP
13 487 (23.46%) VoIP
14 456 (21.97%) Windows
15 445 (21.44%) DNS
16 438 (21.10%) CheckPoint
17 412 (19.85%) CCNA
18 390 (18.79%) VMware
19 345 (16.62%) Load Balancing
20 340 (16.38%) EIGRP
21 315 (15.17%) Ethernet
21 315 (15.17%) Linux
22 293 (14.11%) Internet
23 287 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
24 282 (13.58%) Network Security
25 270 (13.01%) VLAN
26 269 (12.96%) ITIL
26 269 (12.96%) DHCP
27 267 (12.86%) F5
28 256 (12.33%) VPLS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 188 (9.06%) MS Exchange
2 120 (5.78%) Lync
3 119 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 115 (5.54%) IIS
5 69 (3.32%) Apache
6 46 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 41 (1.97%) SharePoint
8 25 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
9 19 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.19%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.14%) SAS
16 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
17 1 (0.048%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 134 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 62 (2.99%) MS Office
3 38 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.29%) MS Project
6 2 (0.096%) InDesign
6 2 (0.096%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.24%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.096%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (1.01%) IaaS
3 20 (0.96%) Office 365
4 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.63%) SaaS
6 9 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1024 (49.33%) Firewall
2 980 (47.21%) BGP
3 977 (47.06%) WAN
4 850 (40.94%) OSPF
5 749 (36.08%) LAN
6 705 (33.96%) VPN
7 489 (23.55%) TCP/IP
8 487 (23.46%) VoIP
9 445 (21.44%) DNS
10 340 (16.38%) EIGRP
11 315 (15.17%) Ethernet
12 293 (14.11%) Internet
13 287 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
14 282 (13.58%) Network Security
15 270 (13.01%) VLAN
16 269 (12.96%) DHCP
17 256 (12.33%) VPLS
18 227 (10.93%) IPsec
19 215 (10.36%) Wireless
20 212 (10.21%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 18 (0.87%) MySQL
4 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.14%) Big Data
7 2 (0.096%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.048%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.048%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.048%) EDMS
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.048%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.096%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.048%) TestDirector
General
1 635 (30.59%) Telecoms
2 224 (10.79%) Finance
3 80 (3.85%) Retail
4 72 (3.47%) Law
5 65 (3.13%) Billing
6 34 (1.64%) Marketing
7 32 (1.54%) Advertising
8 28 (1.35%) Banking
9 22 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.96%) Legal
11 19 (0.92%) Games
12 16 (0.77%) Publishing
13 13 (0.63%) Back Office
13 13 (0.63%) French Language
14 12 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.39%) German Language
16 7 (0.34%) Electronics
17 3 (0.14%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.096%) Spanish Language
18 2 (0.096%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 786 (37.86%) Network Engineer
2 197 (9.49%) Senior Network Engineer
3 184 (8.86%) Analyst
4 172 (8.29%) Consultant
5 125 (6.02%) Network Analyst
6 118 (5.68%) Architect
7 114 (5.49%) IP Engineer
8 101 (4.87%) Support Engineer
9 98 (4.72%) Security Engineer
10 95 (4.58%) Team Leader
11 93 (4.48%) Network Support
12 91 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 83 (4.00%) Network Architect
14 70 (3.37%) Design Engineer
15 65 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
16 58 (2.79%) Project Manager
17 57 (2.75%) Network Consultant
18 55 (2.65%) Senior IP Engineer
19 54 (2.60%) Cisco Engineer
19 54 (2.60%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.39%) CSS
1 8 (0.39%) XML
1 8 (0.39%) .NET
2 7 (0.34%) SOAP
3 6 (0.29%) COM
4 5 (0.24%) VXML
4 5 (0.24%) REST
5 4 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (0.19%) JavaFX
5 4 (0.19%) JAX-WS
5 4 (0.19%) JSON
5 4 (0.19%) Velocity
5 4 (0.19%) Web Services
5 4 (0.19%) JDBC
5 4 (0.19%) JSP
5 4 (0.19%) Servlets
5 4 (0.19%) J2EE
5 4 (0.19%) J2SE
6 3 (0.14%) Swing
6 3 (0.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 90 (4.34%) Clustering
2 78 (3.76%) Blackberry
3 59 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
4 53 (2.55%) Computer Science
5 48 (2.31%) Smartphone
6 35 (1.69%) PKI
7 34 (1.64%) Statistics
8 29 (1.40%) SecurID
9 26 (1.25%) Mathematics
10 21 (1.01%) Management Information System
11 19 (0.92%) Digital Media
12 15 (0.72%) Replication
13 14 (0.67%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (0.53%) Equities
15 11 (0.53%) CMDB
16 10 (0.48%) Client/Server
17 8 (0.39%) Open Source
17 8 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
18 7 (0.34%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 456 (21.97%) Windows
2 315 (15.17%) Linux
3 223 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 166 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 166 (8.00%) UNIX
5 105 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (1.97%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 23 (1.11%) Solaris
10 19 (0.92%) CentOS
11 9 (0.43%) Android
12 6 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.14%) HPUX
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.14%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (16.62%) Load Balancing
2 269 (12.96%) ITIL
3 252 (12.14%) Network Management
4 225 (10.84%) Network Design
5 198 (9.54%) Project Management
6 136 (6.55%) Service Delivery
7 124 (5.97%) PRINCE2
8 121 (5.83%) E-Commerce
9 100 (4.82%) Network Architecture
10 96 (4.62%) Change Management
11 91 (4.38%) Incident Management
12 85 (4.09%) Capacity Planning
13 63 (3.03%) WAN Optimisation
14 60 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
15 50 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
16 47 (2.26%) Capacity Management
17 40 (1.93%) Service Management
18 39 (1.88%) Root Cause Analysis
19 37 (1.78%) Low Latency
20 36 (1.73%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 123 (5.92%) Perl
2 119 (5.73%) SQL
3 80 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 79 (3.81%) Bash Shell
5 60 (2.89%) Java
6 39 (1.88%) C
7 32 (1.54%) Python
8 27 (1.30%) PHP
9 24 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 12 (0.58%) Tcl
11 6 (0.29%) PowerHouse
12 4 (0.19%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.14%) Lisp
14 2 (0.096%) R
14 2 (0.096%) C#
14 2 (0.096%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.096%) VB
15 1 (0.048%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 964 (46.44%) Cisco Certification
2 743 (35.79%) CCNP
3 412 (19.85%) CCNA
4 205 (9.87%) CCIE
5 155 (7.47%) Degree
6 109 (5.25%) CCIP
7 106 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 99 (4.77%) MCSE
9 81 (3.90%) CCSA
10 75 (3.61%) Security Cleared
11 68 (3.28%) CCDP
11 68 (3.28%) CCSE
12 62 (2.99%) CCSP
13 61 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
14 54 (2.60%) MCSA
15 48 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 44 (2.12%) SC Cleared
17 42 (2.02%) MCITP
18 39 (1.88%) JNCIA
19 36 (1.73%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.67%) PCI DSS
2 80 (3.85%) SLA
3 42 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.29%) QA
6 5 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.19%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 244 (11.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 176 (8.48%) Active Directory
3 97 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
4 67 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 63 (3.03%) vSphere
6 48 (2.31%) XenApp
7 35 (1.69%) VMware ESX
8 31 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 27 (1.30%) UAG
10 19 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 17 (0.82%) DFS Replication
12 13 (0.63%) Xen
13 12 (0.58%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.43%) Terminal Server
15 8 (0.39%) vCloud
16 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.24%) Snort
17 5 (0.24%) NLBS
18 4 (0.19%) XenServer
18 4 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 48 (2.31%) CiscoWorks
2 37 (1.78%) OpenView
3 35 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 31 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
5 27 (1.30%) Cacti
6 23 (1.11%) Netcool
7 22 (1.06%) SCOM
7 22 (1.06%) MOM
8 20 (0.96%) SCCM
8 20 (0.96%) Nagios
9 18 (0.87%) HP NNM
10 15 (0.72%) Backup Exec
11 14 (0.67%) WSUS
12 11 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
13 9 (0.43%) Foglight
13 9 (0.43%) Nessus
14 8 (0.39%) FortiGate
15 7 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
16 6 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
16 6 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1534 (73.89%) Cisco
2 493 (23.75%) Juniper
3 438 (21.10%) CheckPoint
4 390 (18.79%) VMware
5 267 (12.86%) F5
6 255 (12.28%) Microsoft
7 195 (9.39%) HP
8 133 (6.41%) SolarWinds
9 129 (6.21%) Citrix
10 96 (4.62%) Red Hat
11 81 (3.90%) Riverbed
12 71 (3.42%) Fortinet
13 62 (2.99%) Avaya
14 61 (2.94%) Aruba
15 59 (2.84%) Blue Coat
15 59 (2.84%) Mitel
16 49 (2.36%) ProCurve
17 48 (2.31%) Oracle
17 48 (2.31%) Brocade
18 46 (2.22%) Polycom
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23240.00 - £25526.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Sanderson
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + £160k OTE
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £60-70,000 + £10K+ Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £73,200 to £85,200 per annum Pension + Life Cover + Private Medic
Posted: Yesterday
London
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Salary: From £73,200 to £85,200 per annum Pension + Life Cover + Private Medic
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40,000 to £45,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago