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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 237 310 267
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -43
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1287 874 1059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 0.84% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.92% 4.96% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1004 649 931
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%

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
18604 17608 21088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 16.88% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 14872 13845 17157
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 6 March 2015 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 6 March 2015. 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 +83 1228 £50,000 +11.11% 144
London +111 550 £52,500 +5.00% 32
South East +52 343 £50,000 +11.11% 48
City of London +89 186 £55,000 +1.85% 11
Berkshire +34 140 £52,800 +17.33% 15
East of England +46 73 £47,500 +11.76% 3
North West +31 72 £35,000 -22.22% 15
Surrey +33 65 £50,000 +5.26% 10
West Midlands -8 65 £45,000 +16.12% 9
Reading -1 64 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Hampshire +13 59 £52,250 +38.22% 7
Yorkshire -53 53 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Manchester +28 49 £35,000 -15.66% 11
South West -7 48 £41,500 +3.75% 18
West Yorkshire -37 48 £50,000 +14.28% 7
Leeds -25 45 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Birmingham +15 36 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +34 35 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Cambridge +30 33 £36,250 -14.70% 1
East Midlands +27 29 £29,500 -34.44% 8
East Sussex - 27 £47,500 - 1
Scotland +28 25 £37,500 -21.05% 6
Kent +27 24 £47,500 +5.55%
Buckinghamshire +27 23 £75,000 +20.00% 7
Wiltshire +30 21 £43,250 -8.94% 4
Hertfordshire -1 19 £44,000 +10.00% 1
Reigate +13 18 £52,500 +10.52% 4
Greenwich -6 18 - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 18 - - 1
Swindon +8 17 £58,750 +46.87% 1

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 1929 (75.62%) Cisco
2 1444 (56.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1437 (56.33%) Firewall
4 1244 (48.77%) WAN
5 1203 (47.16%) BGP
6 1114 (43.67%) CCNP
7 1061 (41.59%) VPN
8 929 (36.42%) OSPF
9 870 (34.10%) LAN
10 738 (28.93%) Juniper
11 620 (24.30%) Telecoms
12 600 (23.52%) CCNA
13 573 (22.46%) Windows
14 567 (22.23%) VMware
15 529 (20.74%) Cisco ASA
16 510 (19.99%) VoIP
17 507 (19.87%) Wireless
18 501 (19.64%) ITIL
19 488 (19.13%) TCP/IP
19 488 (19.13%) EIGRP
20 481 (18.86%) CheckPoint
21 474 (18.58%) F5
22 451 (17.68%) Ethernet
23 427 (16.74%) VLAN
24 417 (16.35%) Network Security
25 411 (16.11%) Linux
26 396 (15.52%) Microsoft
27 394 (15.44%) VMware Infrastructure
28 391 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
29 378 (14.82%) DNS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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
1 212 (8.31%) MS Exchange
2 123 (4.82%) Lync
3 121 (4.74%) IIS
4 53 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 53 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (1.25%) Apache
6 28 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 25 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 24 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 24 (0.94%) WebSphere
9 20 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.27%) CMS
12 7 (0.27%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.12%) WorkSite
15 2 (0.078%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.078%) Confluence
15 2 (0.078%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 225 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 105 (4.12%) MS Office
3 98 (3.84%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.20%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.039%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 39 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.27%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.039%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.039%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 85 (3.33%) IaaS
2 59 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
3 49 (1.92%) Office 365
4 43 (1.69%) SaaS
5 28 (1.10%) PaaS
6 10 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.16%) GitHub
8 1 (0.039%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1437 (56.33%) Firewall
2 1244 (48.77%) WAN
3 1203 (47.16%) BGP
4 1061 (41.59%) VPN
5 929 (36.42%) OSPF
6 870 (34.10%) LAN
7 529 (20.74%) Cisco ASA
8 510 (19.99%) VoIP
9 507 (19.87%) Wireless
10 488 (19.13%) TCP/IP
10 488 (19.13%) EIGRP
11 451 (17.68%) Ethernet
12 427 (16.74%) VLAN
13 417 (16.35%) Network Security
14 391 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 378 (14.82%) DNS
16 334 (13.09%) IPsec
17 323 (12.66%) VPLS
18 264 (10.35%) HSRP
19 239 (9.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 24 (0.94%) Oracle Database
3 23 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 19 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (0.71%) MySQL
6 16 (0.63%) DB2
7 15 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (0.55%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.55%) Data Mining
9 11 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
10 10 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.39%) Big Data
11 8 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.12%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.078%) Riak
13 2 (0.078%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.078%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 22 (0.86%) Toad
2 6 (0.24%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.20%) TestDirector
4 4 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.16%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.12%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (0.12%) Moq
6 2 (0.078%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.078%) JIRA
General
1 620 (24.30%) Telecoms
2 321 (12.58%) Finance
3 105 (4.12%) Retail
4 86 (3.37%) Marketing
5 72 (2.82%) Banking
6 51 (2.00%) Advertising
7 50 (1.96%) Law
8 38 (1.49%) French Language
9 33 (1.29%) Back Office
10 30 (1.18%) Legal
11 28 (1.10%) German Language
12 24 (0.94%) Games
13 20 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.67%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.55%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.47%) Japanese Language
17 11 (0.43%) Billing
18 9 (0.35%) Electronics
19 7 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
19 7 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1051 (41.20%) Network Engineer
2 321 (12.58%) Senior Network Engineer
3 193 (7.57%) Consultant
4 191 (7.49%) Architect
5 179 (7.02%) Support Engineer
6 154 (6.04%) Analyst
7 115 (4.51%) Cisco Engineer
8 103 (4.04%) Network Architect
9 90 (3.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 89 (3.49%) Network Consultant
11 88 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
12 80 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 77 (3.02%) Network Analyst
14 72 (2.82%) Network Support
14 72 (2.82%) Network Specialist
15 67 (2.63%) Security Engineer
16 64 (2.51%) IP Engineer
17 56 (2.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 56 (2.20%) Technical Support
17 56 (2.20%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.53%) CSS
2 29 (1.14%) SOAP
3 28 (1.10%) Web Services
4 26 (1.02%) XMPP
5 24 (0.94%) XML
6 22 (0.86%) JMS
6 22 (0.86%) WSDL
6 22 (0.86%) JAXB
7 15 (0.59%) .NET
8 9 (0.35%) VXML
9 7 (0.27%) RSS
10 6 (0.24%) Middleware
11 5 (0.20%) COM
12 4 (0.16%) J2EE
12 4 (0.16%) ISPF
13 3 (0.12%) RESTful
13 3 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.12%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (0.12%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 205 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 79 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 49 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
5 42 (1.65%) Open Source
6 36 (1.41%) Clustering
7 27 (1.06%) Replication
8 26 (1.02%) Blackberry
9 24 (0.94%) PKI
10 22 (0.86%) Thin Client
10 22 (0.86%) Fat Client
11 18 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
12 15 (0.59%) iSeries
13 14 (0.55%) Hedge funds
13 14 (0.55%) Tandem
14 13 (0.51%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.51%) Chip and PIN
15 12 (0.47%) Mathematics
16 11 (0.43%) IVR
17 10 (0.39%) AVVID
Operating Systems
1 573 (22.46%) Windows
2 411 (16.11%) Linux
3 174 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 128 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (4.59%) UNIX
6 107 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 74 (2.90%) Windows 7
8 46 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (1.72%) CentOS
10 38 (1.49%) Solaris
11 15 (0.59%) VMS
12 13 (0.51%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.35%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.31%) AIX
16 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.16%) HPUX
17 4 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (19.64%) ITIL
2 362 (14.19%) Network Design
3 354 (13.88%) Load Balancing
4 270 (10.58%) Project Management
5 243 (9.53%) Service Delivery
6 174 (6.82%) Network Management
7 151 (5.92%) Migration
8 148 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
9 144 (5.64%) Mentoring
9 144 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 140 (5.49%) Network Architecture
11 133 (5.21%) Change Management
12 120 (4.70%) PRINCE2
13 118 (4.63%) Service Management
14 102 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
15 97 (3.80%) Incident Management
16 84 (3.29%) E-Commerce
17 76 (2.98%) CRM
18 74 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
19 71 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 183 (7.17%) SQL
2 65 (2.55%) Perl
3 55 (2.16%) PowerShell
4 52 (2.04%) Python
5 47 (1.84%) Java
6 42 (1.65%) C
7 31 (1.22%) Bash Shell
8 30 (1.18%) PHP
9 24 (0.94%) PL/SQL
10 13 (0.51%) Tcl
11 7 (0.27%) R
12 6 (0.24%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.24%) VBScript
12 6 (0.24%) VB
13 3 (0.12%) C#
13 3 (0.12%) Delphi
13 3 (0.12%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.12%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.078%) Erlang
15 1 (0.039%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1444 (56.61%) Cisco Certification
2 1114 (43.67%) CCNP
3 600 (23.52%) CCNA
4 371 (14.54%) CCIE
5 222 (8.70%) Degree
6 140 (5.49%) CCDP
7 118 (4.63%) Security Cleared
8 102 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 92 (3.61%) SC Cleared
10 89 (3.49%) CCSP
10 89 (3.49%) CCIP
11 87 (3.41%) CCDA
11 87 (3.41%) VCP4
12 84 (3.29%) CCSA
13 80 (3.14%) CCSE
14 73 (2.86%) MCSE
15 72 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
16 71 (2.78%) JNCIA
17 51 (2.00%) CISSP
18 47 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (12.00%) SLA
2 62 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.27%) QA
6 5 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.039%) GPG13
System Software
1 394 (15.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 221 (8.66%) Active Directory
3 121 (4.74%) vSphere
4 101 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 64 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
6 58 (2.27%) XenApp
7 46 (1.80%) Terminal Server
8 39 (1.53%) Terminal Services
9 29 (1.14%) VMware ESX
10 28 (1.10%) Xen
11 27 (1.06%) Firmware
12 20 (0.78%) NFS
13 14 (0.55%) KVM
14 9 (0.35%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.27%) vCloud
16 6 (0.24%) NLBS
17 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.20%) XenServer
17 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
18 4 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 88 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 70 (2.74%) OpenView
3 58 (2.27%) Cacti
4 56 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
5 51 (2.00%) SCOM
6 44 (1.72%) Nagios
7 42 (1.65%) SCCM
8 36 (1.41%) CiscoWorks
9 26 (1.02%) WSUS
10 21 (0.82%) HP NNM
11 20 (0.78%) FortiGate
12 19 (0.74%) SCVMM
12 19 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
13 17 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
14 16 (0.63%) MOM
15 12 (0.47%) ZABBIX
16 11 (0.43%) Netcool
16 11 (0.43%) OPNET
17 9 (0.35%) Backup Exec
17 9 (0.35%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 1929 (75.62%) Cisco
2 738 (28.93%) Juniper
3 567 (22.23%) VMware
4 481 (18.86%) CheckPoint
5 474 (18.58%) F5
6 396 (15.52%) Microsoft
7 305 (11.96%) HP
8 220 (8.62%) Citrix
9 180 (7.06%) SolarWinds
10 128 (5.02%) Riverbed
11 100 (3.92%) Avaya
12 77 (3.02%) Dell
12 77 (3.02%) Fortinet
13 74 (2.90%) Red Hat
14 69 (2.70%) Oracle
15 54 (2.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 50 (1.96%) BT
17 49 (1.92%) Nokia
18 46 (1.80%) Huawei
19 41 (1.61%) Aruba
Swindon, Wiltshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Car/Allow Bonus Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Clevedon, Avon
Genium Selection Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,500 per annum +benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Comtecs
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + full bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
RecruitX
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum salary is approx 45-60k base + bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: £0 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: Bonus, Company Car, Private Health Insurance
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 2 days ago