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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 283 277 334
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +57
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1169 1270 1027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 1.15% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.54% 6.29% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 992 950 750
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +11.76%

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
17875 20204 20542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.30% 18.26% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14821 16004 16245
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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 -9 1122 £50,000 - 107
South East +7 389 £50,000 - 20
London -32 377 £55,000 - 38
Berkshire +17 168 £50,000 -9.09% 5
City of London -6 94 £52,500 -4.54% 14
South West +19 88 £40,000 - 12
West Midlands +13 86 £50,000 +14.28% 16
Yorkshire +31 82 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Reading +9 80 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Hampshire -8 73 £50,000 -6.54% 2
East of England +6 56 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Surrey +2 55 £45,500 -9.00% 5
North West +15 53 £42,500 +13.33% 10
North Yorkshire +33 45 £42,500 -5.55%
Harrogate +36 36 £45,000 -10.00%
Buckinghamshire +27 32 £40,000 -27.27% 4
Birmingham -15 32 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Newbury +23 31 £50,000 -4.76%
West Yorkshire +6 31 £38,750 -22.50% 5
Manchester -14 31 £46,250 +23.33% 8
Gloucestershire +20 30 £42,500 +24.08% 3
Leeds +2 30 £38,750 -22.50% 5
Hertfordshire +19 27 £45,000 +2.27%
Bracknell +5 27 £50,000 +11.73% 2
Basingstoke +11 26 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Scotland -8 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wiltshire -13 21 £40,000 - 2
Cheltenham +13 18 £42,500 +10.38% 3
Somerset +10 18 £34,000 -
Oxfordshire +1 18 £55,000 -8.33% 1

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1700 (77.45%) Cisco
2 1234 (56.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1188 (54.12%) Firewall
4 1121 (51.07%) BGP
5 1118 (50.93%) WAN
6 1025 (46.70%) OSPF
7 993 (45.24%) VPN
8 949 (43.23%) CCNP
9 845 (38.50%) LAN
10 807 (36.77%) Juniper
11 592 (26.97%) CCNA
12 539 (24.56%) Telecoms
13 535 (24.37%) Wireless
14 531 (24.19%) TCP/IP
15 514 (23.42%) Data Centre
16 505 (23.01%) Cisco ASA
17 445 (20.27%) F5
18 438 (19.95%) EIGRP
19 424 (19.32%) CheckPoint
20 415 (18.91%) ITIL
21 414 (18.86%) VoIP
22 402 (18.31%) IPsec
23 387 (17.63%) Network Security
24 378 (17.22%) Linux
25 375 (17.08%) VMware
26 365 (16.63%) Cisco Nexus
27 360 (16.40%) Network Design
28 350 (15.95%) Finance
29 348 (15.85%) VLAN
30 347 (15.81%) DNS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 145 (6.61%) Skype for Business
2 93 (4.24%) MS Exchange
3 63 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 42 (1.91%) Apache
5 39 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (1.73%) IIS
7 37 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.18%) CMS
14 2 (0.091%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.091%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.091%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.046%) Confluence
15 1 (0.046%) nginx
15 1 (0.046%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.046%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 140 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 101 (4.60%) MS Office
3 96 (4.37%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.41%) MS Project
5 3 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.046%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.046%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.55%) IaaS
2 53 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.82%) Office 365
4 30 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 26 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (0.96%) SaaS
7 19 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.87%) Yammer
8 11 (0.50%) PaaS
9 7 (0.32%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.091%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.046%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.046%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1188 (54.12%) Firewall
2 1121 (51.07%) BGP
3 1118 (50.93%) WAN
4 1025 (46.70%) OSPF
5 993 (45.24%) VPN
6 845 (38.50%) LAN
7 535 (24.37%) Wireless
8 531 (24.19%) TCP/IP
9 505 (23.01%) Cisco ASA
10 438 (19.95%) EIGRP
11 414 (18.86%) VoIP
12 402 (18.31%) IPsec
13 387 (17.63%) Network Security
14 365 (16.63%) Cisco Nexus
15 348 (15.85%) VLAN
16 347 (15.81%) DNS
17 328 (14.94%) Ethernet
18 320 (14.58%) SSL
19 228 (10.39%) VPLS
20 225 (10.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.78%) MySQL
3 25 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.41%) Couchbase
6 9 (0.41%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.27%) Big Data
7 6 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.18%) Redis
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.046%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.046%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.14%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.14%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.091%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.091%) Subversion
5 1 (0.046%) JIRA
5 1 (0.046%) MSI
5 1 (0.046%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.046%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.046%) TeamCity
General
1 539 (24.56%) Telecoms
2 350 (15.95%) Finance
3 86 (3.92%) Banking
4 67 (3.05%) Marketing
5 54 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 48 (2.19%) Retail
7 31 (1.41%) German Language
8 26 (1.18%) French Language
9 24 (1.09%) Games
9 24 (1.09%) Law
10 21 (0.96%) Legal
11 20 (0.91%) Billing
12 19 (0.87%) Advertising
13 17 (0.77%) Electronics
14 16 (0.73%) Italian Language
15 15 (0.68%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.59%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.55%) Online Betting
18 11 (0.50%) Brand Awareness
19 10 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 998 (45.47%) Network Engineer
2 376 (17.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 331 (15.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 285 (12.98%) Senior Network Engineer
5 201 (9.16%) Consultant
6 161 (7.33%) Support Engineer
7 153 (6.97%) Network Support
8 132 (6.01%) Security Engineer
9 130 (5.92%) Architect
10 120 (5.47%) Network Security Engineer
11 115 (5.24%) Network Support Engineer
11 115 (5.24%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 114 (5.19%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 113 (5.15%) Network Consultant
14 105 (4.78%) Analyst
15 93 (4.24%) Juniper Engineer
16 90 (4.10%) Network Architect
17 76 (3.46%) Cisco Consultant
18 75 (3.42%) NOC Engineer
19 74 (3.37%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (3.46%) 802.1X
2 60 (2.73%) XMPP
3 31 (1.41%) LAMP
4 9 (0.41%) COM
5 6 (0.27%) VXML
6 5 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.18%) beanstalkd
8 3 (0.14%) .NET
8 3 (0.14%) HTML
8 3 (0.14%) POSIX
8 3 (0.14%) Web Services
9 2 (0.091%) Ultra Messaging
9 2 (0.091%) WAP
10 1 (0.046%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.046%) Express
10 1 (0.046%) Flask
10 1 (0.046%) J2EE
10 1 (0.046%) Qt
10 1 (0.046%) TAPI
10 1 (0.046%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 514 (23.42%) Data Centre
2 104 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 54 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 54 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
5 50 (2.28%) Driving Licence
5 50 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 35 (1.59%) iPad
7 34 (1.55%) Statistics
8 31 (1.41%) IPTV
8 31 (1.41%) Private Cloud
9 29 (1.32%) Clustering
9 29 (1.32%) Visualisation
10 27 (1.23%) IVR
10 27 (1.23%) Over-the-Top Content
11 20 (0.91%) PKI
12 17 (0.77%) EMC VNX
13 16 (0.73%) NHS
14 15 (0.68%) Equities
15 14 (0.64%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 378 (17.22%) Linux
2 319 (14.53%) Windows
3 194 (8.84%) Windows Server
4 121 (5.51%) Unix
5 90 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.14%) Android
10 24 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 20 (0.91%) CentOS
12 12 (0.55%) Solaris
13 9 (0.41%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.36%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.27%) Debian
16 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.091%) AIX
17 2 (0.091%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (18.91%) ITIL
2 360 (16.40%) Network Design
3 302 (13.76%) Presales
4 256 (11.66%) Load Balancing
5 179 (8.15%) Network Management
6 139 (6.33%) Project Management
7 131 (5.97%) Service Management
8 130 (5.92%) High Availability
9 124 (5.65%) Service Delivery
10 121 (5.51%) Change Management
11 112 (5.10%) Network Monitoring
12 106 (4.83%) Migration
13 90 (4.10%) Network Architecture
14 89 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
15 83 (3.78%) PRINCE2
16 73 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 71 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
17 71 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
18 65 (2.96%) Kalman Filter
19 59 (2.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (3.96%) SQL
2 71 (3.23%) Perl
3 65 (2.96%) Python
4 41 (1.87%) Bash Shell
5 38 (1.73%) C
6 37 (1.69%) PHP
7 24 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 10 (0.46%) Tcl
9 8 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.32%) Java
10 7 (0.32%) Ruby
10 7 (0.32%) VB
11 3 (0.14%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.091%) C++
13 1 (0.046%) C#
13 1 (0.046%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1234 (56.22%) Cisco Certification
2 949 (43.23%) CCNP
3 592 (26.97%) CCNA
4 304 (13.85%) CCIE
5 168 (7.65%) Security Cleared
6 161 (7.33%) Degree
7 138 (6.29%) CCDP
8 137 (6.24%) SC Cleared
9 126 (5.74%) JNCIA
10 91 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 86 (3.92%) CCSP
12 84 (3.83%) JNCIP
13 81 (3.69%) CCSA
14 76 (3.46%) CCDA
14 76 (3.46%) MCSE
15 75 (3.42%) JNCIS
16 62 (2.82%) CCIP
17 57 (2.60%) DV Cleared
18 54 (2.46%) JNCIE
19 53 (2.41%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (6.74%) SLA
2 58 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (2.23%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.46%) QA
5 8 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.27%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.046%) RMADS
10 1 (0.046%) SAS 70
System Software
1 251 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 170 (7.74%) Active Directory
3 62 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 56 (2.55%) vSphere
5 30 (1.37%) XenApp
6 21 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 20 (0.91%) vCloud
8 16 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.36%) XenServer
10 7 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.32%) Xen
11 6 (0.27%) NFS
12 5 (0.23%) Firmware
12 5 (0.23%) Squid
13 4 (0.18%) iptables
13 4 (0.18%) KVM
14 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.14%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.091%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 88 (4.01%) Cisco CUCM
2 42 (1.91%) Cisco UCCX
3 41 (1.87%) FortiGate
4 39 (1.78%) SolarWinds Orion
5 28 (1.28%) OpenView
6 24 (1.09%) HP NNM
7 23 (1.05%) Nagios
8 21 (0.96%) Cisco UCCE
8 21 (0.96%) SCCM
9 20 (0.91%) CiscoWorks
10 19 (0.87%) Netcool
11 16 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
11 16 (0.73%) Puppet
12 11 (0.50%) Cacti
13 10 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
13 10 (0.46%) Nessus
14 9 (0.41%) SCOM
15 8 (0.36%) WSUS
16 7 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
17 6 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1700 (77.45%) Cisco
2 807 (36.77%) Juniper
3 445 (20.27%) F5
4 424 (19.32%) CheckPoint
5 375 (17.08%) VMware
6 331 (15.08%) Microsoft
7 196 (8.93%) Palo Alto
8 182 (8.29%) HP
9 155 (7.06%) SolarWinds
10 119 (5.42%) Citrix
11 114 (5.19%) Avaya
12 99 (4.51%) Brocade
13 95 (4.33%) Riverbed
14 78 (3.55%) EMC
15 74 (3.37%) Fortinet
16 64 (2.92%) Blue Coat
17 56 (2.55%) Red Hat
18 52 (2.37%) Dell
19 41 (1.87%) SevOne
20 38 (1.73%) NetApp
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £110000 - £125000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: The proposed package is up to £60k basic, plus Bonus plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Godalming, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 30% OTE + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £47,000 to £55,000 per annum competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: Competative
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £27000 per annum + £4k Shift Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £76000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Dixons Carphone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 10% On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago