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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 284 258 313
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +55
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1107 1134 943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 1.06% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.31% 5.99% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 909 928 755
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +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
20853 18941 21430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.66% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16565 15300 17586
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -18 1051 £50,000 +2.56% 105
London +15 475 £52,500 - 42
South East -106 226 £45,000 - 32
City of London +2 159 £55,000 - 11
Yorkshire +11 146 £45,500 +1.11% 4
West Yorkshire +40 138 £48,000 +6.66% 3
Leeds +42 130 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Berkshire -60 85 £45,000 - 7
East of England +31 72 £50,000 -11.11% 11
West Midlands +18 61 £45,000 - 4
Reading -8 48 £55,500 +26.85% 3
Birmingham +41 44 £47,500 +8.57% 1
Hampshire -21 43 £41,750 -16.50% 3
North West -18 35 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Hertfordshire +12 32 £56,500 -9.60% 7
Surrey -47 32 £42,500 -10.52% 15
Manchester -2 27 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wales -9 23 £55,000 +29.41% 1
South Wales -14 21 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Cardiff -15 21 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Slough +7 19 £36,500 -14.11% 3
Basingstoke -7 19 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -33 18 £47,500 -9.52% 2
South West -39 17 £46,250 +5.71% 6
Bedfordshire +9 16 £55,500 -6.72% 2
Watford +6 15 £52,000 +4.00% 2
West Sussex 0 15 £34,000 -35.23% 2
Milton Keynes -12 14 £50,000 -28.57% 2
Scotland -29 14 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Essex +11 12 £45,000 -

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1560 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1060 (50.96%) Firewall
3 1028 (49.42%) BGP
4 1004 (48.27%) Cisco Certification
5 937 (45.05%) WAN
6 876 (42.12%) OSPF
7 761 (36.59%) CCNP
8 705 (33.89%) LAN
9 699 (33.61%) VPN
10 583 (28.03%) Telecoms
11 555 (26.68%) Juniper
12 484 (23.27%) Windows
12 484 (23.27%) TCP/IP
13 465 (22.36%) VoIP
14 450 (21.63%) DNS
15 436 (20.96%) CheckPoint
16 435 (20.91%) VMware
17 409 (19.66%) CCNA
18 358 (17.21%) EIGRP
19 332 (15.96%) Linux
20 330 (15.87%) Load Balancing
21 304 (14.62%) Ethernet
22 295 (14.18%) Network Security
23 291 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
24 282 (13.56%) ITIL
24 282 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
25 280 (13.46%) F5
26 272 (13.08%) Microsoft
27 270 (12.98%) Internet
28 269 (12.93%) DHCP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 195 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 130 (6.25%) Lync
3 122 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 116 (5.58%) IIS
5 67 (3.22%) Apache
6 49 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 40 (1.92%) SharePoint
8 29 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
9 18 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.19%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.19%) SAS
17 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 134 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 67 (3.22%) MS Office
3 42 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.29%) MS Project
6 2 (0.096%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.24%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.096%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (1.01%) Office 365
3 20 (0.96%) IaaS
4 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.63%) PaaS
6 4 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1060 (50.96%) Firewall
2 1028 (49.42%) BGP
3 937 (45.05%) WAN
4 876 (42.12%) OSPF
5 705 (33.89%) LAN
6 699 (33.61%) VPN
7 484 (23.27%) TCP/IP
8 465 (22.36%) VoIP
9 450 (21.63%) DNS
10 358 (17.21%) EIGRP
11 304 (14.62%) Ethernet
12 295 (14.18%) Network Security
13 291 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
14 270 (12.98%) Internet
15 269 (12.93%) DHCP
16 266 (12.79%) VPLS
17 265 (12.74%) VLAN
18 224 (10.77%) Cisco Nexus
19 218 (10.48%) Cisco IOS
20 211 (10.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 8 (0.38%) MySQL
4 7 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.14%) Big Data
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.048%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.048%) EDMS
9 1 (0.048%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.096%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.048%) TestDirector
General
1 583 (28.03%) Telecoms
2 218 (10.48%) Finance
3 82 (3.94%) Retail
4 73 (3.51%) Law
5 55 (2.64%) Billing
6 38 (1.83%) Marketing
7 35 (1.68%) Banking
8 30 (1.44%) Advertising
9 22 (1.06%) Legal
9 22 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.87%) Games
11 15 (0.72%) French Language
12 12 (0.58%) Back Office
13 11 (0.53%) Publishing
14 10 (0.48%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.38%) German Language
16 7 (0.34%) Electronics
17 2 (0.096%) Spanish Language
17 2 (0.096%) Local Government
18 1 (0.048%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 801 (38.51%) Network Engineer
2 206 (9.90%) Senior Network Engineer
3 189 (9.09%) Analyst
4 163 (7.84%) Consultant
5 135 (6.49%) Architect
6 125 (6.01%) Network Analyst
7 106 (5.10%) Support Engineer
8 101 (4.86%) IP Engineer
9 100 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 97 (4.66%) Team Leader
11 95 (4.57%) Network Support
11 95 (4.57%) Network Architect
12 87 (4.18%) Security Engineer
13 70 (3.37%) Design Engineer
14 68 (3.27%) NOC Engineer
15 65 (3.13%) Network Consultant
16 58 (2.79%) Network Security Engineer
17 57 (2.74%) Cisco Engineer
18 52 (2.50%) Network Support Engineer
19 44 (2.12%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.48%) CSS
2 8 (0.38%) .NET
2 8 (0.38%) XML
3 6 (0.29%) COM
4 5 (0.24%) VXML
5 4 (0.19%) J2SE
5 4 (0.19%) J2EE
5 4 (0.19%) JDBC
5 4 (0.19%) JSP
5 4 (0.19%) Servlets
5 4 (0.19%) Web Services
5 4 (0.19%) JSON
5 4 (0.19%) Velocity
5 4 (0.19%) JAX-WS
5 4 (0.19%) JavaFX
5 4 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.14%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.14%) SOAP
6 3 (0.14%) Swing
6 3 (0.14%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 94 (4.52%) Clustering
2 83 (3.99%) Blackberry
3 67 (3.22%) Video Conferencing
4 49 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 41 (1.97%) Smartphone
6 33 (1.59%) PKI
7 31 (1.49%) SecurID
8 28 (1.35%) Statistics
9 25 (1.20%) Mathematics
10 19 (0.91%) Replication
11 14 (0.67%) Management Information System
12 12 (0.58%) Hedge funds
13 11 (0.53%) Equities
13 11 (0.53%) CMDB
14 9 (0.43%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.38%) Open Source
15 8 (0.38%) Digital Media
16 7 (0.34%) Derivative
16 7 (0.34%) IVR
16 7 (0.34%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 484 (23.27%) Windows
2 332 (15.96%) Linux
3 212 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 172 (8.27%) UNIX
5 161 (7.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 119 (5.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 25 (1.20%) Windows XP
10 24 (1.15%) Solaris
11 20 (0.96%) CentOS
12 9 (0.43%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.38%) HPUX
14 6 (0.29%) Android
15 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.19%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.14%) i5/OS
16 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (15.87%) Load Balancing
2 282 (13.56%) ITIL
3 248 (11.92%) Network Management
4 223 (10.72%) Network Design
5 168 (8.08%) Project Management
6 136 (6.54%) E-Commerce
7 133 (6.39%) Service Delivery
8 111 (5.34%) PRINCE2
9 107 (5.14%) Change Management
10 92 (4.42%) Network Architecture
11 89 (4.28%) Incident Management
12 81 (3.89%) Capacity Planning
13 62 (2.98%) WAN Optimisation
14 59 (2.84%) Network Monitoring
14 59 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
15 58 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
16 46 (2.21%) Low Latency
17 44 (2.12%) Migration
18 41 (1.97%) Service Management
19 37 (1.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 126 (6.06%) Perl
2 115 (5.53%) SQL
3 85 (4.09%) Bash Shell
4 80 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 68 (3.27%) Java
6 33 (1.59%) Python
7 32 (1.54%) C
8 29 (1.39%) PHP
9 23 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 14 (0.67%) Tcl
11 6 (0.29%) PowerHouse
12 4 (0.19%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.14%) Lisp
14 2 (0.096%) VB
14 2 (0.096%) R
14 2 (0.096%) C#
14 2 (0.096%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.048%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1004 (48.27%) Cisco Certification
2 761 (36.59%) CCNP
3 409 (19.66%) CCNA
4 240 (11.54%) CCIE
5 154 (7.40%) Degree
6 108 (5.19%) CCIP
7 100 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 93 (4.47%) MCSE
9 79 (3.80%) Security Cleared
10 73 (3.51%) CCSA
11 64 (3.08%) CCDP
12 63 (3.03%) CCSP
12 63 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
13 61 (2.93%) CCSE
14 52 (2.50%) MCSA
15 51 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 46 (2.21%) JNCIE
17 45 (2.16%) SC Cleared
18 42 (2.02%) JNCIA
19 37 (1.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 101 (4.86%) SLA
3 54 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.29%) QA
6 5 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.19%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.096%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 282 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 184 (8.85%) Active Directory
3 116 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
4 71 (3.41%) vSphere
5 67 (3.22%) Hyper-V
6 48 (2.31%) XenApp
7 35 (1.68%) VMware ESX
8 27 (1.30%) UAG
9 26 (1.25%) Terminal Services
10 21 (1.01%) XenDesktop
11 17 (0.82%) DFS Replication
12 14 (0.67%) ISA Server
13 13 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (0.58%) Terminal Server
14 12 (0.58%) Xen
15 8 (0.38%) vCloud
16 5 (0.24%) ProxySG
17 4 (0.19%) MetaFrame
17 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
17 4 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 37 (1.78%) CiscoWorks
2 35 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 34 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
4 32 (1.54%) Cacti
4 32 (1.54%) OpenView
5 23 (1.11%) Netcool
6 21 (1.01%) Nagios
7 20 (0.96%) MOM
8 19 (0.91%) SCCM
8 19 (0.91%) SCOM
8 19 (0.91%) HP NNM
9 14 (0.67%) WSUS
9 14 (0.67%) Zenoss
10 13 (0.63%) Backup Exec
11 11 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
11 11 (0.53%) FortiGate
12 9 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
13 7 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.34%) Foglight
14 5 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1560 (75.00%) Cisco
2 555 (26.68%) Juniper
3 436 (20.96%) CheckPoint
4 435 (20.91%) VMware
5 280 (13.46%) F5
6 272 (13.08%) Microsoft
7 203 (9.76%) HP
8 145 (6.97%) SolarWinds
9 129 (6.20%) Citrix
10 108 (5.19%) Red Hat
11 87 (4.18%) Riverbed
12 67 (3.22%) Fortinet
13 66 (3.17%) Aruba
14 65 (3.13%) Avaya
15 60 (2.88%) Mitel
16 54 (2.60%) Blue Coat
17 53 (2.55%) Polycom
18 50 (2.40%) Alcatel-Lucent
19 48 (2.31%) ProCurve
20 45 (2.16%) Brocade
North West London
Ortolan Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £20,000 to £29,000 per annum circa £29,000 plus bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
CD Sales Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £55,000 per annum Salary £55,000 plus pension plus bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Secure Virtual
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Everything Everywhere
Salary: £Competitive+benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Everything Everywhere
Salary: £Competitive+benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: to £30k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago