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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 267 305 277
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -28
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1194 988 1096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.91% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.04% 5.26% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 975 754 922
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
19780 18793 22687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.79% 17.24% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16008 14717 18918
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +34 1132 £47,500 - 112
London +46 480 £49,000 -6.66% 47
South East +36 349 £48,500 - 24
Berkshire +34 162 £52,500 +10.52% 9
City of London +69 142 £49,000 -0.50% 20
Yorkshire -12 107 £45,000 - 12
West Yorkshire +8 92 £45,000 - 7
Leeds +19 84 £45,000 - 6
Reading +6 80 £53,750 +7.50% 3
East of England -19 52 £50,000 +11.11% 8
West Midlands -11 49 £39,250 -7.64% 3
Hampshire -16 45 £45,000 +12.50% 3
North West -21 40 £32,500 -23.52% 7
Surrey -1 37 £50,000 +14.28% 3
South West -4 36 £39,500 -1.25% 6
East Sussex +19 33 £50,000 -
Birmingham +12 27 £40,000 -44.82% 2
Slough +6 27 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Kent +12 26 £47,500 +31.03%
Manchester -39 26 £32,500 -27.77% 5
Bracknell 0 25 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Hertfordshire -13 24 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 21 £55,000 -24.13% 6
West Sussex +3 19 £42,500 -26.08% 1
Bexhill-On-Sea - 19 - -
Bristol -4 16 £39,500 -1.25% 3
Bedfordshire +16 15 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Scotland +4 15 £37,500 - 7
Southampton - 14 £65,000 - 1
Horsham +4 13 £42,500 -22.72% 1

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1875 (77.19%) Cisco
2 1428 (58.79%) Firewall
3 1420 (58.46%) Cisco Certification
4 1213 (49.94%) BGP
5 1145 (47.14%) WAN
6 1095 (45.08%) CCNP
7 1028 (42.32%) VPN
8 1021 (42.03%) OSPF
9 856 (35.24%) LAN
10 737 (30.34%) Juniper
11 607 (24.99%) Telecoms
12 604 (24.87%) Windows
13 575 (23.67%) VMware
14 570 (23.47%) CCNA
15 554 (22.81%) VoIP
16 524 (21.57%) TCP/IP
17 516 (21.24%) CheckPoint
18 502 (20.67%) Cisco ASA
19 485 (19.97%) EIGRP
20 466 (19.18%) ITIL
21 449 (18.48%) Linux
21 449 (18.48%) Wireless
22 431 (17.74%) DNS
22 431 (17.74%) Network Security
23 429 (17.66%) VLAN
24 395 (16.26%) Ethernet
25 393 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
26 391 (16.10%) Microsoft
27 385 (15.85%) F5
28 374 (15.40%) CCIE

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 202 (8.32%) MS Exchange
2 134 (5.52%) IIS
3 95 (3.91%) Lync
4 66 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 64 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 60 (2.47%) Apache
7 37 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
17 3 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.12%) WorkSite
18 2 (0.082%) Tomcat
18 2 (0.082%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 188 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 111 (4.57%) MS Office
3 82 (3.38%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.12%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.082%) InDesign
7 2 (0.082%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 37 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.12%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.082%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.041%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.041%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.041%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.06%) Office 365
2 49 (2.02%) IaaS
3 44 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (1.28%) SaaS
4 31 (1.28%) PaaS
5 19 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.041%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.041%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1428 (58.79%) Firewall
2 1213 (49.94%) BGP
3 1145 (47.14%) WAN
4 1028 (42.32%) VPN
5 1021 (42.03%) OSPF
6 856 (35.24%) LAN
7 554 (22.81%) VoIP
8 524 (21.57%) TCP/IP
9 502 (20.67%) Cisco ASA
10 485 (19.97%) EIGRP
11 449 (18.48%) Wireless
12 431 (17.74%) Network Security
12 431 (17.74%) DNS
13 429 (17.66%) VLAN
14 395 (16.26%) Ethernet
15 352 (14.49%) VPLS
16 328 (13.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 325 (13.38%) IPsec
18 264 (10.87%) Internet
19 263 (10.83%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 21 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 16 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (0.62%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.58%) MySQL
6 14 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
6 14 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
7 11 (0.45%) Data Mining
8 10 (0.41%) Big Data
9 9 (0.37%) DB2
10 8 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.082%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.041%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.041%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.041%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (0.54%) Toad
2 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.21%) TestDirector
4 3 (0.12%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (0.12%) Moq
5 2 (0.082%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.082%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.082%) JIRA
6 1 (0.041%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.041%) Bugzilla
General
1 607 (24.99%) Telecoms
2 333 (13.71%) Finance
3 99 (4.08%) Retail
4 73 (3.01%) Banking
5 56 (2.31%) Law
6 52 (2.14%) Marketing
7 40 (1.65%) French Language
8 39 (1.61%) Advertising
9 33 (1.36%) Back Office
10 27 (1.11%) German Language
11 26 (1.07%) Legal
12 23 (0.95%) Games
13 20 (0.82%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.54%) Billing
15 12 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.49%) Japanese Language
16 8 (0.33%) Publishing
17 7 (0.29%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1036 (42.65%) Network Engineer
2 307 (12.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 199 (8.19%) Analyst
4 192 (7.90%) Architect
5 151 (6.22%) Support Engineer
6 141 (5.80%) Consultant
7 130 (5.35%) Network Architect
8 113 (4.65%) Network Analyst
9 112 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 101 (4.16%) NOC Engineer
11 94 (3.87%) Cisco Engineer
12 73 (3.01%) Network Consultant
13 72 (2.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 72 (2.96%) Security Engineer
14 69 (2.84%) Network Support
15 68 (2.80%) IP Engineer
16 61 (2.51%) Project Manager
17 57 (2.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 56 (2.31%) Team Leader
19 55 (2.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (1.48%) CSS
2 20 (0.82%) SOAP
3 18 (0.74%) XML
4 16 (0.66%) Web Services
5 13 (0.54%) WSDL
5 13 (0.54%) JAXB
5 13 (0.54%) JMS
6 11 (0.45%) XMPP
7 9 (0.37%) Middleware
8 7 (0.29%) RSS
9 6 (0.25%) MSMQ
9 6 (0.25%) .NET
10 4 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.16%) HTML
11 3 (0.12%) COM
11 3 (0.12%) VXML
11 3 (0.12%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.12%) Ajax
11 3 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.12%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 223 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
3 73 (3.01%) Clustering
3 73 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 70 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 42 (1.73%) Replication
6 29 (1.19%) Open Source
7 24 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 23 (0.95%) Mathematics
9 22 (0.91%) Hedge funds
10 19 (0.78%) PKI
11 18 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
12 16 (0.66%) SecurID
13 11 (0.45%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.45%) AVVID
13 11 (0.45%) Statistics
14 10 (0.41%) Mainframe
15 9 (0.37%) IVR
16 8 (0.33%) Tandem
16 8 (0.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 604 (24.87%) Windows
2 449 (18.48%) Linux
3 185 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 165 (6.79%) UNIX
5 131 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 121 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 92 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 50 (2.06%) Windows 7
9 48 (1.98%) Solaris
10 45 (1.85%) CentOS
11 19 (0.78%) Windows XP
12 11 (0.45%) HPUX
13 9 (0.37%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.33%) VMS
14 8 (0.33%) AIX
14 8 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (19.18%) ITIL
2 358 (14.74%) Load Balancing
3 306 (12.60%) Network Design
4 259 (10.66%) Project Management
5 211 (8.69%) Network Management
6 181 (7.45%) Service Delivery
7 161 (6.63%) Change Management
8 148 (6.09%) Network Architecture
9 134 (5.52%) PRINCE2
10 131 (5.39%) E-Commerce
10 131 (5.39%) Service Management
11 127 (5.23%) Network Monitoring
11 127 (5.23%) Mentoring
12 115 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 115 (4.73%) Capacity Planning
13 110 (4.53%) Migration
14 94 (3.87%) Incident Management
15 82 (3.38%) CRM
16 70 (2.88%) Kalman Filter
17 68 (2.80%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (6.34%) SQL
2 112 (4.61%) Perl
3 81 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 77 (3.17%) Java
5 73 (3.01%) Bash Shell
6 44 (1.81%) Python
7 39 (1.61%) C
8 36 (1.48%) PHP
9 15 (0.62%) PL/SQL
9 15 (0.62%) Tcl
10 6 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.25%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.21%) R
12 4 (0.16%) C#
12 4 (0.16%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.12%) Delphi
14 1 (0.041%) VBScript
14 1 (0.041%) VB
14 1 (0.041%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1420 (58.46%) Cisco Certification
2 1095 (45.08%) CCNP
3 570 (23.47%) CCNA
4 374 (15.40%) CCIE
5 233 (9.59%) Degree
6 123 (5.06%) Security Cleared
7 120 (4.94%) CCDP
8 103 (4.24%) CCSP
9 98 (4.03%) CCIP
10 92 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 84 (3.46%) SC Cleared
12 79 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
13 72 (2.96%) CCDA
14 68 (2.80%) JNCIE
15 67 (2.76%) CCSA
16 63 (2.59%) CCSE
16 63 (2.59%) JNCIA
17 61 (2.51%) MCSE
18 55 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 42 (1.73%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (11.53%) SLA
2 83 (3.42%) PCI DSS
3 58 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.49%) QA
5 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.082%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.082%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.041%) COBIT
7 1 (0.041%) GPG13
System Software
1 393 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 250 (10.29%) Active Directory
3 128 (5.27%) VMware ESXi
4 121 (4.98%) vSphere
5 102 (4.20%) Hyper-V
6 62 (2.55%) XenApp
7 42 (1.73%) VMware ESX
8 36 (1.48%) Terminal Services
9 33 (1.36%) Terminal Server
10 29 (1.19%) Firmware
11 27 (1.11%) Xen
12 20 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 18 (0.74%) NFS
14 16 (0.66%) XenDesktop
14 16 (0.66%) vCloud
15 11 (0.45%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.45%) ProxySG
16 9 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 7 (0.29%) MetaFrame
18 6 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 78 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 57 (2.35%) SCOM
3 52 (2.14%) Cacti
4 49 (2.02%) OpenView
5 44 (1.81%) CiscoWorks
6 42 (1.73%) Nagios
7 37 (1.52%) SCCM
8 31 (1.28%) HP NNM
9 30 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
10 29 (1.19%) WSUS
11 28 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
12 26 (1.07%) FortiGate
13 23 (0.95%) Netcool
14 17 (0.70%) Zenoss
14 17 (0.70%) SCVMM
15 15 (0.62%) MOM
16 11 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 9 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
18 8 (0.33%) ZABBIX
18 8 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1875 (77.19%) Cisco
2 737 (30.34%) Juniper
3 575 (23.67%) VMware
4 516 (21.24%) CheckPoint
5 391 (16.10%) Microsoft
6 385 (15.85%) F5
7 255 (10.50%) HP
8 197 (8.11%) SolarWinds
9 169 (6.96%) Citrix
10 115 (4.73%) Red Hat
11 84 (3.46%) Riverbed
12 83 (3.42%) Avaya
13 82 (3.38%) Fortinet
14 72 (2.96%) Aruba
15 66 (2.72%) Dell
16 63 (2.59%) Blue Coat
17 58 (2.39%) BT
18 54 (2.22%) Brocade
18 54 (2.22%) Oracle
19 53 (2.18%) Polycom
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