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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 269 270 331
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +61
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1215 1080 879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.03% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.90% 5.91% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 981 901 688
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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
20608 18279 21956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.04% 17.38% 18.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16325 14851 17977
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +15 1163 £50,000 +5.26% 121
London +44 511 £52,500 +5.00% 53
South East -100 248 £45,000 -4.00% 37
City of London +33 165 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Yorkshire +42 156 £45,000 - 5
West Yorkshire +48 145 £45,000 - 5
Leeds +57 138 £45,000 - 5
East of England +59 102 £45,000 -21.73% 11
Berkshire -77 84 £42,500 -5.55% 14
West Midlands 0 59 £45,000 - 5
Hertfordshire +25 50 £45,000 -28.00% 7
Hampshire -28 49 £39,750 -27.72% 8
Reading -28 39 £60,000 +33.33% 4
South West -16 38 £41,500 +3.75% 9
Birmingham +28 37 £47,500 +11.76% 3
North West -13 37 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Surrey -42 34 £46,000 -3.15% 3
West Sussex +4 21 £37,500 -28.57% 3
Manchester -11 21 £39,000 -2.50% 2
Bedfordshire +9 20 £55,250 -3.91% 2
Slough +6 20 £35,000 -16.66% 5
Basingstoke +2 20 £38,500 +16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -27 20 £52,500 - 4
Wales -10 18 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Watford - 18 £45,000 - 3
South Wales -11 16 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Milton Keynes -13 16 £52,500 -34.37% 3
Cardiff -16 16 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Essex +15 15 £45,000 - 1
Scotland -36 15 £43,500 +24.28% 3

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1688 (76.48%) Cisco
2 1163 (52.70%) Firewall
3 1146 (51.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1138 (51.56%) BGP
5 983 (44.54%) WAN
6 964 (43.68%) OSPF
7 872 (39.51%) CCNP
8 770 (34.89%) VPN
9 742 (33.62%) LAN
10 651 (29.50%) Juniper
11 593 (26.87%) Telecoms
12 531 (24.06%) Windows
13 511 (23.15%) TCP/IP
14 499 (22.61%) VoIP
15 488 (22.11%) VMware
16 453 (20.53%) CheckPoint
17 447 (20.25%) CCNA
18 446 (20.21%) DNS
19 408 (18.49%) EIGRP
20 378 (17.13%) Linux
21 356 (16.13%) Load Balancing
22 332 (15.04%) Cisco ASA
23 326 (14.77%) ITIL
24 322 (14.59%) Network Security
25 321 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
26 318 (14.41%) F5
27 310 (14.05%) Ethernet
28 297 (13.46%) VPLS
29 295 (13.37%) VLAN
30 289 (13.09%) CCIE

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 204 (9.24%) MS Exchange
2 129 (5.85%) IIS
3 117 (5.30%) Lync
4 114 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 74 (3.35%) Apache
6 43 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 38 (1.72%) SharePoint
8 21 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 21 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
9 15 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.18%) SAS
14 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 138 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 87 (3.94%) MS Office
3 65 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.23%) MS Project
6 3 (0.14%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.091%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.23%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.091%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.045%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.09%) Office 365
2 21 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (0.86%) IaaS
4 14 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.59%) PaaS
6 4 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1163 (52.70%) Firewall
2 1138 (51.56%) BGP
3 983 (44.54%) WAN
4 964 (43.68%) OSPF
5 770 (34.89%) VPN
6 742 (33.62%) LAN
7 511 (23.15%) TCP/IP
8 499 (22.61%) VoIP
9 446 (20.21%) DNS
10 408 (18.49%) EIGRP
11 332 (15.04%) Cisco ASA
12 322 (14.59%) Network Security
13 310 (14.05%) Ethernet
14 297 (13.46%) VPLS
15 295 (13.37%) VLAN
16 278 (12.60%) Internet
17 263 (11.92%) Cisco Nexus
18 262 (11.87%) Wireless
19 251 (11.37%) DHCP
20 242 (10.97%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 10 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.27%) MySQL
6 5 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.14%) Big Data
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.091%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.045%) EDMS
10 1 (0.045%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.045%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.091%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.045%) TestDirector
General
1 593 (26.87%) Telecoms
2 248 (11.24%) Finance
3 93 (4.21%) Retail
4 68 (3.08%) Law
5 53 (2.40%) Billing
6 48 (2.17%) Banking
7 34 (1.54%) Marketing
8 28 (1.27%) Advertising
9 27 (1.22%) French Language
10 21 (0.95%) Legal
10 21 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.82%) Back Office
11 18 (0.82%) German Language
12 17 (0.77%) Games
13 14 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.32%) Publishing
15 6 (0.27%) Electronics
16 5 (0.23%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.18%) Local Government
18 3 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 885 (40.10%) Network Engineer
2 223 (10.10%) Senior Network Engineer
3 219 (9.92%) Analyst
4 158 (7.16%) Architect
5 154 (6.98%) Consultant
6 138 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 120 (5.44%) Network Architect
8 113 (5.12%) Support Engineer
9 106 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 96 (4.35%) IP Engineer
11 95 (4.30%) Team Leader
12 87 (3.94%) Network Support
13 79 (3.58%) Security Engineer
14 75 (3.40%) Design Engineer
15 73 (3.31%) NOC Engineer
16 68 (3.08%) Cisco Engineer
17 61 (2.76%) Network Consultant
18 55 (2.49%) Network Security Engineer
19 52 (2.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 52 (2.36%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (0.95%) CSS
2 8 (0.36%) XML
3 7 (0.32%) XMPP
4 6 (0.27%) COM
4 6 (0.27%) .NET
4 6 (0.27%) Middleware
5 5 (0.23%) VXML
5 5 (0.23%) MSMQ
6 4 (0.18%) J2SE
6 4 (0.18%) RSS
6 4 (0.18%) J2EE
6 4 (0.18%) JDBC
6 4 (0.18%) JSP
6 4 (0.18%) Servlets
6 4 (0.18%) Web Services
6 4 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.18%) Velocity
6 4 (0.18%) JAX-WS
6 4 (0.18%) JavaFX
6 4 (0.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 208 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (4.58%) Clustering
3 75 (3.40%) Blackberry
4 66 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
5 58 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 35 (1.59%) Smartphone
7 29 (1.31%) SecurID
8 27 (1.22%) Mathematics
9 26 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.18%) Statistics
9 26 (1.18%) PKI
10 22 (1.00%) Replication
11 15 (0.68%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.59%) Firmware
13 11 (0.50%) Equities
14 10 (0.45%) IVR
15 9 (0.41%) Open Source
16 8 (0.36%) Mainframe
17 7 (0.32%) Derivative
17 7 (0.32%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 531 (24.06%) Windows
2 378 (17.13%) Linux
3 209 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 187 (8.47%) UNIX
5 165 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 133 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (1.72%) Solaris
9 26 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 25 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 25 (1.13%) CentOS
11 11 (0.50%) HPUX
11 11 (0.50%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.091%) Android
16 1 (0.045%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (16.13%) Load Balancing
2 326 (14.77%) ITIL
3 249 (11.28%) Network Management
4 242 (10.97%) Network Design
5 192 (8.70%) Project Management
6 153 (6.93%) E-Commerce
7 131 (5.94%) Service Delivery
8 128 (5.80%) PRINCE2
9 118 (5.35%) Change Management
10 111 (5.03%) Network Architecture
11 94 (4.26%) Incident Management
12 92 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
13 79 (3.58%) Mentoring
14 73 (3.31%) Network Monitoring
15 69 (3.13%) Service Management
16 60 (2.72%) Disaster Recovery
17 57 (2.58%) Low Latency
18 55 (2.49%) Kalman Filter
19 53 (2.40%) WAN Optimisation
20 48 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 134 (6.07%) Perl
2 120 (5.44%) SQL
3 95 (4.30%) Bash Shell
4 84 (3.81%) PowerShell
5 79 (3.58%) Java
6 35 (1.59%) Python
6 35 (1.59%) C
7 33 (1.50%) PHP
8 19 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 15 (0.68%) Tcl
10 6 (0.27%) PowerHouse
11 5 (0.23%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.14%) Lisp
13 2 (0.091%) C#
13 2 (0.091%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.091%) R
14 1 (0.045%) Korn
14 1 (0.045%) VBScript
14 1 (0.045%) VB
Qualifications
1 1146 (51.93%) Cisco Certification
2 872 (39.51%) CCNP
3 447 (20.25%) CCNA
4 289 (13.09%) CCIE
5 180 (8.16%) Degree
6 116 (5.26%) CCIP
7 95 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 85 (3.85%) Security Cleared
9 83 (3.76%) MCSE
10 80 (3.62%) CCDP
11 77 (3.49%) CCSP
12 72 (3.26%) CCSA
13 67 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
14 60 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 59 (2.67%) CCSE
16 55 (2.49%) JNCIA
16 55 (2.49%) JNCIE
17 50 (2.27%) SC Cleared
18 48 (2.17%) CCDA
19 47 (2.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (6.39%) SLA
2 111 (5.03%) PCI DSS
3 57 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.36%) QA
6 5 (0.23%) COBIT
7 4 (0.18%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.091%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 321 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 201 (9.11%) Active Directory
3 130 (5.89%) VMware ESXi
4 79 (3.58%) vSphere
5 70 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 53 (2.40%) XenApp
7 39 (1.77%) VMware ESX
8 26 (1.18%) Terminal Services
9 24 (1.09%) UAG
10 21 (0.95%) XenDesktop
11 17 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (0.72%) Terminal Server
13 14 (0.63%) ISA Server
13 14 (0.63%) DFS Replication
14 13 (0.59%) vCloud
15 8 (0.36%) Xen
16 7 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 7 (0.32%) MetaFrame
17 5 (0.23%) NFS
17 5 (0.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 48 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 41 (1.86%) CiscoWorks
3 38 (1.72%) Cacti
4 36 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
5 32 (1.45%) OpenView
6 26 (1.18%) Nagios
7 24 (1.09%) Netcool
7 24 (1.09%) HP NNM
8 23 (1.04%) SCOM
9 22 (1.00%) MOM
10 21 (0.95%) SCCM
11 16 (0.72%) Zenoss
12 15 (0.68%) WSUS
12 15 (0.68%) FortiGate
13 13 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
13 13 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
14 10 (0.45%) Backup Exec
15 8 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
16 7 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 6 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1688 (76.48%) Cisco
2 651 (29.50%) Juniper
3 488 (22.11%) VMware
4 453 (20.53%) CheckPoint
5 318 (14.41%) F5
6 285 (12.91%) Microsoft
7 201 (9.11%) HP
8 154 (6.98%) SolarWinds
9 131 (5.94%) Citrix
10 125 (5.66%) Red Hat
11 96 (4.35%) Riverbed
12 86 (3.90%) Aruba
13 75 (3.40%) Fortinet
14 71 (3.22%) Avaya
15 57 (2.58%) Polycom
16 56 (2.54%) Blue Coat
17 53 (2.40%) Brocade
18 52 (2.36%) Mitel
19 48 (2.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
20 45 (2.04%) Huawei
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + £6k Car Allow + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits.
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Package (Flexible Working)
Posted: 14 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £53,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Forman IT
Salary: BENS + BONUS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £35k DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Package
Posted: Yesterday
UK
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £72000 - £80000 per annum + comm
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday