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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 249 320 255
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -65
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1342 1030 1167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 0.85% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.63% 5.02% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 753 1012
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.19%

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
20247 20515 22217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 16.98% 19.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16065 16236 17885
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +85 1283 £50,000 +11.11% 107
London +95 504 £55,000 +10.00% 30
South East +57 400 £51,500 +28.75% 25
City of London +76 183 £56,500 +13.00% 8
Berkshire +26 168 £55,500 +58.57% 10
Reading -8 86 £55,000 +57.14% 5
Hampshire +22 81 £52,000 +48.57% 6
East of England +62 77 £47,500 +8.57% 6
South West +11 71 £40,750 +1.87% 14
North West +14 64 £37,500 -19.35% 5
Surrey +54 63 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Yorkshire -51 62 £45,000 +5.88% 17
West Midlands +15 61 £45,000 +26.76% 7
East Midlands +45 45 £41,500 -7.77% 3
Manchester +7 45 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Birmingham +10 38 £46,250 +32.14% 3
West Yorkshire -45 35 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Leeds -40 34 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Cambridgeshire +39 32 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Cambridge +38 30 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Wiltshire +24 28 £41,500 - 4
Buckinghamshire +17 27 £60,000 -4.00% 2
Hertfordshire +9 27 £46,500 +3.33% 1
Scotland +31 26 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Fareham - 25 £62,500 - 1
East Sussex - 24 £56,250 -
Kent +26 21 £47,500 +5.55%
Farnborough +18 20 £61,250 - 2
Northamptonshire +14 20 £30,000 -6.25% 1
Watford +24 19 £49,000 +22.50% 1

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1837 (75.29%) Cisco
2 1356 (55.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1353 (55.45%) Firewall
4 1186 (48.61%) WAN
5 1159 (47.50%) BGP
6 997 (40.86%) CCNP
7 986 (40.41%) VPN
8 904 (37.05%) OSPF
9 868 (35.57%) LAN
10 728 (29.84%) Juniper
11 579 (23.73%) CCNA
12 560 (22.95%) Telecoms
13 534 (21.89%) F5
14 531 (21.76%) VMware
15 527 (21.60%) Cisco ASA
16 524 (21.48%) Windows
17 504 (20.66%) ITIL
18 497 (20.37%) EIGRP
19 471 (19.30%) TCP/IP
20 462 (18.93%) VoIP
21 453 (18.57%) CheckPoint
22 446 (18.28%) Wireless
23 420 (17.21%) Ethernet
24 411 (16.84%) Cisco Nexus
25 397 (16.27%) VLAN
26 390 (15.98%) DNS
27 382 (15.66%) Network Security
28 379 (15.53%) Microsoft
29 377 (15.45%) Linux
30 374 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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
1 187 (7.66%) MS Exchange
2 122 (5.00%) Lync
3 109 (4.47%) IIS
4 46 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 32 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 24 (0.98%) WebSphere
8 22 (0.90%) Apache
9 18 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.29%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.29%) CMS
13 4 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.12%) WorkSite
15 2 (0.082%) Confluence
16 1 (0.041%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 219 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 111 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 107 (4.39%) MS Office
4 17 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.29%) MS Project
6 5 (0.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.37%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.041%) Line 50
6 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.041%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 99 (4.06%) IaaS
2 59 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
3 46 (1.89%) SaaS
4 42 (1.72%) Office 365
5 31 (1.27%) PaaS
6 15 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.25%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.16%) GitHub
10 1 (0.041%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1353 (55.45%) Firewall
2 1186 (48.61%) WAN
3 1159 (47.50%) BGP
4 986 (40.41%) VPN
5 904 (37.05%) OSPF
6 868 (35.57%) LAN
7 527 (21.60%) Cisco ASA
8 497 (20.37%) EIGRP
9 471 (19.30%) TCP/IP
10 462 (18.93%) VoIP
11 446 (18.28%) Wireless
12 420 (17.21%) Ethernet
13 411 (16.84%) Cisco Nexus
14 397 (16.27%) VLAN
15 390 (15.98%) DNS
16 382 (15.66%) Network Security
17 324 (13.28%) IPsec
18 273 (11.19%) VPLS
19 248 (10.16%) HSRP
20 245 (10.04%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.07%) MySQL
3 24 (0.98%) Oracle Database
4 23 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 22 (0.90%) DB2
6 18 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (0.45%) Data Mining
7 11 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
7 11 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.41%) Big Data
9 8 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.20%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.16%) Riak
12 4 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.12%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.082%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.082%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (0.90%) Toad
2 6 (0.25%) TestDirector
2 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (0.16%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.082%) JIRA
4 2 (0.082%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.082%) Moq
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle Forms
General
1 560 (22.95%) Telecoms
2 310 (12.70%) Finance
3 91 (3.73%) Retail
3 91 (3.73%) Marketing
4 61 (2.50%) Banking
5 49 (2.01%) Advertising
6 47 (1.93%) Law
7 36 (1.48%) Legal
8 28 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.15%) Back Office
9 26 (1.07%) Games
10 17 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.45%) French Language
12 11 (0.45%) Electronics
13 5 (0.20%) Billing
13 5 (0.20%) German Language
14 4 (0.16%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 993 (40.70%) Network Engineer
2 321 (13.16%) Senior Network Engineer
3 204 (8.36%) Consultant
4 178 (7.30%) Architect
5 174 (7.13%) Support Engineer
6 124 (5.08%) Analyst
7 105 (4.30%) Cisco Engineer
8 104 (4.26%) Network Consultant
9 94 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 87 (3.57%) Network Architect
11 76 (3.11%) Network Analyst
12 72 (2.95%) Team Leader
13 69 (2.83%) NOC Engineer
14 66 (2.70%) Network Support
15 65 (2.66%) Security Engineer
16 63 (2.58%) Network Manager
17 61 (2.50%) Technical Support
18 60 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 60 (2.46%) Network Team Leader
19 58 (2.38%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.19%) SOAP
2 27 (1.11%) Web Services
3 24 (0.98%) XML
3 24 (0.98%) CSS
4 22 (0.90%) JMS
4 22 (0.90%) WSDL
4 22 (0.90%) JAXB
5 20 (0.82%) XMPP
6 16 (0.66%) .NET
7 10 (0.41%) VXML
7 10 (0.41%) ISPF
8 6 (0.25%) COM
9 5 (0.20%) RESTful
10 4 (0.16%) J2EE
10 4 (0.16%) RSS
11 3 (0.12%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.082%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.082%) Ajax
12 2 (0.082%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.082%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 184 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 64 (2.62%) Computer Science
4 52 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
5 49 (2.01%) Open Source
6 30 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 22 (0.90%) Thin Client
7 22 (0.90%) Fat Client
7 22 (0.90%) PKI
8 21 (0.86%) iSeries
8 21 (0.86%) BYOD
9 17 (0.70%) Statistics
10 16 (0.66%) Replication
10 16 (0.66%) Clustering
11 15 (0.61%) Tandem
12 13 (0.53%) Chip and PIN
13 11 (0.45%) DTV
13 11 (0.45%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
14 9 (0.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 524 (21.48%) Windows
2 377 (15.45%) Linux
3 180 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 138 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 95 (3.89%) UNIX
7 76 (3.11%) Windows 7
8 40 (1.64%) CentOS
9 37 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (1.39%) Solaris
11 21 (0.86%) VMS
12 12 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.082%) Debian
16 2 (0.082%) Android
17 1 (0.041%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 504 (20.66%) ITIL
2 358 (14.67%) Network Design
3 315 (12.91%) Load Balancing
4 259 (10.61%) Service Delivery
5 231 (9.47%) Project Management
6 176 (7.21%) Network Management
7 169 (6.93%) Migration
8 157 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 142 (5.82%) Network Monitoring
10 131 (5.37%) Mentoring
11 116 (4.75%) Network Architecture
12 113 (4.63%) Change Management
13 105 (4.30%) Service Management
14 92 (3.77%) Incident Management
15 83 (3.40%) PRINCE2
16 80 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
17 79 (3.24%) Capacity Planning
18 77 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
19 72 (2.95%) Continuous Improvement
20 70 (2.87%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (7.75%) SQL
2 48 (1.97%) Python
3 47 (1.93%) Perl
4 36 (1.48%) C
5 33 (1.35%) Java
5 33 (1.35%) PowerShell
6 26 (1.07%) PHP
7 23 (0.94%) PL/SQL
8 11 (0.45%) Tcl
9 8 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.25%) R
10 6 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.25%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.25%) VBScript
10 6 (0.25%) VB
11 2 (0.082%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.082%) C#
11 2 (0.082%) Delphi
11 2 (0.082%) Erlang
12 1 (0.041%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1356 (55.57%) Cisco Certification
2 997 (40.86%) CCNP
3 579 (23.73%) CCNA
4 351 (14.39%) CCIE
5 206 (8.44%) Degree
6 132 (5.41%) CCDP
7 122 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 103 (4.22%) MCSE
9 99 (4.06%) Security Cleared
10 91 (3.73%) CCIP
11 84 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
12 80 (3.28%) SC Cleared
13 77 (3.16%) CCDA
14 75 (3.07%) CCSA
15 72 (2.95%) CCSP
16 71 (2.91%) CCSE
17 65 (2.66%) JNCIA
18 55 (2.25%) JNCIP
19 51 (2.09%) CISSP
20 43 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (10.86%) SLA
2 75 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.37%) COBIT
6 4 (0.16%) QA
7 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.041%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.041%) GPG13
System Software
1 374 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (7.95%) Active Directory
3 116 (4.75%) vSphere
4 91 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 59 (2.42%) XenApp
6 47 (1.93%) Terminal Server
7 39 (1.60%) VMware ESX
8 36 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (1.43%) Terminal Services
10 24 (0.98%) Xen
11 21 (0.86%) KVM
12 15 (0.61%) Firmware
13 10 (0.41%) NFS
14 7 (0.29%) iptables
14 7 (0.29%) ProxySG
15 6 (0.25%) NLBS
16 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.16%) XenServer
16 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (2.75%) OpenView
2 63 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 55 (2.25%) Cacti
4 52 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
5 41 (1.68%) Nagios
6 33 (1.35%) SCCM
7 29 (1.19%) CiscoWorks
8 25 (1.02%) SCOM
8 25 (1.02%) WSUS
8 25 (1.02%) FortiGate
9 20 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
10 17 (0.70%) HP NNM
11 16 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
12 15 (0.61%) MOM
13 12 (0.49%) ZABBIX
14 11 (0.45%) Netcool
14 11 (0.45%) OPNET
15 10 (0.41%) Cisco LMS
16 9 (0.37%) Backup Exec
16 9 (0.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1837 (75.29%) Cisco
2 728 (29.84%) Juniper
3 534 (21.89%) F5
4 531 (21.76%) VMware
5 453 (18.57%) CheckPoint
6 379 (15.53%) Microsoft
7 304 (12.46%) HP
8 230 (9.43%) Citrix
9 169 (6.93%) SolarWinds
10 143 (5.86%) Riverbed
11 105 (4.30%) Avaya
12 81 (3.32%) Fortinet
13 74 (3.03%) Oracle
14 65 (2.66%) Dell
15 59 (2.42%) Red Hat
16 53 (2.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 52 (2.13%) Nokia
18 48 (1.97%) Huawei
19 38 (1.56%) IBM
20 35 (1.43%) Mitel
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£65k + 17.5% bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum 15% Bonus scheme and over time
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Salary: 20% bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Corporate benefiits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days holidays, pension, training
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Skyscape Cloud Services
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + £3k Bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago