The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
Rank 290 289 262
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 900 1093 1283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.08% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.59% 6.32% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 719 908 1030
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-3.06% +3.15%

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
13666 17282 19150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.27% 17.12% 18.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11162 14377 15496
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 869 £51,500 +3.00% 79
London +42 390 £55,000 +10.00% 32
South East +8 257 £52,500 - 15
Hampshire +15 74 £52,250 +4.50% 4
Berkshire -33 66 £55,000 - 2
North West +19 62 £40,000 -0.92% 14
Yorkshire +5 60 £40,000 -15.78% 6
West Midlands +17 51 £47,500 +2.15% 7
City of London +9 51 £50,000 +11.11% 7
West Yorkshire +33 46 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Surrey +21 46 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Manchester +6 44 £38,750 -5.19% 11
Leeds +21 34 £35,000 -20.00% 2
East of England -7 29 £48,750 -7.14% 2
East Sussex +27 26 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Brighton - 26 £40,000 - 2
Hertfordshire +9 22 £40,500 -14.73% 2
South West -24 22 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Birmingham +18 20 £53,750 +7.50% 5
Basingstoke -4 20 £52,250 +49.28% 3
Rochdale - 20 £40,000 - 5
Watford +15 17 £37,750 -16.11% 1
Newbury +6 17 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Reading -25 15 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire +16 13 £77,500 +55.00% 1
Wales +14 13 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Lancashire +5 13 £41,000 +54.71% 2
Kent +23 11 £65,000 +32.99% 1
South Wales +21 11 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Windsor +8 11 £77,500 +29.16%

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MPLS.

1 1489 (77.51%) Cisco
2 1086 (56.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1065 (55.44%) Firewall
4 1031 (53.67%) BGP
5 927 (48.26%) OSPF
6 926 (48.20%) WAN
7 891 (46.38%) CCNP
8 798 (41.54%) LAN
9 779 (40.55%) VPN
10 678 (35.29%) Juniper
11 572 (29.78%) Data Centre
12 459 (23.89%) Telecoms
13 446 (23.22%) DNS
14 421 (21.92%) Cisco ASA
15 413 (21.50%) F5
16 397 (20.67%) Wireless
17 395 (20.56%) CCNA
18 377 (19.63%) Network Security
19 356 (18.53%) TCP/IP
20 344 (17.91%) Cisco Nexus
21 337 (17.54%) VoIP
21 337 (17.54%) CheckPoint
22 329 (17.13%) Network Design
23 326 (16.97%) EIGRP
24 317 (16.50%) DHCP
25 305 (15.88%) Finance
26 302 (15.72%) Ethernet
27 294 (15.30%) CCIE
28 292 (15.20%) Windows
29 290 (15.10%) VLAN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 74 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 70 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 43 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 28 (1.46%) IIS
6 27 (1.41%) OpenStack
7 23 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (0.83%) Apache
9 9 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.16%) JBoss
12 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.052%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.052%) CMS
13 1 (0.052%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.052%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.052%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 69 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 54 (2.81%) MS Office
3 34 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.21%) MS Project
7 1 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.052%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 68 (3.54%) Office 365
2 64 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (1.41%) SaaS
5 25 (1.30%) IaaS
6 24 (1.25%) PaaS
7 15 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.57%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.26%) Slack
12 4 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.16%) G Suite
13 3 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.10%) Akamai
15 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1065 (55.44%) Firewall
2 1031 (53.67%) BGP
3 927 (48.26%) OSPF
4 926 (48.20%) WAN
5 798 (41.54%) LAN
6 779 (40.55%) VPN
7 446 (23.22%) DNS
8 421 (21.92%) Cisco ASA
9 397 (20.67%) Wireless
10 377 (19.63%) Network Security
11 356 (18.53%) TCP/IP
12 344 (17.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 337 (17.54%) VoIP
14 326 (16.97%) EIGRP
15 317 (16.50%) DHCP
16 302 (15.72%) Ethernet
17 290 (15.10%) VLAN
18 282 (14.68%) IPsec
19 252 (13.12%) Cisco IOS
20 207 (10.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 17 (0.88%) MySQL
3 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.21%) QlikView
6 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.16%) GIS
7 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.10%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.052%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.052%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.052%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.052%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.052%) Riak
Development Applications
1 18 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.26%) Subversion
5 3 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.052%) JIRA
General
1 459 (23.89%) Telecoms
2 305 (15.88%) Finance
3 88 (4.58%) Banking
4 51 (2.65%) Marketing
5 49 (2.55%) Retail
6 27 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.15%) Back Office
10 21 (1.09%) Games
11 20 (1.04%) Legal
12 15 (0.78%) Law
13 14 (0.73%) Online Betting
14 13 (0.68%) French Language
15 9 (0.47%) Billing
15 9 (0.47%) Italian Language
16 8 (0.42%) Electronics
17 7 (0.36%) Military
18 4 (0.21%) Front Office
18 4 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 983 (51.17%) Network Engineer
2 269 (14.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 245 (12.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 238 (12.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 181 (9.42%) Juniper Engineer
6 161 (8.38%) Architect
7 139 (7.24%) Support Engineer
8 137 (7.13%) Consultant
9 103 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 98 (5.10%) Network Architect
11 90 (4.69%) Network Consultant
12 89 (4.63%) Network Support
13 82 (4.27%) Security Engineer
14 79 (4.11%) Analyst
15 77 (4.01%) Network Security Engineer
16 75 (3.90%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 74 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 73 (3.80%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
19 72 (3.75%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
20 71 (3.70%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (5.93%) 802.1X
2 17 (0.88%) Web Services
3 12 (0.62%) SAX
4 10 (0.52%) HTML
5 5 (0.26%) .NET
5 5 (0.26%) CSS
5 5 (0.26%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (0.21%) LAMP
7 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.16%) Apache Flex
7 3 (0.16%) HTML5
7 3 (0.16%) Middleware
7 3 (0.16%) REST
8 2 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.10%) jQuery
8 2 (0.10%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.10%) RFC 2544
8 2 (0.10%) SAML
8 2 (0.10%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 572 (29.78%) Data Centre
2 144 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 67 (3.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 63 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 30 (1.56%) Clustering
8 24 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
9 20 (1.04%) PKI
9 20 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
9 20 (1.04%) Virtual Team
10 15 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 12 (0.62%) IVR
12 9 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.36%) iPad
13 7 (0.36%) iSeries
13 7 (0.36%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.31%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.31%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 292 (15.20%) Windows
2 256 (13.33%) Linux
3 180 (9.37%) Windows Server
4 105 (5.47%) Unix
5 95 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 28 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 18 (0.94%) Debian
10 18 (0.94%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.83%) Windows 10
12 12 (0.62%) Solaris
13 10 (0.52%) CentOS
14 6 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.31%) VyOS
15 2 (0.10%) CatOS
15 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.052%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (17.13%) Network Design
2 274 (14.26%) ITIL
3 211 (10.98%) Presales
4 158 (8.22%) Load Balancing
5 155 (8.07%) Network Management
6 150 (7.81%) High Availability
7 130 (6.77%) Change Management
8 103 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
9 89 (4.63%) Mentoring
10 83 (4.32%) Project Management
11 77 (4.01%) Migration
11 77 (4.01%) Network Architecture
12 70 (3.64%) Problem Management
13 63 (3.28%) Service Delivery
14 61 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
15 54 (2.81%) Incident Management
16 49 (2.55%) Low Latency
17 47 (2.45%) Kalman Filter
18 46 (2.39%) Capacity Planning
18 46 (2.39%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 54 (2.81%) Python
2 48 (2.50%) SQL
3 37 (1.93%) C
4 31 (1.61%) Perl
5 28 (1.46%) Bash Shell
6 14 (0.73%) PowerShell
7 11 (0.57%) PHP
8 10 (0.52%) Tcl
9 9 (0.47%) Java
10 4 (0.21%) Lisp
10 4 (0.21%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.10%) C#
11 2 (0.10%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.052%) R
12 1 (0.052%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1086 (56.53%) Cisco Certification
2 891 (46.38%) CCNP
3 395 (20.56%) CCNA
4 294 (15.30%) CCIE
5 174 (9.06%) Degree
6 166 (8.64%) JNCIP
7 117 (6.09%) Security Cleared
8 98 (5.10%) JNCIA
9 85 (4.42%) SC Cleared
10 67 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 66 (3.44%) JNCIS
12 59 (3.07%) MCSE
13 53 (2.76%) CCDP
14 50 (2.60%) CCIP
15 32 (1.67%) CCSP
16 28 (1.46%) CCDA
17 25 (1.30%) CCSE
18 24 (1.25%) CCNP Voice
19 22 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
20 21 (1.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (6.30%) SLA
2 80 (4.16%) PCI DSS
3 19 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.42%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.36%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.21%) ISO 14000
7 4 (0.21%) NEBOSH
7 4 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 191 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 184 (9.58%) Active Directory
3 74 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 46 (2.39%) VMware ESX
5 38 (1.98%) Firmware
6 25 (1.30%) Terminal Services
7 19 (0.99%) vSphere
8 18 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (0.73%) OpenSIPS
10 11 (0.57%) XenApp
11 9 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.42%) XenServer
13 7 (0.36%) NFS
14 6 (0.31%) KVM
14 6 (0.31%) Xen
15 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.16%) GlusterFS
16 3 (0.16%) pfSense
17 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 75 (3.90%) FortiGate
2 71 (3.70%) Nagios
3 56 (2.92%) Cisco Prime
4 37 (1.93%) Cacti
5 34 (1.77%) SCCM
6 30 (1.56%) Puppet
7 28 (1.46%) SCOM
8 27 (1.41%) Cisco UCCE
9 26 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
10 24 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
11 20 (1.04%) Ansible
12 17 (0.88%) OpenNMS
13 15 (0.78%) Cisco CME
14 11 (0.57%) Endace
15 9 (0.47%) HAProxy
16 8 (0.42%) RANCID
16 8 (0.42%) WSUS
17 7 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
17 7 (0.36%) HP NNM
17 7 (0.36%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1489 (77.51%) Cisco
2 678 (35.29%) Juniper
3 413 (21.50%) F5
4 337 (17.54%) CheckPoint
5 264 (13.74%) VMware
6 258 (13.43%) Palo Alto
7 192 (9.99%) Microsoft
8 164 (8.54%) SolarWinds
9 134 (6.98%) HP
10 110 (5.73%) Avaya
11 104 (5.41%) Riverbed
12 92 (4.79%) Fortinet
13 67 (3.49%) Brocade
14 64 (3.33%) Citrix
15 62 (3.23%) Arista
16 54 (2.81%) Huawei
17 53 (2.76%) Meraki
18 49 (2.55%) SonicWALL
19 42 (2.19%) Aruba
20 41 (2.13%) Nokia
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: to c£50,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Genesis Associates (UK) Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £6,000 Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + on-call, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£70,000 plus 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits £75,000 OTE
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £28,500 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
University Of Manchester
Salary: From £39,324 to £48,327 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
The North Starr
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus/ Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Other Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Pension,
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-55,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Modis International
Salary: £28000 - £31500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits overtime, training, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits 5k Car Allowance, Life Insurance,
Posted: 4 days ago