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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 298 332 365
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +33
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1037 1018 987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 0.95% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.07% 5.32% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 881 794 761
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%

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
17095 19123 20340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.13% 17.89% 17.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14196 15317 16281
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 May 2016 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 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +26 992 £50,000 - 111
London +41 354 £55,000 +4.76% 32
South East -13 311 £50,000 -4.76% 30
Berkshire +1 137 £53,000 -3.63% 10
City of London +36 89 £50,000 -9.09% 7
South West +22 88 £34,500 -10.96% 11
West Midlands +11 75 £50,000 +33.33% 9
North West +52 70 £42,500 -10.52% 9
Yorkshire +1 67 £42,500 -5.55% 15
Reading +7 65 £56,500 -1.73% 3
Hampshire +1 51 £40,000 -23.80% 5
Manchester +12 39 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Surrey -10 38 £47,000 -6.00% 6
North Yorkshire +26 35 £43,750 -2.77% 4
East of England +12 32 £49,000 +0.51% 2
Harrogate +34 29 £45,000 -10.00%
Gloucestershire +7 29 £42,500 +18.05% 1
Birmingham -7 29 £50,000 +9.89% 3
Basingstoke +11 26 £35,000 +12.90% 2
West Yorkshire -3 26 £36,250 -27.50% 9
Leeds -11 25 £36,250 -27.50% 7
Newbury +22 24 £50,000 - 2
Bracknell +3 23 £51,500 +6.18% 3
West Sussex +5 22 £50,000 +14.28% 3
Bristol +11 21 £23,000 -64.61% 8
Scotland -18 21 £34,750 -30.50% 3
Wiltshire +7 19 £40,000 -1.23% 2
Somerset +3 19 £34,000 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire +23 18 £36,000 -31.42% 5
Oxfordshire -2 18 £55,000 -8.33%

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 1634 (76.79%) Cisco
2 1201 (56.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1167 (54.84%) Firewall
4 1077 (50.61%) WAN
5 1069 (50.23%) BGP
6 978 (45.96%) OSPF
7 941 (44.22%) VPN
8 918 (43.14%) CCNP
9 798 (37.50%) LAN
10 759 (35.67%) Juniper
11 609 (28.62%) CCNA
12 520 (24.44%) TCP/IP
13 508 (23.87%) Wireless
14 499 (23.45%) Cisco ASA
15 496 (23.31%) Telecoms
16 493 (23.17%) Data Centre
17 448 (21.05%) CheckPoint
18 438 (20.58%) F5
19 427 (20.07%) EIGRP
20 412 (19.36%) VoIP
21 407 (19.13%) ITIL
22 381 (17.90%) VMware
23 370 (17.39%) Linux
24 366 (17.20%) Cisco Nexus
25 364 (17.11%) DNS
25 364 (17.11%) IPsec
26 351 (16.49%) Network Security
27 333 (15.65%) Windows
28 330 (15.51%) Finance
29 326 (15.32%) 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
1 134 (6.30%) Skype for Business
2 92 (4.32%) MS Exchange
3 55 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 40 (1.88%) Apache
5 39 (1.83%) IIS
6 38 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 37 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 17 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.19%) CMS
14 2 (0.094%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.094%) Confluence
14 2 (0.094%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.094%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.047%) nginx
15 1 (0.047%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.047%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 135 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 91 (4.28%) MS Visio
3 88 (4.14%) MS Office
4 9 (0.42%) MS Project
5 4 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.047%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.047%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.40%) IaaS
3 42 (1.97%) Office 365
4 33 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 21 (0.99%) SaaS
7 20 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.75%) Yammer
9 13 (0.61%) PaaS
10 5 (0.23%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.19%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.047%) GitHub
14 1 (0.047%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1167 (54.84%) Firewall
2 1077 (50.61%) WAN
3 1069 (50.23%) BGP
4 978 (45.96%) OSPF
5 941 (44.22%) VPN
6 798 (37.50%) LAN
7 520 (24.44%) TCP/IP
8 508 (23.87%) Wireless
9 499 (23.45%) Cisco ASA
10 427 (20.07%) EIGRP
11 412 (19.36%) VoIP
12 366 (17.20%) Cisco Nexus
13 364 (17.11%) DNS
13 364 (17.11%) IPsec
14 351 (16.49%) Network Security
15 326 (15.32%) VLAN
16 301 (14.14%) SSL
17 300 (14.10%) Ethernet
18 219 (10.29%) VPLS
19 218 (10.24%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.64%) MySQL
3 22 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.33%) Couchbase
6 7 (0.33%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.19%) Redis
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.047%) Big Data
10 1 (0.047%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.047%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.14%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.094%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.094%) JIRA
5 2 (0.094%) Subversion
6 1 (0.047%) MSI
6 1 (0.047%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.047%) TeamCity
General
1 496 (23.31%) Telecoms
2 330 (15.51%) Finance
3 78 (3.67%) Banking
4 59 (2.77%) Marketing
5 49 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 38 (1.79%) Retail
7 29 (1.36%) German Language
8 25 (1.17%) Law
9 24 (1.13%) Billing
9 24 (1.13%) French Language
10 21 (0.99%) Games
11 20 (0.94%) Advertising
12 17 (0.80%) Legal
13 16 (0.75%) Italian Language
14 15 (0.70%) Electronics
15 10 (0.47%) Back Office
15 10 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 985 (46.29%) Network Engineer
2 359 (16.87%) Cisco Engineer
3 319 (14.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 286 (13.44%) Senior Network Engineer
5 199 (9.35%) Consultant
6 163 (7.66%) Network Support
6 163 (7.66%) Support Engineer
7 127 (5.97%) Security Engineer
8 121 (5.69%) Architect
9 119 (5.59%) Network Support Engineer
10 118 (5.55%) Network Consultant
11 115 (5.40%) Network Security Engineer
12 110 (5.17%) Analyst
13 105 (4.93%) Senior Cisco Engineer
13 105 (4.93%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
14 98 (4.61%) Juniper Engineer
15 77 (3.62%) Network Architect
16 75 (3.52%) NOC Engineer
17 72 (3.38%) Cisco Consultant
18 68 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (4.04%) 802.1X
2 50 (2.35%) XMPP
3 28 (1.32%) LAMP
4 9 (0.42%) COM
5 6 (0.28%) VXML
6 5 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.23%) Web Services
7 4 (0.19%) .NET
7 4 (0.19%) beanstalkd
8 3 (0.14%) HTML
8 3 (0.14%) POSIX
8 3 (0.14%) Ultra Messaging
9 2 (0.094%) OpenDaylight
9 2 (0.094%) RFC 2547
9 2 (0.094%) WAP
10 1 (0.047%) CSS
10 1 (0.047%) Flask
10 1 (0.047%) J2EE
10 1 (0.047%) LEMP Stack
10 1 (0.047%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 493 (23.17%) Data Centre
2 104 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 60 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 59 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 54 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
7 50 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 32 (1.50%) iPad
8 32 (1.50%) IPTV
9 29 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 29 (1.36%) Visualisation
10 26 (1.22%) Over-the-Top Content
11 24 (1.13%) Clustering
12 22 (1.03%) Statistics
13 21 (0.99%) IVR
13 21 (0.99%) PKI
14 19 (0.89%) EMC VNX
14 19 (0.89%) Mathematics
15 16 (0.75%) Replication
16 14 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 370 (17.39%) Linux
2 333 (15.65%) Windows
3 204 (9.59%) Windows Server
4 114 (5.36%) Unix
5 92 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 83 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (1.13%) Android
9 22 (1.03%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.94%) CentOS
11 11 (0.52%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.38%) Debian
14 7 (0.33%) Solaris
15 4 (0.19%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.19%) VMS
16 3 (0.14%) AIX
16 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.094%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (19.13%) ITIL
2 324 (15.23%) Network Design
3 274 (12.88%) Presales
4 246 (11.56%) Load Balancing
5 148 (6.95%) Network Management
6 128 (6.02%) Project Management
7 126 (5.92%) Change Management
8 125 (5.87%) High Availability
9 120 (5.64%) Service Management
10 118 (5.55%) Service Delivery
11 109 (5.12%) Network Monitoring
12 103 (4.84%) Migration
13 95 (4.46%) Network Architecture
14 81 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
15 72 (3.38%) PRINCE2
16 65 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
16 65 (3.05%) Disaster Recovery
16 65 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
17 60 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
18 54 (2.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 84 (3.95%) SQL
2 64 (3.01%) Perl
3 62 (2.91%) Python
4 44 (2.07%) Bash Shell
5 42 (1.97%) C
6 34 (1.60%) PHP
7 28 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 13 (0.61%) Tcl
9 7 (0.33%) Java
9 7 (0.33%) Ruby
10 6 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.19%) VB
12 3 (0.14%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.094%) VBScript
14 1 (0.047%) C++
14 1 (0.047%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1201 (56.44%) Cisco Certification
2 918 (43.14%) CCNP
3 609 (28.62%) CCNA
4 292 (13.72%) CCIE
5 157 (7.38%) Degree
6 155 (7.28%) Security Cleared
7 133 (6.25%) CCDP
8 129 (6.06%) SC Cleared
9 124 (5.83%) JNCIA
10 85 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 82 (3.85%) CCSP
12 79 (3.71%) CCSA
13 78 (3.67%) JNCIP
13 78 (3.67%) JNCIS
14 71 (3.34%) CCDA
15 69 (3.24%) MCSE
16 57 (2.68%) CCIP
17 55 (2.58%) CCSE
17 55 (2.58%) JNCIE
18 51 (2.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (7.00%) SLA
2 66 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (2.44%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.52%) QA
5 9 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.094%) RMADS
9 2 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.047%) SAS 70
System Software
1 258 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 178 (8.36%) Active Directory
3 69 (3.24%) Hyper-V
4 52 (2.44%) vSphere
5 34 (1.60%) XenApp
6 24 (1.13%) XenDesktop
7 19 (0.89%) vCloud
8 14 (0.66%) VMware ESX
9 13 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.52%) Xen
11 7 (0.33%) Firmware
11 7 (0.33%) KVM
11 7 (0.33%) NFS
12 6 (0.28%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.28%) XenServer
13 5 (0.23%) Squid
14 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.14%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.14%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 90 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 42 (1.97%) FortiGate
3 41 (1.93%) Cisco UCCX
4 39 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
5 36 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
6 28 (1.32%) OpenView
7 21 (0.99%) Cisco UCCE
7 21 (0.99%) Nagios
7 21 (0.99%) Netcool
8 20 (0.94%) HP NNM
9 19 (0.89%) SCCM
10 14 (0.66%) Puppet
11 10 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
11 10 (0.47%) Nessus
12 8 (0.38%) SCOM
13 7 (0.33%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.33%) WSUS
14 6 (0.28%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1634 (76.79%) Cisco
2 759 (35.67%) Juniper
3 448 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 438 (20.58%) F5
5 381 (17.90%) VMware
6 318 (14.94%) Microsoft
7 191 (8.98%) Palo Alto
8 165 (7.75%) HP
9 146 (6.86%) SolarWinds
10 125 (5.87%) Citrix
11 110 (5.17%) Avaya
12 99 (4.65%) Brocade
13 81 (3.81%) Riverbed
14 77 (3.62%) Fortinet
15 75 (3.52%) EMC
16 60 (2.82%) Blue Coat
17 52 (2.44%) Red Hat
18 49 (2.30%) Dell
19 37 (1.74%) Meraki
20 34 (1.60%) Extreme Networks
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent on-top benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: NEG
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + 20% Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + 20% Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + 20% Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ITF Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum (home-working after probation)
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Anthony James Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Imperative People
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + inc shift
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
onezeero.
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago