The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 303 246 294
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +48
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1023 1198 1006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 1.10% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.11% 6.05% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 852 973 825
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20015 19796 20989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.38% 18.20% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16051 15967 17346
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 July 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 July 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 -50 967 £50,000 +8.10% 100
London -34 419 £52,500 -4.54% 41
South East -112 221 £45,000 - 21
City of London +4 154 £53,750 -2.27% 16
Yorkshire +9 125 £50,000 +2.04% 10
West Yorkshire +42 121 £50,000 +2.56% 8
Leeds +42 112 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Berkshire -56 80 £50,000 +11.11% 6
East of England +30 66 £56,500 +15.89% 10
West Midlands +34 60 £45,000 +18.42% 6
Reading +1 50 £55,500 +30.58%
Hampshire -38 47 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Birmingham +48 45 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Hertfordshire +11 33 £57,000 +14.00% 4
North West -6 32 £45,000 +18.42% 7
Manchester +8 27 £45,000 +1.12% 5
Wales -5 25 £55,000 +29.41% 2
South Wales -9 23 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Cardiff -10 23 £55,000 +29.41% 2
South West -26 23 £44,750 +7.83% 3
Buckinghamshire -16 22 £46,250 +5.71% 2
Bedfordshire +13 21 £62,500 +2.88% 2
Watford -3 20 £56,500 +13.00% 3
Surrey -58 20 £37,500 -18.91% 1
East Midlands -11 17 £46,000 +15.00% 1
Hook - 17 £60,000 -
West Sussex +10 16 £34,000 -28.42% 2
Milton Keynes +1 16 £48,750 -30.35% 2
Basingstoke -12 15 £39,500 +12.85%
Scotland -30 14 £40,000 -23.80% 1

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1528 (74.00%) Cisco
2 1017 (49.25%) Firewall
3 975 (47.22%) WAN
4 958 (46.39%) BGP
5 951 (46.05%) Cisco Certification
6 835 (40.44%) OSPF
7 746 (36.13%) LAN
8 737 (35.69%) CCNP
9 697 (33.75%) VPN
10 633 (30.65%) Telecoms
11 491 (23.78%) VoIP
12 489 (23.68%) TCP/IP
13 478 (23.15%) Juniper
14 449 (21.74%) Windows
15 445 (21.55%) CheckPoint
16 438 (21.21%) DNS
17 413 (20.00%) CCNA
18 372 (18.01%) VMware
19 344 (16.66%) Load Balancing
20 330 (15.98%) EIGRP
21 324 (15.69%) Ethernet
22 308 (14.92%) Linux
23 298 (14.43%) Internet
24 280 (13.56%) Cisco ASA
25 277 (13.41%) Network Security
26 268 (12.98%) VLAN
27 267 (12.93%) DHCP
28 264 (12.78%) F5
29 262 (12.69%) ITIL
30 250 (12.11%) Microsoft

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 185 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 117 (5.67%) Lync
2 117 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 116 (5.62%) IIS
4 71 (3.44%) Apache
5 43 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (1.94%) SharePoint
7 25 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
8 19 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.19%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.15%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.15%) SAS
17 1 (0.048%) CMS
Applications
1 135 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 64 (3.10%) MS Office
3 39 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.29%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.097%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.24%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.097%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (1.11%) IaaS
3 19 (0.92%) Office 365
4 16 (0.77%) SaaS
5 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1017 (49.25%) Firewall
2 975 (47.22%) WAN
3 958 (46.39%) BGP
4 835 (40.44%) OSPF
5 746 (36.13%) LAN
6 697 (33.75%) VPN
7 491 (23.78%) VoIP
8 489 (23.68%) TCP/IP
9 438 (21.21%) DNS
10 330 (15.98%) EIGRP
11 324 (15.69%) Ethernet
12 298 (14.43%) Internet
13 280 (13.56%) Cisco ASA
14 277 (13.41%) Network Security
15 268 (12.98%) VLAN
16 267 (12.93%) DHCP
17 244 (11.82%) VPLS
18 227 (10.99%) IPsec
19 214 (10.36%) Wireless
20 213 (10.31%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.11%) MySQL
3 21 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.097%) Big Data
7 2 (0.097%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.048%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.048%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.048%) EDMS
8 1 (0.048%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.048%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.097%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.048%) TestDirector
General
1 633 (30.65%) Telecoms
2 216 (10.46%) Finance
3 81 (3.92%) Retail
4 70 (3.39%) Law
4 70 (3.39%) Billing
5 37 (1.79%) Marketing
6 36 (1.74%) Advertising
7 26 (1.26%) Banking
8 21 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 19 (0.92%) Legal
9 19 (0.92%) Games
10 15 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.68%) Publishing
12 12 (0.58%) French Language
13 11 (0.53%) Back Office
14 8 (0.39%) German Language
15 7 (0.34%) Electronics
16 2 (0.097%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.097%) Local Government
16 2 (0.097%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 774 (37.48%) Network Engineer
2 186 (9.01%) Senior Network Engineer
3 176 (8.52%) Analyst
4 175 (8.47%) Consultant
5 120 (5.81%) Network Analyst
6 114 (5.52%) IP Engineer
7 112 (5.42%) Architect
8 102 (4.94%) Security Engineer
9 98 (4.75%) Support Engineer
10 95 (4.60%) Team Leader
11 91 (4.41%) Network Support
12 89 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 77 (3.73%) Network Architect
14 71 (3.44%) Design Engineer
15 68 (3.29%) Network Security Engineer
16 57 (2.76%) Project Manager
16 57 (2.76%) Senior IP Engineer
17 56 (2.71%) Cisco Engineer
17 56 (2.71%) Network Consultant
18 50 (2.42%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.48%) .NET
1 10 (0.48%) CSS
2 9 (0.44%) XML
3 8 (0.39%) SOAP
4 6 (0.29%) REST
4 6 (0.29%) COM
5 5 (0.24%) VXML
5 5 (0.24%) JSP
6 4 (0.19%) JSON
6 4 (0.19%) Velocity
6 4 (0.19%) JavaFX
6 4 (0.19%) JAX-WS
6 4 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.19%) J2SE
6 4 (0.19%) Servlets
6 4 (0.19%) Web Services
6 4 (0.19%) JDBC
6 4 (0.19%) J2EE
6 4 (0.19%) HTML
7 3 (0.15%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.26%) Clustering
2 78 (3.78%) Blackberry
3 55 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
4 54 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 50 (2.42%) Smartphone
6 36 (1.74%) Statistics
7 35 (1.69%) PKI
8 28 (1.36%) SecurID
9 25 (1.21%) Mathematics
10 23 (1.11%) Digital Media
11 22 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 16 (0.77%) Replication
13 15 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
14 14 (0.68%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.53%) Equities
15 11 (0.53%) CMDB
16 10 (0.48%) Client/Server
17 8 (0.39%) iPhone
17 8 (0.39%) Open Source
18 7 (0.34%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 449 (21.74%) Windows
2 308 (14.92%) Linux
3 219 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 165 (7.99%) UNIX
5 163 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 103 (4.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (2.08%) Windows 7
9 25 (1.21%) Windows XP
10 20 (0.97%) Solaris
11 16 (0.77%) CentOS
12 10 (0.48%) Android
13 7 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.29%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.29%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.19%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.19%) HPUX
15 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.15%) i5/OS
17 2 (0.097%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (16.66%) Load Balancing
2 262 (12.69%) ITIL
3 249 (12.06%) Network Management
4 225 (10.90%) Network Design
5 198 (9.59%) Project Management
6 138 (6.68%) Service Delivery
7 127 (6.15%) PRINCE2
8 117 (5.67%) E-Commerce
9 101 (4.89%) Network Architecture
10 95 (4.60%) Change Management
11 92 (4.46%) Incident Management
12 82 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
13 62 (3.00%) WAN Optimisation
14 61 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
15 50 (2.42%) Capacity Management
16 48 (2.32%) Network Monitoring
17 43 (2.08%) Service Management
18 40 (1.94%) Root Cause Analysis
19 38 (1.84%) Business Development
20 37 (1.79%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 121 (5.86%) Perl
1 121 (5.86%) SQL
2 78 (3.78%) PowerShell
3 75 (3.63%) Bash Shell
4 59 (2.86%) Java
5 39 (1.89%) C
6 33 (1.60%) Python
7 25 (1.21%) PHP
8 24 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 12 (0.58%) Tcl
10 5 (0.24%) PowerHouse
11 4 (0.19%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.15%) Lisp
12 3 (0.15%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.097%) R
13 2 (0.097%) C#
13 2 (0.097%) VBScript
13 2 (0.097%) VB
14 1 (0.048%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.048%) RPG
Qualifications
1 951 (46.05%) Cisco Certification
2 737 (35.69%) CCNP
3 413 (20.00%) CCNA
4 200 (9.69%) CCIE
5 155 (7.51%) Degree
6 109 (5.28%) CCIP
7 106 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 100 (4.84%) MCSE
9 83 (4.02%) CCSA
10 74 (3.58%) Security Cleared
11 71 (3.44%) CCDP
12 69 (3.34%) CCSE
13 60 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
13 60 (2.91%) CCSP
14 52 (2.52%) MCSA
15 46 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 45 (2.18%) SC Cleared
17 43 (2.08%) MCITP
18 37 (1.79%) JNCIA
19 35 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.50%) PCI DSS
2 80 (3.87%) SLA
3 37 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.29%) QA
6 5 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.19%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 234 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 171 (8.28%) Active Directory
3 90 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
4 65 (3.15%) Hyper-V
5 61 (2.95%) vSphere
6 49 (2.37%) XenApp
7 36 (1.74%) VMware ESX
8 32 (1.55%) Terminal Services
9 27 (1.31%) UAG
10 19 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 17 (0.82%) DFS Replication
12 12 (0.58%) Xen
13 10 (0.48%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.39%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.29%) vCloud
16 5 (0.24%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.24%) Snort
16 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.24%) NLBS
17 4 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (2.42%) CiscoWorks
2 40 (1.94%) OpenView
3 35 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 30 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 24 (1.16%) Cacti
6 22 (1.07%) SCOM
7 21 (1.02%) Netcool
7 21 (1.02%) MOM
8 19 (0.92%) SCCM
9 18 (0.87%) Nagios
10 17 (0.82%) HP NNM
11 15 (0.73%) Backup Exec
12 12 (0.58%) WSUS
12 12 (0.58%) Nessus
13 11 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
14 9 (0.44%) Foglight
15 7 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.34%) FortiGate
15 7 (0.34%) WhatsUp Gold
16 6 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1528 (74.00%) Cisco
2 478 (23.15%) Juniper
3 445 (21.55%) CheckPoint
4 372 (18.01%) VMware
5 264 (12.78%) F5
6 250 (12.11%) Microsoft
7 192 (9.30%) HP
8 129 (6.25%) Citrix
8 129 (6.25%) SolarWinds
9 91 (4.41%) Red Hat
10 77 (3.73%) Riverbed
11 73 (3.54%) Fortinet
12 63 (3.05%) Blue Coat
13 61 (2.95%) Avaya
14 59 (2.86%) Aruba
15 57 (2.76%) Mitel
16 52 (2.52%) Oracle
17 47 (2.28%) ProCurve
18 45 (2.18%) Nokia
18 45 (2.18%) Brocade
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Incredible Company Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Great package and bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Asset Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Salary: £45-51k + £3k on-call + overtime and bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
UK
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40,000 to £45,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + training + experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago