Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 140 131
Rank change year-on-year -47 -9 -18
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 62 130 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.09% 1.94% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.16% 9.60% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 50 91 129
Berkshire median annual salary £53,750 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £34,175 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £78,750
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,006 1,354 1,896
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.67% 20.25% 24.62%
Number of salaries quoted 731 982 1,350
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £77,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +1.41%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Berkshire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in Berkshire.

Salary trend for MPLS in Berkshire

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Berkshire

MPLS
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -45 25 £47,500 -17.39% 6
Bracknell -19 11 £80,000 - 3
Slough -10 9 £65,000 +168.04%
Newbury +8 7 £57,000 +8.57% 1
Maidenhead -17 5 £62,500 +4.17% 2
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 48 (77.42%) Cisco
2 47 (75.81%) BGP
3 41 (66.13%) WAN
4 39 (62.90%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (61.29%) OSPF
6 33 (53.23%) Firewall
6 33 (53.23%) CCNP
7 30 (48.39%) Network Management
8 28 (45.16%) SNMP
9 25 (40.32%) CCNA
9 25 (40.32%) Ethernet
10 23 (37.10%) ITIL
11 22 (35.48%) Juniper
12 20 (32.26%) Telecoms
13 18 (29.03%) IPsec
14 17 (27.42%) Network Design
14 17 (27.42%) Change Management
14 17 (27.42%) LAN
14 17 (27.42%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (25.81%) Tech Ops
15 16 (25.81%) xDSL
15 16 (25.81%) PPP
15 16 (25.81%) DSL
15 16 (25.81%) L2TP
15 16 (25.81%) X.21
16 15 (24.19%) VPN
17 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
18 13 (20.97%) Data Centre
19 12 (19.35%) ITSM
19 12 (19.35%) Wireless

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (6.45%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.45%) Office 365
3 3 (4.84%) SaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (75.81%) BGP
2 41 (66.13%) WAN
3 38 (61.29%) OSPF
4 33 (53.23%) Firewall
5 28 (45.16%) SNMP
6 25 (40.32%) Ethernet
7 18 (29.03%) IPsec
8 17 (27.42%) LAN
9 16 (25.81%) DSL
9 16 (25.81%) L2TP
9 16 (25.81%) PPP
9 16 (25.81%) X.21
9 16 (25.81%) xDSL
10 15 (24.19%) VPN
11 14 (22.58%) TCP/IP
12 12 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (19.35%) Wireless
13 11 (17.74%) VoIP
14 8 (12.90%) GGSN
14 8 (12.90%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Big Data
General
1 20 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (64.52%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Network Operations Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Operations Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) NOC Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) GGSN Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Mobile Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) SGSN Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Architect
5 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Cisco Architect
6 5 (8.06%) IP Network Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco Network Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.61%) OAuth
2 1 (1.61%) OpenID
2 1 (1.61%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.84%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Linux
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) CentOS
2 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Network Management
2 23 (37.10%) ITIL
3 17 (27.42%) Change Management
3 17 (27.42%) Network Design
3 17 (27.42%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (25.81%) Tech Ops
5 12 (19.35%) ITSM
6 11 (17.74%) Load Balancing
7 10 (16.13%) Presales
8 8 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (6.45%) Content Management
11 4 (6.45%) DDoS Mitigation
11 4 (6.45%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.45%) ITIL V3
11 4 (6.45%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 4 (6.45%) SIEM
11 4 (6.45%) Software Optimisation
11 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (62.90%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (53.23%) CCNP
3 25 (40.32%) CCNA
4 7 (11.29%) Degree
5 6 (9.68%) CCIE
5 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.45%) CCDP
6 4 (6.45%) CCSE
6 4 (6.45%) CISSP
6 4 (6.45%) IISP
6 4 (6.45%) ISSAP
6 4 (6.45%) JNCIP
6 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.84%) JNCIA
7 3 (4.84%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.61%) CCIP
9 1 (1.61%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.61%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) GPG13
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) vCloud
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) QRadar
2 1 (1.61%) Cacti
2 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.61%) Graphite
2 1 (1.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.61%) Nagios
2 1 (1.61%) Nessus
2 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (77.42%) Cisco
2 22 (35.48%) Juniper
3 11 (17.74%) F5
4 10 (16.13%) VMware
5 7 (11.29%) CheckPoint
6 6 (9.68%) Fortinet
7 4 (6.45%) Concur
7 4 (6.45%) EMC
7 4 (6.45%) IBM
7 4 (6.45%) LogRhythm
7 4 (6.45%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (6.45%) Splunk
7 4 (6.45%) Tufin
8 3 (4.84%) Mitel
8 3 (4.84%) Nokia
9 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.61%) Citrix
10 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.61%) Symantec