Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 130 112
Rank change year-on-year -12 -18 -4
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 126 164 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.87% 2.14% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.17% 8.72% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 87 133 245
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,950
90th Percentile £72,000 £78,750 £70,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -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 1,374 1,881 2,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.35% 24.57% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 993 1,345 2,164
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%

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 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Berkshire

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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 22 February 2018. 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 +26 76 £53,750 -6.52% 3
Bracknell +8 18 - - 1
Newbury -31 8 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Maidenhead - 8 £60,000 - 1
Wokingham -7 1 - -
Slough -8 1 £29,500 -30.59%
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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.

1 105 (83.33%) Cisco
2 81 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (64.29%) Firewall
3 72 (57.14%) OSPF
4 69 (54.76%) WAN
5 67 (53.17%) Juniper
6 65 (51.59%) BGP
7 64 (50.79%) CCNP
8 61 (48.41%) Cisco ASA
9 51 (40.48%) TCP/IP
10 47 (37.30%) ITIL
11 46 (36.51%) DNS
12 45 (35.71%) VPN
13 44 (34.92%) Data Centre
14 42 (33.33%) Network Security
15 39 (30.95%) F5
15 39 (30.95%) Ethernet
16 38 (30.16%) LAN
17 37 (29.37%) CheckPoint
18 36 (28.57%) SNMP
18 36 (28.57%) Network Design
19 34 (26.98%) CCIE
20 32 (25.40%) Load Balancing
21 31 (24.60%) IPsec
22 25 (19.84%) Internet
22 25 (19.84%) Wireless
22 25 (19.84%) SSL
22 25 (19.84%) HP
22 25 (19.84%) Fortinet
23 24 (19.05%) VLAN

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 15 (11.90%) IIS
2 6 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (3.17%) GitHub
2 4 (3.17%) SaaS
3 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.59%) Office 365
4 1 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.79%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 81 (64.29%) Firewall
2 72 (57.14%) OSPF
3 69 (54.76%) WAN
4 65 (51.59%) BGP
5 61 (48.41%) Cisco ASA
6 51 (40.48%) TCP/IP
7 46 (36.51%) DNS
8 45 (35.71%) VPN
9 42 (33.33%) Network Security
10 39 (30.95%) Ethernet
11 38 (30.16%) LAN
12 36 (28.57%) SNMP
13 31 (24.60%) IPsec
14 25 (19.84%) Internet
14 25 (19.84%) SSL
14 25 (19.84%) Wireless
15 24 (19.05%) VLAN
15 24 (19.05%) WLAN
16 22 (17.46%) SSH
17 20 (15.87%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Ant
1 4 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.17%) GitLab
1 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.17%) Maven
1 4 (3.17%) Subversion
1 4 (3.17%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (13.49%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.14%) Finance
3 8 (6.35%) Advertising
4 7 (5.56%) Marketing
5 6 (4.76%) Billing
6 3 (2.38%) Electronics
6 3 (2.38%) Legal
6 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.59%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (42.06%) Network Engineer
2 30 (23.81%) Architect
3 21 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 18 (14.29%) Network Architect
5 17 (13.49%) Security Architect
6 12 (9.52%) Administrator
6 12 (9.52%) Security Solutions Architect
6 12 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (7.94%) Support Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Network Administrator
8 9 (7.14%) Network Support
8 9 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Security Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Network Design Architect
10 7 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (4.76%) IP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) POSIX
2 4 (3.17%) JSON
2 4 (3.17%) REST
2 4 (3.17%) Web Services
3 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 44 (34.92%) Data Centre
2 21 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 21 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (9.52%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (5.56%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.76%) FlexPod
7 4 (3.17%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.59%) Replication
8 2 (1.59%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.90%) Windows
2 10 (7.94%) Linux
2 10 (7.94%) Unix
3 6 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.17%) CentOS
4 4 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.30%) ITIL
2 36 (28.57%) Network Design
3 32 (25.40%) Load Balancing
4 23 (18.25%) Presales
5 22 (17.46%) Incident Management
6 21 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
7 19 (15.08%) SIEM
8 18 (14.29%) ITIL V3
9 14 (11.11%) Migration
10 13 (10.32%) Network Management
11 12 (9.52%) E-Commerce
11 12 (9.52%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 12 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (9.52%) Software Optimisation
11 12 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (8.73%) Service Delivery
13 10 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (7.94%) Project Management
14 8 (6.35%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.32%) Bash Shell
2 7 (5.56%) Python
3 4 (3.17%) Java
3 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.17%) Scala
3 4 (3.17%) SQL
4 3 (2.38%) Perl
5 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (50.79%) CCNP
3 34 (26.98%) CCIE
4 24 (19.05%) JNCIP
5 23 (18.25%) CCNA
6 21 (16.67%) Degree
7 19 (15.08%) CCDP
8 15 (11.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (11.11%) CCSE
10 12 (9.52%) CISSP
10 12 (9.52%) IISP
10 12 (9.52%) ISSAP
10 12 (9.52%) JNCIA
10 12 (9.52%) JNCIE
11 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
11 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
12 6 (4.76%) CCDA
12 6 (4.76%) HND
12 6 (4.76%) JNCIS
13 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) SLA
2 6 (4.76%) QA
3 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.11%) NFS
3 11 (8.73%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.94%) FreeRADIUS
4 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.17%) Docker
5 4 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.38%) vSphere
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (9.52%) QRadar
2 8 (6.35%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (5.56%) FortiGate
4 5 (3.97%) Nagios
5 4 (3.17%) Ansible
5 4 (3.17%) Kubernetes
5 4 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.17%) Puppet
5 4 (3.17%) Salt
5 4 (3.17%) Terraform
6 3 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (2.38%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.79%) Cacti
7 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 105 (83.33%) Cisco
2 67 (53.17%) Juniper
3 39 (30.95%) F5
4 37 (29.37%) CheckPoint
5 25 (19.84%) Fortinet
5 25 (19.84%) HP
6 24 (19.05%) Palo Alto
7 13 (10.32%) Aruba
7 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
7 13 (10.32%) VMware
8 12 (9.52%) Forcepoint
8 12 (9.52%) IBM
8 12 (9.52%) LogRhythm
8 12 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 12 (9.52%) Splunk
8 12 (9.52%) Tufin
9 10 (7.94%) Citrix
9 10 (7.94%) Meraki
10 7 (5.56%) Arista
10 7 (5.56%) NetScout