Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 121 128
Rank change year-on-year -90 +7 -18
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 51 153 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.78% 2.43% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 10.81% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 53 148 171
Berkshire median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.65% -1.74%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £69,600 £70,000 £72,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £52,250
% change year-on-year +2.04% -6.22% +4.50%

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 1,182 1,416 2,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.05% 22.48% 25.28%
Number of salaries quoted 908 1,082 1,691
Berkshire median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% - -
10th Percentile £26,925 £26,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £72,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% +4.71%

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 September 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 -48 13 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Slough -3 12 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Bracknell -33 10 £80,000 +60.00% 2
Newbury +2 8 £62,500 +13.64%
Maidenhead - 6 £60,000 - 1
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 49 (96.08%) Cisco
2 41 (80.39%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (70.59%) BGP
4 33 (64.71%) CCNP
5 32 (62.75%) WAN
6 27 (52.94%) Juniper
6 27 (52.94%) OSPF
7 25 (49.02%) Firewall
7 25 (49.02%) VPN
8 24 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (43.14%) LAN
10 19 (37.25%) Ethernet
11 15 (29.41%) WLAN
11 15 (29.41%) CheckPoint
11 15 (29.41%) Wireless
12 14 (27.45%) EIGRP
12 14 (27.45%) CCDP
12 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
12 14 (27.45%) VLAN
13 13 (25.49%) Fortinet
13 13 (25.49%) CCSE
13 13 (25.49%) Network Design
13 13 (25.49%) ITIL
13 13 (25.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 13 (25.49%) Presales
14 12 (23.53%) Cisco Wireless
14 12 (23.53%) DNS
14 12 (23.53%) SNMP
14 12 (23.53%) Load Balancing
15 11 (21.57%) JNCIP

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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 10 (19.61%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.88%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (70.59%) BGP
2 32 (62.75%) WAN
3 27 (52.94%) OSPF
4 25 (49.02%) Firewall
4 25 (49.02%) VPN
5 24 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (43.14%) LAN
7 19 (37.25%) Ethernet
8 15 (29.41%) Wireless
8 15 (29.41%) WLAN
9 14 (27.45%) EIGRP
9 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
9 14 (27.45%) VLAN
10 12 (23.53%) Cisco Wireless
10 12 (23.53%) DNS
10 12 (23.53%) SNMP
11 11 (21.57%) DHCP
11 11 (21.57%) SSL
12 10 (19.61%) Cisco Firepower
12 10 (19.61%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Big Data
General
1 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Network Engineer
2 20 (39.22%) Architect
3 13 (25.49%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (19.61%) Security Architect
4 10 (19.61%) Security Solutions Architect
5 8 (15.69%) IP Architect
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) IP Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Network Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Security Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Network Architect
10 1 (1.96%) Juniper Engineer
10 1 (1.96%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 1 (1.96%) Presales Solution Architect
10 1 (1.96%) Presales Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 10 (19.61%) Cyberthreat
2 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) ITIL
1 13 (25.49%) Network Design
1 13 (25.49%) Presales
2 12 (23.53%) Load Balancing
3 10 (19.61%) E-Commerce
3 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
3 10 (19.61%) ITIL V3
3 10 (19.61%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 10 (19.61%) SIEM
3 10 (19.61%) Software Optimisation
3 10 (19.61%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (9.80%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (1.96%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.96%) Line Management
7 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.96%) Network Management
7 1 (1.96%) Tech Ops
Qualifications
1 41 (80.39%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (64.71%) CCNP
3 14 (27.45%) CCDP
4 13 (25.49%) CCSE
5 11 (21.57%) CISSP
5 11 (21.57%) JNCIP
6 10 (19.61%) CCNA
6 10 (19.61%) IISP
6 10 (19.61%) ISSAP
7 9 (17.65%) CCSP
8 8 (15.69%) CCIE
8 8 (15.69%) CCVP
9 6 (11.76%) JNCIE
10 3 (5.88%) Degree
10 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (1.96%) CCDA
11 1 (1.96%) CCSA
11 1 (1.96%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) QRadar
2 4 (7.84%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 49 (96.08%) Cisco
2 27 (52.94%) Juniper
3 15 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 13 (25.49%) Fortinet
5 10 (19.61%) IBM
5 10 (19.61%) LogRhythm
5 10 (19.61%) Splunk
5 10 (19.61%) Tufin
6 8 (15.69%) Forcepoint
7 6 (11.76%) Palo Alto
8 5 (9.80%) SolarWinds
9 4 (7.84%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (7.84%) Meraki
9 4 (7.84%) Nokia
10 3 (5.88%) HP
11 1 (1.96%) Arista
11 1 (1.96%) F5
11 1 (1.96%) VMware