Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 140 132
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 +20
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 131 179 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.08% 2.08% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.95% 8.31% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 118 121 174
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +17.65%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £49,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.00% +5.26%

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 1317 2153 2690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.91% 25.06% 24.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 1551 2006
Berkshire median annual salary £45,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.00% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +4 74 £57,500 -4.17% 5
Bracknell +5 15 £60,250 +20.50%
Slough 0 12 £45,000 +5.88%
Newbury -10 7 £55,000 +100.00%
Windsor +5 3 £77,500 +3.33%
Maidenhead +21 2 £72,500 +52.63%
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 105 (80.15%) Cisco
2 94 (71.76%) Firewall
3 92 (70.23%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (58.02%) CCNP
5 74 (56.49%) BGP
6 73 (55.73%) OSPF
7 71 (54.20%) Cisco ASA
8 58 (44.27%) F5
9 55 (41.98%) WAN
10 54 (41.22%) TCP/IP
11 51 (38.93%) Juniper
12 49 (37.40%) VPN
13 46 (35.11%) Data Centre
14 39 (29.77%) ITIL
14 39 (29.77%) CheckPoint
14 39 (29.77%) Network Security
15 37 (28.24%) Network Design
16 35 (26.72%) IPsec
17 33 (25.19%) Ethernet
17 33 (25.19%) CCIE
18 31 (23.66%) Network Monitoring
19 30 (22.90%) Cisco Nexus
19 30 (22.90%) Telecoms
20 29 (22.14%) Load Balancing
21 28 (21.37%) VLAN
22 26 (19.85%) CCNA
22 26 (19.85%) DNS
22 26 (19.85%) Windows
23 25 (19.08%) Wireless
24 24 (18.32%) LAN

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 11 (8.40%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.87%) Apache
2 9 (6.87%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.05%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.53%) IIS
4 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (3.05%) GitHub
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (71.76%) Firewall
2 74 (56.49%) BGP
3 73 (55.73%) OSPF
4 71 (54.20%) Cisco ASA
5 55 (41.98%) WAN
6 54 (41.22%) TCP/IP
7 49 (37.40%) VPN
8 39 (29.77%) Network Security
9 35 (26.72%) IPsec
10 33 (25.19%) Ethernet
11 30 (22.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 28 (21.37%) VLAN
13 26 (19.85%) DNS
14 25 (19.08%) Wireless
15 24 (18.32%) LAN
16 21 (16.03%) EIGRP
17 20 (15.27%) SSL
18 19 (14.50%) SNMP
19 18 (13.74%) tcpdump
20 17 (12.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.87%) MySQL
2 9 (6.87%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (6.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.05%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Ant
1 4 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.05%) GitLab
1 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.05%) Maven
1 4 (3.05%) Subversion
1 4 (3.05%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (22.90%) Telecoms
2 17 (12.98%) Finance
3 15 (11.45%) Marketing
4 13 (9.92%) Billing
5 10 (7.63%) Electronics
5 10 (7.63%) Manufacturing
6 9 (6.87%) Back Office
7 7 (5.34%) Advertising
8 2 (1.53%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (1.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (48.09%) Network Engineer
2 35 (26.72%) Senior Network Engineer
3 23 (17.56%) Support Engineer
4 20 (15.27%) Network Support
4 20 (15.27%) Network Support Engineer
5 18 (13.74%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (12.21%) Administrator
7 14 (10.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (10.69%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (10.69%) Security Engineer
8 13 (9.92%) Analyst
8 13 (9.92%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 13 (9.92%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (9.92%) Support Analyst
8 13 (9.92%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (8.40%) Senior Network Support
9 11 (8.40%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 11 (8.40%) Senior Support Engineer
9 11 (8.40%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 9 (6.87%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.58%) POSIX
2 4 (3.05%) JSON
2 4 (3.05%) REST
2 4 (3.05%) Web Services
3 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.76%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 46 (35.11%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.45%) Computer Science
3 13 (9.92%) FlexPod
4 9 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.11%) Virtual Team
6 6 (4.58%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.58%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (3.05%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.76%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.85%) Windows
2 17 (12.98%) Linux
3 11 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (7.63%) Unix
4 10 (7.63%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.05%) CentOS
6 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.05%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.53%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.77%) ITIL
2 37 (28.24%) Network Design
3 31 (23.66%) Network Monitoring
4 29 (22.14%) Load Balancing
5 24 (18.32%) Presales
6 22 (16.79%) Mentoring
7 20 (15.27%) Incident Management
8 17 (12.98%) Time Management
9 16 (12.21%) Migration
9 16 (12.21%) Project Management
10 14 (10.69%) Service Delivery
11 13 (9.92%) Application Performance Management
11 13 (9.92%) Converged Infrastructure
11 13 (9.92%) ITIL V3
11 13 (9.92%) Line Management
11 13 (9.92%) Performance Management
11 13 (9.92%) Security Management
11 13 (9.92%) SIEM
12 12 (9.16%) DevOps
13 10 (7.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.92%) SQL
2 10 (7.63%) Bash Shell
3 8 (6.11%) Python
4 4 (3.05%) Java
4 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.05%) Perl
4 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.05%) Scala
4 4 (3.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (70.23%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (58.02%) CCNP
3 33 (25.19%) CCIE
4 26 (19.85%) CCNA
5 18 (13.74%) Degree
6 15 (11.45%) JNCIA
7 12 (9.16%) JNCIP
8 10 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (6.11%) JNCIE
10 7 (5.34%) SC Cleared
10 7 (5.34%) Security Cleared
11 6 (4.58%) CCIP
12 5 (3.82%) CCDA
12 5 (3.82%) HND
12 5 (3.82%) JNCIS
13 4 (3.05%) CCDP
13 4 (3.05%) CCSP
13 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (2.29%) MCITP
14 3 (2.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.92%) QA
2 4 (3.05%) SLA
3 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (16.03%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.74%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.16%) XenApp
5 9 (6.87%) KVM
5 9 (6.87%) Terminal Services
5 9 (6.87%) VMware Workstation
5 9 (6.87%) XenServer
6 8 (6.11%) NFS
7 5 (3.82%) vSphere
8 4 (3.05%) Docker
8 4 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.29%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (9.92%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (6.87%) WSUS
2 9 (6.87%) ZABBIX
3 7 (5.34%) FortiGate
4 4 (3.05%) Ansible
4 4 (3.05%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.05%) Nagios
4 4 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.05%) Puppet
4 4 (3.05%) Salt
4 4 (3.05%) Terraform
5 2 (1.53%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.53%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.76%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 105 (80.15%) Cisco
2 58 (44.27%) F5
3 51 (38.93%) Juniper
4 39 (29.77%) CheckPoint
5 23 (17.56%) HP
6 21 (16.03%) Fortinet
6 21 (16.03%) Palo Alto
6 21 (16.03%) VMware
7 18 (13.74%) Citrix
7 18 (13.74%) SolarWinds
8 17 (12.98%) NetScout
9 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
10 15 (11.45%) Aruba
10 15 (11.45%) Meraki
11 13 (9.92%) Brocade
11 13 (9.92%) Sourcefire
12 10 (7.63%) SAP
13 9 (6.87%) McAfee
14 5 (3.82%) Arista
14 5 (3.82%) Extreme Networks