Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 114 114
Rank change year-on-year -84 0 -8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 68 167 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.02% 2.54% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.14% 10.89% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 47 175 232
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -15.61%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -3.85%

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 1,322 1,533 2,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.79% 23.30% 25.90%
Number of salaries quoted 968 1,192 1,927
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +5.49%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -23 23 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Bracknell -28 15 - -
Slough -4 12 £42,500 -5.56%
Maidenhead - 10 £60,000 - 1
Newbury -23 3 £62,500 +13.64% 1
Wokingham -16 1 - - 1
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 63 (92.65%) Cisco
2 50 (73.53%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (63.24%) BGP
4 40 (58.82%) WAN
5 39 (57.35%) VPN
6 38 (55.88%) CCNP
7 37 (54.41%) OSPF
8 33 (48.53%) Juniper
9 32 (47.06%) Ethernet
9 32 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
10 31 (45.59%) LAN
11 29 (42.65%) Firewall
12 23 (33.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 21 (30.88%) CheckPoint
13 21 (30.88%) ITIL
13 21 (30.88%) SNMP
14 20 (29.41%) WLAN
14 20 (29.41%) DNS
15 19 (27.94%) CCDP
15 19 (27.94%) VLAN
15 19 (27.94%) Network Design
16 18 (26.47%) CCSE
16 18 (26.47%) Load Balancing
16 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
16 18 (26.47%) Presales
17 17 (25.00%) TCP/IP
17 17 (25.00%) Network Security
18 16 (23.53%) Fortinet
18 16 (23.53%) JNCIP
18 16 (23.53%) SSL

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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 15 (22.06%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.41%) SoftLayer
2 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (63.24%) BGP
2 40 (58.82%) WAN
3 39 (57.35%) VPN
4 37 (54.41%) OSPF
5 32 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
5 32 (47.06%) Ethernet
6 31 (45.59%) LAN
7 29 (42.65%) Firewall
8 21 (30.88%) SNMP
9 20 (29.41%) DNS
9 20 (29.41%) WLAN
10 19 (27.94%) VLAN
11 17 (25.00%) Network Security
11 17 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 16 (23.53%) DHCP
12 16 (23.53%) EIGRP
12 16 (23.53%) SSL
13 15 (22.06%) FWSM
13 15 (22.06%) Wireless
13 15 (22.06%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.47%) Legal
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Network Engineer
2 23 (33.82%) Architect
3 18 (26.47%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (22.06%) Security Architect
4 15 (22.06%) Security Solutions Architect
5 8 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) IP Architect
7 5 (7.35%) IP Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Network Specialist
7 5 (7.35%) Product Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Core Network Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) IP Network Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Network Architect
9 2 (2.94%) Network Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) NOC Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
3 15 (22.06%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.94%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) ITIL
2 19 (27.94%) Network Design
3 18 (26.47%) Load Balancing
3 18 (26.47%) Presales
4 15 (22.06%) E-Commerce
4 15 (22.06%) Incident Management
4 15 (22.06%) ITIL V3
4 15 (22.06%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 15 (22.06%) SIEM
4 15 (22.06%) Software Optimisation
4 15 (22.06%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (13.24%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (10.29%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (7.35%) Network Management
8 3 (4.41%) Change Management
8 3 (4.41%) ITSM
8 3 (4.41%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (4.41%) Tech Ops
9 2 (2.94%) Customer-Centricity
9 2 (2.94%) Validation
Qualifications
1 50 (73.53%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (55.88%) CCNP
3 19 (27.94%) CCDP
4 18 (26.47%) CCSE
5 16 (23.53%) CISSP
5 16 (23.53%) JNCIP
6 15 (22.06%) IISP
6 15 (22.06%) ISSAP
7 13 (19.12%) CCIE
8 12 (17.65%) CCNA
9 9 (13.24%) CCSP
10 8 (11.76%) CCVP
11 4 (5.88%) JNCIE
12 2 (2.94%) Degree
12 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
13 1 (1.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (1.47%) CCDA
13 1 (1.47%) CCSA
13 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) NFS
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (22.06%) QRadar
2 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 63 (92.65%) Cisco
2 33 (48.53%) Juniper
3 21 (30.88%) CheckPoint
4 16 (23.53%) Fortinet
5 15 (22.06%) Forcepoint
5 15 (22.06%) IBM
5 15 (22.06%) LogRhythm
5 15 (22.06%) Splunk
5 15 (22.06%) Tufin
6 9 (13.24%) Palo Alto
7 8 (11.76%) HP
8 5 (7.35%) F5
8 5 (7.35%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.88%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (5.88%) Meraki
9 4 (5.88%) VMware
10 2 (2.94%) Aruba
10 2 (2.94%) Citrix
10 2 (2.94%) Nokia
11 1 (1.47%) EMC