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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 113 71 86
Rank change year-on-year -42 +15  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 71 174 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.13% 3.52% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.94% 13.27% 10.31%
Number of salaries quoted 63 140 93
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £36,350 £37,100
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.16% -2.00%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 794 1311 1474
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.82% 26.52% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 609 1074 941
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -28 17 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Newbury -1 15 £55,000 +10.00%
Slough +28 11 £50,000 - 1
Bracknell -2 9 £50,000 - 1
Windsor -15 2 £77,500 +29.16%
Wokingham - 2 £37,750 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 109 (73.15%) Cisco
2 96 (64.43%) Cisco Certification
3 88 (59.06%) Firewall
4 82 (55.03%) CCNP
5 62 (41.61%) Network Design
6 61 (40.94%) OSPF
7 60 (40.27%) VPN
8 56 (37.58%) BGP
9 53 (35.57%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (34.23%) Telecoms
11 45 (30.20%) Juniper
12 37 (24.83%) Wireless
13 32 (21.48%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (20.81%) CCIE
15 30 (20.13%) Presales
16 27 (18.12%) TCP/IP
17 26 (17.45%) Marketing
18 25 (16.78%) F5
18 25 (16.78%) IPv6
18 25 (16.78%) Data Centre
19 22 (14.77%) Palo Alto
19 22 (14.77%) Cisco PIX
20 21 (14.09%) IPsec
21 19 (12.75%) JNCIP
22 18 (12.08%) WAN
23 17 (11.41%) CCIP
24 16 (10.74%) JNCIE
24 16 (10.74%) CCNA
24 16 (10.74%) LAN
24 16 (10.74%) Migration

MPLS
Top Related 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 (2.68%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.34%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.67%) Apache
3 1 (0.67%) IIS
3 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.71%) MS Office
2 10 (6.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.34%) IaaS
2 2 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 88 (59.06%) Firewall
2 61 (40.94%) OSPF
3 60 (40.27%) VPN
4 56 (37.58%) BGP
5 53 (35.57%) Cisco ASA
6 37 (24.83%) Wireless
7 32 (21.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 27 (18.12%) TCP/IP
9 25 (16.78%) IPv6
10 22 (14.77%) Cisco PIX
11 21 (14.09%) IPsec
12 18 (12.08%) WAN
13 16 (10.74%) LAN
14 15 (10.07%) Ethernet
15 14 (9.40%) EIGRP
15 14 (9.40%) Multicast
16 13 (8.72%) DWDM
17 12 (8.05%) DNS
17 12 (8.05%) RIP
18 11 (7.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) Couchbase
2 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.67%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 51 (34.23%) Telecoms
2 26 (17.45%) Marketing
3 7 (4.70%) Finance
3 7 (4.70%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.03%) Electronics
5 5 (3.36%) Back Office
6 3 (2.01%) Billing
7 2 (1.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (57.05%) Network Engineer
2 33 (22.15%) IP Engineer
3 17 (11.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (10.07%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (9.40%) Design Engineer
5 14 (9.40%) IP Design Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) Architect
7 11 (7.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (6.71%) IP Architect
8 10 (6.71%) IP Network Engineer
8 10 (6.71%) Network Architect
8 10 (6.71%) Product Manager
9 9 (6.04%) Senior IP Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) Support Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) Consultant
10 8 (5.37%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Network Manager
12 5 (3.36%) Administrator
12 5 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.04%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.01%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.03%) Linux
2 4 (2.68%) Windows
2 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.34%) Unix
4 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (41.61%) Network Design
2 30 (20.13%) Presales
3 16 (10.74%) Migration
4 10 (6.71%) Network Management
5 9 (6.04%) Product Management
6 8 (5.37%) Service Management
7 7 (4.70%) ITIL
8 5 (3.36%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (3.36%) Marketing Strategy
8 5 (3.36%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.36%) Product Marketing
9 4 (2.68%) Functional Testing
9 4 (2.68%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (2.68%) Test Strategy
10 3 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.01%) Change Management
10 3 (2.01%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (2.01%) High Availability
10 3 (2.01%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (2.01%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.70%) Python
2 4 (2.68%) Perl
3 3 (2.01%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.01%) Tcl
4 2 (1.34%) PHP
4 2 (1.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (64.43%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (55.03%) CCNP
3 31 (20.81%) CCIE
4 19 (12.75%) JNCIP
5 17 (11.41%) CCIP
6 16 (10.74%) CCNA
6 16 (10.74%) JNCIE
7 13 (8.72%) Degree
8 6 (4.03%) CCSP
9 5 (3.36%) CCVP
10 3 (2.01%) CCDA
10 3 (2.01%) CCDP
10 3 (2.01%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.67%) CCSE
11 1 (0.67%) CEH
11 1 (0.67%) CISSP
11 1 (0.67%) HND
11 1 (0.67%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.68%) NFS
2 4 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.67%) Firmware
4 1 (0.67%) KVM
4 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.67%) XenApp
4 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (5.37%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.67%) QRadar
2 1 (0.67%) Simpana
2 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.67%) WSUS
2 1 (0.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 109 (73.15%) Cisco
2 45 (30.20%) Juniper
3 25 (16.78%) F5
4 22 (14.77%) Palo Alto
5 11 (7.38%) Huawei
6 6 (4.03%) HP
7 5 (3.36%) VMware
8 4 (2.68%) BroadSoft
8 4 (2.68%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.68%) Ericsson
8 4 (2.68%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.68%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.01%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.01%) Brocade
10 2 (1.34%) AirMagnet
10 2 (1.34%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.34%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.34%) Oracle
10 2 (1.34%) Riverbed
11 1 (0.67%) Dell
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