Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 125 91
Rank change year-on-year -43 -34 +1
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 98 158 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.42% 2.36% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.76% 10.03% 11.57%
Number of salaries quoted 65 168 275
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,750 £66,250
South East median annual salary £52,500 £52,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.48% +4.50% -4.76%

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 1,449 1,576 2,497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.98% 23.54% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,038 1,188 2,015
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £71,250
South East median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% -2.30% +2.35%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +13 40 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Bracknell -7 22 - -
Maidenhead - 14 £60,000 - 1
Slough 0 10 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Newbury -34 5 £52,500 -4.55%
Wokingham -17 1 - -
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 87 (88.78%) Cisco
2 70 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (62.24%) WAN
4 55 (56.12%) CCNP
5 52 (53.06%) OSPF
6 51 (52.04%) VPN
7 49 (50.00%) BGP
7 49 (50.00%) Juniper
8 48 (48.98%) Firewall
9 47 (47.96%) LAN
10 46 (46.94%) Cisco ASA
11 40 (40.82%) Ethernet
12 39 (39.80%) DNS
13 34 (34.69%) SNMP
13 34 (34.69%) ITIL
13 34 (34.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 33 (33.67%) TCP/IP
14 33 (33.67%) Network Design
15 32 (32.65%) WLAN
16 30 (30.61%) CheckPoint
16 30 (30.61%) CCDP
17 29 (29.59%) Network Security
18 28 (28.57%) Data Centre
19 27 (27.55%) Load Balancing
19 27 (27.55%) VLAN
19 27 (27.55%) CCSE
20 26 (26.53%) JNCIP
21 25 (25.51%) Fortinet
21 25 (25.51%) Presales
21 25 (25.51%) DHCP

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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 23 (23.47%) IIS
2 3 (3.06%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.08%) SoftLayer
2 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.04%) Office 365
2 2 (2.04%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 61 (62.24%) WAN
2 52 (53.06%) OSPF
3 51 (52.04%) VPN
4 49 (50.00%) BGP
5 48 (48.98%) Firewall
6 47 (47.96%) LAN
7 46 (46.94%) Cisco ASA
8 40 (40.82%) Ethernet
9 39 (39.80%) DNS
10 34 (34.69%) SNMP
11 33 (33.67%) TCP/IP
12 32 (32.65%) WLAN
13 29 (29.59%) Network Security
14 27 (27.55%) VLAN
15 25 (25.51%) DHCP
16 23 (23.47%) Cisco Firepower
16 23 (23.47%) SSL
17 22 (22.45%) FWSM
17 22 (22.45%) Wireshark
18 21 (21.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.04%) Finance
3 1 (1.02%) Advertising
3 1 (1.02%) Electronics
3 1 (1.02%) Legal
3 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.02%) Marketing
3 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (35.71%) Architect
2 34 (34.69%) Network Engineer
3 24 (24.49%) Security Architect
3 24 (24.49%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (22.45%) Security Solutions Architect
5 13 (13.27%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (11.22%) Network Architect
7 6 (6.12%) IP Architect
7 6 (6.12%) IP Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Network Specialist
8 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) LAN Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Product Manager
8 5 (5.10%) Senior Architect
8 5 (5.10%) Senior Network Architect
9 4 (4.08%) Administrator
9 4 (4.08%) NOC Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.08%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) POSIX
2 1 (1.02%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 34 (34.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 28 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 22 (22.45%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (5.10%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.04%) Replication
6 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.08%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.04%) Linux
3 2 (2.04%) Unix
4 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.69%) ITIL
2 33 (33.67%) Network Design
3 27 (27.55%) Load Balancing
4 25 (25.51%) Presales
5 23 (23.47%) SIEM
6 22 (22.45%) E-Commerce
6 22 (22.45%) Incident Management
6 22 (22.45%) ITIL V3
6 22 (22.45%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 22 (22.45%) Software Optimisation
6 22 (22.45%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (8.16%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (8.16%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (7.14%) Network Management
9 5 (5.10%) Decision-Making
9 5 (5.10%) Migration
9 5 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (4.08%) Change Management
10 4 (4.08%) ITSM
10 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.02%) Perl
2 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 70 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (56.12%) CCNP
3 30 (30.61%) CCDP
4 27 (27.55%) CCSE
5 26 (26.53%) JNCIP
6 23 (23.47%) CISSP
7 22 (22.45%) CCIE
7 22 (22.45%) IISP
7 22 (22.45%) ISSAP
8 16 (16.33%) CCNA
9 8 (8.16%) JNCIE
10 7 (7.14%) CCSP
11 6 (6.12%) CCVP
11 6 (6.12%) Degree
12 4 (4.08%) CCDA
12 4 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
13 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
14 2 (2.04%) CCSA
14 2 (2.04%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.12%) FreeRADIUS
3 5 (5.10%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.10%) NFS
4 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (22.45%) QRadar
2 7 (7.14%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.08%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.02%) Cacti
5 1 (1.02%) Nagios
5 1 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.02%) SCCM
5 1 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 87 (88.78%) Cisco
2 49 (50.00%) Juniper
3 30 (30.61%) CheckPoint
4 25 (25.51%) Fortinet
5 22 (22.45%) Forcepoint
5 22 (22.45%) IBM
5 22 (22.45%) LogRhythm
5 22 (22.45%) Palo Alto
5 22 (22.45%) Splunk
5 22 (22.45%) Tufin
6 14 (14.29%) HP
7 13 (13.27%) F5
8 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.14%) VMware
10 5 (5.10%) Aruba
10 5 (5.10%) Meraki
10 5 (5.10%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.08%) Citrix
12 3 (3.06%) Avaya
12 3 (3.06%) Barracuda Networks