Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 241 273 208
Rank change year-on-year +32 -65 +58
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 103 60 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.01% 0.58% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.98% 4.06% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 91 51 122
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +21.05%
10th Percentile £40,750 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +15.79%

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,291 1,479 1,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.60% 14.29% 16.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,145 1,342 1,550
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,050 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% +6.93%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the City of London

MPLS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in the City of London.

Salary trend for MPLS in the City of London

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 76 (73.79%) Cisco
2 66 (64.08%) WAN
3 57 (55.34%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (53.40%) CCNP
5 53 (51.46%) VPN
6 51 (49.51%) Firewall
7 50 (48.54%) BGP
8 47 (45.63%) OSPF
9 41 (39.81%) LAN
10 39 (37.86%) Juniper
11 37 (35.92%) CheckPoint
11 37 (35.92%) Network Security
11 37 (35.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 33 (32.04%) NetScaler
12 33 (32.04%) VPLS
13 32 (31.07%) Cisco IOS
13 32 (31.07%) F5
14 30 (29.13%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (27.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 28 (27.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 28 (27.18%) NX-OS
15 28 (27.18%) Telecoms
15 28 (27.18%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (26.21%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (25.24%) Active Directory
17 26 (25.24%) TCP/IP
18 24 (23.30%) CCIE
19 23 (22.33%) SQL
19 23 (22.33%) Windows
20 22 (21.36%) DNS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 13 (12.62%) Skype for Business
2 9 (8.74%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (7.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.91%) IIS
4 3 (2.91%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.88%) Office 365
4 3 (2.91%) IaaS
4 3 (2.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (64.08%) WAN
2 53 (51.46%) VPN
3 51 (49.51%) Firewall
4 50 (48.54%) BGP
5 47 (45.63%) OSPF
6 41 (39.81%) LAN
7 37 (35.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 37 (35.92%) Network Security
8 33 (32.04%) NetScaler
8 33 (32.04%) VPLS
9 32 (31.07%) Cisco IOS
10 30 (29.13%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (27.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 28 (27.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 28 (27.18%) NX-OS
12 26 (25.24%) TCP/IP
13 22 (21.36%) DNS
14 18 (17.48%) WLAN
15 15 (14.56%) DHCP
16 14 (13.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (27.18%) Telecoms
2 19 (18.45%) Finance
2 19 (18.45%) Law
3 11 (10.68%) Advertising
3 11 (10.68%) Legal
4 4 (3.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Network Engineer
2 21 (20.39%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (17.48%) Network Security Engineer
3 18 (17.48%) Security Engineer
4 16 (15.53%) Infrastructure Manager
5 15 (14.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (14.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (13.59%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 14 (13.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (13.59%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 14 (13.59%) Senior Security Engineer
7 13 (12.62%) Network Security Specialist
7 13 (12.62%) Network Specialist
7 13 (12.62%) Security Specialist
8 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Services Manager
8 11 (10.68%) Service Manager
9 10 (9.71%) Support Engineer
10 9 (8.74%) Architect
11 8 (7.77%) Analyst
11 8 (7.77%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) J2EE
1 9 (8.74%) Node.js
1 9 (8.74%) REST
1 9 (8.74%) WebSockets
2 6 (5.83%) LDAP
3 3 (2.91%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.91%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.21%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (17.48%) Data Centre
3 12 (11.65%) BYOD
4 6 (5.83%) Clustering
5 3 (2.91%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.94%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (1.94%) IVR
6 2 (1.94%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.97%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.33%) Windows
2 19 (18.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.18%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (16.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (15.53%) Load Balancing
4 13 (12.62%) Service Delivery
5 12 (11.65%) DevOps
6 10 (9.71%) Matrix Management
7 9 (8.74%) API Design
7 9 (8.74%) BPMN
7 9 (8.74%) Release Management
8 8 (7.77%) ITIL
9 7 (6.80%) Network Management
10 6 (5.83%) Project Management
11 5 (4.85%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (4.85%) Migration
11 5 (4.85%) Presales
12 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (3.88%) Network Design
12 4 (3.88%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (3.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.33%) SQL
2 1 (0.97%) Lisp
2 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 57 (55.34%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (53.40%) CCNP
3 24 (23.30%) CCIE
4 18 (17.48%) CCNA
5 14 (13.59%) CCIE Security
6 9 (8.74%) JNCIA
7 7 (6.80%) Degree
8 6 (5.83%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.94%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (1.94%) CCVP
10 1 (0.97%) CCDE
10 1 (0.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (0.97%) CCSP
10 1 (0.97%) MCITP
10 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (25.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.74%) Docker
2 9 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.94%) DFS Replication
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.97%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.94%) Nagios
3 2 (1.94%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.97%) Ansible
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.97%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.97%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 76 (73.79%) Cisco
2 39 (37.86%) Juniper
3 37 (35.92%) CheckPoint
4 32 (31.07%) F5
5 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
6 11 (10.68%) VMware
7 7 (6.80%) Avaya
7 7 (6.80%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.83%) Aerohive Networks
8 6 (5.83%) HP
8 6 (5.83%) Riverbed
9 5 (4.85%) Zscaler
10 4 (3.88%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.91%) IronPort
11 3 (2.91%) Qualys
12 2 (1.94%) Citrix
12 2 (1.94%) Huawei
12 2 (1.94%) NetApp
12 2 (1.94%) Nortel
12 2 (1.94%) Symantec