Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 268 266 244
Rank change year-on-year -2 -22 -24
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 50 86 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.77% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.90% 5.72% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 45 80 73
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% -7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £41,750 £40,750 £40,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £81,250 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%

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 1,282 1,503 1,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.88% 13.51% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,114 1,346 1,361
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 19 October 2019.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the City of London

MPLS
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 19 October 2019. 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
London Bridge -9 2 - -
MPLS
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 45 (90.00%) Cisco
1 45 (90.00%) Firewall
2 31 (62.00%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (58.00%) CCNP
4 28 (56.00%) BGP
5 27 (54.00%) OSPF
6 26 (52.00%) Juniper
6 26 (52.00%) WAN
7 24 (48.00%) Network Security
8 22 (44.00%) VPN
8 22 (44.00%) CCNA
8 22 (44.00%) LAN
9 18 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (34.00%) Azure
11 16 (32.00%) AWS
11 16 (32.00%) CheckPoint
12 15 (30.00%) VMware
12 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
13 14 (28.00%) VPLS
13 14 (28.00%) Finance
13 14 (28.00%) VoIP
14 13 (26.00%) HP
14 13 (26.00%) Project Delivery
15 12 (24.00%) Palo Alto
15 12 (24.00%) VLAN
15 12 (24.00%) TCP/IP
15 12 (24.00%) Windows
15 12 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (22.00%) Internet
16 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management

MPLS
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 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (34.00%) Azure
2 16 (32.00%) AWS
3 6 (12.00%) Office 365
4 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.00%) IaaS
4 2 (4.00%) PaaS
4 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (90.00%) Firewall
2 28 (56.00%) BGP
3 27 (54.00%) OSPF
4 26 (52.00%) WAN
5 24 (48.00%) Network Security
6 22 (44.00%) LAN
6 22 (44.00%) VPN
7 18 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (28.00%) VoIP
8 14 (28.00%) VPLS
9 12 (24.00%) TCP/IP
9 12 (24.00%) VLAN
9 12 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (22.00%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (22.00%) Internet
10 11 (22.00%) NetScaler
11 10 (20.00%) Cisco Firepower
11 10 (20.00%) DNS
12 8 (16.00%) DHCP
13 7 (14.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 6 (12.00%) Law
4 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.00%) Advertising
5 3 (6.00%) Retail
6 2 (4.00%) Legal
7 1 (2.00%) Back Office
7 1 (2.00%) Billing
7 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Network Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Voice Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Voice Network Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Network Security Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (6.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.00%) Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Project Delivery
2 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
3 10 (20.00%) Network Management
3 10 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 10 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
4 9 (18.00%) Load Balancing
5 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (12.00%) ITIL
6 6 (12.00%) SIEM
7 5 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (10.00%) High Availability
7 5 (10.00%) Information Security
8 4 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (8.00%) Internal Audit
8 4 (8.00%) Preventative Maintenance
9 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (6.00%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (6.00%) Network Packet Analysis
9 3 (6.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (62.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (58.00%) CCNP
3 22 (44.00%) CCNA
4 8 (16.00%) CCIE
5 7 (14.00%) Degree
6 3 (6.00%) CCDP
6 3 (6.00%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.00%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.00%) CCDA
8 1 (2.00%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (2.00%) CCIP
8 1 (2.00%) HND
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (6.00%) SCCM
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.00%) Ansible
4 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (90.00%) Cisco
2 26 (52.00%) Juniper
3 16 (32.00%) CheckPoint
4 15 (30.00%) VMware
5 13 (26.00%) HP
6 12 (24.00%) Palo Alto
7 8 (16.00%) F5
8 7 (14.00%) Arista
9 5 (10.00%) Meraki
9 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.00%) Fortinet
10 4 (8.00%) Zscaler
11 3 (6.00%) Forcepoint
11 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
12 2 (4.00%) Avaya
12 2 (4.00%) Dell
13 1 (2.00%) Citrix
13 1 (2.00%) EMC
13 1 (2.00%) Lotus
13 1 (2.00%) Motorola