Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 264 223
Rank change year-on-year 0 -41 +81
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 83 67 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.75% 0.66% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.77% 4.53% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 72 57 130
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £40,750 £40,500 £38,175
90th Percentile £82,500 £84,500 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £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 1,438 1,480 1,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.01% 14.53% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,272 1,321 1,561
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 60 (72.29%) Cisco
2 50 (60.24%) WAN
3 49 (59.04%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (56.63%) CCNP
5 46 (55.42%) BGP
6 42 (50.60%) OSPF
7 41 (49.40%) VPN
8 32 (38.55%) Firewall
8 32 (38.55%) Telecoms
9 29 (34.94%) LAN
10 28 (33.73%) Juniper
11 25 (30.12%) TCP/IP
11 25 (30.12%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (26.51%) VPLS
12 22 (26.51%) CheckPoint
13 21 (25.30%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (24.10%) F5
14 20 (24.10%) CCIE
14 20 (24.10%) CCNA
14 20 (24.10%) DNS
15 19 (22.89%) SQL
15 19 (22.89%) Data Centre
15 19 (22.89%) Network Security
15 19 (22.89%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (22.89%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (21.69%) Windows
17 17 (20.48%) Ethernet
17 17 (20.48%) Active Directory
17 17 (20.48%) Wireless

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 13 (15.66%) Skype for Business
2 9 (10.84%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (8.43%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 2 (2.41%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.61%) Office 365
4 2 (2.41%) IaaS
4 2 (2.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (60.24%) WAN
2 46 (55.42%) BGP
3 42 (50.60%) OSPF
4 41 (49.40%) VPN
5 32 (38.55%) Firewall
6 29 (34.94%) LAN
7 25 (30.12%) Cisco Nexus
7 25 (30.12%) TCP/IP
8 22 (26.51%) VPLS
9 21 (25.30%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (24.10%) DNS
11 19 (22.89%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (22.89%) Network Security
12 17 (20.48%) Ethernet
12 17 (20.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 17 (20.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 17 (20.48%) NetScaler
12 17 (20.48%) NX-OS
12 17 (20.48%) Wireless
13 16 (19.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (38.55%) Telecoms
2 15 (18.07%) Law
3 12 (14.46%) Finance
3 12 (14.46%) Legal
4 9 (10.84%) Advertising
5 2 (2.41%) Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (33.73%) Network Engineer
2 12 (14.46%) Network Security Specialist
2 12 (14.46%) Security Specialist
3 11 (13.25%) Network Specialist
3 11 (13.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) Infrastructure Manager
4 10 (12.05%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 10 (12.05%) Senior Network Security Specialist
4 10 (12.05%) Senior Network Specialist
4 10 (12.05%) Senior Security Specialist
5 9 (10.84%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 9 (10.84%) Cisco Security Specialist
5 9 (10.84%) Cisco Specialist
6 8 (9.64%) Architect
6 8 (9.64%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Telephony Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Services Manager
7 7 (8.43%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Service Manager
7 7 (8.43%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) J2EE
1 9 (10.84%) Node.js
1 9 (10.84%) REST
1 9 (10.84%) WebSockets
2 4 (4.82%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.82%) LDAP
3 2 (2.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Data Centre
2 18 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.64%) BYOD
4 5 (6.02%) Clustering
5 4 (4.82%) IVR
6 2 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.41%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.41%) Reinsurance
6 2 (2.41%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.69%) Windows
2 16 (19.28%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (15.66%) Load Balancing
3 12 (14.46%) DevOps
4 9 (10.84%) API Design
4 9 (10.84%) BPMN
4 9 (10.84%) Release Management
4 9 (10.84%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.64%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (9.64%) ITIL
5 8 (9.64%) Presales
6 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (7.23%) Matrix Management
7 6 (7.23%) Network Management
7 6 (7.23%) Service Design
7 6 (7.23%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.82%) Project Management
8 4 (4.82%) Service Management
8 4 (4.82%) Telesales
8 4 (4.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.61%) Python
3 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.20%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 49 (59.04%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (56.63%) CCNP
3 20 (24.10%) CCIE
3 20 (24.10%) CCNA
4 9 (10.84%) JNCIA
5 6 (7.23%) CCVP
5 6 (7.23%) JNCIS
6 4 (4.82%) CCIE Security
7 3 (3.61%) Degree
8 1 (1.20%) CCDA
8 1 (1.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.20%) CCIP
8 1 (1.20%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (20.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.84%) Docker
2 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) DFS Replication
3 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.41%) XenApp
3 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.20%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (3.61%) Nagios
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.41%) Puppet
2 2 (2.41%) Terraform
3 1 (1.20%) Ansible
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.20%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.20%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 60 (72.29%) Cisco
2 28 (33.73%) Juniper
3 22 (26.51%) CheckPoint
4 20 (24.10%) F5
5 11 (13.25%) VMware
6 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
7 7 (8.43%) Aerohive Networks
8 6 (7.23%) Avaya
9 4 (4.82%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.82%) Citrix
9 4 (4.82%) HP
9 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.61%) NetApp
10 3 (3.61%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.61%) Remedy
10 3 (3.61%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.41%) Google
11 2 (2.41%) Huawei
11 2 (2.41%) Intapp
11 2 (2.41%) Nokia