Period
to 23 July 2021

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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 233 199 293
Rank change year-on-year -34 +94 -26
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 10 40 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.73% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 5.56% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9 36 45
10th Percentile £51,500 £56,250 £43,500
25th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £73,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +22.50% +4.35%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £76,355
90th Percentile £101,000 " £78,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £74,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -15.54% +23.33% +4.35%

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 493 720 1,316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.77% 13.06% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 435 642 1,193
10th Percentile £39,350 £36,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £47,125 £46,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £80,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £101,050 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -4.35%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the City of London

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Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the City of London.

Salary trend for MPLS in the City of London

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Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) BGP
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (50.00%) CCNP
4 5 (50.00%) OSPF
5 4 (40.00%) Palo Alto
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) Python
6 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
6 3 (30.00%) Azure
7 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (20.00%) Network Security
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (20.00%) Project Delivery
7 2 (20.00%) SD-WAN
7 2 (20.00%) Social Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Zscaler
7 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds

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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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Azure
2 1 (10.00%) AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) BGP
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) IPsec
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) SD-WAN
6 2 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) VPLS
6 2 (20.00%) WLAN
7 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
7 1 (10.00%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Head of IT
3 1 (10.00%) Head of IT Security
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Networks
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Security
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Legal Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
1 2 (20.00%) Project Delivery
1 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) E-Discovery
2 1 (10.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Preventative Maintenance
2 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Server Management
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNP
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCA
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCSA
3 1 (10.00%) CCSE
3 1 (10.00%) CCVP
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (20.00%) Zscaler
5 1 (10.00%) Aruba
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (10.00%) ForeScout
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (10.00%) Meraki
5 1 (10.00%) Nokia
5 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL