Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 224 208 263
Rank change year-on-year -16 +55 -4
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 13 62 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.86% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 6.73% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 13 57 77
10th Percentile £56,000 £50,750 £48,000
25th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £72,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% +20.83% +4.35%
75th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £86,500 £78,750
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £72,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +10.34% +20.83% +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 454 921 1,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.12% 12.75% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 405 822 1,183
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £29,800
25th Percentile £49,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,236 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.71% -4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £88,750 £91,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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

MPLS
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

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 9 (69.23%) BGP
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Management Information System
3 6 (46.15%) OSPF
3 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) Network Security
3 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
4 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
4 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
4 5 (38.46%) CCNP
4 5 (38.46%) CISSP
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) CISM
5 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
5 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (30.77%) SD-WAN
6 3 (23.08%) Social Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) IPv4
6 3 (23.08%) IPv6
6 3 (23.08%) Security Management

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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 2 (15.38%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (15.38%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) BGP
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Network Security
3 6 (46.15%) OSPF
3 6 (46.15%) WAN
4 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) SD-WAN
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) IPv4
6 3 (23.08%) IPv6
6 3 (23.08%) VPLS
7 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
7 2 (15.38%) VLAN
7 2 (15.38%) VoIP
7 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (7.69%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Social Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 8 (61.54%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Head of IT
4 2 (15.38%) Head of IT Security
4 2 (15.38%) Head of Security
5 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Head of Networks
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Core Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) 802.1X
2 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
1 6 (46.15%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security
2 3 (23.08%) Network Virtualisation
2 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
2 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Security Management
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (15.38%) E-Discovery
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) ISMS
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Preventative Maintenance
4 1 (7.69%) Project Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CCNP
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (38.46%) CISM
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
2 2 (15.38%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CCSA
3 1 (7.69%) CCSE
3 1 (7.69%) CCVP
3 1 (7.69%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ansible
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) Cacti
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
4 3 (23.08%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) ExtraHop
6 1 (7.69%) ForeScout
6 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.69%) Infoblox
6 1 (7.69%) Meraki
6 1 (7.69%) Nokia
6 1 (7.69%) Radianz
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) Zscaler