Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 261 298 295
Rank change year-on-year +37 -3 -50
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 99 68 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.82% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 3.22% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76 41 84
East of England median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +6.06% -1.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £26,250 £33,025
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £81,825
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%

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 East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2298 2109 2605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.06% 15.96% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1904 1701 2047
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £64,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the East of England

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Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for MPLS in the East of England

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the East of England

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Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire +24 72 £67,500 +20.00% 4
Bedfordshire +24 10 £50,000 +2.56%
Cambridgeshire -20 9 £42,000 -20.00%
Essex +32 8 £41,250 -
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England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 80 (80.81%) Firewall
2 66 (66.67%) Cisco
3 64 (64.65%) VPN
4 56 (56.57%) Data Centre
5 55 (55.56%) BGP
6 53 (53.54%) OSPF
6 53 (53.54%) E-Commerce
7 45 (45.45%) VMware
8 41 (41.41%) LAN
9 40 (40.40%) WAN
9 40 (40.40%) CheckPoint
9 40 (40.40%) Palo Alto
10 38 (38.38%) F5
11 36 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
12 34 (34.34%) DNS
13 32 (32.32%) Citrix
13 32 (32.32%) Cisco IOS
14 31 (31.31%) Network Security
14 31 (31.31%) NetScaler
15 30 (30.30%) Microsoft
15 30 (30.30%) HTTP
16 29 (29.29%) HTML
16 29 (29.29%) Fortinet
17 27 (27.27%) Windows
17 27 (27.27%) Juniper
18 25 (25.25%) EIGRP
18 25 (25.25%) Linux
19 24 (24.24%) DWDM
20 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
20 23 (23.23%) Cisco Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 19 (19.19%) MS Exchange
2 16 (16.16%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.22%) Office 365
2 14 (14.14%) Akamai
2 14 (14.14%) PaaS
3 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.02%) IaaS
4 2 (2.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (80.81%) Firewall
2 64 (64.65%) VPN
3 55 (55.56%) BGP
4 53 (53.54%) OSPF
5 41 (41.41%) LAN
6 40 (40.40%) WAN
7 36 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
8 34 (34.34%) DNS
9 32 (32.32%) Cisco IOS
10 31 (31.31%) NetScaler
10 31 (31.31%) Network Security
11 30 (30.30%) HTTP
12 25 (25.25%) EIGRP
13 24 (24.24%) DWDM
14 21 (21.21%) DHCP
14 21 (21.21%) VLAN
15 18 (18.18%) GLBP
15 18 (18.18%) IGRP
16 17 (17.17%) VoIP
17 16 (16.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (16.16%) Retail
2 13 (13.13%) Games
3 8 (8.08%) Finance
4 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.03%) Electronics
6 2 (2.02%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) Advertising
7 1 (1.01%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (48.48%) Network Engineer
2 38 (38.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (16.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (16.16%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (15.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 15 (15.15%) Support Engineer
5 13 (13.13%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (13.13%) Security Engineer
6 12 (12.12%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 12 (12.12%) Senior Security Engineer
7 11 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
7 11 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
7 11 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
7 11 (11.11%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 10 (10.10%) Infrastructure Support
9 9 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 9 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 8 (8.08%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.29%) HTML
2 18 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 56 (56.57%) Data Centre
2 21 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Fintech
3 5 (5.05%) Replication
4 3 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.01%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.27%) Windows
2 25 (25.25%) Linux
3 22 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 20 (20.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (14.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.03%) Unix
8 3 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (53.54%) E-Commerce
2 20 (20.20%) ITIL
3 17 (17.17%) Mentoring
4 16 (16.16%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 16 (16.16%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 14 (14.14%) Analytics
5 14 (14.14%) Coaching
6 13 (13.13%) SIEM
7 11 (11.11%) Network Design
7 11 (11.11%) Project Management
8 10 (10.10%) Network Management
9 7 (7.07%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.05%) Data Analysis
11 5 (5.05%) DNA
11 5 (5.05%) High Availability
11 5 (5.05%) Load Balancing
11 5 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.05%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.03%) Python
2 3 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.17%) CCNP
3 14 (14.14%) CCNA
4 7 (7.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.03%) Degree
5 3 (3.03%) HNC
5 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.02%) MCSE
7 1 (1.01%) CCIE
7 1 (1.01%) MCITP
7 1 (1.01%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
2 22 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.14%) Terminal Services
3 14 (14.14%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (8.08%) vSphere
5 5 (5.05%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.03%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (14.14%) WSUS
2 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.03%) Puppet
2 3 (3.03%) SCCM
2 3 (3.03%) vCenter Server
2 3 (3.03%) vRealize
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (66.67%) Cisco
2 45 (45.45%) VMware
3 40 (40.40%) CheckPoint
3 40 (40.40%) Palo Alto
4 38 (38.38%) F5
5 32 (32.32%) Citrix
6 30 (30.30%) Microsoft
7 29 (29.29%) Fortinet
8 27 (27.27%) Juniper
9 18 (18.18%) Arista
10 15 (15.15%) Blue Coat
11 14 (14.14%) Riverbed
12 10 (10.10%) HP
13 8 (8.08%) Remedy
14 5 (5.05%) Veeam
15 4 (4.04%) Sybase
16 3 (3.03%) Aruba
16 3 (3.03%) Sophos
16 3 (3.03%) Tufin
16 3 (3.03%) Virgin Media