Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 184 99 224
Rank change year-on-year -85 +125 +22
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 50 27 46
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.90% 1.51% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.01% 7.92% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 31 21 28
10th Percentile £35,000 " £35,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £43,750 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.63% -9.52% -12.50%
75th Percentile £51,000 £51,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £64,125
England median annual salary £50,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.81% +10.53% -5.00%

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 832 341 1,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.04% 19.05% 20.73%
Number of salaries quoted 512 266 1,078
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,864 £25,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.78% - -
75th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the East of England.

Salary trend for MPLS in the East of England

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Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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
Bedfordshire -3 19 £40,000 -15.79%
Hertfordshire -67 18 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Cambridgeshire -65 11 £47,500 -17.39%
Suffolk - 3 £50,500 - 1
Essex - 2 £58,750 -
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England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 East of England region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 37 (74.00%) Firewall
2 33 (66.00%) WAN
3 27 (54.00%) Social Skills
4 26 (52.00%) Azure
5 25 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (50.00%) Internet
6 23 (46.00%) Cisco
6 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
7 21 (42.00%) LAN
8 20 (40.00%) VPN
8 20 (40.00%) DNS
9 18 (36.00%) DHCP
9 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
9 18 (36.00%) Windows
9 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
10 17 (34.00%) Juniper
11 15 (30.00%) SharePoint
11 15 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
12 14 (28.00%) AWS
12 14 (28.00%) JNCIA
12 14 (28.00%) BGP
12 14 (28.00%) CCNA
13 13 (26.00%) OSPF
13 13 (26.00%) VMware
13 13 (26.00%) ADSL
13 13 (26.00%) CCNP
13 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
13 13 (26.00%) Presales
13 13 (26.00%) Data Centre

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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 15 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (22.00%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (52.00%) Azure
2 15 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (28.00%) AWS
4 4 (8.00%) IaaS
4 4 (8.00%) OneDrive
4 4 (8.00%) PaaS
4 4 (8.00%) SaaS
5 2 (4.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (74.00%) Firewall
2 33 (66.00%) WAN
3 25 (50.00%) Internet
4 21 (42.00%) LAN
5 20 (40.00%) DNS
5 20 (40.00%) VPN
6 18 (36.00%) DHCP
7 14 (28.00%) BGP
8 13 (26.00%) ADSL
8 13 (26.00%) OSPF
9 12 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (22.00%) NAS
10 11 (22.00%) VLAN
11 10 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (16.00%) IPsec
13 7 (14.00%) Cisco Firepower
13 7 (14.00%) PPTP
13 7 (14.00%) SD-WAN
14 5 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
14 5 (10.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2019
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (54.00%) Social Skills
2 7 (14.00%) Organisational Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Support Engineer
2 19 (38.00%) Network Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (22.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Core Network Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) IP Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) IP Network Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) IT Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) IT Support
5 6 (12.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Windows
1 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
2 11 (22.00%) Windows 10
2 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2019
3 4 (8.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Presales
2 12 (24.00%) Migration
3 11 (22.00%) Data Migration
3 11 (22.00%) Mentoring
4 10 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (14.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 5 (10.00%) ITIL
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.00%) Change Management
8 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (4.00%) ITSM
9 2 (4.00%) Requirements Gathering
9 2 (4.00%) Service Management
10 1 (2.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.00%) SQL
3 4 (8.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (28.00%) CCNA
2 14 (28.00%) JNCIA
3 13 (26.00%) CCNP
4 11 (22.00%) MCSA
4 11 (22.00%) MCSE
4 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (14.00%) JNCIS
6 3 (6.00%) CCIE
6 3 (6.00%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE Data Center
7 1 (2.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (22.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Puppet
1 2 (4.00%) Terraform
2 1 (2.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Cisco
1 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.00%) Juniper
3 13 (26.00%) VMware
4 11 (22.00%) Veeam
5 7 (14.00%) Sophos
6 6 (12.00%) Barracuda Networks
7 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.00%) Citrix
7 5 (10.00%) Fortinet
7 5 (10.00%) Meraki
7 5 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (8.00%) Oracle
9 3 (6.00%) F5
10 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.00%) BMC
10 2 (4.00%) Imperva
10 2 (4.00%) Infoblox
10 2 (4.00%) Remedy
10 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow