Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 221 257 258
Rank change year-on-year +36 +1 +40
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 47 86 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.68% 0.81% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 4.36% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 29 68 74
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -4.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £35,000 £42,375 £36,250
90th Percentile £65,750 £72,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -

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 1,440 1,974 2,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.86% 18.52% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,083 1,391 1,875
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,118 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -

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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

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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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +40 23 £55,000 -16.98% 5
Cambridgeshire +25 10 £35,000 -29.29% 5
Suffolk - 9 £60,000 - 1
Bedfordshire -6 4 - -
Essex +20 1 £55,000 +22.22% 1
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England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 34 (72.34%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (59.57%) Cisco
3 27 (57.45%) OSPF
3 27 (57.45%) Firewall
4 26 (55.32%) BGP
4 26 (55.32%) LAN
5 25 (53.19%) CCNP
6 24 (51.06%) WAN
6 24 (51.06%) VPN
7 20 (42.55%) CCNA
8 19 (40.43%) Juniper
9 16 (34.04%) Internet
9 16 (34.04%) TCP/IP
9 16 (34.04%) DNS
10 15 (31.91%) Data Centre
11 14 (29.79%) EIGRP
12 13 (27.66%) DHCP
12 13 (27.66%) CCIE
13 12 (25.53%) CCDP
13 12 (25.53%) Palo Alto
13 12 (25.53%) Meraki
13 12 (25.53%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (23.40%) F5
14 11 (23.40%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (23.40%) Network Design
14 11 (23.40%) Network Security
15 10 (21.28%) VLAN
15 10 (21.28%) Degree
15 10 (21.28%) Retail
15 10 (21.28%) WLAN

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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 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
1 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (12.77%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.38%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Azure
2 4 (8.51%) AWS
2 4 (8.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Akamai
3 1 (2.13%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (57.45%) Firewall
1 27 (57.45%) OSPF
2 26 (55.32%) BGP
2 26 (55.32%) LAN
3 24 (51.06%) VPN
3 24 (51.06%) WAN
4 16 (34.04%) DNS
4 16 (34.04%) Internet
4 16 (34.04%) TCP/IP
5 14 (29.79%) EIGRP
6 13 (27.66%) DHCP
7 11 (23.40%) Network Security
7 11 (23.40%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (21.28%) VLAN
8 10 (21.28%) WLAN
9 7 (14.89%) Broadband
9 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (14.89%) HSRP
9 7 (14.89%) IPsec
9 7 (14.89%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Hive
2 3 (6.38%) Big Data
2 3 (6.38%) Impala
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (21.28%) Retail
2 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.51%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (85.11%) Network Engineer
2 16 (34.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Field Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Lead Network Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Network Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Network Field Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Network Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Network Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Data Scientist
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (6.38%) Kafka
2 2 (4.26%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.13%) COM
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Data Centre
2 9 (19.15%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 3 (6.38%) Cybercrime
5 2 (4.26%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.26%) Unix
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (23.40%) Network Design
3 10 (21.28%) WAN Optimisation
4 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (17.02%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (17.02%) Network Management
5 8 (17.02%) Technology Roadmap
6 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
7 6 (12.77%) B2B
7 6 (12.77%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (12.77%) Conflict Management
7 6 (12.77%) Data Analysis
7 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (12.77%) ITIL
7 6 (12.77%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (12.77%) Network Architecture
7 6 (12.77%) Service Design
7 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.64%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) C
1 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) R
3 2 (4.26%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (72.34%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (53.19%) CCNP
3 20 (42.55%) CCNA
4 13 (27.66%) CCIE
5 12 (25.53%) CCDP
6 10 (21.28%) Degree
7 8 (17.02%) JNCIA
8 7 (14.89%) JNCIS
9 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
9 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
10 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
11 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
11 1 (2.13%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Flume
2 3 (6.38%) vSphere
3 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Ansible
2 3 (6.38%) Kibana
2 3 (6.38%) Oozie
3 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 28 (59.57%) Cisco
2 19 (40.43%) Juniper
3 12 (25.53%) Meraki
3 12 (25.53%) Palo Alto
4 11 (23.40%) F5
5 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.02%) Fortinet
7 7 (14.89%) Blue Coat
7 7 (14.89%) Extreme Networks
7 7 (14.89%) Sophos
8 6 (12.77%) Radware
9 5 (10.64%) VMware
10 3 (6.38%) BT
10 3 (6.38%) Dell
10 3 (6.38%) SonicWALL
10 3 (6.38%) Splunk
10 3 (6.38%) Veeam
11 2 (4.26%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
11 2 (4.26%) MikroTik