Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > East of England
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 166 229 261
Rank change year-on-year +63 +32 +42
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 38 63 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.91% 0.80% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.61% 4.09% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 31 56 88
Median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £25,000 £37,500 £25,925
90th Percentile £71,250 £64,375 £73,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +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 825 1,539 2,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.75% 19.64% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 634 1,139 1,667
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

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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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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
Cambridgeshire +85 22 £35,000 -6.67%
Essex +7 6 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire +20 4 £55,000 +4.76%
Bedfordshire +18 4 £72,500 +20.83%
Suffolk +3 2 £48,750 -20.41%
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England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 (97.37%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (92.11%) Cisco
3 31 (81.58%) CCNA
4 29 (76.32%) Firewall
5 26 (68.42%) WAN
6 25 (65.79%) LAN
7 24 (63.16%) Juniper
7 24 (63.16%) Internet
8 23 (60.53%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (57.89%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (57.89%) WAN Optimisation
10 21 (55.26%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (47.37%) BGP
12 17 (44.74%) JNCIA
13 16 (42.11%) Sophos
14 15 (39.47%) CCNP
15 12 (31.58%) OSPF
16 11 (28.95%) JNCIS
16 11 (28.95%) Palo Alto
17 10 (26.32%) VPN
18 9 (23.68%) EIGRP
19 8 (21.05%) IPsec
19 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
20 7 (18.42%) B2B
21 6 (15.79%) CCIE
21 6 (15.79%) Network Design
22 5 (13.16%) Driving Licence
22 5 (13.16%) SLA
23 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
23 4 (10.53%) Meraki

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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 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Akamai
1 1 (2.63%) AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (76.32%) Firewall
2 26 (68.42%) WAN
3 25 (65.79%) LAN
4 24 (63.16%) Internet
5 22 (57.89%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (47.37%) BGP
7 12 (31.58%) OSPF
8 10 (26.32%) VPN
9 9 (23.68%) EIGRP
10 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (21.05%) IPsec
11 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
12 3 (7.89%) HSRP
12 3 (7.89%) Multicast
12 3 (7.89%) Wireless
13 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (5.26%) DNS
13 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
13 2 (5.26%) SSL
13 2 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
1 1 (2.63%) Impala
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (2.63%) git-flow
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (97.37%) Network Engineer
2 16 (42.11%) Field Engineer
2 16 (42.11%) Network Field Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Network Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Support
5 2 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Data Science Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) Kafka
1 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (55.26%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (13.16%) Driving Licence
3 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (57.89%) WAN Optimisation
3 7 (18.42%) B2B
4 6 (15.79%) Network Design
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) Network Management
5 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.63%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (2.63%) Machine Learning
6 1 (2.63%) MapReduce
6 1 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.63%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.63%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.63%) Security Management
6 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.63%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (97.37%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (81.58%) CCNA
3 17 (44.74%) JNCIA
4 15 (39.47%) CCNP
5 11 (28.95%) JNCIS
6 6 (15.79%) CCIE
7 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.26%) CCDP
8 2 (5.26%) Degree
8 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.63%) CEH
9 1 (2.63%) CISSP
9 1 (2.63%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (2.63%) GIAC
9 1 (2.63%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (2.63%) MCSE
9 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.63%) SANS
9 1 (2.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Kibana
1 1 (2.63%) Oozie
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
1 1 (2.63%) vCenter Server
1 1 (2.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (92.11%) Cisco
2 24 (63.16%) Juniper
3 16 (42.11%) Sophos
4 11 (28.95%) Palo Alto
5 4 (10.53%) Meraki
6 3 (7.89%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.26%) Citrix
7 2 (5.26%) F5
7 2 (5.26%) VMware
8 1 (2.63%) Arista
8 1 (2.63%) Aruba
8 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.63%) BT
8 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.63%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.63%) SevOne
8 1 (2.63%) Splunk
8 1 (2.63%) Tufin
8 1 (2.63%) Zscaler