Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > East of England
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 155 147 228
Rank change year-on-year -8 +81 +42
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 64 32 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.35% 1.04% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.37% 5.19% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 42 30 39
10th Percentile £35,125 " £34,400
25th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,250 £47,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.63% -13.64% -10.20%
75th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £67,150 £71,750 £64,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £53,125 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +18.06% -14.29%

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 765 617 1,515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.19% 20.14% 20.63%
Number of salaries quoted 490 481 1,159
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,500 £44,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% - -1.11%
75th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Cambridgeshire -23 27 £60,000 +71.43% 1
Hertfordshire -2 23 £37,500 -26.83% 1
Bedfordshire -2 14 £38,500 -35.83% 1
Suffolk 0 2 £55,000 +12.82%
Essex 0 1 £42,500 -22.73% 2
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 42 (65.63%) Firewall
2 37 (57.81%) WAN
3 30 (46.88%) Cisco
4 28 (43.75%) LAN
5 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
6 25 (39.06%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (39.06%) Azure
6 25 (39.06%) Social Skills
7 24 (37.50%) Juniper
8 23 (35.94%) Internet
8 23 (35.94%) VPN
9 19 (29.69%) DNS
9 19 (29.69%) CCNA
10 18 (28.13%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (26.56%) BGP
12 16 (25.00%) JNCIA
12 16 (25.00%) Presales
13 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
13 15 (23.44%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
13 15 (23.44%) DHCP
13 15 (23.44%) Windows
14 13 (20.31%) SharePoint
14 13 (20.31%) OSPF
14 13 (20.31%) VLAN
14 13 (20.31%) Data Centre
14 13 (20.31%) Microsoft 365
15 12 (18.75%) Mentoring
15 12 (18.75%) SD-WAN
16 10 (15.63%) JNCIS

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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 13 (20.31%) SharePoint
2 8 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (3.13%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) Gephi
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (39.06%) Azure
2 13 (20.31%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (12.50%) AWS
4 4 (6.25%) IaaS
4 4 (6.25%) OneDrive
4 4 (6.25%) PaaS
4 4 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (65.63%) Firewall
2 37 (57.81%) WAN
3 28 (43.75%) LAN
4 23 (35.94%) Internet
4 23 (35.94%) VPN
5 19 (29.69%) DNS
6 18 (28.13%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (26.56%) BGP
8 15 (23.44%) DHCP
9 13 (20.31%) OSPF
9 13 (20.31%) VLAN
10 12 (18.75%) SD-WAN
11 10 (15.63%) ADSL
11 10 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (15.63%) Wireless
12 8 (12.50%) NAS
13 7 (10.94%) Ethernet
13 7 (10.94%) IPsec
14 6 (9.38%) Cisco Firepower
14 6 (9.38%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2019
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.13%) Big Data
2 2 (3.13%) GIS
2 2 (3.13%) Impala
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.13%) Bitbucket
2 2 (3.13%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.13%) git-flow
2 2 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 25 (39.06%) Social Skills
2 8 (12.50%) Organisational Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Legal
3 4 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.69%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Network Engineer
2 18 (28.13%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Architect
4 8 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Network Architect
6 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Network Technical Architect
6 6 (9.38%) Technical Architect
7 5 (7.81%) IT Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Core Network Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (3.13%) Kafka
2 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (9.38%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.13%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (3.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Windows
1 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
2 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
4 4 (6.25%) VMS
5 2 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Presales
2 15 (23.44%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 9 (14.06%) Migration
5 8 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 8 (12.50%) ITIL
5 8 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
6 6 (9.38%) Architecture Roadmap
6 6 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (9.38%) Network Architecture
6 6 (9.38%) Project Delivery
6 6 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.81%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.81%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.25%) Requirements Gathering
9 3 (4.69%) Commercial Awareness
9 3 (4.69%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.38%) Python
2 6 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.13%) C
3 2 (3.13%) Perl
3 2 (3.13%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (39.06%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (29.69%) CCNA
3 16 (25.00%) JNCIA
4 10 (15.63%) JNCIS
4 10 (15.63%) MCSE
4 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (12.50%) CCNP
5 8 (12.50%) MCSA
6 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.69%) CCIE
7 3 (4.69%) JNCIP
7 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.13%) CEH
8 2 (3.13%) CISSP
8 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.13%) GIAC
8 2 (3.13%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.13%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (3.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
2 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Kibana
1 2 (3.13%) Oozie
2 1 (1.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (46.88%) Cisco
2 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
3 24 (37.50%) Juniper
4 9 (14.06%) VMware
5 8 (12.50%) Sophos
5 8 (12.50%) Veeam
6 7 (10.94%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.38%) Palo Alto
8 5 (7.81%) Fortinet
9 4 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (6.25%) Meraki
9 4 (6.25%) Oracle
9 4 (6.25%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.69%) Citrix
11 2 (3.13%) BMC
11 2 (3.13%) BT
11 2 (3.13%) Remedy
11 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
11 2 (3.13%) Splunk
12 1 (1.56%) MikroTik