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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / East of England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 226 256
Rank change year-on-year +10 +30  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 46 36 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.74% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 3.15% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 31 27 37
Median salary £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.04% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,800 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,000 £76,600
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1093 1142 1664
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.67% 16.67% 20.34%
Number of salaries quoted 912 947 1239
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +21 41 £68,750 +19.56% 3
Essex -6 3 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire -21 1 £42,500 -22.72%
Norfolk - 1 £28,500 -
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England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 49 (69.01%) Firewall
2 48 (67.61%) LAN
2 48 (67.61%) WAN
3 47 (66.20%) Cisco
4 39 (54.93%) BGP
4 39 (54.93%) VPN
5 36 (50.70%) Data Centre
6 35 (49.30%) E-Commerce
7 31 (43.66%) VMware
8 27 (38.03%) Windows
8 27 (38.03%) ITIL
8 27 (38.03%) OSPF
8 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
8 27 (38.03%) Citrix
8 27 (38.03%) CheckPoint
9 25 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (35.21%) DNS
10 24 (33.80%) Office 365
10 24 (33.80%) NetScaler
11 23 (32.39%) EIGRP
12 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (30.99%) Windows Server
13 21 (29.58%) F5
14 20 (28.17%) CCNP
14 20 (28.17%) VoIP
14 20 (28.17%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (28.17%) Palo Alto
15 19 (26.76%) Network Security
15 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (26.76%) MS Exchange

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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 (26.76%) MS Exchange
2 18 (25.35%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (33.80%) Office 365
2 15 (21.13%) PaaS
3 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (7.04%) Akamai
5 4 (5.63%) IaaS
5 4 (5.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (69.01%) Firewall
2 48 (67.61%) LAN
2 48 (67.61%) WAN
3 39 (54.93%) BGP
3 39 (54.93%) VPN
4 27 (38.03%) OSPF
5 25 (35.21%) DNS
6 24 (33.80%) NetScaler
7 23 (32.39%) EIGRP
8 20 (28.17%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (28.17%) VoIP
9 19 (26.76%) Network Security
9 19 (26.76%) VLAN
10 18 (25.35%) Cisco IOS
10 18 (25.35%) DWDM
11 17 (23.94%) DHCP
12 15 (21.13%) HTTP
12 15 (21.13%) ISDN
12 15 (21.13%) PBX
12 15 (21.13%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (21.13%) Retail
2 11 (15.49%) Games
3 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.23%) Finance
5 2 (2.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Network Engineer
2 21 (29.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (28.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 20 (28.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 17 (23.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 17 (23.94%) Support Engineer
5 16 (22.54%) Office 365 Engineer
5 16 (22.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (21.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (21.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 15 (21.13%) Infrastructure Support
7 14 (19.72%) Active Directory Engineer
7 14 (19.72%) Active Directory Support
7 14 (19.72%) Active Directory Support Engineer
8 13 (18.31%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 9 (12.68%) Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Architect
10 6 (8.45%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (8.45%) Network Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) HTML
2 10 (14.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (50.70%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.82%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) Windows Server
2 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (21.13%) Linux
4 15 (21.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.82%) Unix
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (49.30%) E-Commerce
2 27 (38.03%) ITIL
3 16 (22.54%) Mentoring
4 15 (21.13%) Coaching
5 10 (14.08%) Network Design
6 8 (11.27%) Migration
7 7 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.45%) Analytics
8 6 (8.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 6 (8.45%) SIEM
8 6 (8.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
10 4 (5.63%) Mathematics
11 3 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (4.23%) High Availability
11 3 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
12 2 (2.82%) Change Control
12 2 (2.82%) Network Management
12 2 (2.82%) Release Management
12 2 (2.82%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) C
3 3 (4.23%) PHP
4 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (28.17%) CCNP
3 13 (18.31%) Degree
4 12 (16.90%) CCIE
5 8 (11.27%) CCNA
6 6 (8.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.63%) MCSE
9 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.41%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
1 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (21.13%) Terminal Services
2 15 (21.13%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (8.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) WSUS
2 7 (9.86%) SCCM
3 2 (2.82%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.82%) SCOM
3 2 (2.82%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 47 (66.20%) Cisco
2 31 (43.66%) VMware
3 27 (38.03%) CheckPoint
3 27 (38.03%) Citrix
3 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
4 21 (29.58%) F5
5 20 (28.17%) Palo Alto
6 18 (25.35%) Fortinet
7 11 (15.49%) Juniper
7 11 (15.49%) Riverbed
8 10 (14.08%) Arista
9 7 (9.86%) Blue Coat
10 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
11 4 (5.63%) Brocade
11 4 (5.63%) Meraki
11 4 (5.63%) Nimble Storage
12 3 (4.23%) Draytek
12 3 (4.23%) HP
13 2 (2.82%) AppSense
13 2 (2.82%) McAfee
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