Period
to 5 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 427 373 355
Rank change year-on-year -54 -18 +44
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 419 918 1,271
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.80% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.56% 5.32% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 369 754 1,171
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% - +7.84%
10th Percentile £32,400 £31,250 £32,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +6.80%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,187 17,248 21,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.43% 15.11% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7,134 13,961 17,020
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in England

MPLS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for MPLS in England

MPLS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in England over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Salary histogram for MPLS in England

MPLS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the England region over the 6 months to 5 March 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
London -60 122 £56,250 -6.25% 31
North of England +58 119 £45,000 +12.50% 21
South East +15 81 £51,250 -6.82% 17
Yorkshire +68 80 £45,000 - 6
East of England +86 52 £57,500 +35.29% 8
North West +34 37 £45,500 +26.39% 14
Midlands +28 35 £55,000 +15.79% 8
South West +19 22 £45,000 -5.26% 3
West Midlands +36 19 £75,000 +42.86% 6
East Midlands +28 19 £57,500 +43.75% 2
North East +12 6 £32,500 -12.16% 1
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 England region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 258 (61.58%) Cisco
2 241 (57.52%) Firewall
3 227 (54.18%) WAN
4 196 (46.78%) BGP
5 185 (44.15%) Cisco Certification
6 171 (40.81%) LAN
7 149 (35.56%) VPN
8 148 (35.32%) OSPF
9 117 (27.92%) CCNP
10 109 (26.01%) CCNA
10 109 (26.01%) Juniper
11 106 (25.30%) VLAN
12 99 (23.63%) Wireless
13 93 (22.20%) Microsoft
14 92 (21.96%) DNS
15 88 (21.00%) ITIL
16 87 (20.76%) Network Security
17 81 (19.33%) TCP/IP
17 81 (19.33%) Data Centre
18 80 (19.09%) Windows
19 78 (18.62%) Azure
20 75 (17.90%) DHCP
21 73 (17.42%) VoIP
22 71 (16.95%) Linux
22 71 (16.95%) Wi-Fi
23 68 (16.23%) Internet
24 66 (15.75%) Palo Alto
25 65 (15.51%) Ethernet
25 65 (15.51%) Microsoft 365
26 64 (15.27%) Active Directory

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (4.53%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.34%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.15%) IIS
5 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.43%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.24%) Confluence
10 1 (0.24%) DNN
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.24%) SAS
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.58%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.43%) Gephi
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 78 (18.62%) Azure
2 65 (15.51%) Microsoft 365
3 43 (10.26%) AWS
4 17 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (4.06%) SaaS
5 15 (3.58%) IaaS
6 12 (2.86%) Route 53
6 12 (2.86%) Slack
7 10 (2.39%) GCP
8 9 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.15%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.19%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.72%) GitHub
10 3 (0.72%) PaaS
11 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 241 (57.52%) Firewall
2 227 (54.18%) WAN
3 196 (46.78%) BGP
4 171 (40.81%) LAN
5 149 (35.56%) VPN
6 148 (35.32%) OSPF
7 106 (25.30%) VLAN
8 99 (23.63%) Wireless
9 92 (21.96%) DNS
10 87 (20.76%) Network Security
11 81 (19.33%) TCP/IP
12 75 (17.90%) DHCP
13 73 (17.42%) VoIP
14 71 (16.95%) Wi-Fi
15 68 (16.23%) Internet
16 65 (15.51%) Ethernet
17 54 (12.89%) Cisco ASA
18 48 (11.46%) EIGRP
19 46 (10.98%) IPsec
20 45 (10.74%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.67%) Big Data
3 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.43%) Apache Hive
4 6 (1.43%) Impala
5 2 (0.48%) RavenDB
5 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.24%) MySQL
6 1 (0.24%) Redis
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 10 (2.39%) JIRA
2 6 (1.43%) Bitbucket
2 6 (1.43%) Bitbucket Server
2 6 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.43%) git-flow
2 6 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.48%) GCC
3 2 (0.48%) Gradle
3 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.48%) Maven
4 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (13.13%) Telecoms
2 30 (7.16%) Finance
3 19 (4.53%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.58%) Banking
5 11 (2.63%) Law
6 7 (1.67%) Legal
6 7 (1.67%) Marketing
7 5 (1.19%) Fire and Rescue
8 4 (0.95%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 190 (45.35%) Network Engineer
2 70 (16.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 48 (11.46%) Architect
4 43 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (8.59%) Network Architect
6 32 (7.64%) IP Engineer
7 31 (7.40%) IP Network Engineer
8 30 (7.16%) Systems Engineer
9 28 (6.68%) Cisco Engineer
9 28 (6.68%) Support Engineer
10 24 (5.73%) Analyst
10 24 (5.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 21 (5.01%) Chief Systems Engineer
11 21 (5.01%) Consultant
12 19 (4.53%) Juniper Engineer
13 18 (4.30%) IT Engineer
14 17 (4.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 14 (3.34%) IP Architect
15 14 (3.34%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.34%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.88%) 802.1X
2 21 (5.01%) RESTful
3 8 (1.91%) Web Services
4 7 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.43%) Kafka
6 4 (0.95%) REST
7 3 (0.72%) JSON
7 3 (0.72%) LDAP
8 2 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.48%) gRPC
8 2 (0.48%) Jinja
8 2 (0.48%) libvirt
8 2 (0.48%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.24%) .NET
9 1 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.24%) Express
9 1 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.24%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 81 (19.33%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.01%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.53%) Clustering
4 13 (3.10%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.15%) Replication
6 8 (1.91%) Cybercrime
6 8 (1.91%) FMCG
6 8 (1.91%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (1.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 6 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.95%) Podcast
10 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.72%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (0.72%) PMI
11 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (19.09%) Windows
2 71 (16.95%) Linux
3 54 (12.89%) Windows Server
4 20 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (2.86%) Mac OS X
5 12 (2.86%) Unix
6 11 (2.63%) Ubuntu
6 11 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.19%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.72%) Android
9 3 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.48%) SUSE
10 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (21.00%) ITIL
2 64 (15.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 45 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (9.31%) Network Design
5 38 (9.07%) Presales
6 34 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (7.64%) Network Virtualisation
8 25 (5.97%) Network Monitoring
8 25 (5.97%) Storage Management
9 21 (5.01%) Capacity Planning
9 21 (5.01%) Project Management
10 20 (4.77%) Load Balancing
10 20 (4.77%) Mentoring
10 20 (4.77%) Network Architecture
10 20 (4.77%) Network Management
11 18 (4.30%) Customer Requirements
12 17 (4.06%) DevOps
12 17 (4.06%) ITIL V3
12 17 (4.06%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (3.58%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.37%) Python
2 25 (5.97%) SQL
3 14 (3.34%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.15%) Perl
6 8 (1.91%) C
6 8 (1.91%) R
7 5 (1.19%) Java
7 5 (1.19%) PHP
8 2 (0.48%) Go
Qualifications
1 185 (44.15%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (27.92%) CCNP
3 109 (26.01%) CCNA
4 36 (8.59%) JNCIA
5 29 (6.92%) Security Cleared
6 27 (6.44%) Degree
7 26 (6.21%) CCIE
8 24 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (4.77%) JNCIP
10 19 (4.53%) MCSE
11 15 (3.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (2.86%) SC Cleared
13 11 (2.63%) CISSP
14 10 (2.39%) CCDA
15 9 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (1.67%) CCENT
17 7 (1.67%) JNCIE
17 7 (1.67%) MCSA
18 6 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.77%) SLA
2 12 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.72%) COBIT
3 3 (0.72%) NIST
3 3 (0.72%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (15.27%) Active Directory
2 44 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.39%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.15%) Firmware
7 8 (1.91%) vSphere
8 6 (1.43%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.72%) Docker
10 3 (0.72%) FreeRADIUS
10 3 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.72%) XenApp
11 2 (0.48%) KVM
11 2 (0.48%) pfSense
11 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.48%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.48%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 25 (5.97%) Nagios
2 24 (5.73%) Ansible
3 21 (5.01%) SCCM
4 20 (4.77%) FortiGate
5 19 (4.53%) Puppet
6 15 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.91%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.91%) Nmap
8 8 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 8 (1.91%) Terraform
9 7 (1.67%) Cacti
10 6 (1.43%) Kibana
10 6 (1.43%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (1.43%) Oozie
11 5 (1.19%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.95%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 258 (61.58%) Cisco
2 109 (26.01%) Juniper
3 93 (22.20%) Microsoft
4 66 (15.75%) Palo Alto
5 64 (15.27%) VMware
6 45 (10.74%) Fortinet
7 44 (10.50%) CheckPoint
8 42 (10.02%) HP
9 35 (8.35%) F5
10 29 (6.92%) Meraki
11 26 (6.21%) Avaya
12 21 (5.01%) Veeam
13 18 (4.30%) SolarWinds
14 17 (4.06%) BT
14 17 (4.06%) Citrix
14 17 (4.06%) Riverbed
15 14 (3.34%) Nokia
16 13 (3.10%) Google
17 12 (2.86%) Brocade
17 12 (2.86%) Symantec