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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 28 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 599 500 342
Rank change year-on-year -99 -158 -72
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 695 482 642
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.51% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.53% 4.01% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 558 360 517
10th Percentile £39,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,563 £41,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +22.22%
75th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £75,125 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.15% +20.83%

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 19,683 12,020 11,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 12.83% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 10,826 8,485 8,880
10th Percentile £28,189 £28,550 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,783
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
75th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £79,550
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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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 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -59 346 £65,000 +18.18% 28
South East -67 119 £62,500 +28.87% 17
North of England -92 113 £55,000 -4.35% 28
Yorkshire -48 58 £85,000 +41.67% 16
East of England -87 47 £70,000 +21.74% 7
Midlands -53 45 £55,000 -1.79% 11
North West -68 45 £50,000 -6.98% 12
West Midlands -43 38 £55,000 -3.51% 10
South West -41 34 £51,000 +5.70% 7
North East -20 10 £35,000 +27.27%
East Midlands -33 7 £50,000 -13.04% 1
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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.

1 452 (65.04%) Cisco
2 390 (56.12%) WAN
3 371 (53.38%) BGP
4 356 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
5 352 (50.65%) Firewall
6 279 (40.14%) OSPF
7 269 (38.71%) CCNP
8 263 (37.84%) LAN
9 253 (36.40%) VPN
10 209 (30.07%) Wireless
11 185 (26.62%) Social Skills
12 182 (26.19%) Palo Alto
13 168 (24.17%) Data Centre
14 156 (22.45%) CCIE
15 155 (22.30%) Azure
16 153 (22.01%) DNS
16 153 (22.01%) VMware
16 153 (22.01%) SD-WAN
17 145 (20.86%) Microsoft
18 138 (19.86%) Juniper
18 138 (19.86%) Wi-Fi
19 135 (19.42%) DHCP
20 134 (19.28%) TCP/IP
21 127 (18.27%) Internet
22 125 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
23 123 (17.70%) CCNA
24 120 (17.27%) Ethernet
25 105 (15.11%) VLAN
26 102 (14.68%) IPv6
27 101 (14.53%) 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 68 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.46%) MS Exchange
3 30 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.86%) Apache
5 4 (0.58%) IIS
6 3 (0.43%) Confluence
6 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (3.17%) ScheduALL
2 7 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.01%) SAP GTS
3 4 (0.58%) Fidessa
4 2 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.14%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 155 (22.30%) Azure
2 98 (14.10%) Microsoft 365
3 71 (10.22%) AWS
4 24 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (3.31%) IaaS
6 20 (2.88%) PaaS
7 17 (2.45%) SaaS
8 15 (2.16%) OneDrive
9 11 (1.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 11 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.15%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.58%) GCP
13 2 (0.29%) Azure DevOps
14 1 (0.14%) AWS Direct Connect
14 1 (0.14%) GitHub
14 1 (0.14%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 390 (56.12%) WAN
2 371 (53.38%) BGP
3 352 (50.65%) Firewall
4 279 (40.14%) OSPF
5 263 (37.84%) LAN
6 253 (36.40%) VPN
7 209 (30.07%) Wireless
8 153 (22.01%) DNS
8 153 (22.01%) SD-WAN
9 138 (19.86%) Wi-Fi
10 135 (19.42%) DHCP
11 134 (19.28%) TCP/IP
12 127 (18.27%) Internet
13 120 (17.27%) Ethernet
14 105 (15.11%) VLAN
15 102 (14.68%) IPv6
16 91 (13.09%) Cisco Nexus
17 80 (11.51%) Cisco ASA
17 80 (11.51%) IPsec
18 79 (11.37%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.44%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.01%) Power BI
4 5 (0.72%) MySQL
5 4 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 29 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.30%) JIRA
3 9 (1.29%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.29%) Robot Framework
4 2 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) GitLab
5 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 185 (26.62%) Social Skills
2 87 (12.52%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (10.94%) Telecoms
4 72 (10.36%) Finance
5 40 (5.76%) Presentation Skills
6 29 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
7 23 (3.31%) Advertising
8 21 (3.02%) Banking
8 21 (3.02%) Legal
9 15 (2.16%) Marketing
9 15 (2.16%) Public Sector
10 12 (1.73%) Documentation Skills
10 12 (1.73%) Law
11 11 (1.58%) Retail
12 8 (1.15%) Games
12 8 (1.15%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (0.43%) Billing
14 3 (0.43%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 268 (38.56%) Network Engineer
2 96 (13.81%) Architect
3 85 (12.23%) Senior Network Engineer
4 62 (8.92%) Network Manager
5 61 (8.78%) Network Architect
6 50 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 46 (6.62%) Cisco Engineer
8 44 (6.33%) Juniper Engineer
9 38 (5.47%) IP Engineer
10 36 (5.18%) Project Manager
11 35 (5.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 29 (4.17%) Analyst
13 26 (3.74%) Software Architect
13 26 (3.74%) Systems Architect
13 26 (3.74%) UML Architect
14 23 (3.31%) Support Engineer
15 22 (3.17%) IP Architect
16 21 (3.02%) Principal Engineer
16 21 (3.02%) Telephony Manager
17 20 (2.88%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.76%) 802.1X
2 26 (3.74%) JSON
2 26 (3.74%) RESTful
3 23 (3.31%) XML
4 13 (1.87%) REST
5 8 (1.15%) Web Services
6 4 (0.58%) LAMP
7 3 (0.43%) WAP
8 2 (0.29%) LDAP
9 1 (0.14%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.14%) Middleware
9 1 (0.14%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 168 (24.17%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.61%) IoT
3 37 (5.32%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 22 (3.17%) Over-the-Top Content
6 18 (2.59%) Fibre Optics
6 18 (2.59%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.30%) Virtual Team
8 15 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.01%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.87%) PKI
11 11 (1.58%) Digital Signage
12 10 (1.44%) Clustering
13 9 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (1.01%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.72%) Handset
15 5 (0.72%) iPhone
16 4 (0.58%) Hedge funds
16 4 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 94 (13.53%) Windows
2 76 (10.94%) Linux
3 54 (7.77%) Windows Server
4 37 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (3.31%) Unix
6 10 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (1.15%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (0.86%) Solaris
9 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.58%) Debian
10 4 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.43%) Android
11 3 (0.43%) CatOS
12 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.29%) CentOS
12 2 (0.29%) SUSE
12 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.14%) VMS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (13.96%) ITIL
2 84 (12.09%) Network Design
3 68 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 66 (9.50%) Change Management
4 66 (9.50%) Network Management
5 61 (8.78%) Agile
6 60 (8.63%) Project Management
7 56 (8.06%) Service Delivery
8 49 (7.05%) Incident Management
8 49 (7.05%) PRINCE2
9 48 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
9 48 (6.91%) Project Delivery
10 46 (6.62%) Network Virtualisation
11 45 (6.47%) Migration
12 42 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 40 (5.76%) Broadcast Engineering
13 40 (5.76%) Network Monitoring
14 39 (5.61%) Network Architecture
15 35 (5.04%) DevOps
16 34 (4.89%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 83 (11.94%) Python
2 30 (4.32%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.02%) SQL
4 16 (2.30%) Perl
5 12 (1.73%) Bash
6 10 (1.44%) C
7 6 (0.86%) PHP
8 2 (0.29%) Go
9 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 356 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
2 269 (38.71%) CCNP
3 156 (22.45%) CCIE
4 123 (17.70%) CCNA
5 74 (10.65%) Degree
6 50 (7.19%) Security Cleared
7 45 (6.47%) CCIE Service Provider
8 44 (6.33%) SC Cleared
9 43 (6.19%) CCDP
10 38 (5.47%) JNCIP
11 21 (3.02%) JNCIA
12 17 (2.45%) JNCIE
13 14 (2.01%) CISSP
14 12 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (1.58%) MCSA
16 9 (1.29%) CCIE Data Center
16 9 (1.29%) PMP
17 8 (1.15%) CCIP
17 8 (1.15%) MCSE
18 7 (1.01%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.76%) SLA
2 24 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (2.59%) NIST
4 15 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.58%) NCSC
6 10 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 7 (1.01%) GDPR
8 5 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.58%) QA
10 3 (0.43%) MiFID
10 3 (0.43%) PSD2
11 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 125 (17.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (14.53%) Active Directory
3 54 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 28 (4.03%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.01%) vSphere
8 6 (0.86%) Docker
9 5 (0.72%) Firmware
10 4 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.29%) Squid
11 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.29%) XenApp
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (7.19%) Ansible
2 34 (4.89%) WSUS
3 29 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 29 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (3.60%) SCCM
5 23 (3.31%) Cisco CUCM
6 20 (2.88%) Nagios
7 12 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (1.73%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (1.58%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.58%) Terraform
9 10 (1.44%) Puppet
10 9 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (1.15%) TrustSec
12 7 (1.01%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.86%) Observium
14 5 (0.72%) AirWatch
15 3 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
15 3 (0.43%) Nessus
15 3 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 452 (65.04%) Cisco
2 182 (26.19%) Palo Alto
3 153 (22.01%) VMware
4 145 (20.86%) Microsoft
5 138 (19.86%) Juniper
6 93 (13.38%) F5
7 76 (10.94%) CheckPoint
7 76 (10.94%) Fortinet
8 72 (10.36%) Citrix
9 66 (9.50%) SolarWinds
10 52 (7.48%) Nokia
11 40 (5.76%) Zscaler
12 37 (5.32%) Meraki
13 29 (4.17%) Ruckus Wireless
14 27 (3.88%) Aruba
15 25 (3.60%) Forcepoint
16 22 (3.17%) Tektronix
17 18 (2.59%) Dell
17 18 (2.59%) Riverbed
18 16 (2.30%) HP