Period
to 14 September 2019

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 14 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 259 430 332
Rank change year-on-year +171 -98 -14
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1,647 1,110 1,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 0.71% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 4.70% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,034 949 1,437
England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,994 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £74,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.46% +4.00% -

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 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 20,585 23,602 26,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.80% 15.08% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 15,667 18,847 21,764
England median annual salary £45,972 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in England

MPLS
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in England.

Salary trend for MPLS in England

MPLS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in England over the 6 months to 14 September 2019.

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 14 September 2019. 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
North of England +220 728 £40,000 -10.11% 35
Yorkshire +204 666 £40,000 -15.79% 10
London +50 456 £55,000 +2.80% 51
South East +58 254 £47,500 -9.52% 47
Midlands +17 103 £52,500 +16.67% 20
West Midlands +15 79 £52,500 - 8
North West -21 59 £42,000 +5.00% 24
South West +29 56 £40,000 - 8
East of England +30 47 £55,000 -8.33% 8
East Midlands +9 24 £41,250 -8.33% 12
North East +20 3 £36,500 - 1
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, 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 1,263 (76.68%) Cisco Certification
2 1,124 (68.25%) CCNP
3 1,105 (67.09%) Cisco
4 1,081 (65.63%) WAN
5 1,018 (61.81%) Firewall
6 907 (55.07%) CCNA
7 845 (51.31%) BGP
8 774 (46.99%) VPN
9 726 (44.08%) OSPF
10 555 (33.70%) Cisco ASA
11 540 (32.79%) Network Design
12 527 (32.00%) Network Security
13 518 (31.45%) DNS
14 505 (30.66%) LAN
15 461 (27.99%) Fortinet
16 460 (27.93%) IPsec
17 445 (27.02%) Linux
18 410 (24.89%) Cisco Nexus
19 400 (24.29%) Palo Alto
19 400 (24.29%) Service Delivery
20 398 (24.17%) Network Management
21 383 (23.25%) Internet
22 379 (23.01%) FortiGate
23 376 (22.83%) Python
23 376 (22.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 363 (22.04%) Change Control
25 360 (21.86%) Nagios
26 357 (21.68%) Unix
27 351 (21.31%) Management Information System
28 350 (21.25%) NetScaler

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
1 103 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 41 (2.49%) MS Exchange
3 39 (2.37%) IIS
4 37 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.73%) Apache
6 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.18%) JBoss
10 3 (0.18%) WildFly
11 2 (0.12%) Smallworld
12 1 (0.061%) Confluence
12 1 (0.061%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 39 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.36%) Gephi
6 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.43%) Q-Pulse
1 7 (0.43%) Sage CRM
2 4 (0.24%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 244 (14.81%) Azure
2 161 (9.78%) AWS
3 152 (9.23%) Office 365
4 34 (2.06%) IaaS
5 32 (1.94%) SaaS
6 22 (1.34%) G Suite
7 21 (1.28%) OpenShift
8 20 (1.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 15 (0.91%) PaaS
10 10 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.49%) GCP
12 7 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.24%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.18%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.18%) Serverless
15 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.061%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 1,081 (65.63%) WAN
2 1,018 (61.81%) Firewall
3 845 (51.31%) BGP
4 774 (46.99%) VPN
5 726 (44.08%) OSPF
6 555 (33.70%) Cisco ASA
7 527 (32.00%) Network Security
8 518 (31.45%) DNS
9 505 (30.66%) LAN
10 460 (27.93%) IPsec
11 410 (24.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 383 (23.25%) Internet
13 350 (21.25%) NetScaler
14 349 (21.19%) RIP
15 348 (21.13%) SMTP
16 346 (21.01%) Broadband
17 330 (20.04%) ADSL
18 236 (14.33%) Wireless
19 192 (11.66%) TCP/IP
20 186 (11.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.46%) Blockchain
2 24 (1.46%) MySQL
3 8 (0.49%) MongoDB
4 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2017
5 6 (0.36%) Apache Hive
5 6 (0.36%) Big Data
5 6 (0.36%) Impala
6 5 (0.30%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.18%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.18%) Power BI
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (0.97%) Git (software)
1 16 (0.97%) Subversion
2 7 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.18%) Axure RP
4 3 (0.18%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.18%) Selenium
4 3 (0.18%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.12%) JIRA
6 1 (0.061%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.061%) Visual Studio
General
1 302 (18.34%) Telecoms
2 114 (6.92%) Finance
3 55 (3.34%) Public Sector
4 52 (3.16%) Banking
5 40 (2.43%) Retail
6 19 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.09%) Aerospace
8 17 (1.03%) Marketing
9 14 (0.85%) French Language
9 14 (0.85%) German Language
9 14 (0.85%) Italian Language
10 11 (0.67%) Law
11 9 (0.55%) Back Office
11 9 (0.55%) Legal
12 8 (0.49%) Local Government
12 8 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.18%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.12%) Electronics
14 2 (0.12%) Games
15 1 (0.061%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,032 (62.66%) Network Engineer
2 289 (17.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 276 (16.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 261 (15.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 261 (15.85%) Security Engineer
5 193 (11.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 179 (10.87%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 173 (10.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 160 (9.71%) Project Engineer
9 123 (7.47%) Senior Network Engineer
10 107 (6.50%) Consultant
11 78 (4.74%) Architect
12 75 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 73 (4.43%) Network Consultant
14 63 (3.83%) Network Support
15 61 (3.70%) Network Architect
16 59 (3.58%) Support Engineer
17 55 (3.34%) Switch Engineer
18 48 (2.91%) Network Support Engineer
18 48 (2.91%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.61%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.03%) LDAP
3 14 (0.85%) Web Services
4 10 (0.61%) LAMP
5 8 (0.49%) .NET
6 6 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (0.36%) Kafka
7 3 (0.18%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.12%) COM
8 2 (0.12%) J2EE
8 2 (0.12%) Node.js
8 2 (0.12%) REST
8 2 (0.12%) WebSockets
9 1 (0.061%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.061%) HTML
9 1 (0.061%) JSON
9 1 (0.061%) Vue.js
9 1 (0.061%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 351 (21.31%) Management Information System
2 284 (17.24%) Data Centre
3 73 (4.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 55 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (2.67%) Driving Licence
7 30 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.34%) Clustering
8 22 (1.34%) Internet of Things
8 22 (1.34%) Replication
9 15 (0.91%) CCTV
10 14 (0.85%) CMDB
10 14 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 12 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (0.73%) User Experience
11 12 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (0.61%) BBC
12 10 (0.61%) IPTV
12 10 (0.61%) MPEG
12 10 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 445 (27.02%) Linux
2 357 (21.68%) Unix
3 188 (11.41%) Windows
4 145 (8.80%) Windows Server
5 57 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (2.31%) Windows 10
8 37 (2.25%) CentOS
9 31 (1.88%) Debian
10 24 (1.46%) Solaris
10 24 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.21%) CatOS
12 18 (1.09%) Windows 8
13 17 (1.03%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.79%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.67%) Android
15 11 (0.67%) HPUX
15 11 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.30%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (32.79%) Network Design
2 400 (24.29%) Service Delivery
3 398 (24.17%) Network Management
4 363 (22.04%) Change Control
5 330 (20.04%) Product Management
6 301 (18.28%) Presales
7 229 (13.90%) Validation
8 205 (12.45%) ITIL
9 110 (6.68%) Network Monitoring
10 105 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
11 94 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 89 (5.40%) Service Management
13 86 (5.22%) Network Architecture
14 85 (5.16%) Cybersecurity
15 82 (4.98%) Project Delivery
16 78 (4.74%) Load Balancing
17 67 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
18 65 (3.95%) Migration
18 65 (3.95%) Project Management
19 61 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 376 (22.83%) Python
2 343 (20.83%) Bash Shell
3 327 (19.85%) Perl
4 77 (4.68%) SQL
5 37 (2.25%) PowerShell
6 25 (1.52%) C
7 6 (0.36%) R
8 4 (0.24%) C#
9 3 (0.18%) Java
10 2 (0.12%) Tcl
11 1 (0.061%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.061%) PHP
11 1 (0.061%) Ruby
11 1 (0.061%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,263 (76.68%) Cisco Certification
2 1,124 (68.25%) CCNP
3 907 (55.07%) CCNA
4 179 (10.87%) Degree
5 131 (7.95%) CCIE
6 74 (4.49%) Security Cleared
7 68 (4.13%) CCDP
8 66 (4.01%) JNCIP
9 63 (3.83%) JNCIA
10 54 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 53 (3.22%) JNCIS
12 46 (2.79%) JNCIE
12 46 (2.79%) SC Cleared
13 45 (2.73%) MCSE
14 36 (2.19%) CCDA
15 16 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (0.97%) HND
16 15 (0.91%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 15 (0.91%) CCIE Service Provider
17 14 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (22.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 348 (21.13%) ISO 9001
3 54 (3.28%) SLA
4 14 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.67%) PMO
6 9 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 7 (0.43%) ISO 22301
9 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.18%) GDPR
10 3 (0.18%) QA
10 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.061%) BS7799
11 1 (0.061%) HAZOP
11 1 (0.061%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 208 (12.63%) vCloud
2 127 (7.71%) Active Directory
3 124 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 47 (2.85%) vSphere
6 32 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (1.64%) XenApp
8 26 (1.58%) Docker
9 22 (1.34%) XenDesktop
10 12 (0.73%) Terminal Server
11 11 (0.67%) BitLocker
11 11 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.61%) DRBD
12 10 (0.61%) Firmware
12 10 (0.61%) GlusterFS
13 9 (0.55%) NFS
14 8 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
15 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.36%) Apache Flume
16 6 (0.36%) iptables
Systems Management
1 379 (23.01%) FortiGate
2 360 (21.86%) Nagios
3 42 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 42 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
4 35 (2.13%) SCCM
5 28 (1.70%) Ansible
5 28 (1.70%) vCenter Server
6 27 (1.64%) WSUS
7 25 (1.52%) Kubernetes
8 16 (0.97%) RANCID
9 15 (0.91%) Cacti
9 15 (0.91%) Puppet
10 14 (0.85%) SCOM
11 11 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
12 10 (0.61%) Galera Cluster
12 10 (0.61%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.55%) Observium
14 8 (0.49%) Nessus
15 6 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
15 6 (0.36%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1,105 (67.09%) Cisco
2 461 (27.99%) Fortinet
3 400 (24.29%) Palo Alto
4 310 (18.82%) Juniper
5 189 (11.48%) CheckPoint
6 180 (10.93%) Microsoft
7 173 (10.50%) VMware
8 123 (7.47%) Meraki
9 118 (7.16%) F5
10 107 (6.50%) SolarWinds
11 98 (5.95%) Citrix
12 74 (4.49%) Dell
13 64 (3.89%) HP
14 54 (3.28%) Aruba
15 36 (2.19%) Red Hat
16 34 (2.06%) Google
17 33 (2.00%) Arista
18 31 (1.88%) Huawei
19 29 (1.76%) Avaya
19 29 (1.76%) Veeam