Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 555 430 384
Rank change year-on-year -125 -46 +8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 514 352 947
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 4.36% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 426 285 716
10th Percentile £31,389 £32,500 £32,550
25th Percentile £38,375 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -7.41% +2.86%
75th Percentile £81,250 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £84,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -

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 14,810 8,082 17,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 14.44% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,750 6,494 14,180
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,801 £63,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
London -107 240 £62,500 - 35
North of England -100 134 £45,000 -10.00% 24
Yorkshire -60 83 £60,000 +14.29% 9
South East -109 69 £50,500 +6.32% 17
Midlands -69 58 £45,000 +5.88% 8
North West -74 53 £42,500 -19.05% 12
West Midlands -37 41 £50,000 +14.29% 4
South West -54 25 £43,500 -3.33% 7
East of England -104 23 £43,750 -7.89% 6
North East -15 16 £45,000 +38.46% 3
East Midlands -62 13 £45,000 +20.00% 4
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 311 (60.51%) Cisco
2 265 (51.56%) WAN
3 251 (48.83%) BGP
4 247 (48.05%) Firewall
5 226 (43.97%) Cisco Certification
6 198 (38.52%) OSPF
7 185 (35.99%) Social Skills
8 182 (35.41%) CCNP
9 180 (35.02%) VPN
10 178 (34.63%) LAN
11 140 (27.24%) DNS
11 140 (27.24%) Data Centre
12 131 (25.49%) Azure
13 126 (24.51%) DHCP
14 116 (22.57%) Internet
15 109 (21.21%) Network Design
16 104 (20.23%) Microsoft
16 104 (20.23%) Wireless
17 103 (20.04%) CCNA
18 101 (19.65%) VLAN
19 97 (18.87%) Juniper
19 97 (18.87%) Palo Alto
20 91 (17.70%) IPv6
20 91 (17.70%) Active Directory
21 90 (17.51%) Microsoft 365
22 86 (16.73%) IPsec
23 85 (16.54%) Windows
24 84 (16.34%) Wi-Fi
24 84 (16.34%) Network Security
25 83 (16.15%) ITIL

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 27 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.92%) IIS
4 9 (1.75%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (2.14%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.53%) ScheduALL
2 6 (1.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 131 (25.49%) Azure
2 90 (17.51%) Microsoft 365
3 49 (9.53%) AWS
4 42 (8.17%) IaaS
5 25 (4.86%) SaaS
6 14 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (2.53%) PaaS
8 11 (2.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 9 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.17%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.97%) GCP
12 4 (0.78%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.39%) AWS Direct Connect
15 1 (0.19%) Azure Key Vault
15 1 (0.19%) Azure Monitor
15 1 (0.19%) Azure Service Bus
15 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 265 (51.56%) WAN
2 251 (48.83%) BGP
3 247 (48.05%) Firewall
4 198 (38.52%) OSPF
5 180 (35.02%) VPN
6 178 (34.63%) LAN
7 140 (27.24%) DNS
8 126 (24.51%) DHCP
9 116 (22.57%) Internet
10 104 (20.23%) Wireless
11 101 (19.65%) VLAN
12 91 (17.70%) IPv6
13 86 (16.73%) IPsec
14 84 (16.34%) Network Security
14 84 (16.34%) Wi-Fi
15 83 (16.15%) Ethernet
15 83 (16.15%) SD-WAN
16 82 (15.95%) TCP/IP
17 66 (12.84%) VoIP
18 62 (12.06%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.78%) DB2
3 4 (0.78%) Power BI
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.19%) GIS
6 1 (0.19%) MySQL
6 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.97%) JIRA
5 3 (0.58%) Zephyr
General
1 185 (35.99%) Social Skills
2 81 (15.76%) Telecoms
3 47 (9.14%) Finance
4 41 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.11%) French Language
5 16 (3.11%) German Language
5 16 (3.11%) Italian Language
5 16 (3.11%) Portuguese Language
5 16 (3.11%) Spanish Language
6 15 (2.92%) Banking
7 13 (2.53%) Public Sector
8 12 (2.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 9 (1.75%) Advertising
10 8 (1.56%) Law
11 7 (1.36%) Legal
11 7 (1.36%) Retail
12 6 (1.17%) Billing
12 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 199 (38.72%) Network Engineer
2 59 (11.48%) Architect
2 59 (11.48%) Juniper Engineer
3 55 (10.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 44 (8.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 41 (7.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 36 (7.00%) Support Engineer
7 33 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 31 (6.03%) IP Engineer
9 27 (5.25%) Software Architect
10 26 (5.06%) IT Engineer
10 26 (5.06%) Systems Architect
10 26 (5.06%) UML Architect
11 21 (4.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 21 (4.09%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
11 21 (4.09%) Network Specialist
12 20 (3.89%) NOC Engineer
13 19 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 18 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (3.50%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.17%) 802.1X
2 37 (7.20%) RESTful
3 22 (4.28%) JSON
3 22 (4.28%) XML
4 4 (0.78%) OAuth
5 2 (0.39%) SAML
5 2 (0.39%) Web Services
6 1 (0.19%) Middleware
6 1 (0.19%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.19%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 140 (27.24%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.61%) Management Information System
3 30 (5.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (5.06%) Private Cloud
5 25 (4.86%) Digital Signage
6 24 (4.67%) PKI
7 17 (3.31%) Fibre Optics
7 17 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.53%) Over-the-Top Content
8 13 (2.53%) Public Cloud
9 11 (2.14%) Clustering
10 7 (1.36%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.36%) Social Media
11 5 (0.97%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.78%) CMDB
12 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.78%) Eurex
12 4 (0.78%) IVR
12 4 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 85 (16.54%) Windows
2 62 (12.06%) Windows Server
3 41 (7.98%) Linux
4 25 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (3.70%) Unix
5 19 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 15 (2.92%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (2.92%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (1.56%) CatOS
7 8 (1.56%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.97%) Android
10 5 (0.97%) CentOS
10 5 (0.97%) Solaris
11 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (21.21%) Network Design
2 83 (16.15%) ITIL
3 58 (11.28%) Network Management
4 53 (10.31%) Migration
4 53 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (9.34%) Network Monitoring
6 46 (8.95%) Service Management
7 41 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 39 (7.59%) Storage Management
9 35 (6.81%) Presales
10 33 (6.42%) Broadcast Engineering
10 33 (6.42%) Incident Management
11 28 (5.45%) Load Balancing
12 27 (5.25%) UML
13 25 (4.86%) Project Management
14 24 (4.67%) IT Strategy
15 23 (4.47%) Business Case
15 23 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (4.28%) DDoS Mitigation
16 22 (4.28%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.37%) Python
2 26 (5.06%) SQL
3 23 (4.47%) PowerShell
4 5 (0.97%) VBScript
5 4 (0.78%) C
6 3 (0.58%) Perl
7 1 (0.19%) Bash
7 1 (0.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 226 (43.97%) Cisco Certification
2 182 (35.41%) CCNP
3 103 (20.04%) CCNA
4 82 (15.95%) CCIE
5 52 (10.12%) Degree
6 42 (8.17%) JNCIA
7 24 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (4.09%) MCSE
9 15 (2.92%) JNCIP
10 14 (2.72%) Security Cleared
11 13 (2.53%) CCIE Service Provider
11 13 (2.53%) SC Cleared
12 12 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.95%) TOGAF Certification
14 9 (1.75%) CCIE Data Center
14 9 (1.75%) MCSA
15 8 (1.56%) CISSP
16 7 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (0.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 4 (0.78%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.70%) SLA
2 11 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (0.97%) NCSC
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) HAZOP
5 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.19%) NIST
5 1 (0.19%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (17.70%) Active Directory
2 53 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (8.37%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.53%) Firmware
5 11 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.75%) VMware NSX
6 9 (1.75%) vSphere
7 6 (1.17%) Docker
8 5 (0.97%) XenApp
9 4 (0.78%) vCloud
10 3 (0.58%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.39%) iptables
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.19%) Snort
12 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (4.28%) Nagios
2 21 (4.09%) Ansible
3 18 (3.50%) SCCM
4 17 (3.31%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (3.31%) WSUS
5 14 (2.72%) Cisco Prime
5 14 (2.72%) SolarWinds Orion
6 11 (2.14%) Terraform
7 8 (1.56%) FortiGate
8 7 (1.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (1.36%) Cacti
8 7 (1.36%) Nessus
8 7 (1.36%) Puppet
9 4 (0.78%) QRadar
9 4 (0.78%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.78%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.58%) Grafana
10 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.39%) Icinga
Vendors
1 311 (60.51%) Cisco
2 104 (20.23%) Microsoft
3 97 (18.87%) Juniper
3 97 (18.87%) Palo Alto
4 80 (15.56%) VMware
5 73 (14.20%) SolarWinds
6 68 (13.23%) Fortinet
7 56 (10.89%) F5
8 55 (10.70%) CheckPoint
9 42 (8.17%) Veeam
10 40 (7.78%) Meraki
11 27 (5.25%) HP
12 23 (4.47%) Ruckus Wireless
13 21 (4.09%) Nokia
14 20 (3.89%) Extreme Networks
15 17 (3.31%) Citrix
16 16 (3.11%) Aerohive Networks
17 15 (2.92%) Barracuda Networks
17 15 (2.92%) Speakerbus
18 14 (2.72%) Forcepoint