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

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 295 403 352
Rank change year-on-year +108 -51 -44
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1,381 1,176 1,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 0.77% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.01% 5.13% 5.90%
Number of salaries quoted 940 1,026 1,282
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £51,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -3.38% +3.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 19,687 22,911 26,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.54% 15.05% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15,469 18,180 21,722
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +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 November 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 November 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
London +46 466 £57,500 +4.55% 56
North of England +156 446 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Yorkshire +178 393 £42,500 -10.53% 10
South East +58 275 £47,500 -9.52% 40
Midlands +16 96 £52,500 +16.67% 11
West Midlands -6 59 £55,000 +10.00% 7
North West -35 53 £42,500 +8.97% 10
South West +22 47 £42,500 -5.56% 11
East of England +7 45 £50,000 -16.67% 10
East Midlands +11 37 £40,000 -11.11% 4
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 992 (71.83%) Cisco Certification
2 912 (66.04%) Cisco
3 873 (63.22%) WAN
4 845 (61.19%) CCNP
5 810 (58.65%) Firewall
6 707 (51.19%) BGP
7 659 (47.72%) CCNA
8 556 (40.26%) VPN
9 554 (40.12%) OSPF
10 495 (35.84%) LAN
11 387 (28.02%) Network Design
12 357 (25.85%) Cisco ASA
13 352 (25.49%) Internet
14 342 (24.76%) Juniper
15 338 (24.48%) Network Security
16 319 (23.10%) DNS
17 316 (22.88%) Palo Alto
18 310 (22.45%) IPsec
19 286 (20.71%) Fortinet
20 274 (19.84%) Telecoms
21 268 (19.41%) Linux
22 255 (18.46%) Data Centre
23 230 (16.65%) Azure
24 225 (16.29%) Cisco Nexus
25 222 (16.08%) Wireless
26 219 (15.86%) Service Delivery
27 213 (15.42%) FortiGate
28 209 (15.13%) Network Management
29 207 (14.99%) Management Information System
30 201 (14.55%) Degree

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 79 (5.72%) Skype for Business
2 30 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.67%) IIS
5 9 (0.65%) Apache
6 8 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.51%) Confluence
8 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.29%) nginx
9 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.14%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.072%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 28 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.51%) Gephi
6 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.22%) Q-Pulse
2 3 (0.22%) Sage CRM
3 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 230 (16.65%) Azure
2 158 (11.44%) AWS
3 141 (10.21%) Office 365
4 36 (2.61%) SaaS
5 31 (2.24%) G Suite
6 27 (1.96%) IaaS
7 15 (1.09%) OpenShift
8 14 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.87%) PaaS
10 10 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (0.51%) GCP
12 5 (0.36%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.22%) Serverless
15 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
16 1 (0.072%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 873 (63.22%) WAN
2 810 (58.65%) Firewall
3 707 (51.19%) BGP
4 556 (40.26%) VPN
5 554 (40.12%) OSPF
6 495 (35.84%) LAN
7 357 (25.85%) Cisco ASA
8 352 (25.49%) Internet
9 338 (24.48%) Network Security
10 319 (23.10%) DNS
11 310 (22.45%) IPsec
12 225 (16.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 222 (16.08%) Wireless
14 200 (14.48%) NetScaler
14 200 (14.48%) RIP
15 184 (13.32%) Broadband
16 183 (13.25%) TCP/IP
17 172 (12.45%) VLAN
18 171 (12.38%) SMTP
19 167 (12.09%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.46%) Blockchain
3 24 (1.74%) MySQL
4 8 (0.58%) Apache Hive
4 8 (0.58%) Big Data
4 8 (0.58%) Impala
5 5 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.22%) MariaDB
6 3 (0.22%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 22 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.30%) Subversion
3 17 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (0.72%) JIRA
5 8 (0.58%) Fiddler
5 8 (0.58%) Selenium
5 8 (0.58%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.29%) GitLab
6 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.072%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.072%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.072%) git-flow
8 1 (0.072%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.072%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.072%) Zephyr
General
1 274 (19.84%) Telecoms
2 112 (8.11%) Finance
3 52 (3.77%) Banking
4 44 (3.19%) Public Sector
5 43 (3.11%) Retail
6 21 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 14 (1.01%) French Language
7 14 (1.01%) Marketing
8 13 (0.94%) German Language
8 13 (0.94%) Italian Language
9 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.65%) Back Office
10 9 (0.65%) Law
11 7 (0.51%) Local Government
12 5 (0.36%) Advertising
13 4 (0.29%) Legal
14 3 (0.22%) Games
14 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.072%) Billing
Job Titles
1 861 (62.35%) Network Engineer
2 223 (16.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 213 (15.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 158 (11.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 158 (11.44%) Security Engineer
5 145 (10.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 123 (8.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 117 (8.47%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 111 (8.04%) Consultant
9 109 (7.89%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 82 (5.94%) Architect
11 69 (5.00%) Project Engineer
12 59 (4.27%) Network Consultant
13 58 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 56 (4.06%) Network Architect
15 52 (3.77%) IP Engineer
16 47 (3.40%) IT Consultant
17 44 (3.19%) Network Support
18 40 (2.90%) Support Engineer
18 40 (2.90%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.97%) 802.1X
2 10 (0.72%) LAMP
2 10 (0.72%) LDAP
3 8 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (0.58%) Kafka
3 8 (0.58%) Web Services
4 4 (0.29%) .NET
5 2 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.072%) COM
6 1 (0.072%) Jinja
6 1 (0.072%) JSON
6 1 (0.072%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.072%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 255 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 207 (14.99%) Management Information System
3 73 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (5.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 67 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (2.53%) Driving Licence
7 32 (2.32%) Internet of Things
7 32 (2.32%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.59%) Replication
9 20 (1.45%) CCTV
9 20 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.16%) Clustering
11 15 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (1.01%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.01%) User Experience
13 13 (0.94%) Fibre Optics
13 13 (0.94%) Robotics
14 12 (0.87%) IPTV
15 10 (0.72%) CMDB
15 10 (0.72%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 268 (19.41%) Linux
2 194 (14.05%) Unix
3 161 (11.66%) Windows
4 122 (8.83%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.39%) Windows 10
5 33 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (1.96%) CentOS
7 26 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (1.67%) Solaris
9 15 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.94%) Debian
12 12 (0.87%) CatOS
12 12 (0.87%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.80%) HPUX
13 11 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.43%) Android
15 5 (0.36%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (28.02%) Network Design
2 219 (15.86%) Service Delivery
3 209 (15.13%) Network Management
4 200 (14.48%) Change Control
5 199 (14.41%) Presales
6 185 (13.40%) ITIL
7 168 (12.17%) Product Management
8 161 (11.66%) Validation
9 134 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
10 101 (7.31%) Network Monitoring
11 96 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
12 87 (6.30%) Project Delivery
13 82 (5.94%) Network Architecture
14 81 (5.87%) Service Management
15 79 (5.72%) Cybersecurity
16 75 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 68 (4.92%) Load Balancing
18 64 (4.63%) Change Management
19 60 (4.34%) Business Development
20 55 (3.98%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 200 (14.48%) Python
2 175 (12.67%) Bash Shell
3 163 (11.80%) Perl
4 52 (3.77%) SQL
5 27 (1.96%) C
6 15 (1.09%) PowerShell
7 9 (0.65%) C#
8 8 (0.58%) R
9 2 (0.14%) PHP
10 1 (0.072%) C++
10 1 (0.072%) Java
10 1 (0.072%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 992 (71.83%) Cisco Certification
2 845 (61.19%) CCNP
3 659 (47.72%) CCNA
4 201 (14.55%) Degree
5 164 (11.88%) CCIE
6 85 (6.15%) CCDP
7 77 (5.58%) JNCIA
8 70 (5.07%) Security Cleared
9 64 (4.63%) JNCIP
10 51 (3.69%) JNCIE
11 48 (3.48%) JNCIS
12 44 (3.19%) SC Cleared
13 42 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 39 (2.82%) MCSE
15 31 (2.24%) DBS Check
16 23 (1.67%) CCDA
17 18 (1.30%) HNC
17 18 (1.30%) HND
18 17 (1.23%) CCIE Service Provider
19 15 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (13.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 176 (12.74%) ISO 9001
3 55 (3.98%) SLA
4 12 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 7 (0.51%) QA
6 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.22%) PMO
8 2 (0.14%) GDPR
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.072%) BS7799
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 137 (9.92%) vCloud
2 120 (8.69%) Active Directory
3 111 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (3.26%) Hyper-V
5 43 (3.11%) vSphere
6 35 (2.53%) XenApp
7 22 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.30%) Docker
9 16 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (1.01%) DRBD
11 13 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.72%) GlusterFS
12 10 (0.72%) Terminal Services
13 9 (0.65%) NFS
14 8 (0.58%) Apache Flume
14 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.58%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.51%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.51%) Firmware
16 6 (0.43%) iptables
Systems Management
1 213 (15.42%) FortiGate
2 168 (12.17%) Nagios
3 33 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 30 (2.17%) Ansible
5 26 (1.88%) SCCM
6 19 (1.38%) WSUS
7 18 (1.30%) Kubernetes
8 16 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
8 16 (1.16%) Puppet
9 13 (0.94%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
11 10 (0.72%) Galera Cluster
11 10 (0.72%) Nessus
11 10 (0.72%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.58%) Kibana
12 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.58%) Oozie
12 8 (0.58%) RANCID
13 7 (0.51%) Cacti
13 7 (0.51%) Observium
Vendors
1 912 (66.04%) Cisco
2 342 (24.76%) Juniper
3 316 (22.88%) Palo Alto
4 286 (20.71%) Fortinet
5 160 (11.59%) CheckPoint
6 157 (11.37%) Microsoft
7 153 (11.08%) VMware
8 109 (7.89%) Meraki
9 103 (7.46%) F5
10 97 (7.02%) Citrix
11 82 (5.94%) SolarWinds
12 67 (4.85%) HP
13 59 (4.27%) Dell
14 51 (3.69%) Aruba
15 42 (3.04%) Arista
16 41 (2.97%) Google
17 38 (2.75%) Huawei
18 33 (2.39%) Forcepoint
19 32 (2.32%) Veeam
20 26 (1.88%) Nokia