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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 314 355
Rank change year-on-year +15 +41  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 874 942 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.02% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.39% 6.01% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 725 800 726
Median salary £50,000 £49,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,528 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13673 15669 18191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 16.32% 16.96% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11162 13131 14886
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 355 £57,500 +4.54% 24
South East +21 225 £47,500 -5.00% 17
North West -27 90 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Yorkshire +20 59 £45,000 - 6
East Midlands +53 50 £35,000 -17.64% 4
East of England +10 45 £65,000 +23.80% 4
West Midlands -19 43 £45,000 +12.50% 9
South West -59 17 £40,000 +19.40% 1
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 1224 (69.62%) Cisco
2 1040 (59.16%) Firewall
3 972 (55.29%) Cisco Certification
4 913 (51.93%) WAN
5 889 (50.57%) BGP
6 799 (45.45%) CCNP
7 758 (43.12%) VPN
8 745 (42.38%) OSPF
9 656 (37.32%) LAN
10 639 (36.35%) Juniper
11 496 (28.21%) Data Centre
12 415 (23.61%) Cisco ASA
13 375 (21.33%) CCNA
14 374 (21.27%) DNS
15 365 (20.76%) Windows
15 365 (20.76%) VMware
16 359 (20.42%) Wireless
17 354 (20.14%) F5
18 321 (18.26%) VLAN
19 315 (17.92%) Network Security
20 309 (17.58%) TCP/IP
21 308 (17.52%) Palo Alto
22 305 (17.35%) Network Design
23 300 (17.06%) Microsoft
24 289 (16.44%) CheckPoint
24 289 (16.44%) Cisco Nexus
25 287 (16.33%) Linux
26 286 (16.27%) Telecoms
27 280 (15.93%) CCIE
28 276 (15.70%) DHCP

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
1 155 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 70 (3.98%) Skype for Business
3 65 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (1.93%) SharePoint
5 31 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (1.31%) IIS
7 22 (1.25%) Apache
8 18 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.91%) OpenStack
10 14 (0.80%) Drupal
11 9 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.28%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.17%) JBoss
14 3 (0.17%) nginx
15 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.057%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.057%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
4 6 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.057%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 140 (7.96%) Office 365
2 99 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.99%) IaaS
5 33 (1.88%) PaaS
6 29 (1.65%) SaaS
7 14 (0.80%) GitHub
8 12 (0.68%) Mimecast
9 11 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.46%) Akamai
12 6 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.057%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.057%) Bluemix
15 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.057%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1040 (59.16%) Firewall
2 913 (51.93%) WAN
3 889 (50.57%) BGP
4 758 (43.12%) VPN
5 745 (42.38%) OSPF
6 656 (37.32%) LAN
7 415 (23.61%) Cisco ASA
8 374 (21.27%) DNS
9 359 (20.42%) Wireless
10 321 (18.26%) VLAN
11 315 (17.92%) Network Security
12 309 (17.58%) TCP/IP
13 289 (16.44%) Cisco Nexus
14 276 (15.70%) DHCP
15 256 (14.56%) IPsec
16 248 (14.11%) VoIP
17 237 (13.48%) EIGRP
18 229 (13.03%) Ethernet
19 216 (12.29%) Cisco IOS
20 171 (9.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (0.97%) NoSQL
5 14 (0.80%) MySQL
6 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.23%) Big Data
7 4 (0.23%) QlikView
7 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.17%) Riak
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.057%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.057%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.057%) JIRA
5 1 (0.057%) TeamCity
General
1 286 (16.27%) Telecoms
2 226 (12.86%) Finance
3 51 (2.90%) Marketing
4 34 (1.93%) Retail
5 31 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.71%) Legal
7 28 (1.59%) Banking
8 20 (1.14%) Electronics
9 19 (1.08%) Games
10 18 (1.02%) Law
11 14 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.68%) Back Office
13 5 (0.28%) French Language
13 5 (0.28%) German Language
13 5 (0.28%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.23%) Advertising
14 4 (0.23%) Brand Awareness
14 4 (0.23%) Front Office
14 4 (0.23%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 892 (50.74%) Network Engineer
2 308 (17.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 287 (16.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 269 (15.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 162 (9.22%) Support Engineer
6 147 (8.36%) Architect
7 141 (8.02%) Juniper Engineer
8 116 (6.60%) Consultant
9 110 (6.26%) Network Architect
10 103 (5.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 102 (5.80%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 101 (5.75%) Security Engineer
13 99 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
14 96 (5.46%) Network Support
15 95 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 93 (5.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 76 (4.32%) Network Support Engineer
18 74 (4.21%) Analyst
19 66 (3.75%) Network Consultant
20 53 (3.01%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.64%) 802.1X
2 38 (2.16%) HTML
3 19 (1.08%) CSS
4 14 (0.80%) Silex
4 14 (0.80%) Symfony
4 14 (0.80%) Web Services
5 10 (0.57%) XML
6 5 (0.28%) Middleware
7 3 (0.17%) POSIX
7 3 (0.17%) REST
8 2 (0.11%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.11%) SAX
8 2 (0.11%) WAP
9 1 (0.057%) CGI
9 1 (0.057%) FreeSWITCH
9 1 (0.057%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.057%) VXML
9 1 (0.057%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 1 (0.057%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 496 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 71 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 43 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 37 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
6 31 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.59%) Driving Licence
8 27 (1.54%) Clustering
9 21 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.02%) IVR
11 15 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.68%) EMC VNX
13 11 (0.63%) PKI
14 10 (0.57%) Replication
15 9 (0.51%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.46%) Blackberry
16 8 (0.46%) Over-the-Top Content
16 8 (0.46%) Private Cloud
17 7 (0.40%) Digital Media
17 7 (0.40%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 365 (20.76%) Windows
2 287 (16.33%) Linux
3 229 (13.03%) Windows Server
4 142 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 114 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (5.23%) Unix
7 86 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (4.04%) Windows 7
9 36 (2.05%) Windows XP
10 26 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (1.19%) Solaris
12 17 (0.97%) Windows 10
13 12 (0.68%) CentOS
14 10 (0.57%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.51%) Debian
15 9 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.40%) VyOS
17 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
19 3 (0.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (17.35%) Network Design
2 262 (14.90%) ITIL
3 226 (12.86%) Presales
4 149 (8.48%) Load Balancing
5 132 (7.51%) High Availability
6 99 (5.63%) Network Management
7 92 (5.23%) Network Monitoring
8 91 (5.18%) Network Architecture
9 89 (5.06%) Change Management
10 86 (4.89%) Mentoring
11 79 (4.49%) Service Delivery
12 65 (3.70%) Project Management
13 59 (3.36%) Low Latency
14 55 (3.13%) Migration
15 52 (2.96%) SIEM
16 49 (2.79%) Disaster Recovery
17 48 (2.73%) Incident Management
17 48 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
18 46 (2.62%) E-Commerce
19 43 (2.45%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 80 (4.55%) Python
2 60 (3.41%) SQL
3 58 (3.30%) Bash Shell
4 57 (3.24%) Perl
5 39 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 26 (1.48%) PHP
7 16 (0.91%) C
8 14 (0.80%) Java
8 14 (0.80%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.51%) Ruby
11 4 (0.23%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.17%) C++
13 1 (0.057%) C#
13 1 (0.057%) Go
13 1 (0.057%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 972 (55.29%) Cisco Certification
2 799 (45.45%) CCNP
3 375 (21.33%) CCNA
4 280 (15.93%) CCIE
5 174 (9.90%) Degree
6 155 (8.82%) JNCIP
7 72 (4.10%) Security Cleared
8 65 (3.70%) CCDA
9 62 (3.53%) CCSP
10 59 (3.36%) SC Cleared
11 54 (3.07%) CCIP
12 52 (2.96%) JNCIA
13 48 (2.73%) JNCIS
14 40 (2.28%) CCDP
14 40 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 37 (2.10%) JNCIE
16 31 (1.76%) CCSA
17 27 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
17 27 (1.54%) MCSE
18 20 (1.14%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.75%) SLA
2 55 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.51%) PMO
5 5 (0.28%) QA
5 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.057%) GDPR
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 14000
8 1 (0.057%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 269 (15.30%) Active Directory
2 241 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 43 (2.45%) XenApp
5 41 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (2.10%) Terminal Services
7 31 (1.76%) vSphere
8 24 (1.37%) ProxySG
9 13 (0.74%) OpenSIPS
10 12 (0.68%) KVM
10 12 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (0.63%) XenServer
12 10 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.46%) Firmware
14 8 (0.46%) vCloud
14 8 (0.46%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.40%) Xen
16 6 (0.34%) NFS
17 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 86 (4.89%) FortiGate
2 73 (4.15%) Nagios
3 52 (2.96%) SCCM
4 43 (2.45%) Cacti
5 35 (1.99%) WSUS
6 34 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
7 31 (1.76%) SolarWinds Orion
8 29 (1.65%) SCOM
9 26 (1.48%) Puppet
10 18 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
11 16 (0.91%) OpenView
12 15 (0.85%) OpenNMS
13 11 (0.63%) Ansible
13 11 (0.63%) ZABBIX
14 10 (0.57%) RANCID
15 9 (0.51%) Cisco CME
16 7 (0.40%) vCenter Server
17 6 (0.34%) HAProxy
18 5 (0.28%) Endace
18 5 (0.28%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 1224 (69.62%) Cisco
2 639 (36.35%) Juniper
3 365 (20.76%) VMware
4 354 (20.14%) F5
5 308 (17.52%) Palo Alto
6 300 (17.06%) Microsoft
7 289 (16.44%) CheckPoint
8 161 (9.16%) HP
9 139 (7.91%) SolarWinds
10 119 (6.77%) Citrix
11 97 (5.52%) Fortinet
12 87 (4.95%) Riverbed
13 86 (4.89%) Avaya
14 65 (3.70%) Meraki
15 53 (3.01%) SonicWALL
16 51 (2.90%) Blue Coat
17 47 (2.67%) Brocade
18 43 (2.45%) NetApp
19 37 (2.10%) Huawei
20 36 (2.05%) EMC
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + £26,000-£30,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £36000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum & Healthcare, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum + £6500 CAR, BONUS, BENEFITS
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
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Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + overtime!
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stanford Associates
Salary: From £26,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent bonus/shift + extensive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling, Kent
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £55000 per annum
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Middlesex
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London
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Warrington, Cheshire
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City, London
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City, London
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