Period
to 14 May 2021

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 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 481 360 313
Rank change year-on-year -121 -47 +113
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 423 758 1,424
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.84% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 5.59% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 317 612 1,056
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,000 £78,625 £72,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +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 10,405 13,564 20,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.95% 15.12% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 7,846 10,916 16,168
10th Percentile £28,813 £26,750 £26,246
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 14 May 2021.

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 May 2021. 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 -6 133 £55,000 +37.50% 23
London -147 108 £55,000 -12.00% 16
South East -12 90 £47,500 -20.83% 16
Yorkshire +31 82 £55,000 +22.22% 9
North West -3 50 £53,750 +39.67% 14
East of England +27 44 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Midlands -18 37 £37,750 -34.35% 5
South West -32 29 £42,500 -12.82% 11
West Midlands -12 21 £52,500 -3.67% 4
East Midlands +1 19 £40,000 -30.43% 1
North East -10 5 £32,500 -13.33%
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 268 (63.36%) Cisco
2 238 (56.26%) Firewall
3 201 (47.52%) WAN
4 194 (45.86%) Cisco Certification
5 181 (42.79%) BGP
6 165 (39.01%) LAN
7 138 (32.62%) OSPF
8 130 (30.73%) CCNP
8 130 (30.73%) VPN
9 121 (28.61%) Juniper
10 106 (25.06%) SD-WAN
11 103 (24.35%) CCNA
12 102 (24.11%) VLAN
13 95 (22.46%) Data Centre
14 89 (21.04%) Social Skills
15 85 (20.09%) Microsoft
16 84 (19.86%) DNS
17 83 (19.62%) Windows
18 80 (18.91%) Network Security
19 78 (18.44%) Wireless
20 77 (18.20%) Wi-Fi
20 77 (18.20%) Azure
21 74 (17.49%) ITIL
21 74 (17.49%) Palo Alto
22 73 (17.26%) TCP/IP
23 72 (17.02%) Internet
24 66 (15.60%) Ethernet
24 66 (15.60%) Linux
25 65 (15.37%) Fortinet
26 62 (14.66%) 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 14 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.07%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.60%) OpenStack
4 8 (1.89%) IIS
5 6 (1.42%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.18%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.24%) Confluence
7 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Gephi
1 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Relativity
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.20%) Azure
2 56 (13.24%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (9.69%) AWS
4 17 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (3.55%) SaaS
6 13 (3.07%) IaaS
7 7 (1.65%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.18%) PaaS
9 4 (0.95%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.71%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.47%) GCP
12 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.24%) GitHub
12 1 (0.24%) Route 53
12 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 238 (56.26%) Firewall
2 201 (47.52%) WAN
3 181 (42.79%) BGP
4 165 (39.01%) LAN
5 138 (32.62%) OSPF
6 130 (30.73%) VPN
7 106 (25.06%) SD-WAN
8 102 (24.11%) VLAN
9 84 (19.86%) DNS
10 80 (18.91%) Network Security
11 78 (18.44%) Wireless
12 77 (18.20%) Wi-Fi
13 73 (17.26%) TCP/IP
14 72 (17.02%) Internet
15 66 (15.60%) Ethernet
16 62 (14.66%) DHCP
17 57 (13.48%) IPv6
18 56 (13.24%) IPv4
19 53 (12.53%) Cisco Nexus
19 53 (12.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.42%) Apache Hive
2 6 (1.42%) Big Data
2 6 (1.42%) Impala
2 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.47%) RavenDB
4 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 7 (1.65%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.65%) JIRA
2 6 (1.42%) Bitbucket
2 6 (1.42%) Bitbucket Server
2 6 (1.42%) git-flow
2 6 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.47%) GCC
4 1 (0.24%) GitLab
4 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 89 (21.04%) Social Skills
2 61 (14.42%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.20%) Presentation Skills
4 17 (4.02%) Finance
5 15 (3.55%) Organisational Skills
6 14 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.31%) Public Sector
7 12 (2.84%) Banking
8 10 (2.36%) Legal
9 9 (2.13%) Marketing
10 6 (1.42%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (1.42%) Law
11 5 (1.18%) Fire and Rescue
12 4 (0.95%) Publishing
13 3 (0.71%) Local Government
13 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.47%) Retail
15 1 (0.24%) Advertising
15 1 (0.24%) Billing
15 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 188 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 70 (16.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 55 (13.00%) Architect
4 44 (10.40%) IP Engineer
5 41 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 39 (9.22%) Network Architect
7 35 (8.27%) IP Network Engineer
8 33 (7.80%) Juniper Engineer
9 31 (7.33%) Systems Engineer
10 30 (7.09%) Cisco Engineer
11 26 (6.15%) Core Network Engineer
12 25 (5.91%) Chief Systems Engineer
13 23 (5.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 19 (4.49%) Analyst
15 18 (4.26%) Security Architect
16 17 (4.02%) Support Engineer
17 16 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 16 (3.78%) Consultant
17 16 (3.78%) IT Engineer
18 15 (3.55%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.40%) 802.1X
2 25 (5.91%) RESTful
3 9 (2.13%) REST
3 9 (2.13%) Web Services
4 7 (1.65%) gRPC
4 7 (1.65%) libvirt
5 6 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.42%) Kafka
6 2 (0.47%) Jinja
6 2 (0.47%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.24%) .NET
7 1 (0.24%) D3.js
7 1 (0.24%) Django
7 1 (0.24%) Express
7 1 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.24%) Flask
7 1 (0.24%) React
7 1 (0.24%) SOAP
7 1 (0.24%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 95 (22.46%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.55%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.31%) Clustering
4 11 (2.60%) Replication
5 10 (2.36%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.36%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.13%) FMCG
6 9 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (1.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
8 4 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.95%) Podcast
9 3 (0.71%) ASIC
9 3 (0.71%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.71%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.71%) PMI
9 3 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 83 (19.62%) Windows
2 66 (15.60%) Linux
3 47 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 20 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.26%) Windows 10
5 18 (4.26%) Windows Server 2019
6 16 (3.78%) Ubuntu
7 12 (2.84%) Unix
8 10 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.65%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.65%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.47%) Android
12 2 (0.47%) SUSE
12 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (17.49%) ITIL
2 58 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 46 (10.87%) Network Design
4 44 (10.40%) Network Virtualisation
5 38 (8.98%) Presales
5 38 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (7.33%) Network Management
7 28 (6.62%) Storage Management
8 23 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (5.20%) ITIL V3
10 20 (4.73%) Load Balancing
10 20 (4.73%) Project Management
11 19 (4.49%) Kalman Filter
11 19 (4.49%) Network Architecture
12 17 (4.02%) High Availability
13 16 (3.78%) Service Delivery
14 15 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (3.55%) Migration
14 15 (3.55%) Proactive Monitoring
15 14 (3.31%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.58%) Python
2 20 (4.73%) SQL
3 15 (3.55%) C
4 12 (2.84%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.60%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.36%) PHP
7 8 (1.89%) Perl
8 7 (1.65%) R
9 5 (1.18%) Java
10 4 (0.95%) Go
11 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 194 (45.86%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (30.73%) CCNP
3 103 (24.35%) CCNA
4 38 (8.98%) JNCIA
5 35 (8.27%) Security Cleared
6 34 (8.04%) JNCIP
7 25 (5.91%) CCIE
7 25 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (5.44%) SC Cleared
9 22 (5.20%) Degree
9 22 (5.20%) MCSE
10 11 (2.60%) CCDP
10 11 (2.60%) CISSP
11 10 (2.36%) JNCIE
12 9 (2.13%) CCDA
12 9 (2.13%) JNCIS
13 8 (1.89%) MCSA
14 7 (1.65%) CCENT
14 7 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (3.31%) SLA
3 3 (0.71%) COBIT
3 3 (0.71%) GRC
3 3 (0.71%) PMO
3 3 (0.71%) QA
4 2 (0.47%) NIST
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.78%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (2.36%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.89%) FreeRADIUS
5 8 (1.89%) KVM
6 7 (1.65%) Firmware
7 6 (1.42%) Apache Flume
7 6 (1.42%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.71%) vSphere
9 3 (0.71%) XenApp
10 2 (0.47%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.24%) Docker
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.24%) NLBS
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (5.91%) FortiGate
2 17 (4.02%) Ansible
3 16 (3.78%) SCCM
4 13 (3.07%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (3.07%) Nagios
5 12 (2.84%) Nmap
6 8 (1.89%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.89%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (1.65%) Cacti
8 6 (1.42%) Kibana
8 6 (1.42%) Oozie
9 5 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.95%) Puppet
10 4 (0.95%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 268 (63.36%) Cisco
2 121 (28.61%) Juniper
3 85 (20.09%) Microsoft
4 74 (17.49%) Palo Alto
5 65 (15.37%) Fortinet
6 56 (13.24%) CheckPoint
7 55 (13.00%) VMware
8 40 (9.46%) HP
9 32 (7.57%) F5
10 28 (6.62%) Meraki
11 20 (4.73%) BT
12 18 (4.26%) SolarWinds
13 16 (3.78%) Citrix
13 16 (3.78%) Veeam
14 15 (3.55%) Mitel
15 14 (3.31%) Avaya
16 12 (2.84%) Symantec
17 11 (2.60%) EMC
17 11 (2.60%) Google
17 11 (2.60%) Splunk