Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 368 353 394
Rank change year-on-year -15 +41 -97
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 931 1,254 1,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.90% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.39% 5.89% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 716 1,098 1,035
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,625 £31,250 £31,550
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17,258 21,283 24,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.13% 15.24% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13,770 16,739 20,297
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £74,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +12 422 £60,000 - 50
South East +41 223 £53,750 +2.38% 24
North of England +2 129 £40,000 - 36
North West +14 67 £40,000 +2.56% 18
Midlands -30 58 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Yorkshire +3 52 £45,000 -5.26% 17
East of England +15 50 £45,000 -25.00% 7
South West +3 43 £46,250 +2.78% 8
East Midlands +32 29 £40,000 -16.67% 5
West Midlands -37 29 £52,500 +16.67% 12
North East +20 10 £37,000 +13.85% 1
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 627 (67.35%) Cisco
2 542 (58.22%) Cisco Certification
3 531 (57.04%) Firewall
4 527 (56.61%) WAN
5 444 (47.69%) BGP
6 409 (43.93%) CCNP
7 391 (42.00%) LAN
8 344 (36.95%) OSPF
9 323 (34.69%) VPN
10 298 (32.01%) Juniper
11 242 (25.99%) CCNA
12 237 (25.46%) Data Centre
13 204 (21.91%) Internet
14 199 (21.37%) Wireless
15 184 (19.76%) Network Design
16 172 (18.47%) TCP/IP
17 168 (18.05%) Telecoms
17 168 (18.05%) Azure
18 163 (17.51%) ITIL
19 158 (16.97%) Microsoft
20 152 (16.33%) Palo Alto
21 145 (15.57%) VLAN
22 143 (15.36%) Degree
23 142 (15.25%) CCIE
24 140 (15.04%) VMware
25 138 (14.82%) DNS
25 138 (14.82%) Windows
26 137 (14.72%) Ethernet
27 135 (14.50%) IPsec
27 135 (14.50%) Network Security

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 39 (4.19%) Skype for Business
2 27 (2.90%) IIS
3 17 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 16 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.61%) Confluence
6 10 (1.07%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.75%) JBoss
8 5 (0.54%) Apache
8 5 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.43%) nginx
10 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.21%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.11%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.43%) Gephi
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 9 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.43%) assyst
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 168 (18.05%) Azure
2 119 (12.78%) Office 365
3 110 (11.82%) AWS
4 30 (3.22%) IaaS
5 27 (2.90%) G Suite
5 27 (2.90%) SaaS
6 12 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.29%) PaaS
7 11 (1.18%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.75%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.54%) GitHub
9 5 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.43%) GCP
10 4 (0.43%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.21%) Route 53
12 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 531 (57.04%) Firewall
2 527 (56.61%) WAN
3 444 (47.69%) BGP
4 391 (42.00%) LAN
5 344 (36.95%) OSPF
6 323 (34.69%) VPN
7 204 (21.91%) Internet
8 199 (21.37%) Wireless
9 172 (18.47%) TCP/IP
10 145 (15.57%) VLAN
11 138 (14.82%) DNS
12 137 (14.72%) Ethernet
13 135 (14.50%) IPsec
13 135 (14.50%) Network Security
14 128 (13.75%) Cisco ASA
15 127 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
16 120 (12.89%) VoIP
17 109 (11.71%) DHCP
18 85 (9.13%) VPLS
19 80 (8.59%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.33%) Blockchain
2 29 (3.11%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.07%) Big Data
4 6 (0.64%) MySQL
5 5 (0.54%) Apache Hive
5 5 (0.54%) Impala
6 4 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.21%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 30 (3.22%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 13 (1.40%) JIRA
4 10 (1.07%) Fiddler
4 10 (1.07%) Postman
4 10 (1.07%) Selenium
4 10 (1.07%) SpecFlow
4 10 (1.07%) Subversion
5 6 (0.64%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.43%) GitLab
7 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket Server
7 3 (0.32%) git-flow
8 2 (0.21%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.11%) Zephyr
General
1 168 (18.05%) Telecoms
2 101 (10.85%) Finance
3 36 (3.87%) Banking
4 32 (3.44%) Retail
5 17 (1.83%) Legal
6 16 (1.72%) French Language
7 13 (1.40%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.18%) Advertising
8 11 (1.18%) German Language
8 11 (1.18%) Italian Language
8 11 (1.18%) Law
9 10 (1.07%) Japanese Language
10 8 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.86%) Marketing
11 5 (0.54%) Local Government
12 3 (0.32%) Automotive
12 3 (0.32%) Back Office
12 3 (0.32%) Games
12 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 507 (54.46%) Network Engineer
2 144 (15.47%) Senior Network Engineer
3 86 (9.24%) Cisco Engineer
4 82 (8.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 82 (8.81%) Consultant
5 72 (7.73%) Architect
6 51 (5.48%) IP Engineer
7 48 (5.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 46 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 39 (4.19%) Juniper Engineer
9 39 (4.19%) Network Architect
10 38 (4.08%) Core Network Engineer
10 38 (4.08%) IP Network Engineer
11 34 (3.65%) Network Consultant
12 33 (3.54%) IT Manager
13 31 (3.33%) IT Consultant
14 30 (3.22%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
15 28 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
16 27 (2.90%) Field Engineer
16 27 (2.90%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.76%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.86%) JSON
2 8 (0.86%) YAML
3 7 (0.75%) Jinja
4 5 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (0.54%) Kafka
5 4 (0.43%) jQuery
5 4 (0.43%) RESTful
6 3 (0.32%) REST
6 3 (0.32%) Web Services
7 2 (0.21%) gRPC
7 2 (0.21%) RFC 2544
7 2 (0.21%) XMPP
8 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.11%) LDAP
8 1 (0.11%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 237 (25.46%) Data Centre
2 90 (9.67%) Self-Motivation
3 58 (6.23%) Management Information System
4 51 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (5.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 43 (4.62%) Public Cloud
7 29 (3.11%) Internet of Things
8 25 (2.69%) Driving Licence
9 19 (2.04%) PKI
10 17 (1.83%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.50%) Robotics
13 13 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (1.29%) CCTV
15 11 (1.18%) Fibre Optics
16 9 (0.97%) IVR
16 9 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
17 8 (0.86%) Clustering
17 8 (0.86%) Replication
17 8 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 138 (14.82%) Windows
2 116 (12.46%) Linux
3 94 (10.10%) Windows Server
4 54 (5.80%) Unix
5 37 (3.97%) Windows 10
6 22 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.86%) Solaris
10 7 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.75%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.32%) HPUX
12 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (19.76%) Network Design
2 163 (17.51%) ITIL
3 123 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
4 86 (9.24%) Presales
5 79 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (8.38%) Load Balancing
7 63 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 59 (6.34%) Kalman Filter
9 58 (6.23%) Network Architecture
9 58 (6.23%) Network Monitoring
9 58 (6.23%) WAN Optimisation
10 56 (6.02%) Project Management
11 54 (5.80%) Configuration Management
12 53 (5.69%) Cybersecurity
13 51 (5.48%) Customer Requirements
14 50 (5.37%) Change Management
15 48 (5.16%) Project Delivery
16 47 (5.05%) Network Management
16 47 (5.05%) Service Management
17 46 (4.94%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 53 (5.69%) Python
2 31 (3.33%) SQL
3 28 (3.01%) PowerShell
4 24 (2.58%) C
5 16 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 12 (1.29%) Perl
7 10 (1.07%) C#
8 7 (0.75%) PHP
8 7 (0.75%) VBScript
9 6 (0.64%) C++
9 6 (0.64%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.54%) R
11 4 (0.43%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.32%) Java
13 1 (0.11%) Go
13 1 (0.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 542 (58.22%) Cisco Certification
2 409 (43.93%) CCNP
3 242 (25.99%) CCNA
4 143 (15.36%) Degree
5 142 (15.25%) CCIE
6 85 (9.13%) JNCIA
7 68 (7.30%) JNCIP
7 68 (7.30%) Security Cleared
8 61 (6.55%) CCDP
9 52 (5.59%) JNCIS
10 43 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (4.08%) SC Cleared
12 30 (3.22%) MCSE
13 29 (3.11%) DBS Check
14 28 (3.01%) JNCIE
15 19 (2.04%) CCDA
16 15 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
18 13 (1.40%) DV Cleared
19 12 (1.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.69%) SLA
2 27 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.86%) GDPR
4 8 (0.86%) QA
5 6 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) NIST
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 114 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 96 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.05%) Hyper-V
4 37 (3.97%) vSphere
5 25 (2.69%) XenApp
6 24 (2.58%) Docker
7 15 (1.61%) VMware NSX
8 14 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.07%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.86%) Firmware
10 8 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.86%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.64%) iptables
12 5 (0.54%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.54%) NFS
13 4 (0.43%) Corosync
13 4 (0.43%) DRBD
13 4 (0.43%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 44 (4.73%) Ansible
2 36 (3.87%) FortiGate
3 29 (3.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 28 (3.01%) Cisco Prime
5 19 (2.04%) Kubernetes
6 18 (1.93%) SolarWinds Orion
7 17 (1.83%) SCCM
8 10 (1.07%) Salt
8 10 (1.07%) WSUS
9 9 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
9 9 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
9 9 (0.97%) Puppet
10 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (0.86%) Nagios
10 8 (0.86%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.64%) Kibana
11 6 (0.64%) Observium
12 5 (0.54%) Oozie
13 4 (0.43%) Icinga
13 4 (0.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 627 (67.35%) Cisco
2 298 (32.01%) Juniper
3 158 (16.97%) Microsoft
4 152 (16.33%) Palo Alto
5 140 (15.04%) VMware
6 108 (11.60%) CheckPoint
7 101 (10.85%) F5
8 81 (8.70%) Citrix
9 80 (8.59%) Meraki
10 78 (8.38%) SolarWinds
11 69 (7.41%) Fortinet
12 64 (6.87%) HP
13 52 (5.59%) Huawei
14 34 (3.65%) Forcepoint
15 33 (3.54%) Google
16 29 (3.11%) Arista
17 28 (3.01%) Veeam
18 27 (2.90%) Nokia
19 24 (2.58%) Aruba
19 24 (2.58%) Dell