Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 299 353
Rank change year-on-year -45 +54 -45
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1552 1916 1889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.93% 1.07% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.87% 6.28% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1269 1618 1614
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £51,750 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.50% +5.26% -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 26420 30519 34731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.75% 17.03% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 21527 25185 28886
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -31 681 £57,500 +9.52% 30
South East -99 322 £49,000 -6.67% 9
North of England +87 270 £45,000 +20.00% 18
Midlands +36 179 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North West +33 144 £45,000 +21.62% 10
Yorkshire +89 126 £44,000 +10.00% 8
West Midlands +2 101 £50,000 +25.00% 3
East of England +41 97 £62,500 +19.05% 2
East Midlands +75 81 £35,000 -22.22% 2
South West -69 33 £41,500 -2.35% 1
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1147 (73.90%) Cisco
2 980 (63.14%) Firewall
3 869 (55.99%) WAN
4 865 (55.73%) Cisco Certification
5 762 (49.10%) BGP
6 723 (46.59%) VPN
7 694 (44.72%) OSPF
8 666 (42.91%) CCNP
9 606 (39.05%) LAN
10 526 (33.89%) Juniper
11 434 (27.96%) Data Centre
12 433 (27.90%) DNS
13 415 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
14 373 (24.03%) IPsec
15 358 (23.07%) CCNA
16 346 (22.29%) CCIE
17 337 (21.71%) Windows
18 331 (21.33%) VMware
19 323 (20.81%) F5
20 322 (20.75%) Network Security
21 321 (20.68%) CheckPoint
22 319 (20.55%) Active Directory
23 318 (20.49%) Wireless
24 317 (20.43%) Microsoft
25 309 (19.91%) EIGRP
26 308 (19.85%) DHCP
27 296 (19.07%) VLAN
28 293 (18.88%) Cisco Nexus
29 290 (18.69%) VoIP
30 285 (18.36%) 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
1 165 (10.63%) MS Exchange
2 109 (7.02%) Skype for Business
3 74 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (4.57%) CMS
5 46 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 45 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 44 (2.84%) SharePoint
8 43 (2.77%) IIS
9 15 (0.97%) Apache
10 13 (0.84%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.64%) SAS
12 9 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.45%) Drupal
14 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.19%) JBoss
15 3 (0.19%) nginx
15 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.13%) CloudStack
Applications
1 61 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.064%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 165 (10.63%) Office 365
2 145 (9.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (2.77%) SaaS
5 25 (1.61%) PaaS
6 15 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (0.77%) Akamai
8 11 (0.71%) GitHub
8 11 (0.71%) IaaS
9 8 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.13%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.064%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 980 (63.14%) Firewall
2 869 (55.99%) WAN
3 762 (49.10%) BGP
4 723 (46.59%) VPN
5 694 (44.72%) OSPF
6 606 (39.05%) LAN
7 433 (27.90%) DNS
8 415 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
9 373 (24.03%) IPsec
10 322 (20.75%) Network Security
11 318 (20.49%) Wireless
12 309 (19.91%) EIGRP
13 308 (19.85%) DHCP
14 296 (19.07%) VLAN
15 293 (18.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 290 (18.69%) VoIP
17 284 (18.30%) TCP/IP
18 242 (15.59%) Cisco IOS
19 207 (13.34%) Ethernet
20 194 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (0.97%) MySQL
5 12 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.13%) OLTP
8 2 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.064%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.064%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.26%) Ant
3 4 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (0.26%) GitLab
3 4 (0.26%) Maven
3 4 (0.26%) Subversion
3 4 (0.26%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.064%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.064%) GDB
5 1 (0.064%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.064%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.064%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.064%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.064%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 279 (17.98%) Finance
2 215 (13.85%) Telecoms
3 110 (7.09%) Banking
4 46 (2.96%) Retail
5 42 (2.71%) Marketing
6 26 (1.68%) Legal
7 22 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.16%) Billing
8 18 (1.16%) Games
9 17 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.10%) French Language
9 17 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.03%) German Language
10 16 (1.03%) Law
11 15 (0.97%) Electronics
12 14 (0.90%) Advertising
13 10 (0.64%) Spanish Language
14 9 (0.58%) Back Office
15 8 (0.52%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.39%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 719 (46.33%) Network Engineer
2 284 (18.30%) Senior Network Engineer
3 239 (15.40%) Cisco Engineer
4 203 (13.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 135 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 133 (8.57%) Architect
7 89 (5.73%) Analyst
8 88 (5.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 87 (5.61%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 85 (5.48%) Network Architect
11 83 (5.35%) Consultant
11 83 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 77 (4.96%) Network Support
13 75 (4.83%) Juniper Engineer
14 74 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 74 (4.77%) Network Security Engineer
14 74 (4.77%) Security Engineer
15 71 (4.57%) Network Support Engineer
16 55 (3.54%) IT Engineer
17 54 (3.48%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (5.41%) XMPP
2 64 (4.12%) 802.1X
3 33 (2.13%) HTML
4 18 (1.16%) XML
5 17 (1.10%) Web Services
6 9 (0.58%) CSS
7 8 (0.52%) REST
8 7 (0.45%) Silex
8 7 (0.45%) Symfony
9 6 (0.39%) JSON
9 6 (0.39%) POSIX
10 5 (0.32%) RFC 2547
11 3 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (0.064%) COM
13 1 (0.064%) OAuth
13 1 (0.064%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 434 (27.96%) Data Centre
2 104 (6.70%) Clustering
3 83 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (4.38%) Computer Science
5 46 (2.96%) Driving Licence
6 33 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 30 (1.93%) Replication
7 30 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
8 29 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 25 (1.61%) Eurex
10 21 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (1.03%) iPhone
12 16 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
13 15 (0.97%) PKI
13 15 (0.97%) Public Cloud
14 14 (0.90%) Digital Media
14 14 (0.90%) FlexPod
15 12 (0.77%) Fintech
16 11 (0.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 337 (21.71%) Windows
2 227 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 220 (14.18%) Linux
4 133 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 109 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 73 (4.70%) Windows 7
8 45 (2.90%) Unix
9 37 (2.38%) Windows XP
10 26 (1.68%) Windows 10
11 20 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.84%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.77%) CentOS
14 10 (0.64%) Solaris
15 9 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.52%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.45%) SUSE
18 5 (0.32%) Android
18 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (18.36%) ITIL
2 262 (16.88%) Network Design
3 260 (16.75%) Load Balancing
4 148 (9.54%) Presales
5 128 (8.25%) High Availability
6 125 (8.05%) Network Management
7 122 (7.86%) Mentoring
8 115 (7.41%) Change Management
8 115 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
8 115 (7.41%) Project Management
9 106 (6.83%) Service Delivery
10 88 (5.67%) Migration
11 72 (4.64%) Network Architecture
12 69 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 69 (4.45%) Line Management
13 66 (4.25%) Kalman Filter
14 65 (4.19%) SIEM
15 61 (3.93%) Incident Management
16 57 (3.67%) Time Management
17 56 (3.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 88 (5.67%) Python
2 74 (4.77%) PowerShell
3 60 (3.87%) Bash Shell
4 59 (3.80%) Perl
5 56 (3.61%) SQL
6 25 (1.61%) C
7 21 (1.35%) Ruby
8 16 (1.03%) Java
9 11 (0.71%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.52%) C++
10 8 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.45%) PHP
12 4 (0.26%) Scala
12 4 (0.26%) Tcl
13 1 (0.064%) C#
13 1 (0.064%) Go
Qualifications
1 865 (55.73%) Cisco Certification
2 666 (42.91%) CCNP
3 358 (23.07%) CCNA
4 346 (22.29%) CCIE
5 173 (11.15%) Degree
6 130 (8.38%) JNCIP
7 65 (4.19%) CCVP
8 53 (3.41%) CCIP
9 50 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 47 (3.03%) CCDA
11 46 (2.96%) CCDP
11 46 (2.96%) CCSA
12 44 (2.84%) JNCIS
13 38 (2.45%) Security Cleared
14 37 (2.38%) JNCIE
15 36 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
15 36 (2.32%) MCSE
16 33 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 31 (2.00%) CCNP Voice
17 31 (2.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.32%) SLA
2 41 (2.64%) PCI DSS
3 35 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.74%) PMO
5 14 (0.90%) HIPAA
5 14 (0.90%) QA
6 4 (0.26%) GDPR
6 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.064%) NIST 800
System Software
1 319 (20.55%) Active Directory
2 246 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (7.09%) Hyper-V
4 49 (3.16%) vSphere
5 41 (2.64%) Terminal Services
6 39 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (2.32%) XenApp
8 28 (1.80%) ProxySG
9 24 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (1.03%) VMware NSX
11 13 (0.84%) KVM
12 12 (0.77%) Firmware
13 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.58%) iptables
14 9 (0.58%) OpenSIPS
14 9 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.58%) XenServer
15 8 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
16 7 (0.45%) vCloud
16 7 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 93 (5.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 62 (3.99%) Cisco UCCE
2 62 (3.99%) Cisco UCCX
3 55 (3.54%) FortiGate
4 49 (3.16%) Cisco Prime
5 45 (2.90%) Nagios
6 36 (2.32%) SCCM
7 34 (2.19%) SolarWinds Orion
7 34 (2.19%) WSUS
8 31 (2.00%) Cacti
9 24 (1.55%) vCenter Server
10 23 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (1.29%) Puppet
12 16 (1.03%) Backup Exec
12 16 (1.03%) Terraform
13 12 (0.77%) Ansible
13 12 (0.77%) SCOM
13 12 (0.77%) ZABBIX
14 11 (0.71%) QRadar
15 9 (0.58%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1147 (73.90%) Cisco
2 526 (33.89%) Juniper
3 331 (21.33%) VMware
4 323 (20.81%) F5
5 321 (20.68%) CheckPoint
6 317 (20.43%) Microsoft
7 278 (17.91%) Palo Alto
8 154 (9.92%) HP
9 141 (9.09%) Citrix
10 136 (8.76%) SolarWinds
11 111 (7.15%) Riverbed
12 78 (5.03%) Fortinet
13 69 (4.45%) Avaya
14 56 (3.61%) Blue Coat
15 55 (3.54%) Arista
16 52 (3.35%) Meraki
17 50 (3.22%) Aruba
18 45 (2.90%) Brocade
18 45 (2.90%) Veeam
19 37 (2.38%) ProCurve