Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 291 408 301
Rank change year-on-year +117 -107 +8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1,505 1,186 1,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 0.73% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.09% 4.85% 6.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,095 947 1,491
England median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £33,550 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,350 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +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 21,221 24,456 25,738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.78% 15.15% 16.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16,143 19,566 21,072
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,048 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.09% +2.22% -

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
North of England +196 538 £40,000 -5.88% 14
London +53 464 £57,500 +4.55% 14
Yorkshire +185 449 £40,000 -5.33% 8
South East -1 242 £47,500 -9.52% 8
Midlands +17 108 £42,500 +2.41% 6
West Midlands +13 92 £42,500 - 4
North West +11 84 £42,500 -2.30% 6
South West +52 83 £40,000 -4.19% 2
East of England +41 66 £55,000 -12.00% 2
East Midlands +23 16 £37,500 -9.64% 2
North East +14 5 £36,500 +82.50%
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,081 (71.83%) Cisco
2 963 (63.99%) Cisco Certification
3 931 (61.86%) Firewall
4 908 (60.33%) WAN
5 822 (54.62%) CCNP
6 739 (49.10%) BGP
7 701 (46.58%) VPN
8 650 (43.19%) OSPF
9 586 (38.94%) CCNA
10 509 (33.82%) Cisco ASA
11 468 (31.10%) DNS
12 411 (27.31%) LAN
13 408 (27.11%) Network Security
14 391 (25.98%) Network Design
15 385 (25.58%) Cisco Nexus
16 375 (24.92%) IPsec
17 353 (23.46%) Juniper
18 325 (21.59%) Linux
19 318 (21.13%) Network Management
20 314 (20.86%) Fortinet
21 306 (20.33%) Data Centre
22 289 (19.20%) Python
23 288 (19.14%) Service Delivery
24 284 (18.87%) NetScaler
25 264 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
25 264 (17.54%) Nagios
26 262 (17.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
27 258 (17.14%) Broadband
28 256 (17.01%) Palo Alto
29 254 (16.88%) Perl

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 82 (5.45%) Skype for Business
2 67 (4.45%) MS Exchange
3 49 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 43 (2.86%) IIS
5 22 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (0.73%) Apache
8 10 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.53%) CMS
10 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.20%) JBoss
12 3 (0.20%) WildFly
13 2 (0.13%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.13%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.13%) Site Server
13 2 (0.13%) Smallworld
14 1 (0.066%) nginx
Applications
1 45 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) Gephi
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.33%) Q-Pulse
2 5 (0.33%) Sage CRM
3 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.066%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 264 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 158 (10.50%) Office 365
3 152 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (2.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 34 (2.26%) SaaS
6 33 (2.19%) IaaS
7 16 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.86%) PaaS
9 11 (0.73%) OpenShift
10 10 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.66%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.40%) G Suite
12 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.066%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 931 (61.86%) Firewall
2 908 (60.33%) WAN
3 739 (49.10%) BGP
4 701 (46.58%) VPN
5 650 (43.19%) OSPF
6 509 (33.82%) Cisco ASA
7 468 (31.10%) DNS
8 411 (27.31%) LAN
9 408 (27.11%) Network Security
10 385 (25.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 375 (24.92%) IPsec
12 284 (18.87%) NetScaler
13 258 (17.14%) Broadband
14 250 (16.61%) Wireless
15 246 (16.35%) ADSL
16 241 (16.01%) Internet
16 241 (16.01%) SMTP
17 235 (15.61%) RIP
18 208 (13.82%) VoIP
19 206 (13.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (0.66%) Power BI
3 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.47%) MySQL
5 6 (0.40%) Blockchain
5 6 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.33%) Big Data
6 5 (0.33%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.20%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.13%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.13%) Impala
8 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (0.86%) Subversion
2 11 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.66%) Fiddler
3 10 (0.66%) Selenium
3 10 (0.66%) SpecFlow
4 5 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.20%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.066%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.066%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 215 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 155 (10.30%) Finance
3 62 (4.12%) Banking
4 50 (3.32%) Retail
5 29 (1.93%) Law
6 20 (1.33%) Marketing
7 19 (1.26%) French Language
7 19 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.06%) Legal
9 15 (1.00%) German Language
10 13 (0.86%) Italian Language
11 12 (0.80%) Front Office
12 8 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.40%) Electronics
14 5 (0.33%) Games
15 4 (0.27%) Advertising
16 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.20%) Local Government
17 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
18 1 (0.066%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 795 (52.82%) Network Engineer
2 200 (13.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 187 (12.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 184 (12.23%) Security Engineer
5 180 (11.96%) Network Security Engineer
6 131 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 125 (8.31%) Project Engineer
8 124 (8.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 105 (6.98%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 105 (6.98%) Architect
10 93 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 83 (5.51%) Analyst
12 82 (5.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 63 (4.19%) Network Architect
14 59 (3.92%) Network Analyst
15 58 (3.85%) Consultant
16 53 (3.52%) Support Engineer
17 52 (3.46%) Network Support
18 49 (3.26%) IP Network Engineer
19 48 (3.19%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.99%) 802.1X
2 26 (1.73%) XMPP
3 19 (1.26%) LDAP
4 10 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (0.60%) JSON
5 9 (0.60%) Web Services
6 7 (0.47%) .NET
7 6 (0.40%) WCF
8 3 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.13%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.13%) J2EE
9 2 (0.13%) Kafka
9 2 (0.13%) Node.js
9 2 (0.13%) REST
9 2 (0.13%) RESTful
9 2 (0.13%) WebSockets
10 1 (0.066%) COM
10 1 (0.066%) HTML
10 1 (0.066%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.066%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 306 (20.33%) Data Centre
2 254 (16.88%) Management Information System
3 69 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 34 (2.26%) Driving Licence
7 32 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 30 (1.99%) Fat Client
8 30 (1.99%) Thin Client
9 27 (1.79%) Clustering
10 19 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.13%) CMDB
12 16 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (0.86%) PKI
14 12 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (0.73%) Replication
16 10 (0.66%) BYOD
16 10 (0.66%) Internet of Things
16 10 (0.66%) Private Cloud
17 9 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 325 (21.59%) Linux
2 246 (16.35%) Unix
3 223 (14.82%) Windows
4 153 (10.17%) Windows Server
5 65 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (2.92%) Windows 10
8 28 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 27 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (1.59%) Debian
11 17 (1.13%) CentOS
12 13 (0.86%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.73%) CatOS
14 10 (0.66%) Android
15 9 (0.60%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.40%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
18 3 (0.20%) Solaris
18 3 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (25.98%) Network Design
2 318 (21.13%) Network Management
3 288 (19.14%) Service Delivery
4 239 (15.88%) Change Control
5 226 (15.02%) Presales
6 217 (14.42%) Product Management
7 203 (13.49%) ITIL
8 130 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 118 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
9 118 (7.84%) Validation
10 111 (7.38%) Project Management
11 95 (6.31%) Load Balancing
11 95 (6.31%) Network Architecture
12 90 (5.98%) Network Monitoring
13 73 (4.85%) High Availability
14 69 (4.58%) Service Management
15 65 (4.32%) Migration
16 62 (4.12%) Change Management
17 61 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
18 57 (3.79%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 289 (19.20%) Python
2 254 (16.88%) Perl
3 235 (15.61%) Bash Shell
4 80 (5.32%) SQL
5 58 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 10 (0.66%) C
6 10 (0.66%) C#
7 6 (0.40%) Java
8 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.13%) R
9 2 (0.13%) Tcl
10 1 (0.066%) PHP
10 1 (0.066%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 963 (63.99%) Cisco Certification
2 822 (54.62%) CCNP
3 586 (38.94%) CCNA
4 190 (12.62%) CCIE
5 135 (8.97%) Degree
6 63 (4.19%) Security Cleared
7 55 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 51 (3.39%) JNCIA
9 48 (3.19%) CCDP
10 46 (3.06%) JNCIP
11 43 (2.86%) SC Cleared
12 42 (2.79%) JNCIE
13 36 (2.39%) JNCIS
14 33 (2.19%) MCSE
15 28 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
16 24 (1.59%) CCDA
16 24 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 21 (1.40%) CCIE Security
17 21 (1.40%) CISSP
17 21 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (17.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 230 (15.28%) ISO 9001
3 49 (3.26%) SLA
4 16 (1.06%) GDPR
5 15 (1.00%) PMO
6 10 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.47%) ISO 22301
9 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.40%) QA
10 4 (0.27%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.066%) GPG13
12 1 (0.066%) HAZOP
12 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 181 (12.03%) Active Directory
2 135 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (6.71%) vCloud
4 67 (4.45%) Hyper-V
5 45 (2.99%) vSphere
6 43 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.20%) XenApp
8 15 (1.00%) Docker
9 12 (0.80%) Terminal Server
10 11 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.53%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.40%) ProxySG
12 6 (0.40%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.33%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.33%) Firmware
14 4 (0.27%) NLBS
14 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.27%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.27%) Xen
15 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 264 (17.54%) Nagios
2 252 (16.74%) FortiGate
3 68 (4.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 49 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
5 35 (2.33%) SCCM
6 32 (2.13%) Ansible
7 30 (1.99%) vCenter Server
8 26 (1.73%) WSUS
9 24 (1.59%) SCOM
10 17 (1.13%) Cacti
11 15 (1.00%) Observium
12 13 (0.86%) Kubernetes
12 13 (0.86%) Nessus
13 11 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
13 11 (0.73%) RANCID
14 10 (0.66%) Puppet
15 8 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
15 8 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
16 7 (0.47%) Backup Exec
17 6 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,081 (71.83%) Cisco
2 353 (23.46%) Juniper
3 314 (20.86%) Fortinet
4 256 (17.01%) Palo Alto
5 252 (16.74%) CheckPoint
6 231 (15.35%) Microsoft
7 196 (13.02%) VMware
8 138 (9.17%) F5
9 132 (8.77%) Meraki
10 127 (8.44%) SolarWinds
11 84 (5.58%) Citrix
12 61 (4.05%) Dell
13 56 (3.72%) HP
14 40 (2.66%) Avaya
15 39 (2.59%) Riverbed
16 35 (2.33%) Aruba
17 32 (2.13%) Mitel
18 31 (2.06%) BT
18 31 (2.06%) EMC
19 30 (1.99%) Veeam