Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 514 352 272
Rank change year-on-year -162 -80 +152
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 564 362 1,552
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.82% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.93% 5.34% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 445 301 1,033
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £52,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.81% +14.13% -8.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +14.13% -8.00%

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 14,337 6,774 19,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.10% 15.39% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,910 5,571 15,650
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,250 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.31% +12.37% -2.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,800
% change year-on-year - +9.17% -3.58%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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
London -182 217 £61,250 +2.08% 32
North of England -99 124 £50,000 -8.05% 28
South East -112 106 £45,000 -18.18% 14
Yorkshire -52 74 £67,500 +28.57% 9
Midlands -88 59 £45,000 +1.12% 10
North West -95 59 £45,000 -18.18% 17
East of England -85 51 £41,500 -12.63% 5
West Midlands -87 46 £45,000 +2.27% 6
South West -59 40 £55,000 +22.22% 6
North East -22 11 £45,000 +20.00% 2
East Midlands -78 8 £57,500 +4.55% 4
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 329 (58.33%) Cisco
2 295 (52.30%) Firewall
3 265 (46.99%) WAN
4 244 (43.26%) BGP
5 235 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
6 201 (35.64%) OSPF
7 197 (34.93%) VPN
8 191 (33.87%) LAN
9 185 (32.80%) Social Skills
10 177 (31.38%) CCNP
11 159 (28.19%) Data Centre
12 146 (25.89%) DNS
13 144 (25.53%) DHCP
14 142 (25.18%) Azure
15 140 (24.82%) Internet
16 133 (23.58%) Microsoft
17 124 (21.99%) Windows
18 120 (21.28%) Active Directory
19 117 (20.74%) VLAN
20 115 (20.39%) Juniper
20 115 (20.39%) VMware
21 108 (19.15%) CCNA
22 100 (17.73%) Wireless
23 99 (17.55%) Ethernet
24 96 (17.02%) Microsoft 365
25 95 (16.84%) IPv6
26 94 (16.67%) Network Design
27 89 (15.78%) Windows Server
28 88 (15.60%) Wi-Fi
29 86 (15.25%) Palo Alto

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 40 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.67%) MS Exchange
3 26 (4.61%) IIS
4 18 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.60%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.06%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.06%) MicroStation
2 6 (1.06%) Revit
3 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.42%) ScheduALL
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 142 (25.18%) Azure
2 96 (17.02%) Microsoft 365
3 63 (11.17%) AWS
4 41 (7.27%) IaaS
5 28 (4.96%) SaaS
6 24 (4.26%) PaaS
7 9 (1.60%) GCP
8 8 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.42%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (1.06%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.89%) Cloudflare
12 4 (0.71%) AWS Direct Connect
13 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.18%) GitHub
14 1 (0.18%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 295 (52.30%) Firewall
2 265 (46.99%) WAN
3 244 (43.26%) BGP
4 201 (35.64%) OSPF
5 197 (34.93%) VPN
6 191 (33.87%) LAN
7 146 (25.89%) DNS
8 144 (25.53%) DHCP
9 140 (24.82%) Internet
10 117 (20.74%) VLAN
11 100 (17.73%) Wireless
12 99 (17.55%) Ethernet
13 95 (16.84%) IPv6
14 88 (15.60%) Wi-Fi
15 82 (14.54%) SD-WAN
16 76 (13.48%) TCP/IP
17 69 (12.23%) VoIP
18 65 (11.52%) IPsec
18 65 (11.52%) Network Security
19 64 (11.35%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2019
2 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.53%) DB2
4 3 (0.53%) GIS
5 2 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (2.66%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.35%) JIRA
4 2 (0.35%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.18%) GitLab
5 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
General
1 185 (32.80%) Social Skills
2 80 (14.18%) Telecoms
3 33 (5.85%) Finance
4 21 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.66%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.13%) Banking
6 12 (2.13%) Law
7 10 (1.77%) French Language
7 10 (1.77%) German Language
7 10 (1.77%) Italian Language
7 10 (1.77%) Organisational Skills
7 10 (1.77%) Portuguese Language
7 10 (1.77%) Spanish Language
8 9 (1.60%) Brand Awareness
8 9 (1.60%) Games
8 9 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.42%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (1.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 7 (1.24%) Legal
11 6 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 196 (34.75%) Network Engineer
2 60 (10.64%) Architect
3 47 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
3 47 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 41 (7.27%) IP Engineer
4 41 (7.27%) Senior Network Engineer
5 40 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 38 (6.74%) Cisco Engineer
7 36 (6.38%) IT Engineer
8 29 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 29 (5.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 28 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
10 26 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support
11 25 (4.43%) IP Network Engineer
12 24 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 24 (4.26%) Analyst
13 23 (4.08%) Chief Systems Engineer
14 21 (3.72%) Network Architect
15 20 (3.55%) WAN Engineer
16 18 (3.19%) UML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.69%) 802.1X
2 41 (7.27%) RESTful
3 12 (2.13%) JSON
4 11 (1.95%) XML
5 7 (1.24%) OAuth
6 6 (1.06%) SAML
7 3 (0.53%) Web Services
8 1 (0.18%) D3.js
8 1 (0.18%) Django
8 1 (0.18%) Flask
8 1 (0.18%) Middleware
8 1 (0.18%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.18%) React
8 1 (0.18%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.18%) WAP
8 1 (0.18%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 159 (28.19%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.37%) Private Cloud
5 18 (3.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 16 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.48%) Digital Signage
8 13 (2.30%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.95%) Fibre Optics
9 11 (1.95%) PKI
10 8 (1.42%) Over-the-Top Content
11 7 (1.24%) Clustering
11 7 (1.24%) Social Media
12 6 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.06%) Replication
13 4 (0.71%) IPTV
13 4 (0.71%) IVR
14 3 (0.53%) CCTV
14 3 (0.53%) CMDB
14 3 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 124 (21.99%) Windows
2 89 (15.78%) Windows Server
3 38 (6.74%) Windows 10
4 33 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (4.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (4.43%) Windows Server 2019
7 24 (4.26%) Linux
8 9 (1.60%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.24%) CatOS
10 7 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.89%) CentOS
12 4 (0.71%) Android
12 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.71%) VMS
13 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.35%) Unix
14 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (16.67%) Network Design
2 76 (13.48%) ITIL
3 66 (11.70%) Presales
4 61 (10.82%) Migration
5 53 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 52 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (8.51%) Storage Management
8 47 (8.33%) Network Management
9 45 (7.98%) Network Monitoring
10 40 (7.09%) Project Management
11 33 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
12 32 (5.67%) Incident Management
13 31 (5.50%) Customer Requirements
14 30 (5.32%) Service Delivery
15 28 (4.96%) Mentoring
16 27 (4.79%) Project Delivery
17 25 (4.43%) Business Continuity
17 25 (4.43%) PRINCE2
18 24 (4.26%) Patch Management
19 23 (4.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (7.27%) Python
2 33 (5.85%) PowerShell
3 32 (5.67%) SQL
4 7 (1.24%) C
4 7 (1.24%) VBScript
5 5 (0.89%) Perl
5 5 (0.89%) VB
6 2 (0.35%) Java
7 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 235 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 177 (31.38%) CCNP
3 108 (19.15%) CCNA
4 82 (14.54%) CCIE
5 56 (9.93%) JNCIA
6 49 (8.69%) Degree
7 25 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (3.90%) MCSE
9 19 (3.37%) JNCIP
10 18 (3.19%) MCSA
10 18 (3.19%) Security Cleared
11 17 (3.01%) SC Cleared
12 14 (2.48%) DBS Check
13 13 (2.30%) CCIE Service Provider
14 12 (2.13%) JNCIE
14 12 (2.13%) JNCIS
15 11 (1.95%) CCDP
16 9 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (1.24%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.45%) SLA
2 20 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 7 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.53%) GDPR
4 3 (0.53%) NIST
4 3 (0.53%) QA
5 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 120 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 78 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (8.87%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.90%) XenApp
5 16 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.13%) Firmware
7 12 (2.13%) VMware NSX
8 11 (1.95%) vSphere
9 5 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.53%) iptables
10 3 (0.53%) vCloud
10 3 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.18%) Docker
12 1 (0.18%) KVM
12 1 (0.18%) Snort
Systems Management
1 23 (4.08%) Nagios
2 20 (3.55%) Ansible
3 16 (2.84%) WSUS
4 15 (2.66%) SCCM
5 13 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 11 (1.95%) FortiGate
7 11 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.42%) Puppet
8 8 (1.42%) Terraform
9 7 (1.24%) Cacti
10 5 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 5 (0.89%) Grafana
10 5 (0.89%) Icinga
10 5 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.71%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.53%) Nessus
12 3 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 329 (58.33%) Cisco
2 133 (23.58%) Microsoft
3 115 (20.39%) Juniper
3 115 (20.39%) VMware
4 86 (15.25%) Palo Alto
5 72 (12.77%) Fortinet
6 62 (10.99%) SolarWinds
7 59 (10.46%) CheckPoint
7 59 (10.46%) Meraki
8 39 (6.91%) Citrix
9 30 (5.32%) Veeam
10 29 (5.14%) Nokia
11 25 (4.43%) F5
12 24 (4.26%) Ruckus Wireless
13 19 (3.37%) Sophos
14 17 (3.01%) HP
15 15 (2.66%) Adobe
16 14 (2.48%) Aerohive Networks
17 12 (2.13%) Dell
18 10 (1.77%) Oracle