Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 304 336
Rank change year-on-year -47 +32 -40
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 677 793 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.90% 1.04% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.21% 6.54% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 542 730 726
London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10894 12118 13989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.46% 15.90% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8901 10359 11848
London median annual salary £54,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.93% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £30,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in London

MPLS
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in London.

Salary trend for MPLS in London

MPLS
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in London

MPLS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the London region over the 6 months to 22 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
Central London -33 98 £57,500 +4.55% 5
West London -26 56 £40,000 -20.00% 1
East London 0 15 £46,000 -17.12% 1
South London -6 10 £52,500 +10.53% 1
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 489 (72.23%) Cisco
2 422 (62.33%) Cisco Certification
3 405 (59.82%) Firewall
4 383 (56.57%) WAN
5 371 (54.80%) BGP
6 369 (54.51%) VPN
7 340 (50.22%) CCNP
8 332 (49.04%) OSPF
9 252 (37.22%) LAN
10 233 (34.42%) Juniper
11 216 (31.91%) Finance
12 215 (31.76%) CCIE
13 202 (29.84%) DNS
14 190 (28.06%) IPsec
15 182 (26.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 169 (24.96%) Data Centre
16 169 (24.96%) EIGRP
17 165 (24.37%) Wireless
18 142 (20.97%) DHCP
19 140 (20.68%) Cisco IOS
19 140 (20.68%) Cisco ASA
20 137 (20.24%) Network Security
20 137 (20.24%) CCNA
21 134 (19.79%) Palo Alto
22 129 (19.05%) Windows
23 127 (18.76%) Active Directory
24 124 (18.32%) VMware
25 120 (17.73%) Microsoft
25 120 (17.73%) CheckPoint
26 118 (17.43%) Network Design

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 65 (9.60%) CMS
1 65 (9.60%) MS Exchange
2 54 (7.98%) Skype for Business
3 30 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (4.14%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (2.81%) IIS
7 5 (0.74%) Apache
8 2 (0.30%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.30%) JBoss
8 2 (0.30%) nginx
8 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 76 (11.23%) Office 365
2 66 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (3.10%) SaaS
5 15 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (1.18%) PaaS
7 6 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.89%) IaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 405 (59.82%) Firewall
2 383 (56.57%) WAN
3 371 (54.80%) BGP
4 369 (54.51%) VPN
5 332 (49.04%) OSPF
6 252 (37.22%) LAN
7 202 (29.84%) DNS
8 190 (28.06%) IPsec
9 182 (26.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 169 (24.96%) EIGRP
11 165 (24.37%) Wireless
12 142 (20.97%) DHCP
13 140 (20.68%) Cisco ASA
13 140 (20.68%) Cisco IOS
14 137 (20.24%) Network Security
15 115 (16.99%) VLAN
15 115 (16.99%) VoIP
16 114 (16.84%) TCP/IP
17 110 (16.25%) Unified Communications
18 103 (15.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.30%) MySQL
4 2 (0.30%) OLTP
4 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 216 (31.91%) Finance
2 110 (16.25%) Telecoms
3 103 (15.21%) Banking
4 17 (2.51%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.36%) French Language
6 15 (2.22%) Law
7 14 (2.07%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.07%) German Language
7 14 (2.07%) Marketing
8 10 (1.48%) Retail
8 10 (1.48%) Spanish Language
9 8 (1.18%) Italian Language
10 6 (0.89%) Dutch Language
11 5 (0.74%) Advertising
11 5 (0.74%) Legal
12 4 (0.59%) Games
12 4 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Retail Finance
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 336 (49.63%) Network Engineer
2 136 (20.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 119 (17.58%) Cisco Engineer
4 106 (15.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 58 (8.57%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 57 (8.42%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 55 (8.12%) Support Engineer
8 53 (7.83%) Architect
9 43 (6.35%) Network Support
10 42 (6.20%) Analyst
10 42 (6.20%) Juniper Engineer
11 40 (5.91%) Network Support Engineer
12 36 (5.32%) Network Analyst
13 34 (5.02%) IT Support
13 34 (5.02%) Junior
13 34 (5.02%) Junior IT Support
14 33 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 31 (4.58%) Team Leader
16 30 (4.43%) Network Architect
17 29 (4.28%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.26%) XMPP
2 42 (6.20%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.59%) REST
4 3 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.30%) JSON
5 2 (0.30%) Web Services
5 2 (0.30%) XML
6 1 (0.15%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 169 (24.96%) Data Centre
2 66 (9.75%) Clustering
3 35 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.69%) Eurex
5 22 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
6 17 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 17 (2.51%) Over-the-Top Content
7 14 (2.07%) Digital Media
8 12 (1.77%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.62%) DataPower
9 11 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 9 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (1.18%) Equities
11 8 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.18%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.03%) Fintech
12 7 (1.03%) Fixed Income
12 7 (1.03%) Replication
13 6 (0.89%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 129 (19.05%) Windows
2 97 (14.33%) Linux
3 92 (13.59%) Windows Server
4 50 (7.39%) Windows 7
5 41 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (5.02%) Windows XP
7 32 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.92%) Unix
9 13 (1.92%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.48%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.33%) Solaris
12 7 (1.03%) SUSE
13 6 (0.89%) CentOS
14 5 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.30%) Android
16 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (17.43%) Network Design
2 58 (8.57%) Project Management
3 56 (8.27%) Load Balancing
4 52 (7.68%) High Availability
4 52 (7.68%) ITIL
5 51 (7.53%) Network Management
6 50 (7.39%) Mentoring
7 44 (6.50%) Line Management
8 38 (5.61%) Migration
9 37 (5.47%) Change Management
10 34 (5.02%) Presales
11 29 (4.28%) Network Virtualisation
12 28 (4.14%) Customer Requirements
12 28 (4.14%) Network Monitoring
13 27 (3.99%) Low Latency
14 24 (3.55%) Network Architecture
14 24 (3.55%) Network Packet Analysis
14 24 (3.55%) Service Delivery
15 23 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (3.40%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.53%) Python
2 34 (5.02%) Bash Shell
3 31 (4.58%) Perl
4 21 (3.10%) PowerShell
5 13 (1.92%) Ruby
6 7 (1.03%) SQL
7 4 (0.59%) C
7 4 (0.59%) Java
7 4 (0.59%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 422 (62.33%) Cisco Certification
2 340 (50.22%) CCNP
3 215 (31.76%) CCIE
4 137 (20.24%) CCNA
5 115 (16.99%) Degree
6 73 (10.78%) JNCIP
7 60 (8.86%) CCVP
8 38 (5.61%) CCSA
9 35 (5.17%) JNCIS
10 34 (5.02%) CCIP
11 29 (4.28%) CCNP Voice
12 26 (3.84%) CCSE
13 21 (3.10%) CCDA
13 21 (3.10%) Check Point Certification
13 21 (3.10%) JNCIE
14 18 (2.66%) CCDP
14 18 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (2.22%) CCDE
16 14 (2.07%) CISSP
17 11 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.48%) SLA
2 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.44%) PMO
3 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.30%) QA
3 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 127 (18.76%) Active Directory
2 91 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (6.79%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.43%) vSphere
5 11 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.62%) VMware NSX
6 10 (1.48%) XenApp
7 9 (1.33%) iptables
7 9 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.03%) Firmware
9 4 (0.59%) KVM
10 3 (0.44%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.30%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.15%) vCloud
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 89 (13.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 59 (8.71%) Cisco UCCE
2 59 (8.71%) Cisco UCCX
3 27 (3.99%) Nagios
4 18 (2.66%) Cacti
5 17 (2.51%) Cisco Prime
5 17 (2.51%) FortiGate
6 12 (1.77%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (1.33%) SELinux
8 7 (1.03%) OpenView
9 6 (0.89%) Ansible
9 6 (0.89%) QRadar
10 5 (0.74%) SCOM
11 4 (0.59%) Puppet
12 3 (0.44%) WMI
12 3 (0.44%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.44%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.30%) Graylog
13 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 489 (72.23%) Cisco
2 233 (34.42%) Juniper
3 134 (19.79%) Palo Alto
4 124 (18.32%) VMware
5 120 (17.73%) CheckPoint
5 120 (17.73%) Microsoft
6 98 (14.48%) F5
7 66 (9.75%) Riverbed
8 64 (9.45%) Citrix
9 38 (5.61%) SolarWinds
10 34 (5.02%) Arista
11 26 (3.84%) NICE Systems
12 23 (3.40%) Meraki
13 22 (3.25%) EMC
14 21 (3.10%) HP
15 18 (2.66%) Aruba
15 18 (2.66%) Fortinet
16 14 (2.07%) Avaya
16 14 (2.07%) Brocade
16 14 (2.07%) Tektronix