Period
to 22 January 2020

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

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 333 373 378
Rank change year-on-year +40 +5 -73
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 451 499 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.88% 0.79% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.65% 5.96% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 344 432 460
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,225 £40,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £78,925 £81,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +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 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 6,786 8,372 9,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.22% 13.26% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 5,598 6,807 8,311
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 January 2020.

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 January 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
Central London +11 92 £65,000 +8.33% 12
West London +15 12 £42,500 -15.00% 3
South London +6 10 £47,500 -40.63% 1
East London +7 8 £57,500 -11.54% 2
North London 0 4 £53,750 -8.90% 1
MPLS
England

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

1 297 (65.85%) Cisco
2 284 (62.97%) WAN
3 280 (62.08%) Firewall
4 255 (56.54%) Cisco Certification
5 211 (46.78%) CCNP
6 208 (46.12%) BGP
7 195 (43.24%) LAN
8 165 (36.59%) VPN
9 162 (35.92%) OSPF
10 131 (29.05%) Internet
11 125 (27.72%) Juniper
12 120 (26.61%) Data Centre
13 115 (25.50%) Azure
14 110 (24.39%) Network Design
15 104 (23.06%) CCNA
16 99 (21.95%) CCIE
17 97 (21.51%) Network Security
18 95 (21.06%) Palo Alto
19 92 (20.40%) Wireless
19 92 (20.40%) Telecoms
20 86 (19.07%) AWS
21 84 (18.63%) Degree
22 82 (18.18%) VLAN
23 78 (17.29%) Finance
24 77 (17.07%) Microsoft
25 73 (16.19%) Cisco ASA
26 70 (15.52%) CheckPoint
27 68 (15.08%) IPsec
28 67 (14.86%) TCP/IP
28 67 (14.86%) Office 365

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 29 (6.43%) Skype for Business
2 10 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.11%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.89%) Confluence
6 3 (0.67%) IIS
6 3 (0.67%) JBoss
7 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (3.10%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 115 (25.50%) Azure
2 86 (19.07%) AWS
3 67 (14.86%) Office 365
4 30 (6.65%) G Suite
5 11 (2.44%) OpenShift
6 10 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.77%) IaaS
7 8 (1.77%) SaaS
8 7 (1.55%) GCP
8 7 (1.55%) PaaS
9 3 (0.67%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.44%) Serverless
11 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 284 (62.97%) WAN
2 280 (62.08%) Firewall
3 208 (46.12%) BGP
4 195 (43.24%) LAN
5 165 (36.59%) VPN
6 162 (35.92%) OSPF
7 131 (29.05%) Internet
8 97 (21.51%) Network Security
9 92 (20.40%) Wireless
10 82 (18.18%) VLAN
11 73 (16.19%) Cisco ASA
12 68 (15.08%) IPsec
13 67 (14.86%) TCP/IP
14 58 (12.86%) DHCP
15 56 (12.42%) Wi-Fi
16 55 (12.20%) VPLS
17 54 (11.97%) EIGRP
17 54 (11.97%) Unified Communications
18 48 (10.64%) VoIP
19 45 (9.98%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.20%) Blockchain
2 6 (1.33%) MySQL
3 5 (1.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.44%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 13 (2.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.89%) Subversion
4 2 (0.44%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) Zephyr
General
1 92 (20.40%) Telecoms
2 78 (17.29%) Finance
3 27 (5.99%) Banking
4 19 (4.21%) Retail
5 16 (3.55%) French Language
6 14 (3.10%) Public Sector
7 12 (2.66%) German Language
7 12 (2.66%) Italian Language
8 10 (2.22%) Law
9 9 (2.00%) Advertising
10 6 (1.33%) Legal
10 6 (1.33%) Marketing
11 5 (1.11%) Japanese Language
11 5 (1.11%) Local Government
12 4 (0.89%) Back Office
12 4 (0.89%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.67%) Games
14 2 (0.44%) Automotive
15 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 234 (51.88%) Network Engineer
2 78 (17.29%) Consultant
3 73 (16.19%) Senior Network Engineer
4 41 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 39 (8.65%) IT Consultant
6 38 (8.43%) Architect
7 36 (7.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 27 (5.99%) Senior Consultant
9 25 (5.54%) Network Consultant
10 24 (5.32%) IP Engineer
11 23 (5.10%) Core Network Engineer
12 20 (4.43%) WAN Engineer
13 19 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.99%) Network Architect
15 17 (3.77%) IP Network Engineer
15 17 (3.77%) Senior Manager
16 16 (3.55%) IT Manager
16 16 (3.55%) Presales Consultant
16 16 (3.55%) Senior IT Consultant
16 16 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.99%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.89%) LAMP
2 4 (0.89%) LDAP
3 3 (0.67%) REST
4 2 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.44%) gRPC
4 2 (0.44%) Jinja
4 2 (0.44%) JSON
4 2 (0.44%) Web Services
4 2 (0.44%) XMPP
4 2 (0.44%) YAML
5 1 (0.22%) libvirt
5 1 (0.22%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 120 (26.61%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 30 (6.65%) Internet of Things
4 29 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (5.76%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.77%) Driving Licence
7 16 (3.55%) Robotics
8 15 (3.33%) Management Information System
8 15 (3.33%) Private Cloud
9 9 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.11%) Clustering
12 5 (1.11%) Replication
12 5 (1.11%) User Experience
12 5 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.89%) Eurex
13 4 (0.89%) IPTV
13 4 (0.89%) MPEG
13 4 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.87%) Windows
2 35 (7.76%) Linux
3 22 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.22%) Unix
5 8 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.33%) Solaris
6 6 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.89%) CentOS
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (24.39%) Network Design
2 61 (13.53%) ITIL
3 55 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (10.64%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 41 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 40 (8.87%) Business Development
6 40 (8.87%) Cybersecurity
6 40 (8.87%) Presales
6 40 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (8.20%) Artificial Intelligence
7 37 (8.20%) Data Architecture
8 36 (7.98%) Collaborative Working
8 36 (7.98%) Load Balancing
9 34 (7.54%) IT Strategy
10 32 (7.10%) Customer Requirements
10 32 (7.10%) Data Privacy
11 30 (6.65%) Business Transformation
11 30 (6.65%) Programme Management
11 30 (6.65%) Risk Assessment
12 29 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.32%) Python
2 13 (2.88%) C
3 10 (2.22%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.77%) Bash Shell
4 8 (1.77%) SQL
5 5 (1.11%) Perl
6 3 (0.67%) Java
6 3 (0.67%) VBScript
7 2 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.22%) Go
Qualifications
1 255 (56.54%) Cisco Certification
2 211 (46.78%) CCNP
3 104 (23.06%) CCNA
4 99 (21.95%) CCIE
5 84 (18.63%) Degree
6 34 (7.54%) CCDP
6 34 (7.54%) JNCIP
7 27 (5.99%) JNCIA
8 18 (3.99%) DBS Check
9 17 (3.77%) JNCIE
10 15 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (2.66%) CCDA
11 12 (2.66%) JNCIS
12 10 (2.22%) Security Cleared
13 9 (2.00%) CCIE Service Provider
14 8 (1.77%) CCDE
14 8 (1.77%) SC Cleared
15 7 (1.55%) CCSA
15 7 (1.55%) MCSE
16 6 (1.33%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.10%) SLA
2 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) NIST
4 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.66%) vSphere
4 14 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.44%) Docker
6 10 (2.22%) Firmware
7 7 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.33%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.89%) DRBD
9 4 (0.89%) GlusterFS
9 4 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.67%) KVM
11 2 (0.44%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.22%) iptables
12 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.22%) NFS
12 1 (0.22%) Xen
12 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 22 (4.88%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.33%) Kubernetes
3 14 (3.10%) Ansible
4 10 (2.22%) SCCM
5 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.77%) Nagios
6 6 (1.33%) Puppet
6 6 (1.33%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.89%) Galera Cluster
8 4 (0.89%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.67%) Salt
9 3 (0.67%) SCOM
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco LMS
10 2 (0.44%) Kibana
10 2 (0.44%) Terraform
11 1 (0.22%) Endace
11 1 (0.22%) NetMRI
Vendors
1 297 (65.85%) Cisco
2 125 (27.72%) Juniper
3 95 (21.06%) Palo Alto
4 77 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 70 (15.52%) CheckPoint
6 54 (11.97%) SolarWinds
6 54 (11.97%) VMware
7 51 (11.31%) F5
8 42 (9.31%) Meraki
9 39 (8.65%) Google
10 33 (7.32%) Fortinet
11 31 (6.87%) HP
12 30 (6.65%) Arista
13 24 (5.32%) Citrix
14 19 (4.21%) Speakerbus
15 18 (3.99%) Huawei
16 17 (3.77%) Aruba
17 14 (3.10%) Dell
18 12 (2.66%) Forcepoint
19 11 (2.44%) Nokia