Period
to 28 November 2021

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 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > London
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 355 355
Rank change year-on-year -140 0 +68
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 243 133 463
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.62% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 4.98% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 203 120 338
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £82,813 £73,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £97,500 £78,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 6,069 2,673 7,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.83% 12.46% 13.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4,005 2,250 5,993
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in London

MPLS
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MPLS in London.

Salary trend for MPLS in London

MPLS
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in London over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 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
Central London -57 19 £50,000 -41.18% 5
West London -78 8 £81,250 +132.14% 2
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 150 (61.73%) Cisco
2 148 (60.91%) BGP
3 125 (51.44%) Firewall
4 124 (51.03%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (46.91%) OSPF
6 112 (46.09%) WAN
7 110 (45.27%) CCNP
8 83 (34.16%) Data Centre
9 80 (32.92%) VPN
10 72 (29.63%) Network Design
11 66 (27.16%) CCIE
12 65 (26.75%) LAN
13 62 (25.51%) Social Skills
14 59 (24.28%) SolarWinds
15 54 (22.22%) Juniper
16 50 (20.58%) IPv6
17 48 (19.75%) SD-WAN
18 47 (19.34%) Broadband
19 44 (18.11%) Migration
20 42 (17.28%) Telecoms
20 42 (17.28%) CCNA
20 42 (17.28%) Cisco IOS
20 42 (17.28%) Network Monitoring
21 41 (16.87%) Palo Alto
21 41 (16.87%) VoIP
22 40 (16.46%) TCP/IP
22 40 (16.46%) Wi-Fi
22 40 (16.46%) IPsec
22 40 (16.46%) Internet
23 39 (16.05%) Active Directory

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 15 (6.17%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.23%) IIS
5 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.35%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.47%) Azure
2 13 (5.35%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (3.70%) PaaS
4 8 (3.29%) IaaS
5 5 (2.06%) AWS
5 5 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.23%) AWS Direct Connect
6 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.82%) GCP
7 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.82%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.82%) SaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 148 (60.91%) BGP
2 125 (51.44%) Firewall
3 114 (46.91%) OSPF
4 112 (46.09%) WAN
5 80 (32.92%) VPN
6 65 (26.75%) LAN
7 50 (20.58%) IPv6
8 48 (19.75%) SD-WAN
9 47 (19.34%) Broadband
10 42 (17.28%) Cisco IOS
11 41 (16.87%) VoIP
12 40 (16.46%) Internet
12 40 (16.46%) IPsec
12 40 (16.46%) TCP/IP
12 40 (16.46%) Wi-Fi
13 34 (13.99%) Network Security
14 33 (13.58%) Multicast
15 32 (13.17%) DHCP
16 29 (11.93%) DNS
17 26 (10.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.65%) DB2
3 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.82%) Power BI
5 1 (0.41%) GIS
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (8.23%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.23%) JIRA
3 3 (1.23%) Zephyr
General
1 62 (25.51%) Social Skills
2 42 (17.28%) Telecoms
3 25 (10.29%) Finance
4 16 (6.58%) French Language
4 16 (6.58%) German Language
4 16 (6.58%) Italian Language
4 16 (6.58%) Portuguese Language
4 16 (6.58%) Spanish Language
5 8 (3.29%) Banking
5 8 (3.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 8 (3.29%) Law
6 7 (2.88%) Brand Awareness
7 6 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.47%) Legal
8 4 (1.65%) Games
9 3 (1.23%) Advertising
9 3 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.23%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 88 (36.21%) Network Engineer
2 27 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
3 18 (7.41%) IP Engineer
4 17 (7.00%) Principal Engineer
4 17 (7.00%) Principal Network Engineer
5 16 (6.58%) Network Manager
6 15 (6.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 15 (6.17%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
6 15 (6.17%) Network Specialist
7 14 (5.76%) Architect
7 14 (5.76%) NOC Engineer
7 14 (5.76%) Senior Network Engineer
8 13 (5.35%) Broadcast Engineer
8 13 (5.35%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 12 (4.94%) Analyst
9 12 (4.94%) Core Network Engineer
9 12 (4.94%) Fibre Engineer
9 12 (4.94%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.53%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.00%) JSON
1 17 (7.00%) XML
2 4 (1.65%) OAuth
3 2 (0.82%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 83 (34.16%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (5.76%) Digital Signage
3 14 (5.76%) Fibre Optics
3 14 (5.76%) Private Cloud
4 13 (5.35%) Over-the-Top Content
5 9 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.29%) Social Media
7 7 (2.88%) PKI
8 5 (2.06%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.82%) User Experience
10 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.52%) Windows
2 22 (9.05%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.53%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.88%) CatOS
4 7 (2.88%) Linux
5 3 (1.23%) CentOS
6 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.82%) Unix
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (29.63%) Network Design
2 44 (18.11%) Migration
3 42 (17.28%) Network Monitoring
4 33 (13.58%) ITIL
5 31 (12.76%) Incident Management
6 28 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (11.11%) Broadcast Engineering
8 22 (9.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (7.82%) Service Management
10 17 (7.00%) Business Continuity
10 17 (7.00%) Procure-to-Pay
10 17 (7.00%) Test Automation
11 16 (6.58%) DDoS Mitigation
11 16 (6.58%) Project Management
12 15 (6.17%) Presales
13 14 (5.76%) Creative Thinking
13 14 (5.76%) Patch Management
14 13 (5.35%) IT Strategy
15 12 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 11 (4.53%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.93%) Python
2 6 (2.47%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.06%) SQL
4 3 (1.23%) Perl
5 2 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 124 (51.03%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (45.27%) CCNP
3 66 (27.16%) CCIE
4 42 (17.28%) CCNA
5 38 (15.64%) Degree
6 29 (11.93%) JNCIA
7 13 (5.35%) CCIE Service Provider
8 8 (3.29%) CCIE Data Center
9 7 (2.88%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.65%) CCDP
10 4 (1.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (1.23%) MCSE
11 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.82%) CCA
12 2 (0.82%) CCIP
12 2 (0.82%) CISSP
12 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.82%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.35%) SLA
2 5 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.82%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.70%) XenApp
5 4 (1.65%) vCloud
6 3 (1.23%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.23%) Firmware
6 3 (1.23%) iptables
6 3 (1.23%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (11.11%) Nagios
2 15 (6.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (4.12%) Ansible
4 9 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (2.88%) Cacti
5 7 (2.88%) Terraform
6 6 (2.47%) Puppet
7 3 (1.23%) Grafana
7 3 (1.23%) Icinga
7 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.23%) QRadar
7 3 (1.23%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 150 (61.73%) Cisco
2 59 (24.28%) SolarWinds
3 54 (22.22%) Juniper
4 41 (16.87%) Palo Alto
5 38 (15.64%) Microsoft
6 31 (12.76%) VMware
7 26 (10.70%) Nokia
8 23 (9.47%) CheckPoint
9 21 (8.64%) F5
9 21 (8.64%) Fortinet
10 16 (6.58%) Citrix
11 14 (5.76%) Extreme Networks
11 14 (5.76%) Ruckus Wireless
12 13 (5.35%) Aerohive Networks
12 13 (5.35%) Speakerbus
12 13 (5.35%) Tektronix
13 9 (3.70%) Arista
13 9 (3.70%) Meraki
14 7 (2.88%) HP
15 6 (2.47%) Dell