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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 559 495 339
Rank change year-on-year -64 -156 +44
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 331 115 329
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.33% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.08% 3.18% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 275 98 255
10th Percentile £41,500 £30,825 £35,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £45,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -12.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,563 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,250 £91,250 £83,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +12.82%

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 8,110 3,612 5,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.46% 10.50% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4,254 2,702 4,085
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,319 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -0.29% +8.70% +4.55%
75th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -10 30 £70,000 -12.50% 6
West London - 15 £72,500 - 2
South London - 4 £52,500 - 1
East London - 2 - - 2
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 234 (70.69%) BGP
2 219 (66.16%) Cisco
3 203 (61.33%) Cisco Certification
4 156 (47.13%) OSPF
5 140 (42.30%) CCNP
6 139 (41.99%) CCIE
6 139 (41.99%) WAN
7 136 (41.09%) Firewall
8 121 (36.56%) VPN
9 102 (30.82%) Data Centre
10 92 (27.79%) LAN
11 90 (27.19%) Palo Alto
12 84 (25.38%) TCP/IP
13 83 (25.08%) Juniper
14 73 (22.05%) Cisco IOS
15 70 (21.15%) Network Design
15 70 (21.15%) Python
16 69 (20.85%) IPv6
17 68 (20.54%) Social Skills
18 67 (20.24%) Wireless
19 64 (19.34%) Internet
20 61 (18.43%) Fortinet
21 54 (16.31%) F5
22 53 (16.01%) Network Security
22 53 (16.01%) Finance
22 53 (16.01%) VMware
23 51 (15.41%) Broadband
24 50 (15.11%) Ethernet
24 50 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
25 49 (14.80%) Telecoms

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 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.91%) Confluence
3 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 16 (4.83%) ScheduALL
2 7 (2.11%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.30%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 48 (14.50%) Azure
2 31 (9.37%) AWS
3 24 (7.25%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (3.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (3.02%) SaaS
6 9 (2.72%) IaaS
7 5 (1.51%) PaaS
8 4 (1.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.91%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.91%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 234 (70.69%) BGP
2 156 (47.13%) OSPF
3 139 (41.99%) WAN
4 136 (41.09%) Firewall
5 121 (36.56%) VPN
6 92 (27.79%) LAN
7 84 (25.38%) TCP/IP
8 73 (22.05%) Cisco IOS
9 69 (20.85%) IPv6
10 67 (20.24%) Wireless
11 64 (19.34%) Internet
12 53 (16.01%) Network Security
13 51 (15.41%) Broadband
14 50 (15.11%) Ethernet
15 49 (14.80%) SD-WAN
16 42 (12.69%) Wi-Fi
17 40 (12.08%) DNS
18 39 (11.78%) Cisco ASA
19 38 (11.48%) DHCP
19 38 (11.48%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.72%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.91%) Power BI
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (9.67%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.83%) JIRA
3 9 (2.72%) Robot Framework
4 7 (2.11%) Jenkins
General
1 68 (20.54%) Social Skills
2 53 (16.01%) Finance
3 49 (14.80%) Telecoms
4 30 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (8.16%) Presentation Skills
6 19 (5.74%) Advertising
7 18 (5.44%) Banking
8 6 (1.81%) Games
9 5 (1.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 5 (1.51%) Marketing
10 4 (1.21%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.60%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.60%) Law
11 2 (0.60%) Legal
11 2 (0.60%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Retail
12 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 140 (42.30%) Network Engineer
2 36 (10.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 34 (10.27%) IP Engineer
3 34 (10.27%) Juniper Engineer
4 32 (9.67%) Architect
5 31 (9.37%) Network Architect
5 31 (9.37%) Network Manager
6 23 (6.95%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (5.14%) IP Network Engineer
8 16 (4.83%) Design Engineer
8 16 (4.83%) NOC Engineer
9 14 (4.23%) Principal Engineer
9 14 (4.23%) Principal Network Engineer
10 13 (3.93%) Broadcast Engineer
10 13 (3.93%) Fibre Engineer
10 13 (3.93%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 13 (3.93%) Network Design Engineer
10 13 (3.93%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
10 13 (3.93%) Network Specialist
10 13 (3.93%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.67%) JSON
2 29 (8.76%) XML
3 10 (3.02%) 802.1X
4 9 (2.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 102 (30.82%) Data Centre
2 29 (8.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (4.83%) Over-the-Top Content
3 16 (4.83%) Virtual Team
4 15 (4.53%) Fibre Optics
5 14 (4.23%) Private Cloud
6 13 (3.93%) Digital Signage
7 12 (3.63%) IoT
7 12 (3.63%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.81%) Eurex
10 4 (1.21%) Handset
10 4 (1.21%) iPhone
11 3 (0.91%) CCTV
11 3 (0.91%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.91%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.60%) Life Science
12 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.16%) Windows
2 15 (4.53%) Linux
3 9 (2.72%) Unix
4 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.81%) Solaris
5 6 (1.81%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (1.51%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (21.15%) Network Design
2 41 (12.39%) Migration
3 40 (12.08%) ITIL
4 39 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (11.48%) Network Virtualisation
6 37 (11.18%) Broadcast Engineering
7 36 (10.88%) Agile
8 35 (10.57%) Incident Management
9 33 (9.97%) Network Architecture
10 31 (9.37%) Project Delivery
11 25 (7.55%) DevOps
12 24 (7.25%) Network Monitoring
12 24 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (6.65%) Service Management
14 21 (6.34%) PRINCE2
14 21 (6.34%) Project Management
15 19 (5.74%) Technical Architecture
16 18 (5.44%) DDoS Mitigation
16 18 (5.44%) Network Management
17 16 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 70 (21.15%) Python
2 13 (3.93%) Perl
3 11 (3.32%) SQL
4 8 (2.42%) Bash
5 4 (1.21%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.60%) C
7 1 (0.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 203 (61.33%) Cisco Certification
2 140 (42.30%) CCNP
3 139 (41.99%) CCIE
4 47 (14.20%) CCIE Service Provider
5 43 (12.99%) CCNA
6 41 (12.39%) Degree
7 25 (7.55%) JNCIP
8 20 (6.04%) JNCIA
9 19 (5.74%) Security Cleared
10 13 (3.93%) SC Cleared
11 12 (3.63%) JNCIE
12 9 (2.72%) CCIE Data Center
12 9 (2.72%) PMP
13 8 (2.42%) CCDP
13 8 (2.42%) CCIP
14 6 (1.81%) CCIE Security
14 6 (1.81%) CISSP
15 5 (1.51%) CCDE
15 5 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.16%) SLA
2 5 (1.51%) GDPR
3 3 (0.91%) MiFID
3 3 (0.91%) PSD2
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) NIST
5 1 (0.30%) NCSC
System Software
1 50 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (8.46%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.44%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.91%) Firmware
5 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (10.57%) Ansible
2 18 (5.44%) Nagios
3 11 (3.32%) FortiGate
4 10 (3.02%) SCCM
5 8 (2.42%) TrustSec
6 5 (1.51%) Terraform
7 4 (1.21%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.91%) Nessus
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.30%) Cacti
10 1 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.30%) Grafana
10 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.30%) Puppet
10 1 (0.30%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 1 (0.30%) WSUS
10 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 219 (66.16%) Cisco
2 90 (27.19%) Palo Alto
3 83 (25.08%) Juniper
4 61 (18.43%) Fortinet
5 54 (16.31%) F5
6 53 (16.01%) VMware
7 48 (14.50%) Nokia
8 41 (12.39%) CheckPoint
9 35 (10.57%) Zscaler
10 27 (8.16%) SolarWinds
11 26 (7.85%) Microsoft
12 24 (7.25%) Citrix
13 17 (5.14%) Riverbed
14 16 (4.83%) Tektronix
15 14 (4.23%) Aruba
16 13 (3.93%) Extreme Networks
16 13 (3.93%) Forcepoint
16 13 (3.93%) Meraki
17 11 (3.32%) Openreach
18 10 (3.02%) Arista