Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > London
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 443 357 367
Rank change year-on-year -86 +10 +85
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 123 368 494
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.83% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.81% 6.29% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 107 278 397
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,100 £40,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £80,313 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £80,000 £81,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -

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 3,232 5,848 7,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 10.17% 13.12% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,487 4,794 6,448
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,913 £29,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £38,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,138 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.35% +0.25% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +5 16 £80,000 +10.34% 3
West London +42 1 £35,000 -9.68% 1
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 63 (51.22%) WAN
2 62 (50.41%) BGP
2 62 (50.41%) Firewall
3 61 (49.59%) Cisco
4 54 (43.90%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (39.84%) LAN
6 46 (37.40%) OSPF
7 44 (35.77%) CCNP
8 42 (34.15%) Juniper
9 41 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 40 (32.52%) VPN
11 37 (30.08%) SD-WAN
12 33 (26.83%) Network Security
13 30 (24.39%) Palo Alto
14 29 (23.58%) TCP/IP
15 28 (22.76%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (21.14%) Network Virtualisation
17 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
17 24 (19.51%) VoIP
17 24 (19.51%) Python
17 24 (19.51%) Azure
18 23 (18.70%) Linux
19 21 (17.07%) CCNA
20 20 (16.26%) Wireless
21 18 (14.63%) Active Directory
21 18 (14.63%) DHCP
21 18 (14.63%) JNCIA
21 18 (14.63%) Fortinet
21 18 (14.63%) Microsoft 365
22 17 (13.82%) IPsec

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 10 (8.13%) OpenStack
2 9 (7.32%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.44%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.44%) IIS
6 2 (1.63%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.63%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.51%) Azure
2 18 (14.63%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (11.38%) AWS
4 9 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.88%) Route 53
5 6 (4.88%) Slack
6 5 (4.07%) GCP
7 3 (2.44%) IaaS
7 3 (2.44%) SaaS
8 2 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.63%) GitHub
8 2 (1.63%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.81%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (51.22%) WAN
2 62 (50.41%) BGP
2 62 (50.41%) Firewall
3 49 (39.84%) LAN
4 46 (37.40%) OSPF
5 40 (32.52%) VPN
6 37 (30.08%) SD-WAN
7 33 (26.83%) Network Security
8 29 (23.58%) TCP/IP
9 28 (22.76%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (19.51%) VoIP
11 20 (16.26%) Wireless
12 18 (14.63%) DHCP
13 17 (13.82%) IPsec
14 16 (13.01%) Internet
15 15 (12.20%) 5G
15 15 (12.20%) DNS
15 15 (12.20%) IPv4
15 15 (12.20%) Multicast
16 14 (11.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.63%) Big Data
2 2 (1.63%) Impala
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.81%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) JIRA
2 2 (1.63%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.63%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (1.63%) GCC
2 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.63%) git-flow
2 2 (1.63%) Gradle
2 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.63%) Maven
2 2 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (12.20%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.94%) Finance
3 6 (4.88%) Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 62 (50.41%) Network Engineer
2 24 (19.51%) Senior Network Engineer
3 22 (17.89%) Architect
4 17 (13.82%) IP Engineer
4 17 (13.82%) IP Network Engineer
5 16 (13.01%) Juniper Engineer
6 13 (10.57%) Core Network Engineer
6 13 (10.57%) Network Security Architect
6 13 (10.57%) Security Architect
7 12 (9.76%) Network Architect
8 9 (7.32%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Lead Architect
9 6 (4.88%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Development Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Sales Engineer
11 3 (2.44%) Consultant
11 3 (2.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 3 (2.44%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.57%) 802.1X
2 8 (6.50%) REST
3 7 (5.69%) gRPC
3 7 (5.69%) libvirt
4 2 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.63%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.63%) JSON
4 2 (1.63%) Kafka
5 1 (0.81%) .NET
5 1 (0.81%) Express
5 1 (0.81%) React
5 1 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.44%) ASIC
5 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.44%) Clustering
6 2 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.63%) e-Health
6 2 (1.63%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.81%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.70%) Linux
2 9 (7.32%) Windows
3 7 (5.69%) Mac OS X
3 7 (5.69%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.88%) Unix
5 3 (2.44%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.63%) SUSE
6 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.14%) Network Virtualisation
2 15 (12.20%) ITIL
3 14 (11.38%) Presales
3 14 (11.38%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (10.57%) Security Architecture
5 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (7.32%) DevOps
6 9 (7.32%) Incident Management
6 9 (7.32%) Network Management
7 8 (6.50%) Load Balancing
7 8 (6.50%) Network Design
7 8 (6.50%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (6.50%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (5.69%) Problem Management
8 7 (5.69%) Security Monitoring
9 6 (4.88%) B2B
9 6 (4.88%) Identity Management
9 6 (4.88%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (4.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.51%) Python
2 11 (8.94%) C
3 8 (6.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.07%) Java
5 4 (3.25%) Go
5 4 (3.25%) Perl
5 4 (3.25%) R
5 4 (3.25%) SQL
6 3 (2.44%) PHP
7 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (43.90%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (35.77%) CCNP
3 21 (17.07%) CCNA
4 18 (14.63%) JNCIA
5 11 (8.94%) Degree
6 10 (8.13%) JNCIP
7 9 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (5.69%) CISSP
9 5 (4.07%) CCIE
9 5 (4.07%) CISM
10 2 (1.63%) CCDA
10 2 (1.63%) CEH
10 2 (1.63%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.63%) GIAC
10 2 (1.63%) Linux+ Certification
10 2 (1.63%) MCSE
10 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.63%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.63%) SANS
10 2 (1.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.25%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) NIST
System Software
1 18 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.69%) KVM
3 4 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.63%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.63%) Docker
5 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.63%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (10.57%) Ansible
2 10 (8.13%) Puppet
3 9 (7.32%) Kubernetes
4 8 (6.50%) Nagios
5 7 (5.69%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.25%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (2.44%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.63%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.63%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (1.63%) Kibana
8 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.63%) Oozie
8 2 (1.63%) Salt
8 2 (1.63%) SCCM
8 2 (1.63%) SCOM
8 2 (1.63%) Terraform
9 1 (0.81%) Cacti
9 1 (0.81%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 61 (49.59%) Cisco
2 42 (34.15%) Juniper
3 30 (24.39%) Palo Alto
4 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
5 18 (14.63%) Fortinet
6 9 (7.32%) Aerohive Networks
6 9 (7.32%) CheckPoint
6 9 (7.32%) F5
6 9 (7.32%) Ruckus Wireless
7 8 (6.50%) Nokia
8 7 (5.69%) Meraki
8 7 (5.69%) Riverbed
8 7 (5.69%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.88%) Avaya
9 6 (4.88%) VMware
10 4 (3.25%) Brocade
10 4 (3.25%) BT
11 3 (2.44%) Lotus
12 2 (1.63%) Radianz
12 2 (1.63%) Red Hat