Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > London
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 326 351 416
Rank change year-on-year +25 +65 -61
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 140 458 486
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.70% 0.84% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.39% 6.44% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 128 348 413
Median annual salary £57,250 £57,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.43% +7.48% -10.83%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £38,600
90th Percentile £98,250 £79,300 £77,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -8.65% -0.95%

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 2,599 7,109 9,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.04% 13.02% 13.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,141 5,858 7,441
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,465 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.45% - +5.56%

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 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for MPLS in London

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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 31 October 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 +124 25 £85,000 +54.55% 3
South London +36 6 £52,500 +16.67%
West London +64 1 £35,000 -36.36% 1
East London +25 1 £85,000 +47.83% 2
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 108 (77.14%) Cisco
2 105 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 104 (74.29%) BGP
4 92 (65.71%) WAN
5 76 (54.29%) Firewall
6 73 (52.14%) OSPF
6 73 (52.14%) CCNP
7 71 (50.71%) VPN
8 60 (42.86%) LAN
9 54 (38.57%) Palo Alto
10 50 (35.71%) Microsoft
11 48 (34.29%) Python
12 47 (33.57%) CCNA
13 42 (30.00%) DNS
14 41 (29.29%) DHCP
15 39 (27.86%) AWS
16 38 (27.14%) Azure
16 38 (27.14%) Ansible
17 37 (26.43%) Data Centre
18 36 (25.71%) IPsec
19 34 (24.29%) Wi-Fi
19 34 (24.29%) Wireless
19 34 (24.29%) Network Security
20 32 (22.86%) VoIP
20 32 (22.86%) Linux
20 32 (22.86%) Juniper
21 30 (21.43%) Finance
22 28 (20.00%) Nagios
22 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
22 28 (20.00%) ITIL

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 24 (17.14%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.86%) CMS
2 4 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (17.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 39 (27.86%) AWS
2 38 (27.14%) Azure
3 28 (20.00%) Office 365
4 25 (17.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (17.14%) Route 53
5 24 (17.14%) Slack
6 22 (15.71%) GCP
7 2 (1.43%) Smartsheet
7 2 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (74.29%) BGP
2 92 (65.71%) WAN
3 76 (54.29%) Firewall
4 73 (52.14%) OSPF
5 71 (50.71%) VPN
6 60 (42.86%) LAN
7 42 (30.00%) DNS
8 41 (29.29%) DHCP
9 36 (25.71%) IPsec
10 34 (24.29%) Network Security
10 34 (24.29%) Wi-Fi
10 34 (24.29%) Wireless
11 32 (22.86%) VoIP
12 28 (20.00%) Multicast
12 28 (20.00%) Skype
12 28 (20.00%) SNMP
12 28 (20.00%) Wireshark
13 26 (18.57%) TCP/IP
14 24 (17.14%) MRTG
14 24 (17.14%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 30 (21.43%) Finance
2 17 (12.14%) Telecoms
3 13 (9.29%) Financial Institution
4 11 (7.86%) Banking
5 6 (4.29%) German Language
6 5 (3.57%) French Language
6 5 (3.57%) Italian Language
6 5 (3.57%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.43%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.71%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 90 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 47 (33.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 27 (19.29%) IP Engineer
4 22 (15.71%) IP Network Engineer
5 17 (12.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (11.43%) NOC Engineer
7 12 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (7.14%) Consultant
9 8 (5.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 8 (5.71%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Core Network Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Cloud Consultant
11 5 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Network Consultant
11 5 (3.57%) Security Consultant
11 5 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (3.57%) Senior IP Network Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Senior Network Consultant
12 4 (2.86%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.71%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.14%) REST
3 1 (0.71%) JSON
3 1 (0.71%) LDAP
3 1 (0.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.71%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.71%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.29%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.14%) BYOD
6 3 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.14%) PKI
7 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.43%) MPEG
8 1 (0.71%) Clustering
8 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.86%) Linux
2 24 (17.14%) Mac OS X
3 5 (3.57%) Windows
4 2 (1.43%) Unix
4 2 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.00%) ITIL
2 27 (19.29%) Load Balancing
2 27 (19.29%) Network Monitoring
3 24 (17.14%) B2B
3 24 (17.14%) Identity Management
3 24 (17.14%) Performance Analysis
3 24 (17.14%) Security Monitoring
4 19 (13.57%) Project Delivery
5 13 (9.29%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (9.29%) ITIL V3
5 13 (9.29%) Problem Management
6 12 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (6.43%) DevOps
7 9 (6.43%) Migration
8 8 (5.71%) Network Design
8 8 (5.71%) Network Virtualisation
8 8 (5.71%) Service Design
9 7 (5.00%) Information Security
9 7 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (34.29%) Python
2 10 (7.14%) Perl
3 5 (3.57%) Java
4 2 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (0.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (52.14%) CCNP
3 47 (33.57%) CCNA
4 27 (19.29%) CCIE
5 17 (12.14%) JNCIA
6 10 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (4.29%) Degree
8 5 (3.57%) CCIP
9 4 (2.86%) CCA
9 4 (2.86%) JNCIE
9 4 (2.86%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.14%) CCDP
11 2 (1.43%) CCNP Voice
11 2 (1.43%) CCVP
11 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.43%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.71%) CCMSE
12 1 (0.71%) CISSP
12 1 (0.71%) MCITP
12 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.57%) NIST
2 1 (0.71%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.71%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.29%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.71%) Firmware
4 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (27.14%) Ansible
2 28 (20.00%) Nagios
3 24 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (17.14%) Puppet
4 11 (7.86%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.86%) Prometheus
5 4 (2.86%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.14%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (2.14%) Terraform
7 1 (0.71%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.71%) Grafana
7 1 (0.71%) SCCM
7 1 (0.71%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 108 (77.14%) Cisco
2 54 (38.57%) Palo Alto
3 50 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 32 (22.86%) Juniper
5 25 (17.86%) Avaya
6 24 (17.14%) Riverbed
7 23 (16.43%) CheckPoint
7 23 (16.43%) F5
8 15 (10.71%) Fortinet
9 13 (9.29%) ForeScout
9 13 (9.29%) Infoblox
10 9 (6.43%) VMware
11 7 (5.00%) Google
12 6 (4.29%) Citrix
13 5 (3.57%) Splunk
14 4 (2.86%) GENBAND
14 4 (2.86%) NetScout
14 4 (2.86%) Polycom
14 4 (2.86%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.86%) Sonus