Period
to 24 May 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 370 423 302
Rank change year-on-year +53 -121 +51
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 464 460 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.79% 0.66% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.17% 4.60% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 370 383 652
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,450 £38,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +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 7,526 9,995 10,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.82% 14.42% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6,111 8,262 9,030
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £29,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £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 24 May 2019.

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 2019. 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 +24 89 £60,000 +4.35% 1
South London +18 23 £52,500 +16.67% 4
West London +13 22 £60,000 +14.29% 1
East London +23 7 £67,500 +35.00%
North London - 1 £62,500 -
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 360 (77.59%) Cisco
2 323 (69.61%) WAN
3 301 (64.87%) Firewall
4 267 (57.54%) Cisco Certification
5 227 (48.92%) CCNP
6 207 (44.61%) BGP
7 190 (40.95%) OSPF
7 190 (40.95%) VPN
8 173 (37.28%) LAN
9 135 (29.09%) Juniper
10 134 (28.88%) CheckPoint
10 134 (28.88%) Data Centre
11 122 (26.29%) Network Security
11 122 (26.29%) Cisco ASA
12 116 (25.00%) CCNA
13 113 (24.35%) Cisco Nexus
14 104 (22.41%) VPLS
15 93 (20.04%) CCIE
16 89 (19.18%) F5
17 85 (18.32%) Network Design
18 81 (17.46%) Wireless
18 81 (17.46%) SolarWinds
19 79 (17.03%) VoIP
20 76 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
21 74 (15.95%) TCP/IP
21 74 (15.95%) Palo Alto
22 71 (15.30%) Finance
23 70 (15.09%) EIGRP
24 68 (14.66%) Cisco IOS
25 67 (14.44%) Project Management

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 43 (9.27%) Skype for Business
2 14 (3.02%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.37%) IIS
4 10 (2.16%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.72%) CMS
6 5 (1.08%) Apache
6 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (2.80%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.08%) Q-Pulse
1 5 (1.08%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 76 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (7.11%) Office 365
4 10 (2.16%) OpenShift
5 9 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.29%) G Suite
6 6 (1.29%) IaaS
7 5 (1.08%) PaaS
8 4 (0.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 323 (69.61%) WAN
2 301 (64.87%) Firewall
3 207 (44.61%) BGP
4 190 (40.95%) OSPF
4 190 (40.95%) VPN
5 173 (37.28%) LAN
6 122 (26.29%) Cisco ASA
6 122 (26.29%) Network Security
7 113 (24.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 104 (22.41%) VPLS
9 81 (17.46%) Wireless
10 79 (17.03%) VoIP
11 74 (15.95%) TCP/IP
12 70 (15.09%) EIGRP
13 68 (14.66%) Cisco IOS
14 60 (12.93%) DNS
15 59 (12.72%) Internet
16 58 (12.50%) Unified Communications
17 56 (12.07%) IPsec
18 55 (11.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.29%) Blockchain
3 5 (1.08%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.08%) MySQL
3 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.65%) Big Data
4 3 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (0.65%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 71 (15.30%) Finance
2 49 (10.56%) Telecoms
3 43 (9.27%) Banking
4 27 (5.82%) Law
5 17 (3.66%) French Language
6 15 (3.23%) Retail
7 13 (2.80%) German Language
7 13 (2.80%) Italian Language
8 12 (2.59%) Front Office
9 11 (2.37%) Legal
10 8 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.86%) Advertising
12 3 (0.65%) Games
13 2 (0.43%) Local Government
14 1 (0.22%) Back Office
14 1 (0.22%) Marketing
14 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 206 (44.40%) Network Engineer
2 84 (18.10%) Cisco Engineer
3 78 (16.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 65 (14.01%) Senior Network Engineer
5 61 (13.15%) Security Engineer
6 57 (12.28%) Network Security Engineer
7 46 (9.91%) Analyst
8 40 (8.62%) Architect
9 39 (8.41%) Consultant
10 38 (8.19%) Network Analyst
11 30 (6.47%) Network Consultant
12 29 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (6.03%) Network Architect
14 26 (5.60%) Project Engineer
15 25 (5.39%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 24 (5.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (4.96%) Network Communications Engineer
18 22 (4.74%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
18 22 (4.74%) Senior Network Security Engineer
18 22 (4.74%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.60%) XMPP
2 9 (1.94%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.08%) .NET
4 3 (0.65%) JSON
4 3 (0.65%) LDAP
5 2 (0.43%) J2EE
5 2 (0.43%) Node.js
5 2 (0.43%) REST
5 2 (0.43%) RESTful
5 2 (0.43%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.22%) Ajax
6 1 (0.22%) Express
6 1 (0.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 134 (28.88%) Data Centre
2 45 (9.70%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 14 (3.02%) Clustering
7 11 (2.37%) Virtual Team
8 10 (2.16%) BYOD
9 9 (1.94%) Internet of Things
10 6 (1.29%) PKI
10 6 (1.29%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.29%) Replication
10 6 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.08%) iPad
11 5 (1.08%) iPhone
11 5 (1.08%) LIMS
11 5 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.08%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.86%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.21%) Windows
2 42 (9.05%) Windows Server
3 20 (4.31%) Linux
4 14 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (2.80%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.72%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.51%) Android
9 6 (1.29%) Debian
9 6 (1.29%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.43%) Unix
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (18.32%) Network Design
2 67 (14.44%) Project Management
3 58 (12.50%) ITIL
4 56 (12.07%) Presales
5 55 (11.85%) Network Management
6 53 (11.42%) Network Monitoring
7 52 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 34 (7.33%) Network Architecture
9 34 (7.33%) Network Load Balancing
10 30 (6.47%) Service Management
11 28 (6.03%) Technical Leadership
12 26 (5.60%) Cybersecurity
13 23 (4.96%) DDoS Mitigation
13 23 (4.96%) IT Strategy
13 23 (4.96%) Load Balancing
14 22 (4.74%) Computer Science
15 21 (4.53%) TOGAF
16 20 (4.31%) Business Development
16 20 (4.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.62%) Python
2 26 (5.60%) SQL
3 23 (4.96%) Perl
4 6 (1.29%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.65%) Java
5 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.43%) Tcl
7 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 267 (57.54%) Cisco Certification
2 227 (48.92%) CCNP
3 116 (25.00%) CCNA
4 93 (20.04%) CCIE
5 63 (13.58%) Degree
6 21 (4.53%) CCIE Security
7 20 (4.31%) CCDA
7 20 (4.31%) CCVP
8 17 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (2.80%) CISSP
9 13 (2.80%) JNCIA
10 12 (2.59%) CCIP
11 11 (2.37%) JNCIE
12 10 (2.16%) CCDP
12 10 (2.16%) CCIE Collaboration
13 9 (1.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 9 (1.94%) JNCIP
13 9 (1.94%) SC Cleared
13 9 (1.94%) Security Cleared
14 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.29%) SLA
2 4 (0.86%) PMO
3 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (9.05%) Active Directory
1 42 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.02%) vSphere
3 13 (2.80%) Docker
3 13 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (2.59%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.08%) BitLocker
5 5 (1.08%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.86%) XenApp
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.65%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.65%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.43%) Firmware
8 2 (0.43%) KVM
8 2 (0.43%) NFS
9 1 (0.22%) NLBS
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (10.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 42 (9.05%) Cisco Prime
3 39 (8.41%) Nagios
4 11 (2.37%) Ansible
4 11 (2.37%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.94%) SCCM
6 8 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
6 8 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (1.72%) Nessus
7 7 (1.51%) Cacti
7 7 (1.51%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.51%) WSUS
8 4 (0.86%) SCOM
8 4 (0.86%) TrustSec
9 3 (0.65%) Terraform
10 2 (0.43%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.22%) SELinux
Vendors
1 360 (77.59%) Cisco
2 135 (29.09%) Juniper
3 134 (28.88%) CheckPoint
4 89 (19.18%) F5
5 81 (17.46%) SolarWinds
6 74 (15.95%) Palo Alto
7 63 (13.58%) Meraki
8 60 (12.93%) VMware
9 46 (9.91%) Microsoft
10 37 (7.97%) Riverbed
11 30 (6.47%) Fortinet
12 20 (4.31%) Avaya
12 20 (4.31%) EMC
13 19 (4.09%) HP
14 18 (3.88%) Dell
14 18 (3.88%) Mitel
15 17 (3.66%) BT
15 17 (3.66%) Speakerbus
16 16 (3.45%) McAfee
17 15 (3.23%) NetApp