Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > London
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 345 407 348
Rank change year-on-year +62 -59 -23
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 477 474 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.87% 0.70% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.72% 5.18% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 339 406 576
London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £30,000 £38,750 £33,625
90th Percentile £78,800 £77,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -

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 7,098 9,157 10,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 12.95% 13.57% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5,784 7,523 8,955
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +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 14 October 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 14 October 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 +6 63 £53,750 -10.42% 19
South London +10 26 £45,000 -18.18% 1
West London +28 24 £55,000 +10.00% 8
East London +38 8 £57,500 -11.54% 3
North London 0 4 £57,500 -4.17%
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 339 (71.07%) WAN
2 336 (70.44%) Firewall
3 313 (65.62%) Cisco
4 293 (61.43%) Cisco Certification
5 260 (54.51%) LAN
6 252 (52.83%) CCNP
7 207 (43.40%) VPN
8 199 (41.72%) BGP
9 159 (33.33%) OSPF
10 154 (32.29%) CCNA
11 133 (27.88%) Azure
11 133 (27.88%) Data Centre
12 132 (27.67%) Network Security
13 126 (26.42%) Internet
14 120 (25.16%) Network Design
15 118 (24.74%) Juniper
16 117 (24.53%) Degree
17 101 (21.17%) AWS
18 92 (19.29%) CheckPoint
19 87 (18.24%) Palo Alto
20 86 (18.03%) Wireless
21 83 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
22 82 (17.19%) WLAN
23 77 (16.14%) VLAN
24 75 (15.72%) CCIE
25 73 (15.30%) Telecoms
25 73 (15.30%) Office 365
26 71 (14.88%) TCP/IP
27 68 (14.26%) ITIL
28 67 (14.05%) Network Monitoring

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 58 (12.16%) Skype for Business
2 17 (3.56%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.89%) IIS
5 7 (1.47%) Apache
5 7 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.47%) Q-Pulse
1 7 (1.47%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 133 (27.88%) Azure
2 101 (21.17%) AWS
3 73 (15.30%) Office 365
4 28 (5.87%) G Suite
5 18 (3.77%) OpenShift
6 10 (2.10%) SaaS
7 9 (1.89%) IaaS
8 7 (1.47%) GCP
8 7 (1.47%) PaaS
9 5 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.63%) Serverless
12 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 339 (71.07%) WAN
2 336 (70.44%) Firewall
3 260 (54.51%) LAN
4 207 (43.40%) VPN
5 199 (41.72%) BGP
6 159 (33.33%) OSPF
7 132 (27.67%) Network Security
8 126 (26.42%) Internet
9 86 (18.03%) Wireless
10 83 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
11 82 (17.19%) WLAN
12 77 (16.14%) VLAN
13 71 (14.88%) TCP/IP
14 64 (13.42%) IPsec
15 59 (12.37%) EIGRP
15 59 (12.37%) Skype
15 59 (12.37%) VPLS
16 57 (11.95%) Wi-Fi
17 55 (11.53%) DHCP
18 50 (10.48%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.29%) Blockchain
2 20 (4.19%) MySQL
3 13 (2.73%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (0.63%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 10 (2.10%) Git (software)
1 10 (2.10%) Subversion
2 7 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.63%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.42%) JIRA
6 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 73 (15.30%) Telecoms
2 60 (12.58%) Finance
3 33 (6.92%) Banking
4 23 (4.82%) Public Sector
5 18 (3.77%) Retail
6 14 (2.94%) French Language
6 14 (2.94%) German Language
6 14 (2.94%) Italian Language
7 13 (2.73%) Law
8 7 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.26%) Back Office
9 6 (1.26%) Legal
9 6 (1.26%) Local Government
10 5 (1.05%) Marketing
11 3 (0.63%) Advertising
11 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 212 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 90 (18.87%) Consultant
3 61 (12.79%) Cisco Engineer
4 54 (11.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 54 (11.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 52 (10.90%) Network Consultant
6 49 (10.27%) IT Consultant
7 40 (8.39%) Architect
8 37 (7.76%) Senior Consultant
9 28 (5.87%) Analyst
9 28 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (5.45%) Network Architect
11 23 (4.82%) Senior Network Consultant
12 21 (4.40%) Senior IT Consultant
13 20 (4.19%) Network Security Engineer
13 20 (4.19%) Security Engineer
14 19 (3.98%) Juniper Engineer
15 17 (3.56%) Field Engineer
15 17 (3.56%) IP Engineer
15 17 (3.56%) Network Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.35%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.10%) LAMP
2 10 (2.10%) LDAP
3 7 (1.47%) .NET
4 3 (0.63%) Web Services
5 2 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 133 (27.88%) Data Centre
2 66 (13.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 48 (10.06%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (5.87%) Internet of Things
5 27 (5.66%) Driving Licence
6 16 (3.35%) Clustering
7 13 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.52%) Replication
9 10 (2.10%) IPTV
9 10 (2.10%) MPEG
9 10 (2.10%) Robotics
9 10 (2.10%) Video\Live Streaming
10 8 (1.68%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.47%) iPad
11 7 (1.47%) iPhone
11 7 (1.47%) LIMS
11 7 (1.47%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.05%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.05%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.84%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 64 (13.42%) Windows
2 48 (10.06%) Windows Server
3 37 (7.76%) Linux
4 17 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (2.73%) Ubuntu
6 12 (2.52%) Solaris
7 11 (2.31%) Windows 10
8 10 (2.10%) CentOS
9 9 (1.89%) Android
10 8 (1.68%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.84%) Unix
12 1 (0.21%) Debian
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (25.16%) Network Design
2 68 (14.26%) ITIL
3 67 (14.05%) Network Monitoring
4 61 (12.79%) Business Development
4 61 (12.79%) Cybersecurity
5 55 (11.53%) Service Management
6 52 (10.90%) DDoS Mitigation
7 49 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
8 48 (10.06%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 48 (10.06%) IT Strategy
9 46 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (8.18%) Business Transformation
10 39 (8.18%) Network Management
11 37 (7.76%) Presales
12 36 (7.55%) Collaborative Working
13 35 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 32 (6.71%) Project Management
15 30 (6.29%) Artificial Intelligence
15 30 (6.29%) Data Architecture
15 30 (6.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.24%) SQL
2 20 (4.19%) Python
3 17 (3.56%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.63%) C
4 3 (0.63%) Perl
4 3 (0.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 293 (61.43%) Cisco Certification
2 252 (52.83%) CCNP
3 154 (32.29%) CCNA
4 117 (24.53%) Degree
5 75 (15.72%) CCIE
6 28 (5.87%) CCDP
6 28 (5.87%) JNCIA
7 22 (4.61%) JNCIP
8 19 (3.98%) JNCIE
8 19 (3.98%) JNCIS
9 15 (3.14%) CCDA
10 14 (2.94%) Security Cleared
11 13 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (2.73%) SC Cleared
12 11 (2.31%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 11 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (2.10%) MCSE
14 9 (1.89%) CCIE Service Provider
15 8 (1.68%) DBS Check
16 6 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.94%) SLA
2 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.63%) PMO
2 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 43 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 42 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.98%) vSphere
4 18 (3.77%) Docker
5 17 (3.56%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.10%) DRBD
6 10 (2.10%) GlusterFS
7 8 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.47%) BitLocker
9 6 (1.26%) Firmware
10 5 (1.05%) NFS
11 4 (0.84%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.63%) KVM
12 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.42%) iptables
13 2 (0.42%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.21%) Xen
14 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (5.03%) Nagios
2 21 (4.40%) Cisco Prime
2 21 (4.40%) FortiGate
2 21 (4.40%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.14%) SCCM
4 14 (2.94%) Ansible
5 12 (2.52%) Puppet
6 11 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (2.10%) Galera Cluster
7 10 (2.10%) ZABBIX
8 7 (1.47%) WSUS
9 6 (1.26%) SCOM
10 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.84%) TrustSec
11 3 (0.63%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.21%) Cacti
12 1 (0.21%) Endace
12 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 313 (65.62%) Cisco
2 118 (24.74%) Juniper
3 92 (19.29%) CheckPoint
4 87 (18.24%) Palo Alto
5 61 (12.79%) VMware
6 57 (11.95%) Meraki
6 57 (11.95%) SolarWinds
7 56 (11.74%) F5
8 47 (9.85%) Microsoft
9 38 (7.97%) Dell
10 36 (7.55%) Fortinet
11 35 (7.34%) Google
12 34 (7.13%) HP
13 28 (5.87%) Arista
14 26 (5.45%) Aruba
14 26 (5.45%) Citrix
15 20 (4.19%) Red Hat
16 16 (3.35%) Avaya
17 14 (2.94%) Riverbed
18 13 (2.73%) Extreme Networks