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

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > London
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 330 383 426
Rank change year-on-year +53 +43 -100
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 263 452 492
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.77% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 6.14% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 212 350 414
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.13% -12.38% +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 4,308 7,360 10,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 13.07% 12.59% 14.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3,444 5,988 8,444
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 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 +72 54 £73,500 +22.50% 3
South London +1 10 £55,000 +20.88%
West London +24 2 £37,500 -33.33% 1
East London +11 2 £85,000 +25.93% 1
North London +2 1 £50,000 -20.00%
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 208 (79.09%) Cisco
2 169 (64.26%) BGP
3 166 (63.12%) Cisco Certification
4 149 (56.65%) WAN
4 149 (56.65%) Firewall
5 121 (46.01%) CCNP
6 104 (39.54%) OSPF
7 96 (36.50%) Data Centre
8 93 (35.36%) VPN
9 87 (33.08%) LAN
10 81 (30.80%) Network Security
11 76 (28.90%) Juniper
12 74 (28.14%) CCNA
12 74 (28.14%) Palo Alto
13 54 (20.53%) Python
14 53 (20.15%) VoIP
14 53 (20.15%) F5
15 51 (19.39%) Finance
16 50 (19.01%) Telecoms
16 50 (19.01%) Network Design
17 48 (18.25%) VLAN
17 48 (18.25%) TCP/IP
18 45 (17.11%) Wireless
19 44 (16.73%) VPLS
19 44 (16.73%) AWS
20 43 (16.35%) Wi-Fi
21 42 (15.97%) DNS
22 40 (15.21%) Cisco Nexus
23 39 (14.83%) CheckPoint
24 38 (14.45%) DHCP

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 23 (8.75%) Confluence
2 9 (3.42%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.28%) IIS
4 4 (1.52%) CMS
4 4 (1.52%) JBoss
5 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (11.79%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.73%) AWS
2 38 (14.45%) Azure
3 14 (5.32%) Office 365
4 13 (4.94%) GCP
5 5 (1.90%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.14%) G Suite
6 3 (1.14%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.76%) Route 53
7 2 (0.76%) Slack
7 2 (0.76%) Smartsheet
7 2 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 169 (64.26%) BGP
2 149 (56.65%) Firewall
2 149 (56.65%) WAN
3 104 (39.54%) OSPF
4 93 (35.36%) VPN
5 87 (33.08%) LAN
6 81 (30.80%) Network Security
7 53 (20.15%) VoIP
8 48 (18.25%) TCP/IP
8 48 (18.25%) VLAN
9 45 (17.11%) Wireless
10 44 (16.73%) VPLS
11 43 (16.35%) Wi-Fi
12 42 (15.97%) DNS
13 40 (15.21%) Cisco Nexus
14 38 (14.45%) DHCP
15 37 (14.07%) Internet
16 33 (12.55%) VRRP
17 31 (11.79%) Cisco IOS
17 31 (11.79%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.52%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (8.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 51 (19.39%) Finance
2 50 (19.01%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.32%) Banking
4 9 (3.42%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.42%) Japanese Language
5 6 (2.28%) French Language
5 6 (2.28%) German Language
5 6 (2.28%) Italian Language
5 6 (2.28%) Retail
6 4 (1.52%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.76%) Advertising
7 2 (0.76%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 172 (65.40%) Network Engineer
2 50 (19.01%) Senior Network Engineer
3 40 (15.21%) IP Engineer
4 33 (12.55%) NOC Engineer
5 29 (11.03%) IP Network Engineer
6 28 (10.65%) Design Engineer
6 28 (10.65%) Network Design Engineer
7 22 (8.37%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (6.84%) Core Network Engineer
9 17 (6.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (6.46%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 17 (6.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (5.32%) Architect
10 14 (5.32%) Consultant
10 14 (5.32%) Implementation Engineer
10 14 (5.32%) WAN Engineer
11 11 (4.18%) Network Architect
11 11 (4.18%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 9 (3.42%) Network Consultant
12 9 (3.42%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.41%) 802.1X
2 11 (4.18%) REST
3 6 (2.28%) XMPP
4 2 (0.76%) Web Services
5 1 (0.38%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 96 (36.50%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.37%) Hybrid Cloud
3 21 (7.98%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.66%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.52%) PKI
11 3 (1.14%) BYOD
11 3 (1.14%) Internet of Things
11 3 (1.14%) Robotics
11 3 (1.14%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.76%) Clustering
12 2 (0.76%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.76%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.37%) Linux
2 13 (4.94%) Windows
3 8 (3.04%) Unix
4 6 (2.28%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.76%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.76%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.01%) Network Design
2 36 (13.69%) ITIL
3 31 (11.79%) Load Balancing
4 27 (10.27%) Project Delivery
5 26 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (7.98%) DevOps
6 21 (7.98%) Kalman Filter
7 20 (7.60%) Network Monitoring
7 20 (7.60%) Test Planning
8 19 (7.22%) ITIL V3
9 17 (6.46%) Migration
10 16 (6.08%) Network Management
11 15 (5.70%) Presales
11 15 (5.70%) Problem Management
11 15 (5.70%) Service Delivery
12 13 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (4.18%) Artificial Intelligence
13 11 (4.18%) Information Security
14 10 (3.80%) Infrastructure Transformation
14 10 (3.80%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.53%) Python
2 6 (2.28%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.52%) C
3 4 (1.52%) Perl
3 4 (1.52%) VBScript
4 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.76%) PHP
4 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.38%) Go
5 1 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 166 (63.12%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (46.01%) CCNP
3 74 (28.14%) CCNA
4 34 (12.93%) CCIE
5 31 (11.79%) JNCIA
6 17 (6.46%) JNCIP
7 15 (5.70%) CCDP
7 15 (5.70%) Degree
8 11 (4.18%) JNCIS
9 10 (3.80%) CCDA
9 10 (3.80%) CCSA
10 8 (3.04%) CCVP
11 5 (1.90%) CCIE Service Provider
11 5 (1.90%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.52%) CCA
12 4 (1.52%) CCIP
12 4 (1.52%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.14%) CISSP
13 3 (1.14%) CWNA
13 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.52%) SLA
2 2 (0.76%) ISO 20022
2 2 (0.76%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.42%) Firmware
3 9 (3.42%) VMware NSX
4 8 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.90%) Docker
6 4 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.52%) vSphere
7 2 (0.76%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.38%) KVM
Systems Management
1 32 (12.17%) Ansible
2 16 (6.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (4.94%) FortiGate
4 11 (4.18%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (4.18%) Terraform
5 8 (3.04%) Nagios
6 6 (2.28%) Observium
7 5 (1.90%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.90%) Prometheus
7 5 (1.90%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.14%) Puppet
9 2 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.76%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.38%) Grafana
10 1 (0.38%) NetMRI
10 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 208 (79.09%) Cisco
2 76 (28.90%) Juniper
3 74 (28.14%) Palo Alto
4 53 (20.15%) F5
5 39 (14.83%) CheckPoint
6 34 (12.93%) Microsoft
7 33 (12.55%) VMware
8 32 (12.17%) Huawei
9 25 (9.51%) Fortinet
9 25 (9.51%) Nokia
10 19 (7.22%) ForeScout
10 19 (7.22%) Infoblox
11 18 (6.84%) HP
12 17 (6.46%) SolarWinds
13 12 (4.56%) Meraki
14 11 (4.18%) Citrix
15 7 (2.66%) Arista
15 7 (2.66%) Aruba
15 7 (2.66%) Verint
16 6 (2.28%) Red Box