Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 87 90
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +15
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 78 88 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.06% 2.94% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.18% 9.44% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 63 43 104
Reading median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +11.63% +7.50%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,400 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 514 932 1,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.13% 31.09% 26.75%
Number of salaries quoted 373 582 902
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £24,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,625 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Reading

MPLS
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in Reading.

Salary trend for MPLS in Reading

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Reading over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 66 (84.62%) Cisco
2 62 (79.49%) Firewall
3 52 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (62.82%) Juniper
5 47 (60.26%) OSPF
5 47 (60.26%) BGP
6 42 (53.85%) CCNP
7 41 (52.56%) WAN
8 39 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (41.03%) F5
10 31 (39.74%) CCIE
11 26 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
12 25 (32.05%) Data Centre
13 24 (30.77%) Network Security
14 22 (28.21%) ITIL
15 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
15 21 (26.92%) VPN
15 21 (26.92%) CheckPoint
15 21 (26.92%) Internet
15 21 (26.92%) EIGRP
16 20 (25.64%) DNS
16 20 (25.64%) Load Balancing
17 19 (24.36%) Computer Science
17 19 (24.36%) CCNA
18 17 (21.79%) IPsec
19 16 (20.51%) Ethernet
19 16 (20.51%) Incident Management
20 15 (19.23%) JNCIA
20 15 (19.23%) Palo Alto
20 15 (19.23%) Windows

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 6 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.13%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (5.13%) GitHub
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (79.49%) Firewall
2 47 (60.26%) BGP
2 47 (60.26%) OSPF
3 41 (52.56%) WAN
4 39 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (30.77%) Network Security
6 21 (26.92%) EIGRP
6 21 (26.92%) Internet
6 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
6 21 (26.92%) VPN
7 20 (25.64%) DNS
8 17 (21.79%) IPsec
9 16 (20.51%) Ethernet
10 14 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (17.95%) tcpdump
10 14 (17.95%) Wireless
11 13 (16.67%) HTTP
11 13 (16.67%) SAN
11 13 (16.67%) Wireshark
12 12 (15.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Ant
1 4 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.13%) GitLab
1 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.13%) Maven
1 4 (5.13%) Subversion
1 4 (5.13%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (14.10%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.54%) Advertising
2 9 (11.54%) Finance
3 6 (7.69%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Electronics
4 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.56%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 19 (24.36%) Senior Network Engineer
3 17 (21.79%) Support Engineer
4 16 (20.51%) Network Support
4 16 (20.51%) Network Support Engineer
5 12 (15.38%) Security Engineer
6 11 (14.10%) Architect
6 11 (14.10%) Network Architect
6 11 (14.10%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (12.82%) Administrator
7 10 (12.82%) Security Support Engineer
8 9 (11.54%) Network Administrator
9 7 (8.97%) Network Design Architect
9 7 (8.97%) Senior Network Support
9 7 (8.97%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 7 (8.97%) Senior Support Engineer
10 6 (7.69%) Firewall Architect
10 6 (7.69%) Network Technical Architect
10 6 (7.69%) Technical Architect
10 6 (7.69%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) POSIX
2 4 (5.13%) JSON
2 4 (5.13%) REST
2 4 (5.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.05%) Data Centre
2 19 (24.36%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.97%) Client/Server
3 7 (8.97%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.13%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.13%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) Windows
2 9 (11.54%) Unix
3 7 (8.97%) Linux
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.13%) CentOS
5 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 22 (28.21%) ITIL
3 20 (25.64%) Load Balancing
4 16 (20.51%) Incident Management
5 15 (19.23%) Network Design
6 12 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (10.26%) Network Management
8 6 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (6.41%) ITSM
9 5 (6.41%) Network Architecture
10 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.13%) BDD
10 4 (5.13%) Change Management
10 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.13%) Scrum
10 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.13%) TDD
10 4 (5.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.10%) Bash Shell
2 9 (11.54%) Python
3 5 (6.41%) Perl
4 4 (5.13%) Java
4 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.13%) Scala
4 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (53.85%) CCNP
3 31 (39.74%) CCIE
4 19 (24.36%) CCNA
5 15 (19.23%) JNCIA
6 14 (17.95%) Degree
7 12 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (15.38%) JNCIP
8 10 (12.82%) JNCIE
9 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
9 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
10 7 (8.97%) HND
10 7 (8.97%) JNCIS
11 6 (7.69%) CCDA
11 6 (7.69%) CCDP
12 4 (5.13%) CCSP
13 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (1.28%) CCSA
14 1 (1.28%) CCSE
14 1 (1.28%) MCP
System Software
1 14 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.10%) NFS
3 8 (10.26%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.13%) Docker
4 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.85%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) FortiGate
2 5 (6.41%) Nagios
3 4 (5.13%) Ansible
3 4 (5.13%) Kubernetes
3 4 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.13%) Puppet
3 4 (5.13%) Salt
3 4 (5.13%) Terraform
4 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.28%) Cacti
5 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 66 (84.62%) Cisco
2 49 (62.82%) Juniper
3 32 (41.03%) F5
4 21 (26.92%) CheckPoint
5 15 (19.23%) Palo Alto
6 14 (17.95%) HP
7 13 (16.67%) NetScout
8 8 (10.26%) Arista
8 8 (10.26%) VMware
9 7 (8.97%) Citrix
9 7 (8.97%) Extreme Networks
10 6 (7.69%) Avaya
10 6 (7.69%) Fortinet
11 5 (6.41%) SolarWinds
12 4 (5.13%) AppDynamics
12 4 (5.13%) Aruba
12 4 (5.13%) Meraki
12 4 (5.13%) New Relic
12 4 (5.13%) Rackspace
13 3 (3.85%) Meru Networks