Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 86 95
Rank change year-on-year -19 +9 -10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 57 124 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.29% 3.34% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.38% 11.53% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 46 102 100
Reading median annual salary £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.19% -5.83% +33.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,125 £75,000
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +33.33%

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 680 1075 1375
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 27.32% 28.91% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 485 843 789
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £23,850 £30,200 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year -3.06% +5.95% +8.82%

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 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, 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 46 (80.70%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (77.19%) Cisco
3 42 (73.68%) BGP
4 41 (71.93%) OSPF
5 40 (70.18%) CCNP
6 33 (57.89%) Firewall
6 33 (57.89%) VPN
7 27 (47.37%) CCIE
7 27 (47.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (45.61%) Palo Alto
9 21 (36.84%) Cisco PIX
10 20 (35.09%) F5
11 19 (33.33%) WAN
12 18 (31.58%) Network Design
13 17 (29.82%) IPsec
13 17 (29.82%) RIP
14 16 (28.07%) FortiGate
14 16 (28.07%) Data Centre
15 14 (24.56%) Juniper
15 14 (24.56%) TCP/IP
15 14 (24.56%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (22.81%) VMware
17 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (19.30%) JNCIA
18 11 (19.30%) PPP
18 11 (19.30%) Ethernet
18 11 (19.30%) L2TP
18 11 (19.30%) xDSL
19 10 (17.54%) EIGRP
19 10 (17.54%) Network Security

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:

Communications & Networking
1 42 (73.68%) BGP
2 41 (71.93%) OSPF
3 33 (57.89%) Firewall
3 33 (57.89%) VPN
4 27 (47.37%) Cisco Nexus
5 21 (36.84%) Cisco PIX
6 19 (33.33%) WAN
7 17 (29.82%) IPsec
7 17 (29.82%) RIP
8 14 (24.56%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (24.56%) TCP/IP
9 11 (19.30%) Ethernet
9 11 (19.30%) L2TP
9 11 (19.30%) PPP
9 11 (19.30%) xDSL
10 10 (17.54%) EIGRP
10 10 (17.54%) Network Security
11 9 (15.79%) Broadband
11 9 (15.79%) IPv4
11 9 (15.79%) SSL
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Marketing
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (80.70%) Network Engineer
2 37 (64.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (36.84%) Cisco Engineer
3 21 (36.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 19 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 19 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 15 (26.32%) Support Engineer
6 12 (21.05%) Network Support
6 12 (21.05%) Network Support Engineer
7 11 (19.30%) Senior Network Support
7 11 (19.30%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 11 (19.30%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Security Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Administrator
9 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (7.02%) Technical Engineer
10 3 (5.26%) Network Administrator
10 3 (5.26%) Security Administrator
10 3 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) POSIX
2 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Unix
2 3 (5.26%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Network Design
2 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 9 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (12.28%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.26%) Change Management
6 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.26%) Network Management
6 3 (5.26%) Presales
6 3 (5.26%) Ticket Management
6 3 (5.26%) Time Management
7 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.51%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.51%) ITSM
7 2 (3.51%) Migration
7 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) Perl
1 7 (12.28%) Python
1 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
2 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (80.70%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (70.18%) CCNP
3 27 (47.37%) CCIE
4 11 (19.30%) JNCIA
5 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 7 (12.28%) CCSP
7 6 (10.53%) CCNA
8 4 (7.02%) CCDA
9 1 (1.75%) CCIP
9 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.75%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) NFS
3 3 (5.26%) vSphere
3 3 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (28.07%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.75%) Simpana
Vendors
1 44 (77.19%) Cisco
2 26 (45.61%) Palo Alto
3 20 (35.09%) F5
4 14 (24.56%) Juniper
5 13 (22.81%) VMware
6 6 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.02%) NetScout
8 3 (5.26%) Citrix
8 3 (5.26%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.26%) NetApp
9 2 (3.51%) Huawei
9 2 (3.51%) SAP
10 1 (1.75%) Aruba
10 1 (1.75%) CommVault
10 1 (1.75%) Dell
10 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.75%) HP
10 1 (1.75%) Ipanema Technologies
10 1 (1.75%) McAfee
10 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds