Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 142 204
Rank change year-on-year -36 +62 +8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 49 57 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.89% 1.22% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.79% 8.42% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 31 27 24
Scotland median annual salary £57,500 £41,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.55% -1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £48,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £51,750 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +3.50% +1.01% +4.21%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 722 677 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.13% 14.51% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 482 445 452
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £58,625
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Scotland

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Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Scotland

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Scotland

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Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
Glasgow -20 24 £52,500 +43.84% 3
Edinburgh -30 10 £40,000 -27.27%
Fife - 5 - -
West Lothian -3 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £50,000 -
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 44 (89.80%) Cisco
1 44 (89.80%) Firewall
2 41 (83.67%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (61.22%) VPN
3 30 (61.22%) WAN
4 28 (57.14%) LAN
5 27 (55.10%) Data Centre
6 25 (51.02%) CCNP
7 24 (48.98%) CCIE
8 23 (46.94%) Network Design
9 21 (42.86%) Network Security
10 19 (38.78%) CheckPoint
10 19 (38.78%) BGP
10 19 (38.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (34.69%) IP Telephony
12 16 (32.65%) Juniper
12 16 (32.65%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (28.57%) ITIL
13 14 (28.57%) Linux
14 13 (26.53%) Wireless
14 13 (26.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
14 13 (26.53%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (24.49%) Translating Business Requirements
15 12 (24.49%) CyberArk
15 12 (24.49%) Varonis
15 12 (24.49%) Ansible
15 12 (24.49%) Sonatype Nexus
15 12 (24.49%) Network Segmentation
15 12 (24.49%) Puppet

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 12 (24.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (89.80%) Firewall
2 30 (61.22%) VPN
2 30 (61.22%) WAN
3 28 (57.14%) LAN
4 21 (42.86%) Network Security
5 19 (38.78%) BGP
5 19 (38.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (34.69%) IP Telephony
7 13 (26.53%) Wireless
8 12 (24.49%) Cisco IPT
9 11 (22.45%) EIGRP
10 10 (20.41%) VoIP
11 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (18.37%) OSPF
12 8 (16.33%) Ethernet
12 8 (16.33%) HSRP
12 8 (16.33%) VLAN
13 7 (14.29%) DHCP
14 6 (12.24%) WLAN
15 5 (10.20%) ATM
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Network Engineer
2 12 (24.49%) Architect
2 12 (24.49%) Network Architect
3 11 (22.45%) IP Engineer
4 10 (20.41%) IP Design Engineer
5 9 (18.37%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (18.37%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (16.33%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 8 (16.33%) Design Engineer
6 8 (16.33%) IP Network Engineer
6 8 (16.33%) Juniper Engineer
6 8 (16.33%) Network Design Engineer
7 7 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (12.24%) Analyst
8 6 (12.24%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 6 (12.24%) Core Network Design Engineer
8 6 (12.24%) Core Network Engineer
9 5 (10.20%) IT Support
9 5 (10.20%) Senior IP Design Engineer
9 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) RFC 2547
2 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 27 (55.10%) Data Centre
2 12 (24.49%) Blackberry
3 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.20%) Smart Home
4 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.04%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.04%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Linux
2 12 (24.49%) Ubuntu
3 6 (12.24%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Network Design
2 16 (32.65%) Root Cause Analysis
3 14 (28.57%) ITIL
4 13 (26.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (24.49%) Network Segmentation
5 12 (24.49%) Requirements Analysis
5 12 (24.49%) Scrum
5 12 (24.49%) Technical Architecture
5 12 (24.49%) TOGAF
5 12 (24.49%) Translating Business Requirements
5 12 (24.49%) Zachman Framework
6 11 (22.45%) Asset Management
7 9 (18.37%) Information Security
8 7 (14.29%) CRM
8 7 (14.29%) Migration
9 6 (12.24%) Network Management
10 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
10 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (10.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.12%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (83.67%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (51.02%) CCNP
3 24 (48.98%) CCIE
4 12 (24.49%) CISSP
4 12 (24.49%) JNCIP
5 11 (22.45%) CCNA
6 10 (20.41%) CCIP
7 5 (10.20%) JNCIE
8 2 (4.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.08%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.04%) CCDP
9 1 (2.04%) CCENT
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) Terminal Services
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
3 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (24.49%) Ansible
2 12 (24.49%) Puppet
3 6 (12.24%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (4.08%) Iperf
5 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.04%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (2.04%) WMI
5 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (89.80%) Cisco
2 19 (38.78%) CheckPoint
3 16 (32.65%) Juniper
4 12 (24.49%) CyberArk
4 12 (24.49%) Red Hat
4 12 (24.49%) Varonis
5 11 (22.45%) Charles River
6 10 (20.41%) F5
7 9 (18.37%) VMware
8 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.24%) McAfee
9 6 (12.24%) SolarWinds
10 5 (10.20%) Brocade
10 5 (10.20%) Dell
10 5 (10.20%) Riverbed
11 4 (8.16%) jetNEXUS
12 2 (4.08%) HP
13 1 (2.04%) Citrix
13 1 (2.04%) EMC
13 1 (2.04%) Fortinet