Period
to 28 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 375 266 266
Rank change year-on-year -109 0 +39
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 68 66 227
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.37% 0.65% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 3.60% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 52 49 169
10th Percentile £38,425 £37,250 £35,300
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,750 £47,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.05% -9.52% -
75th Percentile £72,813 £58,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £69,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -8.26% +3.81%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,548 1,835 3,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.05% 18.01% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,679 1,464 3,113
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,500 £36,938 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the South East

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Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the South East.

Salary trend for MPLS in the South East

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Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in the South East over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the South East

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Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South East region over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -55 46 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Berkshire -34 26 £50,250 +5.79% 6
Buckinghamshire -34 16 £43,000 - 2
Surrey -59 10 £62,500 +4.17% 1
Oxfordshire -22 9 £77,500 +87.88%
Hampshire -87 9 £77,500 +63.16% 4
Kent -58 2 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 £65,000 -
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England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 South East region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 49 (72.06%) WAN
2 44 (64.71%) LAN
3 37 (54.41%) Cisco
4 32 (47.06%) Azure
5 29 (42.65%) Firewall
6 28 (41.18%) Social Skills
7 25 (36.76%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (33.82%) Telecoms
8 23 (33.82%) Microsoft
8 23 (33.82%) BGP
8 23 (33.82%) Data Centre
9 22 (32.35%) VLAN
9 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
9 22 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (32.35%) Ethernet
9 22 (32.35%) VMware
10 21 (30.88%) OSPF
10 21 (30.88%) VPN
11 20 (29.41%) DNS
12 19 (27.94%) DHCP
12 19 (27.94%) Microsoft 365
13 18 (26.47%) Management Information System
14 17 (25.00%) Juniper
15 14 (20.59%) ITIL
15 14 (20.59%) IPsec
15 14 (20.59%) Palo Alto
15 14 (20.59%) AWS
16 13 (19.12%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (17.65%) IaaS
17 12 (17.65%) Linux

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 32 (47.06%) Azure
2 19 (27.94%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (20.59%) AWS
4 12 (17.65%) IaaS
5 11 (16.18%) SaaS
6 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.47%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (1.47%) GCP
7 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (72.06%) WAN
2 44 (64.71%) LAN
3 29 (42.65%) Firewall
4 25 (36.76%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (33.82%) BGP
6 22 (32.35%) Ethernet
6 22 (32.35%) VLAN
7 21 (30.88%) OSPF
7 21 (30.88%) VPN
8 20 (29.41%) DNS
9 19 (27.94%) DHCP
10 14 (20.59%) IPsec
11 13 (19.12%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (16.18%) SNMP
12 11 (16.18%) SSL
12 11 (16.18%) Wireless
13 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
14 7 (10.29%) Broadband
14 7 (10.29%) IPv4
14 7 (10.29%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) DB2
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) JIRA
1 3 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (4.41%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (41.18%) Social Skills
2 23 (33.82%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.76%) Public Sector
4 6 (8.82%) Billing
5 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.88%) Finance
7 3 (4.41%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (4.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.47%) Banking
8 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Architect
3 11 (16.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (16.18%) Team Leader
3 11 (16.18%) Technical Leader
3 11 (16.18%) Technical Team Leader
4 9 (13.24%) Juniper Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) IT Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Designer
6 6 (8.82%) IP Architect
6 6 (8.82%) Network Architect
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.82%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (7.35%) Telecoms Designer
8 3 (4.41%) Telecoms Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Telecoms Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) SAML
1 1 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.82%) Data Centre
2 18 (26.47%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.29%) PKI
4 3 (4.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.94%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.47%) CESG
6 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.47%) EPoS
6 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Linux
2 9 (13.24%) Windows
3 6 (8.82%) Unix
3 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.47%) CentOS
5 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) ITIL
2 11 (16.18%) Asset Management
2 11 (16.18%) Service Management
2 11 (16.18%) Software Testing
3 10 (14.71%) Network Design
4 7 (10.29%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (10.29%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.82%) Adaptive Security
5 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (8.82%) eTOM
5 6 (8.82%) Information Management
5 6 (8.82%) Network Segmentation
5 6 (8.82%) Patch Management
5 6 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (8.82%) Software Delivery
5 6 (8.82%) TOGAF
5 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
5 6 (8.82%) Web Filtering
6 5 (7.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) Java
2 1 (1.47%) Perl
2 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.65%) CCNA
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (16.18%) MCSE
3 11 (16.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (10.29%) CCNP
5 4 (5.88%) CCIE
5 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.41%) CCSE
6 3 (4.41%) CISSP
6 3 (4.41%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.94%) Degree
8 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.47%) HND
8 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.47%) MCSA
8 1 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) GDPR
2 1 (1.47%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.47%) PMO
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.18%) VMware Workstation
3 5 (7.35%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.88%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.47%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Cisco Prime
1 6 (8.82%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (5.88%) QRadar
2 4 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (1.47%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (1.47%) Ansible
3 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (54.41%) Cisco
2 23 (33.82%) Microsoft
3 22 (32.35%) VMware
4 17 (25.00%) Juniper
5 14 (20.59%) Palo Alto
6 12 (17.65%) Symantec
7 11 (16.18%) F5
7 11 (16.18%) Veeam
8 7 (10.29%) Fortinet
8 7 (10.29%) SolarWinds
9 6 (8.82%) Barracuda Networks
9 6 (8.82%) Forcepoint
9 6 (8.82%) Sparx
10 5 (7.35%) CheckPoint
10 5 (7.35%) Oracle
10 5 (7.35%) Ruckus Wireless
11 4 (5.88%) EMC
11 4 (5.88%) IBM
11 4 (5.88%) Infoblox
12 3 (4.41%) Trend Micro