Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 169 233
Rank change year-on-year -109 +64 -16
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 308 646 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 2.02% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.75% 9.34% 7.08%
Number of salaries quoted 247 512 476
South East median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 5,356 6,919 8,046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.29% 21.66% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4,206 5,485 6,667
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,141
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.95% +8.99%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the South East over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 18 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
Thames Valley -44 150 £57,500 -2.13% 14
Berkshire -10 123 £57,500 - 9
Hampshire -98 58 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Kent +29 40 £49,000 -10.91% 4
Surrey -93 34 £49,000 +3.16% 4
West Sussex -22 19 £65,000 +16.07% 2
Buckinghamshire -23 17 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Oxfordshire -23 10 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Middlesex +13 2 £65,000 +42.86%
East Sussex -38 2 £35,000 -26.32%
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England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 250 (81.17%) Cisco
2 199 (64.61%) Firewall
3 187 (60.71%) WAN
4 186 (60.39%) Cisco Certification
5 156 (50.65%) CCNP
6 146 (47.40%) OSPF
7 143 (46.43%) BGP
8 130 (42.21%) Cisco ASA
9 129 (41.88%) Juniper
10 109 (35.39%) Load Balancing
11 104 (33.77%) VPN
12 103 (33.44%) CheckPoint
13 102 (33.12%) ITIL
14 99 (32.14%) F5
15 92 (29.87%) LAN
16 90 (29.22%) CCIE
17 88 (28.57%) DNS
18 87 (28.25%) CCNA
19 83 (26.95%) IPsec
19 83 (26.95%) Data Centre
20 74 (24.03%) Ethernet
21 73 (23.70%) Palo Alto
22 72 (23.38%) TCP/IP
23 66 (21.43%) VLAN
24 65 (21.10%) SSL
25 59 (19.16%) Wireless
26 58 (18.83%) Network Design
27 57 (18.51%) Microsoft
28 56 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
29 54 (17.53%) Network Security

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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 18 (5.84%) Skype for Business
2 16 (5.19%) IIS
3 9 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.95%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.30%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.95%) Office 365
4 4 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.30%) GitHub
4 4 (1.30%) SaaS
5 2 (0.65%) IaaS
5 2 (0.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) G Suite
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 199 (64.61%) Firewall
2 187 (60.71%) WAN
3 146 (47.40%) OSPF
4 143 (46.43%) BGP
5 130 (42.21%) Cisco ASA
6 104 (33.77%) VPN
7 92 (29.87%) LAN
8 88 (28.57%) DNS
9 83 (26.95%) IPsec
10 74 (24.03%) Ethernet
11 72 (23.38%) TCP/IP
12 66 (21.43%) VLAN
13 65 (21.10%) SSL
14 59 (19.16%) Wireless
15 56 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
16 54 (17.53%) Network Security
17 50 (16.23%) DHCP
18 44 (14.29%) WLAN
19 42 (13.64%) VoIP
20 40 (12.99%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.30%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Ant
1 4 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (1.30%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.30%) GitLab
1 4 (1.30%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.30%) Maven
1 4 (1.30%) Subversion
1 4 (1.30%) Vagrant
General
1 38 (12.34%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.55%) Advertising
2 14 (4.55%) Finance
3 8 (2.60%) Billing
3 8 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.27%) Marketing
5 4 (1.30%) Retail
6 3 (0.97%) Banking
6 3 (0.97%) Electronics
6 3 (0.97%) Legal
7 2 (0.65%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 159 (51.62%) Network Engineer
2 47 (15.26%) Senior Network Engineer
3 38 (12.34%) Architect
4 32 (10.39%) Cisco Engineer
4 32 (10.39%) Deployment Engineer
5 31 (10.06%) WAN Engineer
6 30 (9.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 30 (9.74%) Network Architect
7 22 (7.14%) Network Deployment Engineer
8 20 (6.49%) Consultant
8 20 (6.49%) Support Engineer
9 17 (5.52%) Network Support
9 17 (5.52%) Network Support Engineer
10 14 (4.55%) Administrator
10 14 (4.55%) Security Engineer
10 14 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
11 13 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.22%) Network Security Engineer
11 13 (4.22%) Security Architect
12 12 (3.90%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.25%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.92%) RFC 2547
2 9 (2.92%) Web Services
3 7 (2.27%) POSIX
4 4 (1.30%) JSON
4 4 (1.30%) REST
5 1 (0.32%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 83 (26.95%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (8.77%) Computer Science
4 24 (7.79%) Clustering
5 16 (5.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (3.57%) CMDB
6 11 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.25%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (2.60%) FlexPod
9 8 (2.60%) PKI
10 7 (2.27%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.62%) Replication
12 4 (1.30%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
15 1 (0.32%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.21%) Windows
2 38 (12.34%) Linux
3 22 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.87%) Unix
5 11 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.30%) CentOS
8 4 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.30%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.97%) Android
9 3 (0.97%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.97%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (35.39%) Load Balancing
2 102 (33.12%) ITIL
3 58 (18.83%) Network Design
4 52 (16.88%) Network Monitoring
5 46 (14.94%) Change Management
6 40 (12.99%) Presales
7 35 (11.36%) Network Architecture
8 34 (11.04%) High Availability
9 31 (10.06%) Incident Management
9 31 (10.06%) ITIL V3
10 26 (8.44%) Service Delivery
11 25 (8.12%) Migration
12 23 (7.47%) Task Automation
13 18 (5.84%) Process Management
14 17 (5.52%) Network Management
14 17 (5.52%) SIEM
15 16 (5.19%) Mentoring
15 16 (5.19%) Risk Management
15 16 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (4.87%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.71%) Python
2 29 (9.42%) Bash Shell
3 28 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 26 (8.44%) Perl
5 24 (7.79%) SQL
6 8 (2.60%) Java
7 4 (1.30%) C
7 4 (1.30%) C++
7 4 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.30%) Ruby
7 4 (1.30%) Scala
7 4 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 186 (60.39%) Cisco Certification
2 156 (50.65%) CCNP
3 90 (29.22%) CCIE
4 87 (28.25%) CCNA
5 32 (10.39%) JNCIP
6 30 (9.74%) Degree
7 29 (9.42%) CCDP
8 19 (6.17%) JNCIE
8 19 (6.17%) SC Cleared
8 19 (6.17%) Security Cleared
9 16 (5.19%) CCDA
9 16 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (5.19%) JNCIA
10 15 (4.87%) CCSE
11 12 (3.90%) CCIP
11 12 (3.90%) CISSP
12 11 (3.57%) JNCIS
13 9 (2.92%) CCSA
14 8 (2.60%) IISP
14 8 (2.60%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.66%) SLA
2 22 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 21 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (5.84%) HIPAA
5 8 (2.60%) QA
6 3 (0.97%) PMO
7 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (12.66%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.84%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.25%) FreeRADIUS
4 10 (3.25%) NFS
4 10 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 9 (2.92%) ProxySG
6 7 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.62%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.30%) Docker
8 4 (1.30%) Firmware
9 3 (0.97%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.97%) vSphere
10 1 (0.32%) Squid
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 22 (7.14%) Terraform
2 15 (4.87%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (4.22%) FortiGate
4 11 (3.57%) SCCM
5 10 (3.25%) SolarWinds Orion
6 9 (2.92%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.60%) Nagios
7 8 (2.60%) QRadar
8 7 (2.27%) Ansible
9 6 (1.95%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.30%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.30%) Puppet
10 4 (1.30%) Salt
11 3 (0.97%) SCOM
12 2 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
13 1 (0.32%) Cacti
13 1 (0.32%) HP SIM
13 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 250 (81.17%) Cisco
2 129 (41.88%) Juniper
3 103 (33.44%) CheckPoint
4 99 (32.14%) F5
5 73 (23.70%) Palo Alto
6 57 (18.51%) Microsoft
7 54 (17.53%) HP
7 54 (17.53%) VMware
8 49 (15.91%) SolarWinds
9 27 (8.77%) Aruba
9 27 (8.77%) Fortinet
10 22 (7.14%) Avaya
11 17 (5.52%) Veeam
12 15 (4.87%) Meraki
12 15 (4.87%) ProCurve
13 13 (4.22%) Citrix
13 13 (4.22%) Forcepoint
13 13 (4.22%) NetScout
14 11 (3.57%) Blue Coat
15 10 (3.25%) Sourcefire