Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 345 237 276
Rank change year-on-year -108 +39 +64
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 105 55 271
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.59% 0.69% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.15% 3.52% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 81 47 191
10th Percentile £29,500 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £43,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +15.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £66,375 £58,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,000 £72,750
England median annual salary £50,500 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -3.81% +14.13% -8.00%

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 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 2,530 1,564 4,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.13% 19.65% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,715 1,283 3,334
10th Percentile £25,500 £29,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,638 £33,264
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £46,809
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.09% -1.45%

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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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -52 63 £45,000 -16.28% 4
Buckinghamshire -44 22 £43,000 +17.81% 1
Berkshire -66 22 £56,500 +2.73% 3
Hampshire -116 22 £46,250 -25.10% 3
Oxfordshire -17 19 £31,500 -16.00%
Surrey -61 14 £42,500 -19.05% 2
East Sussex - 6 - -
West Sussex -13 3 £47,000 - 2
Kent -50 1 £34,500 -42.50% 2
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England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 67 (63.81%) Cisco
2 55 (52.38%) LAN
2 55 (52.38%) WAN
3 49 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (44.76%) Firewall
4 47 (44.76%) Data Centre
5 43 (40.95%) VPN
6 38 (36.19%) BGP
6 38 (36.19%) Azure
7 37 (35.24%) VMware
8 34 (32.38%) Social Skills
9 32 (30.48%) CCNP
10 30 (28.57%) Windows
10 30 (28.57%) OSPF
11 29 (27.62%) Active Directory
12 27 (25.71%) Microsoft 365
13 26 (24.76%) Telecoms
14 25 (23.81%) Juniper
15 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
15 23 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (20.95%) AWS
16 22 (20.95%) VLAN
17 21 (20.00%) DNS
18 19 (18.10%) DHCP
18 19 (18.10%) CCNA
18 19 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 18 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
19 18 (17.14%) TCP/IP
19 18 (17.14%) CheckPoint
20 16 (15.24%) VoIP

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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 7 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.76%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.81%) IIS
3 4 (3.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MicroStation
1 6 (5.71%) Revit
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.95%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (36.19%) Azure
2 27 (25.71%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (20.95%) AWS
4 13 (12.38%) IaaS
5 7 (6.67%) SaaS
6 6 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (5.71%) Mimecast
6 6 (5.71%) PaaS
7 4 (3.81%) Cloudflare
8 3 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.90%) GCP
9 2 (1.90%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.95%) AWS Direct Connect
10 1 (0.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 55 (52.38%) LAN
1 55 (52.38%) WAN
2 47 (44.76%) Firewall
3 43 (40.95%) VPN
4 38 (36.19%) BGP
5 30 (28.57%) OSPF
6 22 (20.95%) VLAN
7 21 (20.00%) DNS
8 19 (18.10%) DHCP
9 18 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (17.14%) TCP/IP
10 16 (15.24%) VoIP
11 15 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (13.33%) Network Security
13 12 (11.43%) Internet
13 12 (11.43%) VPLS
13 12 (11.43%) Wireless
14 11 (10.48%) Ethernet
14 11 (10.48%) SAN
15 10 (9.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) DB2
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) JIRA
1 2 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (1.90%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (32.38%) Social Skills
2 26 (24.76%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.57%) Finance
4 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 6 (5.71%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.81%) Billing
5 4 (3.81%) Local Government
6 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (2.86%) Marketing
6 3 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (44.76%) Network Engineer
2 18 (17.14%) IT Engineer
3 14 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) Architect
4 12 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) Juniper Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) IP Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Network Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Core Network Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) IP Network Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Project Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Core Network Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Designer
8 5 (4.76%) IP Architect
8 5 (4.76%) IT Support
8 5 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) SAML
2 4 (3.81%) OAuth
3 1 (0.95%) JSON
3 1 (0.95%) Middleware
3 1 (0.95%) Web Services
3 1 (0.95%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (44.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.86%) Fibre Optics
5 3 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.90%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.90%) EPoS
7 1 (0.95%) CESG
7 1 (0.95%) CMDB
7 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.95%) iPad
7 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.57%) Windows
2 13 (12.38%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.62%) Linux
4 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.71%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.86%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.90%) CentOS
7 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.95%) Android
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (11.43%) Network Design
2 12 (11.43%) Presales
3 10 (9.52%) ITIL
3 10 (9.52%) Project Management
4 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.67%) Network Segmentation
5 7 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 7 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.71%) CAD
6 6 (5.71%) Migration
6 6 (5.71%) Network Virtualisation
6 6 (5.71%) Risk Management
6 6 (5.71%) Storage Management
7 5 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (3.81%) DevOps
8 4 (3.81%) Software Delivery
8 4 (3.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.67%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) Python
3 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.95%) Java
4 1 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (30.48%) CCNP
3 19 (18.10%) CCNA
4 13 (12.38%) CCIE
5 10 (9.52%) DBS Check
5 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 9 (8.57%) JNCIP
7 8 (7.62%) JNCIE
8 7 (6.67%) JNCIA
9 6 (5.71%) Degree
10 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (3.81%) CCDP
11 4 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (2.86%) CCSE
12 3 (2.86%) CISSP
12 3 (2.86%) MCSE
12 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.90%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.90%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.76%) SLA
3 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.90%) GDPR
5 1 (0.95%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (27.62%) Active Directory
2 23 (21.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.48%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.62%) VMware NSX
5 5 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.95%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.81%) WSUS
3 3 (2.86%) Ansible
3 3 (2.86%) QRadar
4 2 (1.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.90%) Grafana
4 2 (1.90%) Icinga
4 2 (1.90%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.95%) SCCM
5 1 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 67 (63.81%) Cisco
2 37 (35.24%) VMware
3 25 (23.81%) Juniper
4 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
5 18 (17.14%) CheckPoint
6 13 (12.38%) Palo Alto
7 12 (11.43%) Adobe
7 12 (11.43%) Meraki
8 8 (7.62%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.67%) F5
10 6 (5.71%) Darktrace
10 6 (5.71%) ESET
10 6 (5.71%) Ruckus Wireless
10 6 (5.71%) Vectorworks
11 5 (4.76%) Citrix
11 5 (4.76%) HP
11 5 (4.76%) Oracle
11 5 (4.76%) Veeam
12 4 (3.81%) Sparx
12 4 (3.81%) Symantec