Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 282 187
Rank change year-on-year -30 -95 +73
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 243 319 647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 1.04% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.36% 5.92% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 235 278 517
South East median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,300 £32,500 £36,150
90th Percentile £85,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -3.38% +3.50% +5.26%

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 4,534 5,392 7,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.68% 17.63% 21.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3,570 4,308 5,958
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -55 91 £62,500 +13.64% 12
Hampshire -18 62 £52,500 +25.00% 12
Berkshire -71 47 £62,500 +8.70% 9
West Sussex +16 33 £57,000 +34.12% 3
Surrey +47 31 £37,500 -21.05% 9
Buckinghamshire +27 26 £42,500 -29.17% 2
Oxfordshire +13 17 £90,000 +100.00% 1
East Sussex +3 12 £45,000 +28.57%
Kent -17 11 £45,000 -8.16% 1
Middlesex - 2 £31,500 -
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England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 176 (72.43%) Cisco
2 163 (67.08%) WAN
3 134 (55.14%) Cisco Certification
4 127 (52.26%) Firewall
5 118 (48.56%) LAN
6 96 (39.51%) BGP
7 95 (39.09%) CCNP
8 80 (32.92%) CCNA
9 73 (30.04%) Ethernet
10 71 (29.22%) VPN
11 68 (27.98%) Wireless
12 64 (26.34%) Data Centre
13 60 (24.69%) OSPF
14 58 (23.87%) Juniper
15 55 (22.63%) ITIL
16 50 (20.58%) Windows
17 48 (19.75%) CheckPoint
17 48 (19.75%) Windows Server
18 46 (18.93%) Network Design
19 45 (18.52%) CCIE
20 43 (17.70%) Microsoft
20 43 (17.70%) DHCP
21 40 (16.46%) DNS
22 39 (16.05%) VMware
22 39 (16.05%) Load Balancing
23 37 (15.23%) Cisco ASA
23 37 (15.23%) VLAN
24 35 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
25 32 (13.17%) Telecoms
25 32 (13.17%) 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 10 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (3.70%) IIS
3 5 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.06%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (8.23%) Office 365
3 17 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.23%) IaaS
5 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 163 (67.08%) WAN
2 127 (52.26%) Firewall
3 118 (48.56%) LAN
4 96 (39.51%) BGP
5 73 (30.04%) Ethernet
6 71 (29.22%) VPN
7 68 (27.98%) Wireless
8 60 (24.69%) OSPF
9 43 (17.70%) DHCP
10 40 (16.46%) DNS
11 37 (15.23%) Cisco ASA
11 37 (15.23%) VLAN
12 32 (13.17%) VoIP
13 30 (12.35%) TCP/IP
14 29 (11.93%) Network Security
15 24 (9.88%) EIGRP
15 24 (9.88%) IPsec
15 24 (9.88%) Skype
16 23 (9.47%) WLAN
17 21 (8.64%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.23%) Big Data
5 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.82%) Power BI
General
1 32 (13.17%) Telecoms
2 17 (7.00%) Banking
3 16 (6.58%) Back Office
4 11 (4.53%) Finance
5 5 (2.06%) French Language
6 3 (1.23%) German Language
6 3 (1.23%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.23%) Legal
6 3 (1.23%) Retail
7 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 113 (46.50%) Network Engineer
2 39 (16.05%) Network Manager
3 27 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 25 (10.29%) Architect
5 22 (9.05%) Cisco Engineer
5 22 (9.05%) NOC Engineer
6 20 (8.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (7.00%) Infrastructure Manager
8 14 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (5.76%) Network Architect
9 13 (5.35%) Engineering Manager
9 13 (5.35%) Network Engineering Manager
10 12 (4.94%) Network Operations Engineer
11 11 (4.53%) Analyst
11 11 (4.53%) Project Manager
12 10 (4.12%) Network Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 9 (3.70%) 3rd Line Technical Support
13 9 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (1.65%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.23%) .NET
4 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.41%) COM
5 1 (0.41%) OAuth
5 1 (0.41%) OpenID
5 1 (0.41%) RFC 2547
5 1 (0.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (26.34%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.53%) CMDB
3 10 (4.12%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (4.12%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.70%) BBC
5 8 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.06%) Replication
7 4 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.65%) iSeries
7 4 (1.65%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.65%) PMI
8 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.23%) NHS
9 2 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Fintech
10 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.58%) Windows
2 48 (19.75%) Windows Server
3 28 (11.52%) Linux
4 19 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.53%) FreeBSD
7 5 (2.06%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.65%) Unix
9 3 (1.23%) CentOS
9 3 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.82%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.63%) ITIL
2 46 (18.93%) Network Design
3 39 (16.05%) Load Balancing
4 29 (11.93%) Problem Management
5 28 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (10.70%) Change Management
6 26 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 26 (10.70%) Project Management
7 25 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (10.29%) ITIL V3
8 18 (7.41%) Change Control
9 17 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (7.00%) ITSM
9 17 (7.00%) Network Monitoring
9 17 (7.00%) Service Management
9 17 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (6.58%) Time Management
11 15 (6.17%) Analytics
11 15 (6.17%) Fault Management
11 15 (6.17%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.53%) SQL
2 8 (3.29%) Python
3 7 (2.88%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.06%) C
5 4 (1.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 134 (55.14%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (39.09%) CCNP
3 80 (32.92%) CCNA
4 45 (18.52%) CCIE
5 22 (9.05%) Degree
5 22 (9.05%) Security Cleared
6 21 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (7.41%) SC Cleared
8 16 (6.58%) CCVP
8 16 (6.58%) JNCIE
9 13 (5.35%) CCDP
10 12 (4.94%) CCSP
11 11 (4.53%) MCSE
12 10 (4.12%) JNCIP
12 10 (4.12%) LPIC
12 10 (4.12%) MCP
12 10 (4.12%) MCSA
13 8 (3.29%) HNC
14 6 (2.47%) JNCIS
15 5 (2.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.35%) SLA
2 16 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.94%) GDPR
4 5 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.65%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.65%) PMBOK
6 3 (1.23%) PMO
7 2 (0.82%) QA
8 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 28 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (10.29%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.06%) XenApp
4 5 (2.06%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.65%) vCloud
6 3 (1.23%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.23%) vSphere
7 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (2.06%) SCCM
2 5 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.65%) QRadar
3 4 (1.65%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.23%) Ansible
4 3 (1.23%) Nagios
4 3 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.82%) Netcool
5 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.41%) Cacti
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.41%) Graphite
6 1 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.41%) Nessus
6 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 176 (72.43%) Cisco
2 58 (23.87%) Juniper
3 48 (19.75%) CheckPoint
4 43 (17.70%) Microsoft
5 39 (16.05%) VMware
6 31 (12.76%) Riverbed
7 27 (11.11%) Avaya
8 24 (9.88%) McAfee
9 23 (9.47%) Citrix
9 23 (9.47%) Palo Alto
9 23 (9.47%) SolarWinds
10 13 (5.35%) Fortinet
11 12 (4.94%) F5
12 11 (4.53%) SonicWALL
13 9 (3.70%) Genesys
13 9 (3.70%) Meraki
13 9 (3.70%) Rackspace
13 9 (3.70%) Verint
13 9 (3.70%) Virgin Media
14 7 (2.88%) Aruba