Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 306 269 300
Rank change year-on-year -37 +31 +9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 109 115 238
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.80% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.25% 4.61% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 69 94 185
10th Percentile £29,750 £39,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,313 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £60,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -17.50% +26.32% -9.52%
75th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £73,250 £82,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +19.57% -12.38%

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 2,076 2,495 4,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.60% 17.28% 16.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,527 2,003 3,383
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
75th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £72,900 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

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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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +14 60 £45,000 -25.00% 11
Berkshire +7 35 £57,500 -8.00% 7
Hampshire -49 27 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Oxfordshire - 16 £36,250 - 3
Surrey -11 13 £66,000 +3.94% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 12 £44,750 +13.29% 1
East Sussex -7 6 - -
West Sussex +4 2 £29,000 -56.72% 1
Kent -32 1 £34,500 -42.50%
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England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 85 (77.98%) Cisco
2 62 (56.88%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (56.88%) WAN
3 59 (54.13%) LAN
4 57 (52.29%) Firewall
5 44 (40.37%) VPN
6 40 (36.70%) Data Centre
7 38 (34.86%) BGP
8 37 (33.94%) VMware
9 36 (33.03%) CCNP
10 32 (29.36%) Juniper
10 32 (29.36%) OSPF
11 28 (25.69%) Windows
12 26 (23.85%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (22.94%) ITIL
14 24 (22.02%) TCP/IP
15 23 (21.10%) CheckPoint
15 23 (21.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 22 (20.18%) Security Cleared
17 21 (19.27%) Social Skills
18 20 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (18.35%) Azure
18 20 (18.35%) Internet
18 20 (18.35%) VoIP
19 19 (17.43%) Active Directory
19 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
19 19 (17.43%) Palo Alto
20 18 (16.51%) VLAN
21 17 (15.60%) Network Security
21 17 (15.60%) Microsoft

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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 (4.59%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.67%) IIS
2 4 (3.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.92%) SAS
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MicroStation
1 6 (5.50%) Revit
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.92%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.35%) Azure
2 16 (14.68%) AWS
2 16 (14.68%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (7.34%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (7.34%) IaaS
4 7 (6.42%) SaaS
5 6 (5.50%) Mimecast
6 5 (4.59%) Cloudflare
6 5 (4.59%) PaaS
7 4 (3.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) AWS Direct Connect
8 1 (0.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.92%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 62 (56.88%) WAN
2 59 (54.13%) LAN
3 57 (52.29%) Firewall
4 44 (40.37%) VPN
5 38 (34.86%) BGP
6 32 (29.36%) OSPF
7 26 (23.85%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (22.02%) TCP/IP
9 20 (18.35%) Internet
9 20 (18.35%) VoIP
10 18 (16.51%) VLAN
11 17 (15.60%) Network Security
12 16 (14.68%) DNS
12 16 (14.68%) SD-WAN
13 15 (13.76%) WLAN
14 14 (12.84%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (11.93%) DHCP
16 12 (11.01%) IPsec
16 12 (11.01%) SAN
17 11 (10.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) RavenDB
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (19.27%) Social Skills
2 17 (15.60%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.34%) Banking
4 7 (6.42%) Public Sector
5 6 (5.50%) Finance
6 5 (4.59%) Law
6 5 (4.59%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (4.59%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.75%) Legal
7 3 (2.75%) Local Government
7 3 (2.75%) Marketing
8 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.83%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.83%) Retail
9 1 (0.92%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 53 (48.62%) Network Engineer
2 24 (22.02%) Senior Network Engineer
3 17 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (14.68%) Architect
5 11 (10.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) IP Architect
7 8 (7.34%) Network Architect
8 7 (6.42%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Consultant
8 7 (6.42%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.59%) Project Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Solutions Consultant
10 4 (3.67%) Core Network Architect
10 4 (3.67%) Designer
10 4 (3.67%) Juniper Architect
10 4 (3.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.75%) OAuth
1 3 (2.75%) SAML
2 1 (0.92%) JSON
2 1 (0.92%) Middleware
2 1 (0.92%) MSMQ
2 1 (0.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (36.70%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.42%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.50%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (4.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.67%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.75%) PMI
7 2 (1.83%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.83%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.92%) Clustering
8 1 (0.92%) CMDB
8 1 (0.92%) iPad
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.69%) Windows
2 10 (9.17%) Linux
2 10 (9.17%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.67%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.92%) Android
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.94%) ITIL
2 23 (21.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (15.60%) Project Management
4 15 (13.76%) Presales
5 10 (9.17%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (9.17%) Service Delivery
6 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.34%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.34%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (7.34%) Migration
7 7 (6.42%) Network Virtualisation
8 6 (5.50%) CAD
8 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
8 6 (5.50%) DevOps
8 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure as Code
8 6 (5.50%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.50%) Risk Management
8 6 (5.50%) Service Management
8 6 (5.50%) Storage Management
9 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.01%) Python
2 3 (2.75%) SQL
3 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 62 (56.88%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (33.03%) CCNP
3 22 (20.18%) Security Cleared
4 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
5 15 (13.76%) CCIE
6 14 (12.84%) CCNA
7 13 (11.93%) CCDP
8 12 (11.01%) Degree
8 12 (11.01%) JNCIP
9 11 (10.09%) JNCIE
10 7 (6.42%) DBS Check
11 6 (5.50%) JNCIS
12 5 (4.59%) CCIE Service Provider
13 3 (2.75%) CITP
13 3 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (2.75%) PMI Certification
13 3 (2.75%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (1.83%) JNCIA
15 1 (0.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.75%) COBIT
2 3 (2.75%) GRC
2 3 (2.75%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.75%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) GDPR
3 1 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (17.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (8.26%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.42%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.75%) Firmware
6 1 (0.92%) Docker
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (11.93%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.75%) Ansible
4 2 (1.83%) Grafana
4 2 (1.83%) Icinga
4 2 (1.83%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.92%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.92%) Netcool
5 1 (0.92%) OPNET
5 1 (0.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (77.98%) Cisco
2 37 (33.94%) VMware
3 32 (29.36%) Juniper
4 23 (21.10%) CheckPoint
5 19 (17.43%) Palo Alto
6 17 (15.60%) Microsoft
7 13 (11.93%) Meraki
8 10 (9.17%) Adobe
8 10 (9.17%) Fortinet
8 10 (9.17%) HP
9 9 (8.26%) F5
10 6 (5.50%) ESET
10 6 (5.50%) Vectorworks
11 5 (4.59%) Aruba
11 5 (4.59%) Citrix
11 5 (4.59%) Darktrace
11 5 (4.59%) Forcepoint
11 5 (4.59%) Proofpoint
12 4 (3.67%) Oracle
12 4 (3.67%) SolarWinds