Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 282 311 212
Rank change year-on-year +29 -99 -11
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 249 257 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.94% 0.84% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.79% 5.09% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 194 215 409
South East median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £35,950 £34,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -

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 4,303 5,046 5,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.18% 16.52% 18.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3,308 3,949 4,563
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -

MPLS
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

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the South East over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 +6 70 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Hampshire +29 63 £45,000 -19.64% 15
West Sussex +16 46 £45,000 -21.05% 2
Surrey +31 45 £46,250 +2.78% 4
Berkshire -16 35 £47,500 -13.64% 6
Buckinghamshire +32 23 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Kent -8 16 £57,500 +4.55% 4
Oxfordshire +37 8 £63,000 -3.08% 2
Home Counties - 6 - -
East Sussex +12 2 £50,000 +11.11% 2
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 196 (78.71%) Cisco
2 155 (62.25%) Cisco Certification
3 140 (56.22%) Firewall
4 129 (51.81%) CCNP
5 127 (51.00%) WAN
6 110 (44.18%) BGP
7 104 (41.77%) LAN
8 91 (36.55%) Juniper
9 83 (33.33%) OSPF
10 80 (32.13%) VPN
11 79 (31.73%) CCNA
12 67 (26.91%) DNS
13 63 (25.30%) Ethernet
14 55 (22.09%) Data Centre
15 51 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
16 50 (20.08%) TCP/IP
17 49 (19.68%) Network Design
17 49 (19.68%) CCIE
18 43 (17.27%) Microsoft
19 42 (16.87%) CheckPoint
19 42 (16.87%) Palo Alto
20 41 (16.47%) DHCP
20 41 (16.47%) Load Balancing
21 38 (15.26%) SNMP
21 38 (15.26%) Cisco ASA
22 37 (14.86%) ITIL
22 37 (14.86%) DSL
22 37 (14.86%) Wireless
22 37 (14.86%) Telecoms
23 36 (14.46%) HSRP

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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 21 (8.43%) Skype for Business
2 13 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.80%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) nginx
4 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (20.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (12.45%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (7.23%) Office 365
4 15 (6.02%) IaaS
5 12 (4.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 11 (4.42%) SaaS
7 3 (1.20%) PaaS
8 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 140 (56.22%) Firewall
2 127 (51.00%) WAN
3 110 (44.18%) BGP
4 104 (41.77%) LAN
5 83 (33.33%) OSPF
6 80 (32.13%) VPN
7 67 (26.91%) DNS
8 63 (25.30%) Ethernet
9 50 (20.08%) TCP/IP
10 41 (16.47%) DHCP
11 38 (15.26%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (15.26%) SNMP
12 37 (14.86%) DSL
12 37 (14.86%) Wireless
13 36 (14.46%) HSRP
14 35 (14.06%) VLAN
15 31 (12.45%) VRRP
16 28 (11.24%) Cisco Nexus
16 28 (11.24%) VoIP
17 25 (10.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.01%) MySQL
3 2 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (4.02%) Fiddler
1 10 (4.02%) Git (software)
1 10 (4.02%) Selenium
1 10 (4.02%) SpecFlow
1 10 (4.02%) Subversion
2 4 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (14.86%) Telecoms
2 19 (7.63%) Banking
3 12 (4.82%) Finance
4 8 (3.21%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 139 (55.82%) Network Engineer
2 50 (20.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 45 (18.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 32 (12.85%) NOC Engineer
5 26 (10.44%) Architect
6 25 (10.04%) Senior Network Engineer
7 21 (8.43%) Network Architect
8 18 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.62%) Azure Engineer
9 14 (5.62%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.62%) Network Support
10 12 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
10 12 (4.82%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.42%) IP Engineer
11 11 (4.42%) IP Network Engineer
12 10 (4.02%) Juniper Engineer
12 10 (4.02%) Software Test Engineer
12 10 (4.02%) Support Engineer
12 10 (4.02%) Test Engineer
13 9 (3.61%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.02%) Web Services
2 8 (3.21%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.61%) WCF
4 2 (0.80%) .NET
4 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.40%) JSON
5 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.40%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.09%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.62%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (5.22%) BBC
5 12 (4.82%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.01%) IVR
7 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.61%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.20%) PKI
8 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.80%) CMDB
9 2 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.80%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.80%) Replication
9 2 (0.80%) TM Forum
9 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.04%) Windows
2 23 (9.24%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.02%) Linux
4 8 (3.21%) Unix
5 4 (1.61%) CentOS
6 2 (0.80%) VMS
7 1 (0.40%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.68%) Network Design
2 41 (16.47%) Load Balancing
3 37 (14.86%) ITIL
4 27 (10.84%) Performance Monitoring
5 24 (9.64%) Proactive Management
5 24 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (9.24%) Kalman Filter
7 20 (8.03%) Network Architecture
8 19 (7.63%) Architectural Design
8 19 (7.63%) Presales
9 18 (7.23%) Incident Management
9 18 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 17 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (6.83%) Statistical Analysis
11 14 (5.62%) Change Management
12 13 (5.22%) Migration
13 11 (4.42%) Line Management
13 11 (4.42%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (4.42%) Scrum
13 11 (4.42%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.24%) SQL
2 24 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.02%) C#
4 4 (1.61%) Perl
5 2 (0.80%) Python
6 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 155 (62.25%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (51.81%) CCNP
3 79 (31.73%) CCNA
4 49 (19.68%) CCIE
5 32 (12.85%) Degree
6 31 (12.45%) Security Cleared
7 26 (10.44%) JNCIS
8 17 (6.83%) CCDP
8 17 (6.83%) JNCIP
9 15 (6.02%) MCSE
9 15 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (4.42%) JNCIE
11 10 (4.02%) CCIE Service Provider
11 10 (4.02%) SC Cleared
12 7 (2.81%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.61%) CCENT
13 4 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.61%) GIAC
13 4 (1.61%) Master's Degree
13 4 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) GPG13
4 1 (0.40%) HAZOP
System Software
1 24 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.03%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.82%) Terminal Server
4 5 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.61%) iptables
6 2 (0.80%) vSphere
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.40%) Docker
7 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.40%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.40%) RHEV
7 1 (0.40%) vCloud
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (9.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (6.43%) vCenter Server
3 6 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.01%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (2.01%) SCCM
5 4 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.61%) vMotion
6 3 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.20%) SCOM
6 3 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.80%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (0.80%) Nagios
7 2 (0.80%) Netcool
7 2 (0.80%) TeMIP
8 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 196 (78.71%) Cisco
2 91 (36.55%) Juniper
3 43 (17.27%) Microsoft
4 42 (16.87%) CheckPoint
4 42 (16.87%) Palo Alto
5 35 (14.06%) F5
6 29 (11.65%) VMware
7 27 (10.84%) Fortinet
8 20 (8.03%) SolarWinds
9 19 (7.63%) Aruba
10 17 (6.83%) Citrix
11 14 (5.62%) Rackspace
12 13 (5.22%) Virgin Media
13 4 (1.61%) Avaya
13 4 (1.61%) Cognizant
13 4 (1.61%) Google
13 4 (1.61%) IBM
13 4 (1.61%) Meraki
13 4 (1.61%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.61%) SonicWALL