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

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 303 286 169
Rank change year-on-year -17 -117 +72
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 235 311 650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 1.01% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% 5.88% 9.44%
Number of salaries quoted 212 249 514
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
10th Percentile £33,850 £32,500 £32,150
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 4,289 5,288 6,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.05% 17.19% 21.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3,347 4,152 5,452
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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 17 January 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 January 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 -30 94 £62,500 +8.70% 20
Hampshire +9 54 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Berkshire -60 50 £62,500 +8.70% 12
Surrey +46 44 £45,000 -8.16% 5
West Sussex 0 33 £57,000 -12.31% 1
Buckinghamshire +32 24 £42,500 -29.17% 5
Oxfordshire +38 17 £90,000 +125.00% 3
Kent -16 4 £44,500 -9.18% 3
East Sussex +9 3 £45,000 +28.57% 1
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England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 167 (71.06%) Cisco
2 155 (65.96%) WAN
3 132 (56.17%) Cisco Certification
4 122 (51.91%) Firewall
5 107 (45.53%) LAN
6 98 (41.70%) BGP
7 96 (40.85%) CCNP
8 74 (31.49%) Wireless
9 69 (29.36%) OSPF
10 68 (28.94%) Ethernet
11 61 (25.96%) VPN
11 61 (25.96%) CCNA
12 59 (25.11%) ITIL
13 53 (22.55%) DHCP
14 52 (22.13%) Microsoft
15 51 (21.70%) Juniper
16 49 (20.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 48 (20.43%) Network Security
18 47 (20.00%) DNS
19 46 (19.57%) Data Centre
20 43 (18.30%) TCP/IP
21 42 (17.87%) VLAN
21 42 (17.87%) Load Balancing
22 38 (16.17%) Network Design
22 38 (16.17%) Telecoms
22 38 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
23 37 (15.74%) VoIP
24 35 (14.89%) VMware
24 35 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
25 34 (14.47%) Change Management

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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 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (3.83%) IIS
2 9 (3.83%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.40%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.70%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.85%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.85%) Site Server
Applications
1 25 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.43%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 49 (20.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (11.49%) Office 365
3 21 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.55%) IaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 155 (65.96%) WAN
2 122 (51.91%) Firewall
3 107 (45.53%) LAN
4 98 (41.70%) BGP
5 74 (31.49%) Wireless
6 69 (29.36%) OSPF
7 68 (28.94%) Ethernet
8 61 (25.96%) VPN
9 53 (22.55%) DHCP
10 48 (20.43%) Network Security
11 47 (20.00%) DNS
12 43 (18.30%) TCP/IP
13 42 (17.87%) VLAN
14 37 (15.74%) VoIP
15 35 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (12.34%) IPsec
17 28 (11.91%) DSL
17 28 (11.91%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (9.36%) VRRP
19 21 (8.94%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.28%) Big Data
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.85%) MS Access
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.43%) Power BI
General
1 38 (16.17%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.38%) Banking
3 8 (3.40%) Back Office
4 7 (2.98%) Finance
5 3 (1.28%) Legal
5 3 (1.28%) Retail
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) French Language
6 2 (0.85%) German Language
6 2 (0.85%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 111 (47.23%) Network Engineer
2 32 (13.62%) Senior Network Engineer
3 31 (13.19%) Network Manager
4 25 (10.64%) Architect
5 19 (8.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (8.09%) Network Architect
6 18 (7.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 16 (6.81%) NOC Engineer
8 13 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (5.53%) Engineering Manager
8 13 (5.53%) IP Network Engineer
8 13 (5.53%) Network Engineering Manager
9 12 (5.11%) Technical Support
10 11 (4.68%) Security Architect
11 10 (4.26%) Implementation Manager
11 10 (4.26%) IP Engineer
11 10 (4.26%) Lead Network Engineer
11 10 (4.26%) Network Security Architect
11 10 (4.26%) Principal Engineer
11 10 (4.26%) Principal Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.68%) 802.1X
2 10 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.85%) WCF
4 1 (0.43%) .NET
4 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.43%) OAuth
4 1 (0.43%) OpenID
4 1 (0.43%) RFC 2547
4 1 (0.43%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.96%) CMDB
3 12 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (2.98%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.55%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.28%) BBC
9 3 (1.28%) Clustering
9 3 (1.28%) NHS
10 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.85%) Replication
11 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.43%) IVR
11 1 (0.43%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.47%) Windows
2 33 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 20 (8.51%) Linux
4 13 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.28%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.85%) CentOS
7 2 (0.85%) FreeBSD
7 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.11%) ITIL
2 42 (17.87%) Load Balancing
3 38 (16.17%) Network Design
3 38 (16.17%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (14.47%) Change Management
5 27 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (10.64%) Network Management
7 24 (10.21%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (10.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (10.21%) Project Management
8 23 (9.79%) Kalman Filter
8 23 (9.79%) Network Monitoring
9 22 (9.36%) Problem Management
10 21 (8.94%) Change Control
10 21 (8.94%) ITSM
10 21 (8.94%) Low Latency
11 20 (8.51%) Analytics
11 20 (8.51%) High Availability
12 18 (7.66%) ITIL V3
12 18 (7.66%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.96%) SQL
2 11 (4.68%) Perl
3 8 (3.40%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.98%) Python
5 6 (2.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 132 (56.17%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (40.85%) CCNP
3 61 (25.96%) CCNA
4 34 (14.47%) CCIE
5 27 (11.49%) Degree
6 24 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (8.51%) Security Cleared
8 17 (7.23%) SC Cleared
9 14 (5.96%) MCSE
10 12 (5.11%) JNCIE
11 10 (4.26%) CCDP
11 10 (4.26%) JNCIP
11 10 (4.26%) JNCIS
11 10 (4.26%) LPIC
11 10 (4.26%) MCP
11 10 (4.26%) MCSA
12 5 (2.13%) CCSE
12 5 (2.13%) CISSP
12 5 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.70%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.64%) SLA
2 23 (9.79%) GDPR
3 12 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.13%) QA
5 2 (0.85%) PMO
6 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 29 (12.34%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.09%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.55%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.70%) vCloud
6 4 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.28%) XenApp
7 3 (1.28%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.85%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.85%) vSphere
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.40%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (2.55%) vCenter Server
3 4 (1.70%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.70%) QRadar
4 3 (1.28%) Ansible
4 3 (1.28%) SCOM
4 3 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.85%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.85%) Nagios
5 2 (0.85%) Netcool
5 2 (0.85%) SCCM
5 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.43%) Cacti
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.43%) Graphite
6 1 (0.43%) Nessus
6 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 167 (71.06%) Cisco
2 52 (22.13%) Microsoft
3 51 (21.70%) Juniper
4 35 (14.89%) VMware
5 32 (13.62%) CheckPoint
6 23 (9.79%) Citrix
6 23 (9.79%) SolarWinds
7 21 (8.94%) Palo Alto
8 19 (8.09%) Riverbed
9 18 (7.66%) Avaya
10 17 (7.23%) McAfee
11 14 (5.96%) Fortinet
12 13 (5.53%) Aruba
12 13 (5.53%) F5
13 11 (4.68%) Meraki
14 7 (2.98%) IBM
14 7 (2.98%) Ruckus Wireless
15 6 (2.55%) Dell
15 6 (2.55%) HP
16 5 (2.13%) Tufin