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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 361 338 242
Rank change year-on-year -23 -96 +62
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 143 105 89
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.14% 4.48% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 97 74 74
10th Percentile £43,250 £29,150 £39,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £36,250 £41,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £45,000 £58,125
Median % change year-on-year +44.44% -22.58% +22.37%
75th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £66,938
90th Percentile £86,000 £72,500 £70,875
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +22.22%

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 3,458 2,346 1,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.98% 14.15% 18.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,029 1,685 1,598
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,100 £28,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £35,525
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,896
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -31 57 £67,500 +51.69% 5
Hampshire +27 40 £51,250 +13.89%
Surrey -26 31 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Berkshire +3 27 £76,250 +22.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -31 22 £72,500 +68.60%
Kent -45 15 £52,500 +52.17%
Oxfordshire -34 8 £50,000 +58.73%
East Sussex -8 1 - - 1
West Sussex -15 1 £41,250 +42.24% 1
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England

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 112 (78.32%) Cisco
2 98 (68.53%) WAN
3 97 (67.83%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (61.54%) BGP
5 84 (58.74%) Firewall
6 75 (52.45%) CCNP
7 69 (48.25%) LAN
8 64 (44.76%) OSPF
9 53 (37.06%) VPN
10 46 (32.17%) Wireless
11 45 (31.47%) SD-WAN
12 44 (30.77%) Social Skills
13 40 (27.97%) Cisco Nexus
14 39 (27.27%) Microsoft
15 37 (25.87%) Palo Alto
16 36 (25.17%) Juniper
17 35 (24.48%) Multicast
18 33 (23.08%) VMware
19 30 (20.98%) CheckPoint
19 30 (20.98%) Azure
20 29 (20.28%) ITIL
20 29 (20.28%) Wi-Fi
21 28 (19.58%) AWS
21 28 (19.58%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (19.58%) Data Centre
21 28 (19.58%) Collaborative Working
22 26 (18.18%) Organisational Skills
22 26 (18.18%) Patch Management
22 26 (18.18%) Cisco ISE
22 26 (18.18%) Service Delivery

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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 (4.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.80%) Apache
5 2 (1.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.98%) Azure
2 28 (19.58%) AWS
3 12 (8.39%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (5.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (3.50%) GCP
6 4 (2.80%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.70%) Azure DevOps
Communications & Networking
1 98 (68.53%) WAN
2 88 (61.54%) BGP
3 84 (58.74%) Firewall
4 69 (48.25%) LAN
5 64 (44.76%) OSPF
6 53 (37.06%) VPN
7 46 (32.17%) Wireless
8 45 (31.47%) SD-WAN
9 40 (27.97%) Cisco Nexus
10 35 (24.48%) Multicast
11 29 (20.28%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (18.18%) Cisco ISE
13 20 (13.99%) Ethernet
13 20 (13.99%) IP Telephony
13 20 (13.99%) IPsec
14 17 (11.89%) DNS
15 15 (10.49%) DHCP
16 12 (8.39%) Internet
16 12 (8.39%) Junos
16 12 (8.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (2.80%) MySQL
1 4 (2.80%) Power BI
1 4 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (5.59%) JIRA
General
1 44 (30.77%) Social Skills
2 28 (19.58%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (18.18%) Organisational Skills
4 13 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.59%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (2.80%) Games
7 3 (2.10%) Banking
7 3 (2.10%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.70%) Billing
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
8 1 (0.70%) Finance
8 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 34 (23.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (17.48%) Architect
3 25 (17.48%) Network Architect
4 21 (14.69%) Analyst
5 17 (11.89%) Cisco Analyst
6 16 (11.19%) IT Analyst
6 16 (11.19%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (11.19%) Senior Cisco Analyst
7 12 (8.39%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (8.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (8.39%) IP Architect
7 12 (8.39%) IP Engineer
8 10 (6.99%) Senior Architect
8 10 (6.99%) Senior Network Architect
9 9 (6.29%) Administrator
10 8 (5.59%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.20%) Network Administrator
12 5 (3.50%) IP Network Engineer
12 5 (3.50%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.80%) LAMP
1 4 (2.80%) REST
1 4 (2.80%) Web Services
2 1 (0.70%) SAML
2 1 (0.70%) WAP
2 1 (0.70%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.58%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.80%) Hedge funds
3 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.80%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.80%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.80%) Replication
4 1 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.79%) Windows
2 12 (8.39%) Linux
3 9 (6.29%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.10%) Android
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.28%) ITIL
2 28 (19.58%) Collaborative Working
3 26 (18.18%) Patch Management
3 26 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 25 (17.48%) Change Management
5 18 (12.59%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (12.59%) Decision-Making
6 16 (11.19%) IT Governance
7 10 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (6.29%) Load Balancing
9 8 (5.59%) Change Control
9 8 (5.59%) Information Architecture
9 8 (5.59%) Network Management
9 8 (5.59%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (5.59%) Project Management
9 8 (5.59%) Tech Ops
9 8 (5.59%) Validation
10 7 (4.90%) Creative Thinking
10 7 (4.90%) Infrastructure Automation
10 7 (4.90%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.79%) Python
2 8 (5.59%) PHP
3 4 (2.80%) Bash
3 4 (2.80%) Perl
4 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 97 (67.83%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (52.45%) CCNP
3 25 (17.48%) CCDP
4 23 (16.08%) CCNA
5 21 (14.69%) CCIE
6 16 (11.19%) JNCIP
7 15 (10.49%) Degree
8 11 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 10 (6.99%) JNCIE
9 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.50%) JNCIA
11 4 (2.80%) CISSP
12 3 (2.10%) CompTIA CySA+
12 3 (2.10%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.70%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) Cyber Essentials
1 6 (4.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 4 (2.80%) NCSC
2 4 (2.80%) NIST
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.10%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (9.79%) Ansible
2 4 (2.80%) WSUS
3 3 (2.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.70%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (0.70%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.70%) Netcool
4 1 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.70%) Terraform
4 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 112 (78.32%) Cisco
2 39 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 37 (25.87%) Palo Alto
4 36 (25.17%) Juniper
5 33 (23.08%) VMware
6 30 (20.98%) CheckPoint
7 18 (12.59%) F5
8 10 (6.99%) Dell
8 10 (6.99%) Nokia
9 9 (6.29%) Fortinet
10 8 (5.59%) Aruba
10 8 (5.59%) Brocade
10 8 (5.59%) Infoblox
10 8 (5.59%) SolarWinds
11 7 (4.90%) Citrix
11 7 (4.90%) Splunk
12 6 (4.20%) Ciena
13 4 (2.80%) Ruckus Wireless
14 2 (1.40%) Arista
14 2 (1.40%) Openreach