Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 293 297
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4 -92
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 129 242 287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 0.92% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.75% 5.62% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 101 202 241
Median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% -9.52% +0.48%
10th Percentile £39,000 £32,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +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 2,713 4,309 5,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.96% 16.43% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,083 3,354 4,017
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,150
90th Percentile £73,300 £71,250 £67,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

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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 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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
Hampshire +65 57 £45,000 - 1
Thames Valley +17 32 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Berkshire +39 22 £62,500 +31.58% 1
Surrey +31 21 £61,750 +37.22%
Buckinghamshire +14 10 £36,500 -40.65% 1
Kent +38 9 £55,000 -1.79%
East Sussex +32 8 £67,500 -
West Sussex 0 1 £67,000 +44.86%
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England

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 92 (71.32%) Cisco
2 69 (53.49%) Cisco Certification
3 67 (51.94%) WAN
4 62 (48.06%) CCNP
5 52 (40.31%) ITIL
6 51 (39.53%) BGP
6 51 (39.53%) Firewall
7 39 (30.23%) Juniper
8 34 (26.36%) Ethernet
8 34 (26.36%) LAN
9 33 (25.58%) OSPF
10 32 (24.81%) Data Centre
11 31 (24.03%) VPN
12 29 (22.48%) VMware
13 26 (20.16%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (20.16%) Wireless
13 26 (20.16%) Meraki
14 25 (19.38%) CCNA
14 25 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (16.28%) Telecoms
16 20 (15.50%) Project Management
16 20 (15.50%) Linux
17 19 (14.73%) TCP/IP
17 19 (14.73%) VLAN
18 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
18 17 (13.18%) F5
18 17 (13.18%) CheckPoint
19 16 (12.40%) ITIL V3
19 16 (12.40%) VPLS
19 16 (12.40%) Degree

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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 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.33%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) assyst
1 4 (3.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.30%) AWS
2 11 (8.53%) Azure
3 10 (7.75%) Office 365
4 2 (1.55%) Route 53
4 2 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 67 (51.94%) WAN
2 51 (39.53%) BGP
2 51 (39.53%) Firewall
3 34 (26.36%) Ethernet
3 34 (26.36%) LAN
4 33 (25.58%) OSPF
5 31 (24.03%) VPN
6 26 (20.16%) Wi-Fi
6 26 (20.16%) Wireless
7 19 (14.73%) TCP/IP
7 19 (14.73%) VLAN
8 16 (12.40%) VPLS
9 15 (11.63%) Broadband
9 15 (11.63%) IPsec
9 15 (11.63%) VoIP
10 14 (10.85%) DNS
10 14 (10.85%) Network Security
11 13 (10.08%) DHCP
12 12 (9.30%) IPv6
13 11 (8.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.75%) Big Data
2 7 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.65%) Vagrant
3 3 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 21 (16.28%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.85%) Finance
3 5 (3.88%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Billing
4 2 (1.55%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 49 (37.98%) Network Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) Senior Network Engineer
3 13 (10.08%) IT Manager
3 13 (10.08%) Network Manager
4 11 (8.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (8.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) Architect
5 10 (7.75%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (6.20%) Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) Head of Engineering
6 8 (6.20%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (6.20%) Operations Manager
6 8 (6.20%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) IT Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) IT Operations Manager
7 7 (5.43%) Juniper Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) JSON
1 6 (4.65%) YAML
2 4 (3.10%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.10%) jQuery
2 4 (3.10%) RESTful
3 2 (1.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (24.81%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (6.20%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.43%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.88%) PKI
6 4 (3.10%) Clustering
6 4 (3.10%) PMI
7 3 (2.33%) CCTV
8 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.78%) IVR
8 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Linux
2 15 (11.63%) Windows
3 8 (6.20%) Unix
4 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.33%) Solaris
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.31%) ITIL
2 20 (15.50%) Project Management
3 16 (12.40%) ITIL V3
3 16 (12.40%) Presales
4 15 (11.63%) Configuration Management
5 14 (10.85%) Network Design
6 12 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (9.30%) Service Management
7 11 (8.53%) Artificial Intelligence
7 11 (8.53%) Proactive Management
8 10 (7.75%) Analytics
8 10 (7.75%) Big Data Analytics
8 10 (7.75%) Coaching
8 10 (7.75%) Data Analytics
8 10 (7.75%) Mentoring
8 10 (7.75%) Network Architecture
8 10 (7.75%) Network Management
8 10 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (7.75%) Project Delivery
9 9 (6.98%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.30%) Python
2 7 (5.43%) Bash Shell
2 7 (5.43%) SQL
3 6 (4.65%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.10%) C++
4 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.10%) Perl
4 4 (3.10%) PHP
5 1 (0.78%) Java
5 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (53.49%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (48.06%) CCNP
3 25 (19.38%) CCNA
4 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
5 16 (12.40%) Degree
6 13 (10.08%) JNCIA
6 13 (10.08%) JNCIS
6 13 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (9.30%) JNCIP
8 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
9 9 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (6.98%) MCSE
10 8 (6.20%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (5.43%) MCITP
12 6 (4.65%) CCIE
13 5 (3.88%) HNC
14 4 (3.10%) PMI Certification
14 4 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (2.33%) CCIP
16 1 (0.78%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 25 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.08%) Docker
3 11 (8.53%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.65%) iptables
5 4 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) NLBS
6 1 (0.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (8.53%) Ansible
2 9 (6.98%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (5.43%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.65%) Puppet
4 6 (4.65%) Salt
5 5 (3.88%) Amdocs OSS
5 5 (3.88%) FortiGate
5 5 (3.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (3.10%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (3.10%) Icinga
6 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.10%) Observium
7 1 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.78%) CASB
7 1 (0.78%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 92 (71.32%) Cisco
2 39 (30.23%) Juniper
3 29 (22.48%) VMware
4 26 (20.16%) Meraki
5 17 (13.18%) CheckPoint
5 17 (13.18%) F5
6 14 (10.85%) Palo Alto
7 13 (10.08%) Microsoft
8 11 (8.53%) Huawei
8 11 (8.53%) Riverbed
9 10 (7.75%) BT
10 9 (6.98%) HP
11 8 (6.20%) McAfee
11 8 (6.20%) Ruckus Wireless
12 7 (5.43%) Sun
13 6 (4.65%) Arista
13 6 (4.65%) Citrix
13 6 (4.65%) Fortinet
13 6 (4.65%) SolarWinds
14 5 (3.88%) Barracuda Networks