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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / South East
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 161 169
Rank change year-on-year -18 +8  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 249 394 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.67% 2.02% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.70% 9.07% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 210 348 276
Median salary £49,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £37,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -4.04%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2861 4342 4785
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.16% 22.28% 21.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2314 3641 3626
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -26 94 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Hampshire -12 39 £52,250 +4.50% 2
Surrey +38 38 £45,000 -2.17%
East Sussex +44 27 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Oxfordshire +5 19 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Kent +23 16 £45,000 -18.18% 2
West Sussex +6 8 £37,000 -26.00% 2
Middlesex +10 5 £41,000 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire -15 4 £38,750 -3.12% 1
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 407 (76.07%) Cisco
2 349 (65.23%) Cisco Certification
3 291 (54.39%) BGP
4 279 (52.15%) CCNP
5 260 (48.60%) OSPF
6 243 (45.42%) Firewall
7 226 (42.24%) Juniper
8 201 (37.57%) WAN
9 192 (35.89%) VPN
10 158 (29.53%) LAN
11 155 (28.97%) Data Centre
12 124 (23.18%) CCNA
13 123 (22.99%) F5
14 119 (22.24%) Cisco ASA
15 115 (21.50%) Wireless
16 105 (19.63%) Presales
17 103 (19.25%) Network Design
18 101 (18.88%) Telecoms
18 101 (18.88%) DNS
18 101 (18.88%) VLAN
19 100 (18.69%) Ethernet
20 95 (17.76%) VoIP
20 95 (17.76%) IPsec
20 95 (17.76%) Palo Alto
21 87 (16.26%) CCIE
22 85 (15.89%) TCP/IP
23 82 (15.33%) Network Security
24 75 (14.02%) Cisco Nexus
25 71 (13.27%) Microsoft
26 70 (13.08%) Spanning Tree

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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 25 (4.67%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.37%) Apache
5 2 (0.37%) IIS
5 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.75%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.62%) Office 365
3 10 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.75%) IaaS
6 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 291 (54.39%) BGP
2 260 (48.60%) OSPF
3 243 (45.42%) Firewall
4 201 (37.57%) WAN
5 192 (35.89%) VPN
6 158 (29.53%) LAN
7 119 (22.24%) Cisco ASA
8 115 (21.50%) Wireless
9 101 (18.88%) DNS
9 101 (18.88%) VLAN
10 100 (18.69%) Ethernet
11 95 (17.76%) IPsec
11 95 (17.76%) VoIP
12 85 (15.89%) TCP/IP
13 82 (15.33%) Network Security
14 75 (14.02%) Cisco Nexus
15 70 (13.08%) Spanning Tree
16 68 (12.71%) DHCP
17 64 (11.96%) EIGRP
18 49 (9.16%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.37%) MySQL
1 2 (0.37%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.19%) Big Data
General
1 101 (18.88%) Telecoms
2 28 (5.23%) Finance
2 28 (5.23%) Marketing
3 10 (1.87%) Electronics
4 7 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.75%) Back Office
6 3 (0.56%) Advertising
6 3 (0.56%) Banking
7 2 (0.37%) Military
8 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 316 (59.07%) Network Engineer
2 108 (20.19%) Senior Network Engineer
3 103 (19.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 89 (16.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 67 (12.52%) Consultant
6 64 (11.96%) Juniper Engineer
7 57 (10.65%) Support Engineer
8 42 (7.85%) Network Consultant
9 38 (7.10%) Security Engineer
10 36 (6.73%) Network Security Engineer
11 35 (6.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 33 (6.17%) Architect
13 32 (5.98%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 32 (5.98%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 29 (5.42%) Network Architect
15 28 (5.23%) Firewall Engineer
16 25 (4.67%) Juniper Support
16 25 (4.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 24 (4.49%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
18 23 (4.30%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.11%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.24%) HTML
3 9 (1.68%) Web Services
4 4 (0.75%) SAX
5 3 (0.56%) POSIX
6 1 (0.19%) .NET
6 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.19%) Ajax
6 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.19%) CGI
6 1 (0.19%) CSS
6 1 (0.19%) HTML5
6 1 (0.19%) jQuery
6 1 (0.19%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 155 (28.97%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.11%) Linux Command Line
3 21 (3.93%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.74%) Driving Licence
5 13 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (1.50%) PKI
7 7 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.75%) Internet of Things
8 4 (0.75%) iPad
9 3 (0.56%) FlexPod
9 3 (0.56%) IVR
9 3 (0.56%) Machine to Machine
9 3 (0.56%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.37%) iPhone
10 2 (0.37%) iSeries
10 2 (0.37%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.19%) CMDB
11 1 (0.19%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.15%) Linux
2 64 (11.96%) Windows
3 22 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (3.36%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.87%) Unix
6 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.75%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.37%) Android
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (19.63%) Presales
2 103 (19.25%) Network Design
3 65 (12.15%) ITIL
4 41 (7.66%) High Availability
4 41 (7.66%) Load Balancing
5 25 (4.67%) Network Architecture
5 25 (4.67%) Project Management
6 23 (4.30%) Network Management
7 21 (3.93%) Change Management
8 16 (2.99%) Low Latency
8 16 (2.99%) Service Management
9 14 (2.62%) Customer Requirements
10 13 (2.43%) Service Delivery
11 12 (2.24%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (2.24%) Translating Business Requirements
12 11 (2.06%) ITIL V3
12 11 (2.06%) Operations Management
13 10 (1.87%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (1.87%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (1.87%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.06%) Java
2 10 (1.87%) Python
3 8 (1.50%) Perl
4 7 (1.31%) SQL
5 6 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.56%) C
7 2 (0.37%) Tcl
8 1 (0.19%) C#
8 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 349 (65.23%) Cisco Certification
2 279 (52.15%) CCNP
3 124 (23.18%) CCNA
4 87 (16.26%) CCIE
5 67 (12.52%) Security Cleared
6 63 (11.78%) JNCIP
7 48 (8.97%) SC Cleared
8 42 (7.85%) CCSP
9 37 (6.92%) Degree
10 31 (5.79%) CCIP
11 30 (5.61%) CCDA
11 30 (5.61%) JNCIA
12 21 (3.93%) JNCIE
13 15 (2.80%) JNCIS
14 9 (1.68%) CCDP
15 6 (1.12%) CCVP
16 5 (0.93%) CCSE
16 5 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (0.56%) HNC
17 3 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.98%) SLA
2 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.56%) QA
4 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
System Software
1 54 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.12%) Firmware
5 4 (0.75%) NFS
5 4 (0.75%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.75%) XenApp
6 2 (0.37%) KVM
6 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.37%) XenServer
7 1 (0.19%) Squid
Systems Management
1 34 (6.36%) FortiGate
2 11 (2.06%) Nagios
3 9 (1.68%) Cisco UCCE
3 9 (1.68%) SCOM
3 9 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (0.75%) WSUS
6 3 (0.56%) SCCM
7 2 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.19%) QRadar
8 1 (0.19%) Simpana
Vendors
1 407 (76.07%) Cisco
2 226 (42.24%) Juniper
3 123 (22.99%) F5
4 95 (17.76%) Palo Alto
5 71 (13.27%) Microsoft
6 65 (12.15%) CheckPoint
7 61 (11.40%) VMware
8 35 (6.54%) Riverbed
9 27 (5.05%) SolarWinds
10 25 (4.67%) HP
11 19 (3.55%) Avaya
12 18 (3.36%) Meraki
13 15 (2.80%) Fortinet
14 14 (2.62%) Aruba
15 13 (2.43%) Mitel
16 12 (2.24%) Draytek
17 11 (2.06%) NETGEAR
17 11 (2.06%) Polycom
17 11 (2.06%) Ubiquiti
18 9 (1.68%) Blue Coat
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