Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 256 297 295
Rank change year-on-year +41 -2 -117
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 223 256 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 0.96% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.69% 5.99% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 162 219 233
South East median annual salary £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £32,600 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,250 £79,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 3,919 4,275 5,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.25% 16.03% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,042 3,311 4,219
South East median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £74,475 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +62 88 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Surrey +46 56 £57,500 +31.43% 3
Thames Valley -14 56 £60,000 -4.00% 7
Berkshire +6 38 £45,000 -14.29% 7
Buckinghamshire +4 18 £80,000 +45.45%
West Sussex -13 12 £55,000 -3.51%
East Sussex +13 6 £66,250 +10.42% 2
Kent +3 4 £45,000 +1.12% 2
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 160 (71.75%) Cisco
2 140 (62.78%) Cisco Certification
3 123 (55.16%) BGP
4 118 (52.91%) CCNP
5 110 (49.33%) WAN
6 99 (44.39%) OSPF
7 94 (42.15%) Firewall
8 88 (39.46%) LAN
9 82 (36.77%) Juniper
10 62 (27.80%) Data Centre
11 50 (22.42%) CCNA
12 47 (21.08%) VPN
13 46 (20.63%) Ethernet
14 45 (20.18%) ITIL
14 45 (20.18%) Wireless
15 43 (19.28%) IPsec
15 43 (19.28%) Telecoms
15 43 (19.28%) Security Cleared
16 42 (18.83%) VMware
16 42 (18.83%) DNS
17 41 (18.39%) Linux
18 37 (16.59%) Network Design
18 37 (16.59%) F5
19 35 (15.70%) Azure
19 35 (15.70%) Degree
20 33 (14.80%) Palo Alto
21 32 (14.35%) Management Information System
22 31 (13.90%) TCP/IP
22 31 (13.90%) VMware Infrastructure
22 31 (13.90%) Meraki

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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 5 (2.24%) Confluence
1 5 (2.24%) MS Exchange
1 5 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.79%) assyst
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.70%) Azure
2 23 (10.31%) AWS
3 10 (4.48%) Office 365
4 7 (3.14%) IaaS
5 4 (1.79%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.90%) Route 53
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 123 (55.16%) BGP
2 110 (49.33%) WAN
3 99 (44.39%) OSPF
4 94 (42.15%) Firewall
5 88 (39.46%) LAN
6 47 (21.08%) VPN
7 46 (20.63%) Ethernet
8 45 (20.18%) Wireless
9 43 (19.28%) IPsec
10 42 (18.83%) DNS
11 31 (13.90%) TCP/IP
12 29 (13.00%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (12.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (11.66%) RSVP
15 25 (11.21%) DSL
15 25 (11.21%) L2TP
15 25 (11.21%) RIP
16 22 (9.87%) DHCP
16 22 (9.87%) HSRP
17 18 (8.07%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (9.42%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.48%) Fiddler
2 10 (4.48%) Postman
2 10 (4.48%) Selenium
2 10 (4.48%) SpecFlow
2 10 (4.48%) Subversion
3 6 (2.69%) Vagrant
4 5 (2.24%) JIRA
5 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (19.28%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.97%) Finance
3 8 (3.59%) Aerospace
3 8 (3.59%) Banking
4 3 (1.35%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.90%) Publishing
5 2 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 135 (60.54%) Network Engineer
2 49 (21.97%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (8.97%) Juniper Engineer
4 19 (8.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 17 (7.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 14 (6.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (5.83%) Architect
7 13 (5.83%) Head of Engineering
7 13 (5.83%) IP Engineer
8 11 (4.93%) IP Network Engineer
9 10 (4.48%) Network Architect
9 10 (4.48%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 10 (4.48%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (4.48%) Software Test Engineer
9 10 (4.48%) Test Engineer
10 9 (4.04%) Principal Engineer
10 9 (4.04%) Principal Network Engineer
11 8 (3.59%) Design Engineer
11 8 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.69%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.38%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.69%) JSON
2 6 (2.69%) YAML
3 4 (1.79%) jQuery
3 4 (1.79%) RESTful
4 2 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 62 (27.80%) Data Centre
2 32 (14.35%) Management Information System
3 18 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 12 (5.38%) PKI
5 11 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (4.48%) Fibre Optics
7 7 (3.14%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.35%) CCTV
10 1 (0.45%) Clustering
10 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.45%) IVR
10 1 (0.45%) PMI
10 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.39%) Linux
2 25 (11.21%) Windows
3 24 (10.76%) Unix
4 16 (7.17%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.35%) Solaris
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.18%) ITIL
2 37 (16.59%) Network Design
3 29 (13.00%) Configuration Management
3 29 (13.00%) Network Architecture
4 26 (11.66%) Project Management
5 25 (11.21%) Presales
6 23 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (8.52%) Network Management
8 16 (7.17%) Computer Science
8 16 (7.17%) Load Balancing
8 16 (7.17%) Proactive Management
9 15 (6.73%) Artificial Intelligence
9 15 (6.73%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (6.73%) Service Management
10 14 (6.28%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (5.83%) ITIL V3
11 13 (5.83%) People Management
11 13 (5.83%) Web Filtering
12 12 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (5.38%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.52%) Python
2 17 (7.62%) SQL
3 10 (4.48%) C#
3 10 (4.48%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.04%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.69%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.79%) C++
6 4 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.79%) Perl
6 4 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 140 (62.78%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (52.91%) CCNP
3 50 (22.42%) CCNA
4 43 (19.28%) Security Cleared
5 35 (15.70%) Degree
6 29 (13.00%) SC Cleared
7 25 (11.21%) CCIE
8 22 (9.87%) JNCIP
9 21 (9.42%) JNCIS
10 20 (8.97%) JNCIA
11 12 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (4.04%) Chartered Engineer
13 9 (4.04%) HNC
13 9 (4.04%) HND
13 9 (4.04%) JNCIE
14 8 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (3.14%) CCDP
15 7 (3.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.14%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.90%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) NIST
System Software
1 31 (13.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.52%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.04%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.59%) Docker
5 7 (3.14%) vSphere
6 6 (2.69%) iptables
6 6 (2.69%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.79%) NFS
8 4 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.79%) XenApp
8 4 (1.79%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.35%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.90%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 17 (7.62%) Ansible
2 16 (7.17%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (5.38%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (4.04%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (3.14%) Puppet
5 7 (3.14%) Salt
6 4 (1.79%) Amdocs OSS
6 4 (1.79%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.79%) Icinga
6 4 (1.79%) Observium
7 3 (1.35%) Nagios
7 3 (1.35%) WSUS
8 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Graylog
8 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Netcool
8 1 (0.45%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 160 (71.75%) Cisco
2 82 (36.77%) Juniper
3 42 (18.83%) VMware
4 37 (16.59%) F5
5 33 (14.80%) Palo Alto
6 31 (13.90%) Meraki
7 24 (10.76%) Citrix
7 24 (10.76%) Microsoft
8 19 (8.52%) Huawei
9 17 (7.62%) Fortinet
10 15 (6.73%) CheckPoint
11 13 (5.83%) HP
11 13 (5.83%) Ruckus Wireless
12 12 (5.38%) Barracuda Networks
12 12 (5.38%) Forcepoint
12 12 (5.38%) SolarWinds
13 11 (4.93%) Brocade
14 10 (4.48%) BT
15 9 (4.04%) Sun
16 8 (3.59%) ProCurve