Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > South East
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 260 308 284
Rank change year-on-year +48 -24 -89
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 275 238 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.09% 0.83% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.51% 5.34% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 194 231 271
South East median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £35,400 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £87,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £51,750
% change year-on-year -5.00% -3.38% +3.50%

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 4,224 4,460 5,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.78% 15.61% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3,279 3,512 4,238
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,000
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 12 November 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 12 November 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
Hampshire +39 93 £45,000 -14.29% 11
Surrey +63 62 £47,500 +34.75% 8
Thames Valley +5 57 £46,000 -26.40% 16
West Sussex +11 38 £55,000 -3.51% 1
Berkshire +22 36 £45,000 -28.00% 11
Buckinghamshire -3 17 £70,500 +65.88% 3
Kent +3 16 £57,500 +27.78% 1
East Sussex 0 5 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Oxfordshire +8 4 £56,250 -37.50% 2
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England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 224 (81.45%) Cisco
2 205 (74.55%) Cisco Certification
3 168 (61.09%) CCNP
4 152 (55.27%) BGP
5 145 (52.73%) WAN
6 141 (51.27%) Firewall
7 127 (46.18%) LAN
8 115 (41.82%) OSPF
9 107 (38.91%) Juniper
10 92 (33.45%) CCNA
11 71 (25.82%) Data Centre
12 60 (21.82%) VPN
13 56 (20.36%) Network Design
14 55 (20.00%) DNS
15 52 (18.91%) Palo Alto
16 49 (17.82%) Ethernet
17 48 (17.45%) Telecoms
18 47 (17.09%) CCIE
19 43 (15.64%) TCP/IP
19 43 (15.64%) VMware
20 42 (15.27%) IPsec
21 41 (14.91%) F5
22 40 (14.55%) HSRP
23 39 (14.18%) Wireless
23 39 (14.18%) ITIL
23 39 (14.18%) CheckPoint
24 38 (13.82%) Network Architecture
25 37 (13.45%) Security Cleared
26 36 (13.09%) Fortinet
26 36 (13.09%) Azure

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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 11 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.64%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (13.09%) Azure
2 21 (7.64%) AWS
3 17 (6.18%) Office 365
4 12 (4.36%) IaaS
5 5 (1.82%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.73%) SaaS
8 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (55.27%) BGP
2 145 (52.73%) WAN
3 141 (51.27%) Firewall
4 127 (46.18%) LAN
5 115 (41.82%) OSPF
6 60 (21.82%) VPN
7 55 (20.00%) DNS
8 49 (17.82%) Ethernet
9 43 (15.64%) TCP/IP
10 42 (15.27%) IPsec
11 40 (14.55%) HSRP
12 39 (14.18%) Wireless
13 35 (12.73%) Cisco Nexus
13 35 (12.73%) RIP
13 35 (12.73%) VLAN
13 35 (12.73%) VoIP
14 33 (12.00%) DHCP
15 31 (11.27%) DSL
16 28 (10.18%) L2TP
17 27 (9.82%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.55%) Fiddler
2 7 (2.55%) Selenium
2 7 (2.55%) SpecFlow
2 7 (2.55%) Subversion
3 4 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.09%) JIRA
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (17.45%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.00%) Finance
3 21 (7.64%) Aerospace
4 18 (6.55%) Banking
5 6 (2.18%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.09%) Marketing
6 3 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 179 (65.09%) Network Engineer
2 55 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 38 (13.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 35 (12.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (6.91%) NOC Engineer
6 18 (6.55%) Architect
7 17 (6.18%) IP Engineer
7 17 (6.18%) Network Architect
8 14 (5.09%) IP Network Engineer
8 14 (5.09%) Juniper Engineer
9 11 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (4.00%) Designer
9 11 (4.00%) Network Designer
10 10 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.64%) Voice Engineer
11 9 (3.27%) Voice Network Engineer
12 8 (2.91%) Deployment Engineer
13 7 (2.55%) Design Engineer
13 7 (2.55%) Software Test Engineer
13 7 (2.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.36%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.09%) Web Services
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 71 (25.82%) Data Centre
2 34 (12.36%) Management Information System
3 22 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (4.00%) Fibre Optics
6 10 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (3.27%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.91%) BBC
8 8 (2.91%) PKI
8 8 (2.91%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.82%) IVR
10 4 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.73%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.91%) Linux
2 26 (9.45%) Unix
3 24 (8.73%) Windows
4 19 (6.91%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.45%) CentOS
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.36%) Network Design
2 39 (14.18%) ITIL
3 38 (13.82%) Network Architecture
4 36 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (11.64%) Project Delivery
6 28 (10.18%) Load Balancing
7 25 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 23 (8.36%) Proactive Management
9 19 (6.91%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (6.18%) Change Control
10 17 (6.18%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (5.82%) Project Management
12 15 (5.45%) Presales
13 14 (5.09%) Architectural Design
13 14 (5.09%) Enterprise Architecture
14 13 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 13 (4.73%) Migration
14 13 (4.73%) WAN Optimisation
15 12 (4.36%) Data Centre Operations
15 12 (4.36%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.09%) SQL
2 11 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.91%) C#
3 8 (2.91%) Python
4 2 (0.73%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.73%) Perl
5 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 205 (74.55%) Cisco Certification
2 168 (61.09%) CCNP
3 92 (33.45%) CCNA
4 47 (17.09%) CCIE
5 37 (13.45%) Security Cleared
6 33 (12.00%) Degree
7 27 (9.82%) JNCIS
8 23 (8.36%) JNCIP
9 22 (8.00%) SC Cleared
10 18 (6.55%) JNCIE
11 14 (5.09%) CCDP
12 12 (4.36%) JNCIA
12 12 (4.36%) MCSE
12 12 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (2.91%) CCIE Service Provider
14 7 (2.55%) HNC
14 7 (2.55%) HND
15 6 (2.18%) Chartered Engineer
15 6 (2.18%) MCITP
16 5 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.36%) SLA
2 3 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.64%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (4.00%) vSphere
4 7 (2.55%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.82%) NFS
5 5 (1.82%) XenApp
6 4 (1.45%) iptables
6 4 (1.45%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.45%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.09%) Docker
7 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (6.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.91%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (2.91%) SolarWinds Orion
2 8 (2.91%) vCenter Server
3 6 (2.18%) BMC PATROL
3 6 (2.18%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (1.82%) Ansible
4 5 (1.82%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.45%) vMotion
5 4 (1.45%) WSUS
6 3 (1.09%) Nagios
6 3 (1.09%) Puppet
7 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.36%) Netcool
7 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.36%) Salt
7 1 (0.36%) SCCM
7 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 224 (81.45%) Cisco
2 107 (38.91%) Juniper
3 52 (18.91%) Palo Alto
4 43 (15.64%) VMware
5 41 (14.91%) F5
6 39 (14.18%) CheckPoint
7 36 (13.09%) Fortinet
8 31 (11.27%) Citrix
9 27 (9.82%) Microsoft
10 22 (8.00%) Aruba
11 21 (7.64%) Meraki
11 21 (7.64%) SolarWinds
12 13 (4.73%) Brocade
13 11 (4.00%) HP
14 9 (3.27%) Huawei
14 9 (3.27%) ProCurve
15 8 (2.91%) Barracuda Networks
15 8 (2.91%) Forcepoint
15 8 (2.91%) Rackspace
15 8 (2.91%) Virgin Media