Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 345 343 285
Rank change year-on-year -2 -58 +44
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 715 866 1,153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.84% 0.87% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.15% 5.43% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 640 690 900
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,889 15,937 17,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.36% 15.93% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10,659 12,759 14,057
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the UK excluding London

MPLS
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for MPLS in the UK excluding London

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the UK excluding London

MPLS
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
South East -27 243 £55,000 +10.00% 48
North of England -12 171 £40,000 -9.09% 32
Midlands +22 125 £47,500 +2.70% 18
West Midlands +49 101 £50,000 +14.29% 13
North West +7 99 £39,000 -13.33% 13
East of England +43 98 £60,000 -4.00% 10
Yorkshire -8 68 £47,750 +12.35% 17
South West +16 53 £46,625 +15.12% 20
Scotland -5 32 £57,500 +4.55% 5
East Midlands -13 24 £40,500 -2.41% 5
Wales +10 11 £43,750 -20.80% 5
North East +12 4 £32,500 +62.50% 2
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 506 (70.77%) Cisco
2 381 (53.29%) Firewall
3 377 (52.73%) WAN
4 364 (50.91%) Cisco Certification
5 303 (42.38%) BGP
6 260 (36.36%) CCNP
7 258 (36.08%) LAN
8 252 (35.24%) VPN
9 209 (29.23%) OSPF
10 207 (28.95%) Juniper
11 175 (24.48%) Wireless
12 170 (23.78%) Windows
13 159 (22.24%) CCNA
14 156 (21.82%) Microsoft
15 152 (21.26%) Active Directory
16 148 (20.70%) Data Centre
17 147 (20.56%) Microsoft Azure
18 142 (19.86%) TCP/IP
19 141 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
20 136 (19.02%) Ethernet
21 128 (17.90%) DNS
22 127 (17.76%) VoIP
23 120 (16.78%) Office 365
24 118 (16.50%) VMware
25 117 (16.36%) ITIL
26 115 (16.08%) CheckPoint
27 109 (15.24%) VLAN
28 105 (14.69%) IPsec
29 104 (14.55%) Telecoms
30 96 (13.43%) DHCP

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 69 (9.65%) MS Exchange
2 28 (3.92%) IIS
3 26 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 25 (3.50%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.56%) Apache
11 2 (0.28%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.28%) Site Server
12 1 (0.14%) JBoss
12 1 (0.14%) SAS
12 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) BASE24
1 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 147 (20.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (16.78%) Office 365
3 56 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.96%) IaaS
5 13 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.40%) SaaS
7 8 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.98%) OpenDNS
9 6 (0.84%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 381 (53.29%) Firewall
2 377 (52.73%) WAN
3 303 (42.38%) BGP
4 258 (36.08%) LAN
5 252 (35.24%) VPN
6 209 (29.23%) OSPF
7 175 (24.48%) Wireless
8 142 (19.86%) TCP/IP
9 141 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
10 136 (19.02%) Ethernet
11 128 (17.90%) DNS
12 127 (17.76%) VoIP
13 109 (15.24%) VLAN
14 105 (14.69%) IPsec
15 96 (13.43%) DHCP
16 90 (12.59%) Network Security
17 80 (11.19%) Internet
18 74 (10.35%) WLAN
19 72 (10.07%) VPLS
20 70 (9.79%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.10%) Power BI
3 12 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.42%) Big Data
10 2 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.28%) MS Access
10 2 (0.28%) MySQL
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Hudson
1 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 104 (14.55%) Telecoms
2 65 (9.09%) Finance
3 36 (5.03%) Retail
4 20 (2.80%) Banking
5 11 (1.54%) German Language
6 9 (1.26%) French Language
6 9 (1.26%) Legal
6 9 (1.26%) Marketing
7 8 (1.12%) Back Office
8 7 (0.98%) Dutch Language
9 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.70%) Advertising
10 5 (0.70%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.56%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 321 (44.90%) Network Engineer
2 72 (10.07%) Architect
3 62 (8.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 51 (7.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 49 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 44 (6.15%) Analyst
7 43 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 39 (5.45%) Network Architect
9 38 (5.31%) Infrastructure Manager
9 38 (5.31%) Network Manager
10 36 (5.03%) IP Network Engineer
10 36 (5.03%) Project Manager
11 34 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
12 33 (4.62%) Consultant
13 32 (4.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 30 (4.20%) IP Engineer
15 29 (4.06%) Support Engineer
16 27 (3.78%) Project Engineer
17 25 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
17 25 (3.50%) IP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.36%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.68%) LDAP
3 10 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (0.56%) XML
5 3 (0.42%) JSON
5 3 (0.42%) WCF
6 2 (0.28%) HTML
6 2 (0.28%) REST
6 2 (0.28%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.28%) Web Services
7 1 (0.14%) .NET
7 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.14%) OAuth
7 1 (0.14%) OpenID
7 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 148 (20.70%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.90%) Fat Client
3 35 (4.90%) Thin Client
4 27 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.80%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.52%) CMDB
6 18 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.54%) Replication
8 10 (1.40%) Clustering
8 10 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (1.12%) NHS
11 6 (0.84%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
14 3 (0.42%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 170 (23.78%) Windows
2 91 (12.73%) Windows Server
3 89 (12.45%) Linux
4 49 (6.85%) Windows 10
5 43 (6.01%) Windows 7
6 42 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (1.68%) Unix
10 8 (1.12%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.70%) Solaris
12 5 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.56%) Android
13 4 (0.56%) CentOS
14 3 (0.42%) HPUX
15 2 (0.28%) SUSE
15 2 (0.28%) VMS
15 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (16.36%) ITIL
2 90 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
3 75 (10.49%) Load Balancing
3 75 (10.49%) Presales
4 73 (10.21%) Network Design
5 64 (8.95%) Project Management
6 63 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 59 (8.25%) Network Management
8 58 (8.11%) Change Management
9 57 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 50 (6.99%) Migration
11 49 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 47 (6.57%) Service Delivery
13 45 (6.29%) Kalman Filter
14 40 (5.59%) Email Migration
15 39 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
15 39 (5.45%) Problem Management
16 38 (5.31%) PRINCE2
17 37 (5.17%) Change Control
18 36 (5.03%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 50 (6.99%) SQL
2 31 (4.34%) Python
3 30 (4.20%) PowerShell
4 26 (3.64%) Perl
5 8 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.84%) VBScript
7 5 (0.70%) C
7 5 (0.70%) VBA
8 2 (0.28%) R
9 1 (0.14%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) Java
9 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 364 (50.91%) Cisco Certification
2 260 (36.36%) CCNP
3 159 (22.24%) CCNA
4 83 (11.61%) CCIE
5 78 (10.91%) Degree
6 48 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (6.15%) Security Cleared
8 36 (5.03%) JNCIE
9 32 (4.48%) SC Cleared
10 27 (3.78%) JNCIA
11 24 (3.36%) JNCIP
12 23 (3.22%) JNCIS
13 22 (3.08%) MCSA
14 21 (2.94%) CCDP
14 21 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (2.24%) MCSE
16 12 (1.68%) MCITP
16 12 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 11 (1.54%) DV Cleared
18 10 (1.40%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.11%) SLA
2 25 (3.50%) GDPR
3 19 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.54%) QA
5 9 (1.26%) PMO
6 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 152 (21.26%) Active Directory
2 69 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.82%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.26%) XenApp
7 7 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.98%) VMware NSX
7 7 (0.98%) vSphere
8 6 (0.84%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 6 (0.84%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.56%) vCloud
10 2 (0.28%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.28%) NFS
10 2 (0.28%) pfSense
10 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (4.48%) SCCM
2 22 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
2 22 (3.08%) Nagios
3 21 (2.94%) SCOM
3 21 (2.94%) vCenter Server
4 19 (2.66%) FortiGate
5 10 (1.40%) Cacti
5 10 (1.40%) QRadar
6 9 (1.26%) Ansible
7 8 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (0.84%) CSIRT
9 6 (0.84%) WSUS
10 5 (0.70%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.70%) Observium
10 5 (0.70%) Packer
10 5 (0.70%) Puppet
10 5 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
11 4 (0.56%) RANCID
Vendors
1 506 (70.77%) Cisco
2 207 (28.95%) Juniper
3 156 (21.82%) Microsoft
4 118 (16.50%) VMware
5 115 (16.08%) CheckPoint
6 85 (11.89%) F5
7 74 (10.35%) Citrix
8 70 (9.79%) SolarWinds
9 58 (8.11%) Fortinet
10 55 (7.69%) Meraki
11 49 (6.85%) Palo Alto
12 37 (5.17%) HP
13 36 (5.03%) Avaya
14 35 (4.90%) Riverbed
15 27 (3.78%) McAfee
16 25 (3.50%) Veeam
17 23 (3.22%) Aruba
18 22 (3.08%) Dell
19 19 (2.66%) Nokia
20 18 (2.52%) Extreme Networks