Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 373 329 298
Rank change year-on-year -44 -31 +55
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 698 930 1,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.77% 0.93% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 5.57% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 633 771 963
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +1.06%
10th Percentile £28,854 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,900 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.31% +4.50% +5.26%

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 14,522 16,711 19,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.97% 16.63% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11,249 13,558 15,572
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £63,750
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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 -44 232 £52,500 +7.14% 34
North of England -25 186 £40,000 -11.11% 34
Midlands -17 135 £45,000 - 26
North West -14 113 £38,250 -15.00% 19
West Midlands +30 99 £50,000 - 17
East of England +26 96 £60,000 -4.00% 15
Yorkshire -27 67 £47,750 +8.52% 13
East Midlands -25 40 £45,000 +28.57% 9
South West +10 39 £45,000 +8.43% 18
Scotland -15 31 £56,250 -13.46% 7
Wales +1 10 £45,000 -18.54% 4
North East - 6 £32,500 - 2
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 477 (68.34%) Cisco
2 387 (55.44%) WAN
3 379 (54.30%) Firewall
4 357 (51.15%) Cisco Certification
5 291 (41.69%) BGP
6 268 (38.40%) LAN
7 256 (36.68%) VPN
8 251 (35.96%) CCNP
9 220 (31.52%) OSPF
10 197 (28.22%) Juniper
11 191 (27.36%) CCNA
12 165 (23.64%) Windows
13 162 (23.21%) Data Centre
14 148 (21.20%) Wireless
15 140 (20.06%) Ethernet
16 139 (19.91%) DNS
17 138 (19.77%) TCP/IP
18 137 (19.63%) Microsoft
19 133 (19.05%) CheckPoint
20 131 (18.77%) Active Directory
21 122 (17.48%) ITIL
22 115 (16.48%) VoIP
23 111 (15.90%) Cisco ASA
24 109 (15.62%) VMware
25 108 (15.47%) Microsoft Azure
26 97 (13.90%) Windows Server
26 97 (13.90%) VLAN
27 96 (13.75%) F5
28 95 (13.61%) Network Security
28 95 (13.61%) Linux

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 50 (7.16%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.01%) IIS
2 21 (3.01%) Skype for Business
3 20 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.72%) Apache
8 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.14%) CMS
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.29%) BASE24
2 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 108 (15.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (13.47%) Office 365
3 54 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.15%) IaaS
6 7 (1.00%) OpenDNS
7 6 (0.86%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.43%) PaaS
10 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 387 (55.44%) WAN
2 379 (54.30%) Firewall
3 291 (41.69%) BGP
4 268 (38.40%) LAN
5 256 (36.68%) VPN
6 220 (31.52%) OSPF
7 148 (21.20%) Wireless
8 140 (20.06%) Ethernet
9 139 (19.91%) DNS
10 138 (19.77%) TCP/IP
11 115 (16.48%) VoIP
12 111 (15.90%) Cisco ASA
13 97 (13.90%) VLAN
14 95 (13.61%) Network Security
15 93 (13.32%) DHCP
16 79 (11.32%) IPsec
17 72 (10.32%) WLAN
18 69 (9.89%) Internet
19 66 (9.46%) Cisco IOS
20 64 (9.17%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (1.58%) Power BI
4 10 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.43%) Big Data
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) Hudson
General
1 91 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 55 (7.88%) Finance
3 39 (5.59%) Retail
4 19 (2.72%) Banking
5 16 (2.29%) Back Office
6 10 (1.43%) French Language
6 10 (1.43%) German Language
7 9 (1.29%) Legal
8 8 (1.15%) Advertising
9 6 (0.86%) Italian Language
9 6 (0.86%) Marketing
10 5 (0.72%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 300 (42.98%) Network Engineer
2 63 (9.03%) Senior Network Engineer
3 62 (8.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 59 (8.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 53 (7.59%) Architect
6 49 (7.02%) Analyst
7 43 (6.16%) Infrastructure Manager
8 42 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 42 (6.02%) Network Manager
9 38 (5.44%) NOC Engineer
9 38 (5.44%) Project Manager
9 38 (5.44%) Support Engineer
10 33 (4.73%) Network Support
11 31 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 29 (4.15%) Consultant
13 28 (4.01%) Network Architect
13 28 (4.01%) Network Support Engineer
14 27 (3.87%) Security Engineer
15 23 (3.30%) IP Engineer
16 22 (3.15%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.58%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (1.29%) LDAP
4 5 (0.72%) XML
5 3 (0.43%) .NET
5 3 (0.43%) COM
5 3 (0.43%) HTML
6 2 (0.29%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.29%) JSON
6 2 (0.29%) REST
6 2 (0.29%) Web Services
7 1 (0.14%) OAuth
7 1 (0.14%) OpenID
7 1 (0.14%) RFC 2547
7 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 162 (23.21%) Data Centre
2 49 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.87%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.01%) Fat Client
5 21 (3.01%) Thin Client
6 16 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.86%) NHS
8 13 (1.86%) Replication
9 12 (1.72%) CMDB
9 12 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.29%) BBC
10 9 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.29%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.72%) EPoS
13 5 (0.72%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 165 (23.64%) Windows
2 97 (13.90%) Windows Server
3 95 (13.61%) Linux
4 45 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (5.73%) Windows 7
6 39 (5.59%) Windows 10
7 36 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (2.72%) Unix
10 18 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.58%) FreeBSD
12 8 (1.15%) Solaris
12 8 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.86%) CentOS
14 5 (0.72%) Android
14 5 (0.72%) HPUX
14 5 (0.72%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.72%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.43%) SUSE
16 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (17.48%) ITIL
2 81 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 76 (10.89%) Network Design
4 74 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (10.46%) Load Balancing
6 66 (9.46%) Project Management
7 64 (9.17%) Network Management
8 53 (7.59%) Presales
9 51 (7.31%) Problem Management
10 48 (6.88%) Change Management
11 44 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 41 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (5.73%) Migration
14 40 (5.73%) PRINCE2
15 39 (5.59%) Network Architecture
15 39 (5.59%) Service Delivery
16 38 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
17 36 (5.16%) Kalman Filter
18 34 (4.87%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (6.73%) Python
2 43 (6.16%) SQL
3 34 (4.87%) PowerShell
4 26 (3.72%) Perl
5 16 (2.29%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.58%) C
6 11 (1.58%) VBA
7 6 (0.86%) VBScript
8 1 (0.14%) C++
8 1 (0.14%) Java
8 1 (0.14%) PHP
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 357 (51.15%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (35.96%) CCNP
3 191 (27.36%) CCNA
4 86 (12.32%) CCIE
5 84 (12.03%) Degree
6 44 (6.30%) Security Cleared
7 39 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (4.44%) SC Cleared
9 30 (4.30%) JNCIE
10 28 (4.01%) JNCIP
11 25 (3.58%) JNCIA
12 23 (3.30%) CCDP
13 19 (2.72%) JNCIS
14 18 (2.58%) MCSA
15 16 (2.29%) CEH
15 16 (2.29%) HNC
15 16 (2.29%) MCSE
16 14 (2.01%) CompTIA Security+
16 14 (2.01%) GCIA
16 14 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (10.17%) SLA
2 31 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.86%) GDPR
4 9 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.86%) PMO
6 5 (0.72%) QA
7 4 (0.57%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 131 (18.77%) Active Directory
2 68 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.30%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.44%) XenDesktop
5 14 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.86%) XenApp
7 6 (0.86%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (0.86%) vSphere
8 5 (0.72%) NFS
8 5 (0.72%) pfSense
9 4 (0.57%) vCloud
9 4 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.57%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.43%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 33 (4.73%) SCCM
2 24 (3.44%) QRadar
3 23 (3.30%) Nagios
4 21 (3.01%) FortiGate
5 20 (2.87%) vCenter Server
6 17 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
7 13 (1.86%) SCOM
8 11 (1.58%) CSIRT
9 10 (1.43%) WhatsUp Gold
10 9 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
11 8 (1.15%) Cacti
11 8 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (1.00%) WSUS
13 6 (0.86%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.86%) Puppet
14 5 (0.72%) Ansible
14 5 (0.72%) Packer
14 5 (0.72%) RANCID
14 5 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 477 (68.34%) Cisco
2 197 (28.22%) Juniper
3 137 (19.63%) Microsoft
4 133 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 109 (15.62%) VMware
6 96 (13.75%) F5
7 72 (10.32%) SolarWinds
8 68 (9.74%) Citrix
9 58 (8.31%) Fortinet
10 55 (7.88%) Meraki
11 46 (6.59%) Riverbed
12 44 (6.30%) Palo Alto
13 41 (5.87%) Avaya
14 37 (5.30%) HP
15 36 (5.16%) McAfee
16 17 (2.44%) Extreme Networks
16 17 (2.44%) Nokia
16 17 (2.44%) Veeam
17 16 (2.29%) Dell
18 14 (2.01%) Red Hat