The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 319 362
Rank change year-on-year +11 +43  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 899 976 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.99% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 5.87% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 744 820 766
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,400
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 14378 16628 19302
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.13% 16.91% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11702 13814 15724
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,993 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

MPLS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MPLS in the UK

MPLS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the UK

MPLS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England +15 874 £50,000 +1.52% 84
London +20 355 £57,500 +4.54% 28
South East +21 225 £47,500 -5.00% 18
Berkshire +20 93 £55,000 - 5
North West -27 90 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Yorkshire +20 59 £45,000 - 7
Manchester -4 56 £45,000 - 10
East Midlands +53 50 £35,000 -17.64% 4
City of London -10 47 £65,000 +30.00% 8
East of England +10 45 £65,000 +23.80% 4
West Yorkshire +33 44 £42,500 +6.91% 5
West Midlands -19 43 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Hertfordshire +14 41 £68,750 +22.22% 3
Reading +14 38 £62,500 +4.16% 2
Leeds +16 30 £46,250 +23.33% 1
Oxfordshire +34 29 £52,500 -22.22% 1
Hampshire -11 29 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Surrey +24 28 £41,250 -12.23% 1
Birmingham +9 25 £45,000 +32.35% 5
Kent +24 21 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Cheshire -17 20 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +15 19 £30,000 -27.27%
Nottingham +10 18 £30,000 -27.27%
Bracknell +20 17 £50,000 -
South West -59 17 £40,000 +19.40% 1
Warrington +3 15 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North Yorkshire +4 14 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Slough +14 13 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Watford -4 13 £37,500 -31.81%
West Sussex -10 13 £37,000 -26.00% 2

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 with a requirement for MPLS.

1 1274 (70.46%) Cisco
2 1073 (59.35%) Firewall
3 1007 (55.70%) Cisco Certification
4 943 (52.16%) WAN
5 930 (51.44%) BGP
6 819 (45.30%) CCNP
7 778 (43.03%) OSPF
8 775 (42.87%) VPN
9 681 (37.67%) LAN
10 665 (36.78%) Juniper
11 511 (28.26%) Data Centre
12 434 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
13 396 (21.90%) CCNA
14 384 (21.24%) DNS
15 370 (20.46%) Windows
15 370 (20.46%) VMware
16 366 (20.24%) Wireless
17 365 (20.19%) F5
18 334 (18.47%) VLAN
19 322 (17.81%) Network Security
20 321 (17.75%) TCP/IP
21 310 (17.15%) Palo Alto
22 306 (16.92%) Telecoms
23 305 (16.87%) Network Design
24 304 (16.81%) Microsoft
25 303 (16.76%) Cisco Nexus
26 298 (16.48%) CheckPoint
27 292 (16.15%) Linux
28 287 (15.87%) CCIE
29 281 (15.54%) DHCP

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 159 (8.79%) MS Exchange
2 70 (3.87%) Skype for Business
3 66 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 31 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (1.27%) IIS
7 22 (1.22%) Apache
8 18 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 14 (0.77%) Drupal
11 9 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.28%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.17%) JBoss
14 3 (0.17%) nginx
15 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.055%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.055%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
4 6 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.055%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 143 (7.91%) Office 365
2 99 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.94%) IaaS
5 33 (1.83%) PaaS
6 29 (1.60%) SaaS
7 14 (0.77%) GitHub
8 13 (0.72%) Mimecast
9 11 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.44%) Akamai
12 6 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.055%) Bluemix
15 1 (0.055%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.055%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1073 (59.35%) Firewall
2 943 (52.16%) WAN
3 930 (51.44%) BGP
4 778 (43.03%) OSPF
5 775 (42.87%) VPN
6 681 (37.67%) LAN
7 434 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
8 384 (21.24%) DNS
9 366 (20.24%) Wireless
10 334 (18.47%) VLAN
11 322 (17.81%) Network Security
12 321 (17.75%) TCP/IP
13 303 (16.76%) Cisco Nexus
14 281 (15.54%) DHCP
15 269 (14.88%) IPsec
16 256 (14.16%) VoIP
17 242 (13.38%) Ethernet
18 240 (13.27%) EIGRP
19 217 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
20 184 (10.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (1.00%) MySQL
5 17 (0.94%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.22%) Big Data
7 4 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.22%) QlikView
7 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.17%) Riak
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.055%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.055%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.055%) JIRA
5 1 (0.055%) TeamCity
General
1 306 (16.92%) Telecoms
2 227 (12.56%) Finance
3 52 (2.88%) Marketing
4 39 (2.16%) Retail
5 33 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.66%) Banking
6 30 (1.66%) Legal
7 20 (1.11%) Electronics
8 19 (1.05%) Games
9 18 (1.00%) Law
10 14 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.66%) Back Office
12 5 (0.28%) French Language
12 5 (0.28%) German Language
12 5 (0.28%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.22%) Advertising
13 4 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
13 4 (0.22%) Front Office
13 4 (0.22%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 912 (50.44%) Network Engineer
2 313 (17.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 289 (15.98%) Senior Network Engineer
4 274 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 164 (9.07%) Support Engineer
6 147 (8.13%) Architect
7 142 (7.85%) Juniper Engineer
8 117 (6.47%) Consultant
9 110 (6.08%) Network Architect
10 105 (5.81%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 104 (5.75%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 102 (5.64%) Security Engineer
13 100 (5.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 100 (5.53%) Network Security Engineer
13 100 (5.53%) Network Support
14 96 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 76 (4.20%) Network Support Engineer
16 75 (4.15%) Analyst
17 67 (3.71%) Network Consultant
18 58 (3.21%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.76%) 802.1X
2 38 (2.10%) HTML
3 19 (1.05%) CSS
4 14 (0.77%) Silex
4 14 (0.77%) Symfony
4 14 (0.77%) Web Services
5 10 (0.55%) XML
6 6 (0.33%) RFC 2547
7 5 (0.28%) Middleware
8 3 (0.17%) POSIX
8 3 (0.17%) REST
9 2 (0.11%) CGI
9 2 (0.11%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.11%) SAX
9 2 (0.11%) WAP
10 1 (0.055%) FreeSWITCH
10 1 (0.055%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.055%) VXML
10 1 (0.055%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 1 (0.055%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 511 (28.26%) Data Centre
2 71 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 49 (2.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 37 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
6 34 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 27 (1.49%) Clustering
9 21 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
10 19 (1.05%) IVR
11 16 (0.88%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.66%) EMC VNX
13 11 (0.61%) PKI
14 10 (0.55%) Replication
15 9 (0.50%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.44%) Blackberry
16 8 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
16 8 (0.44%) Private Cloud
17 7 (0.39%) Digital Media
17 7 (0.39%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 370 (20.46%) Windows
2 292 (16.15%) Linux
3 234 (12.94%) Windows Server
4 143 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 115 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (5.14%) Unix
7 86 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 72 (3.98%) Windows 7
9 36 (1.99%) Windows XP
10 26 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (1.16%) Solaris
12 17 (0.94%) Windows 10
13 16 (0.88%) CentOS
14 13 (0.72%) Debian
14 13 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.55%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.39%) VyOS
17 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
19 3 (0.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (16.87%) Network Design
2 267 (14.77%) ITIL
3 228 (12.61%) Presales
4 158 (8.74%) Load Balancing
5 132 (7.30%) High Availability
6 102 (5.64%) Network Management
7 100 (5.53%) Network Monitoring
8 98 (5.42%) Change Management
9 94 (5.20%) Mentoring
10 92 (5.09%) Network Architecture
11 81 (4.48%) Service Delivery
12 67 (3.71%) Project Management
13 59 (3.26%) Low Latency
14 56 (3.10%) Migration
15 53 (2.93%) SIEM
16 52 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
17 49 (2.71%) Incident Management
18 48 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
19 46 (2.54%) E-Commerce
20 44 (2.43%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 84 (4.65%) Python
2 60 (3.32%) SQL
3 58 (3.21%) Bash Shell
4 57 (3.15%) Perl
5 39 (2.16%) PowerShell
6 26 (1.44%) PHP
7 21 (1.16%) C
8 18 (1.00%) Java
9 14 (0.77%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.50%) Ruby
12 4 (0.22%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.17%) C++
14 1 (0.055%) C#
14 1 (0.055%) Go
14 1 (0.055%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1007 (55.70%) Cisco Certification
2 819 (45.30%) CCNP
3 396 (21.90%) CCNA
4 287 (15.87%) CCIE
5 175 (9.68%) Degree
6 155 (8.57%) JNCIP
7 74 (4.09%) Security Cleared
8 67 (3.71%) CCDA
9 63 (3.48%) CCSP
10 61 (3.37%) SC Cleared
11 59 (3.26%) CCIP
12 56 (3.10%) JNCIA
13 52 (2.88%) JNCIS
14 44 (2.43%) CCDP
15 42 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
16 37 (2.05%) JNCIE
17 31 (1.71%) CCSA
18 29 (1.60%) MCSE
19 27 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
20 21 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.82%) SLA
2 56 (3.10%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.50%) PMO
5 5 (0.28%) QA
5 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.055%) GDPR
8 1 (0.055%) ISO 14000
8 1 (0.055%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 272 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 244 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (5.92%) Hyper-V
4 43 (2.38%) XenApp
5 41 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (2.05%) Terminal Services
7 31 (1.71%) vSphere
8 24 (1.33%) ProxySG
9 13 (0.72%) OpenSIPS
10 12 (0.66%) KVM
10 12 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (0.61%) XenServer
12 10 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.50%) Firmware
13 9 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.44%) vCloud
14 8 (0.44%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.39%) Xen
16 6 (0.33%) NFS
17 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 90 (4.98%) FortiGate
2 75 (4.15%) Nagios
3 52 (2.88%) SCCM
4 45 (2.49%) Cacti
5 35 (1.94%) WSUS
6 34 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
7 31 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
8 29 (1.60%) SCOM
9 26 (1.44%) Puppet
10 18 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
11 16 (0.88%) OpenView
12 15 (0.83%) OpenNMS
13 11 (0.61%) Ansible
13 11 (0.61%) ZABBIX
14 10 (0.55%) RANCID
15 9 (0.50%) Cisco CME
16 7 (0.39%) vCenter Server
17 6 (0.33%) HAProxy
17 6 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
18 5 (0.28%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1274 (70.46%) Cisco
2 665 (36.78%) Juniper
3 370 (20.46%) VMware
4 365 (20.19%) F5
5 310 (17.15%) Palo Alto
6 304 (16.81%) Microsoft
7 298 (16.48%) CheckPoint
8 165 (9.13%) HP
9 141 (7.80%) SolarWinds
10 122 (6.75%) Citrix
11 98 (5.42%) Fortinet
12 87 (4.81%) Avaya
12 87 (4.81%) Riverbed
13 67 (3.71%) Meraki
14 59 (3.26%) SonicWALL
15 51 (2.82%) Blue Coat
15 51 (2.82%) Brocade
16 43 (2.38%) NetApp
17 41 (2.27%) Huawei
18 36 (1.99%) EMC
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