Period
to 19 February 2018

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 6 months to 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 380 286 324
Rank change year-on-year -94 +38 -43
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1,392 1,903 2,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.10% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.23% 6.60% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,097 1,549 1,797
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26,641 28,854 35,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 16.64% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,509 23,436 29,073
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the UK

MPLS
Top 15 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 6 months to 19 February 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
England -83 1,334 £50,000 - 137
UK excluding London -73 843 £47,500 - 110
London -80 532 £57,500 +9.52% 31
South East -110 312 £50,000 -4.76% 33
North of England +4 206 £42,500 +6.25% 29
Midlands +16 149 £41,500 -7.78% 13
East of England +40 106 £62,500 +25.00% 19
West Midlands 0 105 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Yorkshire +39 104 £42,500 +6.25% 12
North West -14 100 £43,000 +7.50% 17
South West +5 57 £41,000 - 12
East Midlands +24 46 £41,500 -7.78% 5
Scotland -48 40 £52,500 +25.00% 3
Wales -17 6 £55,242 -15.01% 1
North East -22 2 £20,000 -38.46%

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 with a requirement for MPLS.

1 1,080 (77.59%) Cisco
2 865 (62.14%) Firewall
3 782 (56.18%) Cisco Certification
4 724 (52.01%) WAN
5 674 (48.42%) BGP
6 631 (45.33%) VPN
7 618 (44.40%) OSPF
8 608 (43.68%) CCNP
9 524 (37.64%) LAN
10 476 (34.20%) Juniper
11 393 (28.23%) Data Centre
12 362 (26.01%) DNS
13 354 (25.43%) Cisco ASA
14 347 (24.93%) CCNA
15 326 (23.42%) CheckPoint
16 316 (22.70%) Wireless
17 307 (22.05%) CCIE
18 305 (21.91%) IPsec
19 299 (21.48%) Network Security
20 295 (21.19%) ITIL
21 291 (20.91%) F5
22 282 (20.26%) VLAN
23 280 (20.11%) VMware
24 272 (19.54%) Windows
25 269 (19.32%) VoIP
26 268 (19.25%) Cisco Nexus
27 257 (18.46%) EIGRP
28 254 (18.25%) TCP/IP
29 252 (18.10%) Microsoft
30 247 (17.74%) Active Directory

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 92 (6.61%) Skype for Business
2 65 (4.67%) MS Exchange
3 49 (3.52%) CMS
4 33 (2.37%) IIS
5 27 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 25 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (0.93%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.43%) SAS
12 3 (0.22%) Apache
13 2 (0.14%) CloudStack
14 1 (0.072%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.072%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.072%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.072%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.57%) ScheduALL
2 7 (0.50%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.072%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 124 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (7.61%) Office 365
3 98 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (3.16%) SaaS
5 28 (2.01%) PaaS
6 25 (1.80%) Akamai
6 25 (1.80%) IaaS
7 6 (0.43%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.43%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.29%) GitHub
10 3 (0.22%) G Suite
10 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.072%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.072%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.072%) Route 53
11 1 (0.072%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 865 (62.14%) Firewall
2 724 (52.01%) WAN
3 674 (48.42%) BGP
4 631 (45.33%) VPN
5 618 (44.40%) OSPF
6 524 (37.64%) LAN
7 362 (26.01%) DNS
8 354 (25.43%) Cisco ASA
9 316 (22.70%) Wireless
10 305 (21.91%) IPsec
11 299 (21.48%) Network Security
12 282 (20.26%) VLAN
13 269 (19.32%) VoIP
14 268 (19.25%) Cisco Nexus
15 257 (18.46%) EIGRP
16 254 (18.25%) TCP/IP
17 235 (16.88%) DHCP
18 219 (15.73%) Ethernet
19 217 (15.59%) Cisco IOS
20 181 (13.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.29%) Big Data
5 4 (0.29%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.22%) MySQL
7 2 (0.14%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.14%) OLTP
7 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 21 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.29%) Ant
4 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.29%) GitLab
4 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.29%) Maven
4 4 (0.29%) Subversion
4 4 (0.29%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.072%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.072%) GDB
6 1 (0.072%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.072%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.072%) Visual Studio
General
1 228 (16.38%) Finance
2 218 (15.66%) Telecoms
3 84 (6.03%) Banking
4 27 (1.94%) Retail
5 26 (1.87%) Advertising
6 24 (1.72%) Games
7 22 (1.58%) Legal
8 20 (1.44%) Marketing
9 19 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.72%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.65%) French Language
13 8 (0.57%) Billing
13 8 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.50%) German Language
15 6 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
16 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.29%) Dutch Language
17 4 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 650 (46.70%) Network Engineer
2 244 (17.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 152 (10.92%) Architect
4 145 (10.42%) Cisco Engineer
5 130 (9.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 91 (6.54%) Network Architect
7 90 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 83 (5.96%) Support Engineer
9 66 (4.74%) Consultant
10 63 (4.53%) Security Engineer
11 62 (4.45%) Network Support
12 59 (4.24%) Network Support Engineer
13 58 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
14 48 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 47 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 46 (3.30%) Analyst
16 46 (3.30%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
17 45 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
18 43 (3.09%) Team Leader
19 41 (2.95%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.45%) 802.1X
1 62 (4.45%) XMPP
2 43 (3.09%) HTML
3 33 (2.37%) XML
4 19 (1.36%) LDAP
5 18 (1.29%) RFC 2547
6 17 (1.22%) Web Services
7 11 (0.79%) Middleware
8 9 (0.65%) POSIX
9 8 (0.57%) REST
10 6 (0.43%) JSON
11 3 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.14%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.14%) VXML
13 1 (0.072%) Apache Flex
13 1 (0.072%) CSS
13 1 (0.072%) OAuth
13 1 (0.072%) OpenID
13 1 (0.072%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 393 (28.23%) Data Centre
2 145 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (5.03%) Clustering
4 64 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 33 (2.37%) Driving Licence
6 33 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.72%) Public Cloud
8 23 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
11 16 (1.15%) Replication
12 13 (0.93%) Eurex
12 13 (0.93%) User Experience
13 12 (0.86%) CMDB
14 11 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
15 10 (0.72%) Blackberry
15 10 (0.72%) PKI
15 10 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 272 (19.54%) Windows
2 169 (12.14%) Linux
3 141 (10.13%) Windows Server
4 67 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (3.45%) Unix
7 43 (3.09%) Windows 7
8 28 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (1.65%) Windows 10
10 18 (1.29%) Ubuntu
11 14 (1.01%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.86%) Solaris
13 10 (0.72%) CentOS
14 9 (0.65%) Android
15 8 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.50%) SUSE
16 7 (0.50%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.43%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.22%) Debian
18 3 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (21.19%) ITIL
2 241 (17.31%) Load Balancing
3 217 (15.59%) Network Design
4 130 (9.34%) Change Management
5 116 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
6 113 (8.12%) Presales
7 109 (7.83%) Network Management
8 96 (6.90%) Network Architecture
9 92 (6.61%) High Availability
9 92 (6.61%) Mentoring
9 92 (6.61%) Project Management
10 76 (5.46%) Service Delivery
10 76 (5.46%) SIEM
11 68 (4.89%) ITIL V3
11 68 (4.89%) Service Management
12 66 (4.74%) Migration
13 58 (4.17%) Incident Management
14 56 (4.02%) E-Commerce
15 55 (3.95%) Kalman Filter
16 51 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 97 (6.97%) Python
2 84 (6.03%) PowerShell
3 57 (4.09%) SQL
4 49 (3.52%) Perl
5 47 (3.38%) Bash Shell
6 34 (2.44%) C
7 17 (1.22%) PHP
8 15 (1.08%) Java
9 7 (0.50%) Ruby
10 5 (0.36%) C++
11 4 (0.29%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.29%) Scala
12 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 782 (56.18%) Cisco Certification
2 608 (43.68%) CCNP
3 347 (24.93%) CCNA
4 307 (22.05%) CCIE
5 151 (10.85%) Degree
6 139 (9.99%) JNCIP
7 79 (5.68%) CCDP
8 63 (4.53%) JNCIE
9 53 (3.81%) CCIP
10 51 (3.66%) CCVP
11 50 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 43 (3.09%) CISSP
13 40 (2.87%) Security Cleared
14 38 (2.73%) CCDA
15 37 (2.66%) JNCIA
15 37 (2.66%) JNCIS
16 36 (2.59%) CCSA
17 35 (2.51%) CCSE
17 35 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
18 34 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.45%) SLA
2 52 (3.74%) PCI DSS
3 51 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.58%) HIPAA
5 16 (1.15%) PMO
6 10 (0.72%) QA
7 8 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.43%) ISO 31000
9 4 (0.29%) GDPR
10 2 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.072%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.072%) NIST 800
System Software
1 247 (17.74%) Active Directory
2 177 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (5.75%) Hyper-V
4 35 (2.51%) vSphere
5 29 (2.08%) VMware NSX
6 25 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (1.51%) Terminal Services
8 19 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
9 17 (1.22%) XenApp
10 14 (1.01%) NFS
11 13 (0.93%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.86%) ProxySG
13 11 (0.79%) Firmware
13 11 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (0.72%) FreeRADIUS
15 9 (0.65%) iptables
16 7 (0.50%) KVM
17 6 (0.43%) Docker
17 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.36%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 86 (6.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 56 (4.02%) SCCM
3 50 (3.59%) Cisco UCCE
3 50 (3.59%) Cisco UCCX
3 50 (3.59%) FortiGate
4 49 (3.52%) Nagios
5 48 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (3.30%) Puppet
7 44 (3.16%) Cisco Prime
8 34 (2.44%) Terraform
9 32 (2.30%) Ansible
10 26 (1.87%) Cacti
11 22 (1.58%) QRadar
11 22 (1.58%) SolarWinds Orion
12 21 (1.51%) vCenter Server
13 15 (1.08%) SCOM
14 13 (0.93%) vRealize
15 12 (0.86%) WSUS
16 9 (0.65%) Backup Exec
16 9 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,080 (77.59%) Cisco
2 476 (34.20%) Juniper
3 326 (23.42%) CheckPoint
4 291 (20.91%) F5
5 280 (20.11%) VMware
6 252 (18.10%) Microsoft
7 235 (16.88%) Palo Alto
8 137 (9.84%) Citrix
9 129 (9.27%) SolarWinds
10 121 (8.69%) HP
11 92 (6.61%) Riverbed
12 90 (6.47%) Fortinet
13 78 (5.60%) Blue Coat
14 71 (5.10%) Avaya
15 69 (4.96%) Arista
16 58 (4.17%) Meraki
17 55 (3.95%) Aruba
18 33 (2.37%) Google
19 28 (2.01%) Dell
20 27 (1.94%) Forcepoint