Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 419 312 312
Rank change year-on-year -107 0 -8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1,264 1,791 2,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 1.06% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 6.65% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,000 1,513 1,858
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -5.26% -5.00%

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 26,251 26,951 33,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.10% 15.94% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20,829 21,968 28,197
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the UK

MPLS
Top 16 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 25 May 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 -111 1,199 £52,500 +5.00% 162
UK excluding London -64 767 £49,000 +8.89% 102
London -136 466 £55,000 - 62
South East -103 291 £52,500 +0.48% 26
North of England -64 178 £42,500 -4.49% 32
Midlands -19 123 £41,500 -17.00% 21
East of England +36 104 £62,500 +8.70% 12
North West -46 98 £43,500 -0.57% 17
West Midlands -5 91 £42,500 -15.00% 15
Yorkshire -38 68 £42,500 -4.49% 15
South West 0 59 £41,750 +15.97% 9
Scotland -21 33 £40,000 +5.26% 2
East Midlands -10 32 £41,500 +3.75% 6
North East - 12 £20,000 -
Wales -4 6 £40,210 -5.39%
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,007 (79.67%) Cisco
2 748 (59.18%) Cisco Certification
3 741 (58.62%) WAN
4 699 (55.30%) Firewall
5 616 (48.73%) CCNP
6 578 (45.73%) VPN
7 545 (43.12%) LAN
7 545 (43.12%) BGP
8 509 (40.27%) OSPF
9 412 (32.59%) Juniper
10 391 (30.93%) CCNA
11 389 (30.78%) Data Centre
12 363 (28.72%) Cisco ASA
13 314 (24.84%) Wireless
14 302 (23.89%) F5
15 283 (22.39%) VMware
16 274 (21.68%) DNS
17 271 (21.44%) VLAN
18 268 (21.20%) CheckPoint
19 259 (20.49%) Cisco Nexus
20 258 (20.41%) Network Security
21 251 (19.86%) Windows
22 246 (19.46%) ITIL
23 243 (19.22%) Ethernet
24 228 (18.04%) Microsoft
25 226 (17.88%) TCP/IP
26 224 (17.72%) CCIE
27 212 (16.77%) Load Balancing
28 198 (15.66%) VPLS
29 192 (15.19%) IPsec

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 51 (4.03%) MS Exchange
2 47 (3.72%) Skype for Business
3 30 (2.37%) IIS
4 25 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.55%) CMS
7 7 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.079%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.079%) Confluence
Applications
1 49 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (3.32%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.47%) Elite 3E
1 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.40%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 136 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (4.59%) Office 365
4 43 (3.40%) SaaS
5 36 (2.85%) PaaS
6 32 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (2.37%) IaaS
8 20 (1.58%) Akamai
9 9 (0.71%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.55%) G Suite
11 6 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.40%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.32%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.16%) Route 53
14 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 741 (58.62%) WAN
2 699 (55.30%) Firewall
3 578 (45.73%) VPN
4 545 (43.12%) BGP
4 545 (43.12%) LAN
5 509 (40.27%) OSPF
6 363 (28.72%) Cisco ASA
7 314 (24.84%) Wireless
8 274 (21.68%) DNS
9 271 (21.44%) VLAN
10 259 (20.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 258 (20.41%) Network Security
12 243 (19.22%) Ethernet
13 226 (17.88%) TCP/IP
14 198 (15.66%) VPLS
15 192 (15.19%) IPsec
16 190 (15.03%) VoIP
17 176 (13.92%) DHCP
18 174 (13.77%) Cisco IOS
18 174 (13.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (3.32%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.27%) Big Data
3 13 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (0.55%) MySQL
6 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.16%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.16%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.16%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.079%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 25 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
2 17 (1.34%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.079%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.079%) GDB
5 1 (0.079%) JIRA
5 1 (0.079%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.079%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.079%) TeamCity
General
1 163 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 158 (12.50%) Finance
3 62 (4.91%) Retail
4 57 (4.51%) Banking
5 27 (2.14%) Advertising
6 25 (1.98%) Games
7 21 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.66%) Legal
8 17 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.19%) Multimedia
10 13 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.79%) Marketing
12 9 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.47%) German Language
13 6 (0.47%) Italian Language
14 5 (0.40%) Back Office
14 5 (0.40%) French Language
14 5 (0.40%) Law
14 5 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
15 4 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 622 (49.21%) Network Engineer
2 195 (15.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 119 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 116 (9.18%) Cisco Engineer
5 102 (8.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 98 (7.75%) Architect
7 77 (6.09%) Security Engineer
8 71 (5.62%) Network Security Engineer
9 63 (4.98%) Analyst
10 53 (4.19%) Support Engineer
11 51 (4.03%) Consultant
11 51 (4.03%) WAN Engineer
12 47 (3.72%) Network Specialist
13 44 (3.48%) Network Architect
14 43 (3.40%) IP Engineer
15 42 (3.32%) Juniper Engineer
15 42 (3.32%) Network Support
16 41 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
17 35 (2.77%) Network Analyst
17 35 (2.77%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (5.06%) 802.1X
2 34 (2.69%) HTML
3 26 (2.06%) XML
4 20 (1.58%) LDAP
5 19 (1.50%) Middleware
6 16 (1.27%) RFC 2547
7 13 (1.03%) XMPP
8 8 (0.63%) JSON
8 8 (0.63%) Web Services
9 3 (0.24%) COM
9 3 (0.24%) POSIX
10 2 (0.16%) RESTful
10 2 (0.16%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.16%) VXML
11 1 (0.079%) .NET
11 1 (0.079%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.079%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 389 (30.78%) Data Centre
2 152 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 44 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 40 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.93%) Cyberthreat
6 37 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (2.85%) Driving Licence
8 32 (2.53%) Private Cloud
9 27 (2.14%) NHS
10 20 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.42%) Clustering
13 17 (1.34%) Public Cloud
14 14 (1.11%) Reinsurance
14 14 (1.11%) Replication
15 13 (1.03%) BBC
15 13 (1.03%) User Experience
16 11 (0.87%) CMDB
17 8 (0.63%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 251 (19.86%) Windows
2 176 (13.92%) Linux
3 110 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 54 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.69%) Unix
7 29 (2.29%) Windows 7
8 19 (1.50%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.55%) Android
11 6 (0.47%) CentOS
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.40%) Solaris
12 5 (0.40%) SUSE
12 5 (0.40%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.32%) FreeBSD
13 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (19.46%) ITIL
2 212 (16.77%) Load Balancing
3 176 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
4 170 (13.45%) Network Management
5 148 (11.71%) Change Management
6 137 (10.84%) Network Design
7 122 (9.65%) Network Architecture
8 98 (7.75%) High Availability
9 89 (7.04%) Presales
10 88 (6.96%) Project Management
11 84 (6.65%) Network Monitoring
12 80 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
13 78 (6.17%) E-Commerce
14 70 (5.54%) ITIL V3
14 70 (5.54%) SIEM
15 67 (5.30%) Service Management
16 66 (5.22%) Capacity Planning
17 63 (4.98%) Multi-Factor Authentication
17 63 (4.98%) Two-Factor Authentication
18 59 (4.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (7.75%) PowerShell
2 91 (7.20%) Python
3 46 (3.64%) SQL
4 37 (2.93%) C
5 33 (2.61%) Perl
6 22 (1.74%) Bash Shell
7 14 (1.11%) PHP
8 6 (0.47%) Java
9 1 (0.079%) C++
9 1 (0.079%) Go
9 1 (0.079%) Tcl
9 1 (0.079%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.079%) VBA
Qualifications
1 748 (59.18%) Cisco Certification
2 616 (48.73%) CCNP
3 391 (30.93%) CCNA
4 224 (17.72%) CCIE
5 156 (12.34%) Degree
6 94 (7.44%) JNCIP
7 72 (5.70%) CCDP
8 55 (4.35%) JNCIE
9 54 (4.27%) CISSP
10 52 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 49 (3.88%) CCSP
12 41 (3.24%) Security Cleared
13 39 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 38 (3.01%) JNCIA
15 34 (2.69%) CCSE
16 32 (2.53%) CCIP
17 31 (2.45%) SC Cleared
18 30 (2.37%) CCVP
19 27 (2.14%) JNCIS
20 23 (1.82%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.22%) SLA
2 46 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.29%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.79%) HIPAA
6 9 (0.71%) PMO
7 8 (0.63%) GDPR
8 6 (0.47%) ISO 31000
8 6 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.32%) QA
10 3 (0.24%) COBIT
11 2 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 183 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 171 (13.53%) Active Directory
3 41 (3.24%) Hyper-V
4 29 (2.29%) XenApp
4 29 (2.29%) XenDesktop
5 28 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (2.14%) VMware NSX
7 24 (1.90%) vSphere
8 22 (1.74%) Terminal Services
9 16 (1.27%) Firmware
10 14 (1.11%) VMware Server
11 13 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.55%) KVM
13 6 (0.47%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
13 6 (0.47%) NFS
14 5 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.24%) Docker
16 2 (0.16%) OpenSIPS
16 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 68 (5.38%) SCCM
2 64 (5.06%) Nagios
3 48 (3.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 47 (3.72%) Cisco Prime
5 43 (3.40%) Puppet
6 39 (3.09%) QRadar
7 33 (2.61%) FortiGate
7 33 (2.61%) Terraform
8 27 (2.14%) Cisco UCCX
9 26 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
10 23 (1.82%) Cacti
10 23 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (1.66%) Ansible
12 18 (1.42%) WhatsUp Gold
13 17 (1.34%) Backup Exec
14 16 (1.27%) vCenter Server
15 13 (1.03%) Nessus
15 13 (1.03%) SCOM
15 13 (1.03%) WSUS
16 12 (0.95%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 1,007 (79.67%) Cisco
2 412 (32.59%) Juniper
3 302 (23.89%) F5
4 283 (22.39%) VMware
5 268 (21.20%) CheckPoint
6 228 (18.04%) Microsoft
7 174 (13.77%) SolarWinds
8 156 (12.34%) Palo Alto
9 141 (11.16%) Citrix
10 121 (9.57%) HP
11 100 (7.91%) Meraki
12 88 (6.96%) Blue Coat
13 83 (6.57%) Fortinet
14 69 (5.46%) Riverbed
15 59 (4.67%) Zscaler
16 53 (4.19%) Arista
17 51 (4.03%) Forcepoint
18 49 (3.88%) Google
19 46 (3.64%) Avaya
20 41 (3.24%) Aruba