Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 296 360
Rank change year-on-year -57 +64 -48
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1614 2028 1980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.07% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.72% 6.32% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1308 1685 1687
UK median annual salary £52,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.50% +5.26% -3.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%

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 28197 32099 36357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.96% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22815 26256 30085
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the UK

MPLS
Top 14 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 24 November 2017. 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 -45 1548 £50,000 - 68
UK excluding London -40 919 £47,500 - 48
London -32 679 £57,500 +9.52% 23
South East -86 323 £49,000 -6.67% 12
North of England +99 268 £45,000 +20.00% 20
Midlands +45 179 £45,000 +5.88% 8
North West +29 143 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire +85 125 £44,000 +10.00% 10
West Midlands +7 103 £50,000 +25.00% 4
East of England +41 97 £62,500 +20.19% 3
East Midlands +60 79 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Scotland -24 42 £65,000 +71.05% 3
South West -33 34 £40,750 -4.12% 2
Wales +4 10 £55,242 -18.16%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1219 (75.53%) Cisco
2 1035 (64.13%) Firewall
3 933 (57.81%) Cisco Certification
4 908 (56.26%) WAN
5 814 (50.43%) BGP
6 759 (47.03%) VPN
7 729 (45.17%) OSPF
8 704 (43.62%) CCNP
9 638 (39.53%) LAN
10 550 (34.08%) Juniper
11 461 (28.56%) Data Centre
12 440 (27.26%) DNS
13 438 (27.14%) Cisco ASA
14 383 (23.73%) CCIE
15 376 (23.30%) IPsec
16 374 (23.17%) CCNA
17 348 (21.56%) Wireless
17 348 (21.56%) CheckPoint
18 341 (21.13%) Network Security
19 336 (20.82%) F5
19 336 (20.82%) Windows
20 334 (20.69%) VMware
21 331 (20.51%) EIGRP
22 325 (20.14%) Cisco Nexus
23 321 (19.89%) Microsoft
24 317 (19.64%) Active Directory
25 311 (19.27%) DHCP
26 303 (18.77%) VLAN
27 302 (18.71%) ITIL
27 302 (18.71%) VoIP

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
1 155 (9.60%) MS Exchange
2 116 (7.19%) Skype for Business
3 72 (4.46%) CMS
4 68 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (2.73%) IIS
7 43 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 42 (2.60%) SharePoint
9 22 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (0.87%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.81%) Apache
12 10 (0.62%) SAS
13 8 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.37%) Drupal
15 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.12%) CloudStack
17 2 (0.12%) JBoss
17 2 (0.12%) nginx
Applications
1 60 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.68%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.062%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 163 (10.10%) Office 365
2 144 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (2.73%) SaaS
5 24 (1.49%) PaaS
6 15 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (0.81%) Akamai
8 10 (0.62%) GitHub
8 10 (0.62%) IaaS
9 6 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.062%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1035 (64.13%) Firewall
2 908 (56.26%) WAN
3 814 (50.43%) BGP
4 759 (47.03%) VPN
5 729 (45.17%) OSPF
6 638 (39.53%) LAN
7 440 (27.26%) DNS
8 438 (27.14%) Cisco ASA
9 376 (23.30%) IPsec
10 348 (21.56%) Wireless
11 341 (21.13%) Network Security
12 331 (20.51%) EIGRP
13 325 (20.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 311 (19.27%) DHCP
15 303 (18.77%) VLAN
16 302 (18.71%) VoIP
17 296 (18.34%) TCP/IP
18 248 (15.37%) Cisco IOS
19 216 (13.38%) Ethernet
20 201 (12.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (0.99%) MySQL
5 11 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 10 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.12%) OLTP
8 2 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.062%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.062%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 15 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.25%) Ant
4 4 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.25%) GitLab
4 4 (0.25%) Maven
4 4 (0.25%) Subversion
4 4 (0.25%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.062%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.062%) GDB
6 1 (0.062%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.062%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.062%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.062%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.062%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 283 (17.53%) Finance
2 229 (14.19%) Telecoms
3 112 (6.94%) Banking
4 46 (2.85%) Retail
5 43 (2.66%) Marketing
6 26 (1.61%) Legal
7 21 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.18%) Billing
9 17 (1.05%) French Language
9 17 (1.05%) Games
9 17 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.99%) German Language
11 15 (0.93%) Law
12 14 (0.87%) Advertising
13 13 (0.81%) Electronics
14 10 (0.62%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.50%) Back Office
15 8 (0.50%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 753 (46.65%) Network Engineer
2 298 (18.46%) Senior Network Engineer
3 243 (15.06%) Cisco Engineer
4 204 (12.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 152 (9.42%) Architect
6 135 (8.36%) Support Engineer
7 102 (6.32%) Network Architect
8 92 (5.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 89 (5.51%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 88 (5.45%) Analyst
11 84 (5.20%) Consultant
12 80 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 80 (4.96%) Network Support
13 78 (4.83%) Juniper Engineer
14 73 (4.52%) Network Support Engineer
15 72 (4.46%) Network Security Engineer
15 72 (4.46%) Security Engineer
16 69 (4.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 52 (3.22%) Team Leader
18 51 (3.16%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (5.33%) XMPP
2 69 (4.28%) 802.1X
3 34 (2.11%) HTML
4 20 (1.24%) XML
5 17 (1.05%) Web Services
6 8 (0.50%) CSS
6 8 (0.50%) REST
7 6 (0.37%) JSON
7 6 (0.37%) POSIX
7 6 (0.37%) RFC 2547
7 6 (0.37%) Silex
7 6 (0.37%) Symfony
8 3 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.12%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.062%) COM
10 1 (0.062%) OAuth
10 1 (0.062%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 461 (28.56%) Data Centre
2 104 (6.44%) Clustering
3 86 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (4.52%) Computer Science
5 50 (3.10%) Driving Licence
6 35 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 33 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 32 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
9 31 (1.92%) Replication
10 25 (1.55%) Eurex
11 23 (1.43%) Blackberry
12 22 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
12 22 (1.36%) Virtual Team
13 17 (1.05%) Public Cloud
14 16 (0.99%) iPhone
14 16 (0.99%) Over-the-Top Content
15 15 (0.93%) FlexPod
16 14 (0.87%) PKI
17 13 (0.81%) Digital Media
18 12 (0.74%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 336 (20.82%) Windows
2 245 (15.18%) Linux
3 223 (13.82%) Windows Server
4 131 (8.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 107 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 70 (4.34%) Windows 7
8 51 (3.16%) Unix
9 35 (2.17%) Windows XP
10 28 (1.73%) Windows 10
11 23 (1.43%) Ubuntu
12 22 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.81%) CentOS
14 12 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.62%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.62%) Solaris
16 7 (0.43%) SUSE
17 5 (0.31%) Android
17 5 (0.31%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (18.71%) ITIL
2 283 (17.53%) Network Design
3 271 (16.79%) Load Balancing
4 152 (9.42%) Presales
5 135 (8.36%) Network Management
6 128 (7.93%) High Availability
7 126 (7.81%) Mentoring
8 125 (7.74%) Change Management
9 120 (7.43%) Network Monitoring
10 119 (7.37%) Project Management
11 106 (6.57%) Service Delivery
12 94 (5.82%) Migration
13 77 (4.77%) Network Architecture
14 74 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
15 70 (4.34%) Line Management
16 66 (4.09%) SIEM
17 65 (4.03%) Incident Management
17 65 (4.03%) Kalman Filter
18 57 (3.53%) E-Commerce
18 57 (3.53%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 87 (5.39%) Python
2 85 (5.27%) PowerShell
3 59 (3.66%) Perl
4 56 (3.47%) Bash Shell
5 55 (3.41%) SQL
6 37 (2.29%) C
7 20 (1.24%) Ruby
8 18 (1.12%) Java
9 10 (0.62%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.56%) PHP
11 8 (0.50%) C++
11 8 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.31%) Tcl
13 4 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 933 (57.81%) Cisco Certification
2 704 (43.62%) CCNP
3 383 (23.73%) CCIE
4 374 (23.17%) CCNA
5 177 (10.97%) Degree
6 147 (9.11%) JNCIP
7 71 (4.40%) CCVP
8 61 (3.78%) CCIP
9 56 (3.47%) CCDP
10 49 (3.04%) CCDA
10 49 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 48 (2.97%) CCSA
12 46 (2.85%) JNCIS
13 45 (2.79%) JNCIE
14 40 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
15 39 (2.42%) Security Cleared
16 36 (2.23%) MCSE
17 34 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 32 (1.98%) CCSE
18 32 (1.98%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.40%) SLA
2 43 (2.66%) PCI DSS
3 35 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.67%) PMO
5 17 (1.05%) QA
6 14 (0.87%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.25%) GDPR
7 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.062%) NIST 800
System Software
1 317 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 244 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (6.69%) Hyper-V
4 49 (3.04%) vSphere
5 40 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (2.42%) Terminal Services
7 32 (1.98%) XenApp
8 26 (1.61%) ProxySG
9 24 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (1.12%) VMware NSX
11 13 (0.81%) Firmware
12 12 (0.74%) KVM
13 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.56%) iptables
15 8 (0.50%) NFS
15 8 (0.50%) OpenSIPS
15 8 (0.50%) vCloud
15 8 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 95 (5.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 63 (3.90%) Cisco UCCE
2 63 (3.90%) Cisco UCCX
3 53 (3.28%) FortiGate
4 52 (3.22%) Cisco Prime
5 47 (2.91%) Nagios
6 37 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (2.29%) SCCM
7 34 (2.11%) Puppet
8 33 (2.04%) Cacti
8 33 (2.04%) SolarWinds Orion
8 33 (2.04%) WSUS
9 25 (1.55%) Ansible
9 25 (1.55%) vCenter Server
10 16 (0.99%) Backup Exec
10 16 (0.99%) Terraform
11 12 (0.74%) QRadar
11 12 (0.74%) SCOM
12 11 (0.68%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.62%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1219 (75.53%) Cisco
2 550 (34.08%) Juniper
3 348 (21.56%) CheckPoint
4 336 (20.82%) F5
5 334 (20.69%) VMware
6 321 (19.89%) Microsoft
7 284 (17.60%) Palo Alto
8 148 (9.17%) HP
9 144 (8.92%) SolarWinds
10 139 (8.61%) Citrix
11 116 (7.19%) Riverbed
12 83 (5.14%) Fortinet
13 76 (4.71%) Avaya
14 58 (3.59%) Meraki
15 57 (3.53%) Arista
16 56 (3.47%) Blue Coat
17 54 (3.35%) Aruba
18 51 (3.16%) Brocade
19 47 (2.91%) Veeam
20 36 (2.23%) ProCurve