Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 430 318 312
Rank change year-on-year -112 -6 +12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1,246 1,815 2,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 1.02% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 6.44% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,017 1,557 1,854
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -2.06%

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 26,595 28,196 34,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.11% 15.88% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21,045 22,923 28,602
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -103 1,186 £52,500 +5.00% 119
UK excluding London -89 715 £47,500 +5.56% 90
London -91 491 £55,000 - 31
South East -107 261 £52,500 +5.00% 31
North of England -70 176 £44,000 -2.22% 24
Midlands -31 125 £45,000 -5.26% 12
East of England +40 108 £60,000 - 13
North West -41 97 £42,500 -5.56% 18
West Midlands -2 90 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Yorkshire -45 69 £47,500 +5.56% 5
South West -1 45 £43,750 +21.53% 8
East Midlands -24 39 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Scotland -27 18 £41,250 -25.00% 2
North East - 10 - - 1
Wales -8 7 £40,210 -2.52%
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 982 (78.81%) Cisco
2 763 (61.24%) WAN
3 745 (59.79%) Cisco Certification
4 675 (54.17%) Firewall
5 613 (49.20%) CCNP
6 577 (46.31%) VPN
7 546 (43.82%) BGP
8 526 (42.22%) LAN
9 495 (39.73%) OSPF
10 404 (32.42%) CCNA
11 399 (32.02%) Data Centre
12 378 (30.34%) Juniper
13 358 (28.73%) Cisco ASA
14 318 (25.52%) Wireless
15 289 (23.19%) F5
16 276 (22.15%) Cisco Nexus
17 273 (21.91%) VMware
18 251 (20.14%) DNS
19 248 (19.90%) Network Security
20 244 (19.58%) CheckPoint
21 232 (18.62%) Ethernet
21 232 (18.62%) Windows
22 231 (18.54%) VLAN
23 219 (17.58%) CCIE
24 217 (17.42%) Microsoft
25 208 (16.69%) TCP/IP
26 207 (16.61%) VPLS
27 206 (16.53%) ITIL
28 193 (15.49%) SolarWinds
29 189 (15.17%) Load Balancing

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 54 (4.33%) MS Exchange
2 45 (3.61%) Skype for Business
3 26 (2.09%) IIS
4 24 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.24%) Apache
9 3 (0.24%) CMS
9 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.080%) Confluence
10 1 (0.080%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.16%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 157 (12.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (11.72%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (5.30%) Office 365
4 37 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (2.81%) SaaS
6 29 (2.33%) PaaS
7 23 (1.85%) IaaS
8 14 (1.12%) Akamai
9 8 (0.64%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.56%) G Suite
11 6 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.32%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.24%) Route 53
13 3 (0.24%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 763 (61.24%) WAN
2 675 (54.17%) Firewall
3 577 (46.31%) VPN
4 546 (43.82%) BGP
5 526 (42.22%) LAN
6 495 (39.73%) OSPF
7 358 (28.73%) Cisco ASA
8 318 (25.52%) Wireless
9 276 (22.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 251 (20.14%) DNS
11 248 (19.90%) Network Security
12 232 (18.62%) Ethernet
13 231 (18.54%) VLAN
14 208 (16.69%) TCP/IP
15 207 (16.61%) VPLS
16 178 (14.29%) VoIP
17 175 (14.04%) Cisco IOS
17 175 (14.04%) IPsec
18 170 (13.64%) EIGRP
19 162 (13.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.61%) Big Data
3 14 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.56%) MySQL
8 3 (0.24%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.16%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.16%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.16%) OLTP
9 2 (0.16%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.080%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 28 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.080%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.080%) GDB
5 1 (0.080%) JIRA
5 1 (0.080%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.080%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.080%) TeamCity
General
1 159 (12.76%) Telecoms
2 154 (12.36%) Finance
3 69 (5.54%) Banking
4 67 (5.38%) Retail
5 26 (2.09%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.77%) Advertising
6 22 (1.77%) Multimedia
7 20 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.52%) French Language
9 18 (1.44%) German Language
9 18 (1.44%) Italian Language
9 18 (1.44%) Legal
10 13 (1.04%) Back Office
11 12 (0.96%) Marketing
12 10 (0.80%) Games
12 10 (0.80%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.72%) Law
14 8 (0.64%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
15 6 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 611 (49.04%) Network Engineer
2 181 (14.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 145 (11.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 129 (10.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 115 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 91 (7.30%) Security Engineer
7 80 (6.42%) Network Security Engineer
8 75 (6.02%) Analyst
9 74 (5.94%) Architect
10 56 (4.49%) Support Engineer
11 55 (4.41%) Consultant
11 55 (4.41%) Network Specialist
12 54 (4.33%) Project Engineer
13 48 (3.85%) Network Support
14 45 (3.61%) Network Analyst
15 43 (3.45%) WAN Engineer
16 41 (3.29%) Juniper Engineer
17 40 (3.21%) Network Security Specialist
17 40 (3.21%) Security Specialist
18 39 (3.13%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.22%) 802.1X
2 23 (1.85%) HTML
3 21 (1.69%) LDAP
4 19 (1.52%) XML
5 15 (1.20%) Middleware
6 10 (0.80%) JSON
6 10 (0.80%) Web Services
6 10 (0.80%) XMPP
7 6 (0.48%) COM
8 4 (0.32%) .NET
8 4 (0.32%) RFC 2547
9 2 (0.16%) POSIX
10 1 (0.080%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.080%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.080%) Jinja
10 1 (0.080%) OAuth
10 1 (0.080%) RESTful
10 1 (0.080%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.080%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 399 (32.02%) Data Centre
2 138 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 40 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 36 (2.89%) Private Cloud
7 34 (2.73%) Cyberthreat
8 33 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (2.57%) Driving Licence
10 29 (2.33%) NHS
11 26 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (1.85%) BBC
13 19 (1.52%) Replication
14 18 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (1.36%) Public Cloud
16 14 (1.12%) Reinsurance
17 13 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
18 10 (0.80%) DataPower
18 10 (0.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
19 9 (0.72%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 232 (18.62%) Windows
2 170 (13.64%) Linux
3 117 (9.39%) Windows Server
4 62 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (2.65%) Unix
6 33 (2.65%) Windows 7
7 17 (1.36%) Windows 10
8 14 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.88%) FreeBSD
10 7 (0.56%) CentOS
10 7 (0.56%) Solaris
11 6 (0.48%) Android
11 6 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.48%) SUSE
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.40%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.32%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.24%) HPUX
15 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (16.53%) ITIL
2 189 (15.17%) Load Balancing
3 187 (15.01%) Network Management
4 175 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
5 133 (10.67%) Network Design
6 124 (9.95%) Network Architecture
7 122 (9.79%) Change Management
8 98 (7.87%) Project Management
9 97 (7.78%) High Availability
10 87 (6.98%) Presales
11 71 (5.70%) Kalman Filter
12 67 (5.38%) E-Commerce
13 66 (5.30%) Capacity Planning
13 66 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
14 64 (5.14%) DevOps
15 62 (4.98%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 62 (4.98%) Two-Factor Authentication
16 60 (4.82%) SIEM
17 59 (4.74%) Problem Management
17 59 (4.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (7.95%) PowerShell
2 88 (7.06%) Python
3 38 (3.05%) SQL
4 36 (2.89%) C
5 35 (2.81%) Perl
6 8 (0.64%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.56%) VBA
8 5 (0.40%) Java
9 3 (0.24%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.16%) PHP
11 1 (0.080%) C#
11 1 (0.080%) Go
Qualifications
1 745 (59.79%) Cisco Certification
2 613 (49.20%) CCNP
3 404 (32.42%) CCNA
4 219 (17.58%) CCIE
5 171 (13.72%) Degree
6 74 (5.94%) JNCIP
7 57 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 53 (4.25%) CCSP
8 53 (4.25%) JNCIE
9 52 (4.17%) CCDP
10 40 (3.21%) Security Cleared
11 39 (3.13%) CCVP
12 38 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
12 38 (3.05%) JNCIA
13 35 (2.81%) CISSP
14 29 (2.33%) SC Cleared
15 28 (2.25%) MCSE
16 26 (2.09%) JNCIS
17 22 (1.77%) CCIP
18 21 (1.69%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.06%) SLA
2 38 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.96%) GDPR
4 11 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.48%) PMO
7 4 (0.32%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.32%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.24%) COBIT
9 2 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.16%) QA
10 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 179 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (11.72%) Active Directory
3 38 (3.05%) XenDesktop
4 37 (2.97%) XenApp
5 33 (2.65%) Hyper-V
6 26 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (2.01%) VMware NSX
8 23 (1.85%) VMware Server
9 21 (1.69%) vSphere
10 14 (1.12%) Firmware
11 12 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.56%) DFS Replication
12 7 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.48%) NFS
14 5 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.32%) Docker
15 4 (0.32%) pfSense
16 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
18 1 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 66 (5.30%) Nagios
2 57 (4.57%) Cisco Prime
3 54 (4.33%) SCCM
4 44 (3.53%) QRadar
5 39 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
5 39 (3.13%) Puppet
6 32 (2.57%) SolarWinds Orion
7 31 (2.49%) Terraform
8 27 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
9 23 (1.85%) FortiGate
10 22 (1.77%) Cacti
11 21 (1.69%) WhatsUp Gold
12 19 (1.52%) Stealthwatch
13 16 (1.28%) Backup Exec
13 16 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
14 14 (1.12%) SCOM
15 13 (1.04%) Nessus
15 13 (1.04%) vCenter Server
16 12 (0.96%) Ansible
16 12 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 982 (78.81%) Cisco
2 378 (30.34%) Juniper
3 289 (23.19%) F5
4 273 (21.91%) VMware
5 244 (19.58%) CheckPoint
6 217 (17.42%) Microsoft
7 193 (15.49%) SolarWinds
8 140 (11.24%) Citrix
9 123 (9.87%) Palo Alto
10 116 (9.31%) Meraki
11 104 (8.35%) HP
12 86 (6.90%) Blue Coat
13 72 (5.78%) Fortinet
14 68 (5.46%) Riverbed
15 59 (4.74%) Zscaler
16 49 (3.93%) Google
17 48 (3.85%) Forcepoint
18 46 (3.69%) Arista
19 45 (3.61%) Avaya
20 41 (3.29%) Infoblox