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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
Rank 290 300 265
Rank change year-on-year +10 -35  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 909 1111 1296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.08% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 6.27% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 763 932 1000
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,550 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,300 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.54% -0.50%  

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 13434 17718 19311
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.04% 17.27% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10953 14664 15361
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

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 March 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 March 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 +10 884 £50,000 - 76
London +61 394 £55,000 +10.00% 28
South East -4 248 £50,000 - 20
Yorkshire +16 74 £42,500 - 3
Berkshire -43 72 £52,500 +5.00% 6
West Midlands +25 71 £50,000 - 5
Hampshire +14 63 £52,250 +4.50% 1
North West +21 62 £41,000 -15.46% 12
West Yorkshire +38 50 £37,500 -25.00%
City of London +25 49 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Manchester +4 45 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Surrey +16 43 £45,000 -4.76% 1
Birmingham +26 35 £50,000 - 3
Leeds +13 35 £35,000 -30.00%
East Sussex +43 34 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Brighton - 34 £40,000 - 2
East of England -2 26 £58,500 +19.38% 1
Hertfordshire +11 21 £54,250 +20.55% 1
South West -22 21 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Watford +9 18 £58,500 +30.00% 1
North Yorkshire -11 18 £53,750 +29.51% 2
Rochdale - 18 £40,000 - 1
Basingstoke -1 17 £52,250 +49.28%
Reading -27 17 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Newbury -1 16 £55,000 +10.00%
Wales +12 14 £40,000 -17.94% 2
South Wales +19 13 £36,250 -25.64% 2
Oxfordshire -6 13 £52,500 -4.54% 5
Cardiff +17 12 £36,250 -25.64% 1
Dorking +5 12 £32,500 -38.09%

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1418 (75.91%) Cisco
2 1059 (56.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1048 (56.10%) Firewall
4 1019 (54.55%) BGP
5 901 (48.23%) OSPF
6 900 (48.18%) WAN
7 885 (47.38%) CCNP
8 746 (39.94%) LAN
9 741 (39.67%) VPN
10 690 (36.94%) Juniper
11 559 (29.93%) Data Centre
12 427 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
13 401 (21.47%) DNS
14 390 (20.88%) F5
15 389 (20.82%) Telecoms
16 387 (20.72%) Wireless
17 375 (20.07%) CCNA
18 354 (18.95%) Network Security
19 339 (18.15%) Cisco Nexus
20 325 (17.40%) TCP/IP
21 314 (16.81%) VoIP
22 313 (16.76%) CheckPoint
23 312 (16.70%) Network Design
24 296 (15.85%) Ethernet
25 295 (15.79%) Windows
26 293 (15.69%) EIGRP
27 287 (15.36%) VMware
27 287 (15.36%) DHCP
28 283 (15.15%) Finance
28 283 (15.15%) VLAN

MPLS
Top Related 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 74 (3.96%) MS Exchange
2 55 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 44 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.34%) OpenStack
6 23 (1.23%) IIS
7 18 (0.96%) Apache
8 16 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.27%) IBM Domino
11 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.16%) JBoss
13 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.054%) CloudStack
14 1 (0.054%) Confluence
14 1 (0.054%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.054%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 62 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.05%) MS Office
3 39 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (0.27%) MS Project
6 5 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.054%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.054%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.07%) Office 365
2 66 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (1.71%) IaaS
5 27 (1.45%) PaaS
6 20 (1.07%) SaaS
7 9 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.16%) Akamai
11 3 (0.16%) G Suite
12 1 (0.054%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.054%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1048 (56.10%) Firewall
2 1019 (54.55%) BGP
3 901 (48.23%) OSPF
4 900 (48.18%) WAN
5 746 (39.94%) LAN
6 741 (39.67%) VPN
7 427 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
8 401 (21.47%) DNS
9 387 (20.72%) Wireless
10 354 (18.95%) Network Security
11 339 (18.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 325 (17.40%) TCP/IP
13 314 (16.81%) VoIP
14 296 (15.85%) Ethernet
15 293 (15.69%) EIGRP
16 287 (15.36%) DHCP
17 283 (15.15%) VLAN
18 275 (14.72%) IPsec
19 238 (12.74%) Cisco IOS
20 198 (10.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.75%) MySQL
3 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.21%) QlikView
6 3 (0.16%) GIS
6 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.11%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.054%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.054%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.054%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.054%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.054%) Riak
Development Applications
1 19 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
2 17 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.054%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.054%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.054%) JIRA
General
1 389 (20.82%) Telecoms
2 283 (15.15%) Finance
3 59 (3.16%) Banking
4 49 (2.62%) Marketing
5 39 (2.09%) Retail
6 30 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 17 (0.91%) Back Office
9 16 (0.86%) Legal
10 14 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.70%) Games
12 12 (0.64%) Electronics
12 12 (0.64%) Law
13 11 (0.59%) French Language
14 10 (0.54%) Online Betting
15 9 (0.48%) Italian Language
16 7 (0.37%) Military
17 5 (0.27%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.21%) Brand Awareness
18 4 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 971 (51.98%) Network Engineer
2 292 (15.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 262 (14.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 248 (13.28%) Senior Network Engineer
5 193 (10.33%) Juniper Engineer
6 167 (8.94%) Architect
7 138 (7.39%) Consultant
8 134 (7.17%) Support Engineer
9 111 (5.94%) Network Architect
10 90 (4.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 90 (4.82%) Security Engineer
11 88 (4.71%) Network Consultant
11 88 (4.71%) Network Support
12 85 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
13 83 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 81 (4.34%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 72 (3.85%) Analyst
15 72 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 70 (3.75%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 60 (3.21%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (5.57%) 802.1X
2 14 (0.75%) HTML
3 13 (0.70%) Web Services
4 12 (0.64%) SAX
5 7 (0.37%) CSS
6 6 (0.32%) Middleware
7 5 (0.27%) REST
8 3 (0.16%) .NET
8 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.16%) Apache Flex
8 3 (0.16%) HTML5
8 3 (0.16%) POSIX
9 2 (0.11%) Ajax
9 2 (0.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.11%) CGI
9 2 (0.11%) COM
9 2 (0.11%) jQuery
9 2 (0.11%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.11%) SAML
9 2 (0.11%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 559 (29.93%) Data Centre
2 106 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 58 (3.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 54 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 34 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (1.07%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.02%) Clustering
9 19 (1.02%) PKI
10 15 (0.80%) IVR
11 14 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.43%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.37%) AS400
15 6 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (0.32%) iPad
16 5 (0.27%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.27%) Public Cloud
16 5 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 295 (15.79%) Windows
2 254 (13.60%) Linux
3 174 (9.31%) Windows Server
4 108 (5.78%) Unix
5 99 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 93 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (1.77%) Windows 7
9 21 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (1.07%) Debian
11 19 (1.02%) Ubuntu
12 16 (0.86%) Solaris
12 16 (0.86%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.70%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.59%) CentOS
15 9 (0.48%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.37%) VyOS
17 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
19 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (16.70%) Network Design
2 254 (13.60%) ITIL
3 229 (12.26%) Presales
4 144 (7.71%) High Availability
5 143 (7.66%) Network Management
6 139 (7.44%) Load Balancing
7 106 (5.67%) Network Monitoring
8 99 (5.30%) Change Management
9 89 (4.76%) Network Architecture
10 76 (4.07%) Project Management
11 69 (3.69%) Mentoring
12 65 (3.48%) Migration
13 60 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
14 57 (3.05%) Service Delivery
15 51 (2.73%) Problem Management
16 49 (2.62%) Incident Management
17 47 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
18 46 (2.46%) ITIL V3
19 44 (2.36%) Low Latency
20 42 (2.25%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 45 (2.41%) Python
1 45 (2.41%) SQL
2 28 (1.50%) Bash Shell
3 26 (1.39%) Perl
4 22 (1.18%) C
5 18 (0.96%) PowerShell
6 15 (0.80%) Java
7 13 (0.70%) PHP
8 7 (0.37%) Tcl
9 4 (0.21%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.11%) C#
10 2 (0.11%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.054%) R
11 1 (0.054%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1059 (56.69%) Cisco Certification
2 885 (47.38%) CCNP
3 375 (20.07%) CCNA
4 281 (15.04%) CCIE
5 185 (9.90%) JNCIP
6 176 (9.42%) Degree
7 111 (5.94%) Security Cleared
8 85 (4.55%) JNCIA
9 81 (4.34%) SC Cleared
10 53 (2.84%) CCIP
10 53 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 50 (2.68%) JNCIS
12 43 (2.30%) CCDP
12 43 (2.30%) MCSE
13 42 (2.25%) CCSP
14 31 (1.66%) JNCIE
15 29 (1.55%) CCDA
16 24 (1.28%) CCSE
17 23 (1.23%) CCSA
17 23 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (5.19%) SLA
2 77 (4.12%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.21%) ISO 14000
6 4 (0.21%) NEBOSH
6 4 (0.21%) PMBOK
6 4 (0.21%) QA
7 1 (0.054%) PMO
System Software
1 192 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 178 (9.53%) Active Directory
3 76 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 44 (2.36%) VMware ESX
5 29 (1.55%) Firmware
6 22 (1.18%) Terminal Services
7 19 (1.02%) vSphere
8 16 (0.86%) OpenSIPS
9 13 (0.70%) XenApp
10 9 (0.48%) NFS
10 9 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.48%) XenServer
11 6 (0.32%) KVM
11 6 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.32%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.27%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.27%) Xen
13 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.16%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 86 (4.60%) FortiGate
2 71 (3.80%) Nagios
3 51 (2.73%) Cisco Prime
4 39 (2.09%) SCCM
5 38 (2.03%) Cacti
6 30 (1.61%) SCOM
7 28 (1.50%) Puppet
8 27 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
9 23 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
10 18 (0.96%) Ansible
11 17 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
12 16 (0.86%) Cisco CME
13 14 (0.75%) OpenNMS
14 10 (0.54%) HAProxy
14 10 (0.54%) WSUS
15 9 (0.48%) OpenView
16 8 (0.43%) RANCID
17 7 (0.37%) WhatsUp Gold
18 6 (0.32%) BladeLogic
18 6 (0.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1418 (75.91%) Cisco
2 690 (36.94%) Juniper
3 390 (20.88%) F5
4 313 (16.76%) CheckPoint
5 287 (15.36%) VMware
6 277 (14.83%) Palo Alto
7 209 (11.19%) Microsoft
8 169 (9.05%) SolarWinds
9 143 (7.66%) HP
10 104 (5.57%) Avaya
11 97 (5.19%) Fortinet
12 94 (5.03%) Riverbed
13 68 (3.64%) Citrix
14 65 (3.48%) Brocade
15 61 (3.27%) Meraki
16 59 (3.16%) SonicWALL
17 56 (3.00%) Arista
18 46 (2.46%) Huawei
19 44 (2.36%) Aruba
20 37 (1.98%) Mitel
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