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

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 299 322
Rank change year-on-year -4 +23  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 893 1042 1075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.06% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.59% 6.21% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 765 886 822
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,800 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00%  

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 13556 16772 19345
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.91% 17.03% 17.88%
Number of salaries quoted 11009 13913 15492
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 May 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 May 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 -6 863 £50,000 - 71
London +61 367 £57,500 +4.54% 25
South East +23 241 £47,500 -5.00% 11
Berkshire -15 92 £55,000 +4.76% 1
North West -27 71 £45,000 +2.85% 14
Yorkshire +3 57 £45,000 +5.88% 4
City of London -8 55 £65,000 +30.00% 8
West Midlands -1 54 £50,000 - 9
Manchester -23 42 £45,000 - 13
West Yorkshire +33 39 £44,000 +25.71% 4
Hampshire +10 34 £42,500 +6.25% 4
East Midlands +33 33 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Oxfordshire +20 31 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Birmingham +15 31 £50,000 - 3
East of England +10 31 £58,500 +30.00% 2
Surrey +32 30 £43,750 -6.91% 1
Reading -14 30 £58,750 +5.38%
Leeds +14 26 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Hertfordshire +21 25 £59,250 +31.66% 2
Bracknell +22 22 £50,000 -
East Sussex +36 20 £40,000 +8.10%
Brighton - 20 £40,000 -
South West -55 19 £34,250 -8.66% 4
Kent +24 17 £45,000 -18.18% 2
North Yorkshire -18 16 £65,000 +52.94%
Cheshire -10 14 £45,000 +5.88%
Basingstoke -13 13 £42,500 +21.42%
Lancashire +13 12 £42,500 +31.78% 1
West Sussex +9 12 £37,000 -26.00%
Watford +3 11 £58,500 +17.00%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1299 (72.21%) Cisco
2 1044 (58.03%) Firewall
3 1013 (56.31%) Cisco Certification
4 988 (54.92%) BGP
5 904 (50.25%) WAN
6 849 (47.19%) CCNP
7 837 (46.53%) OSPF
8 736 (40.91%) VPN
9 682 (37.91%) Juniper
10 658 (36.58%) LAN
11 519 (28.85%) Data Centre
12 415 (23.07%) Cisco ASA
13 393 (21.85%) CCNA
14 384 (21.35%) Wireless
15 359 (19.96%) F5
16 348 (19.34%) DNS
17 326 (18.12%) VMware
18 325 (18.07%) Telecoms
18 325 (18.07%) Network Security
19 322 (17.90%) VLAN
20 314 (17.45%) Windows
21 307 (17.07%) Cisco Nexus
22 305 (16.95%) TCP/IP
23 298 (16.56%) Network Design
24 295 (16.40%) Palo Alto
25 280 (15.56%) CheckPoint
26 277 (15.40%) CCIE
27 276 (15.34%) Linux
27 276 (15.34%) VoIP
28 270 (15.01%) EIGRP

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
1 114 (6.34%) MS Exchange
2 66 (3.67%) Skype for Business
3 55 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 21 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (1.06%) Apache
7 16 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (0.89%) IIS
8 15 (0.83%) OpenStack
9 14 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.50%) Drupal
11 6 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.28%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.11%) JBoss
14 2 (0.11%) nginx
14 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.056%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.056%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.056%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 116 (6.45%) Office 365
2 88 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (1.83%) IaaS
5 27 (1.50%) PaaS
6 24 (1.33%) SaaS
7 13 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.72%) Mimecast
8 12 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.50%) GitHub
11 6 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.28%) Akamai
13 4 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.17%) G Suite
15 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.056%) Bluemix
16 1 (0.056%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 1044 (58.03%) Firewall
2 988 (54.92%) BGP
3 904 (50.25%) WAN
4 837 (46.53%) OSPF
5 736 (40.91%) VPN
6 658 (36.58%) LAN
7 415 (23.07%) Cisco ASA
8 384 (21.35%) Wireless
9 348 (19.34%) DNS
10 325 (18.07%) Network Security
11 322 (17.90%) VLAN
12 307 (17.07%) Cisco Nexus
13 305 (16.95%) TCP/IP
14 276 (15.34%) VoIP
15 270 (15.01%) EIGRP
16 265 (14.73%) IPsec
17 255 (14.17%) DHCP
18 249 (13.84%) Ethernet
19 221 (12.28%) Cisco IOS
20 171 (9.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (0.78%) MySQL
5 11 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.22%) Big Data
7 4 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.22%) QlikView
7 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.11%) Riak
10 1 (0.056%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.056%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (0.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.056%) JIRA
General
1 325 (18.07%) Telecoms
2 235 (13.06%) Finance
3 50 (2.78%) Marketing
4 32 (1.78%) Manufacturing
4 32 (1.78%) Retail
5 31 (1.72%) Banking
6 23 (1.28%) Legal
7 21 (1.17%) Electronics
7 21 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 17 (0.94%) Law
9 14 (0.78%) Games
10 7 (0.39%) Back Office
11 6 (0.33%) French Language
11 6 (0.33%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.22%) Advertising
13 4 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
13 4 (0.22%) Front Office
13 4 (0.22%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 931 (51.75%) Network Engineer
2 304 (16.90%) Cisco Engineer
3 273 (15.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 273 (15.18%) Senior Network Engineer
4 167 (9.28%) Juniper Engineer
5 153 (8.50%) Architect
6 146 (8.12%) Support Engineer
7 129 (7.17%) Consultant
8 108 (6.00%) Network Architect
9 96 (5.34%) Security Engineer
10 95 (5.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 94 (5.23%) Network Security Engineer
11 94 (5.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 93 (5.17%) Network Support
12 93 (5.17%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 83 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 79 (4.39%) Network Consultant
15 65 (3.61%) Network Support Engineer
16 59 (3.28%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 56 (3.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.34%) 802.1X
2 28 (1.56%) HTML
3 16 (0.89%) Web Services
4 14 (0.78%) CSS
5 9 (0.50%) Silex
5 9 (0.50%) Symfony
6 6 (0.33%) RFC 2547
6 6 (0.33%) XML
7 5 (0.28%) Middleware
7 5 (0.28%) REST
8 4 (0.22%) SAX
9 3 (0.17%) CGI
9 3 (0.17%) POSIX
10 2 (0.11%) WAP
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Identity Foundation
11 1 (0.056%) COM
11 1 (0.056%) FreeSWITCH
11 1 (0.056%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.056%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 519 (28.85%) Data Centre
2 80 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 48 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 40 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
6 37 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.22%) Driving Licence
8 19 (1.06%) IVR
9 18 (1.00%) Clustering
10 14 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (0.78%) Virtual Team
11 12 (0.67%) PKI
12 9 (0.50%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.39%) EMC VNX
14 6 (0.33%) AS400
14 6 (0.33%) Replication
15 5 (0.28%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.28%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.28%) iPhone
15 5 (0.28%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 314 (17.45%) Windows
2 276 (15.34%) Linux
3 181 (10.06%) Windows Server
4 120 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 101 (5.61%) Unix
6 98 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 61 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 57 (3.17%) Windows 7
9 27 (1.50%) Windows XP
10 21 (1.17%) Solaris
11 20 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (1.00%) Debian
12 18 (1.00%) Ubuntu
13 15 (0.83%) CentOS
13 15 (0.83%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.44%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.39%) VyOS
16 4 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (16.56%) Network Design
2 253 (14.06%) Presales
3 235 (13.06%) ITIL
4 139 (7.73%) Load Balancing
5 132 (7.34%) High Availability
6 126 (7.00%) Network Management
7 102 (5.67%) Network Monitoring
8 94 (5.23%) Change Management
9 93 (5.17%) Network Architecture
10 87 (4.84%) Mentoring
11 64 (3.56%) Project Management
11 64 (3.56%) Service Delivery
12 57 (3.17%) Low Latency
13 51 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 51 (2.83%) Migration
14 46 (2.56%) Incident Management
15 42 (2.33%) Customer Requirements
16 41 (2.28%) Capacity Planning
16 41 (2.28%) SIEM
17 39 (2.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (4.45%) Python
2 51 (2.83%) Bash Shell
3 47 (2.61%) Perl
4 45 (2.50%) SQL
5 29 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 21 (1.17%) PHP
7 18 (1.00%) Java
8 13 (0.72%) C
9 9 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 9 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.28%) Ruby
11 4 (0.22%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.11%) Tcl
13 1 (0.056%) C#
13 1 (0.056%) C++
13 1 (0.056%) Go
Qualifications
1 1013 (56.31%) Cisco Certification
2 849 (47.19%) CCNP
3 393 (21.85%) CCNA
4 277 (15.40%) CCIE
5 178 (9.89%) Degree
6 171 (9.51%) JNCIP
7 88 (4.89%) Security Cleared
8 75 (4.17%) JNCIA
9 72 (4.00%) SC Cleared
10 66 (3.67%) CCSP
11 60 (3.34%) CCDA
12 56 (3.11%) CCIP
13 55 (3.06%) JNCIS
14 47 (2.61%) CCDP
15 36 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 35 (1.95%) JNCIE
17 26 (1.45%) MCSE
18 21 (1.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
19 20 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 19 (1.06%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.84%) SLA
2 61 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.22%) ISO 14000
5 4 (0.22%) NEBOSH
5 4 (0.22%) PMO
5 4 (0.22%) QA
6 2 (0.11%) GCP
6 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 216 (12.01%) Active Directory
2 211 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (4.78%) Hyper-V
4 36 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (1.45%) Terminal Services
6 23 (1.28%) vSphere
7 22 (1.22%) XenApp
8 18 (1.00%) ProxySG
9 13 (0.72%) OpenSIPS
10 11 (0.61%) Firmware
11 8 (0.44%) XenServer
12 7 (0.39%) KVM
12 7 (0.39%) NFS
12 7 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.17%) pfSense
15 3 (0.17%) vCloud
15 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (4.72%) Nagios
2 83 (4.61%) FortiGate
3 46 (2.56%) Cacti
4 42 (2.33%) SCCM
5 35 (1.95%) Cisco Prime
6 33 (1.83%) SCOM
7 29 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
8 27 (1.50%) Puppet
9 22 (1.22%) WSUS
10 16 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
11 15 (0.83%) OpenNMS
11 15 (0.83%) OpenView
12 13 (0.72%) Ansible
12 13 (0.72%) Cisco CME
13 10 (0.56%) HAProxy
13 10 (0.56%) RANCID
14 8 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
15 7 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
16 6 (0.33%) BladeLogic
16 6 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1299 (72.21%) Cisco
2 682 (37.91%) Juniper
3 359 (19.96%) F5
4 326 (18.12%) VMware
5 295 (16.40%) Palo Alto
6 280 (15.56%) CheckPoint
7 262 (14.56%) Microsoft
8 156 (8.67%) HP
9 154 (8.56%) SolarWinds
10 98 (5.45%) Riverbed
11 97 (5.39%) Fortinet
12 96 (5.34%) Citrix
13 86 (4.78%) Avaya
14 67 (3.72%) Meraki
15 61 (3.39%) SonicWALL
16 53 (2.95%) Brocade
17 42 (2.33%) Blue Coat
18 40 (2.22%) Huawei
19 39 (2.17%) Arista
20 36 (2.00%) Red Hat
South West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits packag
Posted: 18 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 - £34400 per annum + (DOE) Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Ingenio
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Yoh
Salary: £18563.36 - £20177.56 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Response Personnel
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + £25k OTE Uncapped
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nelson, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: /
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + £26,000-£30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Team Jobs
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Laptop,23days hols,BUPA,pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Alfen
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £50,000 plus bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £50,000 plus bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £50,000 plus bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
FT Select
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus and benefi
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Information Technology Services
Salary: £38k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago