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

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 325 361
Rank change year-on-year +23 +36  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 896 962 938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.99% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.22% 5.85% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 742 810 754
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,752 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

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 14409 16452 19238
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.11% 16.95% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11742 13680 15693
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +7 871 £50,000 - 83
London +24 351 £57,500 +4.54% 26
South East +28 223 £47,500 -5.00% 17
Berkshire +23 95 £55,000 - 4
North West -20 92 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Yorkshire +9 58 £46,250 +2.77% 6
Manchester -20 56 £45,000 - 12
East Midlands +60 50 £35,000 -16.66% 3
West Midlands -14 46 £45,000 +15.38% 8
East of England +14 45 £65,000 +30.65% 5
City of London -11 45 £65,000 +30.00% 9
West Yorkshire +36 43 £43,250 +8.80% 4
Hertfordshire +16 41 £68,750 +25.00% 4
Reading +14 38 £62,500 +4.16% 1
Hampshire +3 31 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Leeds +20 29 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Birmingham +9 28 £45,000 +32.35% 3
Oxfordshire +24 27 £52,500 -22.22% 1
Surrey +18 25 £41,250 -12.23% 1
Cheshire -17 22 £45,000 +20.00%
Kent +18 20 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Nottinghamshire +14 19 £30,000 -7.69%
Bracknell +23 18 £50,000 -2.91%
Nottingham +16 18 £30,000 -7.69%
Warrington +2 17 £45,000 +12.50%
South West -76 17 £40,000 +20.30% 2
Slough +16 14 £45,000 -14.28% 2
North Yorkshire +2 14 £65,000 +30.00% 1
West Sussex -4 13 £37,000 -26.00% 1
Watford -5 13 £37,500 -31.81%

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1280 (70.45%) Cisco
2 1076 (59.22%) Firewall
3 1012 (55.70%) Cisco Certification
4 947 (52.12%) WAN
5 936 (51.51%) BGP
6 821 (45.18%) CCNP
7 781 (42.98%) OSPF
8 779 (42.87%) VPN
9 684 (37.64%) LAN
10 671 (36.93%) Juniper
11 514 (28.29%) Data Centre
12 436 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
13 398 (21.90%) CCNA
14 389 (21.41%) DNS
15 376 (20.69%) Windows
16 374 (20.58%) VMware
17 370 (20.36%) F5
18 366 (20.14%) Wireless
19 337 (18.55%) VLAN
20 323 (17.78%) Network Security
21 322 (17.72%) TCP/IP
22 311 (17.12%) Microsoft
23 310 (17.06%) Telecoms
24 309 (17.01%) Palo Alto
25 305 (16.79%) Network Design
26 302 (16.62%) Cisco Nexus
27 301 (16.57%) CheckPoint
28 295 (16.24%) Linux
29 288 (15.85%) CCIE
30 283 (15.58%) DHCP

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
1 164 (9.03%) MS Exchange
2 71 (3.91%) Skype for Business
3 67 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 32 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (1.38%) IIS
8 23 (1.27%) Apache
9 19 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 17 (0.94%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.83%) Drupal
12 9 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.28%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.17%) JBoss
15 3 (0.17%) nginx
16 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
17 1 (0.055%) Office Communications Server
17 1 (0.055%) WebSphere
Applications
1 69 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
4 6 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.055%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 143 (7.87%) Office 365
2 99 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.93%) IaaS
5 33 (1.82%) PaaS
6 28 (1.54%) SaaS
7 15 (0.83%) GitHub
8 13 (0.72%) Mimecast
9 11 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.44%) Akamai
12 6 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.055%) Bluemix
15 1 (0.055%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.055%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1076 (59.22%) Firewall
2 947 (52.12%) WAN
3 936 (51.51%) BGP
4 781 (42.98%) OSPF
5 779 (42.87%) VPN
6 684 (37.64%) LAN
7 436 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
8 389 (21.41%) DNS
9 366 (20.14%) Wireless
10 337 (18.55%) VLAN
11 323 (17.78%) Network Security
12 322 (17.72%) TCP/IP
13 302 (16.62%) Cisco Nexus
14 283 (15.58%) DHCP
15 271 (14.91%) IPsec
16 258 (14.20%) VoIP
17 246 (13.54%) Ethernet
18 242 (13.32%) EIGRP
19 217 (11.94%) Cisco IOS
20 186 (10.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (1.05%) MySQL
5 18 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 12 (0.66%) 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%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.17%) Riak
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.055%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.055%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.055%) JIRA
5 1 (0.055%) TeamCity
General
1 310 (17.06%) Telecoms
2 230 (12.66%) Finance
3 53 (2.92%) Marketing
4 38 (2.09%) Retail
5 34 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.71%) Banking
7 30 (1.65%) Legal
8 21 (1.16%) Electronics
9 19 (1.05%) Games
10 18 (0.99%) Law
11 14 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.72%) Back Office
13 5 (0.28%) French Language
13 5 (0.28%) German Language
13 5 (0.28%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.22%) Advertising
14 4 (0.22%) Billing
14 4 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
14 4 (0.22%) Front Office
14 4 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 914 (50.30%) Network Engineer
2 313 (17.23%) Cisco Engineer
3 292 (16.07%) Senior Network Engineer
4 272 (14.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 166 (9.14%) Support Engineer
6 146 (8.04%) Architect
7 142 (7.82%) Juniper Engineer
8 119 (6.55%) Consultant
9 109 (6.00%) Network Architect
10 105 (5.78%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 104 (5.72%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 102 (5.61%) Security Engineer
13 101 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 101 (5.56%) Network Support
14 100 (5.50%) Network Security Engineer
15 98 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 77 (4.24%) Analyst
16 77 (4.24%) Network Support Engineer
17 68 (3.74%) Network Consultant
18 59 (3.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (3.69%) 802.1X
2 39 (2.15%) HTML
3 20 (1.10%) CSS
4 15 (0.83%) Silex
4 15 (0.83%) Symfony
5 14 (0.77%) Web Services
6 10 (0.55%) XML
7 6 (0.33%) RFC 2547
8 5 (0.28%) Middleware
9 3 (0.17%) POSIX
9 3 (0.17%) REST
10 2 (0.11%) CGI
10 2 (0.11%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.11%) SAX
10 2 (0.11%) WAP
10 2 (0.11%) XMPP
11 1 (0.055%) FreeSWITCH
11 1 (0.055%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.055%) VXML
11 1 (0.055%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 514 (28.29%) Data Centre
2 71 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (2.75%) Computer Science
3 50 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 37 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
5 34 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.65%) Clustering
7 28 (1.54%) Driving Licence
8 21 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (1.05%) IVR
10 16 (0.88%) Virtual Team
11 12 (0.66%) EMC VNX
12 11 (0.61%) PKI
12 11 (0.61%) Replication
13 9 (0.50%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.44%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
14 8 (0.44%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.39%) Digital Media
15 7 (0.39%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 376 (20.69%) Windows
2 295 (16.24%) Linux
3 238 (13.10%) Windows Server
4 145 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (5.17%) Unix
7 88 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 75 (4.13%) Windows 7
9 36 (1.98%) Windows XP
10 26 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (1.16%) Solaris
12 20 (1.10%) Windows 10
13 16 (0.88%) CentOS
14 13 (0.72%) Debian
14 13 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.61%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.39%) VyOS
17 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
19 3 (0.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (16.79%) Network Design
2 269 (14.80%) ITIL
3 230 (12.66%) Presales
4 161 (8.86%) Load Balancing
5 133 (7.32%) High Availability
6 104 (5.72%) Network Management
7 101 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
8 100 (5.50%) Change Management
9 96 (5.28%) Mentoring
10 92 (5.06%) Network Architecture
11 84 (4.62%) Service Delivery
12 66 (3.63%) Project Management
13 60 (3.30%) Migration
14 59 (3.25%) Low Latency
15 54 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
15 54 (2.97%) SIEM
16 49 (2.70%) Incident Management
17 48 (2.64%) Kalman Filter
18 46 (2.53%) E-Commerce
19 44 (2.42%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 85 (4.68%) Python
2 64 (3.52%) SQL
3 59 (3.25%) Bash Shell
4 57 (3.14%) Perl
5 44 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 26 (1.43%) PHP
7 21 (1.16%) C
8 18 (0.99%) Java
9 15 (0.83%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.55%) Ruby
12 4 (0.22%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.17%) C++
14 1 (0.055%) C#
14 1 (0.055%) Go
14 1 (0.055%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1012 (55.70%) Cisco Certification
2 821 (45.18%) CCNP
3 398 (21.90%) CCNA
4 288 (15.85%) CCIE
5 174 (9.58%) Degree
6 157 (8.64%) JNCIP
7 73 (4.02%) Security Cleared
8 67 (3.69%) CCDA
9 63 (3.47%) CCSP
10 60 (3.30%) SC Cleared
11 58 (3.19%) CCIP
12 56 (3.08%) JNCIA
13 53 (2.92%) JNCIS
14 44 (2.42%) CCDP
15 43 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
16 36 (1.98%) JNCIE
17 32 (1.76%) CCSA
18 30 (1.65%) MCSE
19 26 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
20 22 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.85%) SLA
2 55 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 18 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.55%) PMO
5 6 (0.33%) QA
6 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.055%) GDPR
9 1 (0.055%) ISO 14000
9 1 (0.055%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 280 (15.41%) Active Directory
2 248 (13.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 45 (2.48%) XenApp
5 40 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (2.15%) Terminal Services
7 31 (1.71%) vSphere
8 24 (1.32%) ProxySG
9 13 (0.72%) KVM
9 13 (0.72%) OpenSIPS
9 13 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
10 12 (0.66%) XenServer
11 11 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.50%) Firmware
13 9 (0.50%) vCloud
13 9 (0.50%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.44%) Xen
15 6 (0.33%) NFS
16 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 90 (4.95%) FortiGate
2 76 (4.18%) Nagios
3 54 (2.97%) SCCM
4 46 (2.53%) Cacti
5 38 (2.09%) WSUS
6 35 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
7 31 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
8 29 (1.60%) SCOM
9 27 (1.49%) Puppet
10 18 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
11 16 (0.88%) OpenNMS
11 16 (0.88%) OpenView
12 12 (0.66%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.61%) Ansible
13 11 (0.61%) RANCID
14 8 (0.44%) Cisco CME
14 8 (0.44%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.33%) HAProxy
15 6 (0.33%) ThinApp
15 6 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1280 (70.45%) Cisco
2 671 (36.93%) Juniper
3 374 (20.58%) VMware
4 370 (20.36%) F5
5 311 (17.12%) Microsoft
6 309 (17.01%) Palo Alto
7 301 (16.57%) CheckPoint
8 168 (9.25%) HP
9 142 (7.82%) SolarWinds
10 123 (6.77%) Citrix
11 99 (5.45%) Fortinet
12 88 (4.84%) Riverbed
13 87 (4.79%) Avaya
14 66 (3.63%) Meraki
15 60 (3.30%) SonicWALL
16 53 (2.92%) Brocade
17 51 (2.81%) Blue Coat
18 44 (2.42%) NetApp
19 42 (2.31%) Huawei
20 37 (2.04%) EMC
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£45k + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 25-30% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Bulletproof
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits.
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + £26,000-£30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + on call allow+o/t
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £36000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum & Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits.
Posted: 5 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + overtime!
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Stanford Associates
Salary: From £26,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent bonus/shift + extensive
Posted: 6 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago