Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 324 306 345
Rank change year-on-year -18 +39 +7
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1752 2057 2046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.04% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.24% 6.19% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1489 1778 1681
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.17% -3.16% +5.56%

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 28090 33253 37788
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.88% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22724 27547 30756
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,500 £70,000
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -19 1687 £50,000 - 92
UK excluding London -18 1014 £45,000 -2.17% 60
London -7 712 £57,500 +4.55% 35
South East -18 417 £49,000 -2.00% 17
North of England +31 287 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Midlands +42 186 £47,500 -5.00% 8
North West +23 167 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Yorkshire +35 120 £45,250 +0.56% 12
West Midlands -4 106 £50,000 - 6
East of England +20 83 £58,500 +19.39% 5
East Midlands +75 81 £35,000 -21.35% 2
Scotland +1 30 £65,000 +85.71% 3
South West -113 30 £40,000 +17.65% 4
Wales +7 11 £42,500 -8.11%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1245 (71.06%) Cisco
2 1050 (59.93%) Firewall
3 1007 (57.48%) Cisco Certification
4 997 (56.91%) WAN
5 846 (48.29%) BGP
6 791 (45.15%) VPN
7 775 (44.24%) CCNP
8 731 (41.72%) OSPF
9 708 (40.41%) LAN
10 640 (36.53%) Juniper
11 488 (27.85%) Data Centre
12 440 (25.11%) Cisco ASA
13 434 (24.77%) DNS
14 418 (23.86%) CCNA
15 404 (23.06%) Windows
16 403 (23.00%) VMware
17 375 (21.40%) F5
18 363 (20.72%) VLAN
19 361 (20.61%) Wireless
20 359 (20.49%) Microsoft
21 338 (19.29%) TCP/IP
22 337 (19.24%) CCIE
23 332 (18.95%) IPsec
24 327 (18.66%) CheckPoint
25 323 (18.44%) DHCP
26 321 (18.32%) Active Directory
27 309 (17.64%) Network Security
28 308 (17.58%) Cisco Nexus
29 306 (17.47%) ITIL
30 305 (17.41%) Linux

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
1 204 (11.64%) MS Exchange
2 87 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (4.91%) Skype for Business
4 47 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 43 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (2.23%) IIS
7 36 (2.05%) SharePoint
8 28 (1.60%) CMS
9 22 (1.26%) Apache
10 18 (1.03%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 15 (0.86%) Drupal
13 11 (0.63%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.23%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.23%) JBoss
14 4 (0.23%) nginx
14 4 (0.23%) SAS
14 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 78 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.23%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 183 (10.45%) Office 365
2 133 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (2.28%) SaaS
5 37 (2.11%) PaaS
6 31 (1.77%) IaaS
7 22 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 15 (0.86%) GitHub
9 13 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.68%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.51%) Akamai
11 9 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.17%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.057%) Bluemix
15 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.057%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1050 (59.93%) Firewall
2 997 (56.91%) WAN
3 846 (48.29%) BGP
4 791 (45.15%) VPN
5 731 (41.72%) OSPF
6 708 (40.41%) LAN
7 440 (25.11%) Cisco ASA
8 434 (24.77%) DNS
9 363 (20.72%) VLAN
10 361 (20.61%) Wireless
11 338 (19.29%) TCP/IP
12 332 (18.95%) IPsec
13 323 (18.44%) DHCP
14 309 (17.64%) Network Security
15 308 (17.58%) Cisco Nexus
16 278 (15.87%) VoIP
17 260 (14.84%) EIGRP
18 247 (14.10%) Ethernet
19 199 (11.36%) Cisco IOS
20 185 (10.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.26%) MySQL
3 22 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (0.97%) NoSQL
5 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.23%) Big Data
6 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.11%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (0.91%) Git (software)
2 15 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.057%) JIRA
4 1 (0.057%) TeamCity
General
1 268 (15.30%) Telecoms
2 236 (13.47%) Finance
3 64 (3.65%) Banking
4 53 (3.03%) Marketing
5 46 (2.63%) Retail
6 30 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.66%) Legal
8 28 (1.60%) Games
9 25 (1.43%) Law
10 23 (1.31%) Electronics
11 15 (0.86%) Back Office
11 15 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.63%) Billing
14 10 (0.57%) French Language
15 9 (0.51%) German Language
16 6 (0.34%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.29%) Advertising
18 4 (0.23%) Automotive
18 4 (0.23%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 835 (47.66%) Network Engineer
2 304 (17.35%) Senior Network Engineer
3 290 (16.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 242 (13.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 175 (9.99%) Support Engineer
6 139 (7.93%) Architect
7 117 (6.68%) Juniper Engineer
8 109 (6.22%) Network Architect
9 102 (5.82%) Consultant
9 102 (5.82%) Network Support
10 100 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 99 (5.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 94 (5.37%) Security Engineer
13 93 (5.31%) Analyst
13 93 (5.31%) Network Security Engineer
13 93 (5.31%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 92 (5.25%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 85 (4.85%) Network Support Engineer
16 63 (3.60%) IT Engineer
17 62 (3.54%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.39%) 802.1X
2 37 (2.11%) HTML
3 30 (1.71%) XMPP
4 19 (1.08%) CSS
5 15 (0.86%) Silex
5 15 (0.86%) Symfony
6 13 (0.74%) Web Services
7 12 (0.68%) XML
8 10 (0.57%) RFC 2547
9 5 (0.29%) Middleware
10 2 (0.11%) POSIX
10 2 (0.11%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.11%) REST
10 2 (0.11%) WAP
11 1 (0.057%) CGI
11 1 (0.057%) COM
11 1 (0.057%) FreeSWITCH
11 1 (0.057%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.057%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 488 (27.85%) Data Centre
2 56 (3.20%) Clustering
3 54 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.51%) Driving Licence
6 40 (2.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 37 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.60%) Replication
9 27 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
10 22 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (0.91%) Blackberry
12 16 (0.91%) PKI
13 15 (0.86%) IVR
14 14 (0.80%) iPhone
15 13 (0.74%) EMC VNX
15 13 (0.74%) Eurex
16 12 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
17 11 (0.63%) Digital Media
18 10 (0.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 404 (23.06%) Windows
2 305 (17.41%) Linux
3 261 (14.90%) Windows Server
4 182 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 146 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (6.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 89 (5.08%) Windows 7
8 72 (4.11%) Unix
9 48 (2.74%) Windows XP
10 27 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (1.48%) Windows 10
12 17 (0.97%) CentOS
13 15 (0.86%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.80%) Solaris
15 13 (0.74%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.51%) Debian
17 8 (0.46%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (17.47%) ITIL
2 277 (15.81%) Network Design
3 225 (12.84%) Load Balancing
4 202 (11.53%) Presales
5 136 (7.76%) Network Management
6 131 (7.48%) High Availability
7 125 (7.13%) Change Management
8 122 (6.96%) Mentoring
9 109 (6.22%) Service Delivery
10 103 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
11 94 (5.37%) Project Management
12 81 (4.62%) Network Architecture
13 70 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 69 (3.94%) Kalman Filter
14 69 (3.94%) Migration
15 64 (3.65%) Incident Management
16 61 (3.48%) SIEM
17 59 (3.37%) Problem Management
17 59 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
18 58 (3.31%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 94 (5.37%) Python
2 71 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 66 (3.77%) Bash Shell
4 65 (3.71%) Perl
5 63 (3.60%) SQL
6 28 (1.60%) C
7 20 (1.14%) PHP
8 18 (1.03%) Ruby
9 16 (0.91%) Java
10 15 (0.86%) JavaScript
10 15 (0.86%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.29%) C++
12 4 (0.23%) Tcl
13 1 (0.057%) C#
13 1 (0.057%) Go
Qualifications
1 1007 (57.48%) Cisco Certification
2 775 (44.24%) CCNP
3 418 (23.86%) CCNA
4 337 (19.24%) CCIE
5 163 (9.30%) Degree
6 137 (7.82%) JNCIP
7 72 (4.11%) CCDA
8 52 (2.97%) CCIP
9 51 (2.91%) CCSP
9 51 (2.91%) JNCIA
10 50 (2.85%) JNCIS
10 50 (2.85%) Security Cleared
11 44 (2.51%) SC Cleared
12 42 (2.40%) CCDP
13 41 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 40 (2.28%) CCSA
15 39 (2.23%) JNCIE
16 35 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 34 (1.94%) CCVP
18 28 (1.60%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.00%) SLA
2 45 (2.57%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.14%) PMO
5 11 (0.63%) QA
6 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.17%) GDPR
8 2 (0.11%) GCP
8 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 321 (18.32%) Active Directory
2 294 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (6.39%) Hyper-V
4 52 (2.97%) Terminal Services
5 49 (2.80%) XenApp
6 45 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (2.40%) vSphere
8 34 (1.94%) ProxySG
9 18 (1.03%) KVM
10 15 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (0.80%) XenServer
12 13 (0.74%) VMware NSX
13 12 (0.68%) OpenSIPS
13 12 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (0.51%) vCloud
15 9 (0.51%) Xen
15 9 (0.51%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 69 (3.94%) FortiGate
2 64 (3.65%) Nagios
3 49 (2.80%) WSUS
4 48 (2.74%) SCCM
5 43 (2.45%) Cacti
5 43 (2.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 43 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
6 34 (1.94%) SolarWinds Orion
7 26 (1.48%) Puppet
8 25 (1.43%) SCOM
9 21 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
9 21 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
10 19 (1.08%) vCenter Server
11 17 (0.97%) ZABBIX
12 15 (0.86%) Backup Exec
13 13 (0.74%) Ansible
14 12 (0.68%) OpenNMS
15 11 (0.63%) OpenView
16 10 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
16 10 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1245 (71.06%) Cisco
2 640 (36.53%) Juniper
3 403 (23.00%) VMware
4 375 (21.40%) F5
5 359 (20.49%) Microsoft
6 327 (18.66%) CheckPoint
7 304 (17.35%) Palo Alto
8 185 (10.56%) HP
9 146 (8.33%) SolarWinds
10 142 (8.11%) Citrix
11 106 (6.05%) Riverbed
12 87 (4.97%) Fortinet
13 84 (4.79%) Avaya
14 68 (3.88%) Meraki
15 62 (3.54%) Blue Coat
16 46 (2.63%) Brocade
16 46 (2.63%) SonicWALL
17 45 (2.57%) EMC
18 44 (2.51%) NetApp
19 43 (2.45%) Veeam