Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 306 374
Rank change year-on-year -28 +68 -60
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1681 1980 1880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.03% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.02% 6.11% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1384 1669 1605
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £46,750
% change year-on-year -2.17% -1.60% +3.89%

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 27934 32390 36472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 16.90% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22684 26603 30061
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
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 18 October 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 18 October 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 1614 £50,000 - 84
UK excluding London -11 969 £45,000 -2.17% 50
London -27 696 £60,000 +14.29% 36
South East -50 349 £50,000 -4.76% 19
North of England +90 287 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Midlands +41 181 £47,500 +18.75% 13
North West +34 162 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire +81 125 £44,500 +5.95% 7
East of England +51 99 £62,500 +13.64% 2
West Midlands -2 92 £52,500 +31.25% 7
East Midlands +95 90 £35,000 -20.45% 5
Scotland -2 45 £65,000 +85.71% 1
South West -72 30 £41,750 +23.70% 4
Wales +7 8 £41,121 -39.08% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1231 (73.23%) Cisco
2 1072 (63.77%) Firewall
3 969 (57.64%) Cisco Certification
4 959 (57.05%) WAN
5 843 (50.15%) BGP
6 790 (47.00%) VPN
7 739 (43.96%) OSPF
8 736 (43.78%) CCNP
9 697 (41.46%) LAN
10 583 (34.68%) Juniper
11 473 (28.14%) DNS
12 466 (27.72%) Data Centre
13 439 (26.12%) Cisco ASA
14 399 (23.74%) CCNA
15 373 (22.19%) Windows
16 372 (22.13%) CCIE
17 368 (21.89%) VMware
18 366 (21.77%) Wireless
19 362 (21.53%) F5
20 361 (21.48%) IPsec
21 345 (20.52%) CheckPoint
22 343 (20.40%) Microsoft
23 342 (20.35%) DHCP
24 336 (19.99%) Active Directory
24 336 (19.99%) Network Security
25 327 (19.45%) TCP/IP
25 327 (19.45%) EIGRP
26 320 (19.04%) ITIL
27 317 (18.86%) VLAN
28 313 (18.62%) Cisco Nexus

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
1 187 (11.12%) MS Exchange
2 109 (6.48%) Skype for Business
3 82 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (3.51%) CMS
5 52 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (2.86%) IIS
7 47 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 43 (2.56%) SharePoint
9 23 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (1.25%) Apache
11 14 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.71%) Drupal
13 9 (0.54%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.48%) SAS
15 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.24%) JBoss
16 4 (0.24%) nginx
17 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
18 2 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
18 2 (0.12%) CloudStack
Applications
1 65 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.65%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.059%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 182 (10.83%) Office 365
2 157 (9.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (2.02%) SaaS
5 24 (1.43%) PaaS
6 15 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (0.83%) GitHub
7 14 (0.83%) IaaS
8 10 (0.59%) Akamai
9 8 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.48%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.24%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.059%) G Suite
13 1 (0.059%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1072 (63.77%) Firewall
2 959 (57.05%) WAN
3 843 (50.15%) BGP
4 790 (47.00%) VPN
5 739 (43.96%) OSPF
6 697 (41.46%) LAN
7 473 (28.14%) DNS
8 439 (26.12%) Cisco ASA
9 366 (21.77%) Wireless
10 361 (21.48%) IPsec
11 342 (20.35%) DHCP
12 336 (19.99%) Network Security
13 327 (19.45%) EIGRP
13 327 (19.45%) TCP/IP
14 317 (18.86%) VLAN
15 313 (18.62%) Cisco Nexus
16 294 (17.49%) VoIP
17 250 (14.87%) Cisco IOS
18 220 (13.09%) Ethernet
19 201 (11.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.25%) MySQL
5 16 (0.95%) NoSQL
6 14 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.24%) Big Data
7 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.12%) OLTP
8 2 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.12%) Riak
Development Applications
1 15 (0.89%) Git (software)
1 15 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (0.24%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.12%) Ant
3 2 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.12%) GitLab
3 2 (0.12%) Maven
3 2 (0.12%) Subversion
3 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.12%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.059%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.059%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 280 (16.66%) Finance
2 235 (13.98%) Telecoms
3 103 (6.13%) Banking
4 44 (2.62%) Marketing
4 44 (2.62%) Retail
5 32 (1.90%) Legal
6 23 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.31%) Games
8 20 (1.19%) Law
9 19 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.07%) French Language
11 17 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.95%) Electronics
12 16 (0.95%) German Language
13 12 (0.71%) Back Office
13 12 (0.71%) Billing
14 11 (0.65%) Advertising
15 10 (0.59%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.48%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.36%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 792 (47.11%) Network Engineer
2 306 (18.20%) Senior Network Engineer
3 269 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 221 (13.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 146 (8.69%) Support Engineer
6 141 (8.39%) Architect
7 104 (6.19%) Network Architect
8 101 (6.01%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 99 (5.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 98 (5.83%) Analyst
10 98 (5.83%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 96 (5.71%) Consultant
12 89 (5.29%) Juniper Engineer
13 87 (5.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 82 (4.88%) Network Support
15 81 (4.82%) Security Engineer
16 80 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
17 74 (4.40%) Network Support Engineer
18 63 (3.75%) IT Engineer
19 59 (3.51%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (4.58%) 802.1X
2 66 (3.93%) XMPP
3 38 (2.26%) HTML
4 23 (1.37%) Web Services
5 18 (1.07%) XML
6 15 (0.89%) CSS
7 12 (0.71%) RFC 2547
7 12 (0.71%) Silex
7 12 (0.71%) Symfony
8 6 (0.36%) REST
9 4 (0.24%) JSON
10 3 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.12%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.059%) COM
12 1 (0.059%) FreeSWITCH
12 1 (0.059%) VXML
12 1 (0.059%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 466 (27.72%) Data Centre
2 89 (5.29%) Clustering
3 68 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (3.63%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 40 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 38 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 33 (1.96%) Replication
9 30 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
10 25 (1.49%) Eurex
10 25 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.31%) Blackberry
12 17 (1.01%) PKI
13 16 (0.95%) Over-the-Top Content
14 15 (0.89%) Digital Media
14 15 (0.89%) iPhone
15 14 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
16 13 (0.77%) Public Cloud
17 12 (0.71%) EMC VNX
18 11 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 373 (22.19%) Windows
2 262 (15.59%) Linux
3 244 (14.52%) Windows Server
4 165 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 131 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (6.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 86 (5.12%) Windows 7
8 54 (3.21%) Unix
9 42 (2.50%) Windows XP
10 27 (1.61%) Windows 10
11 24 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (1.07%) Ubuntu
13 13 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.71%) CentOS
14 12 (0.71%) Solaris
15 11 (0.65%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.30%) Android
17 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.24%) SUSE
17 4 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (19.04%) ITIL
2 284 (16.89%) Network Design
3 258 (15.35%) Load Balancing
4 164 (9.76%) Presales
5 135 (8.03%) Network Management
6 123 (7.32%) Change Management
7 120 (7.14%) High Availability
7 120 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 117 (6.96%) Network Monitoring
9 114 (6.78%) Project Management
10 110 (6.54%) Service Delivery
11 85 (5.06%) Migration
12 74 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
13 68 (4.05%) Incident Management
14 66 (3.93%) Network Architecture
15 64 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
15 64 (3.81%) SIEM
16 62 (3.69%) E-Commerce
17 60 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
18 58 (3.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (5.35%) Python
2 85 (5.06%) PowerShell
3 64 (3.81%) Perl
4 59 (3.51%) Bash Shell
4 59 (3.51%) SQL
5 34 (2.02%) C
6 24 (1.43%) Ruby
7 16 (0.95%) Java
8 14 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.71%) PHP
10 11 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.48%) C++
12 4 (0.24%) Tcl
13 2 (0.12%) Scala
14 1 (0.059%) C#
14 1 (0.059%) Go
Qualifications
1 969 (57.64%) Cisco Certification
2 736 (43.78%) CCNP
3 399 (23.74%) CCNA
4 372 (22.13%) CCIE
5 175 (10.41%) Degree
6 138 (8.21%) JNCIP
7 66 (3.93%) CCIP
8 60 (3.57%) CCVP
9 57 (3.39%) CCDA
10 48 (2.86%) JNCIS
11 47 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 45 (2.68%) CCSA
13 39 (2.32%) CCDP
14 38 (2.26%) Security Cleared
15 37 (2.20%) CCSP
16 35 (2.08%) JNCIE
17 34 (2.02%) MCSE
18 33 (1.96%) MCP
18 33 (1.96%) SC Cleared
19 32 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.10%) SLA
2 43 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 32 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.78%) PMO
5 11 (0.65%) QA
6 10 (0.59%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.18%) GDPR
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.059%) GCP
System Software
1 336 (19.99%) Active Directory
2 276 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (6.96%) Hyper-V
4 60 (3.57%) vSphere
5 47 (2.80%) Terminal Services
6 46 (2.74%) XenApp
7 42 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (1.84%) ProxySG
9 23 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (0.95%) KVM
11 13 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (0.71%) XenServer
13 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.59%) OpenSIPS
13 10 (0.59%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.54%) Firmware
14 9 (0.54%) Xen
15 8 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (0.48%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 75 (4.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 59 (3.51%) FortiGate
2 59 (3.51%) Nagios
3 51 (3.03%) Cisco UCCE
4 50 (2.97%) Cisco UCCX
5 49 (2.91%) Cisco Prime
6 43 (2.56%) WSUS
7 41 (2.44%) SCCM
7 41 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
8 39 (2.32%) Cacti
9 31 (1.84%) Puppet
10 27 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (1.31%) SCOM
11 22 (1.31%) vCenter Server
12 20 (1.19%) Ansible
13 16 (0.95%) Backup Exec
14 15 (0.89%) ZABBIX
15 10 (0.59%) OpenNMS
15 10 (0.59%) RANCID
15 10 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1231 (73.23%) Cisco
2 583 (34.68%) Juniper
3 368 (21.89%) VMware
4 362 (21.53%) F5
5 345 (20.52%) CheckPoint
6 343 (20.40%) Microsoft
7 300 (17.85%) Palo Alto
8 176 (10.47%) HP
9 153 (9.10%) Citrix
10 149 (8.86%) SolarWinds
11 124 (7.38%) Riverbed
12 79 (4.70%) Avaya
12 79 (4.70%) Fortinet
13 59 (3.51%) Blue Coat
14 52 (3.09%) Meraki
15 50 (2.97%) Arista
16 48 (2.86%) Aruba
17 47 (2.80%) Brocade
17 47 (2.80%) ProCurve
18 45 (2.68%) Veeam