Period
to 22 November 2018

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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 354 309
Rank change year-on-year -59 -45 +56
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1,189 1,617 2,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.89% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 5.75% 6.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,039 1,312 1,690
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,948 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% - +1.06%

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 24,192 28,110 32,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.86% 15.55% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 19,085 22,820 26,267
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 November 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the UK

MPLS
Top 15 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 November 2018. 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 -41 1,136 £50,000 - 178
UK excluding London -37 691 £46,948 -1.16% 141
London -41 472 £55,000 -4.35% 52
South East -36 229 £52,500 +7.14% 37
North of England -20 184 £40,000 -11.11% 34
Midlands -5 139 £45,000 - 26
North West +5 113 £37,500 -16.67% 16
West Midlands +54 103 £50,000 - 17
East of England +26 95 £60,000 -4.00% 15
Yorkshire -20 66 £47,500 +7.95% 15
East Midlands -28 40 £45,000 +28.57% 9
South West +9 37 £45,000 +8.43% 14
Scotland -13 29 £57,500 -11.54% 9
Wales +6 9 £50,121 -9.27% 5
North East - 5 £32,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for MPLS.

1 865 (72.75%) Cisco
2 674 (56.69%) Cisco Certification
3 657 (55.26%) WAN
4 626 (52.65%) Firewall
5 536 (45.08%) BGP
6 532 (44.74%) CCNP
7 444 (37.34%) VPN
8 433 (36.42%) LAN
9 421 (35.41%) OSPF
10 326 (27.42%) CCNA
11 324 (27.25%) Juniper
12 317 (26.66%) Wireless
13 307 (25.82%) Data Centre
14 244 (20.52%) Telecoms
15 237 (19.93%) Ethernet
16 233 (19.60%) CheckPoint
17 230 (19.34%) Microsoft
18 227 (19.09%) Cisco ASA
19 220 (18.50%) Windows
20 216 (18.17%) VoIP
21 208 (17.49%) TCP/IP
21 208 (17.49%) CCIE
22 205 (17.24%) DNS
23 201 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
24 195 (16.40%) Network Security
25 183 (15.39%) Active Directory
26 182 (15.31%) VMware
27 179 (15.05%) F5
28 174 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
29 164 (13.79%) SolarWinds

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 67 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 53 (4.46%) Skype for Business
3 25 (2.10%) IIS
4 24 (2.02%) CMS
5 21 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.50%) Apache
10 6 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.34%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.084%) JBoss
13 1 (0.084%) SAS
13 1 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.084%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 56 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.17%) BASE24
2 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.084%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 174 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (9.76%) Office 365
3 109 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.35%) IaaS
5 13 (1.09%) SaaS
6 12 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.01%) PaaS
7 9 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.67%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.59%) OpenDNS
10 5 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.34%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.34%) Route 53
11 4 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 657 (55.26%) WAN
2 626 (52.65%) Firewall
3 536 (45.08%) BGP
4 444 (37.34%) VPN
5 433 (36.42%) LAN
6 421 (35.41%) OSPF
7 317 (26.66%) Wireless
8 237 (19.93%) Ethernet
9 227 (19.09%) Cisco ASA
10 216 (18.17%) VoIP
11 208 (17.49%) TCP/IP
12 205 (17.24%) DNS
13 201 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 195 (16.40%) Network Security
15 161 (13.54%) VPLS
16 160 (13.46%) VLAN
17 158 (13.29%) IPsec
18 153 (12.87%) EIGRP
19 145 (12.20%) DHCP
20 140 (11.77%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.93%) Power BI
5 10 (0.84%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.67%) Big Data
8 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.17%) MySQL
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.084%) Essbase
11 1 (0.084%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.084%) OLTP
11 1 (0.084%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.084%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.084%) Hudson
General
1 244 (20.52%) Telecoms
2 164 (13.79%) Finance
3 107 (9.00%) Banking
4 55 (4.63%) Retail
5 42 (3.53%) French Language
6 38 (3.20%) German Language
7 34 (2.86%) Italian Language
8 32 (2.69%) Advertising
9 27 (2.27%) Legal
10 22 (1.85%) Law
11 18 (1.51%) Back Office
12 15 (1.26%) Front Office
13 14 (1.18%) Spanish Language
14 12 (1.01%) Marketing
14 12 (1.01%) Multimedia
15 10 (0.84%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
17 5 (0.42%) Dutch Language
17 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 510 (42.89%) Network Engineer
2 148 (12.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 130 (10.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 104 (8.75%) Architect
5 101 (8.49%) Senior Network Engineer
6 75 (6.31%) Consultant
7 68 (5.72%) Analyst
8 65 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 62 (5.21%) Security Engineer
10 60 (5.05%) Network Manager
11 56 (4.71%) Infrastructure Manager
12 53 (4.46%) Project Engineer
13 51 (4.29%) Network Architect
14 47 (3.95%) Network Security Engineer
15 45 (3.78%) NOC Engineer
16 43 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
17 42 (3.53%) Project Manager
17 42 (3.53%) Support Engineer
18 36 (3.03%) Presales Consultant
19 35 (2.94%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.62%) 802.1X
2 42 (3.53%) XMPP
3 17 (1.43%) LDAP
4 12 (1.01%) REST
5 10 (0.84%) Node.js
5 10 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (0.84%) WebSockets
6 9 (0.76%) J2EE
7 7 (0.59%) Web Services
8 6 (0.50%) XML
9 4 (0.34%) .NET
9 4 (0.34%) JSON
10 3 (0.25%) COM
10 3 (0.25%) HTML
11 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.084%) LAMP
12 1 (0.084%) Middleware
12 1 (0.084%) OpenID
12 1 (0.084%) SailPoint
12 1 (0.084%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 307 (25.82%) Data Centre
2 115 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.78%) Video Conferencing
4 33 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 33 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.02%) Fat Client
6 24 (2.02%) Thin Client
7 21 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 16 (1.35%) Clustering
8 16 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 15 (1.26%) BBC
9 15 (1.26%) Replication
10 12 (1.01%) CMDB
10 12 (1.01%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (0.93%) NHS
12 10 (0.84%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.84%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 220 (18.50%) Windows
2 123 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 110 (9.25%) Linux
4 53 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (3.87%) Windows 10
7 41 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 29 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.68%) Unix
10 19 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.84%) FreeBSD
12 8 (0.67%) Solaris
12 8 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (0.59%) CentOS
14 6 (0.50%) Android
15 5 (0.42%) HPUX
15 5 (0.42%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.42%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.34%) Debian
16 4 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
2 157 (13.20%) ITIL
3 134 (11.27%) Network Management
4 123 (10.34%) Network Design
5 121 (10.18%) Presales
6 120 (10.09%) Load Balancing
7 105 (8.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 82 (6.90%) Project Management
9 77 (6.48%) Service Delivery
10 67 (5.63%) Problem Management
11 66 (5.55%) Network Architecture
12 65 (5.47%) Change Management
13 61 (5.13%) Mentoring
14 58 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 55 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
16 54 (4.54%) Agile Software Development
16 54 (4.54%) Migration
17 51 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
18 50 (4.21%) Kalman Filter
19 48 (4.04%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 80 (6.73%) Python
2 77 (6.48%) SQL
3 67 (5.63%) Perl
4 62 (5.21%) PowerShell
5 19 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 17 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 16 (1.35%) C
8 11 (0.93%) VBA
9 6 (0.50%) VBScript
10 3 (0.25%) Java
11 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.084%) C#
12 1 (0.084%) C++
12 1 (0.084%) Lisp
12 1 (0.084%) PHP
Qualifications
1 674 (56.69%) Cisco Certification
2 532 (44.74%) CCNP
3 326 (27.42%) CCNA
4 208 (17.49%) CCIE
5 127 (10.68%) Degree
6 59 (4.96%) CCVP
7 55 (4.63%) JNCIA
8 53 (4.46%) JNCIP
9 52 (4.37%) JNCIE
9 52 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 48 (4.04%) Security Cleared
11 36 (3.03%) CCDP
12 32 (2.69%) SC Cleared
13 31 (2.61%) JNCIS
14 21 (1.77%) MCSE
15 20 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (1.68%) MCSA
16 19 (1.60%) CCIP
17 18 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (1.43%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.98%) SLA
2 37 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.43%) GDPR
4 11 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.50%) PMO
6 5 (0.42%) QA
7 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.34%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.34%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 183 (15.39%) Active Directory
2 108 (9.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.85%) XenDesktop
5 21 (1.77%) VMware NSX
6 17 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.43%) XenApp
7 15 (1.26%) Docker
8 14 (1.18%) VMware Server
8 14 (1.18%) vSphere
9 9 (0.76%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.50%) DFS Replication
10 6 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 5 (0.42%) NFS
11 5 (0.42%) pfSense
12 4 (0.34%) vCloud
13 3 (0.25%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 75 (6.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 64 (5.38%) Nagios
3 54 (4.54%) Cisco Prime
4 43 (3.62%) SCCM
5 35 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
6 28 (2.35%) QRadar
7 26 (2.19%) FortiGate
8 22 (1.85%) Cisco UCCE
8 22 (1.85%) vCenter Server
9 19 (1.60%) Stealthwatch
10 15 (1.26%) Ansible
11 14 (1.18%) SCOM
12 13 (1.09%) Cacti
12 13 (1.09%) WhatsUp Gold
13 12 (1.01%) CSIRT
14 10 (0.84%) Terraform
15 9 (0.76%) Puppet
15 9 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
17 7 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 865 (72.75%) Cisco
2 324 (27.25%) Juniper
3 233 (19.60%) CheckPoint
4 230 (19.34%) Microsoft
5 182 (15.31%) VMware
6 179 (15.05%) F5
7 164 (13.79%) SolarWinds
8 139 (11.69%) Palo Alto
9 111 (9.34%) Meraki
10 96 (8.07%) Citrix
11 86 (7.23%) Fortinet
12 70 (5.89%) Riverbed
13 60 (5.05%) Avaya
14 52 (4.37%) HP
15 36 (3.03%) McAfee
16 30 (2.52%) BT
17 28 (2.35%) Nokia
18 26 (2.19%) Speakerbus
19 24 (2.02%) Blue Coat
20 23 (1.93%) Dell