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

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 300 264
Rank change year-on-year +15 -36  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 933 1135 1348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.09% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.86% 6.31% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 789 949 1042
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £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 13603 17985 19852
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.96% 17.30% 18.37%
Number of salaries quoted 11087 14881 15830
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £69,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +21 908 £50,000 - 69
London +67 405 £55,000 +10.00% 23
South East -19 255 £50,000 - 15
Yorkshire +20 76 £42,500 - 4
Berkshire -38 76 £52,500 +5.00% 6
West Midlands +35 71 £50,000 - 8
North West +24 63 £41,000 -15.46% 10
Hampshire +6 58 £52,250 +4.50% 2
West Yorkshire +41 51 £37,500 -25.00% 2
City of London +12 50 £47,500 +5.55% 5
Manchester +6 47 £40,000 -27.27% 9
Surrey +30 45 £45,000 -4.76% 1
Leeds +23 36 £35,000 -30.00% 1
East Sussex +41 35 £40,000 -15.78%
Birmingham +20 35 £50,000 - 3
Brighton - 35 £40,000 -
East of England -17 24 £58,500 +15.27% 2
Hertfordshire +10 20 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West -21 20 £36,000 -10.00% 1
North Yorkshire -12 19 £53,750 +26.47% 2
Reading -29 19 £55,000 +2.32% 2
Watford +8 17 £58,500 +30.00% 1
Basingstoke +4 16 £52,250 +49.28%
Oxfordshire +2 16 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Rochdale - 16 £40,000 - 1
Newbury -2 15 £55,000 +10.00%
Wales +15 14 £41,250 -15.38% 1
Dorking +6 14 £35,250 -32.85%
South Wales +18 12 £36,250 -25.64% 1
Cardiff +10 12 £36,250 -25.64% 1

MPLS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1416 (75.48%) Cisco
2 1066 (56.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1050 (55.97%) Firewall
4 1028 (54.80%) BGP
5 908 (48.40%) WAN
6 905 (48.24%) OSPF
7 890 (47.44%) CCNP
8 737 (39.29%) LAN
9 731 (38.97%) VPN
10 698 (37.21%) Juniper
11 566 (30.17%) Data Centre
12 427 (22.76%) Cisco ASA
13 390 (20.79%) Wireless
14 389 (20.74%) DNS
15 388 (20.68%) F5
16 384 (20.47%) Telecoms
17 377 (20.10%) CCNA
18 352 (18.76%) Network Security
19 340 (18.12%) Cisco Nexus
20 323 (17.22%) TCP/IP
21 315 (16.79%) Network Design
22 314 (16.74%) VoIP
23 306 (16.31%) CheckPoint
24 299 (15.94%) Ethernet
25 295 (15.72%) Windows
26 293 (15.62%) VMware
27 292 (15.57%) EIGRP
28 285 (15.19%) VLAN
29 284 (15.14%) CCIE
30 279 (14.87%) IPsec

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 73 (3.89%) MS Exchange
2 55 (2.93%) Skype for Business
3 43 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 26 (1.39%) OpenStack
6 23 (1.23%) IIS
7 18 (0.96%) Apache
8 16 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.27%) IBM Domino
11 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.21%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.16%) JBoss
14 1 (0.053%) Confluence
14 1 (0.053%) Drupal
14 1 (0.053%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.053%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 63 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 60 (3.20%) MS Office
3 42 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (0.27%) MS Project
6 5 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.053%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.053%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.05%) Office 365
2 67 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.92%) IaaS
5 28 (1.49%) PaaS
6 21 (1.12%) SaaS
7 11 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.37%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.27%) Akamai
13 3 (0.16%) G Suite
14 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.053%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.053%) Bluemix
15 1 (0.053%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.053%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1050 (55.97%) Firewall
2 1028 (54.80%) BGP
3 908 (48.40%) WAN
4 905 (48.24%) OSPF
5 737 (39.29%) LAN
6 731 (38.97%) VPN
7 427 (22.76%) Cisco ASA
8 390 (20.79%) Wireless
9 389 (20.74%) DNS
10 352 (18.76%) Network Security
11 340 (18.12%) Cisco Nexus
12 323 (17.22%) TCP/IP
13 314 (16.74%) VoIP
14 299 (15.94%) Ethernet
15 292 (15.57%) EIGRP
16 285 (15.19%) VLAN
17 279 (14.87%) IPsec
18 275 (14.66%) DHCP
19 237 (12.63%) Cisco IOS
20 192 (10.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.75%) MySQL
3 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.21%) QlikView
6 3 (0.16%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.053%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.053%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.053%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.053%) GIS
8 1 (0.053%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.053%) Riak
Development Applications
1 20 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
2 15 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.053%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.053%) JIRA
General
1 384 (20.47%) Telecoms
2 278 (14.82%) Finance
3 53 (2.83%) Banking
4 51 (2.72%) Marketing
5 39 (2.08%) Retail
6 31 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 16 (0.85%) Legal
9 15 (0.80%) Back Office
10 13 (0.69%) Games
10 13 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.64%) Electronics
11 12 (0.64%) Law
12 10 (0.53%) French Language
12 10 (0.53%) Online Betting
13 9 (0.48%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.32%) Military
15 5 (0.27%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.21%) Brand Awareness
16 4 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 987 (52.61%) Network Engineer
2 298 (15.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 269 (14.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 257 (13.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 192 (10.23%) Juniper Engineer
6 161 (8.58%) Architect
7 140 (7.46%) Support Engineer
8 139 (7.41%) Consultant
9 108 (5.76%) Network Architect
10 93 (4.96%) Network Support
10 93 (4.96%) Security Engineer
11 89 (4.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 88 (4.69%) Network Consultant
12 88 (4.69%) Network Security Engineer
13 85 (4.53%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 83 (4.42%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 70 (3.73%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
15 70 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 67 (3.57%) Analyst
17 62 (3.30%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (5.44%) 802.1X
2 15 (0.80%) HTML
3 12 (0.64%) SAX
3 12 (0.64%) Web Services
4 8 (0.43%) CSS
5 6 (0.32%) Middleware
6 5 (0.27%) REST
7 3 (0.16%) .NET
7 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.16%) Apache Flex
7 3 (0.16%) HTML5
7 3 (0.16%) POSIX
8 2 (0.11%) Ajax
8 2 (0.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.11%) CGI
8 2 (0.11%) COM
8 2 (0.11%) jQuery
8 2 (0.11%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.11%) SAML
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 566 (30.17%) Data Centre
2 104 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 54 (2.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 54 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 41 (2.19%) Driving Licence
6 37 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
7 21 (1.12%) Virtual Team
8 20 (1.07%) PKI
9 17 (0.91%) Clustering
10 15 (0.80%) IVR
11 14 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.43%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.37%) AS400
15 6 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
15 6 (0.32%) iPad
15 6 (0.32%) Public Cloud
16 5 (0.27%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 295 (15.72%) Windows
2 261 (13.91%) Linux
3 174 (9.28%) Windows Server
4 107 (5.70%) Unix
5 96 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (1.71%) Windows 7
9 21 (1.12%) Debian
10 20 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (1.07%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.85%) Solaris
12 15 (0.80%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.64%) CentOS
13 12 (0.64%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.53%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.37%) VyOS
16 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (16.79%) Network Design
2 249 (13.27%) ITIL
3 240 (12.79%) Presales
4 144 (7.68%) High Availability
5 143 (7.62%) Network Management
6 141 (7.52%) Load Balancing
7 105 (5.60%) Network Monitoring
8 97 (5.17%) Change Management
9 90 (4.80%) Network Architecture
10 76 (4.05%) Project Management
11 70 (3.73%) Mentoring
12 64 (3.41%) Migration
13 58 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
14 57 (3.04%) Service Delivery
15 48 (2.56%) Problem Management
16 47 (2.51%) Capacity Planning
16 47 (2.51%) Incident Management
17 46 (2.45%) Low Latency
18 45 (2.40%) ITIL V3
19 43 (2.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 49 (2.61%) Python
2 44 (2.35%) SQL
3 31 (1.65%) Bash Shell
4 29 (1.55%) Perl
5 19 (1.01%) C
6 18 (0.96%) PowerShell
7 16 (0.85%) Java
8 14 (0.75%) PHP
9 7 (0.37%) Tcl
10 4 (0.21%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.16%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.11%) C#
12 2 (0.11%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.053%) R
Qualifications
1 1066 (56.82%) Cisco Certification
2 890 (47.44%) CCNP
3 377 (20.10%) CCNA
4 284 (15.14%) CCIE
5 185 (9.86%) JNCIP
6 176 (9.38%) Degree
7 113 (6.02%) Security Cleared
8 85 (4.53%) JNCIA
9 83 (4.42%) SC Cleared
10 53 (2.83%) CCIP
11 50 (2.67%) JNCIS
12 49 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 44 (2.35%) CCDP
13 44 (2.35%) CCSP
14 40 (2.13%) MCSE
15 31 (1.65%) JNCIE
16 30 (1.60%) CCDA
17 24 (1.28%) CCSA
17 24 (1.28%) CCSE
18 23 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.96%) SLA
2 76 (4.05%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.21%) ISO 14000
6 4 (0.21%) NEBOSH
6 4 (0.21%) QA
7 3 (0.16%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.053%) PMO
System Software
1 198 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 179 (9.54%) Active Directory
3 74 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 42 (2.24%) VMware ESX
5 27 (1.44%) Firmware
6 21 (1.12%) Terminal Services
7 18 (0.96%) vSphere
8 16 (0.85%) OpenSIPS
9 12 (0.64%) XenApp
10 9 (0.48%) NFS
10 9 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.48%) XenServer
11 8 (0.43%) ProxySG
12 6 (0.32%) KVM
12 6 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.27%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.21%) Xen
15 3 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 85 (4.53%) FortiGate
2 72 (3.84%) Nagios
3 48 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
4 39 (2.08%) Cacti
5 38 (2.03%) SCCM
6 30 (1.60%) SCOM
7 29 (1.55%) Puppet
8 26 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
9 20 (1.07%) Cisco UCCE
10 19 (1.01%) Ansible
11 17 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
12 16 (0.85%) Cisco CME
13 14 (0.75%) OpenNMS
14 10 (0.53%) HAProxy
14 10 (0.53%) WSUS
15 9 (0.48%) OpenView
16 8 (0.43%) RANCID
17 7 (0.37%) WhatsUp Gold
18 6 (0.32%) BladeLogic
18 6 (0.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1416 (75.48%) Cisco
2 698 (37.21%) Juniper
3 388 (20.68%) F5
4 306 (16.31%) CheckPoint
5 293 (15.62%) VMware
6 278 (14.82%) Palo Alto
7 213 (11.35%) Microsoft
8 168 (8.96%) SolarWinds
9 143 (7.62%) HP
10 101 (5.38%) Fortinet
11 99 (5.28%) Avaya
12 94 (5.01%) Riverbed
13 68 (3.62%) Citrix
14 67 (3.57%) Brocade
15 62 (3.30%) Meraki
16 58 (3.09%) SonicWALL
17 56 (2.99%) Arista
18 46 (2.45%) Huawei
19 44 (2.35%) Aruba
20 36 (1.92%) Mitel
Leicestershire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicestershire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £48,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + shift allowance+ben
Posted: 13 hours ago
Broxburn, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West
Yoh
Salary: £0.00 - £35000 per annum + car or car allowance
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stanford Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent bonus and extensive bene
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lennon Wright
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent training, progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crawford & Co
Salary: £30,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k-£42k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
GM Financial
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
GM Financial
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago