Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 429 333 317
Rank change year-on-year -96 -16 +53
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1,174 1,718 1,994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.98% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.72% 6.19% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,005 1,430 1,704
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,100 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%

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 24,871 27,760 32,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.94% 15.90% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,768 22,551 26,728
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £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 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the UK

MPLS
Top 16 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 24 September 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 -89 1,104 £52,500 +5.00% 151
UK excluding London -91 657 £47,500 +5.56% 120
London -64 478 £53,500 -10.83% 41
South East -96 214 £50,000 +2.04% 36
North of England -52 184 £44,500 -1.11% 35
Midlands -15 128 £45,000 - 18
North West -46 101 £40,000 -11.11% 25
West Midlands +22 89 £52,500 - 11
East of England +8 86 £60,000 +4.35% 11
Yorkshire -22 74 £47,500 +5.56% 10
East Midlands -42 43 £45,000 +28.57% 7
South West +11 37 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Scotland -20 28 £50,000 -23.08% 6
Wales +7 9 £40,210 -19.58% 4
North East - 9 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 908 (77.34%) Cisco
2 731 (62.27%) Cisco Certification
3 712 (60.65%) WAN
4 641 (54.60%) Firewall
5 599 (51.02%) CCNP
6 558 (47.53%) BGP
7 533 (45.40%) VPN
8 479 (40.80%) OSPF
9 477 (40.63%) LAN
10 395 (33.65%) CCNA
11 356 (30.32%) Data Centre
12 339 (28.88%) Juniper
13 332 (28.28%) Wireless
14 314 (26.75%) Cisco ASA
15 253 (21.55%) Cisco Nexus
16 237 (20.19%) Ethernet
17 231 (19.68%) F5
18 221 (18.82%) TCP/IP
19 216 (18.40%) DNS
20 213 (18.14%) CheckPoint
21 208 (17.72%) Microsoft
22 206 (17.55%) VMware
23 203 (17.29%) Telecoms
24 202 (17.21%) Network Security
25 201 (17.12%) Windows
26 187 (15.93%) VLAN
27 186 (15.84%) CCIE
28 185 (15.76%) SolarWinds
29 181 (15.42%) VPLS
30 180 (15.33%) Network Management

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 50 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 38 (3.24%) Skype for Business
3 21 (1.79%) IIS
4 18 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.34%) Apache
10 4 (0.34%) CMS
10 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.085%) Confluence
11 1 (0.085%) JBoss
11 1 (0.085%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.085%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.085%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 59 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.49%) MS Visio
3 24 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) BASE24
3 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.085%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 139 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (6.81%) Office 365
4 31 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (2.04%) SaaS
6 16 (1.36%) PaaS
7 14 (1.19%) IaaS
8 7 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.43%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.43%) Route 53
9 5 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.34%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.34%) OpenDNS
11 3 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.26%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.17%) Akamai
12 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.085%) GitHub
13 1 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 712 (60.65%) WAN
2 641 (54.60%) Firewall
3 558 (47.53%) BGP
4 533 (45.40%) VPN
5 479 (40.80%) OSPF
6 477 (40.63%) LAN
7 332 (28.28%) Wireless
8 314 (26.75%) Cisco ASA
9 253 (21.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 237 (20.19%) Ethernet
11 221 (18.82%) TCP/IP
12 216 (18.40%) DNS
13 202 (17.21%) Network Security
14 187 (15.93%) VLAN
15 181 (15.42%) VPLS
16 172 (14.65%) VoIP
17 167 (14.22%) EIGRP
18 163 (13.88%) IPsec
19 160 (13.63%) DHCP
20 146 (12.44%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.45%) Big Data
2 17 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.43%) Power BI
5 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.17%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.17%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.085%) Essbase
8 1 (0.085%) MySQL
8 1 (0.085%) OLTP
8 1 (0.085%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.085%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.085%) GDB
5 1 (0.085%) Hudson
5 1 (0.085%) JIRA
5 1 (0.085%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.085%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.085%) TeamCity
General
1 203 (17.29%) Telecoms
2 136 (11.58%) Finance
3 78 (6.64%) Banking
4 76 (6.47%) Retail
5 34 (2.90%) French Language
6 33 (2.81%) German Language
6 33 (2.81%) Italian Language
7 30 (2.56%) Advertising
8 27 (2.30%) Legal
9 23 (1.96%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.70%) Multimedia
11 18 (1.53%) Law
12 17 (1.45%) Marketing
13 16 (1.36%) Back Office
14 15 (1.28%) Financial Institution
15 12 (1.02%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.77%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.68%) Manufacturing
18 7 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
19 5 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 584 (49.74%) Network Engineer
2 150 (12.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 147 (12.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 135 (11.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 91 (7.75%) Security Engineer
6 77 (6.56%) Architect
7 75 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 75 (6.39%) Network Security Engineer
8 72 (6.13%) Analyst
9 64 (5.45%) Consultant
9 64 (5.45%) Project Engineer
10 52 (4.43%) Network Specialist
11 48 (4.09%) Support Engineer
12 42 (3.58%) Network Support
13 38 (3.24%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 37 (3.15%) Network Consultant
15 36 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
16 35 (2.98%) Network Manager
17 34 (2.90%) Network Analyst
18 33 (2.81%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.68%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.79%) XMPP
3 16 (1.36%) LDAP
4 10 (0.85%) XML
5 9 (0.77%) Web Services
6 8 (0.68%) HTML
6 8 (0.68%) JSON
7 7 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (0.43%) .NET
8 5 (0.43%) COM
8 5 (0.43%) Middleware
9 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.17%) REST
10 1 (0.085%) Jinja
10 1 (0.085%) OAuth
10 1 (0.085%) RESTful
10 1 (0.085%) RFC 2547
10 1 (0.085%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 356 (30.32%) Data Centre
2 116 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 38 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 33 (2.81%) NHS
7 32 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
10 23 (1.96%) Driving Licence
11 22 (1.87%) BBC
12 17 (1.45%) Private Cloud
12 17 (1.45%) Public Cloud
13 15 (1.28%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.19%) Fat Client
14 14 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (1.19%) Replication
14 14 (1.19%) Thin Client
15 12 (1.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 11 (0.94%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 201 (17.12%) Windows
2 150 (12.78%) Linux
3 109 (9.28%) Windows Server
4 60 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (2.81%) Windows 7
7 24 (2.04%) Unix
8 23 (1.96%) Windows 10
9 17 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (1.11%) FreeBSD
12 8 (0.68%) CentOS
12 8 (0.68%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.60%) Solaris
13 7 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.51%) HPUX
14 6 (0.51%) SUSE
15 5 (0.43%) Android
16 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (15.33%) Network Management
2 175 (14.91%) ITIL
3 146 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
4 141 (12.01%) Load Balancing
5 121 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 120 (10.22%) Network Design
7 106 (9.03%) Presales
8 104 (8.86%) Project Management
9 86 (7.33%) Network Architecture
10 71 (6.05%) Change Management
11 68 (5.79%) High Availability
12 61 (5.20%) Kalman Filter
13 59 (5.03%) Service Delivery
14 58 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
15 55 (4.68%) Problem Management
16 53 (4.51%) Cybersecurity
17 52 (4.43%) Mentoring
18 50 (4.26%) E-Commerce
19 48 (4.09%) Network Load Balancing
20 45 (3.83%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 78 (6.64%) Python
2 60 (5.11%) PowerShell
3 49 (4.17%) Perl
4 35 (2.98%) SQL
5 19 (1.62%) C
6 17 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 11 (0.94%) VBA
8 4 (0.34%) Java
9 3 (0.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.085%) C#
10 1 (0.085%) C++
10 1 (0.085%) Go
10 1 (0.085%) PHP
Qualifications
1 731 (62.27%) Cisco Certification
2 599 (51.02%) CCNP
3 395 (33.65%) CCNA
4 186 (15.84%) CCIE
5 163 (13.88%) Degree
6 62 (5.28%) JNCIP
7 56 (4.77%) JNCIE
8 52 (4.43%) JNCIA
9 49 (4.17%) CCDP
10 48 (4.09%) CCSP
10 48 (4.09%) CCVP
11 41 (3.49%) Security Cleared
12 40 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 39 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
14 32 (2.73%) JNCIS
15 29 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 26 (2.21%) CISSP
17 24 (2.04%) SC Cleared
18 21 (1.79%) CCIP
19 19 (1.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.47%) SLA
2 34 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (0.60%) PMO
5 6 (0.51%) GDPR
5 6 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.34%) PMBOK
6 4 (0.34%) QA
7 1 (0.085%) COBIT
7 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 140 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 134 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.30%) VMware NSX
5 24 (2.04%) VMware Server
6 22 (1.87%) XenApp
6 22 (1.87%) XenDesktop
7 21 (1.79%) vSphere
8 19 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.94%) Firmware
9 11 (0.94%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.68%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.43%) Docker
11 5 (0.43%) pfSense
11 5 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.34%) NFS
13 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.085%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 77 (6.56%) Nagios
2 63 (5.37%) Cisco Prime
3 50 (4.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 41 (3.49%) QRadar
5 30 (2.56%) SCCM
6 29 (2.47%) Cisco UCCX
7 28 (2.39%) Stealthwatch
8 23 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
9 21 (1.79%) Cacti
10 19 (1.62%) WhatsUp Gold
11 18 (1.53%) FortiGate
12 17 (1.45%) Puppet
13 16 (1.36%) Terraform
13 16 (1.36%) vCenter Server
14 13 (1.11%) Ansible
14 13 (1.11%) Nessus
15 12 (1.02%) CSIRT
16 11 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
16 11 (0.94%) TrustSec
17 9 (0.77%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 908 (77.34%) Cisco
2 339 (28.88%) Juniper
3 231 (19.68%) F5
4 213 (18.14%) CheckPoint
5 208 (17.72%) Microsoft
6 206 (17.55%) VMware
7 185 (15.76%) SolarWinds
8 133 (11.33%) Meraki
9 110 (9.37%) Palo Alto
10 104 (8.86%) Citrix
11 78 (6.64%) HP
12 72 (6.13%) Fortinet
13 70 (5.96%) Riverbed
14 45 (3.83%) Avaya
15 36 (3.07%) McAfee
16 35 (2.98%) Blue Coat
17 30 (2.56%) Arista
17 30 (2.56%) Extreme Networks
18 27 (2.30%) Infoblox
19 25 (2.13%) Google