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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 581 414 284
Rank change year-on-year -167 -130 -29
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 302 185 29
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.39% 0.51% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 4.75% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 248 144 26
10th Percentile £37,850 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £50,938 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -7.69%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,875 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +19.57%

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,025 3,895 1,185
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 11.75% 10.74% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,375 2,979 965
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,289
25th Percentile £41,567 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £74,125 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.25%

MPLS
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

MPLS trend for jobs with a WFH option

MPLS
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing MPLS.

MPLS salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

MPLS
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing MPLS over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

MPLS salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, MPLS job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for MPLS.

1 199 (65.89%) Cisco
2 184 (60.93%) Firewall
3 174 (57.62%) WAN
4 148 (49.01%) VPN
5 144 (47.68%) Cisco Certification
6 135 (44.70%) LAN
7 131 (43.38%) BGP
8 93 (30.79%) CCNP
9 89 (29.47%) Social Skills
10 88 (29.14%) OSPF
11 87 (28.81%) Azure
12 86 (28.48%) Wi-Fi
13 78 (25.83%) Microsoft
14 75 (24.83%) VMware
14 75 (24.83%) Palo Alto
15 69 (22.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 68 (22.52%) CCIE
17 67 (22.19%) Juniper
18 63 (20.86%) Microsoft 365
19 62 (20.53%) SD-WAN
20 58 (19.21%) Active Directory
20 58 (19.21%) Wireless
21 57 (18.87%) Network Design
21 57 (18.87%) DNS
22 56 (18.54%) VLAN
22 56 (18.54%) Data Centre
23 53 (17.55%) TCP/IP
23 53 (17.55%) Windows
24 50 (16.56%) IPv6
24 50 (16.56%) Agile

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 49 (16.23%) SharePoint
2 30 (9.93%) MS Exchange
3 29 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 87 (28.81%) Azure
2 63 (20.86%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (9.93%) AWS
4 12 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (3.64%) IaaS
5 11 (3.64%) SaaS
6 8 (2.65%) OneDrive
6 8 (2.65%) PaaS
7 5 (1.66%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.32%) GCP
9 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.33%) AWS Direct Connect
10 1 (0.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.33%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 184 (60.93%) Firewall
2 174 (57.62%) WAN
3 148 (49.01%) VPN
4 135 (44.70%) LAN
5 131 (43.38%) BGP
6 88 (29.14%) OSPF
7 86 (28.48%) Wi-Fi
8 62 (20.53%) SD-WAN
9 58 (19.21%) Wireless
10 57 (18.87%) DNS
11 56 (18.54%) VLAN
12 53 (17.55%) TCP/IP
13 50 (16.56%) IPv6
14 49 (16.23%) DHCP
15 40 (13.25%) VoIP
16 36 (11.92%) Internet
17 31 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
18 26 (8.61%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (8.61%) Ethernet
18 26 (8.61%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.32%) Power BI
3 1 (0.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 19 (6.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 89 (29.47%) Social Skills
2 41 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.28%) Telecoms
4 22 (7.28%) Finance
5 18 (5.96%) Presentation Skills
6 12 (3.97%) Advertising
6 12 (3.97%) Legal
6 12 (3.97%) Marketing
7 9 (2.98%) Law
8 8 (2.65%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.32%) Retail
11 3 (0.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (0.99%) Military
11 3 (0.99%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.66%) Games
13 1 (0.33%) Banking
13 1 (0.33%) Billing
13 1 (0.33%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 122 (40.40%) Network Engineer
2 42 (13.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 38 (12.58%) Network Manager
4 26 (8.61%) Project Manager
5 25 (8.28%) Architect
6 23 (7.62%) Analyst
7 21 (6.95%) Telephony Manager
8 20 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 20 (6.62%) Network Architect
9 19 (6.29%) Principal Engineer
9 19 (6.29%) Principal Network Engineer
10 18 (5.96%) IP Engineer
11 17 (5.63%) Design Engineer
11 17 (5.63%) Juniper Engineer
11 17 (5.63%) Network Design Engineer
12 16 (5.30%) Senior Design Engineer
12 16 (5.30%) Senior Network Design Engineer
13 13 (4.30%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (3.97%) Core Network Engineer
14 12 (3.97%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.63%) XML
2 16 (5.30%) JSON
3 9 (2.98%) 802.1X
4 8 (2.65%) Web Services
5 1 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.33%) LDAP
5 1 (0.33%) Middleware
5 1 (0.33%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.33%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 56 (18.54%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.99%) Public Cloud
5 6 (1.99%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.32%) Replication
7 3 (0.99%) CCTV
7 3 (0.99%) Clustering
7 3 (0.99%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.99%) IoT
7 3 (0.99%) Renewable Energy
7 3 (0.99%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.66%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.66%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.55%) Windows
2 41 (13.58%) Windows Server
3 28 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (3.64%) Linux
5 4 (1.32%) Unix
6 3 (0.99%) Android
6 3 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.66%) CentOS
7 2 (0.66%) Debian
7 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.33%) CatOS
8 1 (0.33%) VMS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.87%) Network Design
2 50 (16.56%) Agile
3 38 (12.58%) Change Management
4 36 (11.92%) Project Management
5 33 (10.93%) Migration
5 33 (10.93%) PRINCE2
6 31 (10.26%) ITIL
7 29 (9.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 29 (9.60%) Network Monitoring
8 26 (8.61%) DevOps
9 24 (7.95%) Matrix Organization
10 22 (7.28%) Network Architecture
11 21 (6.95%) Configuration Management
12 20 (6.62%) Network Management
13 19 (6.29%) Presales
13 19 (6.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 18 (5.96%) Business Case
15 17 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (5.30%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.56%) Python
2 8 (2.65%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.32%) Bash
4 2 (0.66%) C
4 2 (0.66%) C++
4 2 (0.66%) Perl
4 2 (0.66%) PHP
4 2 (0.66%) SQL
5 1 (0.33%) Go
5 1 (0.33%) Rust
5 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 144 (47.68%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (30.79%) CCNP
3 68 (22.52%) CCIE
4 48 (15.89%) CCNA
5 40 (13.25%) Degree
6 23 (7.62%) JNCIP
7 22 (7.28%) Security Cleared
8 21 (6.95%) SC Cleared
9 9 (2.98%) CISSP
10 7 (2.32%) JNCIA
11 6 (1.99%) CCDP
12 5 (1.66%) CCDE
12 5 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.32%) CCIE Service Provider
13 4 (1.32%) JNCIE
13 4 (1.32%) MCSA
13 4 (1.32%) MCSE
14 3 (0.99%) CCDA
14 3 (0.99%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.29%) SLA
2 18 (5.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (2.65%) NIST
4 7 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.32%) NCSC
5 5 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.66%) QA
7 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 69 (22.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (19.21%) Active Directory
3 39 (12.91%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.61%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (6.62%) Virtual Desktop
6 16 (5.30%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.99%) Firmware
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.99%) vSphere
9 2 (0.66%) XenApp
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (8.94%) WSUS
2 24 (7.95%) Ansible
3 22 (7.28%) Nagios
4 18 (5.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (4.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (3.31%) SCCM
7 7 (2.32%) Puppet
8 6 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.99%) Terraform
9 4 (1.32%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.99%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.66%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.33%) Amdocs OSS
12 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
12 1 (0.33%) Observium
Vendors
1 199 (65.89%) Cisco
2 78 (25.83%) Microsoft
3 75 (24.83%) Palo Alto
3 75 (24.83%) VMware
4 67 (22.19%) Juniper
5 42 (13.91%) Citrix
6 41 (13.58%) Fortinet
7 37 (12.25%) CheckPoint
8 31 (10.26%) SolarWinds
9 27 (8.94%) Ruckus Wireless
10 20 (6.62%) F5
11 16 (5.30%) Nokia
12 10 (3.31%) HP
13 9 (2.98%) Aruba
14 8 (2.65%) Dell
14 8 (2.65%) Riverbed
15 7 (2.32%) Ciena
15 7 (2.32%) Meraki
15 7 (2.32%) Veeam
16 6 (1.99%) SaltStack