Period
to 12 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 165 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 -131 +208
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 68 36 592
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.21% 0.84% 7.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.15% 6.74% 34.12%
Number of salaries quoted 41 31 301
10th Percentile £41,250 £29,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -9.52%

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 advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 951 534 1,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.89% 12.45% 22.86%
Number of salaries quoted 728 439 1,244
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £21,000
25th Percentile £33,188 £33,750 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £70,375 £64,200 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Yorkshire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for MPLS in Yorkshire

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Yorkshire

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Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 12 June 2021. 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
West Yorkshire -14 24 £45,000 -2.70% 1
South Yorkshire -28 13 £65,000 - 2
North Yorkshire 0 6 £55,000 +22.22% 2
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England

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 42 (61.76%) Cisco
2 39 (57.35%) DNS
3 38 (55.88%) Social Skills
4 37 (54.41%) Firewall
5 33 (48.53%) Internet
6 30 (44.12%) Ethernet
6 30 (44.12%) VLAN
7 29 (42.65%) DHCP
8 27 (39.71%) WAN
8 27 (39.71%) Linux
9 25 (36.76%) 3GPP
9 25 (36.76%) IPv4
9 25 (36.76%) IPv6
9 25 (36.76%) Wireless
9 25 (36.76%) RESTful
9 25 (36.76%) 802.1X
9 25 (36.76%) Storage Management
10 23 (33.82%) Windows
11 22 (32.35%) BGP
12 21 (30.88%) LAN
12 21 (30.88%) VPN
13 19 (27.94%) Juniper
13 19 (27.94%) Telecoms
14 17 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (25.00%) OSPF
14 17 (25.00%) HP
15 16 (23.53%) Fortinet
16 15 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (20.59%) CCNP
17 14 (20.59%) Windows Server

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 5 (7.35%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.12%) Azure
2 12 (17.65%) AWS
3 9 (13.24%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.47%) IaaS
4 1 (1.47%) PaaS
4 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (57.35%) DNS
2 37 (54.41%) Firewall
3 33 (48.53%) Internet
4 30 (44.12%) Ethernet
4 30 (44.12%) VLAN
5 29 (42.65%) DHCP
6 27 (39.71%) WAN
7 25 (36.76%) 3GPP
7 25 (36.76%) IPv4
7 25 (36.76%) IPv6
7 25 (36.76%) Wireless
8 22 (32.35%) BGP
9 21 (30.88%) LAN
9 21 (30.88%) VPN
10 17 (25.00%) OSPF
10 17 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (17.65%) SD-WAN
12 10 (14.71%) VoIP
13 9 (13.24%) ISDN
13 9 (13.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
General
1 38 (55.88%) Social Skills
2 19 (27.94%) Telecoms
3 9 (13.24%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (7.35%) Finance
5 4 (5.88%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Chief Systems Engineer
1 25 (36.76%) Systems Engineer
2 15 (22.06%) Architect
3 14 (20.59%) Network Architect
4 13 (19.12%) Network Engineer
5 10 (14.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (13.24%) Telecoms Architect
7 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) IT Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Core Network Architect
8 5 (7.35%) IP Architect
8 5 (7.35%) Network Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Senior Network Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Juniper Architect
9 4 (5.88%) Lead Architect
9 4 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.76%) 802.1X
1 25 (36.76%) RESTful
2 9 (13.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) FMCG
2 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.71%) Linux
2 23 (33.82%) Windows
3 14 (20.59%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.71%) Ubuntu
5 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.35%) Unix
7 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Storage Management
2 10 (14.71%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (13.24%) Architectural Design
3 9 (13.24%) Cost Control
3 9 (13.24%) Deadline-Driven
3 9 (13.24%) Network Virtualisation
3 9 (13.24%) Requirements Gathering
3 9 (13.24%) SIEM
4 8 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (11.76%) Security Patching
5 5 (7.35%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.35%) Proactive Monitoring
5 5 (7.35%) Web Filtering
6 4 (5.88%) Innovative Thinking
7 2 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (2.94%) Network Design
7 2 (2.94%) Presales
8 1 (1.47%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) PHP
2 5 (7.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (20.59%) CCNP
3 10 (14.71%) JNCIP
4 9 (13.24%) CCNA
5 5 (7.35%) JNCIA
5 5 (7.35%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.47%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
1 9 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 5 (7.35%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) NetBackup
1 8 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 8 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (7.35%) Cacti
2 5 (7.35%) FortiGate
2 5 (7.35%) Nagios
2 5 (7.35%) Nmap
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) Cisco
2 19 (27.94%) Juniper
3 17 (25.00%) HP
4 16 (23.53%) Fortinet
5 13 (19.12%) Palo Alto
6 10 (14.71%) Avaya
6 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
7 9 (13.24%) BT
7 9 (13.24%) Citrix
7 9 (13.24%) Google
7 9 (13.24%) Mitel
7 9 (13.24%) ShoreTel
7 9 (13.24%) VMware
8 8 (11.76%) EMC
8 8 (11.76%) Red Hat
8 8 (11.76%) Symantec
9 5 (7.35%) CheckPoint
9 5 (7.35%) D-Link
9 5 (7.35%) Draytek
9 5 (7.35%) F5