The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 66 70 73
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 3 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.50% 1.40% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 8.11% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 0
Average salary £65,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.80% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £49,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.56% +15.88%
MPLS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 111 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.74% 17.32% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 60 98 83
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +14.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,200 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Staffordshire region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Staffordshire

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) AS400
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 3 (50.00%) WLAN
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (50.00%) WatchGuard
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) PaaS
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) IaaS
2 3 (50.00%) Multicast

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Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (50.00%) IaaS
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (50.00%) Multicast
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Network Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) WatchGuard