The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 74 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 3 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.45% 1.14% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 6.42% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 0
Median salary £65,000 £40,525 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+60.39% -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
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
69 109 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.30% 17.75% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 63 95 93
Median salary £36,250 £28,550 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.97% +6.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 May 2016, 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 across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) AS400
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) PaaS
2 3 (75.00%) High Availability
2 3 (75.00%) IaaS
2 3 (75.00%) Multicast
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) WatchGuard

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (75.00%) IaaS
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (75.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Multicast
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Network Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) AS400
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) WatchGuard