The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 166 174 183
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 76 48 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 0.91% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.38% 6.43% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 42 39 33
Median salary £50,000 £35,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+40.84% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,000 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,400 £50,800
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +17.64%
MPLS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
907 747 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.90% 14.15% 15.47%
Number of salaries quoted 713 640 692
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MPLS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

MPLS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

MPLS Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

MPLS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 30 £50,000 +13.63% 2
Solihull +27 13 £34,000 -28.42% 1
Worcestershire - 9 £50,000 - 1
Herefordshire +7 7 £50,000 -
Coventry +5 6 £45,000 +65.89% 3
Staffordshire -6 3 £65,000 +60.39%
Warwickshire -6 2 £38,000 +1.33%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 95 (67.38%) Cisco
2 92 (65.25%) VPN
2 92 (65.25%) Firewall
3 91 (64.54%) LAN
4 90 (63.83%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (60.99%) WAN
6 81 (57.45%) BGP
7 75 (53.19%) CCNP
7 75 (53.19%) CCNA
8 68 (48.23%) Juniper
9 65 (46.10%) OSPF
10 47 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 38 (26.95%) Cisco ASA
12 36 (25.53%) Security Cleared
13 35 (24.82%) SC Cleared
13 35 (24.82%) Data Centre
13 35 (24.82%) EIGRP
14 34 (24.11%) RSVP
14 34 (24.11%) VoIP
15 33 (23.40%) Wireless
16 30 (21.28%) Network Design
16 30 (21.28%) VLAN
17 26 (18.44%) CheckPoint
18 25 (17.73%) Cisco Wireless
19 23 (16.31%) Presales
19 23 (16.31%) Multicast
20 22 (15.60%) VPLS
20 22 (15.60%) Network Security
21 21 (14.89%) HP
21 21 (14.89%) SSL

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (6.38%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.55%) IIS
4 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (6.38%) IaaS
1 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.26%) SaaS
3 4 (2.84%) Office 365
3 4 (2.84%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 92 (65.25%) Firewall
1 92 (65.25%) VPN
2 91 (64.54%) LAN
3 86 (60.99%) WAN
4 81 (57.45%) BGP
5 65 (46.10%) OSPF
6 47 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 38 (26.95%) Cisco ASA
8 35 (24.82%) EIGRP
9 34 (24.11%) RSVP
9 34 (24.11%) VoIP
10 33 (23.40%) Wireless
11 30 (21.28%) VLAN
12 25 (17.73%) Cisco Wireless
13 23 (16.31%) Multicast
14 22 (15.60%) Network Security
14 22 (15.60%) VPLS
15 21 (14.89%) SSL
16 20 (14.18%) HSRP
16 20 (14.18%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.42%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (14.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.84%) Finance
2 4 (2.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 66 (46.81%) Network Engineer
2 26 (18.44%) Consultant
3 22 (15.60%) Network Consultant
4 19 (13.48%) Cisco Consultant
4 19 (13.48%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 19 (13.48%) Senior Network Engineer
5 18 (12.77%) Design Engineer
6 17 (12.06%) Ericsson Engineer
6 17 (12.06%) Implementation Engineer
7 14 (9.93%) Juniper Engineer
8 10 (7.09%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (7.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (6.38%) Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) Network Support
9 9 (6.38%) Support Analyst
10 8 (5.67%) Network Analyst
10 8 (5.67%) Network Support Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 4 (2.84%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.82%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.13%) AS400
4 3 (2.13%) Clustering
5 2 (1.42%) Replication
6 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.93%) Windows
2 9 (6.38%) Linux
2 9 (6.38%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.96%) Unix
4 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.42%) AIX
5 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.28%) Network Design
2 23 (16.31%) Presales
3 20 (14.18%) Network Architecture
4 13 (9.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (8.51%) Load Balancing
6 7 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.96%) High Availability
6 7 (4.96%) ITIL
6 7 (4.96%) Network Management
7 5 (3.55%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.84%) Migration
8 4 (2.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (2.84%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (2.13%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.13%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.13%) Project Management
10 2 (1.42%) Business Development
10 2 (1.42%) Fault Management
10 2 (1.42%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.42%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.96%) SQL
2 1 (0.71%) C
2 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.71%) VB
2 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (63.83%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (53.19%) CCNA
2 75 (53.19%) CCNP
3 36 (25.53%) Security Cleared
4 35 (24.82%) SC Cleared
5 15 (10.64%) CCIE
6 12 (8.51%) JNCIS
7 10 (7.09%) CCDP
8 9 (6.38%) CCDA
9 8 (5.67%) CCIP
9 8 (5.67%) JNCIP
10 7 (4.96%) DV Cleared
11 6 (4.26%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.84%) CISSP
12 4 (2.84%) JNCIE
13 3 (2.13%) CCSA
13 3 (2.13%) CCSE
13 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.42%) Degree
15 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (9.93%) Active Directory
1 14 (9.93%) XenApp
2 13 (9.22%) Hyper-V
2 13 (9.22%) vSphere
3 12 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.51%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.84%) XenServer
5 1 (0.71%) vCloud
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.96%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.42%) SCCM
4 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.71%) QRadar
4 1 (0.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.71%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 95 (67.38%) Cisco
2 68 (48.23%) Juniper
3 26 (18.44%) CheckPoint
4 21 (14.89%) F5
4 21 (14.89%) HP
5 17 (12.06%) Ericsson
5 17 (12.06%) Redback
6 15 (10.64%) Citrix
7 14 (9.93%) Extreme Networks
8 12 (8.51%) VMware
9 10 (7.09%) EMC
10 7 (4.96%) Microsoft
11 6 (4.26%) Palo Alto
12 5 (3.55%) Avaya
13 4 (2.84%) Aerohive Networks
13 4 (2.84%) Dell
13 4 (2.84%) NetApp
13 4 (2.84%) Ruckus Wireless
13 4 (2.84%) SonicWALL
14 3 (2.13%) Riverbed
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Kingfisher Recruitment Specialists Limited
Salary: Commission, Car + other benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago