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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 170 165 192
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +27
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 74 60 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.04% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.15% 6.75% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 42 54 34
Median salary £39,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
908 889 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.91% 15.46% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 724 794 718
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £63,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -15 27 £34,000 -28.42% 2
Solihull +22 12 £34,000 -28.42% 2
Coventry +7 6 £45,000 +85.56% 4
Shropshire - 6 £30,000 - 3
Worcestershire - 6 £50,000 -
Herefordshire 0 5 - -
Dudley +2 2 £20,500 -29.31%
Staffordshire -1 2 £65,000 +127.67%
Warwickshire 0 1 £38,000 +1.33%
Halesowen - 1 £40,000 -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 102 (68.00%) Cisco
2 101 (67.33%) Firewall
3 100 (66.67%) VPN
4 95 (63.33%) LAN
5 94 (62.67%) Cisco Certification
6 93 (62.00%) WAN
7 86 (57.33%) BGP
8 75 (50.00%) CCNP
8 75 (50.00%) CCNA
9 69 (46.00%) OSPF
10 63 (42.00%) Juniper
11 43 (28.67%) TCP/IP
11 43 (28.67%) VoIP
12 40 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
13 39 (26.00%) EIGRP
14 36 (24.00%) Wireless
15 34 (22.67%) Security Cleared
15 34 (22.67%) Data Centre
16 33 (22.00%) SC Cleared
16 33 (22.00%) RSVP
17 32 (21.33%) VLAN
18 30 (20.00%) Network Design
19 26 (17.33%) VPLS
19 26 (17.33%) Cisco Wireless
20 25 (16.67%) Telecoms
21 24 (16.00%) CheckPoint
21 24 (16.00%) Network Security
21 24 (16.00%) Presales
22 23 (15.33%) F5
22 23 (15.33%) 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 7 (4.67%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.33%) IIS
2 5 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (6.67%) IaaS
1 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.00%) SaaS
3 4 (2.67%) Office 365
3 4 (2.67%) OneDrive
3 4 (2.67%) PaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 101 (67.33%) Firewall
2 100 (66.67%) VPN
3 95 (63.33%) LAN
4 93 (62.00%) WAN
5 86 (57.33%) BGP
6 69 (46.00%) OSPF
7 43 (28.67%) TCP/IP
7 43 (28.67%) VoIP
8 40 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
9 39 (26.00%) EIGRP
10 36 (24.00%) Wireless
11 33 (22.00%) RSVP
12 32 (21.33%) VLAN
13 26 (17.33%) Cisco Wireless
13 26 (17.33%) VPLS
14 24 (16.00%) Network Security
15 23 (15.33%) SSL
16 22 (14.67%) Multicast
17 20 (13.33%) Ethernet
17 20 (13.33%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.00%) Law
3 4 (2.67%) Finance
4 1 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 69 (46.00%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.33%) Consultant
3 20 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 18 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (11.33%) Cisco Consultant
5 17 (11.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 17 (11.33%) Design Engineer
5 17 (11.33%) Network Support
6 16 (10.67%) Ericsson Engineer
6 16 (10.67%) Implementation Engineer
7 14 (9.33%) Juniper Engineer
8 13 (8.67%) Analyst
8 13 (8.67%) Support Analyst
9 12 (8.00%) Network Analyst
9 12 (8.00%) Network Support Analyst
10 10 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.67%) AS400
4 4 (2.67%) Clustering
5 2 (1.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.33%) iPad
6 1 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.00%) Windows
2 11 (7.33%) Linux
3 9 (6.00%) Unix
3 9 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.33%) AIX
5 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) VyOS
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.00%) Network Design
2 24 (16.00%) Presales
3 18 (12.00%) Network Architecture
4 12 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (7.33%) ITIL
5 11 (7.33%) Load Balancing
6 8 (5.33%) High Availability
6 8 (5.33%) Network Management
7 7 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.33%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.67%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.67%) Migration
9 4 (2.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (2.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 3 (2.00%) Business Development
10 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2
11 2 (1.33%) Fault Management
11 2 (1.33%) Incident Management
11 2 (1.33%) Release Management
11 2 (1.33%) Telemarketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 94 (62.67%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (50.00%) CCNA
2 75 (50.00%) CCNP
3 34 (22.67%) Security Cleared
4 33 (22.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (9.33%) CCIE
6 12 (8.00%) JNCIS
7 9 (6.00%) CCDP
8 8 (5.33%) CCDA
8 8 (5.33%) CCIP
9 7 (4.67%) CISSP
9 7 (4.67%) DV Cleared
9 7 (4.67%) JNCIP
10 6 (4.00%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.00%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.33%) CCSA
12 2 (1.33%) CCSE
12 2 (1.33%) Degree
13 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (9.33%) Hyper-V
2 13 (8.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.67%) XenApp
3 12 (8.00%) vSphere
3 12 (8.00%) XenDesktop
4 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.67%) XenServer
6 1 (0.67%) pfSense
6 1 (0.67%) vCloud
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (4.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.67%) Nagios
2 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.67%) QRadar
2 1 (0.67%) SCCM
2 1 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.67%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 102 (68.00%) Cisco
2 63 (42.00%) Juniper
3 24 (16.00%) CheckPoint
4 23 (15.33%) F5
5 21 (14.00%) HP
6 16 (10.67%) Ericsson
6 16 (10.67%) Redback
7 13 (8.67%) Citrix
7 13 (8.67%) Extreme Networks
8 12 (8.00%) VMware
9 9 (6.00%) Palo Alto
10 8 (5.33%) EMC
10 8 (5.33%) Microsoft
10 8 (5.33%) SonicWALL
11 7 (4.67%) Riverbed
12 6 (4.00%) Dell
13 5 (3.33%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.67%) Aerohive Networks
14 4 (2.67%) NetApp
14 4 (2.67%) Ruckus Wireless
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: 15% Shift Allowance, Pension, 25 Days Holiday,
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + pension, holidays, discounts, childcare vouchers
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago