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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 147 170 160
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 55 66 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 1.11% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.47% 7.58% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 50 54 53
Median salary £47,500 £45,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.82% +1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £39,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £63,200 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.21% -

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
736 871 792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.89% 14.68% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 614 717 697
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +15.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 26 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 22 £53,750 +7.50% 6
Herefordshire - 12 £45,000 - 1
Shropshire +5 11 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Worcestershire -12 7 £27,500 -35.29%
Warwickshire +27 1 £36,500 +32.72%
Staffordshire +10 1 £70,000 +166.66%
Coventry +6 1 £60,000 +33.33%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 84 (77.06%) Firewall
2 80 (73.39%) Cisco
3 65 (59.63%) WAN
4 59 (54.13%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (50.46%) LAN
6 53 (48.62%) CCNP
7 43 (39.45%) OSPF
7 43 (39.45%) Cisco ASA
8 42 (38.53%) CCNA
9 41 (37.61%) VPN
10 38 (34.86%) DNS
11 35 (32.11%) Data Centre
12 34 (31.19%) DHCP
13 33 (30.28%) Network Security
14 30 (27.52%) Cisco IOS
15 28 (25.69%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (24.77%) VLAN
17 26 (23.85%) VoIP
17 26 (23.85%) BGP
18 25 (22.94%) IPv6
19 24 (22.02%) Windows
19 24 (22.02%) Wireless
19 24 (22.02%) Load Balancing
20 23 (21.10%) HSRP
21 22 (20.18%) F5
21 22 (20.18%) SC Cleared
21 22 (20.18%) Security Cleared
22 20 (18.35%) Linux
23 18 (16.51%) BGP-4
23 18 (16.51%) ADSL

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 1 (0.92%) IIS
1 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.75%) IaaS
2 3 (2.75%) Office 365
2 3 (2.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (77.06%) Firewall
2 65 (59.63%) WAN
3 55 (50.46%) LAN
4 43 (39.45%) Cisco ASA
4 43 (39.45%) OSPF
5 41 (37.61%) VPN
6 38 (34.86%) DNS
7 34 (31.19%) DHCP
8 33 (30.28%) Network Security
9 30 (27.52%) Cisco IOS
10 28 (25.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (24.77%) VLAN
12 26 (23.85%) BGP
12 26 (23.85%) VoIP
13 25 (22.94%) IPv6
14 24 (22.02%) Wireless
15 23 (21.10%) HSRP
16 18 (16.51%) ADSL
16 18 (16.51%) BGP-4
16 18 (16.51%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) GIS
General
1 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.26%) Finance
3 3 (2.75%) Billing
3 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.75%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.92%) Banking
4 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (57.80%) Network Engineer
2 26 (23.85%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (22.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 19 (17.43%) Architect
5 13 (11.93%) Analyst
5 13 (11.93%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (11.93%) Security Engineer
6 11 (10.09%) IP Engineer
6 11 (10.09%) Network Architect
7 10 (9.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Design Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) IP Design Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Switch Engineer
8 9 (8.26%) IP Architect
9 8 (7.34%) IP Network Engineer
9 8 (7.34%) Network Analyst
10 7 (6.42%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Network Support
11 6 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.59%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.51%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 35 (32.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.50%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.75%) AS400
4 3 (2.75%) Clustering
5 2 (1.83%) IVR
6 1 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.92%) EPoS
6 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.92%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.02%) Windows
2 20 (18.35%) Linux
3 15 (13.76%) Windows Server
4 14 (12.84%) Unix
5 7 (6.42%) VyOS
6 3 (2.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) Load Balancing
2 15 (13.76%) ITIL
3 14 (12.84%) Network Design
4 13 (11.93%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (11.01%) Problem Management
6 11 (10.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (9.17%) Service Delivery
8 9 (8.26%) Presales
9 8 (7.34%) Data Security
9 8 (7.34%) SIEM
10 6 (5.50%) High Availability
10 6 (5.50%) Project Management
10 6 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.59%) B2B
11 5 (4.59%) Change Management
11 5 (4.59%) PRINCE2
12 4 (3.67%) Information Assurance
12 4 (3.67%) Integration Testing
12 4 (3.67%) Network Load Balancing
12 4 (3.67%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (54.13%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (48.62%) CCNP
3 42 (38.53%) CCNA
4 22 (20.18%) SC Cleared
4 22 (20.18%) Security Cleared
5 14 (12.84%) CCIE
6 12 (11.01%) CCIP
6 12 (11.01%) JNCIP
7 11 (10.09%) JNCIE
8 10 (9.17%) CCDA
9 6 (5.50%) CCDP
10 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.83%) CCSE
11 2 (1.83%) CISSP
11 2 (1.83%) ISSAP
11 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.92%) CCSA
12 1 (0.92%) Degree
12 1 (0.92%) IISP
12 1 (0.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.51%) PCI DSS
2 9 (8.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.09%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.75%) Firmware
3 3 (2.75%) pfSense
4 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Nagios
2 1 (0.92%) QRadar
Vendors
1 80 (73.39%) Cisco
2 22 (20.18%) F5
3 18 (16.51%) Cyberoam
4 15 (13.76%) VMware
5 14 (12.84%) Juniper
5 14 (12.84%) SolarWinds
6 13 (11.93%) HP
7 12 (11.01%) SonicWALL
8 11 (10.09%) Brocade
8 11 (10.09%) CheckPoint
8 11 (10.09%) ProCurve
9 7 (6.42%) Aruba
9 7 (6.42%) Palo Alto
9 7 (6.42%) Ubiquiti
10 6 (5.50%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.59%) Draytek
11 5 (4.59%) Huawei
11 5 (4.59%) Meraki
12 4 (3.67%) Microsoft
13 3 (2.75%) NETGEAR
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Training, Overtime, Benefits
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Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Salary: Competitive + corporate benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
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Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Salary: Competitive + corporate benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
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Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago