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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 169 168 167
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 60 54 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 1.01% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 6.77% 6.56%
Number of salaries quoted 50 52 60
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £32,100 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,100 £62,550
UK excluding London median salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -
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
937 798 960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.21% 14.90% 17.10%
Number of salaries quoted 720 690 781
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -19 27 £42,500 -14.14% 1
Coventry -2 16 £44,000 +10.00%
Shropshire - 5 £45,000 - 1
Staffordshire -2 4 £65,000 +128.07%
Dudley - 4 £36,000 -
Worcestershire +16 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Stourbridge - 3 £40,000 -
Solihull +11 2 £27,500 -47.61% 2
Herefordshire -4 2 £32,750 -34.50%
Walsall 0 1 £23,000 -37.83%
West Bromwich - 1 £57,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £23,000 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 93 (67.88%) Cisco
2 89 (64.96%) VPN
2 89 (64.96%) Firewall
3 85 (62.04%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (60.58%) WAN
5 79 (57.66%) LAN
6 72 (52.55%) BGP
7 56 (40.88%) OSPF
8 55 (40.15%) VoIP
9 53 (38.69%) CCNA
10 52 (37.96%) CCNP
11 37 (27.01%) EIGRP
11 37 (27.01%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (21.90%) VLAN
13 29 (21.17%) Juniper
14 28 (20.44%) Wireless
15 26 (18.98%) DNS
15 26 (18.98%) Data Centre
16 24 (17.52%) TCP/IP
16 24 (17.52%) VPLS
16 24 (17.52%) F5
17 22 (16.06%) Network Security
17 22 (16.06%) Presales
18 21 (15.33%) CCIE
19 20 (14.60%) Windows
19 20 (14.60%) Palo Alto
20 19 (13.87%) ITIL
20 19 (13.87%) CCDA
21 18 (13.14%) SSL
21 18 (13.14%) DHCP

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 (5.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.38%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.65%) IIS
4 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.65%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.49%) IaaS
2 11 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.84%) SaaS
4 5 (3.65%) Office 365
4 5 (3.65%) PaaS
5 4 (2.92%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 89 (64.96%) Firewall
1 89 (64.96%) VPN
2 83 (60.58%) WAN
3 79 (57.66%) LAN
4 72 (52.55%) BGP
5 56 (40.88%) OSPF
6 55 (40.15%) VoIP
7 37 (27.01%) Cisco ASA
7 37 (27.01%) EIGRP
8 30 (21.90%) VLAN
9 28 (20.44%) Wireless
10 26 (18.98%) DNS
11 24 (17.52%) TCP/IP
11 24 (17.52%) VPLS
12 22 (16.06%) Network Security
13 18 (13.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (13.14%) DHCP
13 18 (13.14%) SSL
14 15 (10.95%) Cisco Wireless
15 14 (10.22%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.73%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (10.95%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.84%) Billing
3 7 (5.11%) Finance
4 6 (4.38%) Law
5 1 (0.73%) Banking
5 1 (0.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (42.34%) Network Engineer
2 22 (16.06%) Analyst
3 20 (14.60%) Network Analyst
4 19 (13.87%) Network Support
5 16 (11.68%) Support Analyst
6 14 (10.22%) Network Support Analyst
7 13 (9.49%) Consultant
8 10 (7.30%) Cisco Support
8 10 (7.30%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (6.57%) Cisco Analyst
9 9 (6.57%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (6.57%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 9 (6.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (5.84%) Juniper Engineer
11 7 (5.11%) Network Consultant
11 7 (5.11%) Presales Engineer
12 6 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (4.38%) Senior Network Analyst
12 6 (4.38%) Technical Consultant
13 5 (3.65%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.73%) WAP
1 1 (0.73%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.98%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.38%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.65%) AS400
5 5 (3.65%) Clustering
6 2 (1.46%) iPad
7 1 (0.73%) EPoS
7 1 (0.73%) Handset
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.60%) Windows
2 14 (10.22%) Linux
3 12 (8.76%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.30%) Unix
5 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.73%) Debian
7 1 (0.73%) VyOS
7 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.06%) Presales
2 19 (13.87%) ITIL
3 13 (9.49%) Network Design
4 11 (8.03%) Migration
5 10 (7.30%) High Availability
6 9 (6.57%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (5.11%) Data Security
8 7 (5.11%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.38%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.38%) Network Management
9 6 (4.38%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.65%) Data Protection
10 5 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.92%) Change Management
11 4 (2.92%) Integration Testing
11 4 (2.92%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.92%) Project Management
11 4 (2.92%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.92%) SQL
2 1 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (62.04%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (38.69%) CCNA
3 52 (37.96%) CCNP
4 21 (15.33%) CCIE
5 19 (13.87%) CCDA
6 16 (11.68%) SC Cleared
6 16 (11.68%) Security Cleared
7 13 (9.49%) CCDP
8 12 (8.76%) CCIP
9 8 (5.84%) CISSP
9 8 (5.84%) DV Cleared
9 8 (5.84%) JNCIS
10 5 (3.65%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.65%) JNCIP
11 3 (2.19%) Degree
11 3 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.73%) CCSA
12 1 (0.73%) CCSE
12 1 (0.73%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (10.95%) Active Directory
1 15 (10.95%) Hyper-V
2 14 (10.22%) XenApp
3 13 (9.49%) vSphere
3 13 (9.49%) XenDesktop
4 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.92%) XenServer
6 3 (2.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.73%) pfSense
7 1 (0.73%) vCloud
7 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (4.38%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.46%) SCCM
4 1 (0.73%) Cacti
4 1 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.73%) Nagios
4 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 93 (67.88%) Cisco
2 29 (21.17%) Juniper
3 24 (17.52%) F5
4 20 (14.60%) Palo Alto
5 17 (12.41%) CheckPoint
6 16 (11.68%) Citrix
7 13 (9.49%) HP
8 11 (8.03%) SonicWALL
9 10 (7.30%) VMware
10 9 (6.57%) EMC
10 9 (6.57%) Riverbed
11 8 (5.84%) Fortinet
11 8 (5.84%) Microsoft
11 8 (5.84%) SolarWinds
12 6 (4.38%) Dell
13 5 (3.65%) Draytek
13 5 (3.65%) NetApp
14 4 (2.92%) Aerohive Networks
14 4 (2.92%) Ruckus Wireless
15 3 (2.19%) Meraki
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