Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 174 140
Rank change year-on-year +43 -34 -7
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 60 48 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.54% 1.02% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.07% 6.10% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 63 45 50
Birmingham median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -13.98% +3.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £22,500 £33,050
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +12.50%

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 596 787 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.34% 16.67% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 463 526 675
Birmingham median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Birmingham

MPLS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Salary trend for MPLS in Birmingham

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 49 (81.67%) Cisco
2 45 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (63.33%) CCNP
4 32 (53.33%) WAN
5 31 (51.67%) Firewall
6 27 (45.00%) Data Centre
7 25 (41.67%) OSPF
7 25 (41.67%) VPN
8 24 (40.00%) BGP
8 24 (40.00%) Wireless
9 23 (38.33%) Network Design
9 23 (38.33%) VLAN
9 23 (38.33%) Presales
10 22 (36.67%) Load Balancing
10 22 (36.67%) LAN
11 20 (33.33%) HP
11 20 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (31.67%) Time Management
12 19 (31.67%) Ethernet
12 19 (31.67%) ITIL
12 19 (31.67%) SolarWinds
12 19 (31.67%) F5
12 19 (31.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (31.67%) Meraki
13 17 (28.33%) Line Management
13 17 (28.33%) CCNA
13 17 (28.33%) CheckPoint
14 16 (26.67%) TCP/IP
14 16 (26.67%) Network Security
15 15 (25.00%) Billing

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.67%) Office 365
4 3 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (53.33%) WAN
2 31 (51.67%) Firewall
3 25 (41.67%) OSPF
3 25 (41.67%) VPN
4 24 (40.00%) BGP
4 24 (40.00%) Wireless
5 23 (38.33%) VLAN
6 22 (36.67%) LAN
7 20 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (31.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (31.67%) Ethernet
9 16 (26.67%) Network Security
9 16 (26.67%) TCP/IP
10 15 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
10 15 (25.00%) IPsec
11 13 (21.67%) SNMP
11 13 (21.67%) SSL
12 11 (18.33%) DNS
13 9 (15.00%) Cisco Wireless
13 9 (15.00%) VoIP
General
1 15 (25.00%) Billing
2 12 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.33%) Consultant
3 6 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Chief Technology Officer
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) IP Design Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) IP Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Product Director
5 4 (6.67%) Technical Director
6 3 (5.00%) Presales Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Presales Solution Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (45.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (21.67%) FlexPod
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.33%) CCTV
4 2 (3.33%) Handset
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Network Design
1 23 (38.33%) Presales
2 22 (36.67%) Load Balancing
3 19 (31.67%) ITIL
3 19 (31.67%) Time Management
4 17 (28.33%) Line Management
5 14 (23.33%) Project Management
5 14 (23.33%) SIEM
6 13 (21.67%) Application Performance Management
6 13 (21.67%) Converged Infrastructure
6 13 (21.67%) ITIL V3
6 13 (21.67%) Mentoring
6 13 (21.67%) Migration
6 13 (21.67%) Performance Management
6 13 (21.67%) Security Management
6 13 (21.67%) Service Delivery
7 9 (15.00%) Network Architecture
8 6 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (8.33%) Network Management
10 4 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (63.33%) CCNP
3 17 (28.33%) CCNA
4 9 (15.00%) CCIE
5 6 (10.00%) CCIP
5 6 (10.00%) JNCIE
5 6 (10.00%) JNCIP
6 5 (8.33%) CCDP
7 2 (3.33%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.67%) QA
2 7 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.33%) SLA
4 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (8.33%) QRadar
3 4 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (6.67%) WSUS
4 2 (3.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 49 (81.67%) Cisco
2 20 (33.33%) HP
3 19 (31.67%) F5
3 19 (31.67%) Meraki
3 19 (31.67%) SolarWinds
4 17 (28.33%) CheckPoint
5 14 (23.33%) Fortinet
6 13 (21.67%) Aruba
6 13 (21.67%) Brocade
6 13 (21.67%) Juniper
6 13 (21.67%) Sourcefire
7 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (13.33%) VMware
9 4 (6.67%) EqualLogic
9 4 (6.67%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (6.67%) Synology
9 4 (6.67%) Tripwire
9 4 (6.67%) Veeam
10 3 (5.00%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.67%) AlienVault