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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 90 111 81
Rank change year-on-year +21 -30  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 35 27 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.91% 1.15% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.21% 7.46% 13.53%
Number of salaries quoted 32 18 26
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £50,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 265 362 266
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.50% 15.46% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 203 289 224
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +9.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Birmingham

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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

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Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 34 (69.39%) Cisco
1 34 (69.39%) Firewall
2 33 (67.35%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (65.31%) CCNP
4 22 (44.90%) Data Centre
5 20 (40.82%) WAN
6 17 (34.69%) LAN
6 17 (34.69%) Juniper
6 17 (34.69%) Network Design
7 16 (32.65%) CCNA
7 16 (32.65%) VPN
8 15 (30.61%) CCIE
8 15 (30.61%) JNCIP
9 14 (28.57%) JNCIE
9 14 (28.57%) CCIP
10 13 (26.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (20.41%) ITIL
12 10 (20.41%) TACACS
12 10 (20.41%) Wireless
13 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
13 8 (16.33%) BGP
13 8 (16.33%) SolarWinds
13 8 (16.33%) WAAS
14 7 (14.29%) Windows
14 7 (14.29%) VoIP
15 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
15 6 (12.24%) VLAN
16 5 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure

MPLS
Top Related 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 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (69.39%) Firewall
2 20 (40.82%) WAN
3 17 (34.69%) LAN
4 16 (32.65%) VPN
5 13 (26.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (22.45%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (20.41%) TACACS
7 10 (20.41%) Wireless
8 8 (16.33%) BGP
8 8 (16.33%) WAAS
9 7 (14.29%) VoIP
10 6 (12.24%) VLAN
11 5 (10.20%) DSL
11 5 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (8.16%) ADSL
12 4 (8.16%) Ethernet
12 4 (8.16%) Internet
12 4 (8.16%) Network Security
12 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
13 3 (6.12%) VPLS
General
1 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Network Engineer
2 15 (30.61%) Architect
3 14 (28.57%) Design Engineer
3 14 (28.57%) IP Design Engineer
3 14 (28.57%) IP Engineer
4 13 (26.53%) Network Architect
5 12 (24.49%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (20.41%) IP Architect
6 10 (20.41%) IP Network Engineer
6 10 (20.41%) Network Support
6 10 (20.41%) Network Support Engineer
6 10 (20.41%) Support Engineer
7 8 (16.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (12.24%) Project Engineer
9 6 (12.24%) Project Manager
9 6 (12.24%) Senior Network Support
9 6 (12.24%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 6 (12.24%) Senior Support Engineer
10 5 (10.20%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) IVR
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.04%) EPoS
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Network Design
2 10 (20.41%) ITIL
3 5 (10.20%) B2B
3 5 (10.20%) Change Control
3 5 (10.20%) Project Management
3 5 (10.20%) SIEM
4 4 (8.16%) Change Management
4 4 (8.16%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.08%) Presales
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.04%) Line Management
7 1 (2.04%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 1 (2.04%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.04%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 33 (67.35%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (65.31%) CCNP
3 16 (32.65%) CCNA
4 15 (30.61%) CCIE
4 15 (30.61%) JNCIP
5 14 (28.57%) CCIP
5 14 (28.57%) JNCIE
6 3 (6.12%) CCDP
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.04%) CCDA
8 1 (2.04%) CCSE
8 1 (2.04%) CISSP
8 1 (2.04%) IISP
8 1 (2.04%) ISSAP
8 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) QRadar
Vendors
1 34 (69.39%) Cisco
2 17 (34.69%) Juniper
3 8 (16.33%) SolarWinds
4 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.16%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) Mitel
5 4 (8.16%) MobileIron
6 3 (6.12%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.08%) F5
8 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.04%) IBM
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.04%) NetApp
8 1 (2.04%) Splunk
8 1 (2.04%) Tufin
8 1 (2.04%) VMware
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