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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 116 95
Rank change year-on-year +5 -21  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 25 28 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.29% 1.18% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.96% 8.48% 9.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 38
Median salary £45,000 £34,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.35% -26.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,850
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

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 279 330 411
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.42% 13.87% 20.36%
Number of salaries quoted 211 254 365
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 48 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (76.67%) CCNP
4 45 (75.00%) Firewall
5 24 (40.00%) LAN
6 23 (38.33%) Data Centre
7 22 (36.67%) WAN
7 22 (36.67%) VPN
8 21 (35.00%) Juniper
9 20 (33.33%) CCNA
9 20 (33.33%) Network Design
10 19 (31.67%) BGP
11 18 (30.00%) VLAN
12 17 (28.33%) JNCIP
13 16 (26.67%) JNCIE
13 16 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (26.67%) Wireless
13 16 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (26.67%) CCIP
13 16 (26.67%) CCIE
14 14 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (21.67%) TACACS
16 12 (20.00%) OSPF
16 12 (20.00%) Network Security
17 11 (18.33%) SolarWinds
18 10 (16.67%) Time Management
19 9 (15.00%) Palo Alto
19 9 (15.00%) CCDP
20 8 (13.33%) ITIL
20 8 (13.33%) Telecoms

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 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.67%) IIS
1 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (75.00%) Firewall
2 24 (40.00%) LAN
3 22 (36.67%) VPN
3 22 (36.67%) WAN
4 19 (31.67%) BGP
5 18 (30.00%) VLAN
6 16 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (26.67%) Wireless
7 14 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (21.67%) TACACS
9 12 (20.00%) Network Security
9 12 (20.00%) OSPF
10 8 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (13.33%) DMZ
10 8 (13.33%) WAAS
11 7 (11.67%) ADSL
11 7 (11.67%) VoIP
12 4 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (6.67%) WLAN
General
1 8 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 16 (26.67%) Design Engineer
2 16 (26.67%) IP Design Engineer
2 16 (26.67%) IP Engineer
3 14 (23.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (18.33%) Architect
4 11 (18.33%) Network Support
5 10 (16.67%) IP Architect
5 10 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Network Architect
5 10 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Support Engineer
6 8 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Analyst
7 7 (11.67%) Project Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Senior Network Support
7 7 (11.67%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Senior Support Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.67%) IVR
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Windows
1 5 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Network Design
2 10 (16.67%) Time Management
3 8 (13.33%) ITIL
4 7 (11.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (11.67%) SIEM
5 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (6.67%) Change Management
6 4 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.00%) Change Control
7 3 (5.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.00%) Line Management
7 3 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (5.00%) Presales
7 3 (5.00%) Process Management
7 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.33%) Security Management
8 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (76.67%) CCNP
3 20 (33.33%) CCNA
4 17 (28.33%) JNCIP
5 16 (26.67%) CCIE
5 16 (26.67%) CCIP
5 16 (26.67%) JNCIE
6 9 (15.00%) CCDP
7 1 (1.67%) CCSE
7 1 (1.67%) CISSP
7 1 (1.67%) IISP
7 1 (1.67%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.00%) SLA
3 2 (3.33%) QA
4 1 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.67%) QRadar
2 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (81.67%) Cisco
2 21 (35.00%) Juniper
3 11 (18.33%) SolarWinds
4 9 (15.00%) Palo Alto
5 8 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 7 (11.67%) Mitel
6 7 (11.67%) MobileIron
7 6 (10.00%) HP
8 5 (8.33%) F5
9 4 (6.67%) Meraki
10 3 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.33%) Aruba
11 2 (3.33%) Brocade
11 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
11 2 (3.33%) Sourcefire
12 1 (1.67%) Forcepoint
12 1 (1.67%) IBM
12 1 (1.67%) Nimble Storage
12 1 (1.67%) Synology
12 1 (1.67%) VMware
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