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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 301 246 226
Rank change year-on-year -55 -20 +24
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 49 36 48
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.44% 0.44% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.84% 2.90% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 48 31 37
10th Percentile £33,650 £29,360 £40,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £30,680 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £38,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +31.58% -33.91% +35.29%
75th Percentile £63,125 £59,125 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £64,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +10.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,724 1,240 1,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.63% 15.20% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,077 1,006 1,009
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,125 £25,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the Midlands

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Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the Midlands.

Salary trend for MPLS in the Midlands

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Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the Midlands

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Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
West Midlands -31 37 £55,000 +2.33% 3
East Midlands -46 12 £50,000 +25.00% 4
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England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 33 (67.35%) Cisco
1 33 (67.35%) Firewall
2 31 (63.27%) VPN
3 30 (61.22%) WAN
4 25 (51.02%) OSPF
4 25 (51.02%) BGP
5 20 (40.82%) LAN
6 18 (36.73%) Palo Alto
7 17 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (34.69%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (34.69%) Wireless
8 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
9 15 (30.61%) CCNP
9 15 (30.61%) Windows
10 14 (28.57%) IPsec
11 13 (26.53%) Data Centre
12 12 (24.49%) Microsoft 365
12 12 (24.49%) SD-WAN
12 12 (24.49%) Juniper
13 11 (22.45%) DNS
13 11 (22.45%) DHCP
14 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
14 10 (20.41%) Azure
15 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
15 9 (18.37%) Fortinet
15 9 (18.37%) Ethernet
15 9 (18.37%) EIGRP
16 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
16 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
16 8 (16.33%) CCNA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 10 (20.41%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (20.41%) Azure
3 3 (6.12%) AWS
4 1 (2.04%) IaaS
4 1 (2.04%) PaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.04%) SaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (67.35%) Firewall
2 31 (63.27%) VPN
3 30 (61.22%) WAN
4 25 (51.02%) BGP
4 25 (51.02%) OSPF
5 20 (40.82%) LAN
6 17 (34.69%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (34.69%) Wireless
7 14 (28.57%) IPsec
8 12 (24.49%) SD-WAN
9 11 (22.45%) DHCP
9 11 (22.45%) DNS
10 9 (18.37%) EIGRP
10 9 (18.37%) Ethernet
11 8 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (16.33%) Network Security
11 8 (16.33%) Spanning Tree
11 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
1 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (12.24%) Public Sector
1 6 (12.24%) Social Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Law
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) IP Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) IT Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) IT Support
5 4 (8.16%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) WAP
2 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.04%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.04%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) CatOS
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (14.29%) Presales
3 6 (12.24%) Agile
3 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
3 6 (12.24%) Project Management
4 5 (10.20%) Business Continuity
4 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.16%) Task Automation
6 3 (6.12%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (6.12%) Network Design
6 3 (6.12%) Network Management
6 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.12%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.12%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (6.12%) Zero Trust
7 2 (4.08%) Coaching
7 2 (4.08%) DevOps
7 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) Bash
1 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (30.61%) CCNP
3 8 (16.33%) CCNA
4 1 (2.04%) CISSP
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) NIST
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
1 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
1 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.24%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.08%) Docker
3 2 (4.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) WSUS
2 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.08%) HAProxy
2 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.04%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 33 (67.35%) Cisco
2 18 (36.73%) Palo Alto
3 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
4 12 (24.49%) Juniper
5 9 (18.37%) Fortinet
6 8 (16.33%) VMware
7 6 (12.24%) Ruckus Wireless
8 4 (8.16%) Apple
8 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
9 3 (6.12%) Ciena
9 3 (6.12%) F5
9 3 (6.12%) HP
10 2 (4.08%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (4.08%) Dell
10 2 (4.08%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (4.08%) Meraki
10 2 (4.08%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.04%) Zscaler