Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 184 256 237
Rank change year-on-year +72 -19 -12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 28 92 136
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.58% 0.82% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 4.32% 6.07%
Number of salaries quoted 41 90 159
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +7.14% +3.16%
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,375 £30,800
90th Percentile £57,500 £70,125 £65,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% -

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 806 2,128 2,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.75% 18.88% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 644 1,554 1,642
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,140
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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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 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 2020. 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
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +58 17 £46,250 -11.90% 5
East Midlands +54 11 £55,000 +37.50% 7
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England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 20 (71.43%) Firewall
3 16 (57.14%) OSPF
4 15 (53.57%) BGP
4 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (46.43%) LAN
5 13 (46.43%) WAN
6 10 (35.71%) Juniper
6 10 (35.71%) VPN
6 10 (35.71%) CCNP
6 10 (35.71%) Fortinet
7 9 (32.14%) CCNA
7 9 (32.14%) Wireless
7 9 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
8 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (21.43%) Network Security
10 6 (21.43%) Network Architecture
10 6 (21.43%) ITIL
11 5 (17.86%) WLAN
11 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
11 5 (17.86%) VLAN
11 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (17.86%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (17.86%) Palo Alto
11 5 (17.86%) HSRP
11 5 (17.86%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

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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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Azure
2 1 (3.57%) AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) Firewall
2 16 (57.14%) OSPF
3 15 (53.57%) BGP
4 13 (46.43%) LAN
4 13 (46.43%) WAN
5 10 (35.71%) VPN
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (32.14%) Wireless
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
8 6 (21.43%) Network Security
9 5 (17.86%) HSRP
9 5 (17.86%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (17.86%) VLAN
9 5 (17.86%) WLAN
10 4 (14.29%) Internet
10 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 3 (10.71%) Broadband
11 3 (10.71%) DNS
11 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2019
General
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Fire and Rescue
3 1 (3.57%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) IP Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) IP Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Core Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (14.29%) IP Design Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Product Design Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Product Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Support
5 2 (7.14%) Principal Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.14%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Network Architecture
3 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
5 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) SIEM
6 2 (7.14%) High Availability
6 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (7.14%) Network Design
6 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Preventative Maintenance
6 2 (7.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (3.57%) Chat Support
7 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery Management
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCNP
3 9 (32.14%) CCNA
4 3 (10.71%) CCIE
4 3 (10.71%) JNCIA
4 3 (10.71%) MCSE
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.14%) CCDA
5 2 (7.14%) CCENT
5 2 (7.14%) CCSA
5 2 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (7.14%) JNCIE
5 2 (7.14%) MCSA
6 1 (3.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (3.57%) CISM
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) vCloud
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (10.71%) FortiGate
2 3 (10.71%) SCCM
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) Fortinet
2 10 (35.71%) Juniper
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) Palo Alto
4 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 4 (14.29%) Sophos
5 3 (10.71%) Meraki
6 2 (7.14%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) Ekahau
7 1 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Motorola
7 1 (3.57%) Nokia
7 1 (3.57%) Tandberg
7 1 (3.57%) VMware