Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 286 173 249
Rank change year-on-year -113 +76 -4
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 54 32 95
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.50% 0.78% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 4.77% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 51 20 77
10th Percentile £32,000 £35,623 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,750 £41,813 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% -15.24% +16.67%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,625 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.81% +10.53% -5.00%

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 1,461 671 2,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.64% 16.40% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,168 524 1,564
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £33,188 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,806 £42,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.72% +2.41% +3.75%
75th Percentile £54,000 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% -

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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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -78 43 £45,000 +2.27% 5
East Midlands -66 6 £57,500 +4.55% 5
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 41 (75.93%) Cisco
2 27 (50.00%) VPN
3 25 (46.30%) BGP
4 23 (42.59%) Firewall
5 21 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (37.04%) Juniper
6 20 (37.04%) OSPF
7 18 (33.33%) WAN
7 18 (33.33%) CCNP
8 17 (31.48%) Meraki
9 15 (27.78%) Microsoft 365
9 15 (27.78%) Windows
10 14 (25.93%) CCNA
10 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 14 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (24.07%) Data Centre
11 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
11 13 (24.07%) LAN
11 13 (24.07%) EIGRP
12 12 (22.22%) Fortinet
12 12 (22.22%) DHCP
12 12 (22.22%) Palo Alto
12 12 (22.22%) Azure
13 11 (20.37%) VoIP
13 11 (20.37%) Internet
13 11 (20.37%) IPsec
13 11 (20.37%) VMware
14 10 (18.52%) JNCIA
14 10 (18.52%) Network Design
14 10 (18.52%) Firmware

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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 5 (9.26%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.56%) IIS
2 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (27.78%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (22.22%) Azure
3 3 (5.56%) IaaS
4 1 (1.85%) AWS
4 1 (1.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
4 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (50.00%) VPN
2 25 (46.30%) BGP
3 23 (42.59%) Firewall
4 20 (37.04%) OSPF
5 18 (33.33%) WAN
6 14 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (24.07%) EIGRP
7 13 (24.07%) LAN
8 12 (22.22%) DHCP
9 11 (20.37%) Internet
9 11 (20.37%) IPsec
9 11 (20.37%) VoIP
10 10 (18.52%) RIP
11 9 (16.67%) DNS
11 9 (16.67%) VLAN
12 8 (14.81%) Wireless
13 6 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (9.26%) IP Telephony
14 5 (9.26%) VPLS
14 5 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Social Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Law
3 2 (3.70%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.85%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Network Engineer
2 15 (27.78%) Juniper Engineer
3 14 (25.93%) IP Engineer
4 13 (24.07%) IP Network Engineer
5 11 (20.37%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (20.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Field Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Network Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Architect
7 5 (9.26%) Lead Architect
7 5 (9.26%) Network Architect
7 5 (9.26%) Network Operations Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Construction Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Core Network Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Field Service Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) IP Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Juniper Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) MSMQ
1 1 (1.85%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.11%) Driving Licence
3 5 (9.26%) Digital Signage
3 5 (9.26%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Windows
2 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.26%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (7.41%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.85%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Network Design
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
3 6 (11.11%) Network Management
4 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
4 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.41%) ITSM
5 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.41%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (7.41%) Visualisation
6 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
6 3 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (5.56%) Project Management
7 2 (3.70%) Change Management
7 2 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.70%) Presales
7 2 (3.70%) Preventative Maintenance
7 2 (3.70%) Proactive Management
7 2 (3.70%) Statistics
7 2 (3.70%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) C
2 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (33.33%) CCNP
3 14 (25.93%) CCNA
4 10 (18.52%) JNCIA
5 5 (9.26%) Degree
6 4 (7.41%) JNCIE
7 3 (5.56%) CCIE
7 3 (5.56%) JNCIP
7 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) DBS Check
8 2 (3.70%) HNC
8 2 (3.70%) HND
9 1 (1.85%) CCDP
9 1 (1.85%) CCSA
9 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.85%) MCSE
9 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) NIST
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Firmware
2 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) WSUS
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) Nessus
3 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (75.93%) Cisco
2 20 (37.04%) Juniper
3 17 (31.48%) Meraki
4 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 12 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 12 (22.22%) Palo Alto
6 11 (20.37%) VMware
7 5 (9.26%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (3.70%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (3.70%) Avaya
9 2 (3.70%) Genesys
9 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.70%) Veeam
10 1 (1.85%) Adobe
10 1 (1.85%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.85%) NetApp
10 1 (1.85%) NetMotion Wireless
10 1 (1.85%) Riverbed