The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 47 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.40% 1.35% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.72% 7.89% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Median salary £70,000 £30,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +133.33% -  
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 Shropshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Shropshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 58 76 59
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 23.48% 17.04% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 33 64 51
Median salary £55,000 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +69.23% +18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,713 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

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Salary Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in Shropshire.

Salary trend for MPLS in Shropshire

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Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -5 1 £70,000 +133.33%
MPLS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) Unix
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 10 (90.91%) DHCP
2 10 (90.91%) VPN
2 10 (90.91%) DNS
2 10 (90.91%) Nagios
2 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) IP Telephony
2 10 (90.91%) Brocade
2 10 (90.91%) VPLS
2 10 (90.91%) ProCurve
2 10 (90.91%) Hyper-V
2 10 (90.91%) SolarWinds
2 10 (90.91%) Data Centre
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
2 10 (90.91%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (72.73%) OSPF
3 8 (72.73%) BGP
4 7 (63.64%) Wireless
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (63.64%) SonicWALL
4 7 (63.64%) VLAN
4 7 (63.64%) SNMP
4 7 (63.64%) IPv4
4 7 (63.64%) IPv6

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) DHCP
1 10 (90.91%) DNS
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
1 10 (90.91%) IP Telephony
1 10 (90.91%) VPLS
1 10 (90.91%) VPN
1 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 8 (72.73%) BGP
2 8 (72.73%) OSPF
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (63.64%) IPv4
3 7 (63.64%) IPv6
3 7 (63.64%) NX-OS
3 7 (63.64%) SNMP
3 7 (63.64%) VLAN
3 7 (63.64%) Wireless
4 6 (54.55%) Unified Communications
5 2 (18.18%) SAN
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Head of DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Head of Networks
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
1 10 (90.91%) Unix
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server
2 7 (63.64%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Workload Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) Brocade
2 10 (90.91%) ProCurve
2 10 (90.91%) SolarWinds
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) Aruba
3 7 (63.64%) SonicWALL
3 7 (63.64%) Ubiquiti
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper