The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 76 71
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 11 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.10% 0.43% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.33% 3.66% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 2
Median salary £30,000 £65,000 £28,550
Median salary % change year-on-year -53.84% +127.67%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 60 82 114
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 11.47% 11.65% 18.15%
Number of salaries quoted 43 73 104
Median salary £30,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +4.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,997 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

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Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Staffordshire

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Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Staffordshire 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
Cannock - 5 £30,000 - 3
Tamworth - 5 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £28,000 -
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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (62.50%) CCNA
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) CCNP
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) LAN
5 6 (37.50%) WLAN
5 6 (37.50%) WAN
6 5 (31.25%) DHCP
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) Juniper
6 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) Motorola
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) VLAN
6 5 (31.25%) Fortinet
6 5 (31.25%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) LDAP

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) WLAN
3 5 (31.25%) DHCP
3 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) VLAN
4 4 (25.00%) LDAP
4 4 (25.00%) SNMP
5 3 (18.75%) Wireless
6 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
6 2 (12.50%) NAS
6 2 (12.50%) SAN
7 1 (6.25%) BGP
7 1 (6.25%) Multicast
7 1 (6.25%) OSPF
7 1 (6.25%) VoIP
7 1 (6.25%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) Network Administrator
1 5 (31.25%) Network Specialist
1 5 (31.25%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) AS400
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) CCNA
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCSA
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) MCITP
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Fortinet
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Juniper
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Motorola
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + £26,000-£30,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago