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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 68 66
Rank change year-on-year +14 -2  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 5 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.18% 0.30% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.26% 2.78% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 6
Median salary £30,000 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -53.84% +23.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £65,000 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £54,400 £65,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 54 72 102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 12.77% 10.96% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 46 68 88
Median salary £29,500 £34,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.49% +1.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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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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Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram 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 29 March 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £29,000 -
MPLS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
2 7 (63.64%) LAN
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) WLAN
4 5 (45.45%) Wireless
4 5 (45.45%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) VLAN
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 3 (27.27%) LDAP
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) SNMP
6 3 (27.27%) Office 365
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 2 (18.18%) IaaS
7 2 (18.18%) Multicast
7 2 (18.18%) Network Security
7 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (18.18%) PaaS
7 2 (18.18%) High Availability

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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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) IaaS
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) LAN
3 6 (54.55%) WLAN
4 5 (45.45%) Wireless
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) VLAN
6 3 (27.27%) LDAP
6 3 (27.27%) SNMP
7 2 (18.18%) BGP
7 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
7 2 (18.18%) Multicast
7 2 (18.18%) Network Security
7 2 (18.18%) OSPF
7 2 (18.18%) VoIP
7 2 (18.18%) VPN
7 2 (18.18%) WAN
8 1 (9.09%) NAS
8 1 (9.09%) SAN
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Administrator
1 5 (45.45%) Network Administrator
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) AS400
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
1 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco