Period
to 19 November 2018

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 6 months to 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 82 103
Rank change year-on-year +18 +21 -8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 11 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.50% 1.43% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.00% 12.23% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 11
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £33,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.52% +3.85% +13.84%
10th Percentile £29,100 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £43,500 £37,500 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -11.11%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 100 139 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 13.66% 11.66% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 79 116 157
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £34,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.49% -2.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £23,200 £21,125 £22,900
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +7.79% -1.28% +4.00%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Staffordshire

MPLS
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

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Staffordshire

MPLS
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 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +3 5 £40,000 +25.00% 5
Cannock 0 2 £41,250 +37.50%
Burton-upon-Trent -3 1 - -
MPLS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 10 (90.91%) WLAN
2 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) WAN
3 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 6 (54.55%) VLAN
3 6 (54.55%) Office 365
4 5 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (45.45%) F5
4 5 (45.45%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (45.45%) MCITP
4 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
4 5 (45.45%) Degree
4 5 (45.45%) NAS
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) Wireless
4 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 5 (45.45%) Information Security
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) LDAP
4 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (45.45%) DHCP
4 5 (45.45%) Kerberos
4 5 (45.45%) SNMP
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification

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 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) WLAN
2 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 6 (54.55%) VLAN
3 6 (54.55%) WAN
4 5 (45.45%) DHCP
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) Kerberos
4 5 (45.45%) NAS
4 5 (45.45%) SAN
4 5 (45.45%) SNMP
4 5 (45.45%) Wireless
5 3 (27.27%) BGP
5 3 (27.27%) DMVPN
5 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
5 3 (27.27%) OSPF
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Technical Support
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Support
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Information Security
1 5 (45.45%) Mobile Device Management
1 5 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Coaching
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) Network Management
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
1 5 (45.45%) MCITP
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) F5
2 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Avaya
4 3 (27.27%) Infoblox
4 3 (27.27%) Zscaler
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Apple
6 1 (9.09%) Mitel
6 1 (9.09%) Sonus
6 1 (9.09%) Virgin Media