Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 99 95
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 +19
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 17 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.40% 0.89% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.78% 5.91% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 11
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,750 £32,500 £28,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +13.84% -54.32%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £25,125
90th Percentile £37,500 £67,500 £34,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +12.50%

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 133 186 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.95% 15.05% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 110 156 168
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £21,125 £22,875 £21,925
90th Percentile £47,500 £65,000 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -

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
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 21 November 2017. 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
Tamworth -2 7 - -
Cannock - 5 £30,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 £35,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +22 1 £32,000 -1.54%
MPLS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (70.59%) Firewall
3 12 (70.59%) CCNA
4 11 (64.71%) LAN
5 9 (52.94%) CCNP
5 9 (52.94%) HP
5 9 (52.94%) WAN
6 7 (41.18%) Fortinet
6 7 (41.18%) Structured Cabling
6 7 (41.18%) Juniper
6 7 (41.18%) Motorola
7 5 (29.41%) Wireless
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (23.53%) Apple
8 4 (23.53%) Skype
8 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (23.53%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (23.53%) Virgin Media
8 4 (23.53%) Mitel
8 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
8 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
9 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
9 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (17.65%) VMware
10 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (11.76%) 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 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 11 (64.71%) LAN
3 9 (52.94%) WAN
4 7 (41.18%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (29.41%) Wireless
6 4 (23.53%) Skype
6 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
6 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.88%) DHCP
7 1 (5.88%) DNS
7 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
7 1 (5.88%) LDAP
7 1 (5.88%) NAS
7 1 (5.88%) SAN
7 1 (5.88%) SNMP
7 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.88%) VLAN
7 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Network Specialist
2 7 (41.18%) Administrator
2 7 (41.18%) Network Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Voice Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Mitel Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (11.76%) Customer Acquisition
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (70.59%) CCNA
3 9 (52.94%) CCNP
4 2 (11.76%) CCSA
4 2 (11.76%) MCSE
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) HP
3 7 (41.18%) Fortinet
3 7 (41.18%) Juniper
3 7 (41.18%) Motorola
4 4 (23.53%) Apple
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Mitel
4 4 (23.53%) Virgin Media
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Meraki
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds