The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 145 170 152
Rank change year-on-year +25 -18  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 70 76 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.23% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.74% 8.11% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 65 59 51
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £39,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £49,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.62% -1.50%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 719 937 792
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.23% 15.23% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 590 749 676
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

MPLS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for MPLS in the West Midlands

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the West Midlands

MPLS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Birmingham +24 34 £50,000 - 3
Shropshire +11 10 £35,000 -26.31%
Herefordshire -12 10 £45,000 -10.00%
Worcestershire -13 6 £27,500 -35.29%
Staffordshire +15 5 £30,000 -53.84%
Coventry +3 3 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Warwickshire +28 1 £36,500 +11.45%
West Bromwich - 1 £47,500 -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 82 (75.23%) Firewall
2 79 (72.48%) Cisco
3 65 (59.63%) WAN
4 63 (57.80%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (55.05%) CCNP
6 56 (51.38%) LAN
7 47 (43.12%) Cisco ASA
8 45 (41.28%) CCNA
9 41 (37.61%) DNS
10 40 (36.70%) OSPF
11 38 (34.86%) DHCP
11 38 (34.86%) Data Centre
12 36 (33.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (30.28%) VPN
14 31 (28.44%) Network Security
15 30 (27.52%) Cisco IOS
16 28 (25.69%) IPv6
17 26 (23.85%) Windows
17 26 (23.85%) Wireless
17 26 (23.85%) Load Balancing
18 24 (22.02%) BGP
19 23 (21.10%) VLAN
19 23 (21.10%) SC Cleared
19 23 (21.10%) Security Cleared
19 23 (21.10%) F5
19 23 (21.10%) HSRP
20 21 (19.27%) DMVPN
20 21 (19.27%) 802.1X
20 21 (19.27%) Cyberoam
20 21 (19.27%) PCI DSS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (3.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
3 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (7.34%) Office 365
2 2 (1.83%) IaaS
2 2 (1.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (75.23%) Firewall
2 65 (59.63%) WAN
3 56 (51.38%) LAN
4 47 (43.12%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (37.61%) DNS
6 40 (36.70%) OSPF
7 38 (34.86%) DHCP
8 36 (33.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 33 (30.28%) VPN
10 31 (28.44%) Network Security
11 30 (27.52%) Cisco IOS
12 28 (25.69%) IPv6
13 26 (23.85%) Wireless
14 24 (22.02%) BGP
15 23 (21.10%) HSRP
15 23 (21.10%) VLAN
16 21 (19.27%) BGP-4
16 21 (19.27%) DMVPN
17 18 (16.51%) ADSL
18 16 (14.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) GIS
General
1 9 (8.26%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.59%) Finance
3 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.75%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.92%) Banking
4 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (62.39%) Network Engineer
2 34 (31.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 30 (27.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (19.27%) Architect
5 14 (12.84%) Design Engineer
5 14 (12.84%) IP Design Engineer
5 14 (12.84%) IP Engineer
6 13 (11.93%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 13 (11.93%) Network Architect
6 13 (11.93%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (11.93%) Security Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) IP Architect
7 10 (9.17%) IP Network Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Network Support
7 10 (9.17%) Network Support Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Support Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Switch Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.42%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 38 (34.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.67%) IVR
4 2 (1.83%) AS400
4 2 (1.83%) Clustering
4 2 (1.83%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.92%) EPoS
5 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.92%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.85%) Windows
2 16 (14.68%) Linux
3 15 (13.76%) Windows Server
4 13 (11.93%) Unix
5 7 (6.42%) VyOS
6 5 (4.59%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) Load Balancing
2 19 (17.43%) Network Design
3 17 (15.60%) ITIL
4 13 (11.93%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (9.17%) SIEM
6 8 (7.34%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.42%) Project Management
8 6 (5.50%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.59%) B2B
9 5 (4.59%) Change Control
9 5 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.59%) High Availability
9 5 (4.59%) Information Security
9 5 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.67%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (3.67%) Data Loss Prevention
10 4 (3.67%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (3.67%) Presales
10 4 (3.67%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (3.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 63 (57.80%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (55.05%) CCNP
3 45 (41.28%) CCNA
4 23 (21.10%) SC Cleared
4 23 (21.10%) Security Cleared
5 15 (13.76%) CCIE
5 15 (13.76%) JNCIP
6 14 (12.84%) CCIP
6 14 (12.84%) JNCIE
7 3 (2.75%) CCDP
7 3 (2.75%) CISSP
7 3 (2.75%) Degree
7 3 (2.75%) ISSAP
7 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.83%) CCSP
8 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.83%) SANS
9 1 (0.92%) IISP
9 1 (0.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.27%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (10.09%) Hyper-V
2 9 (8.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.75%) pfSense
3 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Nagios
2 1 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.92%) QRadar
Vendors
1 79 (72.48%) Cisco
2 23 (21.10%) F5
3 21 (19.27%) Cyberoam
4 19 (17.43%) SolarWinds
4 19 (17.43%) VMware
5 18 (16.51%) Juniper
6 11 (10.09%) Brocade
6 11 (10.09%) HP
6 11 (10.09%) ProCurve
7 9 (8.26%) SonicWALL
8 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
9 7 (6.42%) Aruba
9 7 (6.42%) Ubiquiti
10 6 (5.50%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.67%) Mitel
11 4 (3.67%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.75%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.75%) Palo Alto
13 2 (1.83%) Huawei
13 2 (1.83%) NetApp
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