Period
to 21 August 2018

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 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 223 210
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13 +4
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 88 105 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.97% 1.05% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.91% 6.75% 7.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85 116 111
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £31,939 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,488 1,556 1,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.46% 15.61% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,055 1,247 1,402
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,850 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the West Midlands

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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

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Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for MPLS in the West Midlands

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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 6 months to 21 August 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
Birmingham -15 44 £62,500 +19.05% 4
Coventry +6 10 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Warwickshire - 9 £36,000 - 1
Solihull - 6 £27,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £36,725 -
Staffordshire -3 4 £36,000 +20.00% 1
Worcestershire +11 2 £33,682 +11.34%
Herefordshire +22 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Walsall - 1 £42,500 -
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England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 69 (78.41%) WAN
2 63 (71.59%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (68.18%) Cisco
4 51 (57.95%) CCNP
5 50 (56.82%) LAN
6 47 (53.41%) OSPF
7 41 (46.59%) BGP
7 41 (46.59%) VPN
8 40 (45.45%) Firewall
9 39 (44.32%) VLAN
10 36 (40.91%) Data Centre
11 31 (35.23%) Presales
12 30 (34.09%) Cisco Firepower
13 29 (32.95%) Juniper
13 29 (32.95%) TCP/IP
14 27 (30.68%) Load Balancing
15 26 (29.55%) ITIL
15 26 (29.55%) Windows
16 25 (28.41%) CCNA
16 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
16 25 (28.41%) QRadar
17 24 (27.27%) Wireless
17 24 (27.27%) VMware
17 24 (27.27%) Network Management
18 22 (25.00%) Meraki
19 21 (23.86%) HP
19 21 (23.86%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
20 20 (22.73%) SolarWinds
20 20 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001

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Co-occurring 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 11 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (21.59%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (10.23%) Office 365
4 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.14%) IaaS
4 1 (1.14%) PaaS
4 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (78.41%) WAN
2 50 (56.82%) LAN
3 47 (53.41%) OSPF
4 41 (46.59%) BGP
4 41 (46.59%) VPN
5 40 (45.45%) Firewall
6 39 (44.32%) VLAN
7 30 (34.09%) Cisco Firepower
8 29 (32.95%) TCP/IP
9 24 (27.27%) Wireless
10 21 (23.86%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (21.59%) DNS
12 18 (20.45%) Cisco Wireless
12 18 (20.45%) DHCP
12 18 (20.45%) SNMP
13 17 (19.32%) WLAN
14 16 (18.18%) Network Security
15 15 (17.05%) Ethernet
16 14 (15.91%) TACACS
17 12 (13.64%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.14%) GDB
1 1 (1.14%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.14%) sqlmap
General
1 9 (10.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.55%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (27.27%) Architect
2 22 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 16 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (17.05%) Consultant
4 15 (17.05%) Network Consultant
5 14 (15.91%) Cisco Consultant
5 14 (15.91%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 13 (14.77%) Security Architect
7 12 (13.64%) Support Engineer
8 11 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
9 9 (10.23%) Network Support
9 9 (10.23%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
11 7 (7.95%) Presales Consultant
12 6 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 6 (6.82%) Cisco Presales Consultant
12 6 (6.82%) IP Architect
12 6 (6.82%) NOC Technician
13 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) COM
2 4 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (1.14%) .NET
3 1 (1.14%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 36 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 14 (15.91%) Driving Licence
3 11 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.27%) CCTV
6 2 (2.27%) FlexPod
6 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.55%) Windows
2 16 (18.18%) Linux
3 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (7.95%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.82%) Solaris
5 6 (6.82%) Unix
5 6 (6.82%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.14%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.23%) Presales
2 27 (30.68%) Load Balancing
3 26 (29.55%) ITIL
4 24 (27.27%) Network Management
5 18 (20.45%) Network Architecture
6 15 (17.05%) Incident Management
7 14 (15.91%) Network Design
8 13 (14.77%) Service Delivery
9 12 (13.64%) SIEM
10 11 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 11 (12.50%) ITIL V3
10 11 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 11 (12.50%) Software Optimisation
10 11 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (7.95%) Problem Management
11 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.82%) Information Security
12 6 (6.82%) Performance Analysis
12 6 (6.82%) RAD
13 5 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.14%) C
2 1 (1.14%) Java
2 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 63 (71.59%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (57.95%) CCNP
3 25 (28.41%) CCNA
4 13 (14.77%) CCDP
4 13 (14.77%) CISSP
5 12 (13.64%) ISSAP
5 12 (13.64%) JNCIP
6 11 (12.50%) CCSE
6 11 (12.50%) IISP
7 10 (11.36%) Degree
8 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (6.82%) CCIE
9 6 (6.82%) HNC
9 6 (6.82%) HND
9 6 (6.82%) JNCIE
9 6 (6.82%) MCSE
10 3 (3.41%) MCITP
10 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
10 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.27%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (13.64%) SLA
3 5 (5.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (4.55%) GDPR
4 4 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (28.41%) QRadar
2 14 (15.91%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (3.41%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.27%) Nagios
5 2 (2.27%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (1.14%) CASB
6 1 (1.14%) Nmap
6 1 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 60 (68.18%) Cisco
2 29 (32.95%) Juniper
3 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
4 24 (27.27%) VMware
5 22 (25.00%) Meraki
6 21 (23.86%) HP
7 20 (22.73%) SolarWinds
8 18 (20.45%) F5
9 17 (19.32%) CheckPoint
10 14 (15.91%) Tripwire
11 13 (14.77%) Fortinet
12 11 (12.50%) Forcepoint
12 11 (12.50%) IBM
12 11 (12.50%) LogRhythm
12 11 (12.50%) Splunk
12 11 (12.50%) Tufin
13 7 (7.95%) Nokia
14 6 (6.82%) Red Hat
14 6 (6.82%) Sun
14 6 (6.82%) Telindus