Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 228 204
Rank change year-on-year +4 -24 +10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 93 120 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 1.02% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.87% 6.56% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 88 109 115
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £29,075 £22,750 £28,520
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,000 £57,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -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 1583 1828 1691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.98% 15.48% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1432 1497
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +1.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,525 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 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
Birmingham +31 57 £55,000 +65.41% 2
Staffordshire +26 17 £30,000 -53.85%
Worcestershire -7 10 £30,250 -24.38%
Coventry -11 5 £55,000 +25.00%
Solihull -17 2 £22,500 -18.18% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 69 (74.19%) Cisco
2 61 (65.59%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (64.52%) Firewall
4 56 (60.22%) WAN
5 51 (54.84%) CCNP
6 48 (51.61%) LAN
7 35 (37.63%) BGP
8 33 (35.48%) CCNA
9 32 (34.41%) OSPF
9 32 (34.41%) VLAN
10 29 (31.18%) Data Centre
11 28 (30.11%) VPN
12 26 (27.96%) HP
13 24 (25.81%) Juniper
13 24 (25.81%) Wireless
13 24 (25.81%) Network Security
14 23 (24.73%) Presales
15 22 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (21.51%) Fortinet
17 19 (20.43%) Network Design
17 19 (20.43%) ITIL
18 18 (19.35%) Windows
18 18 (19.35%) Load Balancing
18 18 (19.35%) Time Management
18 18 (19.35%) SIEM
19 17 (18.28%) F5
20 16 (17.20%) Cisco Nexus
21 15 (16.13%) Meraki
21 15 (16.13%) SolarWinds
21 15 (16.13%) CheckPoint

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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 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (4.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.53%) Office 365
4 3 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (64.52%) Firewall
2 56 (60.22%) WAN
3 48 (51.61%) LAN
4 35 (37.63%) BGP
5 32 (34.41%) OSPF
5 32 (34.41%) VLAN
6 28 (30.11%) VPN
7 24 (25.81%) Network Security
7 24 (25.81%) Wireless
8 22 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (17.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (13.98%) Ethernet
10 13 (13.98%) TCP/IP
11 12 (12.90%) Cisco ISE
11 12 (12.90%) DNS
12 11 (11.83%) SNMP
12 11 (11.83%) Structured Cabling
13 10 (10.75%) Internet
14 9 (9.68%) SSL
14 9 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
General
1 15 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.75%) Finance
3 9 (9.68%) Billing
4 4 (4.30%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (15.05%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.90%) Architect
2 12 (12.90%) Network Specialist
3 10 (10.75%) Administrator
3 10 (10.75%) Network Administrator
4 9 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.60%) Consultant
6 7 (7.53%) Security Architect
7 6 (6.45%) IT Manager
7 6 (6.45%) Network Manager
7 6 (6.45%) Security Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.38%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Design Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) IP Design Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) IP Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Juniper Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Mitel Voice Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Senior Mitel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.08%) COM
2 1 (1.08%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (31.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.68%) FlexPod
3 6 (6.45%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.35%) Windows
2 8 (8.60%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.45%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.30%) Linux
4 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) Presales
2 19 (20.43%) ITIL
2 19 (20.43%) Network Design
3 18 (19.35%) Load Balancing
3 18 (19.35%) SIEM
3 18 (19.35%) Time Management
4 14 (15.05%) Project Management
5 13 (13.98%) Line Management
5 13 (13.98%) Service Delivery
6 11 (11.83%) Network Architecture
7 9 (9.68%) Application Performance Management
7 9 (9.68%) Converged Infrastructure
7 9 (9.68%) ITIL V3
7 9 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 9 (9.68%) Migration
7 9 (9.68%) Performance Management
7 9 (9.68%) Security Management
8 7 (7.53%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (7.53%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
1 4 (4.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (65.59%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (54.84%) CCNP
3 33 (35.48%) CCNA
4 10 (10.75%) CCDP
5 8 (8.60%) CCIE
6 7 (7.53%) CCIP
6 7 (7.53%) JNCIE
6 7 (7.53%) JNCIP
7 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.30%) MCP
8 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (2.15%) CCSA
9 2 (2.15%) MCSE
9 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.08%) CCIE Service Provider
10 1 (1.08%) CISSP
10 1 (1.08%) Degree
10 1 (1.08%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) QA
2 8 (8.60%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.08%) GDPR
6 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (5.38%) QRadar
3 4 (4.30%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (4.30%) WSUS
4 2 (2.15%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 69 (74.19%) Cisco
2 26 (27.96%) HP
3 24 (25.81%) Juniper
4 20 (21.51%) Fortinet
5 17 (18.28%) F5
6 15 (16.13%) CheckPoint
6 15 (16.13%) Meraki
6 15 (16.13%) SolarWinds
7 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
7 13 (13.98%) VMware
8 10 (10.75%) Motorola
9 9 (9.68%) Aruba
9 9 (9.68%) Brocade
9 9 (9.68%) Sourcefire
10 8 (8.60%) Palo Alto
11 5 (5.38%) Mitel
12 4 (4.30%) EqualLogic
12 4 (4.30%) Synology
12 4 (4.30%) Tripwire
12 4 (4.30%) Veeam