Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 215 232
Rank change year-on-year +33 +17 -12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 111 101 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.00% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.39% 6.55% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 118 85 111
West Midlands median annual salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,575 £22,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,375 £61,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +2.04%

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 1,502 1,541 1,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.39% 15.33% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,113 1,252 1,384
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -2 46 £62,500 +13.64% 8
Coventry +27 18 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Staffordshire +26 15 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Worcestershire +7 13 £45,000 +48.76% 1
Solihull +8 7 £27,000 +20.00%
Warwickshire +38 6 £50,000 +5.26%
Herefordshire - 3 £34,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £60,000 -
Dudley - 1 £32,500 - 1
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England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 70 (63.06%) Cisco
2 60 (54.05%) WAN
3 55 (49.55%) BGP
3 55 (49.55%) Firewall
4 54 (48.65%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (36.94%) Juniper
5 41 (36.94%) OSPF
5 41 (36.94%) LAN
6 40 (36.04%) CCNP
7 39 (35.14%) VPN
8 34 (30.63%) Telecoms
9 30 (27.03%) TCP/IP
9 30 (27.03%) Presales
10 26 (23.42%) Wireless
11 25 (22.52%) WLAN
11 25 (22.52%) VLAN
12 24 (21.62%) VPLS
12 24 (21.62%) Windows
13 23 (20.72%) Microsoft
14 21 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (18.02%) Service Delivery
15 20 (18.02%) CheckPoint
15 20 (18.02%) Data Centre
16 19 (17.12%) Network Management
17 18 (16.22%) VMware
18 17 (15.32%) SLA
18 17 (15.32%) CCNA
19 16 (14.41%) Active Directory
19 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (14.41%) Nokia

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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 12 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.70%) IIS
4 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.41%) Office 365
2 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (54.05%) WAN
2 55 (49.55%) BGP
2 55 (49.55%) Firewall
3 41 (36.94%) LAN
3 41 (36.94%) OSPF
4 39 (35.14%) VPN
5 30 (27.03%) TCP/IP
6 26 (23.42%) Wireless
7 25 (22.52%) VLAN
7 25 (22.52%) WLAN
8 24 (21.62%) VPLS
9 21 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (13.51%) Internet
11 14 (12.61%) SNMP
12 13 (11.71%) DNS
12 13 (11.71%) Ethernet
13 12 (10.81%) DHCP
13 12 (10.81%) DSL
13 12 (10.81%) IPv6
13 12 (10.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) Big Data
General
1 34 (30.63%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.21%) Finance
3 3 (2.70%) Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (38.74%) Network Engineer
2 23 (20.72%) Architect
3 13 (11.71%) Consultant
4 12 (10.81%) Presales Consultant
4 12 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.91%) Network Architect
5 11 (9.91%) Telecoms Consultant
6 9 (8.11%) Support Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) NOC Technician
8 7 (6.31%) IP Architect
8 7 (6.31%) Network Support
8 7 (6.31%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Core Network Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) IP Network Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.50%) Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) LDAP
2 1 (0.90%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.90%) COM
2 1 (0.90%) JSON
2 1 (0.90%) REST
2 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.02%) Data Centre
2 16 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.60%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.80%) CCTV
5 2 (1.80%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.80%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) CMDB
6 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.90%) iPad
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.62%) Windows
2 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (10.81%) Linux
4 8 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.21%) Solaris
4 8 (7.21%) Unix
4 8 (7.21%) Windows 2000 Server
5 6 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.70%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.80%) Android
9 1 (0.90%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) Presales
2 20 (18.02%) Service Delivery
3 19 (17.12%) Network Management
4 14 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (11.71%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (9.91%) B2B
7 10 (9.01%) Load Balancing
7 10 (9.01%) Mentoring
7 10 (9.01%) Network Architecture
8 9 (8.11%) Information Security
8 9 (8.11%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (8.11%) Project Management
9 8 (7.21%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (7.21%) RAD
10 7 (6.31%) Integration Testing
11 6 (5.41%) Change Management
11 6 (5.41%) ITIL
11 6 (5.41%) Network Design
11 6 (5.41%) Problem Management
11 6 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.70%) Perl
2 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (48.65%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (36.04%) CCNP
3 17 (15.32%) CCNA
4 16 (14.41%) Degree
5 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (9.01%) CCIE
7 8 (7.21%) CCDP
7 8 (7.21%) HNC
7 8 (7.21%) HND
7 8 (7.21%) MCITP
8 7 (6.31%) JNCIS
9 6 (5.41%) JNCIA
9 6 (5.41%) JNCIE
10 5 (4.50%) JNCIP
11 4 (3.60%) CISSP
11 4 (3.60%) ISSAP
11 4 (3.60%) MCSE
11 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.32%) SLA
2 5 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (2.70%) GDPR
3 3 (2.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.90%) PMO
4 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 16 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.90%) XenApp
4 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (4.50%) Nagios
3 4 (3.60%) QRadar
3 4 (3.60%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.80%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.80%) WSUS
5 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.90%) Ansible
5 1 (0.90%) Cacti
5 1 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 70 (63.06%) Cisco
2 41 (36.94%) Juniper
3 23 (20.72%) Microsoft
4 20 (18.02%) CheckPoint
5 18 (16.22%) VMware
6 16 (14.41%) F5
6 16 (14.41%) Nokia
7 13 (11.71%) Fortinet
7 13 (11.71%) HP
8 12 (10.81%) Meraki
9 10 (9.01%) SolarWinds
10 8 (7.21%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 8 (7.21%) Red Hat
10 8 (7.21%) Sun
10 8 (7.21%) Telindus
11 7 (6.31%) Avaya
12 6 (5.41%) Extreme Networks
13 5 (4.50%) Blue Coat
13 5 (4.50%) Palo Alto
14 4 (3.60%) Infoblox