Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 208 212 235
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 -5
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 64 92 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 1.07% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 6.22% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48 96 90
West Midlands median annual salary £54,750 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% - +31.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,736 £29,525
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -

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 1,498 1,480 1,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.49% 17.26% 16.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,089 1,098 1,268
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £41,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.24% +7.14% -1.28%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,075 £60,000
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +21 20 £70,000 +12.00% 5
Solihull +7 16 £67,500 +150.00% 3
Shropshire - 6 £37,500 -
Staffordshire +1 2 £32,500 -10.34%
Warwickshire -15 1 £35,000 -2.78%
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Halesowen - 1 - -
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 49 (76.56%) Cisco
2 43 (67.19%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (59.38%) VPN
4 37 (57.81%) Firewall
5 34 (53.13%) BGP
6 32 (50.00%) OSPF
7 27 (42.19%) Wireless
8 26 (40.63%) Juniper
9 25 (39.06%) CCNA
10 24 (37.50%) CCNP
10 24 (37.50%) WAN
11 21 (32.81%) Windows
12 20 (31.25%) Telecoms
13 19 (29.69%) Ethernet
14 18 (28.13%) Linux
14 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
14 18 (28.13%) JNCIA
15 17 (26.56%) LAN
16 16 (25.00%) Nokia
16 16 (25.00%) VLAN
16 16 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (23.44%) Azure
17 15 (23.44%) AWS
17 15 (23.44%) RSVP
18 14 (21.88%) Data Centre
19 13 (20.31%) Finance
19 13 (20.31%) CheckPoint
20 12 (18.75%) Red Hat
20 12 (18.75%) CCDP
20 12 (18.75%) Solaris

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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 3 (4.69%) IIS
1 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.44%) AWS
1 15 (23.44%) Azure
2 11 (17.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (59.38%) VPN
2 37 (57.81%) Firewall
3 34 (53.13%) BGP
4 32 (50.00%) OSPF
5 27 (42.19%) Wireless
6 24 (37.50%) WAN
7 19 (29.69%) Ethernet
8 17 (26.56%) LAN
9 16 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (25.00%) VLAN
10 15 (23.44%) RSVP
11 12 (18.75%) IPsec
11 12 (18.75%) VPLS
12 11 (17.19%) VRRP
13 10 (15.63%) HSRP
13 10 (15.63%) Network Security
13 10 (15.63%) RIP
13 10 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (15.63%) WLAN
14 9 (14.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Subversion
1 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 13 (20.31%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Network Manager
3 10 (15.63%) Provisioning Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 8 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Architect
5 7 (10.94%) Network Architect
6 6 (9.38%) IP Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Services Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Network Consultant
8 4 (6.25%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.69%) 1st Line Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (4.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Network Support
9 3 (4.69%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (3.13%) LDAP
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 11 (17.19%) CCTV
2 11 (17.19%) User Experience
3 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.94%) BYOD
5 3 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.69%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.69%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.56%) EPoS
7 1 (1.56%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (1.56%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.56%) PKI
7 1 (1.56%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Windows
2 18 (28.13%) Linux
3 12 (18.75%) Solaris
4 11 (17.19%) HPUX
4 11 (17.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.13%) Debian
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Presales
1 11 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (15.63%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (14.06%) Information Security
3 9 (14.06%) Load Balancing
3 9 (14.06%) Service Delivery
4 8 (12.50%) Change Management
4 8 (12.50%) DNA
4 8 (12.50%) ITIL
4 8 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 8 (12.50%) Network Planning
5 7 (10.94%) Capacity Management
5 7 (10.94%) Change Control
5 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (10.94%) Performance Management
6 6 (9.38%) Network Architecture
7 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
7 5 (7.81%) Migration
8 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.13%) C
3 2 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (67.19%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (39.06%) CCNA
3 24 (37.50%) CCNP
4 18 (28.13%) JNCIA
5 12 (18.75%) CCDP
6 11 (17.19%) Degree
6 11 (17.19%) JNCIP
7 10 (15.63%) CCDA
7 10 (15.63%) HNC
7 10 (15.63%) HND
8 7 (10.94%) CCSP
8 7 (10.94%) JNCIE
9 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
9 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
10 3 (4.69%) CCIE
10 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
10 3 (4.69%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.63%) Hyper-V
3 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.06%) XenDesktop
4 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (1.56%) NFS
5 1 (1.56%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Cacti
1 7 (10.94%) Observium
2 2 (3.13%) Ansible
2 2 (3.13%) Nagios
3 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (76.56%) Cisco
2 26 (40.63%) Juniper
3 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 16 (25.00%) Nokia
5 13 (20.31%) CheckPoint
6 12 (18.75%) Red Hat
6 12 (18.75%) VMware
7 10 (15.63%) Citrix
7 10 (15.63%) Forcepoint
8 9 (14.06%) SolarWinds
9 8 (12.50%) Huawei
9 8 (12.50%) NetApp
10 6 (9.38%) F5
10 6 (9.38%) Palo Alto
11 3 (4.69%) IBM
11 3 (4.69%) Meraki
11 3 (4.69%) SonicWALL
12 2 (3.13%) Avaya
12 2 (3.13%) Dell
12 2 (3.13%) HP