Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 232 229
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3 -22
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 92 93 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.07% 0.94% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.17% 5.85% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 97 88 109
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +31.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £32,783 £29,075 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,250 £61,250 £63,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 1,491 1,589 1,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.33% 16.03% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,109 1,279 1,420
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.79% -1.28% +2.63%
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +1 42 £62,500 +13.64% 5
Coventry +21 13 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Warwickshire +44 9 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Worcestershire +9 7 £45,000 +48.76% 1
Solihull +6 6 £27,000 +20.00% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £36,725 -
Staffordshire +1 4 £36,250 +20.83% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £30,000 - 1
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England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 68 (73.91%) WAN
2 62 (67.39%) Cisco
3 58 (63.04%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (52.17%) Firewall
5 47 (51.09%) CCNP
6 46 (50.00%) LAN
6 46 (50.00%) OSPF
7 43 (46.74%) BGP
8 42 (45.65%) VPN
9 32 (34.78%) Data Centre
10 30 (32.61%) Presales
11 29 (31.52%) VLAN
12 28 (30.43%) TCP/IP
12 28 (30.43%) Juniper
13 25 (27.17%) Wireless
13 25 (27.17%) Network Management
14 24 (26.09%) Windows
14 24 (26.09%) Cisco Firepower
15 22 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
16 21 (22.83%) Meraki
17 20 (21.74%) CCNA
18 19 (20.65%) HP
19 18 (19.57%) CheckPoint
19 18 (19.57%) VMware
19 18 (19.57%) F5
19 18 (19.57%) Load Balancing
20 17 (18.48%) ITIL
21 16 (17.39%) SLA
21 16 (17.39%) Telecoms

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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 6 (6.52%) IIS
2 3 (3.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.61%) Office 365
4 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.09%) IaaS
4 1 (1.09%) PaaS
4 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (73.91%) WAN
2 48 (52.17%) Firewall
3 46 (50.00%) LAN
3 46 (50.00%) OSPF
4 43 (46.74%) BGP
5 42 (45.65%) VPN
6 29 (31.52%) VLAN
7 28 (30.43%) TCP/IP
8 25 (27.17%) Wireless
9 24 (26.09%) Cisco Firepower
10 22 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (16.30%) DSL
12 14 (15.22%) Cisco Wireless
13 13 (14.13%) Internet
13 13 (14.13%) Network Security
13 13 (14.13%) WLAN
14 12 (13.04%) DNS
14 12 (13.04%) VoIP
15 11 (11.96%) DHCP
15 11 (11.96%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) Big Data
2 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.09%) GDB
1 1 (1.09%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.09%) sqlmap
General
1 16 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.61%) Finance
3 2 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 20 (21.74%) Architect
3 15 (16.30%) Consultant
4 13 (14.13%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (11.96%) Network Consultant
5 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
6 10 (10.87%) Cisco Consultant
6 10 (10.87%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (10.87%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 10 (10.87%) Presales Consultant
7 9 (9.78%) Network Architect
7 9 (9.78%) Network Support
7 9 (9.78%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) NOC Technician
9 7 (7.61%) Security Architect
10 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (6.52%) Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) IP Architect
10 6 (6.52%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) COM
2 2 (2.17%) LDAP
3 1 (1.09%) .NET
3 1 (1.09%) JSON
3 1 (1.09%) OAuth
3 1 (1.09%) REST
3 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.87%) Driving Licence
3 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (6.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) CCTV
5 2 (2.17%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.09%) Windows
2 15 (16.30%) Linux
3 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (8.70%) Solaris
4 8 (8.70%) Unix
4 8 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
4 8 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.09%) Android
7 1 (1.09%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.61%) Presales
2 25 (27.17%) Network Management
3 18 (19.57%) Load Balancing
4 17 (18.48%) ITIL
5 16 (17.39%) Network Architecture
6 13 (14.13%) Service Delivery
7 10 (10.87%) Incident Management
8 9 (9.78%) Network Design
9 8 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (8.70%) Problem Management
9 8 (8.70%) RAD
10 7 (7.61%) SIEM
11 6 (6.52%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.52%) ITIL V3
11 6 (6.52%) Line Management
11 6 (6.52%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
11 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.09%) Java
2 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 58 (63.04%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (51.09%) CCNP
3 20 (21.74%) CCNA
4 10 (10.87%) CCDP
5 9 (9.78%) Degree
6 8 (8.70%) HNC
6 8 (8.70%) HND
7 7 (7.61%) JNCIP
7 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (6.52%) CCIE
8 6 (6.52%) CCSE
8 6 (6.52%) CISSP
8 6 (6.52%) IISP
8 6 (6.52%) ISSAP
8 6 (6.52%) JNCIE
8 6 (6.52%) MCSE
9 5 (5.43%) JNCIA
9 5 (5.43%) JNCIS
10 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.39%) SLA
2 15 (16.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (4.35%) GDPR
3 4 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.87%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (17.39%) QRadar
2 10 (10.87%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (5.43%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (5.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.35%) Nagios
4 4 (4.35%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (3.26%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.09%) Ansible
6 1 (1.09%) CASB
6 1 (1.09%) Nmap
6 1 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (67.39%) Cisco
2 28 (30.43%) Juniper
3 21 (22.83%) Meraki
3 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
4 19 (20.65%) HP
5 18 (19.57%) CheckPoint
5 18 (19.57%) F5
5 18 (19.57%) VMware
6 16 (17.39%) SolarWinds
7 12 (13.04%) Fortinet
7 12 (13.04%) Nokia
8 10 (10.87%) Tripwire
9 8 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 8 (8.70%) Red Hat
9 8 (8.70%) Sun
9 8 (8.70%) Telindus
10 6 (6.52%) IBM
10 6 (6.52%) LogRhythm
10 6 (6.52%) Splunk
10 6 (6.52%) Tufin