Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 190 223
Rank change year-on-year +15 +33 -14
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 32 89 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 1.15% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 5.68% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 21 81 92
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £42,000 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £76,250 £70,900
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +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 837 1,566 1,497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.64% 20.23% 15.84%
Number of salaries quoted 625 1,138 1,029
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing MPLS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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
Staffordshire +13 16 £44,000 +3.53% 2
Birmingham +34 5 £50,000 -27.01% 2
Warwickshire +25 5 £60,000 +71.43%
Worcestershire +29 2 £45,500 -8.08% 1
Shropshire +25 1 £60,000 +41.18%
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England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 28 (87.50%) WAN
1 28 (87.50%) Firewall
2 27 (84.38%) LAN
3 18 (56.25%) BGP
3 18 (56.25%) EIGRP
3 18 (56.25%) OSPF
4 17 (53.13%) Wireless
4 17 (53.13%) VLAN
5 16 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (50.00%) CCNP
6 15 (46.88%) Cisco
6 15 (46.88%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (34.38%) Spanning Tree
8 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
8 11 (34.38%) Palo Alto
9 10 (31.25%) Fortinet
10 9 (28.13%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (28.13%) CCNA
11 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
11 8 (25.00%) WLAN
11 8 (25.00%) VPN
12 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (21.88%) ITIL
12 7 (21.88%) Juniper
12 7 (21.88%) Network Architecture
13 6 (18.75%) SIEM
13 6 (18.75%) FortiGate
13 6 (18.75%) VPLS
13 6 (18.75%) Network Security

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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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) Firewall
1 28 (87.50%) WAN
2 27 (84.38%) LAN
3 18 (56.25%) BGP
3 18 (56.25%) EIGRP
3 18 (56.25%) OSPF
4 17 (53.13%) VLAN
4 17 (53.13%) Wireless
5 15 (46.88%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (34.38%) Spanning Tree
8 8 (25.00%) VPN
8 8 (25.00%) WLAN
9 6 (18.75%) Network Security
9 6 (18.75%) SAN
9 6 (18.75%) VPLS
10 5 (15.63%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (15.63%) SNMP
11 4 (12.50%) HSRP
12 3 (9.38%) Fibre Channel
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Integration Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) IP Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Operations Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior IT Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Internet of Things
5 1 (3.13%) CCTV
5 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Unix
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Solaris
4 2 (6.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Network Architecture
2 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (18.75%) Network Design
3 6 (18.75%) SIEM
4 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (15.63%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
5 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 4 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 4 (12.50%) Information Governance
5 4 (12.50%) Information Security
5 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.50%) SABSA
5 4 (12.50%) SDLC
5 4 (12.50%) Security Hardening
5 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) CCNP
1 16 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (28.13%) CCNA
3 6 (18.75%) CCIE
3 6 (18.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 4 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) CISSP
5 3 (9.38%) SANS
6 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) FortiGate
2 4 (12.50%) CASB
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Cisco
2 11 (34.38%) Palo Alto
3 10 (31.25%) Fortinet
4 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (21.88%) Juniper
6 6 (18.75%) Meraki
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle
7 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 4 (12.50%) TOWER Software
8 3 (9.38%) Brocade
8 3 (9.38%) F5
8 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.25%) Aruba
9 2 (6.25%) Remedy
10 1 (3.13%) HP
10 1 (3.13%) Nokia
10 1 (3.13%) Sun