The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 107 92 111
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 23 30 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.26% 1.61% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.37% 11.54% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 19 28 11
Average salary £45,500 £38,750 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.41% +23.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £27,850 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,900 £51,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+15.60% +4.21%
MPLS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
312 260 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.15% 13.96% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 263 238 257
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MPLS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Birmingham region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Birmingham

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 46 (75.41%) Cisco
2 34 (55.74%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (52.46%) WAN
4 29 (47.54%) OSPF
4 29 (47.54%) BGP
5 27 (44.26%) VPN
6 24 (39.34%) CCNP
7 21 (34.43%) Juniper
8 20 (32.79%) Firewall
9 19 (31.15%) LAN
10 18 (29.51%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (27.87%) Data Centre
12 16 (26.23%) VPLS
13 15 (24.59%) CCNA
14 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
14 14 (22.95%) HSRP
15 13 (21.31%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (21.31%) VLAN
15 13 (21.31%) VMware
16 12 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (18.03%) Cisco UCCE
17 11 (18.03%) Unified Communications
17 11 (18.03%) ITIL
17 11 (18.03%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (18.03%) Service Delivery
18 10 (16.39%) Ethernet
18 10 (16.39%) Cisco CUCM
18 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
18 10 (16.39%) Business Development
19 9 (14.75%) Cisco ICM

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (14.75%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 32 (52.46%) WAN
2 29 (47.54%) OSPF
2 29 (47.54%) BGP
3 27 (44.26%) VPN
4 20 (32.79%) Firewall
5 19 (31.15%) LAN
6 18 (29.51%) Cisco IOS
7 16 (26.23%) VPLS
8 14 (22.95%) HSRP
8 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
9 13 (21.31%) VLAN
9 13 (21.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (18.03%) Unified Communications
11 11 (18.03%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (16.39%) Ethernet
13 9 (14.75%) EIGRP
13 9 (14.75%) Cisco ICM
14 8 (13.11%) H.323
15 7 (11.48%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) Architect
1 9 (14.75%) Network Engineer
1 9 (14.75%) Cisco Specialist
2 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Network Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) IT Support
6 4 (6.56%) Security Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.56%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) Field Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) CentOS
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) ITIL
1 11 (18.03%) Service Delivery
2 10 (16.39%) Business Development
3 9 (14.75%) Quality Management
3 9 (14.75%) CRM
3 9 (14.75%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.84%) High Availability
6 5 (8.20%) Network Architecture
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.28%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.64%) Change Control
9 1 (1.64%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.64%) Information Security
9 1 (1.64%) Asset Management
9 1 (1.64%) Service Management
9 1 (1.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) Perl
1 1 (1.64%) PHP
1 1 (1.64%) SQL
1 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (55.74%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (39.34%) CCNP
3 15 (24.59%) CCNA
4 9 (14.75%) CCIP
5 7 (11.48%) CCDP
5 7 (11.48%) Degree
6 4 (6.56%) JNCIA
6 4 (6.56%) CCIE
7 1 (1.64%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) RHCE
7 1 (1.64%) CCSA
7 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.64%) vSphere
1 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) Cisco UCCE
2 10 (16.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.64%) Nagios
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
3 1 (1.64%) Cacti
Vendors
1 46 (75.41%) Cisco
2 21 (34.43%) Juniper
3 13 (21.31%) VMware
4 9 (14.75%) F5
4 9 (14.75%) Verint
4 9 (14.75%) SAP
5 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
6 7 (11.48%) Riverbed
7 5 (8.20%) HP
8 4 (6.56%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.64%) Citrix
9 1 (1.64%) Avaya
9 1 (1.64%) Hyland
9 1 (1.64%) WatchGuard
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £31000 - £40000 per annum + Training + Bonus + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + Training +Bonus + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £51000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus +Training + Certs
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago