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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 110 91 95
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 19 30 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.94% 1.68% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.29% 10.64% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 12
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
302 282 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.01% 15.83% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 265 257 263
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,850 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £65,000
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 5 February 2016.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (70.97%) Cisco
2 19 (61.29%) BGP
2 19 (61.29%) Firewall
3 18 (58.06%) Telecoms
4 17 (54.84%) OSPF
4 17 (54.84%) VPN
5 16 (51.61%) WAN
5 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (48.39%) CCNP
7 14 (45.16%) Juniper
8 13 (41.94%) Ethernet
8 13 (41.94%) Network Design
9 10 (32.26%) LAN
9 10 (32.26%) CCNA
10 9 (29.03%) ATM
11 8 (25.81%) Frame Relay
11 8 (25.81%) Redback
11 8 (25.81%) GGSN
11 8 (25.81%) SGSN
11 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
11 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
11 8 (25.81%) Network Architecture
11 8 (25.81%) 4G
11 8 (25.81%) HSRP
11 8 (25.81%) VoLTE
11 8 (25.81%) Packet Switching
11 8 (25.81%) SDH
11 8 (25.81%) RSVP
11 8 (25.81%) SS7
11 8 (25.81%) VRRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) BGP
1 19 (61.29%) Firewall
2 17 (54.84%) OSPF
2 17 (54.84%) VPN
3 16 (51.61%) WAN
4 13 (41.94%) Ethernet
5 10 (32.26%) LAN
6 9 (29.03%) ATM
7 8 (25.81%) 3G
7 8 (25.81%) 4G
7 8 (25.81%) Frame Relay
7 8 (25.81%) GGSN
7 8 (25.81%) Packet Switching
7 8 (25.81%) RSVP
7 8 (25.81%) SDH
7 8 (25.81%) SGSN
7 8 (25.81%) SONET
7 8 (25.81%) SS7
7 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
7 8 (25.81%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (58.06%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Network Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Design Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Ericsson Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Network Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) AIX
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Network Design
2 8 (25.81%) Network Architecture
3 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
4 4 (12.90%) Fault Management
4 4 (12.90%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Network Management
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Transition Management
7 1 (3.23%) CRM
7 1 (3.23%) Presales
7 1 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (48.39%) CCNP
3 10 (32.26%) CCNA
4 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
4 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) JNCIP
6 5 (16.13%) CCDP
6 5 (16.13%) CCIP
6 5 (16.13%) JNCIA
7 4 (12.90%) CCIE
7 4 (12.90%) CCSP
8 2 (6.45%) CISSP
8 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (6.45%) JNCIE
9 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Cacti
1 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) Juniper
3 8 (25.81%) Ericsson
3 8 (25.81%) Redback
4 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
5 6 (19.35%) HP
6 4 (12.90%) BT
6 4 (12.90%) F5
7 2 (6.45%) Avaya
7 2 (6.45%) Mitel
7 2 (6.45%) Nortel
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle
7 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) VMware
8 1 (3.23%) Citrix
8 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.23%) Remedy
8 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
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