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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 88 119 89
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -30
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 41 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.92% 0.37% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.17% 2.33% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 37 5 21
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -34.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £36,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £46,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
367 343 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.17% 15.92% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 290 316 264
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 August 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 65 (91.55%) Cisco
2 50 (70.42%) Firewall
3 49 (69.01%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (63.38%) WAN
5 44 (61.97%) CCNP
6 39 (54.93%) OSPF
7 38 (53.52%) LAN
8 27 (38.03%) CheckPoint
8 27 (38.03%) Network Management
9 25 (35.21%) HP
9 25 (35.21%) BGP
10 23 (32.39%) CCNA
11 20 (28.17%) VPN
12 19 (26.76%) Performance Monitoring
13 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
14 17 (23.94%) CCIP
15 16 (22.54%) VPLS
16 14 (19.72%) Juniper
17 13 (18.31%) Ethernet
17 13 (18.31%) Network Security
18 12 (16.90%) IPsec
18 12 (16.90%) Internet
18 12 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
19 11 (15.49%) CCIE
20 10 (14.08%) EIGRP
20 10 (14.08%) Windows
20 10 (14.08%) Legal
20 10 (14.08%) Network Design
20 10 (14.08%) Cisco ASA
21 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.41%) Lync
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (70.42%) Firewall
2 45 (63.38%) WAN
3 39 (54.93%) OSPF
4 38 (53.52%) LAN
5 25 (35.21%) BGP
6 20 (28.17%) VPN
7 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
8 16 (22.54%) VPLS
9 13 (18.31%) Network Security
9 13 (18.31%) Ethernet
10 12 (16.90%) Internet
10 12 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (16.90%) IPsec
11 10 (14.08%) EIGRP
11 10 (14.08%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (8.45%) VLAN
12 6 (8.45%) Wireless
12 6 (8.45%) DWDM
12 6 (8.45%) SAN
13 5 (7.04%) NetScaler
General
1 10 (14.08%) Legal
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (46.48%) Network Engineer
2 16 (22.54%) Consultant
3 15 (21.13%) Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Network Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Security Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Security Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Network Security Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) Network Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Network Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) NOC Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Solutions Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) Data Network Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) Network Design Consultant
8 4 (5.63%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) VXML
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Replication
1 5 (7.04%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.41%) iPhone
3 1 (1.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (12.68%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.41%) UNIX
5 1 (1.41%) HPUX
5 1 (1.41%) Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) Network Management
2 19 (26.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (14.08%) Network Design
4 7 (9.86%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.04%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.63%) CRM
6 4 (5.63%) Quality Management
6 4 (5.63%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 4 (5.63%) Network Architecture
6 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.23%) ITIL
8 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.82%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.82%) Integration Testing
9 1 (1.41%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (69.01%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (61.97%) CCNP
3 23 (32.39%) CCNA
4 17 (23.94%) CCIP
5 11 (15.49%) CCIE
6 9 (12.68%) CCSA
6 9 (12.68%) CCSE
7 4 (5.63%) JNCIA
7 4 (5.63%) JNCIE
7 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.63%) Degree
8 2 (2.82%) MCITP
8 2 (2.82%) MCP
8 2 (2.82%) MCSE
8 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.41%) CCDP
9 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (9.86%) vSphere
2 5 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (7.04%) XenApp
2 5 (7.04%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Cisco UCCE
1 6 (8.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (7.04%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (7.04%) Backup Exec
2 5 (7.04%) XenMobile
3 3 (4.23%) Netcool
4 2 (2.82%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.41%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.41%) SCSM
5 1 (1.41%) SCCM
5 1 (1.41%) SCOM
5 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 65 (91.55%) Cisco
2 27 (38.03%) CheckPoint
3 25 (35.21%) HP
4 14 (19.72%) Juniper
5 7 (9.86%) Citrix
5 7 (9.86%) VMware
6 5 (7.04%) Symantec
6 5 (7.04%) Kaspersky
6 5 (7.04%) NetApp
7 4 (5.63%) SAP
7 4 (5.63%) Verint
7 4 (5.63%) Redback
8 3 (4.23%) Remedy
9 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.41%) IBM
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