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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 92 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 28 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.55% 0.86% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.07% 4.21% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 15
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -24.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
278 309 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.37% 20.40% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 254 266 282
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,612
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +10.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £60,400
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 30 January 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 47 (82.46%) Cisco
2 40 (70.18%) Firewall
3 32 (56.14%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (50.88%) WAN
5 24 (42.11%) OSPF
6 21 (36.84%) CCNP
6 21 (36.84%) CCNA
7 20 (35.09%) BGP
8 19 (33.33%) VPN
8 19 (33.33%) LAN
9 17 (29.82%) CheckPoint
10 14 (24.56%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (22.81%) Juniper
11 13 (22.81%) SLA
11 13 (22.81%) VPLS
12 12 (21.05%) HP
13 10 (17.54%) IPsec
13 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
13 10 (17.54%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (15.79%) Network Security
15 8 (14.04%) Internet
15 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
16 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
16 7 (12.28%) ADSL
16 7 (12.28%) EIGRP
16 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
16 7 (12.28%) Network Management
16 7 (12.28%) F5
17 6 (10.53%) Riverbed

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (70.18%) Firewall
2 29 (50.88%) WAN
3 24 (42.11%) OSPF
4 20 (35.09%) BGP
5 19 (33.33%) VPN
5 19 (33.33%) LAN
6 14 (24.56%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (22.81%) VPLS
8 10 (17.54%) IPsec
9 9 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (15.79%) Network Security
10 8 (14.04%) Internet
10 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
11 7 (12.28%) ADSL
11 7 (12.28%) EIGRP
12 6 (10.53%) Wireless
12 6 (10.53%) H.323
13 5 (8.77%) Broadband
13 5 (8.77%) Ethernet
13 5 (8.77%) DSL
General
1 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Consultant
3 7 (12.28%) Network Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Security Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco Specialist
4 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Network Security Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Network Security Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Security Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Network Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) Field Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (12.28%) Network Management
3 6 (10.53%) Service Management
4 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.77%) Supplier Management
4 5 (8.77%) Line Management
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 4 (7.02%) Quality Management
5 4 (7.02%) CRM
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (5.26%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.51%) Business Development
8 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.75%) Information Security
8 1 (1.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) Perl
1 1 (1.75%) PHP
1 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (56.14%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (36.84%) CCNP
2 21 (36.84%) CCNA
3 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) CCSE
5 4 (7.02%) CCSA
5 4 (7.02%) CCIP
6 3 (5.26%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.51%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) RHCE
8 1 (1.75%) CCIE
8 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.75%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) SLA
2 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.75%) vSphere
1 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Cisco UCCE
2 5 (8.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.75%) Nagios
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
3 1 (1.75%) Cacti
3 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 47 (82.46%) Cisco
2 17 (29.82%) CheckPoint
3 13 (22.81%) Juniper
4 12 (21.05%) HP
5 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.28%) F5
6 6 (10.53%) Riverbed
7 5 (8.77%) Websense
7 5 (8.77%) VMware
7 5 (8.77%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.02%) Verint
8 4 (7.02%) SAP
9 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.75%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.75%) Mitel
9 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Digital Execs
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Digital Execs
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits & 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 22 days ago