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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 96 98 96
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 33 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.83% 1.05% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.50% 7.12% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 22 17 18
Average salary £46,250 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.14% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £28,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £51,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+14.11% -
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
287 267 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.90% 14.78% 18.56%
Number of salaries quoted 233 238 261
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 45 (75.00%) Cisco
2 31 (51.67%) VPN
3 30 (50.00%) WAN
4 27 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (41.67%) Firewall
6 23 (38.33%) OSPF
6 23 (38.33%) BGP
7 17 (28.33%) CCNP
7 17 (28.33%) LAN
8 15 (25.00%) Juniper
8 15 (25.00%) VPLS
9 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
9 14 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (23.33%) HSRP
10 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (21.67%) VLAN
11 12 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (20.00%) Telecoms
11 12 (20.00%) VMware
11 12 (20.00%) CCNA
12 11 (18.33%) Ethernet
12 11 (18.33%) Cisco UCCE
12 11 (18.33%) Unified Communications
13 10 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (16.67%) ITIL
13 10 (16.67%) EIGRP
13 10 (16.67%) H.323
13 10 (16.67%) Business Development
14 9 (15.00%) Cisco ICM
14 9 (15.00%) SAP CRM

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (15.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (51.67%) VPN
2 30 (50.00%) WAN
3 25 (41.67%) Firewall
4 23 (38.33%) OSPF
4 23 (38.33%) BGP
5 17 (28.33%) LAN
6 15 (25.00%) VPLS
7 14 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (23.33%) HSRP
7 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
8 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (21.67%) VLAN
9 12 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (18.33%) Unified Communications
10 11 (18.33%) Ethernet
11 10 (16.67%) EIGRP
11 10 (16.67%) H.323
12 9 (15.00%) Cisco ICM
12 9 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (15.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (15.00%) Network Engineer
1 9 (15.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 8 (13.33%) Architect
3 7 (11.67%) Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.67%) IT Support
5 4 (6.67%) Security Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Network Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Network Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Network Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.67%) CentOS
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) ITIL
1 10 (16.67%) Business Development
2 9 (15.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
2 9 (15.00%) CRM
2 9 (15.00%) Quality Management
3 7 (11.67%) Load Balancing
4 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.33%) High Availability
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 4 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 4 (6.67%) Service Management
7 3 (5.00%) Supplier Management
7 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.67%) Change Control
9 1 (1.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) Perl
1 1 (1.67%) PHP
1 1 (1.67%) SQL
1 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (28.33%) CCNP
3 12 (20.00%) CCNA
4 8 (13.33%) CCIP
5 7 (11.67%) Degree
6 4 (6.67%) JNCIA
6 4 (6.67%) CCDP
7 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) CCIE
8 1 (1.67%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) RHCE
8 1 (1.67%) CCSA
8 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) SLA
2 6 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.67%) vSphere
1 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 10 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.67%) Nagios
3 1 (1.67%) WSUS
3 1 (1.67%) Cacti
Vendors
1 45 (75.00%) Cisco
2 15 (25.00%) Juniper
3 12 (20.00%) VMware
4 9 (15.00%) SAP
4 9 (15.00%) Verint
5 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (11.67%) CheckPoint
7 5 (8.33%) F5
8 4 (6.67%) Riverbed
8 4 (6.67%) HP
9 3 (5.00%) Websense
9 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.67%) Mitel
10 1 (1.67%) Hyland
10 1 (1.67%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.67%) Citrix
10 1 (1.67%) Avaya