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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 95 88 117
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +29
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 38 33 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.89% 1.71% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.27% 11.38% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 36 28 6
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £23,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +89.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £33,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £57,500 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.26% +8.23%
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
410 290 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.35% 15.03% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 366 247 276
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 July 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 62 (80.52%) Cisco
2 52 (67.53%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (55.84%) BGP
4 42 (54.55%) OSPF
5 39 (50.65%) CCNP
6 33 (42.86%) Juniper
6 33 (42.86%) WAN
7 29 (37.66%) Cisco IOS
8 28 (36.36%) VPN
9 24 (31.17%) CheckPoint
9 24 (31.17%) Firewall
10 23 (29.87%) CCNA
10 23 (29.87%) LAN
11 22 (28.57%) F5
12 20 (25.97%) Riverbed
13 18 (23.38%) Service Delivery
14 17 (22.08%) VPLS
14 17 (22.08%) Data Centre
15 14 (18.18%) CCIE
15 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
16 13 (16.88%) HSRP
17 12 (15.58%) Cisco UCCE
17 12 (15.58%) CCIP
18 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
18 11 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
18 11 (14.29%) Unified Communications
18 11 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
18 11 (14.29%) VMware
18 11 (14.29%) VLAN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.69%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 43 (55.84%) BGP
2 42 (54.55%) OSPF
3 33 (42.86%) WAN
4 29 (37.66%) Cisco IOS
5 28 (36.36%) VPN
6 24 (31.17%) Firewall
7 23 (29.87%) LAN
8 17 (22.08%) VPLS
9 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 13 (16.88%) HSRP
11 11 (14.29%) Unified Communications
11 11 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (14.29%) VLAN
11 11 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (12.99%) Ethernet
13 9 (11.69%) EIGRP
13 9 (11.69%) H.323
13 9 (11.69%) Cisco ICM
13 9 (11.69%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (11.69%) IOS XR
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.88%) Consultant
3 9 (11.69%) Senior Consultant
3 9 (11.69%) Architect
3 9 (11.69%) Cisco Specialist
4 8 (10.39%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (7.79%) Network Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Network Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Network Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.19%) IT Support
7 4 (5.19%) Security Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) Service Delivery
2 10 (12.99%) ITIL
2 10 (12.99%) Business Development
2 10 (12.99%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.69%) Quality Management
3 9 (11.69%) CRM
3 9 (11.69%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 6 (7.79%) Network Architecture
4 6 (7.79%) High Availability
5 4 (5.19%) TOGAF
5 4 (5.19%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (2.60%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.30%) Release Management
7 1 (1.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.30%) WFM
7 1 (1.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.30%) Validation
7 1 (1.30%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (67.53%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (50.65%) CCNP
3 23 (29.87%) CCNA
4 14 (18.18%) CCIE
5 12 (15.58%) CCIP
6 10 (12.99%) CCDP
7 6 (7.79%) Degree
8 4 (5.19%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.30%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.19%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) Cisco UCCE
2 11 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 62 (80.52%) Cisco
2 33 (42.86%) Juniper
3 24 (31.17%) CheckPoint
4 22 (28.57%) F5
5 20 (25.97%) Riverbed
6 11 (14.29%) VMware
7 10 (12.99%) HP
8 9 (11.69%) SAP
8 9 (11.69%) Verint
9 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.30%) Citrix
10 1 (1.30%) Avaya
10 1 (1.30%) Hyland
10 1 (1.30%) Sourcefire
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c70,000 + 5,250 car allowance + extensive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 22 days ago