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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 93 91 124
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +33
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 35 41 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.77% 1.92% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.84% 11.05% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 34 37 4
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £26,600 £35,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,400 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
396 371 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.97% 17.39% 16.14%
Number of salaries quoted 360 295 315
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £27,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 57 (98.28%) Cisco
2 45 (77.59%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (77.59%) BGP
3 41 (70.69%) CCNP
4 40 (68.97%) OSPF
5 34 (58.62%) Cisco IOS
6 30 (51.72%) Juniper
7 29 (50.00%) CheckPoint
8 28 (48.28%) F5
9 25 (43.10%) Riverbed
9 25 (43.10%) LAN
10 24 (41.38%) Service Delivery
11 22 (37.93%) WAN
12 20 (34.48%) Firewall
13 18 (31.03%) VPN
14 17 (29.31%) CCIE
15 16 (27.59%) CCNA
16 12 (20.69%) CCDP
16 12 (20.69%) Load Balancing
17 11 (18.97%) VLAN
17 11 (18.97%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (18.97%) HSRP
17 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
17 11 (18.97%) Wi-Fi
18 10 (17.24%) IOS XR
18 10 (17.24%) NX-OS
19 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
20 8 (13.79%) CCIP
20 8 (13.79%) EIGRP
21 7 (12.07%) VoIP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (1.72%) Lync
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (77.59%) BGP
2 40 (68.97%) OSPF
3 34 (58.62%) Cisco IOS
4 25 (43.10%) LAN
5 22 (37.93%) WAN
6 20 (34.48%) Firewall
7 18 (31.03%) VPN
8 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
8 11 (18.97%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (18.97%) VLAN
8 11 (18.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (18.97%) HSRP
9 10 (17.24%) IOS XR
9 10 (17.24%) NX-OS
10 8 (13.79%) EIGRP
11 7 (12.07%) VoIP
11 7 (12.07%) Wireless
11 7 (12.07%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (10.34%) Wireshark
12 6 (10.34%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Legal
2 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (24.14%) Consultant
3 10 (17.24%) Senior Consultant
4 8 (13.79%) Technical Consultant
5 7 (12.07%) Network Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Network Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Architect
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Network Architect
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Network Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) IT Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Cisco Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Cisco Technical Consultant
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Consultant
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Service Delivery
2 12 (20.69%) Load Balancing
3 7 (12.07%) ITIL
4 6 (10.34%) Network Architecture
4 6 (10.34%) High Availability
5 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.90%) Change Management
5 4 (6.90%) Fault Management
6 3 (5.17%) CRM
6 3 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 2 (3.45%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.72%) Release Management
8 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.72%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.72%) Validation
8 1 (1.72%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.72%) Revenue Management
8 1 (1.72%) Product Management
8 1 (1.72%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (77.59%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (70.69%) CCNP
3 17 (29.31%) CCIE
4 16 (27.59%) CCNA
5 12 (20.69%) CCDP
6 8 (13.79%) CCIP
7 4 (6.90%) JNCIP
7 4 (6.90%) Degree
7 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (5.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 57 (98.28%) Cisco
2 30 (51.72%) Juniper
3 29 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 28 (48.28%) F5
5 25 (43.10%) Riverbed
6 6 (10.34%) HP
6 6 (10.34%) VMware
7 3 (5.17%) SAP
8 2 (3.45%) Verint
9 1 (1.72%) Hyland
9 1 (1.72%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.72%) Capita
9 1 (1.72%) Avaya
9 1 (1.72%) Aruba
Birmingham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago