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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 97 117 87
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -30
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 37 10 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.59% 0.47% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 2.76% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35 6 22
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 £23,000 £37,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,600 £46,250 £74,750
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
416 362 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.92% 16.85% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 326 332 277
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £55,000
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 19 September 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (91.04%) Cisco
2 48 (71.64%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (70.15%) Firewall
4 43 (64.18%) CCNP
5 41 (61.19%) WAN
6 39 (58.21%) OSPF
7 34 (50.75%) LAN
8 27 (40.30%) CheckPoint
9 26 (38.81%) BGP
9 26 (38.81%) Network Management
10 23 (34.33%) CCNA
10 23 (34.33%) HP
11 18 (26.87%) VPLS
11 18 (26.87%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (23.88%) CCIP
12 16 (23.88%) VPN
13 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
14 13 (19.40%) IPsec
14 13 (19.40%) Internet
14 13 (19.40%) Juniper
14 13 (19.40%) Network Security
14 13 (19.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (16.42%) EIGRP
15 11 (16.42%) Legal
16 10 (14.93%) Ethernet
16 10 (14.93%) CCSA
16 10 (14.93%) CCSE
17 9 (13.43%) Network Design
17 9 (13.43%) CCIE

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (70.15%) Firewall
2 41 (61.19%) WAN
3 39 (58.21%) OSPF
4 34 (50.75%) LAN
5 26 (38.81%) BGP
6 18 (26.87%) VPLS
7 16 (23.88%) VPN
8 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
9 13 (19.40%) Internet
9 13 (19.40%) Network Security
9 13 (19.40%) IPsec
9 13 (19.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (16.42%) EIGRP
11 10 (14.93%) Ethernet
12 6 (8.96%) DWDM
13 5 (7.46%) SAN
13 5 (7.46%) VLAN
14 4 (5.97%) NetScaler
14 4 (5.97%) Cisco ICM
General
1 11 (16.42%) Legal
2 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.48%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Network Engineer
2 15 (22.39%) Consultant
3 14 (20.90%) Analyst
3 14 (20.90%) Network Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Security Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Security Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Network Security Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Network Consultant
5 8 (11.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) NOC Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Solutions Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Data Network Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Network Design Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Cisco Specialist
8 4 (5.97%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) VXML
2 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Replication
2 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
2 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.49%) HPUX
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) Network Management
2 18 (26.87%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (13.43%) Network Design
4 7 (10.45%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 4 (5.97%) CRM
5 4 (5.97%) Quality Management
6 3 (4.48%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.48%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.48%) Line Management
7 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.99%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (71.64%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (64.18%) CCNP
3 23 (34.33%) CCNA
4 16 (23.88%) CCIP
5 10 (14.93%) CCSA
5 10 (14.93%) CCSE
6 9 (13.43%) CCIE
7 4 (5.97%) Degree
8 3 (4.48%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.48%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.49%) CCDP
9 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (5.97%) XenApp
1 4 (5.97%) XenDesktop
1 4 (5.97%) vSphere
1 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Cisco UCCE
1 6 (8.96%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.97%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.97%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.97%) XenMobile
3 3 (4.48%) Netcool
4 2 (2.99%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 61 (91.04%) Cisco
2 27 (40.30%) CheckPoint
3 23 (34.33%) HP
4 13 (19.40%) Juniper
5 4 (5.97%) NetApp
5 4 (5.97%) Symantec
5 4 (5.97%) Citrix
5 4 (5.97%) VMware
5 4 (5.97%) Kaspersky
5 4 (5.97%) Verint
5 4 (5.97%) SAP
6 3 (4.48%) Redback
7 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.99%) Remedy
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 9 days ago