The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 74 128 92
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -36
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 47 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.38% 0.049% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.42% 0.33% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 42 1 18
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £42,500 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £42,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
326 303 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.51% 14.92% 21.69%
Number of salaries quoted 270 276 297
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MPLS
West Midlands

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 29 July 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 60 (92.31%) Cisco
2 45 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (69.23%) Firewall
3 40 (61.54%) CCNP
3 40 (61.54%) WAN
4 35 (53.85%) LAN
5 34 (52.31%) OSPF
6 25 (38.46%) Network Management
7 23 (35.38%) CheckPoint
7 23 (35.38%) HP
8 21 (32.31%) BGP
9 20 (30.77%) CCNA
10 18 (27.69%) VPN
11 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
11 17 (26.15%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (24.62%) CCIP
13 12 (18.46%) Juniper
13 12 (18.46%) CCIE
13 12 (18.46%) Network Security
14 11 (16.92%) VPLS
14 11 (16.92%) IPsec
14 11 (16.92%) Ethernet
14 11 (16.92%) Windows
15 10 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
15 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (13.85%) Network Design
17 8 (12.31%) Legal
17 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
17 8 (12.31%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.54%) Lync
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (69.23%) Firewall
2 40 (61.54%) WAN
3 35 (53.85%) LAN
4 34 (52.31%) OSPF
5 21 (32.31%) BGP
6 18 (27.69%) VPN
7 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
8 12 (18.46%) Network Security
9 11 (16.92%) IPsec
9 11 (16.92%) VPLS
9 11 (16.92%) Ethernet
10 10 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (12.31%) EIGRP
12 7 (10.77%) Internet
12 7 (10.77%) Wireless
13 6 (9.23%) VLAN
13 6 (9.23%) SAN
14 5 (7.69%) NetScaler
14 5 (7.69%) PPP
General
1 8 (12.31%) Legal
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.54%) Consultant
3 13 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 13 (20.00%) Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Security Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Network Consultant
5 7 (10.77%) Architect
5 7 (10.77%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Security Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Network Security Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) NOC Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Network Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Cisco Specialist
8 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Data Centre Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Data Network Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) VXML
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Replication
1 5 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) NHS
3 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.54%) iPhone
4 1 (1.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Windows
2 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.08%) UNIX
6 1 (1.54%) HPUX
6 1 (1.54%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (38.46%) Network Management
2 17 (26.15%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (13.85%) Network Design
4 6 (9.23%) Load Balancing
4 6 (9.23%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (7.69%) ITIL
5 5 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 4 (6.15%) CRM
6 4 (6.15%) Quality Management
6 4 (6.15%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 4 (6.15%) Network Architecture
6 4 (6.15%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.62%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.08%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (61.54%) CCNP
3 20 (30.77%) CCNA
4 16 (24.62%) CCIP
5 12 (18.46%) CCIE
6 7 (10.77%) CCSA
6 7 (10.77%) CCSE
7 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.15%) Degree
8 4 (6.15%) JNCIA
8 4 (6.15%) JNCIE
9 3 (4.62%) MCITP
9 3 (4.62%) MCP
9 3 (4.62%) MCSE
9 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.54%) CCDP
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.77%) vSphere
3 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (7.69%) XenApp
3 5 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Cisco UCCE
1 6 (9.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 5 (7.69%) XenMobile
3 4 (6.15%) Netcool
4 2 (3.08%) SCCM
4 2 (3.08%) SCOM
4 2 (3.08%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.08%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.08%) SCSM
Vendors
1 60 (92.31%) Cisco
2 23 (35.38%) HP
2 23 (35.38%) CheckPoint
3 12 (18.46%) Juniper
4 7 (10.77%) Citrix
4 7 (10.77%) VMware
5 5 (7.69%) Symantec
5 5 (7.69%) Kaspersky
5 5 (7.69%) NetApp
6 4 (6.15%) SAP
6 4 (6.15%) Verint
6 4 (6.15%) Redback
7 3 (4.62%) Remedy
7 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.08%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.54%) IBM
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 30 Days Holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago