The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 32 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 3 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.83% - 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% - 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Average salary £70,000 - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 31 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.54% 17.32% 13.76%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 12
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £35,000 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

MPLS
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Midlands region.

MPLS Salary Trend in the Midlands

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in the Midlands

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Lync
2 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (50.00%) PABX
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (50.00%) XMPP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) VXML
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) POP3
4 1 (25.00%) SMTP
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) IKE
4 1 (25.00%) IPX
4 1 (25.00%) IPX/SPX
4 1 (25.00%) PPP
4 1 (25.00%) RIP
4 1 (25.00%) SNMP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 (75.00%) Lync
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (50.00%) PABX
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) POP3
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) IKE
3 1 (25.00%) IPX
3 1 (25.00%) IPX/SPX
3 1 (25.00%) PPP
3 1 (25.00%) RIP
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) IPv6
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XMPP
1 2 (50.00%) VXML
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel