The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 68 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.16% 0.32% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 2.33% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £60,000 £50,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.22% -
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 Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
110 86 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.41% 13.85% 20.42%
Number of salaries quoted 92 72 92
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £45,250 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Staffordshire

MPLS
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +10 1 £60,000 +18.22%
MPLS
West Midlands

MPLS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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
1 4 (100.00%) Security Management
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) IPsec
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) CCSP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCIP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) IPsec
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Security Specialist
1 4 (100.00%) Network Specialist
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Security Management
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCSP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCIP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco