The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 161 152 175
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 56 61 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.00% 1.13% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.47% 6.73% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 55 56 33
Average salary £46,500 £46,250 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.54% +12.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £26,117 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,250 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -
MPLS
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
866 907 912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.46% 16.81% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 777 737 780
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MPLS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

MPLS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MPLS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

MPLS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
Birmingham -8 32 £47,500 - 6
Coventry -6 9 £40,000 +19.61% 7
Solihull - 4 £52,500 - 2
Herefordshire - 4 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 4 £28,500 -
Warwickshire -7 3 £37,500 +34.64% 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the West 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 89 (85.58%) Cisco
2 71 (68.27%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (59.62%) CCNP
4 50 (48.08%) WAN
4 50 (48.08%) OSPF
4 50 (48.08%) BGP
5 49 (47.12%) Firewall
6 45 (43.27%) LAN
7 42 (40.38%) VPN
8 37 (35.58%) Juniper
9 35 (33.65%) Cisco IOS
10 34 (32.69%) CCNA
11 33 (31.73%) F5
12 30 (28.85%) CheckPoint
12 30 (28.85%) Service Delivery
13 25 (24.04%) Riverbed
13 25 (24.04%) VLAN
14 22 (21.15%) CCIE
15 20 (19.23%) ITIL
15 20 (19.23%) Load Balancing
16 19 (18.27%) Wireless
16 19 (18.27%) VMware
17 16 (15.38%) TCP/IP
17 16 (15.38%) VoIP
17 16 (15.38%) HP
17 16 (15.38%) Data Centre
18 14 (13.46%) Cisco Nexus
18 14 (13.46%) Citrix
18 14 (13.46%) Wi-Fi
19 13 (12.50%) Telecoms

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the West 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 (2.88%) IIS
1 3 (2.88%) Apache
1 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.96%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Office
1 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) Office 365
3 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (48.08%) WAN
1 50 (48.08%) OSPF
1 50 (48.08%) BGP
2 49 (47.12%) Firewall
3 45 (43.27%) LAN
4 42 (40.38%) VPN
5 35 (33.65%) Cisco IOS
6 25 (24.04%) VLAN
7 19 (18.27%) Wireless
8 16 (15.38%) VoIP
8 16 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 14 (13.46%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (13.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (11.54%) HSRP
11 11 (10.58%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (9.62%) VPLS
12 10 (9.62%) DNS
12 10 (9.62%) EIGRP
12 10 (9.62%) IOS XR
12 10 (9.62%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) MySQL
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (0.96%) Legal
3 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.96%) Retail
3 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (41.35%) Network Engineer
2 19 (18.27%) Consultant
3 17 (16.35%) Analyst
4 16 (15.38%) Network Analyst
5 12 (11.54%) Architect
6 10 (9.62%) Senior Consultant
7 8 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (7.69%) Network Architect
8 7 (6.73%) Network Consultant
9 6 (5.77%) Administrator
9 6 (5.77%) Network Administrator
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Network Consultant
11 4 (3.85%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 4 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (3.85%) Senior Network Analyst
11 4 (3.85%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.85%) Services Delivery Manager
11 4 (3.85%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) OLE
2 2 (1.92%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.88%) EqualLogic
3 3 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.92%) IVR
5 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.96%) FMCG
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.96%) GIS
5 1 (0.96%) Handset
5 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.54%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) Linux
2 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.85%) Service Delivery
2 20 (19.23%) ITIL
2 20 (19.23%) Load Balancing
3 7 (6.73%) Network Architecture
3 7 (6.73%) High Availability
3 7 (6.73%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (5.77%) CRM
5 5 (4.81%) Change Management
5 5 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.81%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 4 (3.85%) Fault Management
7 3 (2.88%) Supplier Management
7 3 (2.88%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.92%) Migration
8 2 (1.92%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.92%) Network Management
8 2 (1.92%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 2 (1.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) C
2 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (68.27%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (59.62%) CCNP
3 34 (32.69%) CCNA
4 22 (21.15%) CCIE
5 13 (12.50%) CCDP
6 11 (10.58%) CCIP
7 5 (4.81%) Degree
8 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.85%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.96%) CCDA
9 1 (0.96%) ISEB
9 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) SLA
1 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
1 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (6.73%) XenApp
2 6 (5.77%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.81%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) Zenoss
1 4 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
1 4 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (2.88%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (2.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.88%) Nagios
2 3 (2.88%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.88%) SCCM
2 3 (2.88%) Cacti
3 2 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.92%) ARCserve
3 2 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 89 (85.58%) Cisco
2 37 (35.58%) Juniper
3 33 (31.73%) F5
4 30 (28.85%) CheckPoint
5 25 (24.04%) Riverbed
6 19 (18.27%) VMware
7 16 (15.38%) HP
8 14 (13.46%) Citrix
9 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 7 (6.73%) Avaya
11 6 (5.77%) Dell
11 6 (5.77%) BT
11 6 (5.77%) WatchGuard
11 6 (5.77%) Aruba
12 3 (2.88%) ServiceNow
12 3 (2.88%) Meraki
12 3 (2.88%) AppSense
12 3 (2.88%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.88%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.88%) Remedy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago