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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 160 136 164
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +28
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 49 51 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 1.14% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.23% 6.51% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 45 24 29
Average salary £41,500 £48,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.87% +26.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,880 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
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
786 784 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.60% 17.49% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 698 614 688
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,700 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +9 27 £40,000 -15.78% 11
Warwickshire 0 11 £41,000 +36.66% 1
West Bromwich - 4 £58,500 -
Worcestershire +4 2 £30,000 -
Coventry -6 2 £28,750 -50.00%
Solihull - 2 £44,500 -
Shropshire -23 1 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 88 (82.24%) Firewall
2 85 (79.44%) Cisco
3 61 (57.01%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (53.27%) WAN
5 54 (50.47%) VPN
6 48 (44.86%) CCNP
7 41 (38.32%) LAN
8 40 (37.38%) BGP
9 36 (33.64%) OSPF
10 33 (30.84%) CheckPoint
11 32 (29.91%) CCNA
12 26 (24.30%) IPsec
13 24 (22.43%) TCP/IP
14 23 (21.50%) Wireless
14 23 (21.50%) Internet
14 23 (21.50%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (19.63%) Network Monitoring
16 20 (18.69%) ITIL
17 19 (17.76%) Network Security
18 18 (16.82%) Telecoms
19 15 (14.02%) Service Management
19 15 (14.02%) ATM
19 15 (14.02%) ISDN
19 15 (14.02%) SLA
19 15 (14.02%) Juniper
19 15 (14.02%) VPLS
20 14 (13.08%) Network Management
20 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
20 14 (13.08%) DSL
20 14 (13.08%) F5

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 11 (10.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) Lync
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Office
1 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 88 (82.24%) Firewall
2 57 (53.27%) WAN
3 54 (50.47%) VPN
4 41 (38.32%) LAN
5 40 (37.38%) BGP
6 36 (33.64%) OSPF
7 26 (24.30%) IPsec
8 24 (22.43%) TCP/IP
9 23 (21.50%) Wireless
9 23 (21.50%) Internet
9 23 (21.50%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (17.76%) Network Security
11 15 (14.02%) ATM
11 15 (14.02%) ISDN
11 15 (14.02%) VPLS
12 14 (13.08%) DSL
13 13 (12.15%) VoIP
14 12 (11.21%) Broadband
15 11 (10.28%) EIGRP
15 11 (10.28%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (16.82%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.48%) Finance
3 4 (3.74%) Legal
4 2 (1.87%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (38.32%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.95%) Analyst
3 11 (10.28%) Network Analyst
4 8 (7.48%) NOC Engineer
4 8 (7.48%) Consultant
4 8 (7.48%) Administrator
4 8 (7.48%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.54%) Network Administrator
6 6 (5.61%) Security Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.67%) Network Consultant
7 5 (4.67%) Security Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Security Specialist
7 5 (4.67%) Service Desk Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) IT Administrator
8 4 (3.74%) Network Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.74%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) DTV
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) Statistics
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.15%) Windows
2 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.74%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.80%) Solaris
6 1 (0.93%) Linux
6 1 (0.93%) UNIX
6 1 (0.93%) CentOS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.63%) Network Monitoring
2 20 (18.69%) ITIL
3 15 (14.02%) Service Management
4 14 (13.08%) Network Management
5 13 (12.15%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
6 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (10.28%) Service Delivery
7 11 (10.28%) Project Management
7 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
7 11 (10.28%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (8.41%) Line Management
9 8 (7.48%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (7.48%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (5.61%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (5.61%) Information Security
11 6 (5.61%) Change Management
11 6 (5.61%) Validation
12 5 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.93%) Perl
2 1 (0.93%) PHP
2 1 (0.93%) SQL
2 1 (0.93%) VBScript
2 1 (0.93%) VB
2 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (57.01%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (44.86%) CCNP
3 32 (29.91%) CCNA
4 11 (10.28%) CCSA
4 11 (10.28%) CCSE
5 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.48%) CCIE
5 8 (7.48%) CCIP
5 8 (7.48%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.67%) MCSE
7 5 (4.67%) Degree
8 4 (3.74%) CCSP
9 3 (2.80%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.87%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.93%) RHCE
11 1 (0.93%) CCA
11 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.02%) SLA
2 12 (11.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) XenApp
3 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.87%) vSphere
4 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) Netcool
2 4 (3.74%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.87%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.93%) WSUS
5 1 (0.93%) SCCM
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Cacti
5 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 85 (79.44%) Cisco
2 33 (30.84%) CheckPoint
3 15 (14.02%) Juniper
4 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
4 14 (13.08%) F5
5 13 (12.15%) HP
5 13 (12.15%) Riverbed
6 12 (11.21%) SolarWinds
6 12 (11.21%) Websense
7 8 (7.48%) Citrix
8 7 (6.54%) VMware
9 6 (5.61%) Nokia
10 3 (2.80%) Remedy
10 3 (2.80%) SAP
11 2 (1.87%) Verint
11 2 (1.87%) Tandberg
11 2 (1.87%) WatchGuard
11 2 (1.87%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.87%) Sophos
12 1 (0.93%) McAfee
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