The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 161 162 173
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 40 42 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.82% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.32% 4.95% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 28 40 20
Average salary £36,000 £29,500 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.03% -29.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,700 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
752 849 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.17% 16.67% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 644 718 557
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +6 21 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Shropshire +10 7 - -
Warwickshire +12 5 £36,000 +33.33% 1
Staffordshire -6 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £43,500 -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 83 (94.32%) Cisco
2 61 (69.32%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (67.05%) Firewall
4 50 (56.82%) WAN
5 40 (45.45%) CheckPoint
6 37 (42.05%) CCNP
7 35 (39.77%) BGP
7 35 (39.77%) Load Balancing
8 34 (38.64%) VoIP
9 30 (34.09%) Cisco ASA
9 30 (34.09%) Network Management
10 29 (32.95%) LAN
10 29 (32.95%) OSPF
11 28 (31.82%) VPN
11 28 (31.82%) F5
11 28 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 27 (30.68%) CCNA
13 23 (26.14%) DMVPN
13 23 (26.14%) Fortinet
14 22 (25.00%) Security Cleared
14 22 (25.00%) Blue Coat
15 20 (22.73%) McAfee
15 20 (22.73%) Windows
15 20 (22.73%) WAN Optimisation
16 18 (20.45%) CCIE
16 18 (20.45%) Root Cause Analysis
17 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
17 17 (19.32%) Juniper
18 16 (18.18%) Incident Management
18 16 (18.18%) VLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 7 (7.95%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.27%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Office
1 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Office 365
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (67.05%) Firewall
2 50 (56.82%) WAN
3 35 (39.77%) BGP
4 34 (38.64%) VoIP
5 30 (34.09%) Cisco ASA
6 29 (32.95%) LAN
6 29 (32.95%) OSPF
7 28 (31.82%) VPN
7 28 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 23 (26.14%) DMVPN
9 16 (18.18%) VLAN
10 14 (15.91%) Wireless
11 13 (14.77%) Ethernet
11 13 (14.77%) PPP
12 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
13 10 (11.36%) SAN
13 10 (11.36%) DSL
13 10 (11.36%) ATM
13 10 (11.36%) ISDN
13 10 (11.36%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.36%) Advertising
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Law
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (21.59%) Network Engineer
2 9 (10.23%) NOC Engineer
2 9 (10.23%) Analyst
2 9 (10.23%) Support Engineer
2 9 (10.23%) Network Analyst
3 8 (9.09%) Development Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Team Leader
5 6 (6.82%) Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Architect
5 6 (6.82%) Network Team Leader
6 5 (5.68%) Technical Design Authority
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Network Support
7 4 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Systems Support Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Statistics
2 8 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.41%) Replication
5 2 (2.27%) NHS
5 2 (2.27%) iPad
5 2 (2.27%) iPhone
5 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 12 (13.64%) UNIX
3 11 (12.50%) Linux
4 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.23%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.41%) HPUX
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.77%) Load Balancing
2 30 (34.09%) Network Management
3 20 (22.73%) WAN Optimisation
4 18 (20.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 16 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 10 (11.36%) Network Design
7 8 (9.09%) ITIL
8 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.68%) Business Development
9 5 (5.68%) Network Architecture
9 5 (5.68%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (5.68%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.68%) Service Management
9 5 (5.68%) Asset Management
10 4 (4.55%) Information Security
10 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.55%) Integration Testing
10 4 (4.55%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.41%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.36%) SQL
2 4 (4.55%) VB
2 4 (4.55%) C#
2 4 (4.55%) C++
2 4 (4.55%) PHP
2 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (69.32%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (42.05%) CCNP
3 27 (30.68%) CCNA
4 22 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 18 (20.45%) CCIE
6 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
7 8 (9.09%) Degree
7 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (7.95%) CCIP
9 4 (4.55%) MCP
9 4 (4.55%) MCSE
9 4 (4.55%) JNCIA
9 4 (4.55%) JNCIE
9 4 (4.55%) MCITP
10 3 (3.41%) CCSA
11 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.14%) VTSP
11 1 (1.14%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) SLA
2 5 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.68%) vSphere
4 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.41%) XenApp
4 3 (3.41%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.14%) vCloud
5 1 (1.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) Netcool
2 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.41%) XenMobile
2 3 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.27%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.27%) SCSM
3 2 (2.27%) SCCM
3 2 (2.27%) SCOM
3 2 (2.27%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 83 (94.32%) Cisco
2 40 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 28 (31.82%) F5
4 23 (26.14%) Fortinet
5 22 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 20 (22.73%) McAfee
7 17 (19.32%) Juniper
8 15 (17.05%) VMware
9 10 (11.36%) HP
10 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
11 6 (6.82%) Citrix
12 4 (4.55%) Symantec
12 4 (4.55%) NetApp
12 4 (4.55%) IBM
12 4 (4.55%) Redback
13 3 (3.41%) IronPort
13 3 (3.41%) Kaspersky
13 3 (3.41%) Riverbed
13 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds
13 3 (3.41%) Nokia
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