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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 160 170 161
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 60 33 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.61% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.34% 3.81% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 58 25 37
Average salary £39,250 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £31,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,650 £83,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
946 866 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.99% 16.13% 16.58%
Number of salaries quoted 772 714 648
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Birmingham +14 33 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Warwickshire +6 10 £27,850 -25.73% 1
Staffordshire -3 4 £62,500 +35.86%
Coventry -4 4 £24,383 -
Worcestershire -1 2 £29,000 -29.26%
Solihull - 2 £38,000 - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 86 (82.69%) Cisco
2 75 (72.12%) Firewall
3 70 (67.31%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (66.35%) WAN
5 60 (57.69%) CCNP
6 53 (50.96%) LAN
7 43 (41.35%) OSPF
8 41 (39.42%) VPN
9 36 (34.62%) CCNA
9 36 (34.62%) BGP
10 34 (32.69%) CheckPoint
11 32 (30.77%) Internet
12 31 (29.81%) TCP/IP
12 31 (29.81%) Network Security
13 25 (24.04%) Network Management
14 24 (23.08%) IPsec
15 23 (22.12%) HP
16 21 (20.19%) CCIP
17 20 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
18 19 (18.27%) Performance Monitoring
18 19 (18.27%) VPLS
18 19 (18.27%) Cisco ASA
19 18 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
20 16 (15.38%) Telecoms
20 16 (15.38%) CCIE
21 15 (14.42%) ISDN
22 13 (12.50%) EIGRP
22 13 (12.50%) Load Balancing
23 12 (11.54%) Juniper
23 12 (11.54%) Citrix

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (4.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.96%) Lync
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.96%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (72.12%) Firewall
2 69 (66.35%) WAN
3 53 (50.96%) LAN
4 43 (41.35%) OSPF
5 41 (39.42%) VPN
6 36 (34.62%) BGP
7 32 (30.77%) Internet
8 31 (29.81%) TCP/IP
8 31 (29.81%) Network Security
9 24 (23.08%) IPsec
10 19 (18.27%) VPLS
10 19 (18.27%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (14.42%) ISDN
13 13 (12.50%) EIGRP
14 9 (8.65%) xDSL
14 9 (8.65%) UMTS
14 9 (8.65%) GPRS
15 8 (7.69%) Ethernet
16 7 (6.73%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.62%) Legal
3 3 (2.88%) Finance
4 2 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (43.27%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.35%) Analyst
3 16 (15.38%) Consultant
3 16 (15.38%) Network Analyst
4 12 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (11.54%) Security Engineer
5 10 (9.62%) Security Analyst
5 10 (9.62%) Network Security Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) Network Consultant
6 9 (8.65%) Administrator
7 8 (7.69%) Network Administrator
7 8 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) NOC Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Architect
8 7 (6.73%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.77%) IT Administrator
9 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (4.81%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (4.81%) Network Design Consultant
10 5 (4.81%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) VXML
2 1 (0.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (2.88%) Replication
2 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.96%) Clustering
3 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.77%) Windows
2 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.96%) UNIX
6 1 (0.96%) HPUX
6 1 (0.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.04%) Network Management
2 20 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
3 19 (18.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 13 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.69%) Network Design
5 8 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (6.73%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (6.73%) Network Architecture
7 5 (4.81%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 5 (4.81%) Security Management
7 5 (4.81%) CRM
8 4 (3.85%) ITIL
8 4 (3.85%) Project Management
8 4 (3.85%) Quality Management
8 4 (3.85%) Line Management
9 3 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.88%) Service Management
10 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (0.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.96%) VBScript
2 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (67.31%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (57.69%) CCNP
3 36 (34.62%) CCNA
4 21 (20.19%) CCIP
5 16 (15.38%) CCIE
6 10 (9.62%) CCSA
6 10 (9.62%) CCSE
7 6 (5.77%) CCSP
8 4 (3.85%) Degree
9 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.96%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.96%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.96%) CCENT
11 1 (0.96%) CCDP
11 1 (0.96%) CCA
11 1 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.81%) XenApp
2 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.88%) vSphere
3 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (6.73%) Cisco UCCE
2 6 (5.77%) Netcool
3 3 (2.88%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.92%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.92%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.96%) SCCM
5 1 (0.96%) SCOM
5 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 86 (82.69%) Cisco
2 34 (32.69%) CheckPoint
3 23 (22.12%) HP
4 12 (11.54%) Juniper
4 12 (11.54%) Citrix
5 5 (4.81%) SAP
6 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.85%) VMware
6 4 (3.85%) F5
6 4 (3.85%) Verint
7 3 (2.88%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.88%) Riverbed
7 3 (2.88%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.88%) Tandberg
7 3 (2.88%) Websense
7 3 (2.88%) NetApp
7 3 (2.88%) Symantec
8 2 (1.92%) Remedy
8 2 (1.92%) IBM
8 2 (1.92%) Kaspersky
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + On-Call + Overtime
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 20 days ago