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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 175 151 136
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -15
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 58 58 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 1.17% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.92% 7.58% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 49 50 24
Average salary £47,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,800 £26,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,500 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
838 765 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.56% 15.39% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 702 679 587
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 -22 19 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Coventry +2 12 £57,000 +98.26% 2
Worcestershire -1 10 £42,500 +41.66% 2
Solihull +16 4 - - 2
Shropshire - 4 £47,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £26,250 -
Warwickshire -29 1 £27,500 -34.52%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 92 (77.97%) Cisco
2 84 (71.19%) Firewall
3 79 (66.95%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (62.71%) VPN
5 71 (60.17%) CCNP
6 69 (58.47%) WAN
7 61 (51.69%) LAN
8 52 (44.07%) CCNA
9 48 (40.68%) BGP
10 44 (37.29%) Juniper
11 41 (34.75%) OSPF
12 35 (29.66%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (28.81%) Wireless
14 32 (27.12%) TCP/IP
14 32 (27.12%) Network Design
15 29 (24.58%) Data Centre
16 26 (22.03%) Security Cleared
17 25 (21.19%) SC Cleared
18 24 (20.34%) VLAN
18 24 (20.34%) VoIP
19 22 (18.64%) Ethernet
20 21 (17.80%) CheckPoint
21 20 (16.95%) Telecoms
22 19 (16.10%) VPLS
22 19 (16.10%) F5
22 19 (16.10%) Cisco Wireless
23 18 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
23 18 (15.25%) Load Balancing
23 18 (15.25%) EIGRP
23 18 (15.25%) HP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (4.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.39%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MS Office
2 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) IaaS
1 5 (4.24%) SaaS
2 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 84 (71.19%) Firewall
2 74 (62.71%) VPN
3 69 (58.47%) WAN
4 61 (51.69%) LAN
5 48 (40.68%) BGP
6 41 (34.75%) OSPF
7 35 (29.66%) Cisco ASA
8 34 (28.81%) Wireless
9 32 (27.12%) TCP/IP
10 24 (20.34%) VLAN
10 24 (20.34%) VoIP
11 22 (18.64%) Ethernet
12 19 (16.10%) Cisco Wireless
12 19 (16.10%) VPLS
13 18 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (15.25%) EIGRP
14 14 (11.86%) ADSL
15 13 (11.02%) Cisco PIX
15 13 (11.02%) SAN
16 12 (10.17%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (16.95%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.24%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (40.68%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.95%) Consultant
3 18 (15.25%) Network Consultant
4 17 (14.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (13.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 15 (12.71%) Design Engineer
7 14 (11.86%) Implementation Engineer
8 12 (10.17%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (9.32%) Analyst
9 11 (9.32%) Cisco Consultant
10 10 (8.47%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 10 (8.47%) Network Analyst
11 9 (7.63%) Administrator
11 9 (7.63%) Ericsson Engineer
12 8 (6.78%) Network Administrator
13 6 (5.08%) Network Design Engineer
13 6 (5.08%) Network Specialist
13 6 (5.08%) Support Engineer
14 5 (4.24%) Cisco Specialist
14 5 (4.24%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.58%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.78%) Driving Licence
3 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.24%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.39%) IVR
6 3 (2.54%) SecurID
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) Windows
2 6 (5.08%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.54%) Linux
6 2 (1.69%) AIX
6 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.12%) Network Design
2 18 (15.25%) Load Balancing
3 14 (11.86%) ITIL
4 12 (10.17%) Network Architecture
4 12 (10.17%) Network Management
5 11 (9.32%) Presales
5 11 (9.32%) Service Management
6 10 (8.47%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (5.08%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (5.08%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.39%) Business Continuity
8 4 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.39%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.54%) Fault Management
9 3 (2.54%) Project Management
9 3 (2.54%) WAN Optimisation
10 2 (1.69%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.69%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) C
3 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.85%) VB
3 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (66.95%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (60.17%) CCNP
3 52 (44.07%) CCNA
4 26 (22.03%) Security Cleared
5 25 (21.19%) SC Cleared
6 13 (11.02%) CCIE
7 9 (7.63%) JNCIP
8 8 (6.78%) CCDP
8 8 (6.78%) Degree
9 6 (5.08%) CCIP
9 6 (5.08%) CCSA
10 5 (4.24%) JNCIA
10 5 (4.24%) JNCIE
11 4 (3.39%) CCSP
11 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.54%) CCDA
12 3 (2.54%) CCSE
12 3 (2.54%) HND
12 3 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (7.63%) XenApp
2 8 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.93%) vSphere
3 7 (5.93%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (4.24%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (4.24%) Zenoss
4 3 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.54%) QRadar
4 3 (2.54%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.69%) SCCM
5 2 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.85%) Cacti
6 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 92 (77.97%) Cisco
2 44 (37.29%) Juniper
3 21 (17.80%) CheckPoint
4 19 (16.10%) F5
5 18 (15.25%) HP
6 17 (14.41%) Citrix
7 13 (11.02%) EMC
8 12 (10.17%) VMware
9 9 (7.63%) Ericsson
9 9 (7.63%) Redback
10 8 (6.78%) Avaya
10 8 (6.78%) WatchGuard
11 7 (5.93%) BT
12 6 (5.08%) Genesys
12 6 (5.08%) SevOne
13 5 (4.24%) Microsoft
13 5 (4.24%) Riverbed
14 4 (3.39%) Meraki
14 4 (3.39%) SolarWinds
15 3 (2.54%) Imperva
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £76000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands
Project People Ltd.
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vodafone
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
Franklin Fitch
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Car & OTE
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago