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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 162 168 169
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 60 44 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.81% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.78% 5.16% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 54 38 35
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,700 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £57,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.15% +9.41%
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
885 852 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.21% 15.77% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 794 721 779
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 0 40 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Herefordshire - 5 £50,000 - 1
Coventry -8 4 £24,250 -42.94% 1
Dudley - 4 £29,000 -
Solihull - 2 £48,750 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £32,000 -
Warwickshire -15 1 £37,500 +34.64%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 96 (75.00%) Cisco
2 77 (60.16%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (48.44%) CCNP
4 59 (46.09%) WAN
4 59 (46.09%) BGP
5 58 (45.31%) Firewall
6 52 (40.63%) OSPF
6 52 (40.63%) VPN
7 47 (36.72%) Juniper
8 38 (29.69%) LAN
9 35 (27.34%) CCNA
9 35 (27.34%) Cisco IOS
10 34 (26.56%) Service Delivery
11 31 (24.22%) CheckPoint
12 29 (22.66%) ITIL
13 27 (21.09%) Telecoms
14 26 (20.31%) VPLS
15 25 (19.53%) F5
15 25 (19.53%) Data Centre
16 22 (17.19%) VMware
17 20 (15.63%) Riverbed
18 19 (14.84%) Wireless
18 19 (14.84%) VoIP
18 19 (14.84%) Ethernet
19 18 (14.06%) Windows
19 18 (14.06%) CCIE
20 17 (13.28%) TCP/IP
20 17 (13.28%) Unified Communications
20 17 (13.28%) VLAN
20 17 (13.28%) Load Balancing

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (5.47%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.34%) IIS
3 3 (2.34%) Apache
4 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.56%) Lync
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) MS Office
1 4 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.03%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.56%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (46.09%) WAN
1 59 (46.09%) BGP
2 58 (45.31%) Firewall
3 52 (40.63%) VPN
3 52 (40.63%) OSPF
4 38 (29.69%) LAN
5 35 (27.34%) Cisco IOS
6 26 (20.31%) VPLS
7 19 (14.84%) Wireless
7 19 (14.84%) VoIP
7 19 (14.84%) Ethernet
8 17 (13.28%) TCP/IP
8 17 (13.28%) Unified Communications
8 17 (13.28%) VLAN
9 16 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (11.72%) HSRP
11 13 (10.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (10.16%) EIGRP
12 11 (8.59%) DNS
12 11 (8.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (21.09%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.81%) Finance
3 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Electronics
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (30.47%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.28%) Consultant
3 13 (10.16%) Architect
4 12 (9.38%) Analyst
5 11 (8.59%) Network Analyst
6 9 (7.03%) Senior Consultant
6 9 (7.03%) Cisco Specialist
7 8 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (4.69%) Services Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.69%) Service Manager
8 6 (4.69%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Network Manager
8 6 (4.69%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.91%) Network Architect
9 5 (3.91%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 5 (3.91%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Network Consultant
10 4 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.03%) VXML
2 3 (2.34%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.47%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.34%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.78%) DTV
6 1 (0.78%) GIS
6 1 (0.78%) NHS
6 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.78%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.06%) Windows
2 7 (5.47%) Linux
3 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.13%) UNIX
6 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.56%) Service Delivery
2 29 (22.66%) ITIL
3 17 (13.28%) Load Balancing
4 12 (9.38%) CRM
5 11 (8.59%) Business Development
6 10 (7.81%) Network Architecture
7 9 (7.03%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 9 (7.03%) Quality Management
8 7 (5.47%) Change Management
8 7 (5.47%) High Availability
8 7 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.69%) Validation
9 6 (4.69%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.69%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.91%) TOGAF
10 5 (3.91%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.91%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.13%) C
1 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.56%) SQL
3 1 (0.78%) VBScript
3 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (60.16%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (48.44%) CCNP
3 35 (27.34%) CCNA
4 18 (14.06%) CCIE
5 15 (11.72%) CCIP
6 11 (8.59%) CCDP
7 9 (7.03%) Degree
8 6 (4.69%) CCSA
9 5 (3.91%) CCSE
10 4 (3.13%) JNCIA
10 4 (3.13%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.34%) MCSE
12 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.78%) CCDA
13 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.78%) MCSA
13 1 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.81%) SLA
3 7 (5.47%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.13%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.47%) XenApp
3 5 (3.91%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.13%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (9.38%) Cisco UCCE
2 11 (8.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.34%) Cacti
3 3 (2.34%) Nagios
3 3 (2.34%) SCCM
4 1 (0.78%) SCOM
4 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 96 (75.00%) Cisco
2 47 (36.72%) Juniper
3 31 (24.22%) CheckPoint
4 25 (19.53%) F5
5 22 (17.19%) VMware
6 20 (15.63%) Riverbed
7 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
8 14 (10.94%) HP
9 12 (9.38%) Citrix
10 10 (7.81%) SAP
11 9 (7.03%) Verint
12 6 (4.69%) Remedy
13 5 (3.91%) BT
13 5 (3.91%) Nokia
13 5 (3.91%) Avaya
13 5 (3.91%) Dell
14 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
14 3 (2.34%) SolarWinds
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