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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 141 177 160
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -17
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 61 36 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.13% 0.65% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.10% 3.90% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 56 32 37
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £27,000 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
859 923 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.95% 16.67% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 709 773 740
Average salary £36,479 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MPLS
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +46 45 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Warwickshire 0 4 £27,850 -25.73% 1
Coventry -1 1 £42,500 +57.40%
Worcestershire -2 1 £30,000 -26.82%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 84 (91.30%) Cisco
2 63 (68.48%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (67.39%) Firewall
4 61 (66.30%) WAN
5 52 (56.52%) CCNP
6 48 (52.17%) LAN
7 41 (44.57%) OSPF
8 31 (33.70%) BGP
9 29 (31.52%) Network Management
10 28 (30.43%) CheckPoint
10 28 (30.43%) CCNA
11 27 (29.35%) VPN
12 25 (27.17%) HP
13 24 (26.09%) TCP/IP
14 21 (22.83%) CCIP
14 21 (22.83%) Network Security
15 17 (18.48%) Performance Monitoring
15 17 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (17.39%) CCIE
16 16 (17.39%) IPsec
17 15 (16.30%) Juniper
18 14 (15.22%) Load Balancing
19 13 (14.13%) Internet
19 13 (14.13%) Ethernet
20 12 (13.04%) Windows
20 12 (13.04%) EIGRP
21 11 (11.96%) ISDN
22 10 (10.87%) Network Design
22 10 (10.87%) PPP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (5.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) Lync
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (67.39%) Firewall
2 61 (66.30%) WAN
3 48 (52.17%) LAN
4 41 (44.57%) OSPF
5 31 (33.70%) BGP
6 27 (29.35%) VPN
7 24 (26.09%) TCP/IP
8 21 (22.83%) Network Security
9 17 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (17.39%) IPsec
11 13 (14.13%) Internet
11 13 (14.13%) Ethernet
12 12 (13.04%) EIGRP
13 11 (11.96%) ISDN
14 10 (10.87%) PPP
14 10 (10.87%) VLAN
14 10 (10.87%) VPLS
15 8 (8.70%) X.21
15 8 (8.70%) Wireless
General
1 7 (7.61%) Legal
2 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.26%) Law
4 2 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.30%) Consultant
3 14 (15.22%) Analyst
3 14 (15.22%) Network Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Architect
5 9 (9.78%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) NOC Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) Network Consultant
6 8 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Security Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Network Security Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Cisco Specialist
8 5 (5.43%) Network Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Cisco Architect
9 4 (4.35%) Design Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Administrator
9 4 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) VXML
2 2 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Client/Server
1 5 (5.43%) Replication
2 4 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) NHS
5 1 (1.09%) Statistics
5 1 (1.09%) iPhone
5 1 (1.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.04%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (10.87%) Windows 7
3 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.52%) UNIX
5 5 (5.43%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.17%) HPUX
6 2 (2.17%) Linux
7 1 (1.09%) Android
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.52%) Network Management
2 17 (18.48%) Performance Monitoring
3 14 (15.22%) Load Balancing
4 10 (10.87%) Network Design
4 10 (10.87%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (7.61%) ITIL
6 6 (6.52%) Network Architecture
6 6 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.43%) WAN Optimisation
7 5 (5.43%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 5 (5.43%) CRM
7 5 (5.43%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.35%) Quality Management
8 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.26%) Integration Testing
9 3 (3.26%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.26%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.26%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.61%) SQL
2 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (68.48%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (56.52%) CCNP
3 28 (30.43%) CCNA
4 21 (22.83%) CCIP
5 16 (17.39%) CCIE
6 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.52%) CCSE
7 6 (6.52%) CCSA
8 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.35%) JNCIA
9 4 (4.35%) JNCIE
9 4 (4.35%) Degree
10 3 (3.26%) MCITP
10 3 (3.26%) MCP
10 3 (3.26%) MCSE
10 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.17%) CCSP
12 1 (1.09%) CCENT
12 1 (1.09%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
1 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.61%) vSphere
3 5 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (5.43%) XenApp
3 5 (5.43%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) Netcool
2 8 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (7.61%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (5.43%) XenMobile
4 5 (5.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.43%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.17%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.17%) SCSM
5 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.17%) SCCM
5 2 (2.17%) SCOM
5 2 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 84 (91.30%) Cisco
2 28 (30.43%) CheckPoint
3 25 (27.17%) HP
4 15 (16.30%) Juniper
5 10 (10.87%) Citrix
6 7 (7.61%) VMware
7 5 (5.43%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.43%) Kaspersky
7 5 (5.43%) SAP
7 5 (5.43%) Symantec
7 5 (5.43%) NetApp
8 4 (4.35%) Blue Coat
8 4 (4.35%) Redback
8 4 (4.35%) Remedy
8 4 (4.35%) Verint
9 3 (3.26%) F5
9 3 (3.26%) McAfee
9 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.17%) IBM
10 2 (2.17%) Tandberg
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kenilworth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago