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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 165 169 157
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 48 37 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.72% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.47% 4.68% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 39 33 40
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +46.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,200 £25,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,400 £50,800 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
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
742 791 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.07% 15.41% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 636 690 738
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -17 23 £44,000 +17.33% 8
Staffordshire - 8 £40,525 - 1
Dudley - 7 £29,000 -
Coventry - 6 £27,125 - 2
Herefordshire - 5 £50,000 -
Warwickshire -11 1 £37,500 +4.16%
Solihull - 1 £47,500 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 79 (71.17%) Cisco
2 59 (53.15%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (51.35%) WAN
4 55 (49.55%) Firewall
5 48 (43.24%) VPN
6 46 (41.44%) CCNP
6 46 (41.44%) BGP
7 39 (35.14%) OSPF
8 34 (30.63%) LAN
9 31 (27.93%) ITIL
9 31 (27.93%) Juniper
10 28 (25.23%) Service Delivery
11 26 (23.42%) CCNA
11 26 (23.42%) Cisco IOS
12 24 (21.62%) VMware
13 22 (19.82%) Telecoms
13 22 (19.82%) Windows
13 22 (19.82%) VPLS
14 21 (18.92%) Wireless
15 20 (18.02%) Microsoft
15 20 (18.02%) VLAN
16 19 (17.12%) VoIP
17 18 (16.22%) TCP/IP
18 17 (15.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 17 (15.32%) HSRP
19 16 (14.41%) Unified Communications
19 16 (14.41%) Ethernet
20 15 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
20 15 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
20 15 (13.51%) Load Balancing

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.70%) IIS
4 3 (2.70%) Apache
5 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.90%) Lync
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) MS Office
2 4 (3.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.11%) SAP CRM
2 4 (3.60%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (51.35%) WAN
2 55 (49.55%) Firewall
3 48 (43.24%) VPN
4 46 (41.44%) BGP
5 39 (35.14%) OSPF
6 34 (30.63%) LAN
7 26 (23.42%) Cisco IOS
8 22 (19.82%) VPLS
9 21 (18.92%) Wireless
10 20 (18.02%) VLAN
11 19 (17.12%) VoIP
12 18 (16.22%) TCP/IP
13 17 (15.32%) HSRP
14 16 (14.41%) Unified Communications
14 16 (14.41%) Ethernet
15 15 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (12.61%) EIGRP
17 12 (10.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (19.82%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.01%) Finance
3 1 (0.90%) Marketing
3 1 (0.90%) Electronics
3 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (24.32%) Network Engineer
2 13 (11.71%) Architect
2 13 (11.71%) Analyst
3 11 (9.91%) Network Analyst
4 10 (9.01%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Cisco Specialist
6 6 (5.41%) Consultant
6 6 (5.41%) Network Manager
7 5 (4.50%) Network Architect
7 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.60%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Administrator
8 4 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.21%) VXML
2 1 (0.90%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.60%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.70%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) NHS
5 1 (0.90%) DTV
5 1 (0.90%) Clustering
5 1 (0.90%) Replication
5 1 (0.90%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.82%) Windows
2 8 (7.21%) Linux
2 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.60%) Solaris
5 4 (3.60%) UNIX
5 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.90%) CentOS
7 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.93%) ITIL
2 28 (25.23%) Service Delivery
3 15 (13.51%) Load Balancing
4 11 (9.91%) Business Development
5 10 (9.01%) CRM
5 10 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (8.11%) Network Architecture
6 9 (8.11%) Quality Management
6 9 (8.11%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.11%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 7 (6.31%) High Availability
7 7 (6.31%) Validation
7 7 (6.31%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (6.31%) Information Security
7 7 (6.31%) Change Management
7 7 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.41%) Change Control
8 6 (5.41%) Network Management
9 5 (4.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.80%) SQL
3 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.90%) VBScript
3 1 (0.90%) VB
3 1 (0.90%) Perl
3 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (53.15%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (41.44%) CCNP
3 26 (23.42%) CCNA
4 11 (9.91%) Degree
5 10 (9.01%) CCIP
6 8 (7.21%) CCSA
6 8 (7.21%) CCDP
7 7 (6.31%) CCSE
7 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (5.41%) CCIE
9 5 (4.50%) JNCIP
9 5 (4.50%) MCSE
10 4 (3.60%) JNCIA
10 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.90%) CCENT
13 1 (0.90%) ISEB
13 1 (0.90%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (9.01%) SLA
3 8 (7.21%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.60%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.41%) XenApp
4 5 (4.50%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.60%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.91%) Cisco UCCE
2 10 (9.01%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.70%) SCCM
4 2 (1.80%) Nagios
4 2 (1.80%) Cacti
5 1 (0.90%) SCOM
5 1 (0.90%) WSUS
5 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 79 (71.17%) Cisco
2 31 (27.93%) Juniper
3 24 (21.62%) VMware
4 20 (18.02%) Microsoft
5 12 (10.81%) CheckPoint
5 12 (10.81%) F5
6 11 (9.91%) Citrix
7 10 (9.01%) SAP
8 9 (8.11%) Verint
9 7 (6.31%) Riverbed
9 7 (6.31%) Nokia
9 7 (6.31%) HP
10 5 (4.50%) Dell
10 5 (4.50%) Remedy
11 4 (3.60%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.60%) WatchGuard
12 3 (2.70%) BT
13 2 (1.80%) AppSense
13 2 (1.80%) Sophos
13 2 (1.80%) NetApp
West Midlands
Vertical IT Limited
Salary: DOE + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £31000 - £40000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £41000 - £50000 per annum + Training +Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £51000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance+Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus bonus, car and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago