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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 164 170 164
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 50 30 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.61% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.31% 3.95% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 37 24 41
Average salary £45,000 £35,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.76% +29.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+14.11% +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
793 759 878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.82% 15.39% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 675 656 746
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 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 1 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 -5 28 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Staffordshire +9 9 £52,500 -
Dudley - 7 £29,000 -
Coventry - 4 £27,125 -
Solihull - 3 £47,500 -
Herefordshire - 3 £50,000 - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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 73 (69.52%) Cisco
2 59 (56.19%) Firewall
3 55 (52.38%) WAN
4 51 (48.57%) VPN
4 51 (48.57%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (37.14%) BGP
6 38 (36.19%) CCNP
7 33 (31.43%) LAN
8 31 (29.52%) OSPF
9 29 (27.62%) ITIL
10 25 (23.81%) Wireless
10 25 (23.81%) Juniper
11 23 (21.90%) CCNA
11 23 (21.90%) Service Delivery
12 22 (20.95%) Telecoms
13 21 (20.00%) VMware
13 21 (20.00%) VoIP
13 21 (20.00%) VLAN
13 21 (20.00%) VPLS
13 21 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (19.05%) TCP/IP
15 19 (18.10%) Windows
16 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
16 18 (17.14%) HSRP
17 17 (16.19%) CheckPoint
17 17 (16.19%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (15.24%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (15.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 16 (15.24%) EIGRP
19 15 (14.29%) Ethernet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.90%) Apache
3 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.95%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS Office
2 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.57%) SAP CRM
2 4 (3.81%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (56.19%) Firewall
2 55 (52.38%) WAN
3 51 (48.57%) VPN
4 39 (37.14%) BGP
5 33 (31.43%) LAN
6 31 (29.52%) OSPF
7 25 (23.81%) Wireless
8 21 (20.00%) VoIP
8 21 (20.00%) VLAN
8 21 (20.00%) VPLS
8 21 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 20 (19.05%) TCP/IP
10 18 (17.14%) HSRP
11 17 (16.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (15.24%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (15.24%) EIGRP
13 15 (14.29%) Ethernet
13 15 (14.29%) Unified Communications
14 14 (13.33%) DNS
14 14 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (20.95%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.57%) Finance
3 1 (0.95%) Electronics
3 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.95%) Back Office
3 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (24.76%) Network Engineer
2 11 (10.48%) Analyst
2 11 (10.48%) Architect
3 10 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.52%) Network Analyst
4 9 (8.57%) Cisco Specialist
5 8 (7.62%) Network Manager
6 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.76%) Administrator
7 4 (3.81%) Security Architect
7 4 (3.81%) Network Architect
7 4 (3.81%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.81%) Service Manager
7 4 (3.81%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Network Administrator
7 4 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) IT Support
7 4 (3.81%) Security Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.81%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.81%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.90%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.95%) Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) Replication
5 1 (0.95%) GIS
5 1 (0.95%) DTV
5 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.10%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Linux
2 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.81%) Solaris
4 4 (3.81%) UNIX
5 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.95%) CentOS
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.62%) ITIL
2 23 (21.90%) Service Delivery
3 14 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 11 (10.48%) Business Development
5 10 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (8.57%) CRM
6 9 (8.57%) Quality Management
6 9 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.57%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 8 (7.62%) Network Architecture
7 8 (7.62%) Service Management
8 7 (6.67%) Validation
8 7 (6.67%) Change Management
8 7 (6.67%) Network Management
8 7 (6.67%) High Availability
8 7 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (6.67%) Information Security
9 6 (5.71%) Change Control
9 6 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.71%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.90%) SQL
3 1 (0.95%) VBScript
3 1 (0.95%) VB
3 1 (0.95%) Perl
3 1 (0.95%) PHP
3 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (48.57%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (36.19%) CCNP
3 23 (21.90%) CCNA
4 11 (10.48%) Degree
5 8 (7.62%) CCSA
6 7 (6.67%) CCIP
6 7 (6.67%) CCSE
7 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.76%) CCDP
8 5 (4.76%) MCSE
8 5 (4.76%) JNCIP
9 4 (3.81%) JNCIA
9 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
10 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.95%) CCIE
12 1 (0.95%) RHCE
12 1 (0.95%) CCA
12 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (11.43%) SLA
3 6 (5.71%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.81%) XenApp
4 3 (2.86%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (10.48%) Cisco UCCE
2 10 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.90%) SCCM
4 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.95%) Nagios
4 1 (0.95%) Cacti
4 1 (0.95%) SCOM
4 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (69.52%) Cisco
2 25 (23.81%) Juniper
3 21 (20.00%) VMware
4 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
5 17 (16.19%) CheckPoint
6 10 (9.52%) SAP
7 9 (8.57%) Citrix
7 9 (8.57%) Verint
8 8 (7.62%) HP
9 7 (6.67%) Nokia
9 7 (6.67%) F5
10 5 (4.76%) WatchGuard
11 4 (3.81%) Riverbed
11 4 (3.81%) Remedy
12 3 (2.86%) Dell
12 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.86%) Websense
12 3 (2.86%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.90%) Sophos
13 2 (1.90%) NetApp
West Midlands
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago