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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 143 139 163
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 65 52 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.27% 1.26% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.21% 7.33% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 53 24 24
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £30,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
792 709 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.50% 17.24% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 696 552 694
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +10 38 £45,000 +16.12% 5
Warwickshire -1 13 £42,000 +40.00%
West Bromwich - 4 £58,500 -
Staffordshire -6 3 £53,750 +4.36% 3
Solihull - 3 £47,500 -
Coventry -22 2 £28,750 -50.00%
Worcestershire -13 1 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 86 (73.50%) Cisco
2 82 (70.09%) Firewall
3 64 (54.70%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (52.14%) WAN
5 58 (49.57%) VPN
6 49 (41.88%) CCNP
7 39 (33.33%) BGP
8 35 (29.91%) LAN
9 33 (28.21%) CCNA
10 32 (27.35%) OSPF
11 31 (26.50%) CheckPoint
12 25 (21.37%) Telecoms
12 25 (21.37%) ITIL
13 24 (20.51%) Wireless
14 23 (19.66%) Juniper
14 23 (19.66%) VPLS
15 22 (18.80%) IPsec
16 21 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (16.24%) TCP/IP
18 16 (13.68%) Service Management
18 16 (13.68%) SLA
18 16 (13.68%) Network Monitoring
19 15 (12.82%) Internet
19 15 (12.82%) Service Delivery
19 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
19 15 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 14 (11.97%) Network Security
20 14 (11.97%) F5
20 14 (11.97%) Ethernet
20 14 (11.97%) Windows

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.85%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Office
1 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.98%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (70.09%) Firewall
2 61 (52.14%) WAN
3 58 (49.57%) VPN
4 39 (33.33%) BGP
5 35 (29.91%) LAN
6 32 (27.35%) OSPF
7 24 (20.51%) Wireless
8 23 (19.66%) VPLS
9 22 (18.80%) IPsec
10 21 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (16.24%) TCP/IP
12 15 (12.82%) Internet
13 14 (11.97%) DSL
13 14 (11.97%) ATM
13 14 (11.97%) Ethernet
13 14 (11.97%) Network Security
14 12 (10.26%) Unified Communications
14 12 (10.26%) VoIP
14 12 (10.26%) Broadband
15 11 (9.40%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 25 (21.37%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (1.71%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Electronics
4 1 (0.85%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 13 (11.11%) Analyst
3 9 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 8 (6.84%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.98%) Network Manager
5 7 (5.98%) Cisco Specialist
6 6 (5.13%) Security Specialist
6 6 (5.13%) NOC Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) Administrator
7 5 (4.27%) Architect
7 5 (4.27%) Consultant
7 5 (4.27%) Network Specialist
7 5 (4.27%) Network Security Specialist
7 5 (4.27%) Network Administrator
7 5 (4.27%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.42%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (3.42%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.42%) Network Consultant
8 4 (3.42%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.98%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.42%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.85%) DTV
4 1 (0.85%) Replication
4 1 (0.85%) Clustering
4 1 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.97%) Windows
2 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.42%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.42%) Solaris
4 3 (2.56%) Linux
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.56%) UNIX
5 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) ITIL
2 16 (13.68%) Service Management
2 16 (13.68%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (12.82%) Service Delivery
4 13 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 12 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (10.26%) Network Management
6 11 (9.40%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (9.40%) Project Management
6 11 (9.40%) PRINCE2
7 10 (8.55%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.55%) Business Development
8 9 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (6.84%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (5.98%) Cisco ICM Scripting
10 7 (5.98%) Line Management
10 7 (5.98%) Validation
10 7 (5.98%) Quality Management
10 7 (5.98%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.71%) SQL
1 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.85%) VBScript
2 1 (0.85%) VB
2 1 (0.85%) Perl
2 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (54.70%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (41.88%) CCNP
3 33 (28.21%) CCNA
4 11 (9.40%) CCIP
5 10 (8.55%) CCSA
6 9 (7.69%) CCSE
7 8 (6.84%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (6.84%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
8 7 (5.98%) Degree
9 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (5.13%) CCIE
10 5 (4.27%) MCSE
10 5 (4.27%) JNCIP
11 4 (3.42%) CCSP
11 4 (3.42%) JNCIA
12 3 (2.56%) VCP4
13 2 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.85%) RHCE
14 1 (0.85%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.68%) SLA
2 15 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.13%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.71%) vSphere
3 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE
2 8 (6.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.56%) Netcool
4 1 (0.85%) Nagios
4 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.85%) WSUS
4 1 (0.85%) SCCM
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
4 1 (0.85%) Cacti
4 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 86 (73.50%) Cisco
2 31 (26.50%) CheckPoint
3 23 (19.66%) Juniper
4 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 14 (11.97%) F5
6 13 (11.11%) Riverbed
6 13 (11.11%) HP
7 12 (10.26%) Websense
7 12 (10.26%) SolarWinds
8 9 (7.69%) VMware
9 8 (6.84%) SAP
10 7 (5.98%) Verint
10 7 (5.98%) Nokia
11 5 (4.27%) Citrix
12 4 (3.42%) Remedy
13 2 (1.71%) Sophos
13 2 (1.71%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.71%) WatchGuard
14 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
14 1 (0.85%) McAfee
Stafford, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension / Healthcare / bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 18 days ago