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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 165 165 159
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 59 34 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.63% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.34% 3.90% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 56 28 42
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,625 £35,050 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £81,500 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
931 871 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.73% 16.25% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 756 739 663
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +28 37 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Warwickshire +7 8 £27,850 -25.73% 1
Coventry - 4 £24,383 -
Staffordshire -8 3 £62,500 +35.86% 1
Worcestershire -4 1 £29,000 -29.26%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 83 (84.69%) Cisco
2 67 (68.37%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (68.37%) Firewall
3 66 (67.35%) WAN
4 58 (59.18%) CCNP
5 53 (54.08%) LAN
6 43 (43.88%) OSPF
7 35 (35.71%) BGP
8 34 (34.69%) VPN
9 32 (32.65%) CCNA
10 30 (30.61%) CheckPoint
10 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
10 30 (30.61%) Network Security
11 28 (28.57%) Internet
12 27 (27.55%) Network Management
13 24 (24.49%) HP
14 22 (22.45%) CCIP
15 21 (21.43%) IPsec
16 18 (18.37%) VPLS
16 18 (18.37%) Performance Monitoring
16 18 (18.37%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (16.33%) Network Monitoring
17 16 (16.33%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (16.33%) CCIE
18 14 (14.29%) Telecoms
18 14 (14.29%) Citrix
18 14 (14.29%) Juniper
19 13 (13.27%) EIGRP
20 12 (12.24%) ISDN
21 11 (11.22%) Legal

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.02%) Lync
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 67 (68.37%) Firewall
2 66 (67.35%) WAN
3 53 (54.08%) LAN
4 43 (43.88%) OSPF
5 35 (35.71%) BGP
6 34 (34.69%) VPN
7 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
7 30 (30.61%) Network Security
8 28 (28.57%) Internet
9 21 (21.43%) IPsec
10 18 (18.37%) VPLS
10 18 (18.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (16.33%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (13.27%) EIGRP
13 12 (12.24%) ISDN
14 10 (10.20%) Ethernet
15 8 (8.16%) VLAN
16 7 (7.14%) xDSL
16 7 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
16 7 (7.14%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.22%) Legal
3 3 (3.06%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Law
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (41.84%) Network Engineer
2 16 (16.33%) Analyst
2 16 (16.33%) Consultant
3 15 (15.31%) Network Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (12.24%) Security Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Network Security Analyst
5 10 (10.20%) Security Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Network Consultant
7 8 (8.16%) Architect
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (7.14%) Administrator
9 6 (6.12%) Network Administrator
9 6 (6.12%) IT Administrator
9 6 (6.12%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (5.10%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (5.10%) Network Design Consultant
10 5 (5.10%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) VXML
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.10%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.10%) Replication
3 3 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.08%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.02%) UNIX
6 1 (1.02%) HPUX
6 1 (1.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.55%) Network Management
2 18 (18.37%) Performance Monitoring
3 16 (16.33%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (11.22%) Load Balancing
5 9 (9.18%) Network Design
6 8 (8.16%) Network Architecture
7 7 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (6.12%) WAN Optimisation
9 5 (5.10%) Cisco ICM Scripting
9 5 (5.10%) CRM
10 4 (4.08%) Quality Management
10 4 (4.08%) Security Management
11 3 (3.06%) Line Management
12 2 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (2.04%) Asset Management
12 2 (2.04%) ITIL
12 2 (2.04%) Project Management
13 1 (1.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 1 (1.02%) Communications Security
13 1 (1.02%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.12%) SQL
2 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.02%) VBScript
2 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (68.37%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (59.18%) CCNP
3 32 (32.65%) CCNA
4 22 (22.45%) CCIP
5 16 (16.33%) CCIE
6 10 (10.20%) CCSA
6 10 (10.20%) CCSE
7 5 (5.10%) CCSP
8 4 (4.08%) Degree
9 3 (3.06%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.06%) JNCIE
10 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.02%) CCENT
11 1 (1.02%) CCA
11 1 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.02%) CCDP
11 1 (1.02%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) XenApp
2 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (5.10%) vSphere
3 5 (5.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
2 5 (5.10%) Netcool
2 5 (5.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.08%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.08%) XenMobile
4 3 (3.06%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.04%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.02%) SCCM
6 1 (1.02%) SCOM
6 1 (1.02%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 83 (84.69%) Cisco
2 30 (30.61%) CheckPoint
3 24 (24.49%) HP
4 14 (14.29%) Citrix
4 14 (14.29%) Juniper
5 6 (6.12%) VMware
6 5 (5.10%) NetApp
6 5 (5.10%) Symantec
6 5 (5.10%) SAP
7 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.08%) Kaspersky
7 4 (4.08%) Verint
8 3 (3.06%) Tandberg
8 3 (3.06%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.06%) Remedy
8 3 (3.06%) Redback
9 1 (1.02%) F5
9 1 (1.02%) Sophos
9 1 (1.02%) McAfee
9 1 (1.02%) EMC
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Pension & Health
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + FE Car, Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 7 days ago