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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 165 176 168
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 57 28 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.99% 0.53% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.91% 3.32% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 55 18 29
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £32,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £86,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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
964 844 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.77% 15.87% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 807 687 651
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,457 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,300
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 24 October 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 October 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 +4 29 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Warwickshire +9 8 £27,850 -29.49% 2
Solihull - 6 £38,000 - 2
Staffordshire -6 4 £62,500 +35.86%
Worcestershire -6 4 £29,000 -31.76% 1
Coventry -9 4 £24,383 -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 99 (83.90%) Cisco
2 89 (75.42%) Firewall
3 77 (65.25%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (63.56%) WAN
5 65 (55.08%) CCNP
6 59 (50.00%) LAN
7 50 (42.37%) VPN
8 49 (41.53%) OSPF
9 43 (36.44%) CCNA
10 41 (34.75%) BGP
11 40 (33.90%) CheckPoint
12 33 (27.97%) Internet
12 33 (27.97%) Network Security
13 32 (27.12%) TCP/IP
14 28 (23.73%) HP
14 28 (23.73%) IPsec
15 26 (22.03%) Network Management
15 26 (22.03%) Network Monitoring
16 25 (21.19%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (20.34%) Performance Monitoring
18 21 (17.80%) VPLS
19 20 (16.95%) CCIP
20 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
20 18 (15.25%) ISDN
20 18 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
21 15 (12.71%) CCIE
21 15 (12.71%) Load Balancing
22 14 (11.86%) EIGRP
23 12 (10.17%) Citrix
23 12 (10.17%) Juniper

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (4.24%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.85%) Lync
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (75.42%) Firewall
2 75 (63.56%) WAN
3 59 (50.00%) LAN
4 50 (42.37%) VPN
5 49 (41.53%) OSPF
6 41 (34.75%) BGP
7 33 (27.97%) Internet
7 33 (27.97%) Network Security
8 32 (27.12%) TCP/IP
9 28 (23.73%) IPsec
10 25 (21.19%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (17.80%) VPLS
12 18 (15.25%) ISDN
12 18 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (11.86%) EIGRP
14 11 (9.32%) Wireless
15 10 (8.47%) PPP
15 10 (8.47%) PBX
16 9 (7.63%) UMTS
16 9 (7.63%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.47%) Legal
3 3 (2.54%) Finance
3 3 (2.54%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (44.07%) Network Engineer
2 23 (19.49%) Analyst
3 19 (16.10%) Network Analyst
4 17 (14.41%) Consultant
5 13 (11.02%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) Security Engineer
6 11 (9.32%) Network Security Analyst
6 11 (9.32%) Security Analyst
7 10 (8.47%) Network Consultant
7 10 (8.47%) NOC Engineer
8 9 (7.63%) Administrator
9 8 (6.78%) Network Administrator
10 7 (5.93%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (5.08%) Architect
11 6 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) IT Administrator
11 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 6 (5.08%) Data Centre Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) Data Network Engineer
12 5 (4.24%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) VXML
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (2.54%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.54%) Replication
3 1 (0.85%) Clustering
3 1 (0.85%) Statistics
3 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.08%) Windows
2 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.69%) UNIX
5 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.85%) HPUX
6 1 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.03%) Network Management
1 26 (22.03%) Network Monitoring
2 24 (20.34%) Performance Monitoring
3 15 (12.71%) Load Balancing
4 12 (10.17%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.78%) ITIL
5 8 (6.78%) Project Management
5 8 (6.78%) Service Management
6 7 (5.93%) Network Design
7 6 (5.08%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.08%) WAN Optimisation
7 6 (5.08%) Network Architecture
8 5 (4.24%) Security Management
8 5 (4.24%) Cisco ICM Scripting
8 5 (4.24%) Line Management
8 5 (4.24%) CRM
9 4 (3.39%) Quality Management
10 2 (1.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.39%) SQL
2 1 (0.85%) VBScript
2 1 (0.85%) VB
2 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (65.25%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (55.08%) CCNP
3 43 (36.44%) CCNA
4 20 (16.95%) CCIP
5 15 (12.71%) CCIE
6 11 (9.32%) CCSA
6 11 (9.32%) CCSE
7 7 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (5.08%) CCSP
9 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.39%) Degree
11 1 (0.85%) CCENT
11 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.85%) MCSE
11 1 (0.85%) MCSA
11 1 (0.85%) CCDP
11 1 (0.85%) CCA
11 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) XenApp
2 4 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.54%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.54%) vSphere
3 3 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) Netcool
2 7 (5.93%) Cisco UCCE
2 7 (5.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.54%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.54%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.69%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.85%) SCCM
5 1 (0.85%) SCOM
5 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 99 (83.90%) Cisco
2 40 (33.90%) CheckPoint
3 28 (23.73%) HP
4 12 (10.17%) Citrix
4 12 (10.17%) Juniper
5 8 (6.78%) Websense
5 8 (6.78%) Riverbed
5 8 (6.78%) SolarWinds
5 8 (6.78%) F5
6 5 (4.24%) SAP
7 4 (3.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.39%) VMware
7 4 (3.39%) Verint
8 3 (2.54%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.54%) Tandberg
8 3 (2.54%) Symantec
8 3 (2.54%) NetApp
9 2 (1.69%) IBM
9 2 (1.69%) Remedy
9 2 (1.69%) Kaspersky
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