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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 155 168 178
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 86 53 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 0.99% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.80% 6.77% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 52 37 24
Average salary £50,000 £43,750 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +23.23%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +11.76%
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
977 783 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.64% 14.68% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 753 660 664
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 -15 32 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Solihull +30 13 £34,000 -28.42% 4
Coventry +14 13 £44,000 +62.21% 5
Worcestershire - 12 £50,000 - 1
Herefordshire +5 5 £50,000 -
Staffordshire +1 3 £65,000 +23.80%
Warwickshire -12 2 £38,000 -10.58%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 97 (68.31%) Cisco
2 91 (64.08%) Firewall
3 89 (62.68%) LAN
4 88 (61.97%) VPN
5 86 (60.56%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (60.56%) WAN
6 75 (52.82%) BGP
7 74 (52.11%) CCNP
7 74 (52.11%) CCNA
8 73 (51.41%) Juniper
9 57 (40.14%) OSPF
10 45 (31.69%) TCP/IP
11 41 (28.87%) Security Cleared
12 40 (28.17%) SC Cleared
13 37 (26.06%) Cisco ASA
14 34 (23.94%) VoIP
14 34 (23.94%) Wireless
15 32 (22.54%) RSVP
16 31 (21.83%) VLAN
16 31 (21.83%) Network Design
16 31 (21.83%) Data Centre
17 30 (21.13%) EIGRP
17 30 (21.13%) CheckPoint
18 25 (17.61%) Ethernet
19 24 (16.90%) Cisco Wireless
20 23 (16.20%) HP
21 22 (15.49%) Multicast
21 22 (15.49%) Presales
22 21 (14.79%) VPLS
22 21 (14.79%) Telecoms

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (6.34%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.93%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.52%) IIS
4 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.63%) IaaS
3 5 (3.52%) Office 365
3 5 (3.52%) SaaS
4 4 (2.82%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 91 (64.08%) Firewall
2 89 (62.68%) LAN
3 88 (61.97%) VPN
4 86 (60.56%) WAN
5 75 (52.82%) BGP
6 57 (40.14%) OSPF
7 45 (31.69%) TCP/IP
8 37 (26.06%) Cisco ASA
9 34 (23.94%) VoIP
9 34 (23.94%) Wireless
10 32 (22.54%) RSVP
11 31 (21.83%) VLAN
12 30 (21.13%) EIGRP
13 25 (17.61%) Ethernet
14 24 (16.90%) Cisco Wireless
15 22 (15.49%) Multicast
16 21 (14.79%) VPLS
17 20 (14.08%) ATM
17 20 (14.08%) Cisco PIX
17 20 (14.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (14.79%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.93%) Finance
3 4 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (46.48%) Network Engineer
2 25 (17.61%) Consultant
3 21 (14.79%) Network Consultant
3 21 (14.79%) Senior Network Engineer
4 20 (14.08%) Design Engineer
5 19 (13.38%) Implementation Engineer
6 18 (12.68%) Cisco Consultant
6 18 (12.68%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 17 (11.97%) Ericsson Engineer
8 14 (9.86%) Cisco Engineer
8 14 (9.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 13 (9.15%) Juniper Engineer
10 11 (7.75%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 7 (4.93%) Network Specialist
11 7 (4.93%) Network Support
12 6 (4.23%) Analyst
13 5 (3.52%) Cisco Network Specialist
13 5 (3.52%) Cisco Specialist
13 5 (3.52%) Support Analyst
13 5 (3.52%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.11%) AS400
4 3 (2.11%) Clustering
5 2 (1.41%) Replication
5 2 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.56%) Windows
2 10 (7.04%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.34%) Linux
4 7 (4.93%) Unix
4 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.41%) AIX
5 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.83%) Network Design
2 22 (15.49%) Presales
3 20 (14.08%) Network Architecture
4 18 (12.68%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (9.86%) Network Management
6 11 (7.75%) Load Balancing
7 7 (4.93%) ITIL
7 7 (4.93%) Service Management
8 6 (4.23%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.23%) High Availability
9 5 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.82%) Fault Management
10 4 (2.82%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.82%) Migration
11 3 (2.11%) Data Protection
11 3 (2.11%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.11%) Project Management
12 2 (1.41%) Incident Management
12 2 (1.41%) Release Management
12 2 (1.41%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.93%) SQL
2 1 (0.70%) C
2 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.70%) VB
2 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (60.56%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (52.11%) CCNA
2 74 (52.11%) CCNP
3 41 (28.87%) Security Cleared
4 40 (28.17%) SC Cleared
5 12 (8.45%) CCIE
6 11 (7.75%) JNCIS
7 8 (5.63%) CCDP
8 7 (4.93%) CCDA
8 7 (4.93%) JNCIP
9 6 (4.23%) CCIP
9 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.52%) CCSA
11 4 (2.82%) Degree
11 4 (2.82%) JNCIA
11 4 (2.82%) JNCIE
12 3 (2.11%) CCSE
12 3 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.41%) CISSP
14 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.15%) Active Directory
1 13 (9.15%) XenApp
2 11 (7.75%) Hyper-V
2 11 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.75%) vSphere
3 10 (7.04%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.82%) XenServer
5 1 (0.70%) vCloud
5 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (6.34%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.41%) SCCM
3 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.70%) QRadar
3 1 (0.70%) SCOM
3 1 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.70%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 97 (68.31%) Cisco
2 73 (51.41%) Juniper
3 30 (21.13%) CheckPoint
4 23 (16.20%) HP
5 18 (12.68%) F5
6 17 (11.97%) Ericsson
6 17 (11.97%) Redback
7 16 (11.27%) Citrix
8 14 (9.86%) Extreme Networks
9 13 (9.15%) EMC
10 11 (7.75%) VMware
11 6 (4.23%) Microsoft
11 6 (4.23%) SevOne
12 5 (3.52%) Avaya
13 4 (2.82%) Aerohive Networks
13 4 (2.82%) Dell
13 4 (2.82%) NetApp
13 4 (2.82%) Riverbed
13 4 (2.82%) Ruckus Wireless
13 4 (2.82%) SonicWALL
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £76000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: 15% Shift Allowance, Pension, 25 Days Holiday,
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Cognizant
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ICOMM Technologies
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago