The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 43 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 2 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 0.79% 1.32% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 7.50% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 5
Average salary £29,500 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.04% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £41,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £42,200 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
MPLS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Worcestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
58 40 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 22.83% 17.54% 16.44%
Number of salaries quoted 55 37 32
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £26,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

MPLS
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Worcestershire region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Worcestershire

MPLS
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 2 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
Redditch - 2 £29,500 -
MPLS
West Midlands

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Netcool
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) X.21
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) PPP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) ISDN
2 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) X.21
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
2 2 (66.67%) PPP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) ISDN
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) SCCP
3 1 (33.33%) H.323
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Netcool
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat