The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 82 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 17 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.44% 0.66% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.59% 3.13% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 3
Average salary £47,000 £41,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.93% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
MPLS
Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
258 192 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 21.83% 20.98% 20.13%
Number of salaries quoted 219 172 169
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £44,400 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MPLS
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

MPLS Salary Trend in South Wales

MPLS
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in South Wales

MPLS
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Cardiff -6 8 £35,000 -15.15%
Torfaen - 6 £59,000 -
Caerphilly - 3 - -
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Wales

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (62.50%) BGP
4 13 (54.17%) IPv6
5 12 (50.00%) CCNP
5 12 (50.00%) WAN
5 12 (50.00%) Firewall
5 12 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 11 (45.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (45.83%) VPN
7 10 (41.67%) IPv4
7 10 (41.67%) OSPF
8 9 (37.50%) CCIE
8 9 (37.50%) F5
9 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (33.33%) VPLS
9 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 8 (33.33%) Juniper
9 8 (33.33%) Advertising
10 7 (29.17%) LAN
10 7 (29.17%) Network Architecture
11 6 (25.00%) Big Data
11 6 (25.00%) PaaS
11 6 (25.00%) SolarWinds
11 6 (25.00%) Marketing
11 6 (25.00%) Mobile Marketing
11 6 (25.00%) Low Latency
11 6 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (25.00%) VoIP
11 6 (25.00%) Linux

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (4.17%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) PaaS
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) BGP
2 13 (54.17%) IPv6
3 12 (50.00%) WAN
3 12 (50.00%) Firewall
4 11 (45.83%) VPN
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (41.67%) IPv4
5 10 (41.67%) OSPF
6 8 (33.33%) VPLS
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (29.17%) LAN
8 6 (25.00%) VoIP
9 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
9 4 (16.67%) SAN
9 4 (16.67%) NAS
9 4 (16.67%) Wireless
9 4 (16.67%) IPsec
10 3 (12.50%) BIG-IP
10 3 (12.50%) Frame Relay
10 3 (12.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Data Mining
1 6 (25.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (33.33%) Advertising
2 6 (25.00%) Marketing
3 4 (16.67%) Welsh Language
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 6 (25.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (29.17%) Network Architecture
3 6 (25.00%) Mobile Marketing
3 6 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 6 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Network Design
5 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.50%) Line Management
5 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Product Management
6 2 (8.33%) Network Management
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) Change Management
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) CCNP
3 9 (37.50%) CCIE
4 6 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.17%) CCDA
7 1 (4.17%) CCDP
7 1 (4.17%) CCIP
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
7 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) ProxySG
1 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) NFS
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) F5
3 8 (33.33%) Juniper
3 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (25.00%) IBM
4 6 (25.00%) Citrix
4 6 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.50%) Mitel
5 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) TOWER Software
6 1 (4.17%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp