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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 83 74 68
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 15 19 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.19% 1.76% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.82% 6.91% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 27
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,750 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -
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
220 275 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 17.46% 25.51% 21.79%
Number of salaries quoted 209 252 220
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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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 -19 13 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Caerphilly - 2 £70,000 -
MPLS
Wales

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 15 (71.43%) OSPF
2 15 (71.43%) BGP
3 14 (66.67%) Firewall
4 13 (61.90%) LAN
4 13 (61.90%) WAN
5 12 (57.14%) F5
6 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
6 11 (52.38%) DNS
6 11 (52.38%) Load Balancing
7 10 (47.62%) IPv6
7 10 (47.62%) Spanning Tree
7 10 (47.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (38.10%) VMware
9 7 (33.33%) IPsec
10 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (28.57%) BIG-IP
10 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
10 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (28.57%) Product Management
10 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
10 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 6 (28.57%) HP
10 6 (28.57%) Citrix
10 6 (28.57%) SAP Certification
10 6 (28.57%) ISO 9001
10 6 (28.57%) DHCP
10 6 (28.57%) SAP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (28.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) OSPF
1 15 (71.43%) BGP
2 14 (66.67%) Firewall
3 13 (61.90%) LAN
3 13 (61.90%) WAN
4 11 (52.38%) DNS
5 10 (47.62%) IPv6
5 10 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (47.62%) Spanning Tree
6 7 (33.33%) IPsec
7 6 (28.57%) BIG-IP
7 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
7 6 (28.57%) DHCP
8 5 (23.81%) IPv4
8 5 (23.81%) FTP
8 5 (23.81%) VPN
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (19.05%) VPLS
9 4 (19.05%) Wireless
9 4 (19.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 7 (33.33%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) 802.1X
2 2 (9.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
2 10 (47.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Debian
1 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
1 1 (4.76%) CentOS
1 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Load Balancing
2 6 (28.57%) Product Management
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
3 5 (23.81%) Capacity Management
4 4 (19.05%) Network Management
4 4 (19.05%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.76%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) SAP Certification
2 5 (23.81%) CCNP
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) CCSA
3 1 (4.76%) CCSE
3 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) ISO 9001
1 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) F5
3 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) HP
4 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) SAP
4 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
5 5 (23.81%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.76%) Brocade
6 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
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