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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 88 98 71
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -27
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 4 2 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.35% 0.16% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 0.91% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 23
Median salary £51,250 £37,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.66% -31.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £45,500 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-1.05% -
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
230 219 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 20.41% 17.72% 22.43%
Number of salaries quoted 202 199 227
Median salary £37,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +10 4 £51,250 +36.66%
MPLS
Wales

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) CCNP
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (60.00%) Internet
3 6 (60.00%) OSPF
3 6 (60.00%) BGP
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) DHCP
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (50.00%) F5
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (40.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) IPsec
5 4 (40.00%) Avaya
5 4 (40.00%) Juniper
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (40.00%) FTP
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) IPv4
6 3 (30.00%) IPv6
6 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) JBoss
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
3 6 (60.00%) BGP
3 6 (60.00%) Internet
3 6 (60.00%) OSPF
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) DHCP
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (40.00%) FTP
5 4 (40.00%) IPsec
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) IPv4
6 3 (30.00%) IPv6
7 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
8 1 (10.00%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior NOC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CCNP
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CCDA
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (10.00%) CCVP
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) F5
3 4 (40.00%) Avaya
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Intel
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (10.00%) ZTE