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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 75 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 21 30 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.89% 2.58% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.78% 11.36% -
Number of salaries quoted 20 27 0
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +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
270 264 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 24.35% 22.68% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 250 230 188
Average salary £37,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.32% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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
Cardiff -13 21 £55,000 +29.41% 1
MPLS
Wales

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 30 (93.75%) Cisco
2 28 (87.50%) Firewall
3 26 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (71.88%) LAN
4 23 (71.88%) WAN
5 19 (59.38%) CCNP
6 18 (56.25%) BGP
7 17 (53.13%) VPN
7 17 (53.13%) Load Balancing
8 15 (46.88%) Advertising
9 14 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (37.50%) F5
11 11 (34.38%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (34.38%) DHCP
11 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
11 11 (34.38%) Internet
11 11 (34.38%) CCIP
12 10 (31.25%) OSPF
13 9 (28.13%) Juniper
13 9 (28.13%) CCNA
13 9 (28.13%) CCIE
14 8 (25.00%) Telnet
14 8 (25.00%) SSH
14 8 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
14 8 (25.00%) HSRP
14 8 (25.00%) PuTTY
14 8 (25.00%) SecureCRT
15 7 (21.88%) MS Office
16 6 (18.75%) Network Design

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) Firewall
2 23 (71.88%) LAN
2 23 (71.88%) WAN
3 18 (56.25%) BGP
4 17 (53.13%) VPN
5 14 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (34.38%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (34.38%) DHCP
6 11 (34.38%) Internet
7 10 (31.25%) OSPF
8 8 (25.00%) Telnet
8 8 (25.00%) SSH
8 8 (25.00%) HSRP
8 8 (25.00%) PuTTY
8 8 (25.00%) SecureCRT
9 4 (12.50%) DWDM
9 4 (12.50%) IPv4
9 4 (12.50%) IPv6
10 3 (9.38%) DNS
10 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (46.88%) Advertising
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Network Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Team Leader
2 10 (31.25%) Network Team Leader
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Operations Team Leader
4 6 (18.75%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Network Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Load Balancing
2 6 (18.75%) Network Design
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 26 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (59.38%) CCNP
3 11 (34.38%) CCIP
4 9 (28.13%) CCNA
4 9 (28.13%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.13%) CCENT
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) Cisco
2 12 (37.50%) F5
3 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
4 9 (28.13%) Juniper
5 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 3 (9.38%) NetApp
8 2 (6.25%) Intel
8 2 (6.25%) Avaya
8 2 (6.25%) JBoss
9 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.13%) BT
9 1 (3.13%) TOWER Software