The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 92 89 88
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 17 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.28% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 2.78% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 5
Average salary £44,750 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.48% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £51,250 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
293 216 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 22.05% 19.74% 18.93%
Number of salaries quoted 235 195 191
Average salary £38,400 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,650 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,400 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MPLS
Salary Trend in Wales

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Wales

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Wales

MPLS
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 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
South Wales -2 16 £47,000 +13.93%
West Wales - 1 £30,000 -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the 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 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 18 (72.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (60.00%) BGP
4 13 (52.00%) Firewall
4 13 (52.00%) CCNP
5 12 (48.00%) IPv6
5 12 (48.00%) WAN
6 11 (44.00%) VPN
6 11 (44.00%) Load Balancing
7 10 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (40.00%) CCIE
7 10 (40.00%) IPv4
7 10 (40.00%) OSPF
8 9 (36.00%) VPLS
8 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (32.00%) F5
9 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
9 8 (32.00%) Juniper
9 8 (32.00%) Advertising
10 7 (28.00%) CCNA
10 7 (28.00%) IBM
10 7 (28.00%) Linux
10 7 (28.00%) LAN
10 7 (28.00%) Network Architecture
11 6 (24.00%) Big Data
11 6 (24.00%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (24.00%) Mobile Marketing
11 6 (24.00%) Low Latency
11 6 (24.00%) PaaS
11 6 (24.00%) Marketing

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
1 1 (4.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) PaaS
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) BGP
2 13 (52.00%) Firewall
3 12 (48.00%) WAN
3 12 (48.00%) IPv6
4 11 (44.00%) VPN
5 10 (40.00%) IPv4
5 10 (40.00%) OSPF
5 10 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (36.00%) VPLS
6 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (28.00%) LAN
8 6 (24.00%) VoIP
9 5 (20.00%) SAN
9 5 (20.00%) Wireless
10 4 (16.00%) IPsec
10 4 (16.00%) NAS
10 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
11 3 (12.00%) RIP
11 3 (12.00%) Internet
11 3 (12.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Data Mining
1 6 (24.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (32.00%) Advertising
2 6 (24.00%) Marketing
3 4 (16.00%) Welsh Language
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (28.00%) Network Architecture
3 6 (24.00%) Mobile Marketing
3 6 (24.00%) Low Latency
3 6 (24.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) Network Design
5 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.00%) Line Management
5 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.00%) Network Management
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) Product Management
7 1 (4.00%) Change Management
7 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (52.00%) CCNP
3 10 (40.00%) CCIE
4 7 (28.00%) CCNA
5 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) CCDA
6 2 (8.00%) CCDP
6 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) CCIP
7 1 (4.00%) CCSP
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) ProxySG
1 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (12.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) NFS
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) Juniper
2 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (32.00%) F5
3 7 (28.00%) IBM
4 5 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 5 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (12.00%) Mitel
5 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (8.00%) VMware
7 1 (4.00%) Brocade
7 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) TOWER Software
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp