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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 75 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 22 31 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.68% 2.43% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.88% 10.40% -
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 £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
MPLS
UK

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
320 298 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 24.50% 23.35% 25.84%
Number of salaries quoted 284 264 218
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £53,500
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 29 August 2014.

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 29 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
South Wales -7 20 £55,000 +29.41% 1
North Wales - 1 - -
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UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 35 (94.59%) Cisco
2 32 (86.49%) Firewall
3 26 (70.27%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (62.16%) BGP
5 22 (59.46%) LAN
5 22 (59.46%) WAN
6 19 (51.35%) CCNP
7 16 (43.24%) OSPF
7 16 (43.24%) VPN
7 16 (43.24%) Load Balancing
8 14 (37.84%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (37.84%) Advertising
9 12 (32.43%) CCIP
9 12 (32.43%) F5
10 11 (29.73%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (29.73%) VMware
10 11 (29.73%) CCIE
10 11 (29.73%) MS Office
10 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
10 11 (29.73%) Internet
11 10 (27.03%) DHCP
11 10 (27.03%) CCNA
12 9 (24.32%) Juniper
13 7 (18.92%) SSH
13 7 (18.92%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
13 7 (18.92%) PuTTY
13 7 (18.92%) SecureCRT
13 7 (18.92%) HSRP
13 7 (18.92%) Telnet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) SAS
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.70%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (86.49%) Firewall
2 23 (62.16%) BGP
3 22 (59.46%) LAN
3 22 (59.46%) WAN
4 16 (43.24%) VPN
4 16 (43.24%) OSPF
5 14 (37.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (29.73%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (29.73%) Internet
7 10 (27.03%) DHCP
8 7 (18.92%) Telnet
8 7 (18.92%) HSRP
8 7 (18.92%) PuTTY
8 7 (18.92%) SecureCRT
8 7 (18.92%) SSH
9 6 (16.22%) VLAN
9 6 (16.22%) VPLS
9 6 (16.22%) RIP
10 4 (10.81%) DWDM
10 4 (10.81%) IPv4
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (37.84%) Advertising
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Network Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Team Leader
2 9 (24.32%) Network Team Leader
3 7 (18.92%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Security Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Operations Team Leader
5 5 (13.51%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
6 4 (10.81%) Network Security Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Architect
6 4 (10.81%) Network Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Network Administrator
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
1 1 (2.70%) DTV
1 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Load Balancing
2 5 (13.51%) Network Design
3 3 (8.11%) ITIL
4 2 (5.41%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.70%) Data Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (51.35%) CCNP
3 12 (32.43%) CCIP
4 11 (29.73%) CCIE
5 10 (27.03%) CCNA
6 2 (5.41%) CCDA
6 2 (5.41%) CCDP
6 2 (5.41%) CCSP
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.70%) Degree
7 1 (2.70%) CCENT
7 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.70%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) Cisco
2 12 (32.43%) F5
3 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
3 11 (29.73%) VMware
4 9 (24.32%) Juniper
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
6 6 (16.22%) Fortinet
7 3 (8.11%) NetApp
8 2 (5.41%) Intel
8 2 (5.41%) Avaya
8 2 (5.41%) BT
9 1 (2.70%) TOWER Software
9 1 (2.70%) Mitel
9 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.70%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (2.70%) Meraki
9 1 (2.70%) HP
9 1 (2.70%) SAP
9 1 (2.70%) JBoss