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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 96 88 76
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 6 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.45% 1.39% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 7.93% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 22
Average salary £75,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.47% -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
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
335 227 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 25.04% 17.53% 20.43%
Number of salaries quoted 288 188 240
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,600 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 6 £75,000 +87.50%
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (88.89%) BGP
3 15 (83.33%) IPv6
4 11 (61.11%) Firewall
5 10 (55.56%) OSPF
5 10 (55.56%) Load Balancing
5 10 (55.56%) Citrix
5 10 (55.56%) SolarWinds
5 10 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (50.00%) F5
6 9 (50.00%) Product Management
6 9 (50.00%) NetScaler
6 9 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
6 9 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (50.00%) BIG-IP
6 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (33.33%) IPv4
8 6 (33.33%) Linux
9 5 (27.78%) Advertising
9 5 (27.78%) Marketing
9 5 (27.78%) VPLS
9 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
9 5 (27.78%) Data Mining
9 5 (27.78%) IBM
9 5 (27.78%) CCIE
9 5 (27.78%) CCNP
9 5 (27.78%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (27.78%) Big Data

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) PaaS
2 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) BGP
2 15 (83.33%) IPv6
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 10 (55.56%) OSPF
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (50.00%) NetScaler
5 9 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
5 9 (50.00%) BIG-IP
6 6 (33.33%) IPv4
7 5 (27.78%) VPLS
8 3 (16.67%) SAN
8 3 (16.67%) VoIP
8 3 (16.67%) NAS
9 2 (11.11%) WAN
9 2 (11.11%) VPN
9 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
10 1 (5.56%) Network Security
10 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (5.56%) Wireless
10 1 (5.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Data Mining
1 5 (27.78%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 5 (27.78%) Advertising
1 5 (27.78%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Welsh Language
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Architect
1 10 (55.56%) Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.56%) CentOS
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Debian
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Load Balancing
2 9 (50.00%) Product Management
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (27.78%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (27.78%) Mobile Marketing
3 5 (27.78%) Low Latency
3 5 (27.78%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Line Management
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCIE
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) SAP Certification
4 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) ISO 9001
1 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) ProxySG
1 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Citrix
2 10 (55.56%) SolarWinds
3 9 (50.00%) F5
4 5 (27.78%) IBM
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) SAP
5 4 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) Brocade
7 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.56%) Mitel
7 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle