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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 98 82 74
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 14 21 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.00% 1.61% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.96% 6.33% 10.23%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 27
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £36,500 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -
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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
235 332 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 16.75% 25.42% 23.27%
Number of salaries quoted 217 296 269
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 2 September 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Wales

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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 2 September 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
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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 -14 14 £42,500 -22.72% 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 14 (70.00%) OSPF
2 14 (70.00%) BGP
3 13 (65.00%) LAN
3 13 (65.00%) WAN
3 13 (65.00%) Firewall
4 11 (55.00%) DNS
4 11 (55.00%) F5
4 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
5 10 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 9 (45.00%) IPv6
6 9 (45.00%) Spanning Tree
6 9 (45.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (35.00%) VMware
7 7 (35.00%) IPsec
8 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
8 6 (30.00%) DHCP
9 5 (25.00%) ISO 9001
9 5 (25.00%) FTP
9 5 (25.00%) SAP
9 5 (25.00%) CCNP
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (25.00%) IPv4
9 5 (25.00%) HP
9 5 (25.00%) Citrix
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (25.00%) SAP Certification
9 5 (25.00%) Juniper
9 5 (25.00%) VPN

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) OSPF
1 14 (70.00%) BGP
2 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 13 (65.00%) LAN
2 13 (65.00%) WAN
3 11 (55.00%) DNS
4 9 (45.00%) IPv6
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (45.00%) Spanning Tree
5 7 (35.00%) IPsec
6 6 (30.00%) DHCP
7 5 (25.00%) IPv4
7 5 (25.00%) FTP
7 5 (25.00%) VPN
7 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (25.00%) NetScaler
8 4 (20.00%) VPLS
8 4 (20.00%) Wireless
8 4 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Network Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (45.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Debian
1 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (5.00%) CentOS
1 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 5 (25.00%) Product Management
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (20.00%) Network Management
3 4 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.00%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (25.00%) SAP Certification
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) CCSA
2 1 (5.00%) CCSE
2 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) F5
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Juniper
4 5 (25.00%) SAP
4 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
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CPS Group UK
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 20% bonus,healthcare etc
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + £40K OTE
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 20% bonus,healthcare etc
Posted: 9 days ago