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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 88 80 94
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 9 21 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.71% 1.56% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 8.50% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 1
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% -4.10%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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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
261 247 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 20.60% 18.31% 24.63%
Number of salaries quoted 231 226 253
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £26,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -8 8 £55,000 +57.14% 1
North Wales - 1 - -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 34 (97.14%) Cisco
2 30 (85.71%) Firewall
3 28 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (65.71%) LAN
4 23 (65.71%) WAN
5 20 (57.14%) BGP
5 20 (57.14%) Load Balancing
6 19 (54.29%) CCNP
7 18 (51.43%) VPN
8 16 (45.71%) F5
9 15 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (42.86%) CheckPoint
9 15 (42.86%) OSPF
10 14 (40.00%) CCIE
10 14 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (34.29%) Internet
12 11 (31.43%) CCNA
12 11 (31.43%) Advertising
13 10 (28.57%) CCIP
14 8 (22.86%) Juniper
15 7 (20.00%) IPv4
15 7 (20.00%) IPv6
15 7 (20.00%) DHCP
15 7 (20.00%) VMware
16 6 (17.14%) Network Design
16 6 (17.14%) MS Office
17 5 (14.29%) Telnet
17 5 (14.29%) DWDM
17 5 (14.29%) SSH
17 5 (14.29%) HSRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (2.86%) JBoss
1 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) SAS
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (85.71%) Firewall
2 23 (65.71%) LAN
2 23 (65.71%) WAN
3 20 (57.14%) BGP
4 18 (51.43%) VPN
5 15 (42.86%) OSPF
5 15 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (34.29%) Internet
8 7 (20.00%) IPv4
8 7 (20.00%) IPv6
8 7 (20.00%) DHCP
9 5 (14.29%) DWDM
9 5 (14.29%) Telnet
9 5 (14.29%) HSRP
9 5 (14.29%) PuTTY
9 5 (14.29%) SecureCRT
9 5 (14.29%) SSH
10 4 (11.43%) DNS
11 3 (8.57%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (31.43%) Advertising
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Network Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 7 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Network Team Leader
3 7 (20.00%) Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Operations Team Leader
4 5 (14.29%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Network Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) DTV
1 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 6 (17.14%) Network Design
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) Change Management
4 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.86%) People Management
5 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.86%) Data Management
5 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (54.29%) CCNP
3 14 (40.00%) CCIE
4 11 (31.43%) CCNA
5 10 (28.57%) CCIP
6 3 (8.57%) CCDA
6 3 (8.57%) CCDP
7 2 (5.71%) CCSP
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.86%) Degree
8 1 (2.86%) CCENT
8 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (97.14%) Cisco
2 16 (45.71%) F5
3 15 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 8 (22.86%) Juniper
5 7 (20.00%) VMware
6 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.57%) NetApp
8 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
9 2 (5.71%) BT
10 1 (2.86%) TOWER Software
10 1 (2.86%) HP
10 1 (2.86%) Intel
10 1 (2.86%) Avaya
10 1 (2.86%) SAP
10 1 (2.86%) Mitel
10 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.86%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (2.86%) Meraki