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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 85 72 88
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 18 29 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.38% 2.20% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 10.14% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16 27 1
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% +16.43%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
306 286 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 23.50% 21.65% 26.54%
Number of salaries quoted 268 258 240
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 16 £55,000 +29.41% 1
North Wales - 1 - -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (97.22%) Cisco
2 31 (86.11%) Firewall
3 27 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (66.67%) BGP
5 22 (61.11%) LAN
5 22 (61.11%) WAN
6 20 (55.56%) CCNP
7 17 (47.22%) OSPF
7 17 (47.22%) VPN
8 16 (44.44%) Load Balancing
9 14 (38.89%) F5
9 14 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (36.11%) Advertising
11 12 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (33.33%) CCIP
11 12 (33.33%) CCIE
11 12 (33.33%) CheckPoint
12 11 (30.56%) MS Office
13 10 (27.78%) CCNA
13 10 (27.78%) Internet
13 10 (27.78%) Juniper
13 10 (27.78%) VMware
14 9 (25.00%) DHCP
15 7 (19.44%) SSH
15 7 (19.44%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (19.44%) SolarWinds
15 7 (19.44%) HSRP
15 7 (19.44%) PuTTY
15 7 (19.44%) SecureCRT
15 7 (19.44%) Microsoft

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.78%) Apache
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) SAS
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.78%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Office
2 5 (13.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) Firewall
2 24 (66.67%) BGP
3 22 (61.11%) LAN
3 22 (61.11%) WAN
4 17 (47.22%) VPN
4 17 (47.22%) OSPF
5 14 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (27.78%) Internet
8 9 (25.00%) DHCP
9 7 (19.44%) SSH
9 7 (19.44%) HSRP
9 7 (19.44%) PuTTY
9 7 (19.44%) SecureCRT
9 7 (19.44%) Telnet
10 6 (16.67%) VLAN
10 6 (16.67%) VPLS
10 6 (16.67%) RIP
11 5 (13.89%) DWDM
12 4 (11.11%) IPv4
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (36.11%) Advertising
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Network Team Leader
3 7 (19.44%) Team Leader
4 6 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Network Architect
5 5 (13.89%) Architect
5 5 (13.89%) Operations Team Leader
5 5 (13.89%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 4 (11.11%) Network Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Security Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Network Administrator
8 1 (2.78%) Administrator
8 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
1 1 (2.78%) DTV
1 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.67%) Network Design
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.78%) People Management
5 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Management
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (55.56%) CCNP
3 12 (33.33%) CCIP
3 12 (33.33%) CCIE
4 10 (27.78%) CCNA
5 3 (8.33%) CCDA
5 3 (8.33%) CCDP
6 2 (5.56%) CCSP
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) CCENT
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (97.22%) Cisco
2 14 (38.89%) F5
3 12 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 10 (27.78%) VMware
4 10 (27.78%) Juniper
5 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (19.44%) SolarWinds
6 6 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 3 (8.33%) NetApp
8 2 (5.56%) BT
9 1 (2.78%) TOWER Software
9 1 (2.78%) Mitel
9 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.78%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (2.78%) Meraki
9 1 (2.78%) SAP
9 1 (2.78%) JBoss
9 1 (2.78%) HP
9 1 (2.78%) Intel
9 1 (2.78%) Avaya