The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 62 67
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 11 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.92% 0.92% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.92% 5.77% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 1
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year -4.25% -4.56%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 79 104 157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 13.76% 15.95% 23.22%
Number of salaries quoted 78 88 125
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Cardiff

MPLS
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in Cardiff.

Salary trend for MPLS in Cardiff

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Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Cardiff over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) Firewall
3 11 (73.33%) LAN
3 11 (73.33%) Internet
4 10 (66.67%) BGP
4 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 10 (66.67%) WAN
4 10 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (60.00%) DNS
6 8 (53.33%) Juniper
6 8 (53.33%) OSPF
6 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
6 8 (53.33%) F5
6 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
7 7 (46.67%) VPN
8 6 (40.00%) IPv4
8 6 (40.00%) IPv6
8 6 (40.00%) FTP
8 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (40.00%) IPsec
8 6 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (40.00%) DDoS Mitigation
9 4 (26.67%) CentOS
9 4 (26.67%) Acme Packet
9 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (26.67%) Debian
9 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (26.67%) SonicWALL
9 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) Internet
2 11 (73.33%) LAN
3 10 (66.67%) BGP
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (66.67%) WAN
4 9 (60.00%) DNS
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (53.33%) OSPF
6 7 (46.67%) VPN
7 6 (40.00%) FTP
7 6 (40.00%) IPsec
7 6 (40.00%) IPv4
7 6 (40.00%) IPv6
7 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (26.67%) DHCP
8 4 (26.67%) PBX
8 4 (26.67%) RTP
8 4 (26.67%) VoIP
8 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) CentOS
1 4 (26.67%) Debian
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
2 6 (40.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (6.67%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 8 (53.33%) F5
3 8 (53.33%) Juniper
4 4 (26.67%) Acme Packet
4 4 (26.67%) Brocade
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (26.67%) SonicWALL
5 2 (13.33%) Avaya
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds