The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 104 94
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 14 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.27% 0.43% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.95% 2.43% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 7
Median salary £41,250 £48,750 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% -22.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £37,500 £58,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 176 247 341
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 15.99% 17.72% 25.18%
Number of salaries quoted 150 217 267
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

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Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for MPLS in Wales

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Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Wales over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Wales

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Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +18 12 £36,250 -25.64% 1
West Wales - 2 £50,000 -
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Wales region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 28 (90.32%) Cisco
2 25 (80.65%) LAN
3 23 (74.19%) DNS
4 22 (70.97%) WAN
5 21 (67.74%) BGP
5 21 (67.74%) Firewall
6 19 (61.29%) OSPF
7 18 (58.06%) CheckPoint
8 17 (54.84%) Internet
9 16 (51.61%) CCNP
9 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (51.61%) F5
10 14 (45.16%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (45.16%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (41.94%) DHCP
11 13 (41.94%) VPN
12 11 (35.48%) IPsec
13 10 (32.26%) Avaya
13 10 (32.26%) Juniper
13 10 (32.26%) Ethernet
13 10 (32.26%) Load Balancing
13 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
14 9 (29.03%) Unified Communications
14 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
16 7 (22.58%) HSRP
16 7 (22.58%) Banking
16 7 (22.58%) Finance
16 7 (22.58%) SNMP
16 7 (22.58%) Linux

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) Apache
1 3 (9.68%) JBoss
1 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
1 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) LAN
2 23 (74.19%) DNS
3 22 (70.97%) WAN
4 21 (67.74%) BGP
4 21 (67.74%) Firewall
5 19 (61.29%) OSPF
6 17 (54.84%) Internet
7 14 (45.16%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (45.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (41.94%) DHCP
8 13 (41.94%) VPN
9 11 (35.48%) IPsec
10 10 (32.26%) Ethernet
11 9 (29.03%) Unified Communications
12 7 (22.58%) HSRP
12 7 (22.58%) SNMP
13 6 (19.35%) FTP
13 6 (19.35%) IPv4
13 6 (19.35%) IPv6
13 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
1 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
2 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Network Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Architect
3 7 (22.58%) Cisco Architect
4 6 (19.35%) Network Architect
5 5 (16.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco Network Architect
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Telecoms Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Service Operations Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Apache Flex
2 2 (6.45%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
3 6 (19.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.23%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) CentOS
2 4 (12.90%) Debian
2 4 (12.90%) Ubuntu
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Load Balancing
2 6 (19.35%) DDoS Mitigation
3 5 (16.13%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (16.13%) Change Control
3 5 (16.13%) Coaching
3 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
3 5 (16.13%) Project Management
4 4 (12.90%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Network Management
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Statistics
7 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
1 4 (12.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) CCNP
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) CCDP
3 3 (9.68%) CCNP Voice
3 3 (9.68%) CCVP
4 2 (6.45%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (6.45%) BladeLogic
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Cisco
2 18 (58.06%) CheckPoint
3 16 (51.61%) F5
4 10 (32.26%) Avaya
4 10 (32.26%) Juniper
5 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
6 5 (16.13%) Sun
7 4 (12.90%) Acme Packet
7 4 (12.90%) Brocade
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 4 (12.90%) Palo Alto
7 4 (12.90%) SonicWALL
8 3 (9.68%) IBM
8 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.45%) Citrix
9 2 (6.45%) HP
9 2 (6.45%) Intel
9 2 (6.45%) Nortel
9 2 (6.45%) Remedy
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