Period
to 10 December 2018

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 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 131 125
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 11 10 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.55% 0.49% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 2.60% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 28
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £55,242 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.54% -18.16% +42.11%
10th Percentile £39,425 £22,175 £33,875
90th Percentile £61,968 £63,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 327 385 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.23% 18.76% 16.31%
Number of salaries quoted 269 325 319
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,200 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £66,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Wales +15 6 £43,750 -20.80%
South Wales -15 3 £59,964 +135.15% 7
North Wales - 2 £40,000 -
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) VPN
4 7 (63.64%) DNS
4 7 (63.64%) DHCP
4 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
5 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
5 6 (54.55%) SLA
5 6 (54.55%) Cisco
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 6 (54.55%) Windows
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 6 (54.55%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (45.45%) SQL
6 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
6 5 (45.45%) LAN
6 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 5 (45.45%) Change Management
6 5 (45.45%) VMware
6 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
7 4 (36.36%) Replication
7 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (36.36%) SAN
7 4 (36.36%) NetApp
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 4 (36.36%) IIS
7 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
7 4 (36.36%) NAS

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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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (36.36%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) VPN
4 7 (63.64%) DHCP
4 7 (63.64%) DNS
5 5 (45.45%) LAN
6 4 (36.36%) NAS
6 4 (36.36%) SAN
7 3 (27.27%) Wireshark
8 2 (18.18%) BGP
8 2 (18.18%) IPsec
8 2 (18.18%) OSPF
8 2 (18.18%) SNMP
9 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
9 1 (9.09%) RTP
9 1 (9.09%) VLAN
9 1 (9.09%) VoIP
9 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 4 (36.36%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
1 4 (36.36%) Team Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Replication
2 2 (18.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (9.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
2 6 (54.55%) Technical Leadership
3 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
3 5 (45.45%) Change Management
4 4 (36.36%) Coaching
4 4 (36.36%) Data Governance
4 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
4 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
6 2 (18.18%) BCP
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) ERP
6 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Strategic Management
7 1 (9.09%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCIE
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) JNCIE
2 2 (18.18%) JNCIP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) Master's Degree
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) NetApp
3 4 (36.36%) Veeam
4 2 (18.18%) Avaya
4 2 (18.18%) Clearswift
4 2 (18.18%) F5
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) LogRhythm
4 2 (18.18%) McAfee
4 2 (18.18%) Nortel
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
4 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat