Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 130 132
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -19
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 10 26 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.48% 0.99% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.55% 5.78% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10 26 25
Wales median annual salary £55,242 £67,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.16% +42.11% -13.64%
10th Percentile £22,175 £33,125 £34,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £56,500
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 392 450 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.86% 17.05% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 335 340 406
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +5.48%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £64,000 £55,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
South Wales +15 6 £25,500 -62.22%
West Wales -10 4 £55,242 +19.44%
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 8 (80.00%) Cisco
1 8 (80.00%) OSPF
1 8 (80.00%) BGP
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) Avaya
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) Clearswift
3 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) McAfee
3 4 (40.00%) Nortel
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) DHCP
3 4 (40.00%) JNCIP
3 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (40.00%) F5
3 4 (40.00%) Business Transformation
3 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow
3 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (40.00%) LogRhythm
3 4 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
4 2 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) GPON
4 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring

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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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) BGP
1 8 (80.00%) OSPF
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) DHCP
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) 802.11
4 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (20.00%) Broadband
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (20.00%) GPON
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) RSVP
4 2 (20.00%) SNMP
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) CentOS
2 2 (20.00%) Debian
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Transformation
1 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) JNCIP
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Avaya
3 4 (40.00%) Clearswift
3 4 (40.00%) F5
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) LogRhythm
3 4 (40.00%) McAfee
3 4 (40.00%) Nortel
3 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow
3 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (20.00%) Brocade
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) SonicWALL