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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK / Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 97 103
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 1 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.10% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 1.22% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 4
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

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 143 246 309
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.39% 19.17% 21.53%
Number of salaries quoted 132 209 273
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,584 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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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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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 23 June 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
West Wales - 1 £50,000 -
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) BGP
3 10 (66.67%) LAN
3 10 (66.67%) WAN
4 9 (60.00%) Juniper
4 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (60.00%) OSPF
4 9 (60.00%) Load Balancing
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
5 8 (53.33%) Internet
5 8 (53.33%) IPsec
5 8 (53.33%) DNS
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (46.67%) F5
7 6 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (40.00%) DDoS Mitigation
7 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (40.00%) VPN
7 6 (40.00%) IPv4
7 6 (40.00%) IPv6
7 6 (40.00%) FTP
8 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
8 4 (26.67%) CentOS
8 4 (26.67%) SonicWALL
8 4 (26.67%) Acme Packet
8 4 (26.67%) HSRP
8 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (26.67%) 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) BGP
3 10 (66.67%) LAN
3 10 (66.67%) WAN
4 9 (60.00%) OSPF
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (53.33%) DNS
5 8 (53.33%) Internet
5 8 (53.33%) IPsec
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (40.00%) FTP
7 6 (40.00%) IPv4
7 6 (40.00%) IPv6
7 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (40.00%) VPN
8 4 (26.67%) HSRP
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%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 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 9 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (40.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Statistics
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 2 (13.33%) CCDP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
1 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (60.00%) Juniper
3 7 (46.67%) F5
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%) SolarWinds
5 2 (13.33%) Sun
6 1 (6.67%) Aruba
6 1 (6.67%) BMC
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) Nortel
6 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.67%) Remedy
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