Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 142 115
Rank change year-on-year +32 -27 +22
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 13 4 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.74% 0.21% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% 1.30% 8.91%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 30
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £48,855 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% +14.95% -15.00%
10th Percentile £37,950 £29,321 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,500 £63,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 262 308 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.98% 15.93% 15.31%
Number of salaries quoted 207 243 291
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,900 £23,800 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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 +12 9 £45,000 -21.74% 1
West Wales +5 4 £42,000 +4.45%
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 8 (61.54%) WAN
1 8 (61.54%) LAN
1 8 (61.54%) SLA
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
3 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) IIS
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (30.77%) SAN
4 4 (30.77%) NetApp
4 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) VLAN
4 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
4 4 (30.77%) Replication
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery

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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 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (30.77%) IIS
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) LAN
1 8 (61.54%) WAN
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 4 (30.77%) NAS
4 4 (30.77%) SAN
4 4 (30.77%) VLAN
4 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
5 3 (23.08%) RTP
5 3 (23.08%) VoIP
6 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.69%) BGP
7 1 (7.69%) Internet
7 1 (7.69%) IPv4
7 1 (7.69%) IPv6
7 1 (7.69%) OSPF
7 1 (7.69%) SNMP
7 1 (7.69%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 4 (30.77%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) CentOS
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity
1 5 (38.46%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) Coaching
2 4 (30.77%) Data Governance
2 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Leadership
2 4 (30.77%) Ticket Management
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) NetApp
2 4 (30.77%) Veeam
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) BT
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Huawei
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Meraki
4 1 (7.69%) Openreach
4 1 (7.69%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) ZyXEL