The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 94 93 65
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 4 7 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.37% 0.69% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 3.07% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 28
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -
MPLS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
197 228 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 18.12% 22.60% 20.80%
Number of salaries quoted 184 185 200
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MPLS
Salary Trend in Kent

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

MPLS Salary Trend in Kent

MPLS
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +9 3 £40,000 -13.04%
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 14 (100.00%) WAN
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (92.86%) LAN
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (78.57%) Firewall
4 10 (71.43%) CCNP
4 10 (71.43%) CCNA
4 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
4 10 (71.43%) Data Centre
5 9 (64.29%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (64.29%) VLAN
5 9 (64.29%) Open Source
5 9 (64.29%) DHCP
5 9 (64.29%) DNS
5 9 (64.29%) Migration
6 7 (50.00%) Linux
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (35.71%) BGP
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
10 2 (14.29%) OSPF
11 1 (7.14%) Avaya
11 1 (7.14%) Juniper
11 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
11 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
11 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
11 1 (7.14%) VPN
11 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
11 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) WAN
2 13 (92.86%) LAN
3 11 (78.57%) Firewall
4 9 (64.29%) DHCP
4 9 (64.29%) DNS
4 9 (64.29%) VLAN
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (35.71%) BGP
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
8 2 (14.29%) OSPF
9 1 (7.14%) VPN
9 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (7.14%) Wireless
9 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (42.86%) Network Consultant
3 6 (42.86%) Consultant
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco Consultant
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Network Specialist
5 2 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Migration
1 9 (64.29%) Open Source
1 9 (64.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.14%) Information Security
2 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (71.43%) CCNP
2 10 (71.43%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Avaya
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper