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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 84 97 76
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 26 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.25% 0.50% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.70% 2.96% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 3
Average salary £47,500 £36,250 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.03% -11.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,900 £30,000 £38,200
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £54,500 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
243 203 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 21.06% 16.87% 27.80%
Number of salaries quoted 220 190 168
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MPLS Salary Histogram 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 24 December 2014. 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 - 8 £47,500 -
West Malling +4 4 £70,000 +133.33%
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 39 (97.50%) Cisco
2 31 (77.50%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (75.00%) CCNP
4 29 (72.50%) Firewall
5 27 (67.50%) CheckPoint
6 26 (65.00%) WAN
7 21 (52.50%) LAN
8 20 (50.00%) CCNA
9 16 (40.00%) BGP
10 13 (32.50%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
11 12 (30.00%) OSPF
12 11 (27.50%) Juniper
13 10 (25.00%) DNS
14 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
14 9 (22.50%) CCIE
14 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (22.50%) SolarWinds
14 9 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (20.00%) Windows
15 8 (20.00%) Linux
16 7 (17.50%) ITIL
16 7 (17.50%) DHCP
16 7 (17.50%) Migration
16 7 (17.50%) VMware
16 7 (17.50%) VLAN
16 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (17.50%) Open Source
17 6 (15.00%) Citrix
17 6 (15.00%) F5

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) Firewall
2 26 (65.00%) WAN
3 21 (52.50%) LAN
4 16 (40.00%) BGP
5 12 (30.00%) OSPF
6 10 (25.00%) DNS
7 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (17.50%) VLAN
8 7 (17.50%) DHCP
9 5 (12.50%) VPN
10 4 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (10.00%) IP Telephony
10 4 (10.00%) Multicast
10 4 (10.00%) Junos
11 3 (7.50%) RSVP
11 3 (7.50%) Internet
11 3 (7.50%) VoIP
12 2 (5.00%) ADSL
12 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
1 2 (5.00%) Local Government
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Architect
2 8 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support
6 2 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Network Security Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Platform Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Network Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) Migration
3 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (10.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.50%) Service Management
5 3 (7.50%) Network Management
5 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.00%) Line Management
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (77.50%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (75.00%) CCNP
3 20 (50.00%) CCNA
4 9 (22.50%) CCIE
5 5 (12.50%) MCSE
5 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.00%) JNCIA
7 2 (5.00%) JNCIS
7 2 (5.00%) CCDP
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.00%) CCSE
7 2 (5.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) XenApp
2 5 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 5 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (5.00%) Foglight
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 39 (97.50%) Cisco
2 27 (67.50%) CheckPoint
3 11 (27.50%) Juniper
4 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (22.50%) SolarWinds
5 7 (17.50%) VMware
6 6 (15.00%) F5
6 6 (15.00%) Citrix
7 5 (12.50%) Brocade
8 1 (2.50%) HP