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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 69 102 77
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -25
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 27 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.79% 0.88% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.44% 4.45% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 27 10 13
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £41,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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
236 247 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 24.36% 19.84% 19.21%
Number of salaries quoted 208 225 181
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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 - 11 £47,500 -
Sittingbourne - 2 £43,250 -
Dartford - 2 £50,000 -
West Malling - 1 £70,000 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 52 (98.11%) Cisco
2 46 (86.79%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (86.79%) Firewall
3 41 (77.36%) WAN
4 40 (75.47%) CheckPoint
5 39 (73.58%) CCNA
6 36 (67.92%) CCNP
7 30 (56.60%) DNS
8 29 (54.72%) DHCP
8 29 (54.72%) Network Monitoring
9 28 (52.83%) LAN
10 26 (49.06%) Linux
11 24 (45.28%) Migration
11 24 (45.28%) Open Source
11 24 (45.28%) VLAN
12 13 (24.53%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (20.75%) BGP
13 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
14 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
14 10 (18.87%) Juniper
14 10 (18.87%) OSPF
15 8 (15.09%) VPN
16 7 (13.21%) VMware
16 7 (13.21%) Cisco Nexus
17 6 (11.32%) IPsec
17 6 (11.32%) Citrix
17 6 (11.32%) CCIE
17 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
18 5 (9.43%) MCSE
18 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 46 (86.79%) Firewall
2 41 (77.36%) WAN
3 30 (56.60%) DNS
4 29 (54.72%) DHCP
5 28 (52.83%) LAN
6 24 (45.28%) VLAN
7 13 (24.53%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (20.75%) BGP
9 10 (18.87%) OSPF
10 8 (15.09%) VPN
11 7 (13.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (11.32%) IPsec
13 3 (5.66%) RSVP
14 2 (3.77%) Internet
14 2 (3.77%) DWDM
14 2 (3.77%) Network Security
15 1 (1.89%) Multicast
15 1 (1.89%) Junos
15 1 (1.89%) Cisco IPT
15 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (71.70%) Network Engineer
2 19 (35.85%) Deployment Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Network Consultant
5 7 (13.21%) Consultant
5 7 (13.21%) Cisco Consultant
5 7 (13.21%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 6 (11.32%) Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Data Centre Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Network Support
8 2 (3.77%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (45.28%) Open Source
2 3 (5.66%) AS400
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (49.06%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) UNIX
3 2 (3.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Network Monitoring
2 24 (45.28%) Migration
3 5 (9.43%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.77%) Change Management
5 1 (1.89%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.89%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.89%) Network Management
5 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (86.79%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (73.58%) CCNA
3 36 (67.92%) CCNP
4 6 (11.32%) CCIE
5 5 (9.43%) MCSE
5 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) CCIP
8 1 (1.89%) CCSE
8 1 (1.89%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.89%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 52 (98.11%) Cisco
2 40 (75.47%) CheckPoint
3 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.87%) Juniper
4 7 (13.21%) VMware
5 6 (11.32%) Citrix
6 3 (5.66%) F5
7 1 (1.89%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) Brocade
7 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.89%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.89%) 3PAR