The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 100 75 77
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 13 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.02% 1.48% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.12% 7.23% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 5
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
254 249 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 19.84% 20.48% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 229 208 168
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MPLS
South East

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells -18 4 £47,500 +26.66%
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (93.33%) LAN
1 14 (93.33%) WAN
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
1 14 (93.33%) CCNP
1 14 (93.33%) CCNA
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 13 (86.67%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) Citrix
2 13 (86.67%) OSPF
2 13 (86.67%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) CheckPoint
2 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (80.00%) XenApp
3 12 (80.00%) XenDesktop
3 12 (80.00%) Problem Management
3 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (80.00%) SolarWinds
3 12 (80.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 12 (80.00%) vSphere
3 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (80.00%) F5
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (80.00%) MCSE
3 12 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 12 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 12 (80.00%) Active Directory

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 12 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (80.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) LAN
1 14 (93.33%) WAN
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 13 (86.67%) OSPF
2 13 (86.67%) BGP
3 11 (73.33%) BIG-IP
4 10 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (13.33%) IPsec
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 1 (6.67%) Network Security
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.67%) Internet
6 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
6 1 (6.67%) WLAN
6 1 (6.67%) DHCP
6 1 (6.67%) PPP
6 1 (6.67%) ADSL
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (60.00%) Network Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) Network Support
3 7 (46.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) Senior Network Support
3 7 (46.67%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
1 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 12 (80.00%) Problem Management
3 9 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Business Development
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) CCNP
1 14 (93.33%) CCNA
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) MCSE
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (80.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (66.67%) MCSA
4 1 (6.67%) CCSP
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) XenApp
1 12 (80.00%) XenDesktop
1 12 (80.00%) vSphere
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 11 (73.33%) Foglight
3 9 (60.00%) Backup Exec
3 9 (60.00%) SCCM
3 9 (60.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 13 (86.67%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) Citrix
2 13 (86.67%) CheckPoint
3 12 (80.00%) SolarWinds
3 12 (80.00%) F5
4 9 (60.00%) Veeam
5 2 (13.33%) Avaya
5 2 (13.33%) Mercator
6 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Sourcefire