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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 88 67 56
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -11
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 9 30 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.88% 2.71% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.04% 13.10% 13.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8 28 23
Average salary £50,000 £30,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -47.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £29,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,000 £62,500
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
223 229 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 21.91% 20.72% 21.26%
Number of salaries quoted 188 201 152
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
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
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 1 September 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £50,000 -
Maidstone -6 1 £46,000 +53.33%
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 19 (86.36%) LAN
1 19 (86.36%) WAN
2 16 (72.73%) Cisco
3 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 15 (68.18%) VMware
3 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (63.64%) vSphere
4 14 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
4 14 (63.64%) MS Exchange
5 13 (59.09%) ITIL
5 13 (59.09%) CCNP
5 13 (59.09%) CCNA
5 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (59.09%) SolarWinds
6 12 (54.55%) OSPF
6 12 (54.55%) BGP
6 12 (54.55%) Firewall
6 12 (54.55%) Citrix
7 11 (50.00%) MCSE
7 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
7 11 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 11 (50.00%) XenApp
7 11 (50.00%) XenDesktop
7 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 14 (63.64%) MS Exchange
1 14 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (13.64%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) WAN
1 19 (86.36%) LAN
2 12 (54.55%) OSPF
2 12 (54.55%) BGP
2 12 (54.55%) Firewall
3 8 (36.36%) BIG-IP
4 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) Internet
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (18.18%) ADSL
5 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.64%) DHCP
6 3 (13.64%) SAN
6 3 (13.64%) VLAN
7 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
7 2 (9.09%) VoIP
8 1 (4.55%) VPN
8 1 (4.55%) SNMP
8 1 (4.55%) Network Security
8 1 (4.55%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Local Government
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (36.36%) Network Support
3 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Analyst
4 6 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Senior Support Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Senior Network Support
5 5 (22.73%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
7 3 (13.64%) Network Support Analyst
7 3 (13.64%) Administrator
7 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) PDA
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
1 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 10 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
5 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (13.64%) Service Management
7 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
7 2 (9.09%) Business Development
8 1 (4.55%) Network Management
8 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
8 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.55%) CRM
8 1 (4.55%) B2B
8 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) CCNP
1 13 (59.09%) CCNA
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (50.00%) MCSE
2 11 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (27.27%) MCSA
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (63.64%) vSphere
3 11 (50.00%) XenApp
3 11 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (13.64%) ISA Server
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 8 (36.36%) Foglight
3 5 (22.73%) Backup Exec
3 5 (22.73%) SCCM
3 5 (22.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 15 (68.18%) VMware
3 13 (59.09%) SolarWinds
4 12 (54.55%) Citrix
5 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (40.91%) F5
7 5 (22.73%) Veeam
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) Avaya
10 1 (4.55%) Juniper
10 1 (4.55%) Mercator
10 1 (4.55%) Brocade