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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 73 100 73
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -27
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 19 12 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.97% 0.97% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.05% 5.00% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 22
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 £44,500 £41,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £49,250 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+15.88% +0.59%
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
236 240 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 24.51% 19.50% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 212 218 210
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 April 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 - 6 £47,500 -
Dartford - 2 £50,000 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £41,500 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 49 (98.00%) Cisco
2 44 (88.00%) Firewall
3 43 (86.00%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (78.00%) WAN
5 38 (76.00%) CheckPoint
6 37 (74.00%) CCNA
7 33 (66.00%) CCNP
8 29 (58.00%) DNS
9 28 (56.00%) DHCP
9 28 (56.00%) Network Monitoring
10 26 (52.00%) LAN
11 25 (50.00%) Linux
12 23 (46.00%) Migration
12 23 (46.00%) Open Source
12 23 (46.00%) VLAN
13 13 (26.00%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (20.00%) OSPF
14 10 (20.00%) BGP
14 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
15 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
15 9 (18.00%) Juniper
16 8 (16.00%) VPN
17 7 (14.00%) VMware
18 6 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 6 (12.00%) IPsec
18 6 (12.00%) Citrix
18 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
19 5 (10.00%) MCSE
19 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 5 (10.00%) CCIE

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 44 (88.00%) Firewall
2 39 (78.00%) WAN
3 29 (58.00%) DNS
4 28 (56.00%) DHCP
5 26 (52.00%) LAN
6 23 (46.00%) VLAN
7 13 (26.00%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (20.00%) OSPF
8 10 (20.00%) BGP
9 8 (16.00%) VPN
10 6 (12.00%) IPsec
10 6 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (6.00%) RSVP
12 2 (4.00%) Internet
12 2 (4.00%) DWDM
12 2 (4.00%) Network Security
13 1 (2.00%) SAN
13 1 (2.00%) VoIP
13 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
13 1 (2.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 18 (36.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Network Consultant
5 7 (14.00%) Consultant
5 7 (14.00%) Cisco Consultant
5 7 (14.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 5 (10.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Network Support
8 2 (4.00%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Data Centre Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Open Source
2 3 (6.00%) AS400
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) UNIX
3 2 (4.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Network Monitoring
2 23 (46.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.00%) Network Management
5 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (86.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (74.00%) CCNA
3 33 (66.00%) CCNP
4 5 (10.00%) MCSE
4 5 (10.00%) CCIE
4 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) CCIP
7 1 (2.00%) CCSE
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (98.00%) Cisco
2 38 (76.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.00%) Juniper
4 7 (14.00%) VMware
5 6 (12.00%) Citrix
6 3 (6.00%) F5
7 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.00%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.00%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.00%) 3PAR