Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East > Kent
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 90 143
Rank change year-on-year +24 +53 -24
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 46 39 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.48% 2.32% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.29% 9.73% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 35 23 7
Kent median annual salary £49,000 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.91% +37.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £45,500 £40,850 £36,500
90th Percentile £51,500 £87,500 £55,250
South East median annual salary £49,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +10.53%

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 266 401 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 20.14% 23.88% 18.59%
Number of salaries quoted 209 352 367
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,825 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,141
% change year-on-year -5.56% +1.95% +10.35%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Kent

MPLS
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS in Kent.

Salary trend for MPLS in Kent

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Kent over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Kent

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Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Kent region over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling +15 26 £49,000 -27.41%
Dartford -11 14 £26,500 -37.65%
Maidstone +26 2 £55,000 -35.29%
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 46 (100.00%) Cisco
2 41 (89.13%) WAN
3 40 (86.96%) CheckPoint
4 32 (69.57%) Firewall
5 30 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (60.87%) CCIE
6 28 (60.87%) Load Balancing
7 27 (58.70%) CCNP
8 26 (56.52%) ITIL
8 26 (56.52%) F5
9 25 (54.35%) Network Monitoring
9 25 (54.35%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (54.35%) Change Management
9 25 (54.35%) CCNA
10 24 (52.17%) VPN
11 23 (50.00%) SolarWinds
11 23 (50.00%) VLAN
12 19 (41.30%) Cisco PIX
13 17 (36.96%) LAN
14 15 (32.61%) IPsec
14 15 (32.61%) Palo Alto
15 14 (30.43%) Wireless
15 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
16 12 (26.09%) Aruba
17 11 (23.91%) Network Architecture
17 11 (23.91%) 802.1X
17 11 (23.91%) DNS
17 11 (23.91%) DHCP
17 11 (23.91%) SNMP
17 11 (23.91%) 802.11

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.04%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (89.13%) WAN
2 32 (69.57%) Firewall
3 25 (54.35%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (52.17%) VPN
5 23 (50.00%) VLAN
6 19 (41.30%) Cisco PIX
7 17 (36.96%) LAN
8 15 (32.61%) IPsec
9 14 (30.43%) Wireless
10 11 (23.91%) 802.11
10 11 (23.91%) DHCP
10 11 (23.91%) DNS
10 11 (23.91%) DPNSS
10 11 (23.91%) QSIG
10 11 (23.91%) SNMP
11 10 (21.74%) Telepresence
11 10 (21.74%) WLAN
12 8 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (17.39%) OSPF
13 7 (15.22%) BGP
General
1 3 (6.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (84.78%) Network Engineer
2 26 (56.52%) Cisco Engineer
2 26 (56.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 23 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 21 (45.65%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 18 (39.13%) WAN Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Field Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Field Support Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) IT Support
8 1 (2.17%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Lead Network Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Project Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.52%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
1 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
1 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Load Balancing
2 26 (56.52%) ITIL
3 25 (54.35%) Change Management
3 25 (54.35%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (23.91%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) Patch Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) Time Management
6 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.17%) Network Design
6 1 (2.17%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 30 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (60.87%) CCIE
3 27 (58.70%) CCNP
4 25 (54.35%) CCNA
5 3 (6.52%) CCDP
5 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) CCDA
6 2 (4.35%) HNC
6 2 (4.35%) HND
7 1 (2.17%) CCSA
7 1 (2.17%) CCSE
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 10 (21.74%) ProxySG
1 10 (21.74%) Virtual Servers
1 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (100.00%) Cisco
2 40 (86.96%) CheckPoint
3 26 (56.52%) F5
4 23 (50.00%) SolarWinds
5 15 (32.61%) Palo Alto
6 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 12 (26.09%) Aruba
8 10 (21.74%) Blue Coat
8 10 (21.74%) HP
8 10 (21.74%) ProCurve
8 10 (21.74%) Riverbed
8 10 (21.74%) VMware
9 7 (15.22%) Juniper
10 3 (6.52%) Avaya
11 1 (2.17%) Mitel