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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 88 77
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11  
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 16 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.08% 1.29% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.96% 5.88% 8.05%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 19
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £36,500 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £74,550 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.25% -1.05%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 146 238 236
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 18.94% 21.85% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 117 207 211
Median salary £40,000 £37,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.10% -7.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing MPLS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for MPLS in Kent

MPLS
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 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling +2 4 £45,000 -38.77% 1
Dartford - 4 - -
Maidstone - 2 £44,500 -
Aylesford - 1 £37,500 -
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 26 (92.86%) WAN
2 25 (89.29%) Cisco
3 21 (75.00%) Firewall
4 19 (67.86%) CheckPoint
5 18 (64.29%) Network Security
5 18 (64.29%) Data Centre
6 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
7 16 (57.14%) LAN
7 16 (57.14%) Wireless
7 16 (57.14%) IPsec
7 16 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (50.00%) Network Design
9 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (42.86%) 802.11
10 12 (42.86%) DNS
10 12 (42.86%) DHCP
10 12 (42.86%) SNMP
10 12 (42.86%) Mitel
10 12 (42.86%) QSIG
10 12 (42.86%) DPNSS
10 12 (42.86%) 802.1X
10 12 (42.86%) Translating Business Requirements
11 10 (35.71%) CCNA
12 9 (32.14%) OSPF
13 8 (28.57%) BGP
13 8 (28.57%) DSL
13 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
14 7 (25.00%) Ethernet
14 7 (25.00%) Windows
14 7 (25.00%) VPLS

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 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (92.86%) WAN
2 21 (75.00%) Firewall
3 18 (64.29%) Network Security
4 16 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (57.14%) IPsec
4 16 (57.14%) LAN
4 16 (57.14%) Wireless
5 12 (42.86%) 802.11
5 12 (42.86%) DHCP
5 12 (42.86%) DNS
5 12 (42.86%) DPNSS
5 12 (42.86%) QSIG
5 12 (42.86%) SNMP
6 9 (32.14%) OSPF
7 8 (28.57%) BGP
7 8 (28.57%) DSL
7 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
8 7 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 7 (25.00%) VPLS
9 6 (21.43%) IGRP
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Network Engineer
2 20 (71.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 20 (71.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 12 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (42.86%) Security Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
5 6 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Architect
8 2 (7.14%) Consultant
8 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
8 2 (7.14%) Project Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (3.57%) Network Specialist
9 1 (3.57%) Network Team Leader
9 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (64.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) iPad
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Network Design
2 12 (42.86%) Translating Business Requirements
3 6 (21.43%) Project Management
3 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 5 (17.86%) Escalation Management
5 4 (14.29%) Change Management
5 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 4 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) B2B
7 1 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCNA
3 6 (21.43%) CCIE
4 4 (14.29%) CCNP
5 3 (10.71%) HNC
5 3 (10.71%) HND
5 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) CCDA
6 2 (7.14%) CCDP
6 2 (7.14%) CCSA
6 2 (7.14%) CCSE
6 2 (7.14%) CCSP
7 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Cisco
2 19 (67.86%) CheckPoint
3 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
4 12 (42.86%) Mitel
5 6 (21.43%) Palo Alto
6 5 (17.86%) F5
7 4 (14.29%) Juniper
8 3 (10.71%) Aruba
8 3 (10.71%) Avaya
9 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
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