Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 82 123
Rank change year-on-year +14 +41 +10
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 42 38 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.60% 2.64% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.03% 14.84% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 42 31 23
Kent median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -21.74% +21.05%
10th Percentile £39,863 £24,250 £40,150
90th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £87,500
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%

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 233 256 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.97% 17.81% 21.72%
Number of salaries quoted 213 215 388
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%

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

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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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 -2 9 £55,000 +15.79%
Maidstone +7 4 £41,312 +3.28%
Dartford -13 2 £49,250 +85.85%
Stansted - 2 £37,000 -
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 42 (100.00%) Cisco
2 41 (97.62%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (88.10%) CCNP
3 37 (88.10%) CCNA
4 34 (80.95%) WAN
5 32 (76.19%) LAN
6 29 (69.05%) SolarWinds
7 26 (61.90%) F5
8 25 (59.52%) Load Balancing
8 25 (59.52%) WLAN
9 24 (57.14%) VPN
9 24 (57.14%) CCIE
9 24 (57.14%) VLAN
9 24 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
9 24 (57.14%) Finance
9 24 (57.14%) Blue Coat
9 24 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
10 23 (54.76%) Change Management
11 22 (52.38%) Forcepoint
11 22 (52.38%) Citrix
11 22 (52.38%) DMZ
11 22 (52.38%) Data Security
11 22 (52.38%) Service Management
11 22 (52.38%) Risk Management
11 22 (52.38%) Network Architecture
11 22 (52.38%) Problem Management
11 22 (52.38%) VPLS
11 22 (52.38%) Intrusion Detection
11 22 (52.38%) Kalman Filter

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 1 (2.38%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 24 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (80.95%) WAN
2 32 (76.19%) LAN
3 25 (59.52%) WLAN
4 24 (57.14%) VLAN
4 24 (57.14%) VPN
5 22 (52.38%) DMZ
5 22 (52.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (52.38%) NetScaler
5 22 (52.38%) VPLS
6 15 (35.71%) Wireless
7 14 (33.33%) Firewall
8 12 (28.57%) BGP
8 12 (28.57%) EIGRP
8 12 (28.57%) OSPF
9 11 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (23.81%) Cisco Wireless
11 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (4.76%) 802.11
12 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
12 2 (4.76%) IPsec
General
1 24 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (95.24%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Network Specialist
3 2 (4.76%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (2.38%) IT Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Security Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (52.38%) Private Cloud
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Load Balancing
2 24 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
3 23 (54.76%) Change Management
4 22 (52.38%) Data Security
4 22 (52.38%) Kalman Filter
4 22 (52.38%) Network Architecture
4 22 (52.38%) Problem Management
4 22 (52.38%) Risk Management
4 22 (52.38%) Service Management
5 14 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 14 (33.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 6 (14.29%) Network Design
7 5 (11.90%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (9.52%) ITIL
9 2 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 41 (97.62%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (88.10%) CCNA
2 37 (88.10%) CCNP
3 24 (57.14%) CCIE
4 8 (19.05%) CCSP
4 8 (19.05%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (69.05%) SolarWinds
3 26 (61.90%) F5
4 24 (57.14%) Blue Coat
5 22 (52.38%) Citrix
5 22 (52.38%) Forcepoint
5 22 (52.38%) Zscaler
6 10 (23.81%) Juniper
7 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.76%) Aruba
8 2 (4.76%) HP
8 2 (4.76%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.76%) VMware
9 1 (2.38%) CommVault
9 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.38%) Mitel
9 1 (2.38%) Riverbed