The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 53 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 6 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.79% 3.32% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.00% 23.21% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 6
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% +9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
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Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 56 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 7.44% 14.29% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 20 50 40
Average salary £45,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Bedford region.

VPN Salary Trend in Bedford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing VPN 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 VPN.

1 18 (75.00%) VMware
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
1 18 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 18 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 18 (75.00%) DNS
2 17 (70.83%) Firewall
2 17 (70.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (70.83%) LAN
3 16 (66.67%) MCSE
3 16 (66.67%) SAN
4 15 (62.50%) WAN
5 14 (58.33%) DHCP
5 14 (58.33%) Android
5 14 (58.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (58.33%) Windows Phone 8
5 14 (58.33%) Windows Phone
5 14 (58.33%) Citrix
5 14 (58.33%) Lotus
5 14 (58.33%) McAfee
5 14 (58.33%) Lotus Domino
5 14 (58.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 10 (41.67%) Backup Exec
6 10 (41.67%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (41.67%) Blackberry
6 10 (41.67%) SecurID
6 10 (41.67%) vSphere
6 10 (41.67%) Clearswift
6 10 (41.67%) Symantec
6 10 (41.67%) VMS
6 10 (41.67%) Wi-Fi

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing VPN 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 VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (58.33%) Lotus Domino
1 14 (58.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) IIS
2 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) DNS
2 17 (70.83%) LAN
2 17 (70.83%) Firewall
3 16 (66.67%) SAN
4 15 (62.50%) WAN
5 14 (58.33%) DHCP
6 10 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (25.00%) VLAN
8 4 (16.67%) Network Security
8 4 (16.67%) HTTP
8 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.67%) VoIP
8 4 (16.67%) HTTPS
8 4 (16.67%) SSL
9 3 (12.50%) Wireless
9 3 (12.50%) Internet
10 1 (4.17%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Administrator
1 10 (41.67%) Network Support
2 8 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (29.17%) Support Analyst
4 6 (25.00%) Network Support Analyst
4 6 (25.00%) Network Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Network Administrator
5 4 (16.67%) Systems Support
5 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Blackberry
1 10 (41.67%) SecurID
2 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
1 18 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 18 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (58.33%) Android
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Phone 8
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Phone
3 10 (41.67%) VMS
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.50%) Debian
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 3 (12.50%) Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (12.50%) Change Control
2 3 (12.50%) Web Development
3 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (66.67%) MCSE
3 6 (25.00%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) CCIP
4 3 (12.50%) CCNA
4 3 (12.50%) CCA
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (12.50%) MCP
4 3 (12.50%) CCSP
5 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 10 (41.67%) vSphere
3 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (20.83%) XenApp
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 4 (16.67%) ISA Server
5 4 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (16.67%) UAG
6 3 (12.50%) Snort
6 3 (12.50%) Xen
7 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Backup Exec
1 10 (41.67%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) VMware
2 14 (58.33%) McAfee
2 14 (58.33%) Citrix
2 14 (58.33%) Lotus
3 10 (41.67%) Symantec
3 10 (41.67%) Clearswift
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds