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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 7 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.33% 4.85% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.92% 31.03% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 7
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
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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
37 58 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 12.29% 15.63% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 31 51 48
Average salary £45,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
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

VPN
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 26 January 2015, 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 13 (72.22%) LAN
2 11 (61.11%) WAN
2 11 (61.11%) Firewall
3 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) DNS
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (50.00%) SAN
5 8 (44.44%) Lotus
5 8 (44.44%) Citrix
5 8 (44.44%) DHCP
5 8 (44.44%) Lotus Domino
5 8 (44.44%) MCSE
5 8 (44.44%) McAfee
5 8 (44.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (44.44%) Android
5 8 (44.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (44.44%) Windows Phone 8
5 8 (44.44%) Windows Phone
6 6 (33.33%) Clearswift
6 6 (33.33%) Blackberry
6 6 (33.33%) Symantec
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (33.33%) Backup Exec
6 6 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (33.33%) SecurID
6 6 (33.33%) VLAN
6 6 (33.33%) VMS

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 8 (44.44%) Lotus Domino
1 8 (44.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) LAN
2 11 (61.11%) WAN
2 11 (61.11%) Firewall
3 10 (55.56%) DNS
4 9 (50.00%) SAN
5 8 (44.44%) DHCP
6 6 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (33.33%) VLAN
7 5 (27.78%) Wireless
8 2 (11.11%) Network Security
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (11.11%) HTTP
8 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.11%) HTTPS
8 2 (11.11%) SSL
8 2 (11.11%) VoIP
9 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Support Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Network Support Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Network Support
3 4 (22.22%) Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 6 (33.33%) SecurID
2 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
1 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (44.44%) Android
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Phone
3 6 (33.33%) VMS
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 3 (16.67%) Debian
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) Web Development
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Control
3 2 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (44.44%) MCSE
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (33.33%) CCNP
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.56%) CCIP
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) CCA
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) CCSP
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (33.33%) vSphere
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (16.67%) XenApp
4 3 (16.67%) Snort
4 3 (16.67%) Xen
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
5 2 (11.11%) ISA Server
5 2 (11.11%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (11.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 6 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) McAfee
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
2 8 (44.44%) Lotus
3 6 (33.33%) Symantec
3 6 (33.33%) Clearswift
4 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
5 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft