The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 76 60 80
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 16 42 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.68% 3.63% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 16.60% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 16 41 11
Average salary £31,000 £33,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.46% -16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £55,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.72% -4.00%
VPN
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
176 253 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.49% 21.85% 25.87%
Number of salaries quoted 150 229 242
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VPN Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

VPN
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable -22 5 £52,500 -8.29%
Luton +4 3 £25,000 -23.07%
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 20 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (59.38%) CCNP
3 16 (50.00%) Cisco
4 15 (46.88%) Firewall
4 15 (46.88%) Wireless
5 14 (43.75%) ITIL
6 13 (40.63%) LAN
6 13 (40.63%) MPLS
7 12 (37.50%) Change Management
7 12 (37.50%) WAN
8 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
8 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
9 10 (31.25%) HP
9 10 (31.25%) RIP
9 10 (31.25%) Juniper
9 10 (31.25%) BGP
9 10 (31.25%) EIGRP
9 10 (31.25%) DWDM
9 10 (31.25%) OSPF
9 10 (31.25%) VRRP
9 10 (31.25%) Network Design
9 10 (31.25%) HP NNM
9 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (31.25%) Network Management
9 10 (31.25%) HSRP
10 9 (28.13%) F5
10 9 (28.13%) Riverbed
10 9 (28.13%) Load Balancing
10 9 (28.13%) SSL
10 9 (28.13%) MS Office

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Office
2 8 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
1 15 (46.88%) Wireless
2 13 (40.63%) MPLS
2 13 (40.63%) LAN
3 12 (37.50%) WAN
4 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
5 10 (31.25%) RIP
5 10 (31.25%) DWDM
5 10 (31.25%) OSPF
5 10 (31.25%) BGP
5 10 (31.25%) EIGRP
5 10 (31.25%) VRRP
5 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (31.25%) HSRP
6 9 (28.13%) SSL
7 6 (18.75%) VLAN
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (15.63%) VoIP
9 4 (12.50%) RTP
9 4 (12.50%) TACACS
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Network Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Desktop Support
5 5 (15.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Technical Manager
7 3 (9.38%) Technical Services Manager
7 3 (9.38%) Service Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Network Specialist
9 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
9 1 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) ITIL
2 12 (37.50%) Change Management
3 10 (31.25%) Network Design
3 10 (31.25%) Network Management
4 9 (28.13%) Load Balancing
5 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
6 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (15.63%) WAN Optimisation
6 5 (15.63%) Software Delivery
7 4 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.13%) Migration
8 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VBScript
1 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (59.38%) CCNP
3 8 (25.00%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) HP NNM
2 5 (15.63%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (31.25%) HP
2 10 (31.25%) Juniper
3 9 (28.13%) Riverbed
3 9 (28.13%) F5
4 5 (15.63%) SolarWinds
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.13%) Lumesse
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee