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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 83 55 82
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +27
Permanent jobs citing VPN 15 41 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.43% 3.53% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.46% 19.71% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14 40 9
Average salary £31,000 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.46% -10.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,947 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.26% -1.47%
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
201 208 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.11% 17.88% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 164 183 259
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -22.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Luton +13 6 £25,000 -23.07%
Dunstable -8 3 £52,500 -15.32%
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (69.70%) CCNP
3 19 (57.58%) Wireless
4 16 (48.48%) Cisco
5 15 (45.45%) LAN
5 15 (45.45%) Firewall
5 15 (45.45%) Data Centre
6 14 (42.42%) WAN
7 13 (39.39%) Load Balancing
7 13 (39.39%) Riverbed
8 12 (36.36%) Change Management
9 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 11 (33.33%) MPLS
10 10 (30.30%) OSPF
10 10 (30.30%) DWDM
10 10 (30.30%) HP
10 10 (30.30%) Juniper
10 10 (30.30%) RIP
10 10 (30.30%) ITIL
10 10 (30.30%) BGP
10 10 (30.30%) EIGRP
10 10 (30.30%) VRRP
10 10 (30.30%) Network Design
10 10 (30.30%) HP NNM
10 10 (30.30%) VLAN
10 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (30.30%) Network Management
10 10 (30.30%) HSRP
11 9 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (27.27%) WAN Optimisation

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (27.27%) MS Office
2 8 (24.24%) MS Visio
3 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) Wireless
2 15 (45.45%) Firewall
2 15 (45.45%) LAN
3 14 (42.42%) WAN
4 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 11 (33.33%) MPLS
5 10 (30.30%) OSPF
5 10 (30.30%) BGP
5 10 (30.30%) EIGRP
5 10 (30.30%) VRRP
5 10 (30.30%) RIP
5 10 (30.30%) DWDM
5 10 (30.30%) VLAN
5 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (30.30%) HSRP
6 9 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (27.27%) SSL
7 4 (12.12%) VoIP
7 4 (12.12%) IPsec
7 4 (12.12%) IP Telephony
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Network Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support
4 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Services Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Network Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) IT Support
7 1 (3.03%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Load Balancing
2 12 (36.36%) Change Management
3 10 (30.30%) Network Design
3 10 (30.30%) Network Management
3 10 (30.30%) ITIL
4 9 (27.27%) WAN Optimisation
5 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
6 5 (15.15%) Software Delivery
7 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (12.12%) Project Management
7 4 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.03%) PRINCE
8 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
1 1 (3.03%) VBScript
1 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (69.70%) CCNP
3 8 (24.24%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) HP NNM
2 5 (15.15%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Cisco
2 13 (39.39%) Riverbed
3 10 (30.30%) HP
3 10 (30.30%) Juniper
4 9 (27.27%) SolarWinds
5 8 (24.24%) F5
6 4 (12.12%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.03%) Dell
8 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.03%) Symantec
8 1 (3.03%) McAfee
8 1 (3.03%) Lumesse