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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 61 74 53
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 41 14 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.53% 1.47% 5.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.27% 5.81% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 39 14 51
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £45,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
252 241 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.71% 25.37% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 223 226 251
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Bedford -1 18 £29,500 -9.23% 1
Dunstable - 11 £50,000 -
Luton -1 6 £37,500 -16.66%
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 76 (85.39%) Firewall
2 60 (67.42%) DNS
3 57 (64.04%) Windows
4 56 (62.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (61.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (58.43%) VMware
7 50 (56.18%) WAN
8 48 (53.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (52.81%) LAN
10 46 (51.69%) DHCP
11 45 (50.56%) MCSE
12 44 (49.44%) Cisco
13 43 (48.31%) Lotus Domino
13 43 (48.31%) Citrix
13 43 (48.31%) Lotus
14 42 (47.19%) SAN
15 41 (46.07%) McAfee
15 41 (46.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 39 (43.82%) Cisco Certification
16 39 (43.82%) TCP/IP
17 38 (42.70%) MS Office
17 38 (42.70%) vSphere
18 36 (40.45%) Windows Phone 8
18 36 (40.45%) Windows Phone
18 36 (40.45%) Android
18 36 (40.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 35 (39.33%) Symantec
20 34 (38.20%) SecurID
21 33 (37.08%) SSL
22 32 (35.96%) VMS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 43 (48.31%) Lotus Domino
2 36 (40.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (19.10%) SharePoint Server
4 15 (16.85%) IIS
5 13 (14.61%) MS Exchange
6 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
6 11 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (10.11%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 38 (42.70%) MS Office
2 22 (24.72%) MS Excel
3 16 (17.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (85.39%) Firewall
2 60 (67.42%) DNS
3 50 (56.18%) WAN
4 47 (52.81%) LAN
5 46 (51.69%) DHCP
6 42 (47.19%) SAN
7 39 (43.82%) TCP/IP
8 33 (37.08%) SSL
9 32 (35.96%) Wi-Fi
10 27 (30.34%) MPLS
11 24 (26.97%) OSPF
11 24 (26.97%) BGP
11 24 (26.97%) EIGRP
11 24 (26.97%) Wireless
12 22 (24.72%) DWDM
12 22 (24.72%) RIP
12 22 (24.72%) HSRP
13 12 (13.48%) VoIP
14 11 (12.36%) HTTP
14 11 (12.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 14 (15.73%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (50.56%) Network Engineer
2 35 (39.33%) Network Support
3 27 (30.34%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (26.97%) Analyst
5 22 (24.72%) Support Analyst
5 22 (24.72%) PC Support
5 22 (24.72%) PC Engineer
6 18 (20.22%) Network Analyst
7 16 (17.98%) Network Support Analyst
7 16 (17.98%) Support Engineer
8 15 (16.85%) Network Support Engineer
9 14 (15.73%) Network Specialist
10 12 (13.48%) PC Support Engineer
11 11 (12.36%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 11 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (11.24%) Server Support
12 10 (11.24%) Server Support Analyst
12 10 (11.24%) Server Engineer
12 10 (11.24%) Server Analyst
13 7 (7.87%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 34 (38.20%) SecurID
2 32 (35.96%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.25%) Replication
4 2 (2.25%) Firmware
5 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (64.04%) Windows
2 56 (62.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (61.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (40.45%) Android
4 36 (40.45%) Windows Phone 8
4 36 (40.45%) Windows Phone
5 32 (35.96%) VMS
6 27 (30.34%) Windows 7
7 11 (12.36%) Windows XP
8 9 (10.11%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.72%) Service Delivery
2 21 (23.60%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (23.60%) Network Management
3 19 (21.35%) ITIL
4 14 (15.73%) PRINCE2
4 14 (15.73%) PRINCE
4 14 (15.73%) Change Management
4 14 (15.73%) Process Improvement
5 9 (10.11%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (8.99%) Network Design
7 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.62%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.37%) Change Control
9 2 (2.25%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.25%) Migration
9 2 (2.25%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.25%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.12%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (53.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (50.56%) MCSE
3 39 (43.82%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (35.96%) CCNP
5 15 (16.85%) CCNA
6 10 (11.24%) CCSP
7 9 (10.11%) MCP
7 9 (10.11%) CCIP
8 6 (6.74%) MCSA
9 4 (4.49%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (4.49%) CCSA
9 4 (4.49%) CCSE
10 3 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (3.37%) CCA
10 3 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.37%) CCDA
10 3 (3.37%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.12%) CCDP
11 1 (1.12%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (1.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.47%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (46.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 38 (42.70%) vSphere
3 19 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (20.22%) XenApp
5 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
6 14 (15.73%) Terminal Services
7 10 (11.24%) ISA Server
8 8 (8.99%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (8.99%) UAG
9 1 (1.12%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 32 (35.96%) Backup Exec
1 32 (35.96%) McAfee ePO
2 21 (23.60%) HP NNM
3 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.12%) WSUS
4 1 (1.12%) SCCM
4 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (58.43%) VMware
2 44 (49.44%) Cisco
3 43 (48.31%) Citrix
3 43 (48.31%) Lotus
4 41 (46.07%) McAfee
5 35 (39.33%) Symantec
6 32 (35.96%) Clearswift
7 30 (33.71%) Juniper
8 24 (26.97%) HP
9 22 (24.72%) F5
10 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
11 9 (10.11%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.25%) Veritas
12 2 (2.25%) BT
12 2 (2.25%) Websense
12 2 (2.25%) Dell
12 2 (2.25%) Avaya
12 2 (2.25%) 3Com
12 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.25%) Aruba
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