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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 107 94 95
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 21 26 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.10% 1.50% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.39% 8.64% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 16
Average salary £44,750 £25,500 £35,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.49% -28.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,850 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £50,000 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
VPN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
284 301 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 14.85% 17.37% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 257 177 217
Average salary £40,000 £36,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.84% -8.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VPN
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

VPN Salary Trend in Bristol

VPN
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Bristol

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 51 (70.83%) Windows
1 51 (70.83%) Firewall
2 32 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 30 (41.67%) VMware
4 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 27 (37.50%) ITIL
5 25 (34.72%) WAN
6 24 (33.33%) LAN
7 22 (30.56%) Linux
8 21 (29.17%) Cisco
8 21 (29.17%) IPsec
9 20 (27.78%) MPLS
9 20 (27.78%) MS Office
9 20 (27.78%) Network Security
10 18 (25.00%) SQL
10 18 (25.00%) CheckPoint
11 17 (23.61%) SLA
11 17 (23.61%) Degree
12 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (22.22%) Configuration Management
13 15 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (20.83%) VLAN
13 15 (20.83%) Mentoring
14 14 (19.44%) Ubuntu
14 14 (19.44%) CCNP
14 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (19.44%) Juniper
14 14 (19.44%) OSPF
14 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
14 14 (19.44%) BGP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 10 (13.89%) IIS
1 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.11%) Apache
3 8 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (11.11%) nginx
4 6 (8.33%) Confluence
4 6 (8.33%) MediaWiki
5 5 (6.94%) Lync
6 2 (2.78%) JBoss
6 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (27.78%) MS Office
2 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 51 (70.83%) Firewall
2 25 (34.72%) WAN
3 24 (33.33%) LAN
4 21 (29.17%) IPsec
5 20 (27.78%) Network Security
5 20 (27.78%) MPLS
6 15 (20.83%) VLAN
7 14 (19.44%) OSPF
7 14 (19.44%) BGP
8 13 (18.06%) DNS
9 11 (15.28%) VoIP
9 11 (15.28%) ISDN
10 10 (13.89%) SAN
11 9 (12.50%) SSL
11 9 (12.50%) LDAP
12 8 (11.11%) DHCP
13 7 (9.72%) DMVPN
14 6 (8.33%) Wireless
14 6 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (8.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (8.33%) MySQL
2 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Subversion
1 6 (8.33%) JIRA
1 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.33%) Hudson
1 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Service Manager
3 11 (15.28%) Service Desk Manager
4 8 (11.11%) Administrator
5 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Systems Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Network Support
8 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Support Technician
9 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) LAMP
2 6 (8.33%) LINQ
3 3 (4.17%) Web Services
4 2 (2.78%) libvirt
5 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.11%) PKI
4 6 (8.33%) Wiki
4 6 (8.33%) CESG
5 5 (6.94%) Mobile Computing
5 5 (6.94%) Open Source
6 3 (4.17%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.78%) Clustering
8 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.39%) Replication
8 1 (1.39%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 22 (30.56%) Linux
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (19.44%) Ubuntu
4 10 (13.89%) Windows 7
5 9 (12.50%) CentOS
5 9 (12.50%) Debian
6 7 (9.72%) Windows XP
7 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.94%) UNIX
8 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) ITIL
2 16 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 15 (20.83%) Mentoring
4 14 (19.44%) Service Management
5 13 (18.06%) ITSM
6 12 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 12 (16.67%) Software Deployment
6 12 (16.67%) Coaching
7 11 (15.28%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (15.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (15.28%) CRM
8 10 (13.89%) Change Management
9 9 (12.50%) Network Design
10 7 (9.72%) DevOps
11 6 (8.33%) Database Theory
11 6 (8.33%) Relational Database Theory
11 6 (8.33%) Build Automation
11 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (8.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) SQL
2 12 (16.67%) PHP
3 8 (11.11%) Perl
3 8 (11.11%) Python
3 8 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.33%) Ruby
4 6 (8.33%) C#
4 6 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) Degree
2 15 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (19.44%) CCNP
4 11 (15.28%) CCNA
5 10 (13.89%) MCP
6 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 7 (9.72%) CCDP
8 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.56%) MCITP
9 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.78%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.78%) VCP4
10 2 (2.78%) CCDA
11 1 (1.39%) CCSE
11 1 (1.39%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.39%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.61%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (15.28%) Terminal Services
4 8 (11.11%) Samba
5 6 (8.33%) Postfix
5 6 (8.33%) XenServer
6 2 (2.78%) Gluster
6 2 (2.78%) KVM
6 2 (2.78%) Docker
6 2 (2.78%) RHEV
6 2 (2.78%) oVirt
6 2 (2.78%) Squid
6 2 (2.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) Puppet
1 8 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.33%) ZABBIX
2 6 (8.33%) Salt
3 4 (5.56%) WSUS
3 4 (5.56%) SCCM
3 4 (5.56%) SCOM
4 2 (2.78%) Nagios
4 2 (2.78%) SELinux
4 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.78%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) VMware
2 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 21 (29.17%) Cisco
4 18 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 14 (19.44%) Juniper
6 8 (11.11%) Citrix
7 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.94%) Dell
8 5 (6.94%) Symantec
8 5 (6.94%) McAfee
8 5 (6.94%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.94%) F5
9 4 (5.56%) Infoblox
9 4 (5.56%) Avaya
10 3 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (2.78%) Oracle
12 1 (1.39%) EMC
12 1 (1.39%) Apple
12 1 (1.39%) Meraki
12 1 (1.39%) Sourcefire
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