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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 104 115 81
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -34
Permanent jobs citing VPN 31 23 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.55% 1.19% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.92% 6.74% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 35
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,650 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,250 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -4.72%
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
240 341 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 11.99% 17.63% 17.72%
Number of salaries quoted 223 236 259
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £50,000
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 22 December 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Bristol

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 47 (72.31%) Windows
2 42 (64.62%) Firewall
3 32 (49.23%) Active Directory
4 27 (41.54%) Microsoft
5 26 (40.00%) ITIL
6 25 (38.46%) VMware
7 24 (36.92%) WAN
8 23 (35.38%) LAN
9 20 (30.77%) MS Office
9 20 (30.77%) Degree
10 19 (29.23%) MPLS
11 18 (27.69%) Cisco
12 17 (26.15%) SLA
12 17 (26.15%) Linux
12 17 (26.15%) SQL
12 17 (26.15%) IPsec
12 17 (26.15%) Configuration Management
12 17 (26.15%) Network Security
13 16 (24.62%) VLAN
13 16 (24.62%) Mentoring
13 16 (24.62%) MS Excel
13 16 (24.62%) CheckPoint
14 15 (23.08%) CRM
14 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
14 15 (23.08%) ITSM
14 15 (23.08%) Service Management
15 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (20.00%) DNS
15 13 (20.00%) Coaching

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 12 (18.46%) IIS
2 11 (16.92%) SharePoint
3 10 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (12.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (7.69%) Lync
6 4 (6.15%) MediaWiki
6 4 (6.15%) Apache
6 4 (6.15%) nginx
6 4 (6.15%) Confluence
7 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (30.77%) MS Office
2 16 (24.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (64.62%) Firewall
2 24 (36.92%) WAN
3 23 (35.38%) LAN
4 19 (29.23%) MPLS
5 17 (26.15%) IPsec
5 17 (26.15%) Network Security
6 16 (24.62%) VLAN
7 13 (20.00%) DNS
8 12 (18.46%) OSPF
8 12 (18.46%) BGP
9 11 (16.92%) ISDN
10 10 (15.38%) VoIP
10 10 (15.38%) DHCP
10 10 (15.38%) SAN
11 8 (12.31%) LDAP
12 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
12 7 (10.77%) DMVPN
13 6 (9.23%) SSL
14 5 (7.69%) Internet
14 5 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.15%) MySQL
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Subversion
1 4 (6.15%) JIRA
1 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.15%) Hudson
1 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.54%) Service Manager
3 13 (20.00%) Service Desk Manager
4 8 (12.31%) Administrator
5 7 (10.77%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (10.77%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Systems Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Network Support
8 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Help Desk Technician
8 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (6.15%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Help Desk Support Technician
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) LINQ
2 4 (6.15%) LAMP
3 3 (4.62%) Web Services
4 2 (3.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Management Information System
1 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.31%) Blackberry
3 6 (9.23%) CESG
3 6 (9.23%) PKI
4 5 (7.69%) Open Source
4 5 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (6.15%) Wiki
6 3 (4.62%) Smartcard
7 2 (3.08%) Replication
7 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.54%) User Experience
8 1 (1.54%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 47 (72.31%) Windows
2 17 (26.15%) Linux
3 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (15.38%) Ubuntu
4 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.69%) Debian
7 5 (7.69%) CentOS
8 4 (6.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) ITIL
2 17 (26.15%) Configuration Management
3 16 (24.62%) Mentoring
4 15 (23.08%) CRM
4 15 (23.08%) Service Management
4 15 (23.08%) ITSM
5 13 (20.00%) Coaching
5 13 (20.00%) Software Deployment
5 13 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 11 (16.92%) Change Management
7 9 (13.85%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (12.31%) Network Design
8 8 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (9.23%) Data Security
9 6 (9.23%) DevOps
10 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (7.69%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 5 (7.69%) Project Planning
10 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.69%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) PHP
3 6 (9.23%) Python
3 6 (9.23%) C#
4 4 (6.15%) Java
4 4 (6.15%) Perl
4 4 (6.15%) Ruby
4 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (30.77%) Degree
2 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (18.46%) CCNP
4 11 (16.92%) MCP
5 10 (15.38%) CCNA
6 9 (13.85%) CCDP
7 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.15%) MCITP
8 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.08%) CCDA
9 2 (3.08%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.54%) CCSP
10 1 (1.54%) CCSA
10 1 (1.54%) CCSE
10 1 (1.54%) CEH
10 1 (1.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) COBIT
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 32 (49.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.92%) Terminal Services
3 10 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.15%) Postfix
4 4 (6.15%) XenServer
4 4 (6.15%) Samba
5 1 (1.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Puppet
1 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.15%) Salt
2 4 (6.15%) WSUS
2 4 (6.15%) SCCM
2 4 (6.15%) SCOM
2 4 (6.15%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 27 (41.54%) Microsoft
2 25 (38.46%) VMware
3 18 (27.69%) Cisco
4 16 (24.62%) CheckPoint
5 12 (18.46%) Juniper
6 6 (9.23%) Dell
7 5 (7.69%) Citrix
7 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.69%) McAfee
8 4 (6.15%) Symantec
8 4 (6.15%) Avaya
8 4 (6.15%) Infoblox
8 4 (6.15%) F5
9 3 (4.62%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.08%) EMC
11 1 (1.54%) IBM
11 1 (1.54%) HP
11 1 (1.54%) Oracle
11 1 (1.54%) Blue Coat
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