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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 79 103 87
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 44 22 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.35% 1.29% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.54% 8.12% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 34 11 26
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,950 £34,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
266 271 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 14.19% 15.84% 18.70%
Number of salaries quoted 222 194 254
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
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 20 October 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Bristol

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 55 (76.39%) Windows
2 44 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 44 (61.11%) Firewall
3 37 (51.39%) VMware
4 27 (37.50%) DNS
5 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
6 25 (34.72%) ITIL
6 25 (34.72%) LAN
7 24 (33.33%) WAN
7 24 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 23 (31.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
9 22 (30.56%) Cisco
10 21 (29.17%) SAN
11 20 (27.78%) IIS
11 20 (27.78%) IPsec
12 19 (26.39%) Network Security
12 19 (26.39%) Degree
13 18 (25.00%) Mentoring
13 18 (25.00%) MS Excel
13 18 (25.00%) CheckPoint
14 17 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (23.61%) Linux
15 16 (22.22%) Juniper
15 16 (22.22%) CCNP
15 16 (22.22%) DHCP
15 16 (22.22%) Terminal Services
15 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (20.83%) Configuration Management
16 15 (20.83%) ITSM

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 20 (27.78%) IIS
2 9 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 8 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 8 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.17%) Lync
5 2 (2.78%) Apache
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) nginx
6 1 (1.39%) Confluence
6 1 (1.39%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 18 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (20.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (61.11%) Firewall
2 27 (37.50%) DNS
3 25 (34.72%) LAN
4 24 (33.33%) WAN
5 21 (29.17%) SAN
6 20 (27.78%) IPsec
7 19 (26.39%) Network Security
8 16 (22.22%) DHCP
9 14 (19.44%) MPLS
10 13 (18.06%) VoIP
10 13 (18.06%) ISDN
10 13 (18.06%) VLAN
11 12 (16.67%) SMTP
11 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.11%) OSPF
12 8 (11.11%) BGP
12 8 (11.11%) SSL
12 8 (11.11%) HTTP
13 7 (9.72%) LDAP
13 7 (9.72%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.50%) MySQL
3 4 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.56%) Big Data
3 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Subversion
1 1 (1.39%) JIRA
1 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.39%) Hudson
1 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.56%) Back Office
4 3 (4.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Network Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 11 (15.28%) Administrator
3 11 (15.28%) Service Desk Manager
4 9 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (9.72%) Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) IT Security Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Network Support
8 3 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) HTML
1 8 (11.11%) XML
2 4 (5.56%) Middleware
2 4 (5.56%) Web Services
3 2 (2.78%) LINQ
4 1 (1.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 8 (11.11%) PKI
3 8 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.33%) CESG
5 4 (5.56%) Digital Media
6 3 (4.17%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.78%) Replication
7 2 (2.78%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (2.78%) Open Source
8 1 (1.39%) User Experience
8 1 (1.39%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.39%) Clustering
8 1 (1.39%) Wiki
8 1 (1.39%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 55 (76.39%) Windows
2 24 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 17 (23.61%) Linux
4 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
6 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.33%) UNIX
8 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.78%) CentOS
10 2 (2.78%) Debian
11 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) ITIL
2 18 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 15 (20.83%) Configuration Management
3 15 (20.83%) Service Management
3 15 (20.83%) ITSM
4 13 (18.06%) CRM
5 12 (16.67%) Network Design
5 12 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (15.28%) Coaching
6 11 (15.28%) Software Deployment
6 11 (15.28%) Problem Management
6 11 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.50%) Change Management
8 5 (6.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (6.94%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 5 (6.94%) Project Planning
8 5 (6.94%) Network Architecture
8 5 (6.94%) Capacity Management
8 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.56%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) PHP
3 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.78%) Python
3 2 (2.78%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) Java
4 1 (1.39%) Perl
4 1 (1.39%) VBScript
4 1 (1.39%) Ruby
4 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) Degree
2 17 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (22.22%) CCNP
4 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
5 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (13.89%) CCNA
7 9 (12.50%) CCDP
7 9 (12.50%) MCP
8 4 (5.56%) MCSE
8 4 (5.56%) MCSA
9 3 (4.17%) MCITP
10 2 (2.78%) CCDA
10 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.39%) CCSP
11 1 (1.39%) CCSA
11 1 (1.39%) CCSE
11 1 (1.39%) CEH
11 1 (1.39%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.39%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.83%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) COBIT
3 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 44 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (22.22%) Terminal Services
4 15 (20.83%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.94%) vSphere
6 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.39%) Samba
6 1 (1.39%) Postfix
6 1 (1.39%) XenServer
6 1 (1.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Nagios
1 4 (5.56%) Puppet
1 4 (5.56%) logstash
2 3 (4.17%) Vagrant
2 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.17%) WSUS
2 3 (4.17%) SCCM
2 3 (4.17%) SCOM
3 2 (2.78%) ZABBIX
3 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 37 (51.39%) VMware
2 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
3 22 (30.56%) Cisco
4 18 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 16 (22.22%) Juniper
6 9 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.33%) Dell
8 4 (5.56%) Infoblox
8 4 (5.56%) F5
8 4 (5.56%) Symantec
8 4 (5.56%) McAfee
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle
9 3 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (4.17%) Citrix
9 3 (4.17%) Avaya
10 2 (2.78%) EMC
10 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.39%) IBM
11 1 (1.39%) HP
11 1 (1.39%) Blue Coat
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Osborne Clarke
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
Prevailing
Salary: £25,000 to £45,000 depending on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Genium Selection
Salary: £26,700 per year
Posted: 25 days ago