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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 105 96 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 22 26 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.13% 1.52% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.91% 8.58% 10.70%
Number of salaries quoted 20 12 25
Average salary £39,750 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.47% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,050 £21,600 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +5.63%
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
247 303 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 12.67% 17.70% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 231 195 233
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £61,000 £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 30 January 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Bristol

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 52 (72.22%) Firewall
2 51 (70.83%) Windows
3 32 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 30 (41.67%) VMware
5 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
6 27 (37.50%) ITIL
7 25 (34.72%) WAN
8 24 (33.33%) LAN
9 23 (31.94%) Cisco
10 22 (30.56%) MS Office
10 22 (30.56%) IPsec
11 21 (29.17%) Linux
12 20 (27.78%) CheckPoint
12 20 (27.78%) MPLS
12 20 (27.78%) Network Security
13 19 (26.39%) Degree
14 18 (25.00%) Mentoring
14 18 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (25.00%) SQL
15 17 (23.61%) CCNP
15 17 (23.61%) SLA
15 17 (23.61%) Configuration Management
16 16 (22.22%) Juniper
16 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
17 15 (20.83%) CRM
17 15 (20.83%) VLAN
17 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
18 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (19.44%) BGP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (15.28%) IIS
1 11 (15.28%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (9.72%) Apache
4 7 (9.72%) nginx
5 6 (8.33%) MediaWiki
5 6 (8.33%) Confluence
6 5 (6.94%) Lync
7 1 (1.39%) JBoss
7 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (30.56%) MS Office
2 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 52 (72.22%) Firewall
2 25 (34.72%) WAN
3 24 (33.33%) LAN
4 22 (30.56%) IPsec
5 20 (27.78%) MPLS
5 20 (27.78%) Network Security
6 15 (20.83%) VLAN
7 14 (19.44%) BGP
7 14 (19.44%) OSPF
8 13 (18.06%) DNS
9 12 (16.67%) ISDN
10 11 (15.28%) VoIP
11 10 (13.89%) SSL
12 9 (12.50%) SAN
12 9 (12.50%) DHCP
12 9 (12.50%) LDAP
13 7 (9.72%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (9.72%) Junos
13 7 (9.72%) DMVPN
14 6 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.33%) MySQL
2 6 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 6 (8.33%) Hudson
1 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.33%) JIRA
1 6 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (1.39%) 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 17 (23.61%) Network Engineer
2 14 (19.44%) Service Manager
3 13 (18.06%) Service Desk Manager
4 8 (11.11%) Administrator
5 7 (9.72%) Help Desk Support
5 7 (9.72%) Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Systems Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Developer
8 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.56%) Network Support
8 4 (5.56%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Support Technician
9 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) LAMP
2 6 (8.33%) LINQ
3 3 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) Middleware
4 1 (1.39%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Management Information System
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 9 (12.50%) PKI
3 6 (8.33%) Wiki
3 6 (8.33%) CESG
4 5 (6.94%) Open Source
4 5 (6.94%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (4.17%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.39%) Replication
6 1 (1.39%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.39%) Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 21 (29.17%) Linux
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (18.06%) Ubuntu
5 10 (13.89%) Windows 7
6 8 (11.11%) CentOS
6 8 (11.11%) Debian
7 7 (9.72%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (5.56%) UNIX
11 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) ITIL
2 18 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 17 (23.61%) Configuration Management
4 15 (20.83%) CRM
5 14 (19.44%) ITSM
5 14 (19.44%) Service Management
6 13 (18.06%) Problem Management
6 13 (18.06%) Coaching
6 13 (18.06%) Software Deployment
7 12 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (16.67%) Change Management
8 11 (15.28%) Network Design
9 10 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (9.72%) DevOps
11 6 (8.33%) Build Automation
11 6 (8.33%) Database Theory
11 6 (8.33%) Relational Database Theory
11 6 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) SQL
2 12 (16.67%) PHP
3 7 (9.72%) Python
3 7 (9.72%) Perl
3 7 (9.72%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.33%) Ruby
4 6 (8.33%) C#
4 6 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) Degree
2 18 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (23.61%) CCNP
4 12 (16.67%) CCNA
5 11 (15.28%) MCP
6 9 (12.50%) CCDP
7 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
8 4 (5.56%) MCITP
8 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.17%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.78%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.78%) CCDA
10 2 (2.78%) CCSE
11 1 (1.39%) CCSA
11 1 (1.39%) CCSP
11 1 (1.39%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.39%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.61%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 7 (9.72%) Samba
5 6 (8.33%) XenServer
5 6 (8.33%) Postfix
6 1 (1.39%) NFS
6 1 (1.39%) Squid
6 1 (1.39%) Gluster
6 1 (1.39%) Docker
6 1 (1.39%) RHEV
6 1 (1.39%) KVM
6 1 (1.39%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) Puppet
1 7 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.33%) Salt
2 6 (8.33%) ZABBIX
3 4 (5.56%) WSUS
3 4 (5.56%) SCCM
3 4 (5.56%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.39%) Nagios
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.39%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.39%) SELinux
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) VMware
2 29 (40.28%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.94%) Cisco
4 20 (27.78%) CheckPoint
5 16 (22.22%) Juniper
6 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
6 7 (9.72%) Citrix
7 6 (8.33%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.94%) Symantec
8 5 (6.94%) Dell
8 5 (6.94%) McAfee
8 5 (6.94%) F5
9 4 (5.56%) Infoblox
9 4 (5.56%) Avaya
10 3 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
11 1 (1.39%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.39%) EMC
11 1 (1.39%) Apple
11 1 (1.39%) Oracle
11 1 (1.39%) Sourcefire
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