The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 109 98 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 17 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.49% 1.06% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 4.59% 7.93%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 23
Average salary £55,000 £36,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.68% -14.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £29,900 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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Cambridgeshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
421 370 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.03% 23.01% 18.21%
Number of salaries quoted 323 307 300
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

VPN Salary Trend in Cambridge

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Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 11 (52.38%) Degree
4 10 (47.62%) Computer Science
5 9 (42.86%) Refactoring
5 9 (42.86%) Migration
5 9 (42.86%) Scrum
5 9 (42.86%) Network Management
5 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 9 (42.86%) Firmware
6 8 (38.10%) Windows
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (33.33%) VMware
8 6 (28.57%) TDD
8 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (28.57%) NetApp
9 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
9 5 (23.81%) HP
9 5 (23.81%) SAN
9 5 (23.81%) Hitachi
9 5 (23.81%) Sun
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco
9 5 (23.81%) WAN
9 5 (23.81%) Python
9 5 (23.81%) Perl
9 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
9 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
9 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
9 5 (23.81%) Puppet
9 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) SAN
2 5 (23.81%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) LAN
4 3 (14.29%) SNMP
4 3 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (9.52%) VLAN
5 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
5 2 (9.52%) tcpdump
5 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.52%) DNS
5 2 (9.52%) SSL
5 2 (9.52%) VoIP
5 2 (9.52%) WLAN
6 1 (4.76%) SMTP
6 1 (4.76%) DHCP
6 1 (4.76%) LDAP
6 1 (4.76%) IPsec
6 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) ScrumMaster
2 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
3 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Analyst Programmer
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (4.76%) Programmer
3 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XMPP
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Computer Science
2 9 (42.86%) Firmware
3 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (19.05%) IPTV
4 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.76%) Clustering
5 1 (4.76%) Biometrics
5 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (38.10%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 3 (14.29%) UNIX
5 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
1 9 (42.86%) Scrum
1 9 (42.86%) Refactoring
1 9 (42.86%) Network Management
2 6 (28.57%) TDD
3 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) User Stories
4 4 (19.05%) DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Security
5 2 (9.52%) Network Design
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Use Case
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Perl
1 5 (23.81%) Python
1 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (14.29%) MCP
3 3 (14.29%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 2 (9.52%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
4 2 (9.52%) MOS
5 1 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (23.81%) KVM
4 2 (9.52%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
1 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (33.33%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) NetApp
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 5 (23.81%) Sun
3 5 (23.81%) HP
3 5 (23.81%) Hitachi
3 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
4 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 2 (9.52%) Remedy
5 2 (9.52%) Apple
5 2 (9.52%) SonicWALL
5 2 (9.52%) Juniper
5 2 (9.52%) Nokia
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) Veeam