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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 93 74 108
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +34
Permanent jobs citing VPN 15 36 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.08% 2.45% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.62% 10.84% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 15 34 19
Average salary £32,500 £39,200 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.09% -28.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £25,400 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
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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
267 332 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.29% 22.57% 23.43%
Number of salaries quoted 227 288 346
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,435 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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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 30 April 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 19 (48.72%) Firewall
3 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 15 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (38.46%) VMware
4 13 (33.33%) MCSE
4 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 12 (30.77%) SSL
6 11 (28.21%) Cisco
6 11 (28.21%) LAN
6 11 (28.21%) WAN
6 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (23.08%) Internet
8 9 (23.08%) CCNA
8 9 (23.08%) Linux
8 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 9 (23.08%) IIS
8 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
8 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (23.08%) vSphere
9 8 (20.51%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (20.51%) SQL
9 8 (20.51%) HTTPS
9 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
10 7 (17.95%) Juniper
10 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
10 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (23.08%) IIS
2 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (48.72%) Firewall
2 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 12 (30.77%) SSL
4 11 (28.21%) LAN
4 11 (28.21%) WAN
5 9 (23.08%) Internet
6 8 (20.51%) HTTPS
7 7 (17.95%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (12.82%) DNS
8 5 (12.82%) OSPF
8 5 (12.82%) SNMP
8 5 (12.82%) VLAN
9 3 (7.69%) DHCP
9 3 (7.69%) MPLS
9 3 (7.69%) Wireless
9 3 (7.69%) xDSL
10 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (5.13%) HTTP
10 2 (5.13%) Network Security
11 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) Robot Framework
1 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
1 6 (15.38%) Marketing
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Administrator
2 10 (25.64%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (23.08%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Junior
6 4 (10.26%) Junior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) IT Support
7 2 (5.13%) Network Support
7 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Support Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Java Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) PMI
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 8 (20.51%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
3 6 (15.38%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Open Source
4 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
4 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 5 (12.82%) Logistics
4 5 (12.82%) Online Marketing
5 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.69%) High Availability
6 3 (7.69%) Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Network Management
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.13%) Time Management
7 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) Lua
4 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (33.33%) MCSE
3 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (23.08%) CCNA
5 5 (12.82%) Degree
5 5 (12.82%) PMI Certification
6 3 (7.69%) CCENT
7 2 (5.13%) CCIE
7 2 (5.13%) CCNP
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) COBIT
1 1 (2.56%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) vSphere
3 5 (12.82%) pfSense
3 5 (12.82%) Terminal Services
4 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Cacti
1 5 (12.82%) Nagios
1 5 (12.82%) RANCID
1 5 (12.82%) SmokePing
2 4 (10.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) VMware
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco
3 7 (17.95%) Juniper
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.38%) F5
4 6 (15.38%) Splunk
5 5 (12.82%) SolarWinds
5 5 (12.82%) Sun
5 5 (12.82%) Veeam
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix
6 2 (5.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.56%) Apple
7 1 (2.56%) Avaya
7 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Nortel
7 1 (2.56%) SAP
7 1 (2.56%) Sophos
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