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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 97 95 115
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 12 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.69% 1.02% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 4.36% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 8
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -30.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £37,550
10% offered a salary of more than £51,350 £47,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
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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
383 344 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.15% 23.32% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 277 245 379
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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 24 December 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 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%) Linux
2 13 (61.90%) Degree
3 12 (57.14%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) Firewall
4 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 10 (47.62%) Computer Science
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco
6 7 (33.33%) MCP
6 7 (33.33%) UNIX
6 7 (33.33%) VoIP
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (33.33%) Network Management
7 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
8 5 (23.81%) LAN
8 5 (23.81%) DNS
8 5 (23.81%) Remedy
8 5 (23.81%) VLAN
8 5 (23.81%) Lync
9 4 (19.05%) MCSE
9 4 (19.05%) MCSA
9 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
9 4 (19.05%) A+ Certification
9 4 (19.05%) Nokia
9 4 (19.05%) Apple
9 4 (19.05%) Firmware
9 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
9 4 (19.05%) Symantec

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (23.81%) Lync
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) SaaS
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) VoIP
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
3 5 (23.81%) DNS
3 5 (23.81%) VLAN
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (14.29%) Wireless
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (14.29%) DHCP
5 2 (9.52%) SSL
5 2 (9.52%) HTTP
6 1 (4.76%) FTP
6 1 (4.76%) WLAN
6 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) IT Support
3 4 (19.05%) ScrumMaster
3 4 (19.05%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 4 (19.05%) IPTV
3 3 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (9.52%) Smartcard
4 2 (9.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 12 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) UNIX
3 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 3 (14.29%) Android
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Network Management
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) Asset Management
3 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
3 4 (19.05%) Refactoring
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (19.05%) User Stories
3 4 (19.05%) Line Management
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Change Control
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (33.33%) MCP
3 4 (19.05%) MCSE
3 4 (19.05%) MCSA
3 4 (19.05%) A+ Certification
3 4 (19.05%) MOS
4 3 (14.29%) CCNP
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) Firmware
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (19.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (14.29%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Remedy
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) Nokia
4 4 (19.05%) Apple
4 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (19.05%) Symantec
5 3 (14.29%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle