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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 76 105 109
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 31 16 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.10% 0.89% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.60% 3.83% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 17
Average salary £43,900 £50,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.06% +34.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £28,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £67,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
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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
323 418 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.84% 23.20% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 285 337 283
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,435 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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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 6 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 29 (59.18%) LAN
2 27 (55.10%) WAN
3 26 (53.06%) Firewall
4 22 (44.90%) Wireless
4 22 (44.90%) Active Directory
5 20 (40.82%) Windows
5 20 (40.82%) VLAN
6 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (32.65%) CCNP
6 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (28.57%) Riverbed
8 13 (26.53%) SolarWinds
8 13 (26.53%) VMware
8 13 (26.53%) Load Balancing
9 12 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
9 12 (24.49%) ITIL
9 12 (24.49%) WAN Optimisation
9 12 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
11 9 (18.37%) HP
12 8 (16.33%) Cisco
12 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
12 8 (16.33%) Linux
12 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
13 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
13 7 (14.29%) Lync
13 7 (14.29%) Office 365
13 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (14.29%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 7 (14.29%) Lync
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
3 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.12%) OpenStack
4 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) SaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (59.18%) LAN
2 27 (55.10%) WAN
3 26 (53.06%) Firewall
4 22 (44.90%) Wireless
5 20 (40.82%) VLAN
6 12 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
8 7 (14.29%) DNS
8 7 (14.29%) DHCP
9 6 (12.24%) WLAN
9 6 (12.24%) SSL
9 6 (12.24%) OSPF
9 6 (12.24%) BGP
9 6 (12.24%) HSRP
10 5 (10.20%) Network Security
10 5 (10.20%) VRRP
10 5 (10.20%) SAN
10 5 (10.20%) Ethernet
11 3 (6.12%) MPLS
11 3 (6.12%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Ant
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Publishing
2 5 (10.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Consultant
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) IT Support
5 3 (6.12%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) IT Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Open Source
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.33%) Linux
4 7 (14.29%) UNIX
4 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.08%) Android
6 2 (4.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Load Balancing
2 12 (24.49%) WAN Optimisation
2 12 (24.49%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) Project Management
4 4 (8.16%) Information Security
4 4 (8.16%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (6.12%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (4.08%) Network Management
6 2 (4.08%) SIEM
6 2 (4.08%) Change Control
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.08%) Web Services Management
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.04%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) C
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) C++
2 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) CCNP
1 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (8.16%) SSCP
3 4 (8.16%) CISM
3 4 (8.16%) CISSP
4 3 (6.12%) MCP
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (8.16%) COBIT
1 4 (8.16%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (44.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.08%) Firmware
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.04%) MOM
2 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Riverbed
2 13 (26.53%) SolarWinds
2 13 (26.53%) VMware
3 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.37%) HP
5 8 (16.33%) Cisco
5 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
6 6 (12.24%) Juniper
6 6 (12.24%) Dell
7 5 (10.20%) Imperva
7 5 (10.20%) 3PAR
7 5 (10.20%) WatchGuard
8 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.12%) EMC
9 3 (6.12%) Citrix
9 3 (6.12%) Mitel
10 2 (4.08%) Oracle
11 1 (2.04%) Brocade
11 1 (2.04%) Remedy
11 1 (2.04%) Foundry