The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 111 94 100
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 7 21 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.40% 1.27% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 6.40% 6.95%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 19
Average salary £37,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,000 £45,200
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
378 328 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.37% 19.78% 18.41%
Number of salaries quoted 307 270 287
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
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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

VPN
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

VPN
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cambridge

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 22 (75.86%) Firewall
2 15 (51.72%) Linux
3 14 (48.28%) Degree
4 13 (44.83%) Red Hat
5 11 (37.93%) NetApp
5 11 (37.93%) VMware
6 10 (34.48%) TDD
6 10 (34.48%) Migration
6 10 (34.48%) Scrum
6 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (34.48%) Refactoring
6 10 (34.48%) Computer Science
6 10 (34.48%) SAN
6 10 (34.48%) Firmware
6 10 (34.48%) Perl
6 10 (34.48%) Bash Shell
6 10 (34.48%) Network Management
7 9 (31.03%) Puppet
7 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
7 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (31.03%) KVM
7 9 (31.03%) Windows
7 9 (31.03%) Python
7 9 (31.03%) LAN
7 9 (31.03%) Hitachi
7 9 (31.03%) Sun
7 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
7 9 (31.03%) HP
8 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (27.59%) Cisco

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (75.86%) Firewall
2 10 (34.48%) SAN
3 9 (31.03%) LAN
4 7 (24.14%) WAN
5 6 (20.69%) Internet
6 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
6 4 (13.79%) SNMP
7 3 (10.34%) LDAP
7 3 (10.34%) WLAN
7 3 (10.34%) Wireshark
7 3 (10.34%) tcpdump
7 3 (10.34%) IPsec
8 2 (6.90%) OpenVPN
8 2 (6.90%) VoIP
8 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.90%) VLAN
8 2 (6.90%) NGN
8 2 (6.90%) SSL
8 2 (6.90%) SS7
9 1 (3.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.79%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Software Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Integration Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Support Specialist
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.45%) IT Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) XMPP
2 2 (6.90%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) Classic ASP
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) SAML
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Firmware
1 10 (34.48%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.90%) Open Source
4 1 (3.45%) Biometrics
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) IPTV
4 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) UNIX
4 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.90%) CentOS
6 1 (3.45%) Android
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Migration
1 10 (34.48%) Scrum
1 10 (34.48%) TDD
1 10 (34.48%) Refactoring
1 10 (34.48%) Network Management
2 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
3 8 (27.59%) DevOps
4 6 (20.69%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Data Security
6 2 (6.90%) Network Design
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.45%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (3.45%) Service Management
7 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) User Stories
7 1 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Perl
1 10 (34.48%) Bash Shell
2 9 (31.03%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
4 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Degree
2 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (17.24%) CCNA
3 5 (17.24%) MCSE
4 4 (13.79%) CISSP
5 3 (10.34%) CCNP
6 1 (3.45%) MCP
6 1 (3.45%) MCSA
6 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.45%) SSCP
6 1 (3.45%) CISM
6 1 (3.45%) GIAC
6 1 (3.45%) MOS
6 1 (3.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) KVM
3 3 (10.34%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) Puppet
1 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (6.90%) Nagios
3 2 (6.90%) Munin
4 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Red Hat
2 11 (37.93%) NetApp
2 11 (37.93%) VMware
3 9 (31.03%) Hitachi
3 9 (31.03%) Sun
3 9 (31.03%) HP
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.34%) SonicWALL
6 3 (10.34%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) Nokia
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) Veeam
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) Remedy