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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 82 116 98
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -18
Permanent jobs citing VPN 26 6 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.83% 0.34% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.63% 1.60% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 20
Average salary £33,000 £33,750 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
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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
270 375 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.03% 21.45% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 236 287 233
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 35 (64.81%) LAN
1 35 (64.81%) WAN
2 28 (51.85%) Firewall
3 24 (44.44%) Data Centre
4 23 (42.59%) Wireless
4 23 (42.59%) Active Directory
5 21 (38.89%) Windows
6 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
7 18 (33.33%) VLAN
7 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (29.63%) CheckPoint
9 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (24.07%) CCNP
9 13 (24.07%) Telecoms
10 12 (22.22%) VMware
10 12 (22.22%) Load Balancing
10 12 (22.22%) OSPF
10 12 (22.22%) BGP
10 12 (22.22%) Riverbed
10 12 (22.22%) SolarWinds
10 12 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
10 12 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (22.22%) HSRP
11 11 (20.37%) VRRP
11 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
11 11 (20.37%) WLAN
11 11 (20.37%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (20.37%) Marketing
11 11 (20.37%) Publishing
12 10 (18.52%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 6 (11.11%) IIS
2 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (64.81%) WAN
1 35 (64.81%) LAN
2 28 (51.85%) Firewall
3 23 (42.59%) Wireless
4 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
5 18 (33.33%) VLAN
6 12 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (22.22%) HSRP
6 12 (22.22%) OSPF
6 12 (22.22%) BGP
7 11 (20.37%) VRRP
7 11 (20.37%) WLAN
8 6 (11.11%) SSL
9 5 (9.26%) SAN
9 5 (9.26%) DNS
9 5 (9.26%) DHCP
9 5 (9.26%) Ethernet
9 5 (9.26%) Network Security
10 3 (5.56%) IP Telephony
10 3 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Ant
General
1 13 (24.07%) Telecoms
2 11 (20.37%) Publishing
2 11 (20.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Network Manager
4 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 11 (20.37%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 8 (14.81%) Linux
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.96%) UNIX
6 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (7.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Load Balancing
1 12 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
2 8 (14.81%) ITIL
3 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.41%) Project Management
4 4 (7.41%) Information Security
4 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (3.70%) SIEM
6 2 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (3.70%) Web Services Management
7 1 (1.85%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.85%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.85%) OO
7 1 (1.85%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (1.85%) User Stories
7 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.85%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) C
2 1 (1.85%) C#
2 1 (1.85%) C++
2 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (24.07%) CCNP
2 4 (7.41%) CISSP
2 4 (7.41%) SSCP
2 4 (7.41%) CISM
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (7.41%) COBIT
1 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (42.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.70%) Firmware
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.85%) XenServer
5 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.85%) MOM
2 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) CheckPoint
2 12 (22.22%) VMware
2 12 (22.22%) Riverbed
2 12 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 9 (16.67%) HP
5 8 (14.81%) Juniper
6 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 5 (9.26%) Cisco
7 5 (9.26%) Imperva
7 5 (9.26%) WatchGuard
7 5 (9.26%) 3PAR
8 4 (7.41%) Citrix
8 4 (7.41%) Dell
9 3 (5.56%) EMC
9 3 (5.56%) Mitel
10 2 (3.70%) Oracle
11 1 (1.85%) Brocade
11 1 (1.85%) Foundry
11 1 (1.85%) F5