The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Permanent jobs citing VPN 10 28 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.59% 4.90% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.41% 21.05% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 27 0
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
VPN
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
135 133 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.46% 23.29% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 126 116 69
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

VPN
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Cardiff region.

VPN Salary Trend in Cardiff

VPN
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cardiff

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 23 (92.00%) Firewall
2 21 (84.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (84.00%) Cisco
3 20 (80.00%) LAN
3 20 (80.00%) WAN
4 18 (72.00%) BGP
5 17 (68.00%) MPLS
6 14 (56.00%) CCNP
7 11 (44.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (40.00%) DHCP
9 9 (36.00%) CCNA
9 9 (36.00%) OSPF
9 9 (36.00%) CheckPoint
10 8 (32.00%) Juniper
10 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
10 8 (32.00%) Advertising
10 8 (32.00%) F5
11 7 (28.00%) PuTTY
11 7 (28.00%) SecureCRT
11 7 (28.00%) HSRP
11 7 (28.00%) SSH
11 7 (28.00%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (28.00%) SolarWinds
11 7 (28.00%) Telnet
11 7 (28.00%) CCIP
12 6 (24.00%) MS Office
12 6 (24.00%) DNS
12 6 (24.00%) VMware
12 6 (24.00%) Internet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
1 1 (4.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) Firewall
2 20 (80.00%) LAN
2 20 (80.00%) WAN
3 18 (72.00%) BGP
4 17 (68.00%) MPLS
5 11 (44.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (40.00%) DHCP
7 9 (36.00%) OSPF
8 7 (28.00%) SSH
8 7 (28.00%) Telnet
8 7 (28.00%) HSRP
8 7 (28.00%) PuTTY
8 7 (28.00%) SecureCRT
9 6 (24.00%) DNS
9 6 (24.00%) Internet
10 4 (16.00%) IPv4
10 4 (16.00%) IPv6
11 3 (12.00%) FTP
11 3 (12.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (32.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Welsh Language
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (12.00%) Network Team Leader
3 3 (12.00%) Operations Team Leader
3 3 (12.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Support
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) NetWare
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Network Design
3 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.00%) Change Management
3 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Time Management
3 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.00%) Network Management
3 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) AWK
1 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (56.00%) CCNP
3 9 (36.00%) CCNA
4 7 (28.00%) CCIP
5 5 (20.00%) CCIE
6 1 (4.00%) CCDA
6 1 (4.00%) CCDP
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) CCENT
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 9 (36.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (32.00%) F5
3 8 (32.00%) Juniper
4 7 (28.00%) SolarWinds
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.00%) Novell
8 2 (8.00%) HP
8 2 (8.00%) Dell
9 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.00%) Nokia
9 1 (4.00%) Google
9 1 (4.00%) BT
9 1 (4.00%) TOWER Software