The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Cardiff region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 50 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 18 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.63% 2.29% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.92% 11.76% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 2
Average salary £41,250 £51,250 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.51% +60.15%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
151 102 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.08% 19.50% 19.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137 79 61
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 25 July 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cardiff

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (82.61%) LAN
3 19 (82.61%) WAN
3 19 (82.61%) BGP
4 17 (73.91%) MPLS
5 15 (65.22%) CCNP
6 11 (47.83%) DHCP
7 9 (39.13%) CCIP
7 9 (39.13%) Juniper
7 9 (39.13%) Telnet
7 9 (39.13%) Advertising
7 9 (39.13%) SSH
7 9 (39.13%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (39.13%) SolarWinds
7 9 (39.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (39.13%) HSRP
7 9 (39.13%) PuTTY
7 9 (39.13%) SecureCRT
8 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (34.78%) OSPF
8 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
8 8 (34.78%) CCNA
8 8 (34.78%) MS Office
9 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
9 7 (30.43%) F5
10 5 (21.74%) VMware
11 4 (17.39%) Internet
11 4 (17.39%) DNS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) GroupWise
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 19 (82.61%) BGP
2 19 (82.61%) LAN
2 19 (82.61%) WAN
3 17 (73.91%) MPLS
4 11 (47.83%) DHCP
5 9 (39.13%) SSH
5 9 (39.13%) Telnet
5 9 (39.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (39.13%) HSRP
5 9 (39.13%) PuTTY
5 9 (39.13%) SecureCRT
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (34.78%) OSPF
7 4 (17.39%) DNS
7 4 (17.39%) IPv4
7 4 (17.39%) IPv6
7 4 (17.39%) Internet
8 2 (8.70%) SAN
8 2 (8.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
General
1 9 (39.13%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Network Team Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Operations Team Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Network Operations Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) NetWare
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
2 4 (17.39%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) AWK
1 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (65.22%) CCNP
3 9 (39.13%) CCIP
4 8 (34.78%) CCNA
5 3 (13.04%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) CCENT
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Juniper
2 9 (39.13%) SolarWinds
3 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
4 7 (30.43%) F5
5 5 (21.74%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) Novell
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) HP
7 2 (8.70%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.35%) Nokia
8 1 (4.35%) BT