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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 69 40 61
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.45% 2.33% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 10.34% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 2
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
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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
134 87 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.30% 22.48% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 112 73 56
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £37,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cardiff

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (100.00%) WAN
2 18 (78.26%) LAN
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 17 (73.91%) Cisco
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (39.13%) DNS
5 9 (39.13%) MPLS
6 8 (34.78%) Juniper
6 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
6 8 (34.78%) Internet
6 8 (34.78%) Wireless
6 8 (34.78%) VMware
6 8 (34.78%) Degree
7 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
7 7 (30.43%) CCNP
7 7 (30.43%) VoIP
8 6 (26.09%) FTP
8 6 (26.09%) IPv4
8 6 (26.09%) IPv6
8 6 (26.09%) Time Management
8 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (21.74%) CCIE
9 5 (21.74%) CCNA
9 5 (21.74%) SAN
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 4 (17.39%) IPsec
10 4 (17.39%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (13.04%) SaaS
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) WAN
2 18 (78.26%) LAN
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (39.13%) DNS
4 9 (39.13%) MPLS
5 8 (34.78%) Internet
5 8 (34.78%) Wireless
6 7 (30.43%) VoIP
7 6 (26.09%) IPv4
7 6 (26.09%) IPv6
7 6 (26.09%) FTP
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (21.74%) SAN
9 4 (17.39%) WLAN
9 4 (17.39%) DHCP
9 4 (17.39%) IPsec
10 3 (13.04%) VPLS
10 3 (13.04%) Wireshark
10 3 (13.04%) Network Security
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
1 4 (17.39%) Welsh Language
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Network Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
2 6 (26.09%) Time Management
3 4 (17.39%) Network Design
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (13.04%) Software Deployment
4 3 (13.04%) Line Management
4 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Cyber Security
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) Ruby
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (34.78%) Degree
3 7 (30.43%) CCNP
4 5 (21.74%) CCNA
4 5 (21.74%) CCIE
5 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) CCDA
8 1 (4.35%) CCDP
8 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
8 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
2 3 (13.04%) ProxySG
2 3 (13.04%) vSphere
2 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) KVM
3 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Juniper
2 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) Mitel
5 3 (13.04%) Blue Coat
5 3 (13.04%) Google
5 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 3 (13.04%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Dell