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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 66 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.15% 1.01% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 5.83% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 12
Average salary £29,000 £44,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.09% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
156 103 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.42% 17.31% 16.69%
Number of salaries quoted 126 79 95
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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

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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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (60.00%) MPLS
3 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 6 (60.00%) VoIP
3 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (40.00%) Welsh Language
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (30.00%) vSphere
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (30.00%) Line Management
6 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Network Security
6 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
6 3 (30.00%) Wireless
6 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (30.00%) Mitel

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (10.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) MPLS
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) VoIP
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (30.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) IPsec
6 2 (20.00%) OSPF
6 2 (20.00%) BGP
6 2 (20.00%) ATM
6 2 (20.00%) IPv4
6 2 (20.00%) IPv6
6 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (10.00%) HTTP
7 1 (10.00%) DNS
7 1 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 4 (40.00%) Welsh Language
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) CentOS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Line Management
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Cyber Security
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (10.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) ProxySG
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (30.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) KVM
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) XenServer
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) Juniper
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (30.00%) Mitel
3 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) Google