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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 62 55
Permanent jobs citing VPN 0 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff - 1.83% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 11.11% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 14
Average salary - £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £33,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -9.58%
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
143 108 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.47% 16.46% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 113 82 100
Average salary £35,500 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.05% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Welsh Language
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) IPv4
4 1 (20.00%) IPv6
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (20.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) IPv4
4 1 (20.00%) IPv6
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) VPLS
4 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Welsh Language
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Cyber Security
1 1 (20.00%) Line Management
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
1 1 (20.00%) KVM
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) XenServer
1 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) Google