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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 49 45 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 15 22 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.49% 3.82% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.61% 17.46% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 1
Average salary £37,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -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
119 126 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.73% 21.88% 17.57%
Number of salaries quoted 112 112 64
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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

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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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cardiff

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 30 (90.91%) Firewall
2 28 (84.85%) LAN
2 28 (84.85%) WAN
2 28 (84.85%) Cisco
3 21 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (51.52%) MPLS
5 16 (48.48%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (45.45%) BGP
7 13 (39.39%) CheckPoint
7 13 (39.39%) Internet
8 12 (36.36%) CCNP
8 12 (36.36%) DNS
8 12 (36.36%) DHCP
9 11 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (30.30%) F5
10 10 (30.30%) VMware
10 10 (30.30%) Load Balancing
11 9 (27.27%) Degree
11 9 (27.27%) FTP
11 9 (27.27%) OSPF
12 8 (24.24%) Juniper
12 8 (24.24%) CCNA
12 8 (24.24%) IPv4
12 8 (24.24%) IPv6
12 8 (24.24%) CCIE
12 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (18.18%) Advertising
13 6 (18.18%) HP
14 5 (15.15%) SAN
14 5 (15.15%) Telnet

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (3.03%) Apache
1 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.03%) SAS
1 1 (3.03%) GroupWise
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (90.91%) Firewall
2 28 (84.85%) LAN
2 28 (84.85%) WAN
3 17 (51.52%) MPLS
4 16 (48.48%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (45.45%) BGP
6 13 (39.39%) Internet
7 12 (36.36%) DHCP
7 12 (36.36%) DNS
8 11 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (27.27%) FTP
9 9 (27.27%) OSPF
10 8 (24.24%) IPv4
10 8 (24.24%) IPv6
11 5 (15.15%) SAN
11 5 (15.15%) Telnet
11 5 (15.15%) Wireless
11 5 (15.15%) SSH
11 5 (15.15%) HSRP
11 5 (15.15%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (18.18%) Advertising
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Network Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Network Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Network Team Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Operations Team Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Support
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Network Support
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) NetWare
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Load Balancing
2 5 (15.15%) Network Design
2 5 (15.15%) Time Management
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 3 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Network Management
6 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.03%) Change Management
6 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) AWK
1 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (36.36%) CCNP
3 9 (27.27%) Degree
4 8 (24.24%) CCNA
4 8 (24.24%) CCIE
5 5 (15.15%) CCIP
6 1 (3.03%) CCDA
6 1 (3.03%) CCDP
6 1 (3.03%) CCENT
6 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 28 (84.85%) Cisco
2 13 (39.39%) CheckPoint
3 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) F5
4 8 (24.24%) Juniper
5 6 (18.18%) HP
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.15%) SolarWinds
7 3 (9.09%) Novell
8 2 (6.06%) Dell
8 2 (6.06%) Google
9 1 (3.03%) BT
9 1 (3.03%) TOWER Software
9 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.03%) Nokia