The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 34 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 25 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.01% 2.40% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.60% 7.84% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 2
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £39,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,750 £40,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,318 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.27% -1.94%
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Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 102 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 22.60% 30.63% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 81 94 53
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Cheltenham region.

VPN Salary Trend in Cheltenham

VPN
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (89.13%) Microsoft
3 40 (86.96%) TCP/IP
3 40 (86.96%) Citrix
4 39 (84.78%) XenApp
5 38 (82.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (82.61%) MCSE
6 32 (69.57%) MS Excel
7 31 (67.39%) DNS
7 31 (67.39%) DHCP
8 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
8 30 (65.22%) Cisco
8 30 (65.22%) ITIL
9 29 (63.04%) MCSA
9 29 (63.04%) Remedy
9 29 (63.04%) Finance
9 29 (63.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 28 (60.87%) Sophos
11 26 (56.52%) Client/Server
11 26 (56.52%) BitLocker
12 25 (54.35%) Software Packaging
13 14 (30.43%) Firewall
14 13 (28.26%) VMware
14 13 (28.26%) MS Exchange
15 12 (26.09%) SQL
15 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (23.91%) Veeam
16 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (23.91%) Hyper-V
16 11 (23.91%) VMware ESXi

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 13 (28.26%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (17.39%) Lync
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) Apache
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (69.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (86.96%) TCP/IP
2 31 (67.39%) DNS
2 31 (67.39%) DHCP
3 14 (30.43%) Firewall
4 10 (21.74%) Wireless
4 10 (21.74%) SAN
5 9 (19.57%) WAN
6 8 (17.39%) VLAN
6 8 (17.39%) NetScaler
7 5 (10.87%) iSCSI
8 2 (4.35%) Internet
9 1 (2.17%) Broadband
9 1 (2.17%) LAN
9 1 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MySQL
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (63.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Support Specialist
2 17 (36.96%) Wintel Specialist
2 17 (36.96%) Wintel Support
3 8 (17.39%) Help Desk Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Principal Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Wintel Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Specialist
7 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (54.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (56.52%) Client/Server
2 8 (17.39%) Clustering
3 7 (15.22%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.87%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) ITIL
2 2 (4.35%) Cyber Security
3 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Python
2 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (82.61%) MCSE
1 38 (82.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (63.04%) MCSA
3 9 (19.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (17.39%) CCA
4 8 (17.39%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (84.78%) XenApp
2 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
3 29 (63.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 26 (56.52%) BitLocker
5 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (23.91%) Hyper-V
6 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 11 (23.91%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (21.74%) XenDesktop
8 8 (17.39%) VMware ESX
9 5 (10.87%) vSphere
10 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) Norton AntiVirus
1 11 (23.91%) Backup Exec
2 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 10 (21.74%) SCOM
2 10 (21.74%) SCVMM
3 5 (10.87%) vMotion
4 3 (6.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 41 (89.13%) Microsoft
2 40 (86.96%) Citrix
3 30 (65.22%) Cisco
4 29 (63.04%) Remedy
5 28 (60.87%) Sophos
6 13 (28.26%) VMware
7 11 (23.91%) Symantec
7 11 (23.91%) Veeam
8 10 (21.74%) Websense
9 4 (8.70%) Oracle
10 1 (2.17%) Dell
10 1 (2.17%) Apple
10 1 (2.17%) AppSense