The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 32 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 6 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 3.57% 0.44% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.00% 2.38% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 7
Average salary £45,000 £25,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.00% -43.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £25,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
VPN
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 42 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 14.88% 18.67% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 23 37 63
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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Salary Trend in Croydon

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

VPN Salary Trend in Croydon

VPN
Salary Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Croydon

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (73.33%) VoIP
3 10 (66.67%) CCNA
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (60.00%) Mac OS X
4 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) LAN
4 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (60.00%) VMware
5 8 (53.33%) Wireless
5 8 (53.33%) WAN
5 8 (53.33%) SAN
6 7 (46.67%) Motorola
6 7 (46.67%) Juniper
6 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
6 7 (46.67%) SQL
6 7 (46.67%) Mitel
6 7 (46.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (46.67%) MobileIron
6 7 (46.67%) Windows 8
7 5 (33.33%) Firewall
7 5 (33.33%) MS Office
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (26.67%) Veeam

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Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) VoIP
2 9 (60.00%) LAN
2 9 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (53.33%) WAN
3 8 (53.33%) SAN
3 8 (53.33%) Wireless
4 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (20.00%) NetScreen
6 3 (20.00%) OSPF
6 3 (20.00%) BGP
7 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
7 2 (13.33%) Network Security
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
8 1 (6.67%) NAS
8 1 (6.67%) Internet
8 1 (6.67%) SHDSL
8 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (60.00%) Mac OS X
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 8
4 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (66.67%) CCNA
3 3 (20.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
4 7 (46.67%) Mitel
4 7 (46.67%) Juniper
4 7 (46.67%) Motorola
4 7 (46.67%) MobileIron
5 4 (26.67%) SonicWALL
5 4 (26.67%) Veeam
6 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (20.00%) WatchGuard
6 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (13.33%) Apple
7 2 (13.33%) Google
7 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
7 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 2 (13.33%) F5
8 1 (6.67%) BT
8 1 (6.67%) Dell
8 1 (6.67%) Citrix