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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 32 45 33
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 8 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 4.28% 1.16% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.78% 8.82% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 5
Average salary £29,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £37,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,700 £41,500 £40,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
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
45 34 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 24.06% 13.18% 13.54%
Number of salaries quoted 41 28 37
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £64,000 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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

VPN
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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) VoIP
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) Motorola
6 2 (25.00%) Apple
6 2 (25.00%) Juniper
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) MS Office
6 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (25.00%) Mitel
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (25.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (25.00%) Google

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Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) VoIP
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) ADSL
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) SHDSL
4 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) HTTP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Mitel
4 2 (25.00%) Google
4 2 (25.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Motorola
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) MobileIron
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) BT
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet