The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 67 81 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Permanent jobs citing VPN 15 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 2.28% 0.88% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.72% 5.63% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 0
Average salary £22,500 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,947 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.26% -1.47%
VPN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 142 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 19.45% 15.69% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 92 117 91
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -31.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

VPN
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

VPN Salary Trend in Dorset

VPN
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Dorset

VPN
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +15 13 £25,500 -14.28%
Poole +19 2 £17,500 -23.07%
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
3 11 (61.11%) IPsec
3 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (50.00%) Lync
4 9 (50.00%) MS Office
5 8 (44.44%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
6 7 (38.89%) LAN
6 7 (38.89%) Citrix
6 7 (38.89%) Network Security
6 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (33.33%) XenApp
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (33.33%) Mac OS
7 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (33.33%) VLAN
7 6 (33.33%) Migration
7 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
8 5 (27.78%) Retail
8 5 (27.78%) Cisco
8 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
9 4 (22.22%) Capacity Management
9 4 (22.22%) NAS
9 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 (50.00%) Lync
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
3 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (22.22%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Firewall
1 11 (61.11%) IPsec
2 7 (38.89%) LAN
2 7 (38.89%) Network Security
3 6 (33.33%) VLAN
4 4 (22.22%) FTP
4 4 (22.22%) HTTP
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (22.22%) HTTPS
4 4 (22.22%) NAS
4 4 (22.22%) LDAP
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.56%) SAN
6 1 (5.56%) DMZ
6 1 (5.56%) VoIP
6 1 (5.56%) WAN
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Technician
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Technician
2 3 (16.67%) Remote Desktop Support
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) EPoS
4 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (33.33%) Mac OS
6 4 (22.22%) UNIX
7 3 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Business Continuity
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) BCP
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 4 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity Planning
3 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (16.67%) Time Management
4 3 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C
1 4 (22.22%) Java
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
1 4 (22.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) HND
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) MCP
2 3 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
1 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (22.22%) Samba
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) NetApp
5 3 (16.67%) Reuters
5 3 (16.67%) Bloomberg
5 3 (16.67%) Avaya