The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 136 130 119
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 36 61 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.05% 1.70% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.02% 8.68% 9.98%
Number of salaries quoted 29 49 30
Average salary £28,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £28,900 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £62,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
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England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
513 703 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.97% 19.59% 15.47%
Number of salaries quoted 438 591 405
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

VPN
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

VPN Salary Trend in the East Midlands

VPN
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

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Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Nottinghamshire +3 12 £31,025 -2.28%
Leicestershire +13 8 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Lincolnshire - 7 £17,500 -
Derbyshire +14 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Northamptonshire -20 2 £22,750 -38.09% 2
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 60 (68.97%) Windows
2 42 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 42 (48.28%) Firewall
3 35 (40.23%) Active Directory
4 31 (35.63%) DNS
5 30 (34.48%) Cisco
5 30 (34.48%) VMware
6 29 (33.33%) WAN
6 29 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (25.29%) Linux
9 21 (24.14%) HND
10 20 (22.99%) Windows 7
11 19 (21.84%) ITIL
11 19 (21.84%) LAN
12 18 (20.69%) VoIP
12 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (19.54%) MS Exchange
13 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (16.09%) MCSE
15 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
15 14 (16.09%) Internet
16 13 (14.94%) DHCP
16 13 (14.94%) SLA
16 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (13.79%) BGP
17 12 (13.79%) IP Telephony
17 12 (13.79%) Degree
18 11 (12.64%) MCP

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 17 (19.54%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.20%) IIS
2 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.30%) Apache
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.15%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Office 365
2 4 (4.60%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.15%) IaaS
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (48.28%) Firewall
2 31 (35.63%) DNS
3 29 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 29 (33.33%) WAN
4 19 (21.84%) LAN
5 18 (20.69%) VoIP
6 14 (16.09%) Internet
7 13 (14.94%) DHCP
8 12 (13.79%) BGP
8 12 (13.79%) IP Telephony
9 11 (12.64%) SAN
10 9 (10.34%) ADSL
11 8 (9.20%) SSL
11 8 (9.20%) VLAN
12 7 (8.05%) Wireless
12 7 (8.05%) LDAP
12 7 (8.05%) SMTP
13 6 (6.90%) Network Security
14 5 (5.75%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (4.60%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) SQL Server
1 8 (9.20%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (6.90%) MySQL
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) JIRA
1 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (12.64%) Finance
1 11 (12.64%) Legal
2 10 (11.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (2.30%) Local Government
5 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Analyst
1 16 (18.39%) Network Engineer
2 13 (14.94%) Service Analyst
2 13 (14.94%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (10.34%) IT Technician
4 8 (9.20%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 8 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (9.20%) Team Leader
5 7 (8.05%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Penetration Tester
6 6 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Tester
7 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Administrator
7 5 (5.75%) IT Support
7 5 (5.75%) Security Tester
8 4 (4.60%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) LAMP
3 1 (1.15%) XML
3 1 (1.15%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.45%) Open Source
1 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.30%) Clustering
2 2 (2.30%) CESG
3 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 60 (68.97%) Windows
2 22 (25.29%) Linux
3 20 (22.99%) Windows 7
4 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.20%) UNIX
8 5 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) ITIL
2 15 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (11.49%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.05%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (6.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (4.60%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (4.60%) Information Management
7 3 (3.45%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.45%) Security Testing
7 3 (3.45%) Coaching
7 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.30%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.30%) Project Management
8 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.30%) Workflow
8 2 (2.30%) Migration
8 2 (2.30%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.20%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) PHP
3 4 (4.60%) C
3 4 (4.60%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.45%) Java
4 3 (3.45%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (24.14%) HND
2 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (16.09%) MCSE
4 12 (13.79%) Degree
5 11 (12.64%) MCSA
5 11 (12.64%) MCP
5 11 (12.64%) MCTS
5 11 (12.64%) MCITP
6 6 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.90%) CCNA
7 4 (4.60%) CCNP
7 4 (4.60%) CEH
7 4 (4.60%) GPEN
7 4 (4.60%) OSCP
8 3 (3.45%) CISMP
8 3 (3.45%) CISSP
8 3 (3.45%) GIAC
9 1 (1.15%) GCIH
9 1 (1.15%) CCDA
9 1 (1.15%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.94%) SLA
2 7 (8.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (40.23%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.64%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.45%) XenApp
4 3 (3.45%) vSphere
4 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.30%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.30%) Firmware
6 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.15%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) Backup Exec
2 7 (8.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.30%) ARCserve
3 2 (2.30%) SCCM
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.30%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.15%) SCOM
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 30 (34.48%) Cisco
2 30 (34.48%) VMware
3 10 (11.49%) Symantec
4 7 (8.05%) Citrix
5 6 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.60%) NetApp
7 4 (4.60%) Juniper
7 4 (4.60%) Blue Coat
7 4 (4.60%) Google
7 4 (4.60%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.60%) F5
8 2 (2.30%) Tufin
8 2 (2.30%) Iron Mountain
8 2 (2.30%) IBM
8 2 (2.30%) HP
8 2 (2.30%) Dell
8 2 (2.30%) Nokia
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle
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