The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 72 81 67
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 24 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.97% 1.69% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.88% 12.57% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 16
Average salary £44,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.87% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £23,550 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,040 £57,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £34,000 £36,375
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -6.52%
VPN
East of 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 Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
202 191 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 16.57% 13.48% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 123 169 182
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

VPN
Salary Trend in Essex

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

VPN Salary Trend in Essex

VPN
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Essex

VPN
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Basildon - 4 - -
Chelmsford 0 1 £23,500 -30.88%
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 (80.70%) Firewall
2 39 (68.42%) Windows
3 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
4 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
5 23 (40.35%) DNS
6 22 (38.60%) Cisco
6 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (35.09%) Windows 8
8 20 (35.09%) MS Exchange
8 20 (35.09%) DHCP
9 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (31.58%) Blackberry
10 18 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
11 16 (28.07%) VMware
11 16 (28.07%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (28.07%) Windows XP
11 16 (28.07%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (28.07%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (26.32%) LAN
12 15 (26.32%) ITIL
12 15 (26.32%) CheckPoint
13 14 (24.56%) SSL
14 13 (22.81%) Project Management
14 13 (22.81%) Juniper
14 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (21.05%) CCNA
15 12 (21.05%) WAN
16 11 (19.30%) Symantec

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 20 (35.09%) MS Exchange
2 16 (28.07%) Exchange Server 2003
2 16 (28.07%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (28.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Office 365
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.51%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (80.70%) Firewall
2 23 (40.35%) DNS
3 20 (35.09%) DHCP
4 15 (26.32%) LAN
5 14 (24.56%) SSL
6 12 (21.05%) WAN
7 9 (15.79%) Internet
7 9 (15.79%) Wireless
7 9 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (7.02%) IPsec
9 4 (7.02%) NetScreen
9 4 (7.02%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (5.26%) FirePass
10 3 (5.26%) Network Security
10 3 (5.26%) OSPF
10 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
11 2 (3.51%) SMTP
11 2 (3.51%) Broadband
11 2 (3.51%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Local Government
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
3 8 (14.04%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) IT Support
6 4 (7.02%) IT Consultant
6 4 (7.02%) Support Assistant
6 4 (7.02%) IT Support Assistant
6 4 (7.02%) IT Assistant
7 3 (5.26%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.51%) Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.02%) Replication
2 4 (7.02%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.75%) Wiki
4 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (68.42%) Windows
2 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (35.09%) Windows 8
5 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (28.07%) Windows XP
7 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
8 4 (7.02%) Linux
9 2 (3.51%) Android
9 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) ITIL
2 13 (22.81%) Project Management
3 8 (14.04%) Logistics
4 6 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.02%) Line Management
6 3 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.26%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.51%) Network Design
7 2 (3.51%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.51%) Change Management
7 2 (3.51%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.51%) Information Security
7 2 (3.51%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.51%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 2 (3.51%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.05%) CCNA
3 10 (17.54%) CCNP
4 8 (14.04%) Degree
5 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.02%) CCDP
6 4 (7.02%) MCP
6 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (7.02%) CCSA
7 2 (3.51%) MCSE
8 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.51%) COBIT
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.51%) Sendmail
4 2 (3.51%) UAG
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.51%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (3.51%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 22 (38.60%) Cisco
3 16 (28.07%) VMware
4 15 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 13 (22.81%) Juniper
6 11 (19.30%) Symantec
7 9 (15.79%) F5
8 8 (14.04%) Avaya
9 6 (10.53%) HP
10 5 (8.77%) SonicWALL
11 4 (7.02%) Nortel
11 4 (7.02%) Sage
11 4 (7.02%) Blue Coat
11 4 (7.02%) SolarWinds
11 4 (7.02%) Infoblox
11 4 (7.02%) Barracuda Networks
12 3 (5.26%) Apple
13 2 (3.51%) Websense
13 2 (3.51%) NetApp
13 2 (3.51%) Google