The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 92 71 83
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 20 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.73% 1.89% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.52% 8.23% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 20
Average salary £25,000 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £35,000 £26,875
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £40,000 £35,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,831 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +1.35%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
199 243 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 16.11% 22.92% 17.48%
Number of salaries quoted 173 196 180
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £31,700 £25,129
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
VPN
East of England

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 14 July 2014.

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 14 July 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
Colchester -11 2 £20,500 -48.75%
Basildon +10 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £35,000 -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 37 (78.72%) Firewall
2 28 (59.57%) Microsoft
3 26 (55.32%) Windows
4 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
5 20 (42.55%) MS Excel
5 20 (42.55%) Cisco
5 20 (42.55%) DNS
6 16 (34.04%) Citrix
7 15 (31.91%) VMware
8 14 (29.79%) Information Security
8 14 (29.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (29.79%) Blackberry
8 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (27.66%) Windows XP
9 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
9 13 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (25.53%) DHCP
10 12 (25.53%) Windows 8
10 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (23.40%) Symantec
11 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (23.40%) Backup Exec
11 11 (23.40%) Finance
12 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
13 9 (19.15%) SSL
13 9 (19.15%) Management Information System
13 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.64%) WebSphere
3 5 (10.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (42.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) SaaS
1 5 (10.64%) PaaS
1 5 (10.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (78.72%) Firewall
2 20 (42.55%) DNS
3 13 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (25.53%) DHCP
5 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
6 9 (19.15%) SSL
7 8 (17.02%) Network Security
8 6 (12.77%) LDAP
9 4 (8.51%) MPLS
9 4 (8.51%) OSPF
9 4 (8.51%) BGP
10 3 (6.38%) Wireless
11 2 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (4.26%) VoIP
11 2 (4.26%) SAN
11 2 (4.26%) WAN
12 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (2.13%) Intranet
12 1 (2.13%) WLAN
12 1 (2.13%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) Security Analyst
3 13 (27.66%) Network Engineer
4 10 (21.28%) Architect
5 8 (17.02%) Network Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) Network Security Analyst
6 7 (14.89%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (12.77%) Security Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) IT Security Engineer
7 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (10.64%) Security Specialist
8 5 (10.64%) IT Security Specialist
9 3 (6.38%) Network Architect
9 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support
10 2 (4.26%) Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.26%) JSON
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Blackberry
2 9 (19.15%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.26%) Handset
4 2 (4.26%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.66%) Windows XP
4 12 (25.53%) Windows 8
4 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.26%) UNIX
6 2 (4.26%) Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Information Security
2 7 (14.89%) SIEM
2 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
3 6 (12.77%) Identity Management
3 6 (12.77%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (12.77%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (12.77%) Incident Management
3 6 (12.77%) TOGAF
3 6 (12.77%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (10.64%) Document Management
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.51%) Change Management
6 3 (6.38%) ITIL
7 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.13%) Project Management
8 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) CCIE
4 3 (6.38%) MCSE
5 2 (4.26%) MCDST
5 2 (4.26%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) CCA
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.13%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.77%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.51%) UAG
4 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.26%) KVM
5 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Backup Exec
2 7 (14.89%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.26%) Puppet
3 2 (4.26%) SCCM
3 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (59.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (42.55%) Cisco
3 16 (34.04%) Citrix
4 15 (31.91%) VMware
5 11 (23.40%) Symantec
6 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint
7 8 (17.02%) TippingPoint
7 8 (17.02%) F5
7 8 (17.02%) McAfee
7 8 (17.02%) Juniper
7 8 (17.02%) HP
8 5 (10.64%) IBM
8 5 (10.64%) JBoss
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle
9 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.13%) LANDesk