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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 66 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 34 41 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.71% 3.89% 4.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.59% 23.03% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 28 34 36
Average salary £37,250 £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.42% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £20,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
270 178 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.50% 16.87% 19.50%
Number of salaries quoted 205 137 155
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Chelmsford -3 4 £41,000 -18.00%
Thurrock - 3 £18,000 -
Basildon +3 2 £29,500 -38.54%
Colchester - 2 £36,750 -
Brentwood -16 1 £50,000 +85.18%
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 56 (74.67%) Firewall
2 47 (62.67%) Windows
3 39 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 34 (45.33%) Active Directory
5 33 (44.00%) Cisco
6 28 (37.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (36.00%) Windows 8
8 26 (34.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (34.67%) DNS
8 26 (34.67%) MS Exchange
9 25 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 25 (33.33%) Blackberry
10 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (30.67%) Symantec
11 23 (30.67%) DHCP
12 22 (29.33%) Windows XP
12 22 (29.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (29.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (28.00%) SSL
14 20 (26.67%) CCNP
14 20 (26.67%) Juniper
15 19 (25.33%) ITIL
16 18 (24.00%) Backup Exec
16 18 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2007
17 17 (22.67%) LAN
17 17 (22.67%) WAN
18 15 (20.00%) Project Management
19 14 (18.67%) CheckPoint
19 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Certification

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 26 (34.67%) MS Exchange
2 22 (29.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 22 (29.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (74.67%) Firewall
2 26 (34.67%) DNS
3 23 (30.67%) DHCP
4 21 (28.00%) SSL
5 17 (22.67%) WAN
5 17 (22.67%) LAN
6 13 (17.33%) Wireless
6 13 (17.33%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (17.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (13.33%) Internet
8 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (9.33%) IPsec
9 6 (8.00%) VLAN
9 6 (8.00%) Network Security
9 6 (8.00%) Broadband
10 5 (6.67%) MPLS
10 5 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (5.33%) FirePass
11 4 (5.33%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (5.33%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (5.33%) Advertising
2 3 (4.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Legal
2 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (44.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) IT Support
4 6 (8.00%) Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) IT Support Assistant
6 4 (5.33%) IT Assistant
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.33%) Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.33%) Clustering
3 2 (2.67%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) Wiki
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (62.67%) Windows
2 28 (37.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (36.00%) Windows 8
4 26 (34.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (29.33%) Windows XP
7 12 (16.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (10.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) ITIL
2 15 (20.00%) Project Management
3 8 (10.67%) Migration
4 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.00%) Logistics
5 5 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.33%) Change Management
6 4 (5.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.33%) Line Management
7 3 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.00%) Network Design
7 3 (4.00%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.67%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.67%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.67%) Security Testing
8 2 (2.67%) Product Management
8 2 (2.67%) Service Management
8 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.00%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (26.67%) CCNP
3 14 (18.67%) CCNA
3 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.00%) MCP
5 6 (8.00%) MCSE
5 6 (8.00%) CCDP
6 5 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (5.33%) Degree
8 3 (4.00%) CCDA
8 3 (4.00%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.67%) MCSA
9 2 (2.67%) CCIE
9 2 (2.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (45.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.67%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.67%) UAG
6 1 (1.33%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (24.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.67%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (2.67%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (2.67%) SCOM
3 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (44.00%) Cisco
3 23 (30.67%) Symantec
4 20 (26.67%) Juniper
5 14 (18.67%) VMware
5 14 (18.67%) CheckPoint
6 12 (16.00%) HP
7 9 (12.00%) F5
8 5 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
8 5 (6.67%) SonicWALL
8 5 (6.67%) Sage
9 4 (5.33%) NETGEAR
9 4 (5.33%) Dell
9 4 (5.33%) Citrix
9 4 (5.33%) Avaya
10 2 (2.67%) NetApp
10 2 (2.67%) Novell
10 2 (2.67%) EMC
10 2 (2.67%) Google
10 2 (2.67%) Websense