The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 92 114 93
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 50 19 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.15% 0.94% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.27% 3.86% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 33 12 63
Average salary £42,500 £36,250 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.24% -4.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £42,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
487 492 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.96% 24.31% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 384 327 489
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

VPN
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VPN Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

VPN
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

VPN
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Watford +11 22 £45,000 +24.13% 1
Hemel Hempstead -5 9 £40,000 +3.22%
Letchworth - 6 £40,250 - 2
Stevenage +4 5 £37,500 +20.96% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £40,000 -
St Albans - 1 £60,000 -
Hitchin - 1 £32,500 -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 66 (73.33%) Firewall
2 64 (71.11%) Cisco
3 47 (52.22%) WAN
4 45 (50.00%) LAN
5 42 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (40.00%) CCNP
7 32 (35.56%) Windows
7 32 (35.56%) MPLS
8 27 (30.00%) CheckPoint
9 26 (28.89%) TCP/IP
9 26 (28.89%) Network Security
10 23 (25.56%) VMware
10 23 (25.56%) DNS
10 23 (25.56%) Microsoft
10 23 (25.56%) MS Exchange
10 23 (25.56%) Juniper
11 22 (24.44%) HP
11 22 (24.44%) VoIP
12 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
12 21 (23.33%) Linux
12 21 (23.33%) OSPF
12 21 (23.33%) BGP
12 21 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (23.33%) VLAN
13 20 (22.22%) ITIL
13 20 (22.22%) DHCP
14 18 (20.00%) SSL
15 17 (18.89%) IPsec
15 17 (18.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (18.89%) SolarWinds

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 23 (25.56%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.44%) Lync
3 9 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.33%) SAS
6 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.22%) IIS
7 2 (2.22%) Apache
8 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.11%) Jetty
Applications
1 15 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) PaaS
2 4 (4.44%) Office 365
2 4 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (4.44%) Google App Engine
2 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.33%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 66 (73.33%) Firewall
2 47 (52.22%) WAN
3 45 (50.00%) LAN
4 32 (35.56%) MPLS
5 26 (28.89%) TCP/IP
5 26 (28.89%) Network Security
6 23 (25.56%) DNS
7 22 (24.44%) VoIP
8 21 (23.33%) OSPF
8 21 (23.33%) BGP
8 21 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
8 21 (23.33%) VLAN
9 20 (22.22%) DHCP
10 18 (20.00%) SSL
11 17 (18.89%) IPsec
12 16 (17.78%) EIGRP
13 15 (16.67%) IP Telephony
14 14 (15.56%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (13.33%) Multicast
16 11 (12.22%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.11%) Maven
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (17.78%) Finance
1 16 (17.78%) Retail
2 9 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.78%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.56%) Games
5 4 (4.44%) Billing
6 2 (2.22%) Law
7 1 (1.11%) Back Office
7 1 (1.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.11%) Consultant
4 8 (8.89%) Technical Consultant
4 8 (8.89%) Project Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.78%) Technical Support
5 7 (7.78%) Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.67%) Server Support
6 6 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 5 (5.56%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Web Services
2 3 (3.33%) LAMP
3 1 (1.11%) JSON
3 1 (1.11%) Qt
3 1 (1.11%) WAP
3 1 (1.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Handset
2 6 (6.67%) SecurID
2 6 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.56%) Statistics
4 3 (3.33%) Open Source
5 2 (2.22%) Online Games
6 1 (1.11%) iPhone
6 1 (1.11%) PKI
6 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.11%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Firmware
6 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (35.56%) Windows
2 21 (23.33%) Linux
3 17 (18.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.22%) UNIX
6 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.33%) Solaris
10 2 (2.22%) Android
10 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.11%) CentOS
11 1 (1.11%) OpenBSD
11 1 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.22%) ITIL
2 14 (15.56%) E-Commerce
3 13 (14.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (14.44%) Network Design
4 11 (12.22%) Network Management
5 10 (11.11%) Time Management
6 7 (7.78%) Change Management
6 7 (7.78%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (7.78%) Data Security
7 6 (6.67%) Project Management
7 6 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.56%) Business Continuity Planning
8 5 (5.56%) BCP
8 5 (5.56%) Migration
8 5 (5.56%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.44%) ITSM
9 4 (4.44%) Change Control
9 4 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.67%) C
2 3 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.11%) Perl
3 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (40.00%) CCNP
3 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (14.44%) MCITP
4 12 (13.33%) Degree
5 9 (10.00%) CCIE
6 7 (7.78%) CCNA
7 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.67%) MCP
7 6 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (5.56%) RHCE
9 4 (4.44%) A+ Certification
9 4 (4.44%) MCSE
9 4 (4.44%) NCDA
10 3 (3.33%) NCIE
10 3 (3.33%) VCAP
11 2 (2.22%) VCP5
11 2 (2.22%) VCP4
11 2 (2.22%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.89%) XenApp
3 8 (8.89%) XenDesktop
4 7 (7.78%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.67%) Terminal Services
6 5 (5.56%) XenServer
7 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.44%) vSphere
8 3 (3.33%) ISA Server
8 3 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 8 (8.89%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (7.78%) SCCM
4 6 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (4.44%) SCOM
6 3 (3.33%) OpenView
7 2 (2.22%) Cacti
7 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.11%) Nagios
8 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.11%) Puppet
8 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.11%) Ansible
8 1 (1.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 64 (71.11%) Cisco
2 27 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 23 (25.56%) Juniper
3 23 (25.56%) Microsoft
3 23 (25.56%) VMware
4 22 (24.44%) HP
5 17 (18.89%) SolarWinds
6 15 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 14 (15.56%) Aruba
8 13 (14.44%) F5
9 12 (13.33%) Mitel
10 11 (12.22%) Blue Coat
10 11 (12.22%) Dell
11 10 (11.11%) Meru Networks
12 7 (7.78%) Citrix
13 6 (6.67%) Fujitsu
14 5 (5.56%) IBM
15 4 (4.44%) NetApp
15 4 (4.44%) Google
15 4 (4.44%) Riverbed
Hertfordshire
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance (£6.5K) + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £25k - 28k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package, extensive package.
Posted: 6 days ago
Stevenage
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance (6.5K) + Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago