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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 40 33 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 14 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 4.02% 5.57% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 32.00% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 2
Average salary £17,500 £35,000 £15,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +133.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Communications & Networking Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
63 50 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 18.10% 17.42% 17.53%
Number of salaries quoted 34 36 45
Average salary £22,500 £43,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.67% +50.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £40,000 £77,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

VPN Salary Trend in Ipswich

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Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Ipswich

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 29 (82.86%) SQL
3 28 (80.00%) DNS
4 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
5 17 (48.57%) Firewall
6 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
6 16 (45.71%) Linux
7 15 (42.86%) SAN
7 15 (42.86%) Hyper-V
8 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (40.00%) JSON
8 14 (40.00%) UNIX
8 14 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 14 (40.00%) XML
8 14 (40.00%) HP
8 14 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 14 (40.00%) DHCP
9 13 (37.14%) Windows XP
9 13 (37.14%) MS Office
9 13 (37.14%) Web Services
9 13 (37.14%) MCP
9 13 (37.14%) Apple
9 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (37.14%) Sophos
9 13 (37.14%) SonicWALL
9 13 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (37.14%) PowerShell
10 10 (28.57%) Puppet
10 10 (28.57%) NoSQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 14 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) IBM Notes
4 3 (8.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Office
2 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.71%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (80.00%) DNS
2 17 (48.57%) Firewall
3 15 (42.86%) SAN
4 14 (40.00%) DHCP
4 14 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (22.86%) WAN
6 6 (17.14%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (14.29%) Network Security
7 5 (14.29%) LAN
8 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.71%) Wireless
9 2 (5.71%) IPsec
9 2 (5.71%) VLAN
9 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
9 2 (5.71%) VoIP
9 2 (5.71%) MPLS
9 2 (5.71%) OSPF
9 2 (5.71%) BGP
9 2 (5.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) MS Access
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Support Assistant
1 9 (25.71%) IT Support Assistant
1 9 (25.71%) IT Assistant
1 9 (25.71%) IT Support
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) XML
1 14 (40.00%) JSON
2 13 (37.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Replication
1 9 (25.71%) iPad
2 3 (8.57%) Open Source
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Linux
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (40.00%) UNIX
4 13 (37.14%) Windows XP
4 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Android
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Service Management
2 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.43%) Information Security
3 4 (11.43%) TOGAF
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.57%) DevOps
5 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.71%) Change Control
5 2 (5.71%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.86%) E-business
6 1 (2.86%) ITSM
6 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.86%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 29 (82.86%) SQL
2 13 (37.14%) PowerShell
3 8 (22.86%) Shell Script
4 5 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) MCP
2 5 (14.29%) CCNP
2 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (14.29%) Sun Certification
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
5 2 (5.71%) CCIE
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) vCloud
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Puppet
1 10 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) HP
3 13 (37.14%) Apple
3 13 (37.14%) Sophos
3 13 (37.14%) SonicWALL
4 6 (17.14%) Juniper
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco
6 4 (11.43%) Lotus
6 4 (11.43%) VMware
7 2 (5.71%) Sourcefire
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix
7 2 (5.71%) NetApp
7 2 (5.71%) McAfee
8 1 (2.86%) Siemens
8 1 (2.86%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.86%) NETGEAR
8 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds