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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 29 41
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 6 23 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.30% 7.21% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 36.51% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 4
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £17,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £50,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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Suffolk

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
56 63 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 12.17% 19.75% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 52 42 46
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £17,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £77,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPN
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

VPN
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Ipswich

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) DHCP
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (50.00%) SonicWALL
4 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) MS Office
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Apple
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) Sophos
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (25.00%) vSphere
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) F5

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Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) IaaS
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) PaaS
3 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DHCP
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (25.00%) IPv6
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) IPsec
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Tcl
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Docker
4 1 (12.50%) KVM
4 1 (12.50%) vCloud
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Apple
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) SonicWALL
1 4 (50.00%) Sophos
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Lotus
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) IBM