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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 27 48 53
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 21 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.53% 1.81% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 8.33% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 12
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £25,600 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £68,000 £34,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
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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
70 72 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 25.09% 21.75% 16.71%
Number of salaries quoted 50 62 60
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Ipswich

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 38 (88.37%) Windows
2 32 (74.42%) Firewall
3 31 (72.09%) TCP/IP
4 25 (58.14%) DNS
5 23 (53.49%) SQL
5 23 (53.49%) Linux
6 22 (51.16%) SAN
7 21 (48.84%) UNIX
8 20 (46.51%) Web Services
9 19 (44.19%) PowerShell
10 18 (41.86%) WAN
10 18 (41.86%) XML
10 18 (41.86%) JSON
11 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
12 15 (34.88%) LAN
12 15 (34.88%) Network Security
13 14 (32.56%) Puppet
13 14 (32.56%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (32.56%) NoSQL
14 13 (30.23%) Shell Script
15 12 (27.91%) SSL
15 12 (27.91%) Sourcefire
15 12 (27.91%) Wireless
15 12 (27.91%) IPsec
15 12 (27.91%) Replication
16 11 (25.58%) Reverse Proxy
16 11 (25.58%) ITIL
17 10 (23.26%) CheckPoint
17 10 (23.26%) SSH
17 10 (23.26%) PKI

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Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.30%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.30%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (74.42%) Firewall
2 31 (72.09%) TCP/IP
3 25 (58.14%) DNS
4 22 (51.16%) SAN
5 18 (41.86%) WAN
6 15 (34.88%) LAN
6 15 (34.88%) Network Security
7 12 (27.91%) SSL
7 12 (27.91%) Wireless
7 12 (27.91%) IPsec
8 11 (25.58%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (23.26%) SSH
10 6 (13.95%) DHCP
11 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
12 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (4.65%) MPLS
12 2 (4.65%) OSPF
12 2 (4.65%) BGP
12 2 (4.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) MS Access
General
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Security Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.30%) IT Support
6 3 (6.98%) IT Support Assistant
6 3 (6.98%) IT Assistant
6 3 (6.98%) Support Assistant
7 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Designer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Designer
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Support Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Services Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Service Support Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) Web Services
2 18 (41.86%) XML
2 18 (41.86%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Replication
2 10 (23.26%) PKI
3 3 (6.98%) Open Source
3 3 (6.98%) iPad
3 3 (6.98%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (88.37%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Linux
3 21 (48.84%) UNIX
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Android
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Service Management
3 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
3 7 (16.28%) Information Security
3 7 (16.28%) TOGAF
4 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.30%) ERP
5 4 (9.30%) DevOps
6 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.65%) Change Control
7 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.65%) Release Management
7 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.33%) SOA
8 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.33%) E-business
8 1 (2.33%) ITSM
8 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) SQL
2 19 (44.19%) PowerShell
3 13 (30.23%) Shell Script
4 8 (18.60%) Java
5 6 (13.95%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) CCSA
1 10 (23.26%) CCSE
2 8 (18.60%) CCNP
2 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (18.60%) Sun Certification
3 6 (13.95%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (11.63%) CCNA
5 3 (6.98%) MCP
5 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) MCSE
6 2 (4.65%) CCIE
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.98%) vCloud
3 3 (6.98%) KVM
4 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) Puppet
1 14 (32.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) Sourcefire
3 10 (23.26%) CheckPoint
4 8 (18.60%) Cisco
5 6 (13.95%) Juniper
6 4 (9.30%) HP
6 4 (9.30%) VMware
7 3 (6.98%) Apple
7 3 (6.98%) Sophos
7 3 (6.98%) SonicWALL
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix
8 2 (4.65%) NetApp
8 2 (4.65%) McAfee
9 1 (2.33%) Siemens
9 1 (2.33%) Dell
9 1 (2.33%) NETGEAR
9 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.33%) F5
9 1 (2.33%) WatchGuard