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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 48 24 43
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.16% 7.20% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.52% 25.76% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 5
Average salary £22,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
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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
58 66 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 13.94% 27.97% 8.23%
Number of salaries quoted 56 56 23
Average salary £27,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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

VPN
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (95.00%) DNS
2 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) MS Office
3 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (70.00%) MCP
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (65.00%) Hyper-V
6 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (50.00%) SonicWALL
7 10 (50.00%) Sophos
7 10 (50.00%) SQL
7 10 (50.00%) Windows XP
7 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 10 (50.00%) Apple
7 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (50.00%) HP
7 10 (50.00%) DHCP
7 10 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (45.00%) Lotus
8 9 (45.00%) IBM Notes
9 8 (40.00%) Firewall
10 6 (30.00%) SMTP
10 6 (30.00%) HTTP
11 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (25.00%) Linux
11 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
12 4 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (20.00%) Software Licensing

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Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 10 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (45.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (75.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) DNS
2 10 (50.00%) DHCP
3 8 (40.00%) Firewall
4 6 (30.00%) HTTP
4 6 (30.00%) SMTP
5 4 (20.00%) VoIP
5 4 (20.00%) HTTPS
5 4 (20.00%) SSL
5 4 (20.00%) Internet
5 4 (20.00%) DSL
5 4 (20.00%) Wireless
5 4 (20.00%) IMAP
5 4 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.00%) SAN
7 2 (10.00%) SSH
8 1 (5.00%) WAN
8 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Desktop Support
2 9 (45.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Assistant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Assistant
5 1 (5.00%) Support Assistant
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (15.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (20.00%) Software Licensing
2 2 (10.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) MCP
2 4 (20.00%) CCNA
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (65.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) KVM
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) HP
2 10 (50.00%) Apple
2 10 (50.00%) Sophos
2 10 (50.00%) SonicWALL
3 9 (45.00%) Lotus
4 2 (10.00%) VMware