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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 115 133 102
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -31
Permanent jobs citing VPN 65 52 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.93% 1.42% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.32% 7.05% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 58 43 37
Average salary £41,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £25,200 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £60,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
VPN
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
574 738 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 17.00% 20.21% 18.53%
Number of salaries quoted 484 576 365
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VPN
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

VPN Salary Trend in Leeds

VPN
Salary Histogram in Leeds

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

VPN Salary Histogram in Leeds

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 86 (62.32%) Windows
2 80 (57.97%) Cisco
3 77 (55.80%) Microsoft
4 75 (54.35%) Active Directory
5 73 (52.90%) VMware
6 68 (49.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 60 (43.48%) SAN
7 60 (43.48%) MS Exchange
7 60 (43.48%) WAN
8 57 (41.30%) DNS
8 57 (41.30%) MS Excel
8 57 (41.30%) Firewall
9 52 (37.68%) ITIL
10 51 (36.96%) LAN
11 49 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
11 49 (35.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 48 (34.78%) Linux
13 40 (28.99%) HP
14 39 (28.26%) Data Centre
15 38 (27.54%) MPLS
16 35 (25.36%) DHCP
17 34 (24.64%) VoIP
17 34 (24.64%) NetApp
18 33 (23.91%) TCP/IP
18 33 (23.91%) Network Security
19 32 (23.19%) BGP
20 31 (22.46%) NAS
21 30 (21.74%) CheckPoint
21 30 (21.74%) SQL Server
22 28 (20.29%) Telecoms

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 60 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 49 (35.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.62%) IIS
6 2 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 57 (41.30%) MS Excel
2 24 (17.39%) MS Office
3 20 (14.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
1 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 60 (43.48%) WAN
1 60 (43.48%) SAN
2 57 (41.30%) DNS
2 57 (41.30%) Firewall
3 51 (36.96%) LAN
4 38 (27.54%) MPLS
5 35 (25.36%) DHCP
6 34 (24.64%) VoIP
7 33 (23.91%) TCP/IP
7 33 (23.91%) Network Security
8 32 (23.19%) BGP
9 31 (22.46%) NAS
10 24 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (13.77%) OSPF
12 18 (13.04%) IPv4
12 18 (13.04%) IPv6
12 18 (13.04%) IPsec
13 14 (10.14%) SSL
14 10 (7.25%) VRRP
14 10 (7.25%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 26 (18.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (7.25%) MySQL
5 9 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (6.52%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.52%) Riak
6 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (20.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.62%) Finance
3 3 (2.17%) Legal
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (27.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (24.64%) Network Engineer
3 30 (21.74%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (15.22%) Technical Engineer
5 13 (9.42%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (9.42%) Architect
5 13 (9.42%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 8 (5.80%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.80%) Consultant
7 7 (5.07%) Network Consultant
8 6 (4.35%) Technical Support
8 6 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.35%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Senior Implementation Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Technical Manager
10 4 (2.90%) Server Support
10 4 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (28.26%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.25%) Clustering
3 9 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (5.80%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (3.62%) E-Learning
7 3 (2.17%) CESG
7 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.72%) Tandem
8 1 (0.72%) Statistics
8 1 (0.72%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.72%) IVR
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 86 (62.32%) Windows
2 48 (34.78%) Linux
3 27 (19.57%) UNIX
3 27 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.62%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.17%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.45%) Solaris
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.68%) ITIL
2 21 (15.22%) Change Control
3 20 (14.49%) Load Balancing
4 19 (13.77%) Technical Architecture
5 16 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (10.87%) Service Delivery
7 14 (10.14%) BCP
8 13 (9.42%) Business Continuity
9 10 (7.25%) Network Design
10 9 (6.52%) TOGAF
10 9 (6.52%) Project Management
10 9 (6.52%) Business Continuity Planning
11 8 (5.80%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.07%) Coaching
12 7 (5.07%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (4.35%) Change Management
13 6 (4.35%) Validation
14 5 (3.62%) Risk Assessment
14 5 (3.62%) Risk Management
14 5 (3.62%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.45%) SQL
3 1 (0.72%) Python
3 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (19.57%) CCNA
3 21 (15.22%) CCNP
4 16 (11.59%) CCIE
5 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (7.25%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (7.25%) CCSE
7 9 (6.52%) CCSA
7 9 (6.52%) ISEB
8 7 (5.07%) CCDA
8 7 (5.07%) CCDP
8 7 (5.07%) MCP
9 6 (4.35%) MCTS
10 5 (3.62%) CCIP
11 4 (2.90%) CISSP
11 4 (2.90%) CISA
11 4 (2.90%) Degree
12 3 (2.17%) CISM
13 2 (1.45%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.77%) SLA
2 17 (12.32%) PCI DSS
3 11 (7.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 75 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 68 (49.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.67%) XenApp
4 11 (7.97%) VMware ESX
5 9 (6.52%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (5.07%) vSphere
6 7 (5.07%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.90%) XenServer
8 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.72%) Firmware
9 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.72%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
1 6 (4.35%) FortiGate
1 6 (4.35%) Opsview
2 3 (2.17%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (2.17%) Nessus
2 3 (2.17%) Nmap
3 2 (1.45%) DameWare
4 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.72%) Foglight
4 1 (0.72%) WSUS
4 1 (0.72%) SCCM
4 1 (0.72%) SCOM
4 1 (0.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 80 (57.97%) Cisco
2 77 (55.80%) Microsoft
3 73 (52.90%) VMware
4 40 (28.99%) HP
5 34 (24.64%) NetApp
6 30 (21.74%) CheckPoint
7 27 (19.57%) Citrix
8 21 (15.22%) Dell Compellent
9 15 (10.87%) CommVault
10 14 (10.14%) F5
10 14 (10.14%) Brocade
11 13 (9.42%) Civica
11 13 (9.42%) Juniper
12 11 (7.97%) Oracle
13 9 (6.52%) IBM
13 9 (6.52%) EMC
13 9 (6.52%) Red Hat
13 9 (6.52%) Infoblox
14 6 (4.35%) Kaspersky
14 6 (4.35%) SolarWinds
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