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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 110 90 102
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 74 69 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 2.00% 2.59% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.71% 14.50% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 61 58 50
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,400 £25,425
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £40,200
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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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
850 476 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 23.03% 17.87% 17.87%
Number of salaries quoted 614 343 374
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Leeds

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 65 (54.17%) Firewall
2 61 (50.83%) Cisco
3 54 (45.00%) Load Balancing
4 49 (40.83%) TCP/IP
5 48 (40.00%) DNS
5 48 (40.00%) Windows
5 48 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (39.17%) DHCP
7 46 (38.33%) MS Exchange
8 45 (37.50%) MPLS
9 42 (35.00%) Microsoft
10 41 (34.17%) CCNA
11 38 (31.67%) WAN
12 36 (30.00%) LAN
12 36 (30.00%) CCNP
12 36 (30.00%) CheckPoint
13 34 (28.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 31 (25.83%) Blackberry
15 30 (25.00%) Active Directory
15 30 (25.00%) Linux
16 28 (23.33%) SLA
17 27 (22.50%) ITIL
18 26 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (21.67%) VMware
19 25 (20.83%) Lync
20 24 (20.00%) Unified Communications
20 24 (20.00%) Network Security
21 23 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
22 22 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
23 20 (16.67%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 46 (38.33%) MS Exchange
2 34 (28.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (20.83%) Lync
4 15 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
6 9 (7.50%) SharePoint
7 5 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.33%) Apache
9 3 (2.50%) Tomcat
9 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.67%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.67%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (14.17%) MS Office
1 17 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Office 365
2 4 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.50%) Google Apps
3 3 (2.50%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 65 (54.17%) Firewall
2 49 (40.83%) TCP/IP
3 48 (40.00%) DNS
4 47 (39.17%) DHCP
5 45 (37.50%) MPLS
6 38 (31.67%) WAN
7 36 (30.00%) LAN
8 26 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (20.00%) Network Security
9 24 (20.00%) Unified Communications
10 18 (15.00%) VLAN
11 17 (14.17%) SSH
12 16 (13.33%) OSPF
12 16 (13.33%) BGP
13 13 (10.83%) Internet
14 12 (10.00%) SAN
14 12 (10.00%) PBX
15 10 (8.33%) SSL
15 10 (8.33%) H.323
15 10 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 11 (9.17%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.33%) Finance
3 7 (5.83%) Law
4 4 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.83%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (9.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (8.33%) Analyst
6 9 (7.50%) Architect
7 8 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (5.83%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Network Architect
8 7 (5.83%) IT Security Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.83%) Team Leader
8 7 (5.83%) Messaging Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Network Support
10 5 (4.17%) Communications Manager
10 5 (4.17%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) Systems Manager
11 4 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) LAMP
2 3 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) COM
3 1 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (25.83%) Blackberry
2 19 (15.83%) PKI
3 11 (9.17%) IVR
3 11 (9.17%) CMDB
4 9 (7.50%) Clustering
5 8 (6.67%) SecurID
5 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.83%) Open Source
7 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.83%) Handset
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.83%) Statistics
7 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 48 (40.00%) Windows
2 30 (25.00%) Linux
3 22 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 11 (9.17%) UNIX
6 10 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 10 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.67%) CentOS
10 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.83%) Debian
10 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.00%) Load Balancing
2 27 (22.50%) ITIL
3 20 (16.67%) Change Management
4 13 (10.83%) Service Delivery
5 12 (10.00%) Project Management
6 11 (9.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (7.50%) DevOps
8 8 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (6.67%) Network Design
8 8 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.67%) Network Architecture
9 7 (5.83%) Change Control
9 7 (5.83%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (3.33%) Business Continuity
11 4 (3.33%) Information Security
11 4 (3.33%) ITIL V3
11 4 (3.33%) Supplier Management
11 4 (3.33%) Configuration Management
12 3 (2.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.17%) C
3 4 (3.33%) Perl
4 3 (2.50%) Python
4 3 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.50%) Ruby
4 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.67%) SQL
6 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.83%) VB
6 1 (0.83%) VBA
6 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 48 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (34.17%) CCNA
3 36 (30.00%) CCNP
4 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (11.67%) MCSE
5 14 (11.67%) CCSE
6 11 (9.17%) Check Point Certification
6 11 (9.17%) MCITP
7 7 (5.83%) MCTS
8 5 (4.17%) CCIE
9 4 (3.33%) MCSA
9 4 (3.33%) CCIP
9 4 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.50%) CCSA
11 2 (1.67%) Degree
11 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.83%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (23.33%) SLA
2 3 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.83%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.17%) UAG
5 9 (7.50%) XenApp
6 5 (4.17%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.33%) XenServer
7 4 (3.33%) vSphere
8 2 (1.67%) Xen
9 1 (0.83%) Postfix
9 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.83%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) WSUS
2 4 (3.33%) Nagios
2 4 (3.33%) Puppet
3 3 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.50%) Opsview
3 3 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.67%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.67%) SCOM
4 2 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.83%) SCCM
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.83%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (50.83%) Cisco
2 42 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 36 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 26 (21.67%) VMware
5 17 (14.17%) Citrix
6 11 (9.17%) SolarWinds
7 10 (8.33%) Polycom
7 10 (8.33%) Mitel
7 10 (8.33%) Siemens
8 8 (6.67%) NetApp
9 7 (5.83%) IronPort
9 7 (5.83%) CommVault
9 7 (5.83%) Juniper
9 7 (5.83%) ScanSafe
10 6 (5.00%) F5
10 6 (5.00%) HP
10 6 (5.00%) Symantec
10 6 (5.00%) Capita
11 5 (4.17%) Apple
12 4 (3.33%) AppSense