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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 130 111 96
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 50 63 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.37% 1.86% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.86% 10.40% 11.62%
Number of salaries quoted 49 57 52
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,800 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
636 606 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 17.40% 17.85% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 504 425 371
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,473 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,300 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 February 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Leeds

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 52 (53.61%) Firewall
2 50 (51.55%) Windows
3 49 (50.52%) Microsoft
3 49 (50.52%) VMware
4 47 (48.45%) Linux
5 45 (46.39%) Active Directory
5 45 (46.39%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (45.36%) MS Exchange
7 43 (44.33%) SAN
8 42 (43.30%) LAN
8 42 (43.30%) WAN
8 42 (43.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 41 (42.27%) Cisco
10 40 (41.24%) ITIL
11 38 (39.18%) SQL Server
12 36 (37.11%) CCNA
13 35 (36.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 35 (36.08%) SQL Server 2008
13 35 (36.08%) Exchange Server 2010
14 34 (35.05%) Citrix
15 33 (34.02%) CCNP
16 32 (32.99%) UNIX
16 32 (32.99%) XenApp
17 29 (29.90%) NetApp
18 28 (28.87%) NAS
18 28 (28.87%) Exchange Server 2007
18 28 (28.87%) Change Control
19 23 (23.71%) CheckPoint
19 23 (23.71%) MS Excel
20 22 (22.68%) SLA

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 44 (45.36%) MS Exchange
2 35 (36.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (28.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.19%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.06%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.06%) IIS
6 2 (2.06%) JBoss
7 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (23.71%) MS Excel
2 16 (16.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (53.61%) Firewall
2 43 (44.33%) SAN
3 42 (43.30%) WAN
3 42 (43.30%) LAN
4 28 (28.87%) NAS
5 20 (20.62%) MPLS
5 20 (20.62%) BGP
6 18 (18.56%) SSL
7 17 (17.53%) VoIP
8 16 (16.49%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (15.46%) IPsec
10 13 (13.40%) Network Security
10 13 (13.40%) VLAN
10 13 (13.40%) DNS
10 13 (13.40%) OSPF
11 11 (11.34%) IPv4
11 11 (11.34%) IPv6
12 10 (10.31%) TCP/IP
13 8 (8.25%) DHCP
14 7 (7.22%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (39.18%) SQL Server
2 35 (36.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (18.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (17.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.06%) MySQL
5 2 (2.06%) DB2
5 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (11.34%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.15%) Legal
3 3 (3.09%) Finance
4 1 (1.03%) Law
4 1 (1.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (38.14%) Network Engineer
2 26 (26.80%) Technical Engineer
3 23 (23.71%) Senior Network Engineer
4 22 (22.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (15.46%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (11.34%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 10 (10.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.19%) Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Server Support
10 4 (4.12%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) Technical Support
10 4 (4.12%) IT Manager
10 4 (4.12%) Architect
10 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.12%) 3rd Line Server Support
11 3 (3.09%) Network Support
11 3 (3.09%) Security Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Senior Network Support
11 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.59%) Clustering
2 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.09%) PKI
3 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.03%) SecurID
4 1 (1.03%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 50 (51.55%) Windows
2 47 (48.45%) Linux
3 35 (36.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (32.99%) UNIX
5 19 (19.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.22%) Mac OS
8 4 (4.12%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.03%) Android
10 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.24%) ITIL
2 28 (28.87%) Change Control
3 21 (21.65%) Technical Architecture
4 18 (18.56%) Change Management
5 16 (16.49%) Risk Assessment
6 15 (15.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (13.40%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.25%) Load Balancing
8 8 (8.25%) Network Design
9 7 (7.22%) Business Continuity
9 7 (7.22%) Project Management
9 7 (7.22%) BCP
9 7 (7.22%) Business Continuity Planning
10 6 (6.19%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.15%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.15%) Coaching
11 5 (5.15%) High Availability
12 4 (4.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (4.12%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.06%) Java
1 2 (2.06%) SQL
1 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (46.39%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (37.11%) CCNA
3 33 (34.02%) CCNP
4 17 (17.53%) CCIE
5 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (10.31%) CCSA
6 10 (10.31%) CCSE
7 8 (8.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (7.22%) MCSE
8 7 (7.22%) CCDA
8 7 (7.22%) CCDP
9 6 (6.19%) CISSP
9 6 (6.19%) MCSA
9 6 (6.19%) VCP5
10 5 (5.15%) MCP
10 5 (5.15%) MCTS
10 5 (5.15%) CCSP
11 3 (3.09%) JNCIA
11 3 (3.09%) JNCIS
12 2 (2.06%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.68%) SLA
2 21 (21.65%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 45 (46.39%) Active Directory
2 42 (43.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (32.99%) XenApp
4 10 (10.31%) XenServer
5 7 (7.22%) Terminal Services
6 5 (5.15%) vSphere
7 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.06%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.06%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (11.34%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (9.28%) Opsview
3 2 (2.06%) WSUS
3 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.03%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 49 (50.52%) Microsoft
1 49 (50.52%) VMware
2 41 (42.27%) Cisco
3 34 (35.05%) Citrix
4 29 (29.90%) NetApp
5 23 (23.71%) CheckPoint
6 19 (19.59%) CommVault
7 12 (12.37%) Juniper
8 11 (11.34%) Symantec
8 11 (11.34%) Kaspersky
8 11 (11.34%) Civica
9 8 (8.25%) Brocade
10 6 (6.19%) AppSense
10 6 (6.19%) HP
11 4 (4.12%) Riverbed
12 3 (3.09%) Blue Coat
12 3 (3.09%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.06%) F5
13 2 (2.06%) ScanSafe
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