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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 105 122 93
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -29
Permanent jobs citing VPN 70 60 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.89% 1.64% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.26% 9.69% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 69 53 54
Average salary £49,000 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.50% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,500 £52,050
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
682 619 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 18.45% 16.89% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 549 475 356
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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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 March 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Leeds

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 57 (52.29%) Windows
2 56 (51.38%) Microsoft
3 55 (50.46%) WAN
3 55 (50.46%) VMware
4 54 (49.54%) Firewall
5 52 (47.71%) LAN
5 52 (47.71%) Active Directory
6 50 (45.87%) Cisco
7 49 (44.95%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (44.95%) Linux
8 48 (44.04%) MS Exchange
8 48 (44.04%) SAN
9 47 (43.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 43 (39.45%) ITIL
11 38 (34.86%) SQL Server
11 38 (34.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 36 (33.03%) CCNA
13 35 (32.11%) SQL Server 2008
14 34 (31.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (30.28%) MS Excel
16 32 (29.36%) Citrix
17 31 (28.44%) NetApp
17 31 (28.44%) UNIX
17 31 (28.44%) XenApp
18 30 (27.52%) NAS
18 30 (27.52%) CheckPoint
19 29 (26.61%) MPLS
20 28 (25.69%) CCNP
21 27 (24.77%) Exchange Server 2007
21 27 (24.77%) Change Control

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 48 (44.04%) MS Exchange
2 38 (34.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (24.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.75%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.83%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.83%) IIS
6 2 (1.83%) JBoss
7 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (30.28%) MS Excel
2 19 (17.43%) MS Office
3 9 (8.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 55 (50.46%) WAN
2 54 (49.54%) Firewall
3 52 (47.71%) LAN
4 48 (44.04%) SAN
5 30 (27.52%) NAS
6 29 (26.61%) MPLS
7 26 (23.85%) BGP
8 23 (21.10%) DNS
8 23 (21.10%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (18.35%) VoIP
10 19 (17.43%) Network Security
10 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
11 18 (16.51%) OSPF
12 17 (15.60%) SSL
13 16 (14.68%) IPv4
13 16 (14.68%) IPv6
14 15 (13.76%) IPsec
15 14 (12.84%) DHCP
16 11 (10.09%) VLAN
17 8 (7.34%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (34.86%) SQL Server
2 35 (32.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (19.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (12.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (4.59%) MySQL
6 3 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.75%) Riak
7 2 (1.83%) DB2
7 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (11.01%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.59%) Legal
3 3 (2.75%) Finance
4 1 (0.92%) Law
4 1 (0.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (34.86%) Network Engineer
2 26 (23.85%) Senior Network Engineer
3 25 (22.94%) Technical Engineer
4 23 (21.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (11.93%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 12 (11.01%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Consultant
8 7 (6.42%) Architect
8 7 (6.42%) Network Consultant
8 7 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.59%) Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Server Support
10 4 (3.67%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.67%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) IT Manager
10 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
11 3 (2.75%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.75%) Support Technician
11 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Clustering
2 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.75%) PKI
3 3 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.92%) SecurID
5 1 (0.92%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 57 (52.29%) Windows
2 49 (44.95%) Linux
3 34 (31.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (28.44%) UNIX
5 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.34%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.83%) Solaris
9 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.45%) ITIL
2 27 (24.77%) Change Control
3 20 (18.35%) Technical Architecture
4 15 (13.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (12.84%) Service Delivery
6 13 (11.93%) Change Management
7 12 (11.01%) Load Balancing
8 10 (9.17%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (8.26%) Network Design
9 9 (8.26%) BCP
10 8 (7.34%) Project Management
10 8 (7.34%) Business Continuity
10 8 (7.34%) Business Continuity Planning
11 7 (6.42%) TOGAF
12 6 (5.50%) Validation
12 6 (5.50%) PRINCE2
12 6 (5.50%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.50%) Coaching
12 6 (5.50%) High Availability
13 5 (4.59%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.75%) SQL
2 2 (1.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (44.95%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (33.03%) CCNA
3 28 (25.69%) CCNP
4 21 (19.27%) CCIE
5 14 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (10.09%) CCSA
6 11 (10.09%) CCSE
7 8 (7.34%) CCDA
7 8 (7.34%) CCDP
8 7 (6.42%) MCSE
8 7 (6.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (5.50%) MCSA
9 6 (5.50%) MCP
9 6 (5.50%) MCTS
9 6 (5.50%) VCP5
9 6 (5.50%) CISSP
10 5 (4.59%) CCSP
11 3 (2.75%) ISEB
11 3 (2.75%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.75%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.35%) SLA
1 20 (18.35%) PCI DSS
2 9 (8.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.83%) QA
System Software
1 52 (47.71%) Active Directory
2 47 (43.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (28.44%) XenApp
4 8 (7.34%) Terminal Services
5 7 (6.42%) XenServer
6 5 (4.59%) vSphere
7 3 (2.75%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.83%) UAG
9 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (8.26%) Opsview
3 6 (5.50%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.83%) WSUS
6 1 (0.92%) SCCM
6 1 (0.92%) SCOM
6 1 (0.92%) Foglight
6 1 (0.92%) Nagios
6 1 (0.92%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 56 (51.38%) Microsoft
2 55 (50.46%) VMware
3 50 (45.87%) Cisco
4 32 (29.36%) Citrix
5 31 (28.44%) NetApp
6 30 (27.52%) CheckPoint
7 18 (16.51%) CommVault
8 17 (15.60%) Juniper
9 13 (11.93%) HP
9 13 (11.93%) Civica
9 13 (11.93%) Brocade
10 11 (10.09%) Symantec
10 11 (10.09%) Kaspersky
11 6 (5.50%) Oracle
12 5 (4.59%) F5
13 4 (3.67%) Riverbed
14 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
14 3 (2.75%) Infoblox
14 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.75%) EMC
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