The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 51 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 4 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.07% 1.59% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 5.26% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 2
Average salary £32,500 £62,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.00% +35.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £45,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £70,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,250 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -4.72%
VPN
Leicestershire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 171 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 21.12% 30.16% 14.15%
Number of salaries quoted 73 160 43
Average salary £41,316 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.72% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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Salary Trend in Leicester

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

VPN Salary Trend in Leicester

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (30.00%) GPEN
5 3 (30.00%) OSCP
5 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
5 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Information Management
5 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (30.00%) CEH
5 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) CISMP
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) GIAC
5 3 (30.00%) Objective-C
5 3 (30.00%) CISSP
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) PHP
5 3 (30.00%) SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) Wireless
2 3 (30.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Penetration Tester
1 3 (30.00%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Security Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Information Management
1 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (30.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) GIAC
1 3 (30.00%) CEH
1 3 (30.00%) CISMP
1 3 (30.00%) GPEN
1 3 (30.00%) OSCP
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle