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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 61 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.23% 2.29% 3.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% 10.57% 13.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 15
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +122.22%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £33,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -9.58%
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
51 123 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 11.97% 21.69% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 41 107 102
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £32,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £47,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VPN
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 May 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) IronPort
5 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (20.00%) Billing
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) IronPort
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat