The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 51 47 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 4 3 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.95% 0.85% 8.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 2.70% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 32
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 111 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 17.58% 31.53% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 64 107 107
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,331 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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Salary Trend in Luton

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

VPN Salary Trend in Luton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (75.00%) CCNA
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) CCSA
5 3 (37.50%) CCSE
5 3 (37.50%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (37.50%) CCDA
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) IIS
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
6 2 (25.00%) vSphere
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) XenApp
7 1 (12.50%) Veeam
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (12.50%) xDSL
7 1 (12.50%) Aruba

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) MPLS
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) SMTP
4 1 (12.50%) ATM
4 1 (12.50%) ISDN
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) Frame Relay
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) xDSL
4 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Network Support
4 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Junior Network Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Junior
5 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) SecurID
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CCNA
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCDA
2 3 (37.50%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCSA
2 3 (37.50%) CCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) ISA Server
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) CommVault
5 1 (12.50%) Veritas
5 1 (12.50%) Lotus
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Websense
5 1 (12.50%) BT
5 1 (12.50%) Wyse
5 1 (12.50%) 3Com
5 1 (12.50%) Brocade
5 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (12.50%) Aruba