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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 51 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.25% 2.22% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 9.68% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 2
Average salary - £42,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.11%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
VPN
Bedfordshire

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
40 93 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 10.05% 22.91% 20.76%
Number of salaries quoted 35 88 74
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Xen
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Services Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) Xen
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) F5