The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 7 10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 0 1 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor - 5.56% 23.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 20.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
VPN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor region.

Communications & Networking Category
M4 Corridor
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 5 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 44.44% 27.78% 71.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 31
Average salary £75,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

VPN
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the M4 Corridor region.

VPN Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) ADSL
1 3 (100.00%) Broadband
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Avaya
1 3 (100.00%) Apple
1 3 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) iPhone
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) ADSL
1 3 (100.00%) Broadband
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) iPhone
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (100.00%) UAG
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) Avaya
1 3 (100.00%) Apple