The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 27 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Permanent jobs citing VPN 4 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 3.33% 1.05% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 11.11% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £45,000 £38,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,831 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -4.45%
VPN
Kent

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

Communications & Networking Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 23.33% 9.42% 25.42%
Number of salaries quoted 28 15 11
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +41.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,550 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £43,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

VPN
Salary Trend in Maidstone

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

VPN Salary Trend in Maidstone

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE
3 6 (60.00%) CCSE
3 6 (60.00%) JNCIS
3 6 (60.00%) Network Security
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (40.00%) ProxySG
4 4 (40.00%) Junos
4 4 (40.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (40.00%) OSPF
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (20.00%) Logistics
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) Network Security
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (40.00%) Junos
4 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (40.00%) OSPF
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Designer
1 4 (40.00%) Security Designer
1 4 (40.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) Senior IT Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Professional Services Consultant
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (60.00%) PRINCE
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Logistics
2 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) VB
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCSE
1 6 (60.00%) JNCIS
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (40.00%) F5