The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 25 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 20 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.63% 1.17% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 4.94% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 11
Average salary £40,000 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £42,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
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 Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 81 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 16.90% 23.75% 48.66%
Number of salaries quoted 49 71 61
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

VPN
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

VPN Salary Trend in Middlesex

VPN
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Middlesex

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 19 (76.00%) CCNP
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (56.00%) VoIP
3 13 (52.00%) Cisco
3 13 (52.00%) Firewall
4 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (48.00%) Windows
5 11 (44.00%) Linux
5 11 (44.00%) DNS
6 10 (40.00%) SSL
6 10 (40.00%) LAN
6 10 (40.00%) WAN
6 10 (40.00%) Internet
6 10 (40.00%) CCVP
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (36.00%) OSPF
7 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (36.00%) IPv4
7 9 (36.00%) CCNA
8 8 (32.00%) MS Visio
8 8 (32.00%) SNMP
8 8 (32.00%) BGP
8 8 (32.00%) IPsec
8 8 (32.00%) HSRP
9 7 (28.00%) Games
9 7 (28.00%) MPLS
9 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
9 7 (28.00%) VLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 5 (20.00%) IIS
2 4 (16.00%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) VoIP
2 13 (52.00%) Firewall
3 11 (44.00%) DNS
4 10 (40.00%) SSL
4 10 (40.00%) WAN
4 10 (40.00%) LAN
4 10 (40.00%) Internet
5 9 (36.00%) IPv4
5 9 (36.00%) OSPF
6 8 (32.00%) BGP
6 8 (32.00%) HSRP
6 8 (32.00%) SNMP
6 8 (32.00%) IPsec
7 7 (28.00%) VLAN
7 7 (28.00%) MPLS
7 7 (28.00%) IPv6
7 7 (28.00%) SMTP
8 5 (20.00%) Wireshark
9 4 (16.00%) HTTP
10 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (28.00%) Games
2 4 (16.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Administrator
2 10 (40.00%) Network Administrator
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Voice Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Data Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Voice Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Data Network Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) SOAP
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
1 4 (16.00%) XML
1 4 (16.00%) ODBC
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (16.00%) Garbage Collection
3 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL
3 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Perl
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) VB
2 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) CCNP
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (40.00%) CCVP
3 9 (36.00%) CCNA
4 2 (8.00%) CCSP
5 1 (4.00%) MCSE
5 1 (4.00%) MCITP
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (12.00%) Juniper
6 2 (8.00%) Brocade
6 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
6 2 (8.00%) F5