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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 43 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 4 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.17% 3.26% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.94% 6.71% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 11
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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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
81 164 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 23.75% 48.66% 22.44%
Number of salaries quoted 71 61 85
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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

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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

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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 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Middlesex

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Linux
3 14 (60.87%) WAN
3 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 13 (56.52%) MS Excel
4 13 (56.52%) SAN
5 11 (47.83%) LAN
6 10 (43.48%) Cisco
6 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
7 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
8 8 (34.78%) Juniper
9 7 (30.43%) Firewall
9 7 (30.43%) EMC
9 7 (30.43%) VMware
10 6 (26.09%) Games
10 6 (26.09%) VLAN
10 6 (26.09%) Online Games
10 6 (26.09%) vSphere
10 6 (26.09%) IIS
10 6 (26.09%) Apache
10 6 (26.09%) JBoss
10 6 (26.09%) Solaris
10 6 (26.09%) UNIX
10 6 (26.09%) DNS
11 5 (21.74%) DHCP
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
11 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
12 4 (17.39%) F5

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Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 6 (26.09%) IIS
1 6 (26.09%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) eRoom
2 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) SAS
2 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (56.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) WAN
2 13 (56.52%) SAN
3 11 (47.83%) LAN
4 7 (30.43%) Firewall
5 6 (26.09%) VLAN
5 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 5 (21.74%) DHCP
7 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.04%) OSPF
7 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
7 3 (13.04%) Frame Relay
7 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
8 1 (4.35%) ADSL
8 1 (4.35%) SNMP
8 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.35%) Wireless
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) Informix
General
1 6 (26.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) DBA
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server DBA
2 6 (26.09%) SQL DBA
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Operations Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Operations Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Network Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Informix DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Online Games
2 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Solaris
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
2 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
2 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
2 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
2 4 (17.39%) Analytics
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (17.39%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CWNA
4 1 (4.35%) MCITP
4 1 (4.35%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) QA
3 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) vSphere
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco
3 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
4 8 (34.78%) Juniper
5 7 (30.43%) EMC
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 6 (26.09%) JBoss
7 4 (17.39%) F5
7 4 (17.39%) Riverbed
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle
8 3 (13.04%) Nokia
9 1 (4.35%) IBM
9 1 (4.35%) Sun
9 1 (4.35%) HP
9 1 (4.35%) Apple
9 1 (4.35%) Avaya
9 1 (4.35%) Brocade