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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 30 34 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.11% 3.83% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 13.21% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 13
Average salary £32,500 £32,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.77% -7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £24,850 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £47,750 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
57 106 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.72% 28.96% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 39 85 133
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £28,650 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) VoIP
3 10 (52.63%) WAN
3 10 (52.63%) LAN
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
5 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
6 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
7 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (31.58%) VMware
7 6 (31.58%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (31.58%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 6 (31.58%) DNS
7 6 (31.58%) MS Office
8 5 (26.32%) Web Services
8 5 (26.32%) IIS
8 5 (26.32%) Linux
8 5 (26.32%) HTTP
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (26.32%) CCNA
8 5 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (21.05%) Wireshark

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Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) IIS
3 4 (21.05%) Apache
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.26%) Lync
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) VoIP
2 10 (52.63%) WAN
2 10 (52.63%) LAN
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 6 (31.58%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (31.58%) DNS
5 5 (26.32%) HTTP
6 4 (21.05%) DHCP
6 4 (21.05%) WLAN
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
6 4 (21.05%) Wireshark
7 3 (15.79%) MPLS
8 2 (10.53%) OSPF
8 2 (10.53%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (10.53%) Network Security
8 2 (10.53%) RIP
8 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 2 (10.53%) SAN
9 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 4 (21.05%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Customer Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) XML
2 4 (21.05%) ODBC
2 4 (21.05%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) MAPI
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Handset
2 1 (5.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.26%) UNIX
7 1 (5.26%) Solaris
7 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) VB
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (21.05%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) CCNA
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Aruba
4 2 (10.53%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix