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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.66% 2.05% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.60% 5.04% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 4
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
77 119 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 25.25% 40.75% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 67 62 77
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 12 (66.67%) WAN
4 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
4 11 (61.11%) SAN
5 10 (55.56%) Cisco
5 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (44.44%) LAN
7 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
8 7 (38.89%) EMC
8 7 (38.89%) Juniper
9 6 (33.33%) Firewall
9 6 (33.33%) VMware
9 6 (33.33%) IIS
9 6 (33.33%) Solaris
9 6 (33.33%) UNIX
9 6 (33.33%) JBoss
9 6 (33.33%) Apache
10 5 (27.78%) VLAN
10 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
11 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
11 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
11 4 (22.22%) Online Games
11 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
11 4 (22.22%) vSphere
11 4 (22.22%) F5
11 4 (22.22%) Analytics
11 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (33.33%) IIS
1 6 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 4 (22.22%) SAS
2 4 (22.22%) eRoom
3 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) WAN
2 11 (61.11%) SAN
3 8 (44.44%) LAN
4 6 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) VLAN
6 4 (22.22%) DNS
7 3 (16.67%) OSPF
7 3 (16.67%) EIGRP
7 3 (16.67%) DHCP
7 3 (16.67%) Frame Relay
7 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (5.56%) Network Security
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (5.56%) SNMP
8 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) Informix
General
1 4 (22.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) DBA
2 4 (22.22%) Operations Manager
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server DBA
2 4 (22.22%) SQL DBA
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Operations Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Informix DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Online Games
2 3 (16.67%) Replication
2 3 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 6 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
2 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 4 (22.22%) Analytics
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCIE
2 3 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (38.89%) EMC
3 7 (38.89%) Juniper
4 6 (33.33%) JBoss
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
5 4 (22.22%) F5
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) Nokia
7 1 (5.56%) Sun
7 1 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) IBM
7 1 (5.56%) Brocade