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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 33 27 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 5 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.92% 5.71% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.87% 17.12% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 6
Average salary £33,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.35% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £34,000 £36,375
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -6.52%
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
46 111 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 17.69% 33.33% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 37 97 120
Average salary £34,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.42% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 May 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 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) VoIP
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
3 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
5 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (29.41%) HTTP
6 5 (29.41%) IIS
6 5 (29.41%) MS Office
6 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) CCNP
7 4 (23.53%) CCNA
7 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (23.53%) Back Office
7 4 (23.53%) SOAP
7 4 (23.53%) Web Services
7 4 (23.53%) XML

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) IIS
3 4 (23.53%) Apache
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Lync
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) LAN
1 9 (52.94%) VoIP
1 9 (52.94%) WAN
2 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) HTTP
5 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) WLAN
6 3 (17.65%) MPLS
7 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.76%) Internet
7 2 (11.76%) Network Security
8 1 (5.88%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (5.88%) VLAN
8 1 (5.88%) IMAP
8 1 (5.88%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (23.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Customer Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Network Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Voice Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Network Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) SOAP
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
1 4 (23.53%) XML
1 4 (23.53%) ODBC
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) MAPI
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.88%) UNIX
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (23.53%) Garbage Collection
4 3 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) VB
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) CCNP
2 4 (23.53%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) CCVP
3 1 (5.88%) MCTS
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Aruba
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint