The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 63 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Permanent jobs citing VPN 7 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.06% 0.53% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.09% 2.63% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 4
Average salary £27,000 £46,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.62% +32.14%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
115 76 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 17.42% 20.11% 17.52%
Number of salaries quoted 108 73 67
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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Salary Trend in Northampton

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

VPN Salary Trend in Northampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 9 (81.82%) DNS
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (72.73%) MCSE
3 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
3 8 (72.73%) MCITP
3 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
4 7 (63.64%) MCTS
4 7 (63.64%) MCSA
4 7 (63.64%) MCP
5 6 (54.55%) HND
5 6 (54.55%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (54.55%) SLA
5 6 (54.55%) Legal
5 6 (54.55%) Service Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) MS Office
6 3 (27.27%) WAN
7 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (9.09%) Service Continuity Management
8 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (9.09%) PABX

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Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) DNS
2 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) MGCP
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Crystal Reports
General
1 6 (54.55%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Team Leader
1 6 (54.55%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) MCSE
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (72.73%) MCITP
2 7 (63.64%) MCTS
2 7 (63.64%) MCP
2 7 (63.64%) MCSA
3 6 (54.55%) HND
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) CCA
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) XenServer
2 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) ARCserve
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix