The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 74 77 88
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Permanent jobs citing VPN 3 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.39% 1.27% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 9.30% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 7
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% -2.77%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
VPN
Oxfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 129 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 11.32% 13.62% 16.41%
Number of salaries quoted 84 111 165
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £30,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

VPN
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

VPN Salary Trend in Oxford

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (42.86%) CCIE
5 3 (42.86%) CCDP
5 3 (42.86%) CISSP
5 3 (42.86%) CESG
5 3 (42.86%) Sourcefire
5 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
5 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
5 3 (42.86%) FortiGate
5 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) VoIP
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) CCNA
6 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (28.57%) IPsec
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (28.57%) Network Security
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (14.29%) ITIL
7 1 (14.29%) MCP
7 1 (14.29%) MCSE
7 1 (14.29%) WLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) WLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Sales Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Security Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Network Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCNP
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCDP
2 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) FortiGate
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Sourcefire
2 3 (42.86%) Fortinet