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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 71 73 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 5 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.71% 1.54% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.17% 10.77% 7.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 14
Average salary £51,500 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.14% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £48,500 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
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
81 130 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 11.54% 14.25% 18.77%
Number of salaries quoted 68 115 147
Average salary £37,000 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.90% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
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

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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
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Oxford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Network Security
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (40.00%) IPsec
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
6 2 (20.00%) HTTP
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) Apple
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) RTP
6 2 (20.00%) JSON
6 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (20.00%) RTSP
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (40.00%) IPsec
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) HTTP
5 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) RTP
5 2 (20.00%) NAS
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (20.00%) RTSP
5 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) Qt
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Streaming Video
1 2 (20.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Android Development
2 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CCDP
4 1 (10.00%) CISSP
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Apple
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (10.00%) Brocade
3 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) HP