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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 69 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 21 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.63% 0.14% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.21% 1.09% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 9
Average salary £42,500 £20,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+112.50% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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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
99 92 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 12.41% 12.53% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 82 89 112
Average salary £46,000 £30,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.33% -26.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,400 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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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

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Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Oxford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 24 (61.54%) Firewall
2 21 (53.85%) Windows
3 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
4 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 18 (46.15%) MS Office
4 18 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 15 (38.46%) Hyper-V
5 15 (38.46%) iSCSI
5 15 (38.46%) SAN
6 13 (33.33%) Cisco
6 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 12 (30.77%) VoIP
7 12 (30.77%) Load Balancing
8 11 (28.21%) WAN
8 11 (28.21%) Linux
9 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
9 10 (25.64%) VMware
9 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (25.64%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
10 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (23.08%) Project Management
10 9 (23.08%) DNS
11 8 (20.51%) DHCP
11 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
11 8 (20.51%) Dell
11 8 (20.51%) ADSL
11 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
11 8 (20.51%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (46.15%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (61.54%) Firewall
2 15 (38.46%) iSCSI
2 15 (38.46%) SAN
3 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 12 (30.77%) VoIP
5 11 (28.21%) WAN
6 10 (25.64%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (23.08%) DNS
8 8 (20.51%) ADSL
8 8 (20.51%) DHCP
8 8 (20.51%) Internet
8 8 (20.51%) Wireless
9 7 (17.95%) FCoE
9 7 (17.95%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (17.95%) IPsec
10 6 (15.38%) SSL
11 4 (10.26%) LAN
12 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications
12 3 (7.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) GCC
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) IT Support
2 10 (25.64%) IT Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) IT Support Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Support Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Consultant
4 8 (20.51%) Administrator
4 8 (20.51%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Administrator
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
5 7 (17.95%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 7 (17.95%) Network Security Consultant
5 7 (17.95%) Security Consultant
6 6 (15.38%) Network Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Communications Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) IT Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 8 (20.51%) Clustering
2 8 (20.51%) EqualLogic
3 3 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) CUDA
5 1 (2.56%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 11 (28.21%) Linux
5 8 (20.51%) Windows 8
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.56%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 9 (23.08%) Project Management
3 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office Automation
3 8 (20.51%) Office Automation
4 7 (17.95%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (17.95%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (15.38%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (10.26%) ITIL
7 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
7 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.69%) Time Management
8 2 (5.13%) ERP
8 2 (5.13%) Presales
9 1 (2.56%) B2C
9 1 (2.56%) Data Security
9 1 (2.56%) Parallel Computing
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Bash Shell
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) R
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby
4 1 (2.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) CCNP
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) HP ASE
3 2 (5.13%) HP MASE
3 2 (5.13%) MCITP
3 2 (5.13%) MCP
3 2 (5.13%) MCSA
3 2 (5.13%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) MCTS
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CCIE
4 1 (2.56%) CCNA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 15 (38.46%) Hyper-V
3 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.56%) KVM
4 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) WSUS
2 7 (17.95%) SELinux
3 3 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) Cisco
3 10 (25.64%) VMware
4 8 (20.51%) Avaya
4 8 (20.51%) Dell
4 8 (20.51%) Fortinet
4 8 (20.51%) Sophos
5 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) IronPort
6 2 (5.13%) Meraki
6 2 (5.13%) ProCurve
6 2 (5.13%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.56%) Intel
7 1 (2.56%) Sun