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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 64 84
Permanent jobs citing VPN 0 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford - 1.14% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 7.20% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 6
Average salary - £30,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -22.58%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +5.63%
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
86 125 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 11.75% 15.80% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 84 110 182
Average salary £30,000 £41,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% -15.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,769 £55,000 £57,500
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 30 January 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (50.00%) FortiGate
4 3 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (50.00%) CESG
4 3 (50.00%) Sourcefire
4 3 (50.00%) CCDP
4 3 (50.00%) CISSP
4 3 (50.00%) CCIE
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (16.67%) Wireless
6 1 (16.67%) IPsec
6 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (16.67%) Service Management
6 1 (16.67%) Change Management
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) WLAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Sales Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCDP
2 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (50.00%) Sourcefire