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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 71 90 77
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 10 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.33% 0.33% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.99% 3.80% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 11
Average salary £45,000 £28,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.89% -28.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £28,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,100 £47,700 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £33,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -8.21%
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
143 79 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 19.02% 8.67% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 124 71 144
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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

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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 28 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Oxford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 8 (66.67%) WAN
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) IPsec
3 6 (50.00%) OSPF
3 6 (50.00%) BGP
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (41.67%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) SSL
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (25.00%) Ruby
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (25.00%) MPLS
6 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (25.00%) TACACS
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) C
6 3 (25.00%) Perl
6 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) WAN
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) IPsec
2 6 (50.00%) OSPF
2 6 (50.00%) BGP
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) SSL
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (25.00%) MPLS
5 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (25.00%) TACACS
5 3 (25.00%) HTTP
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Debian
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Ruby
2 3 (25.00%) C
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SELinux
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) CommVault
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix