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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 70 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Permanent jobs citing VPN 11 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.45% 0.55% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.09% 5.88% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 12
Average salary £41,000 £32,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.15% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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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
136 85 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 17.89% 9.41% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 113 78 161
Average salary £47,500 £38,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.37% -14.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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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 24 April 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Oxford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (63.64%) WAN
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) IPsec
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) OSPF
2 6 (54.55%) BGP
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) C
4 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (27.27%) HTTP
4 3 (27.27%) MPLS
4 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
4 3 (27.27%) TACACS
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (27.27%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) Wireless
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) IPsec
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (54.55%) OSPF
2 6 (54.55%) BGP
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) MPLS
4 3 (27.27%) Wireless
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (27.27%) HTTP
4 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
4 3 (27.27%) TACACS
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (18.18%) FCoE
5 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
6 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Debian
3 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) People Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
2 3 (27.27%) C
2 3 (27.27%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) Tcl
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft