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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 71 71 78
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.27% 0.91% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 6.25% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 8
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £52,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
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
92 112 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 12.62% 14.51% 20.21%
Number of salaries quoted 85 97 184
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £52,500
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

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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 2 March 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Oxford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) CESG
2 3 (60.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (60.00%) CCDP
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) TACACS
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) TACACS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Sales Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
2 3 (60.00%) CCDP
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint