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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 65 75 82
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Permanent jobs citing VPN 12 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.49% 0.62% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 8.77% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 7
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £28,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £57,750 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -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
144 57 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 17.89% 7.05% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 139 51 145
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,850 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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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 3 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Oxford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 14 (70.00%) WAN
2 14 (70.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) OSPF
3 11 (55.00%) BGP
3 11 (55.00%) DNS
3 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 11 (55.00%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (50.00%) IPsec
5 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 8 (40.00%) Linux
6 8 (40.00%) Python
7 7 (35.00%) C
7 7 (35.00%) Perl
7 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (35.00%) LAN
7 7 (35.00%) SAN
7 7 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (35.00%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (35.00%) Ruby
8 6 (30.00%) iSCSI
8 6 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (30.00%) FCoE
8 6 (30.00%) SELinux
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (30.00%) ITIL
8 6 (30.00%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) WAN
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) OSPF
2 11 (55.00%) BGP
2 11 (55.00%) DNS
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (50.00%) IPsec
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (35.00%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (35.00%) LAN
5 7 (35.00%) SAN
6 6 (30.00%) iSCSI
6 6 (30.00%) FCoE
7 4 (20.00%) VLAN
7 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 4 (20.00%) SSL
7 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.00%) DHCP
8 3 (15.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Consultant
1 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Network Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Debian
4 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) People Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Python
2 7 (35.00%) Ruby
2 7 (35.00%) C
2 7 (35.00%) Perl
3 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (20.00%) Tcl
5 3 (15.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) SQL
6 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SELinux
2 2 (10.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) CommVault
5 2 (10.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) Wyse
6 1 (5.00%) Dell