The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 62 35 50
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 1 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.26% 3.18% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 14.29% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 2
Average salary £30,000 £19,250 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.84% -6.09%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,750
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +4.89%
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Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Communications & Networking Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
46 63 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 11.89% 22.26% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 41 56 42
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £19,250 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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Salary Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Portsmouth region.

VPN Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (66.67%) VoIP
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) SSL
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Vista
5 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 4 (44.44%) VLAN
5 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (33.33%) Office 365
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (33.33%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 2 (22.22%) LAN
7 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (22.22%) CCNA
7 2 (22.22%) VMware

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Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) VoIP
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) SSL
4 4 (44.44%) VLAN
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) Ethereal
6 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 1 (11.11%) Wireless
6 1 (11.11%) IPsec
6 1 (11.11%) SAN
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Support Technician
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Vista
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) MCDBA
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Mitel
4 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
4 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) ProCurve
4 1 (11.11%) Aruba
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle