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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 75 58
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.50% 0.77% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 5.45% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 3
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +32.35%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -5.33%
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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
64 55 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.84% 14.10% 16.05%
Number of salaries quoted 62 39 56
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,536
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +10.28%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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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 4 September 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) SSL
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) VBScript
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 2 (33.33%) Telnet
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) Intel
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (33.33%) VLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) SSL
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Telnet
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Project Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) COM
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) SonicWALL
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) Intel
3 1 (16.67%) Kaseya