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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 63 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 6 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.50% 2.30% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 11.48% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 2
Average salary £27,500 £19,250 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.09%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
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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
40 61 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 9.98% 20.00% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 30 53 44
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £19,250 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £43,000
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

VPN
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) VoIP
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) SSL
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (36.36%) VLAN
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Vista
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 8
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) CCIE
6 3 (27.27%) CCNP
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 3 (27.27%) Internet
6 3 (27.27%) Project Management
6 3 (27.27%) IPsec
6 3 (27.27%) Office 365
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013

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Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) VoIP
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) SSL
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) VLAN
5 3 (27.27%) IPsec
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) SAN
6 1 (9.09%) Ethereal
6 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Support Technician
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 8
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Vista
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCIE
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) MCDBA
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Mitel
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 1 (9.09%) ProCurve
4 1 (9.09%) Aruba
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
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