The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 55 49 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 1.62% 2.03% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 6.06% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 9
Average salary £62,500 £36,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.23% -18.88%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
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Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
144 165 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 25.85% 33.47% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 95 148 104
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,000 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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Salary Trend in Slough

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

VPN Salary Trend in Slough

VPN
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Slough region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Slough

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco
3 13 (46.43%) VLAN
4 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (39.29%) ITIL
5 11 (39.29%) MS Office
6 10 (35.71%) Linux
6 10 (35.71%) MCSE
6 10 (35.71%) CCNA
6 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (35.71%) Juniper
6 10 (35.71%) Internet
6 10 (35.71%) Firewall
6 10 (35.71%) Lync
7 9 (32.14%) Citrix
8 8 (28.57%) Apple
8 8 (28.57%) SLA
8 8 (28.57%) iPhone
8 8 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
9 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (25.00%) Mac OS X
10 6 (21.43%) Dell
10 6 (21.43%) SAN
10 6 (21.43%) MPLS

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 10 (35.71%) Lync
2 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.57%) IIS
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) assyst
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) VLAN
2 10 (35.71%) Firewall
2 10 (35.71%) Internet
3 6 (21.43%) MPLS
3 6 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (21.43%) SAN
4 5 (17.86%) DNS
4 5 (17.86%) DHCP
5 4 (14.29%) HTTP
5 4 (14.29%) SNMP
5 4 (14.29%) CDMA
5 4 (14.29%) GPRS
5 4 (14.29%) GSM
5 4 (14.29%) LAN
5 4 (14.29%) WAN
5 4 (14.29%) POP3
5 4 (14.29%) SMTP
5 4 (14.29%) OSPF
5 4 (14.29%) BGP
5 4 (14.29%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Desktop Support
2 6 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) IP Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Support
6 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) MAPI
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
1 8 (28.57%) iPhone
2 6 (21.43%) iPad
2 6 (21.43%) Blackberry
3 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (35.71%) Linux
5 7 (25.00%) Mac OS X
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
7 5 (17.86%) UNIX
8 4 (14.29%) Solaris
8 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 6 (21.43%) Asset Management
3 6 (21.43%) Line Management
4 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 2 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (3.57%) Logistics
6 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Time Management
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) CCNA
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (35.71%) MCSE
2 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 6 (21.43%) CCNP
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Samba
2 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop
2 4 (14.29%) vSphere
2 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) pfSense
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) Xen
4 1 (3.57%) MetaFrame
4 1 (3.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) DameWare
1 6 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) Juniper
3 9 (32.14%) Citrix
4 8 (28.57%) Apple
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) McAfee
5 6 (21.43%) Dell
5 6 (21.43%) Bomgar
5 6 (21.43%) ServiceNow
5 6 (21.43%) Dell KACE
6 5 (17.86%) LANDesk
6 5 (17.86%) VMware
7 4 (14.29%) Brocade
7 4 (14.29%) ProCurve
7 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 4 (14.29%) 3PAR
7 4 (14.29%) HP
7 4 (14.29%) Remedy
8 2 (7.14%) Lotus
8 2 (7.14%) Avaya