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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 57 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 13 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 2.15% 3.67% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.60% 11.61% 8.97%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 10
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £28,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,947 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.26% -1.47%
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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
171 155 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 28.26% 31.63% 22.07%
Number of salaries quoted 123 137 106
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Slough

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 31 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 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) ITIL
2 12 (38.71%) Cisco
2 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (35.48%) Firewall
3 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
4 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (32.26%) VLAN
4 10 (32.26%) Juniper
4 10 (32.26%) Linux
4 10 (32.26%) MS Office
5 9 (29.03%) MCSE
5 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (29.03%) CCNA
5 9 (29.03%) Lync
6 8 (25.81%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (25.81%) iPhone
6 8 (25.81%) Apple
6 8 (25.81%) Internet
6 8 (25.81%) Incident Management
7 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
7 7 (22.58%) Mac OS X
7 7 (22.58%) SLA
7 7 (22.58%) Citrix
7 7 (22.58%) LAN
7 7 (22.58%) WAN
7 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
8 6 (19.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 9 (29.03%) Lync
2 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.23%) IIS
6 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) Firewall
2 10 (32.26%) VLAN
3 8 (25.81%) Internet
4 7 (22.58%) LAN
4 7 (22.58%) WAN
5 6 (19.35%) MPLS
5 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
5 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (16.13%) SAN
7 4 (12.90%) IP Telephony
7 4 (12.90%) DNS
7 4 (12.90%) OSPF
7 4 (12.90%) BGP
7 4 (12.90%) DHCP
8 3 (9.68%) SNMP
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (9.68%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (9.68%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (6.45%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (9.68%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) IP Network Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) IP Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Data Centre Technician
5 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support
6 1 (3.23%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) MAPI
2 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Video Conferencing
1 8 (25.81%) iPhone
2 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
3 6 (19.35%) iPad
3 6 (19.35%) Blackberry
4 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) iSeries
5 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
3 10 (32.26%) Linux
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (22.58%) Mac OS X
5 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.68%) UNIX
7 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 2 (6.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Incident Management
3 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
3 6 (19.35%) Line Management
4 5 (16.13%) Information Security
5 4 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Security Management
6 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.45%) Analytics
8 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
8 1 (3.23%) Time Management
8 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) C
2 1 (3.23%) C++
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) CCNA
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (29.03%) MCSE
2 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) CCNP
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
2 4 (12.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Samba
2 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
2 3 (9.68%) vSphere
2 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) pfSense
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) Xen
4 1 (3.23%) MetaFrame
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) DameWare
1 6 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) Juniper
3 8 (25.81%) Apple
4 7 (22.58%) Citrix
5 6 (19.35%) Dell
5 6 (19.35%) McAfee
5 6 (19.35%) Bomgar
5 6 (19.35%) ServiceNow
5 6 (19.35%) Dell KACE
6 5 (16.13%) LANDesk
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.90%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) Remedy
8 3 (9.68%) Symantec
8 3 (9.68%) Websense
8 3 (9.68%) HP
8 3 (9.68%) Qualys
8 3 (9.68%) ProCurve
8 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.68%) 3PAR