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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 55 39 53
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Permanent jobs citing VPN 16 31 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 2.50% 5.20% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.39% 20.95% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11 28 14
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £61,500 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +5.63%
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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
154 148 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 24.02% 24.83% 22.74%
Number of salaries quoted 99 125 115
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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

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Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Slough region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Slough

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 47 (77.05%) Cisco
2 46 (75.41%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (63.93%) CCNA
4 35 (57.38%) SSL
4 35 (57.38%) Firewall
5 32 (52.46%) MPLS
5 32 (52.46%) OSPF
6 30 (49.18%) BGP
6 30 (49.18%) IPsec
7 24 (39.34%) Network Management
8 22 (36.07%) Linux
8 22 (36.07%) LAN
9 20 (32.79%) SLA
9 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
10 19 (31.15%) DNS
10 19 (31.15%) WAN
11 18 (29.51%) Juniper
11 18 (29.51%) Change Management
11 18 (29.51%) Wireless
12 17 (27.87%) VMware
12 17 (27.87%) CCNP
12 17 (27.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (24.59%) vSphere
13 15 (24.59%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (24.59%) Degree
13 15 (24.59%) Network Security
13 15 (24.59%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
13 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (24.59%) Ethernet

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (18.03%) Lync
2 3 (4.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.28%) Drupal
3 2 (3.28%) WordPress
3 2 (3.28%) Alfresco
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.64%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (57.38%) SSL
1 35 (57.38%) Firewall
2 32 (52.46%) MPLS
2 32 (52.46%) OSPF
3 30 (49.18%) BGP
3 30 (49.18%) IPsec
4 22 (36.07%) LAN
5 19 (31.15%) DNS
5 19 (31.15%) WAN
6 18 (29.51%) Wireless
7 17 (27.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (24.59%) Network Security
8 15 (24.59%) Ethernet
9 14 (22.95%) VoIP
9 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (22.95%) Multicast
10 12 (19.67%) VLAN
11 11 (18.03%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (16.39%) SDH
13 8 (13.11%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.67%) NOC Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) IP Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Senior NOC Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Network Support
6 5 (8.20%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) IT Support
8 2 (3.28%) Linux Support Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Support Technician
8 2 (3.28%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.28%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) MAPI
1 3 (4.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.07%) Linux
2 9 (14.75%) Windows
3 8 (13.11%) UNIX
4 4 (6.56%) CentOS
5 3 (4.92%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.92%) Solaris
5 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) Debian
7 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Network Management
2 18 (29.51%) Change Management
3 13 (21.31%) OpenUP
3 13 (21.31%) Change Control
4 12 (19.67%) ITIL
5 10 (16.39%) Data Security
6 8 (13.11%) Project Management
7 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
8 4 (6.56%) Migration
8 4 (6.56%) Network Design
9 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.92%) Fault Management
9 3 (4.92%) Network Architecture
9 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.28%) TOGAF
10 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.28%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.28%) Network Planning
11 1 (1.64%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.64%) Perl
2 1 (1.64%) C
2 1 (1.64%) C++
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (75.41%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (63.93%) CCNA
3 17 (27.87%) CCNP
4 15 (24.59%) Degree
4 15 (24.59%) Security Cleared
5 10 (16.39%) CCSP
5 10 (16.39%) JNCIA
6 6 (9.84%) CCIE
7 1 (1.64%) ISEB
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.64%) CCDA
7 1 (1.64%) CCDP
7 1 (1.64%) MCSE
7 1 (1.64%) MCSA
7 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (32.79%) SLA
2 14 (22.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (16.39%) PCI DSS
3 10 (16.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (24.59%) vSphere
1 15 (24.59%) VMware ESXi
1 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.64%) Samba
4 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Zenoss
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (4.92%) Plesk
3 3 (4.92%) cPanel
4 1 (1.64%) Netcool
4 1 (1.64%) OpenView
4 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (77.05%) Cisco
2 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
3 18 (29.51%) Juniper
4 17 (27.87%) VMware
5 13 (21.31%) Polycom
6 11 (18.03%) Avaya
6 11 (18.03%) ServiceNow
6 11 (18.03%) SolarWinds
7 10 (16.39%) CheckPoint
8 8 (13.11%) BT
9 5 (8.20%) Citrix
10 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.92%) HP
10 3 (4.92%) Ciena
11 2 (3.28%) Remedy
12 1 (1.64%) Amdocs
12 1 (1.64%) ComArch
12 1 (1.64%) Brocade
12 1 (1.64%) Cramer
12 1 (1.64%) BMC