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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 55 38 60
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Permanent jobs citing VPN 14 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 2.20% 5.39% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.05% 20.30% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 23 8
Average salary £32,750 £35,500 £44,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.74% -20.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £33,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £43,300 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
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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
174 133 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 27.36% 26.55% 22.36%
Number of salaries quoted 137 119 107
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £60,000 £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 28 August 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Slough

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (29.17%) Cisco
4 7 (29.17%) CCNA
4 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
4 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (29.17%) Juniper
4 7 (29.17%) Information Security
5 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (25.00%) VLAN
5 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (25.00%) CCNP
5 6 (25.00%) MPLS
5 6 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (25.00%) LAN
5 6 (25.00%) WAN
6 5 (20.83%) Cognos Impromptu
6 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) Security Management
6 5 (20.83%) Symantec
6 5 (20.83%) Websense
6 5 (20.83%) Qualys
6 5 (20.83%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (12.50%) Lync
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (25.00%) MPLS
3 6 (25.00%) LAN
3 6 (25.00%) WAN
3 6 (25.00%) VLAN
4 4 (16.67%) Internet
4 4 (16.67%) OSPF
4 4 (16.67%) BGP
5 3 (12.50%) IPv4
5 3 (12.50%) IPv6
5 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.33%) SAN
7 1 (4.17%) DNS
7 1 (4.17%) SSL
7 1 (4.17%) L2TP
7 1 (4.17%) POP3
7 1 (4.17%) SMTP
7 1 (4.17%) DHCP
7 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Data Centre Technician
3 4 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) IP Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 3 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) MAPI
1 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (12.50%) iPhone
3 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Information Security
3 6 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Security Management
4 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 3 (12.50%) Line Management
6 1 (4.17%) Patch Management
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) C++
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) CCNA
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) MCSE
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) MetaFrame
2 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.17%) Xen
2 1 (4.17%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) DameWare
1 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco
1 7 (29.17%) Juniper
2 5 (20.83%) Symantec
2 5 (20.83%) Websense
2 5 (20.83%) Qualys
3 3 (12.50%) Bomgar
3 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 3 (12.50%) Dell KACE
3 3 (12.50%) McAfee
3 3 (12.50%) Apple
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (8.33%) Polycom
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Tripwire
5 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) IBM