The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 65 67 50
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Permanent jobs citing VPN 8 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.34% 1.08% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.60% 9.30% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 4
Average salary £52,500 £25,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+105.88% -20.31%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.26% -5.33%
VPN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 86 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 15.55% 11.56% 14.31%
Number of salaries quoted 84 86 60
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

VPN
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

VPN Salary Trend in Somerset

VPN
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Somerset

VPN
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 4 £52,500 -
Clevedon - 2 £28,500 -
Street - 1 - -
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 24 (82.76%) Firewall
2 22 (75.86%) Windows
3 18 (62.07%) Cisco
4 16 (55.17%) TCP/IP
4 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (48.28%) WAN
5 14 (48.28%) Telecoms
6 13 (44.83%) Wireless
6 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (44.83%) LAN
7 12 (41.38%) Juniper
7 12 (41.38%) MPLS
7 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (37.93%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (37.93%) SonicWALL
8 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (37.93%) CCNA
8 11 (37.93%) WLAN
8 11 (37.93%) MCSE
8 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (24.14%) MS Office
9 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
9 7 (24.14%) VMware
10 6 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
11 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office Automation
11 5 (17.24%) Office Automation
11 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
11 5 (17.24%) Windows XP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (6.90%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) WorkSite
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) Firewall
2 16 (55.17%) TCP/IP
3 14 (48.28%) WAN
4 13 (44.83%) LAN
4 13 (44.83%) Wireless
5 12 (41.38%) MPLS
6 11 (37.93%) WLAN
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (17.24%) Network Security
9 4 (13.79%) IPv4
9 4 (13.79%) Internet
10 3 (10.34%) SAN
10 3 (10.34%) OSPF
10 3 (10.34%) VLAN
10 3 (10.34%) DHCP
10 3 (10.34%) DNS
10 3 (10.34%) iSCSI
11 2 (6.90%) BGP
12 1 (3.45%) Intranet
12 1 (3.45%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (48.28%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (3.45%) French Language
3 1 (3.45%) German Language
3 1 (3.45%) Italian Language
3 1 (3.45%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Network Engineer
1 11 (37.93%) Team Leader
1 11 (37.93%) Network Team Leader
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Service Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Security Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Network Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security Architect
4 3 (10.34%) IT Support
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
3 2 (6.90%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (17.24%) Windows XP
5 5 (17.24%) Linux
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.90%) HPUX
8 2 (6.90%) Solaris
9 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
9 1 (3.45%) UNIX
9 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office Automation
1 5 (17.24%) Office Automation
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Information Security
2 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) CRM
4 2 (6.90%) ERP
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Memory Management
4 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Software Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.45%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.45%) Content Management
5 1 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Ruby
2 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (37.93%) MCSE
2 11 (37.93%) CCNA
3 4 (13.79%) CCDP
3 4 (13.79%) CCNP
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (6.90%) NFS
3 2 (6.90%) Postfix
3 2 (6.90%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Cacti
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
1 2 (6.90%) Cobbler
1 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.90%) SmokePing
1 2 (6.90%) Icinga
1 2 (6.90%) Graphite
1 2 (6.90%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
2 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) Juniper
3 11 (37.93%) SonicWALL
4 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.34%) HP
7 2 (6.90%) Dell
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle
7 2 (6.90%) SAP
7 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (6.90%) TARGIT
8 1 (3.45%) Avaya