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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 66 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 13 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.66% 0.66% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.13% 4.71% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 6
Average salary £25,500 £33,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.88% +6.34%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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
99 85 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 12.63% 14.12% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 96 68 79
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,540
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 21 October 2014. 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
Frome - 7 £25,500 -
Taunton 0 1 - -
Yeovil - 1 £27,500 -
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
1 17 (89.47%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) DHCP
2 11 (57.89%) DNS
3 10 (52.63%) ITIL
3 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
4 9 (47.37%) LAN
5 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
5 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
5 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 7 (36.84%) WAN
6 7 (36.84%) Juniper
6 7 (36.84%) SAN
6 7 (36.84%) Change Management
6 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (36.84%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 8
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco
8 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (21.05%) Wireless
9 3 (15.79%) PDA
9 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) SonicWALL
9 3 (15.79%) HP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) DHCP
2 11 (57.89%) DNS
3 9 (47.37%) LAN
4 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
5 7 (36.84%) WAN
5 7 (36.84%) SAN
6 4 (21.05%) Wireless
7 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
8 2 (10.53%) 3G
General
1 2 (10.53%) Electronics
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
1 2 (10.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) IT Support
2 9 (47.37%) Support Engineer
3 7 (36.84%) Senior IT Support
3 7 (36.84%) IT Support Engineer
3 7 (36.84%) Senior Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Junior IT Support
6 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) PDA
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 8
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Change Management
3 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) Communications Security
4 2 (10.53%) Information Management
4 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) MetaFrame
3 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
2 7 (36.84%) Juniper
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) SonicWALL
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Dell
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) Avaya
5 3 (15.79%) Apple