The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 57 56 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +25
Permanent jobs citing VPN 28 44 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.65% 3.64% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.24% 18.64% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 27 40 6
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
VPN
Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
249 236 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 23.60% 19.52% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 229 211 234
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

VPN
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

VPN Salary Trend in South Wales

VPN
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in South Wales

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Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 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
Cardiff -18 12 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Newport - 9 £35,000 - 1
Caerphilly +3 4 £36,250 +3.57%
Rhondda Cynon Taff -6 2 £20,000 +17.64%
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Wales

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 45 (84.91%) Cisco
2 43 (81.13%) Firewall
3 34 (64.15%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (64.15%) LAN
4 28 (52.83%) WAN
5 27 (50.94%) BGP
6 25 (47.17%) CCNP
7 22 (41.51%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (35.85%) CheckPoint
8 19 (35.85%) MPLS
8 19 (35.85%) Windows
9 18 (33.96%) Load Balancing
9 18 (33.96%) F5
10 17 (32.08%) DHCP
11 15 (28.30%) Juniper
11 15 (28.30%) DNS
11 15 (28.30%) HSRP
12 14 (26.42%) SLA
13 13 (24.53%) IPsec
13 13 (24.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (22.64%) VMware
14 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
14 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
15 11 (20.75%) EIGRP
15 11 (20.75%) Cisco PIX
16 10 (18.87%) Degree
16 10 (18.87%) ITIL
16 10 (18.87%) CCNA
16 10 (18.87%) OSPF
16 10 (18.87%) Internet

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 (3.77%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.77%) Apache
1 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.89%) SAS
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
2 1 (1.89%) GroupWise
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (81.13%) Firewall
2 34 (64.15%) LAN
3 28 (52.83%) WAN
4 27 (50.94%) BGP
5 22 (41.51%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (35.85%) MPLS
7 17 (32.08%) DHCP
8 15 (28.30%) DNS
8 15 (28.30%) HSRP
9 13 (24.53%) IPsec
9 13 (24.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
11 11 (20.75%) EIGRP
11 11 (20.75%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (18.87%) OSPF
12 10 (18.87%) Internet
13 8 (15.09%) VRRP
13 8 (15.09%) FTP
13 8 (15.09%) FWSM
14 7 (13.21%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (15.09%) Advertising
2 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Welsh Language
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Support Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Network Support
5 6 (11.32%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Network Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Operations Team Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Network Team Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Service Support Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Support Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (3.77%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) EPoS
1 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) UNIX
3 4 (7.55%) Linux
4 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.77%) NetWare
5 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Load Balancing
2 10 (18.87%) ITIL
3 8 (15.09%) Capacity Management
4 5 (9.43%) Security Architecture
4 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
4 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.55%) Network Design
5 4 (7.55%) Change Control
6 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (3.77%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.77%) Network Management
7 2 (3.77%) Time Management
7 2 (3.77%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.89%) Performance Testing
8 1 (1.89%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.89%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) AWK
1 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (64.15%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (47.17%) CCNP
3 10 (18.87%) Degree
3 10 (18.87%) CCNA
4 7 (13.21%) CCIP
4 7 (13.21%) CCIE
5 5 (9.43%) SAP Certification
6 2 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (3.77%) JNCIP
6 2 (3.77%) CCSA
6 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) CCENT
7 1 (1.89%) CCDA
7 1 (1.89%) CCDP
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) SLA
2 8 (15.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (9.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) vSphere
4 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 45 (84.91%) Cisco
2 19 (35.85%) CheckPoint
3 18 (33.96%) F5
4 15 (28.30%) Juniper
5 12 (22.64%) VMware
5 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
6 8 (15.09%) HP
7 7 (13.21%) SolarWinds
8 5 (9.43%) SAP
9 3 (5.66%) Novell
10 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.77%) Nokia
10 2 (3.77%) Symantec
10 2 (3.77%) Dell
11 1 (1.89%) BT
11 1 (1.89%) TOWER Software
11 1 (1.89%) Google
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + 10% pension,25 days a/l, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Hyphen
Salary: Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus+ben
Posted: 6 days ago