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 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 83 68 47
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 16 22 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.28% 2.02% 4.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.55% 7.77% 18.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 44
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £30,000 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -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
212 283 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 16.91% 25.96% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 200 265 223
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% -6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VPN
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 28 August 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in South Wales

VPN
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 28 August 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
Cardiff -14 8 £37,500 -31.81% 2
Newport -11 3 £26,000 -25.71%
Bridgend - 3 £27,500 -
Caerphilly +6 1 £37,500 -
Monmouthshire - 1 £24,500 -
VPN
Wales

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (76.92%) Firewall
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco
3 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) WAN
4 10 (38.46%) LAN
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
4 10 (38.46%) DNS
4 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 10 (38.46%) CCNA
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (34.62%) F5
5 9 (34.62%) OSPF
6 8 (30.77%) BGP
6 8 (30.77%) Internet
6 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 8 (30.77%) VMware
7 7 (26.92%) Wireless
7 7 (26.92%) Network Security
7 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
7 7 (26.92%) FTP
7 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
7 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
7 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
8 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (23.08%) Juniper
8 6 (23.08%) Nokia
8 6 (23.08%) DHCP
8 6 (23.08%) Network Management

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (19.23%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Lync
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) WAN
3 10 (38.46%) LAN
3 10 (38.46%) DNS
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (34.62%) OSPF
5 8 (30.77%) BGP
5 8 (30.77%) Internet
6 7 (26.92%) Network Security
6 7 (26.92%) Wireless
6 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
6 7 (26.92%) FTP
7 6 (23.08%) DHCP
7 6 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (19.23%) FDDI
8 5 (19.23%) IPsec
8 5 (19.23%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (19.23%) EIGRP
8 5 (19.23%) Ethernet
8 5 (19.23%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Systems Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Junior Network Support
4 1 (3.85%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Junior
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (19.23%) Statistics
4 4 (15.38%) Client/Server
5 3 (11.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Load Balancing
2 6 (23.08%) Network Management
3 5 (19.23%) Change Management
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Change Control
5 3 (11.54%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) SIEM
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.85%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.85%) Line Management
7 1 (3.85%) Data Security
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) CCNA
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 5 (19.23%) MCITP
4 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) SAP Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CCSA
5 1 (3.85%) CCSE
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) ISO 9001
1 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Firmware
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) OpenView
1 5 (19.23%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (19.23%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 9 (34.62%) F5
5 8 (30.77%) VMware
6 6 (23.08%) Juniper
6 6 (23.08%) Nokia
7 5 (19.23%) BMC
7 5 (19.23%) Remedy
7 5 (19.23%) 3Com
7 5 (19.23%) Nortel
7 5 (19.23%) SonicWALL
8 4 (15.38%) Fortinet
8 4 (15.38%) Avaya
8 4 (15.38%) Siemens
9 3 (11.54%) Citrix
9 3 (11.54%) Veeam
10 1 (3.85%) SAP
10 1 (3.85%) HP
10 1 (3.85%) Dell
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
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CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 20% bonus,healthcare etc
Posted: 22 days ago