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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 61 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -5
Permanent jobs citing VPN 33 21 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.91% 1.83% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.41% 11.29% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 32 17 3
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £46,800 £44,900 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
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
229 186 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 20.21% 16.22% 20.02%
Number of salaries quoted 217 169 169
Average salary £38,400 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.71% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 +16 19 £37,000 +27.58% 1
Newport +17 6 £31,500 -13.69% 1
Torfaen +1 6 £37,500 +19.04% 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £20,000 -
VPN
Wales

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 44 (78.57%) Firewall
2 42 (75.00%) Cisco
3 32 (57.14%) LAN
3 32 (57.14%) WAN
4 30 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (46.43%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (41.07%) CheckPoint
7 20 (35.71%) CCNP
8 19 (33.93%) Windows
9 17 (30.36%) Load Balancing
10 16 (28.57%) Juniper
10 16 (28.57%) TCP/IP
10 16 (28.57%) DNS
10 16 (28.57%) MPLS
10 16 (28.57%) BGP
11 13 (23.21%) DHCP
11 13 (23.21%) CCNA
11 13 (23.21%) SLA
12 12 (21.43%) Degree
12 12 (21.43%) IPsec
12 12 (21.43%) Internet
12 12 (21.43%) VMware
12 12 (21.43%) F5
13 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
13 11 (19.64%) Cisco PIX
14 10 (17.86%) OSPF
15 9 (16.07%) EIGRP
15 9 (16.07%) Wireless
15 9 (16.07%) CCIE
15 9 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (10.71%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) SAS
4 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.36%) SaaS
3 2 (3.57%) PaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (78.57%) Firewall
2 32 (57.14%) LAN
2 32 (57.14%) WAN
3 26 (46.43%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 16 (28.57%) DNS
4 16 (28.57%) MPLS
4 16 (28.57%) BGP
5 13 (23.21%) DHCP
6 12 (21.43%) Internet
6 12 (21.43%) IPsec
7 11 (19.64%) Cisco PIX
8 10 (17.86%) OSPF
9 9 (16.07%) EIGRP
9 9 (16.07%) Wireless
10 8 (14.29%) SAN
10 8 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (12.50%) IPv4
11 7 (12.50%) IPv6
11 7 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.93%) Welsh Language
3 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 4 (7.14%) Advertising
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Network Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Administrator
4 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Network Administrator
5 5 (8.93%) Network Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Network Support
6 4 (7.14%) Support Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Service Support Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Service Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) EPoS
2 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.36%) UNIX
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.57%) Android
5 2 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 6 (10.71%) Time Management
4 6 (10.71%) Security Architecture
4 6 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (10.71%) ITIL
4 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.93%) Network Design
5 5 (8.93%) Change Control
5 5 (8.93%) Capacity Management
6 4 (7.14%) Network Management
6 4 (7.14%) Network Architecture
6 4 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.36%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.36%) Project Management
7 3 (5.36%) Software Deployment
7 3 (5.36%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) Perl
3 2 (3.57%) AWK
4 1 (1.79%) Ruby
4 1 (1.79%) PHP
4 1 (1.79%) Python
4 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (35.71%) CCNP
3 13 (23.21%) CCNA
4 12 (21.43%) Degree
5 9 (16.07%) CCIE
6 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (3.57%) CCSA
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.57%) SAP Certification
7 2 (3.57%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.79%) CCDA
8 1 (1.79%) CCDP
8 1 (1.79%) CCIP
8 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.79%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.79%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.21%) SLA
2 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) VMware ESX
3 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.36%) ProxySG
3 3 (5.36%) vSphere
3 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.57%) NFS
4 2 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.57%) Firmware
5 1 (1.79%) Samba
5 1 (1.79%) Squid
5 1 (1.79%) Xen
5 1 (1.79%) XenServer
5 1 (1.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (75.00%) Cisco
2 23 (41.07%) CheckPoint
3 16 (28.57%) Juniper
4 12 (21.43%) VMware
4 12 (21.43%) F5
5 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.71%) HP
7 4 (7.14%) EMC
7 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.36%) Citrix
8 3 (5.36%) Nokia
8 3 (5.36%) Mitel
8 3 (5.36%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.36%) Google
9 2 (3.57%) Brocade
9 2 (3.57%) Symantec
9 2 (3.57%) Dell
9 2 (3.57%) IBM
9 2 (3.57%) SAP
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