The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 134 136 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 127 99 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.12% 1.60% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.32% 9.57% 12.21%
Number of salaries quoted 91 85 87
Average salary £32,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £20,750 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £54,900
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
VPN
England

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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1231 1035 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 20.51% 16.69% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 822 737
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VPN
Salary Trend in the South West

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

VPN Salary Trend in the South West

VPN
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in the South West

VPN
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Wiltshire +22 49 £37,000 +48.00% 9
Bristol -16 27 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Gloucestershire +1 25 £31,500 -15.43% 3
Somerset +25 19 £40,250 +0.62% 2
Devon -7 9 £23,750 +7.95%
Dorset +13 8 £22,500 -18.18% 3
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 162 (71.05%) Windows
2 126 (55.26%) Firewall
3 117 (51.32%) Cisco
4 106 (46.49%) VMware
5 101 (44.30%) TCP/IP
6 89 (39.04%) DNS
7 85 (37.28%) Microsoft
8 80 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 75 (32.89%) WAN
9 75 (32.89%) Active Directory
10 71 (31.14%) MS Exchange
11 66 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
12 64 (28.07%) LAN
13 62 (27.19%) Citrix
14 58 (25.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 58 (25.44%) Linux
15 56 (24.56%) ITIL
15 56 (24.56%) Windows Server 2003
16 53 (23.25%) MPLS
16 53 (23.25%) DHCP
17 52 (22.81%) MCSE
18 51 (22.37%) CCNA
19 49 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
20 46 (20.18%) Windows Server 2012
21 41 (17.98%) Juniper
21 41 (17.98%) Exchange Server 2010
22 40 (17.54%) MS Office
22 40 (17.54%) VLAN
23 37 (16.23%) MS Excel
23 37 (16.23%) Wireless

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 71 (31.14%) MS Exchange
2 41 (17.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (8.77%) IIS
5 19 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 16 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (6.58%) Apache
8 11 (4.82%) Lync
9 10 (4.39%) nginx
10 8 (3.51%) Confluence
10 8 (3.51%) MediaWiki
11 5 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.75%) MQSeries
13 3 (1.32%) SAS
14 2 (0.88%) JBoss
14 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 40 (17.54%) MS Office
2 37 (16.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.09%) Office 365
2 7 (3.07%) SaaS
3 5 (2.19%) PaaS
4 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.88%) IaaS
5 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 126 (55.26%) Firewall
2 101 (44.30%) TCP/IP
3 89 (39.04%) DNS
4 75 (32.89%) WAN
5 64 (28.07%) LAN
6 53 (23.25%) DHCP
6 53 (23.25%) MPLS
7 40 (17.54%) VLAN
8 37 (16.23%) Wireless
9 33 (14.47%) IPsec
9 33 (14.47%) SAN
10 27 (11.84%) Network Security
11 23 (10.09%) VoIP
12 20 (8.77%) SSL
13 19 (8.33%) WLAN
14 15 (6.58%) LDAP
15 14 (6.14%) Ethernet
15 14 (6.14%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (5.70%) HTTP
17 12 (5.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (5.70%) MySQL
4 11 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.39%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.75%) MS Access
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.51%) Hudson
2 8 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.51%) Subversion
2 8 (3.51%) JIRA
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 34 (14.91%) Finance
2 22 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.63%) Back Office
3 6 (2.63%) Retail
4 4 (1.75%) German Language
5 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.32%) Advertising
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (19.74%) Network Engineer
2 38 (16.67%) Analyst
3 37 (16.23%) Support Engineer
4 33 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (7.02%) Support Analyst
7 15 (6.58%) Team Leader
7 15 (6.58%) Network Team Leader
8 14 (6.14%) Support Specialist
9 13 (5.70%) Wintel Support
10 11 (4.82%) Service Analyst
10 11 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.95%) Wintel Specialist
12 9 (3.95%) Infrastructure Technician
12 9 (3.95%) Consultant
12 9 (3.95%) Administrator
13 8 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 8 (3.51%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.58%) Software Packaging
2 8 (3.51%) LAMP
3 5 (2.19%) Web Services
4 4 (1.75%) J2EE
5 2 (0.88%) COM
5 2 (0.88%) WAP
5 2 (0.88%) libvirt
6 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.60%) Data Centre
2 23 (10.09%) Client/Server
3 20 (8.77%) Clustering
4 18 (7.89%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.82%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.51%) Wiki
8 6 (2.63%) EqualLogic
8 6 (2.63%) PKI
8 6 (2.63%) PDA
8 6 (2.63%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.19%) Thin Client
9 5 (2.19%) Statistics
9 5 (2.19%) Fat Client
9 5 (2.19%) BYOD
10 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.75%) Handset
11 3 (1.32%) iPhone
12 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 162 (71.05%) Windows
2 58 (25.44%) Linux
3 56 (24.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (21.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (20.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (13.60%) Windows 7
7 22 (9.65%) Windows 8
7 22 (9.65%) Windows XP
8 16 (7.02%) CentOS
9 10 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.39%) Debian
9 10 (4.39%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.63%) UNIX
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.88%) HPUX
11 2 (0.88%) Solaris
11 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (24.56%) ITIL
2 19 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 17 (7.46%) Load Balancing
4 16 (7.02%) Service Management
5 12 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (4.82%) Network Design
7 10 (4.39%) ITSM
8 9 (3.95%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (3.51%) Migration
9 8 (3.51%) DevOps
9 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Office Automation
9 8 (3.51%) Office Automation
9 8 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (3.51%) Change Management
10 7 (3.07%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (3.07%) Time Management
10 7 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.91%) SQL
2 18 (7.89%) Perl
3 14 (6.14%) Bash Shell
4 11 (4.82%) Java
5 9 (3.95%) PHP
5 9 (3.95%) Ruby
6 8 (3.51%) Python
7 4 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.75%) C
8 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.44%) C++
9 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.44%) VBScript
9 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (25.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (22.81%) MCSE
4 51 (22.37%) CCNA
5 32 (14.04%) CCNP
6 29 (12.72%) MCSA
7 18 (7.89%) Degree
8 13 (5.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (4.82%) Security Cleared
10 8 (3.51%) SC Cleared
11 7 (3.07%) CCA
11 7 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.75%) HND
12 4 (1.75%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.75%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.32%) HP ASE
13 3 (1.32%) HP MASE
14 2 (0.88%) CCENT
14 2 (0.88%) MCDST
14 2 (0.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 80 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (32.89%) Active Directory
3 37 (16.23%) XenApp
4 24 (10.53%) vSphere
5 23 (10.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 23 (10.09%) BitLocker
6 21 (9.21%) Hyper-V
7 14 (6.14%) Samba
8 13 (5.70%) VMware ESX
9 12 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (4.39%) Postfix
10 10 (4.39%) XenServer
11 9 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (3.51%) iptables
12 8 (3.51%) XenDesktop
13 6 (2.63%) vCloud
14 4 (1.75%) NFS
14 4 (1.75%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.88%) Squid
15 2 (0.88%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 15 (6.58%) SCCM
2 12 (5.26%) Puppet
3 10 (4.39%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.95%) SCOM
4 9 (3.95%) SCVMM
4 9 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (3.51%) ZABBIX
6 5 (2.19%) Nagios
6 5 (2.19%) vMotion
6 5 (2.19%) Salt
7 4 (1.75%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.32%) MOM
8 3 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.88%) Cacti
9 2 (0.88%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.88%) SmokePing
9 2 (0.88%) Icinga
Vendors
1 117 (51.32%) Cisco
2 106 (46.49%) VMware
3 85 (37.28%) Microsoft
4 62 (27.19%) Citrix
5 41 (17.98%) Juniper
6 23 (10.09%) Remedy
7 17 (7.46%) Sophos
8 14 (6.14%) Dell
9 13 (5.70%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.26%) Symantec
10 12 (5.26%) Red Hat
11 11 (4.82%) SonicWALL
12 10 (4.39%) Veeam
12 10 (4.39%) Websense
12 10 (4.39%) Oracle
12 10 (4.39%) HP
13 9 (3.95%) Avaya
13 9 (3.95%) McAfee
14 5 (2.19%) NetApp
14 5 (2.19%) Barracuda Networks
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