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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 144 112 125
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 84 103 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.36% 2.03% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.35% 12.23% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 74 85 81
Average salary £25,500 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
1006 842 1132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.31% 16.63% 20.02%
Number of salaries quoted 875 681 959
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
Wiltshire -5 41 £25,000 -3.84% 4
Bristol -28 17 £39,000 +14.70% 5
Dorset +2 10 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Somerset -19 7 £25,500 -20.31% 4
Gloucestershire -15 5 £22,000 -37.14%
Devon -9 4 £17,750 -11.25%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 142 (81.61%) Windows
2 115 (66.09%) Firewall
3 94 (54.02%) Active Directory
4 76 (43.68%) VMware
5 73 (41.95%) DNS
6 70 (40.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (39.66%) TCP/IP
8 68 (39.08%) Microsoft
9 58 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 57 (32.76%) MS Exchange
11 55 (31.61%) Windows 7
12 52 (29.89%) DHCP
13 43 (24.71%) Linux
14 42 (24.14%) MS Excel
15 41 (23.56%) Cisco
15 41 (23.56%) MS Office
15 41 (23.56%) SAN
16 39 (22.41%) Windows XP
17 37 (21.26%) LAN
18 36 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
18 36 (20.69%) IPsec
19 33 (18.97%) IIS
20 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
21 31 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
21 31 (17.82%) SQL Server
22 30 (17.24%) ITIL
22 30 (17.24%) WAN
23 29 (16.67%) Terminal Services
23 29 (16.67%) Degree
24 28 (16.09%) Citrix

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 57 (32.76%) MS Exchange
2 33 (18.97%) IIS
3 27 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (6.90%) Lync
6 11 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.30%) Apache
7 4 (2.30%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.15%) Zimbra
10 1 (0.57%) Confluence
10 1 (0.57%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.57%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 41 (23.56%) MS Office
3 10 (5.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.60%) Office 365
2 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.30%) SaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 115 (66.09%) Firewall
2 73 (41.95%) DNS
3 69 (39.66%) TCP/IP
4 52 (29.89%) DHCP
5 41 (23.56%) SAN
6 37 (21.26%) LAN
7 36 (20.69%) IPsec
8 30 (17.24%) WAN
9 22 (12.64%) SMTP
10 21 (12.07%) Ethernet
10 21 (12.07%) SSL
10 21 (12.07%) HTTP
11 20 (11.49%) Network Security
12 17 (9.77%) Wireless
13 15 (8.62%) OSPF
13 15 (8.62%) BGP
14 14 (8.05%) MPLS
14 14 (8.05%) NAS
15 13 (7.47%) H.323
15 13 (7.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.64%) MySQL
3 8 (4.60%) Big Data
3 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.15%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.57%) Subversion
2 1 (0.57%) JIRA
2 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.57%) Hudson
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (9.20%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.90%) Back Office
3 6 (3.45%) French Language
3 6 (3.45%) German Language
3 6 (3.45%) Italian Language
3 6 (3.45%) Spanish Language
4 4 (2.30%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.30%) Banking
5 2 (1.15%) Military
5 2 (1.15%) Electronics
5 2 (1.15%) Finance
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (21.84%) Support Engineer
2 34 (19.54%) Analyst
3 23 (13.22%) Network Engineer
4 22 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (10.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (10.34%) IT Support
7 17 (9.77%) Administrator
7 17 (9.77%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (8.62%) Service Analyst
9 14 (8.05%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (7.47%) Help Desk Support
10 13 (7.47%) Help Desk Engineer
10 13 (7.47%) Help Desk Support Engineer
11 12 (6.90%) Server Engineer
11 12 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (6.32%) Windows Administrator
12 11 (6.32%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 10 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (5.75%) Technical Support
14 9 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.07%) XML
2 17 (9.77%) HTML
3 7 (4.02%) Web Services
4 3 (1.72%) Middleware
5 2 (1.15%) STL
6 1 (0.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.92%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.75%) Digital Media
2 10 (5.75%) Client/Server
2 10 (5.75%) PDA
3 9 (5.17%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.17%) iPad
4 8 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.02%) PKI
6 6 (3.45%) Firmware
6 6 (3.45%) Replication
7 5 (2.87%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.87%) iPhone
8 4 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.72%) SCADA
9 3 (1.72%) Clustering
9 3 (1.72%) EPoS
9 3 (1.72%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.15%) Streaming Video
10 2 (1.15%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 142 (81.61%) Windows
2 70 (40.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (31.61%) Windows 7
4 43 (24.71%) Linux
5 39 (22.41%) Windows XP
6 36 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (14.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (10.34%) Windows Vista
9 13 (7.47%) CentOS
10 12 (6.90%) Windows 8
11 8 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (3.45%) UNIX
13 5 (2.87%) Debian
14 3 (1.72%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.72%) Mac OS
15 2 (1.15%) Solaris
16 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.24%) ITIL
2 22 (12.64%) Network Monitoring
3 20 (11.49%) Service Management
4 17 (9.77%) Configuration Management
4 17 (9.77%) Time Management
5 12 (6.90%) Service Delivery
6 11 (6.32%) Risk Management
7 10 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.75%) Change Control
8 9 (5.17%) Network Design
9 8 (4.60%) DNA
9 8 (4.60%) High Availability
9 8 (4.60%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.02%) Network Management
10 7 (4.02%) CAD
11 6 (3.45%) Migration
11 6 (3.45%) Information Security
11 6 (3.45%) ITSM
11 6 (3.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.64%) SQL
2 7 (4.02%) Java
3 5 (2.87%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.87%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.30%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.30%) C#
5 3 (1.72%) C++
5 3 (1.72%) Perl
5 3 (1.72%) Assembly Language
5 3 (1.72%) C
6 2 (1.15%) VBScript
6 2 (1.15%) Python
7 1 (0.57%) PHP
7 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (16.67%) Degree
4 28 (16.09%) CCNP
5 19 (10.92%) Security Cleared
6 13 (7.47%) MCSE
7 12 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (5.75%) CCNA
8 10 (5.75%) MCSA
9 8 (4.60%) SC Cleared
10 7 (4.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (3.45%) HND
12 5 (2.87%) CCDP
12 5 (2.87%) MCTS
13 4 (2.30%) JNCIS
13 4 (2.30%) MCP
14 2 (1.15%) CCIE
14 2 (1.15%) MCITP
15 1 (0.57%) JNCIE
15 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.77%) SLA
2 3 (1.72%) COBIT
2 3 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 94 (54.02%) Active Directory
2 58 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 25 (14.37%) VMware ESX
5 20 (11.49%) vSphere
6 11 (6.32%) MetaFrame
7 9 (5.17%) vCloud
8 8 (4.60%) UAG
9 6 (3.45%) Hyper-V
9 6 (3.45%) XenApp
10 3 (1.72%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.72%) Samba
11 2 (1.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.15%) NFS
12 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.57%) XenServer
12 1 (0.57%) Postfix
12 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.57%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (7.47%) SCCM
2 9 (5.17%) Nagios
3 8 (4.60%) logstash
4 7 (4.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.45%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.30%) MOM
6 4 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.30%) Puppet
7 3 (1.72%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.72%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.15%) WSUS
8 2 (1.15%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.15%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.57%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 76 (43.68%) VMware
2 68 (39.08%) Microsoft
3 41 (23.56%) Cisco
4 28 (16.09%) Citrix
5 21 (12.07%) Juniper
6 20 (11.49%) HP
7 18 (10.34%) Avaya
7 18 (10.34%) CheckPoint
8 17 (9.77%) Apple
8 17 (9.77%) Dell
9 16 (9.20%) SolarWinds
10 14 (8.05%) SonicWALL
11 7 (4.02%) Symantec
11 7 (4.02%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.45%) Oracle
13 4 (2.30%) Sun
13 4 (2.30%) Nokia
13 4 (2.30%) Sage
14 3 (1.72%) Tandberg
14 3 (1.72%) AppSense
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Frome, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Frome, Somerset
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £25-26,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Cobham
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Everything Everywhere
Salary: £Competitive+benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension + Bonus
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Scheme
Posted: 24 days ago