The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 143 127 130
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Permanent jobs citing VPN 93 97 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.51% 1.86% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.95% 11.53% 7.90%
Number of salaries quoted 80 82 68
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £44,850
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1039 841 1076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.86% 16.14% 19.36%
Number of salaries quoted 877 697 913
Average salary £35,000 £38,472 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.02% +9.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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England

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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

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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

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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 31 July 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in the South West

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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 31 July 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 +3 35 £25,000 -3.84% 7
Bristol -18 26 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Devon -4 11 £22,000 +10.00%
Gloucestershire -15 10 £29,250 -16.42% 5
Dorset -3 8 £27,500 - 2
Somerset -27 4 £25,000 -23.07% 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 141 (80.57%) Windows
2 110 (62.86%) Firewall
3 99 (56.57%) Active Directory
4 75 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (42.29%) VMware
6 70 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 69 (39.43%) DNS
8 66 (37.71%) TCP/IP
9 60 (34.29%) Windows 7
10 56 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 55 (31.43%) MS Exchange
12 51 (29.14%) MS Excel
13 48 (27.43%) DHCP
14 46 (26.29%) Linux
15 41 (23.43%) Cisco
15 41 (23.43%) LAN
16 38 (21.71%) Windows XP
16 38 (21.71%) MS Office
16 38 (21.71%) SAN
17 34 (19.43%) Windows Server 2003
18 33 (18.86%) Exchange Server 2010
19 32 (18.29%) IIS
19 32 (18.29%) IPsec
20 31 (17.71%) SQL Server
20 31 (17.71%) WAN
21 27 (15.43%) Cisco Certification
21 27 (15.43%) Microsoft Certification
21 27 (15.43%) VMware ESX
22 26 (14.86%) Citrix
22 26 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 55 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 33 (18.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (18.29%) IIS
4 21 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.43%) Lync
8 4 (2.29%) Apache
9 3 (1.71%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.14%) Zimbra
11 1 (0.57%) nginx
11 1 (0.57%) Confluence
11 1 (0.57%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 51 (29.14%) MS Excel
2 38 (21.71%) MS Office
3 12 (6.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.57%) Office 365
2 4 (2.29%) SaaS
2 4 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 110 (62.86%) Firewall
2 69 (39.43%) DNS
3 66 (37.71%) TCP/IP
4 48 (27.43%) DHCP
5 41 (23.43%) LAN
6 38 (21.71%) SAN
7 32 (18.29%) IPsec
8 31 (17.71%) WAN
9 24 (13.71%) SMTP
10 21 (12.00%) HTTP
11 19 (10.86%) Network Security
12 18 (10.29%) Wireless
12 18 (10.29%) Ethernet
13 17 (9.71%) SSL
14 15 (8.57%) OSPF
14 15 (8.57%) BGP
15 13 (7.43%) Internet
15 13 (7.43%) H.323
16 12 (6.86%) VoIP
16 12 (6.86%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.14%) MySQL
3 8 (4.57%) Big Data
3 8 (4.57%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.57%) JIRA
2 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.57%) Hudson
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 22 (12.57%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.43%) Back Office
3 6 (3.43%) French Language
3 6 (3.43%) German Language
3 6 (3.43%) Italian Language
3 6 (3.43%) Spanish Language
4 4 (2.29%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.29%) Banking
5 3 (1.71%) Military
5 3 (1.71%) Finance
6 2 (1.14%) Electronics
6 2 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (22.86%) Support Engineer
2 28 (16.00%) Analyst
3 27 (15.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (12.57%) Network Engineer
4 22 (12.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (9.71%) Systems Administrator
5 17 (9.71%) Administrator
6 15 (8.57%) IT Support
7 14 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
7 14 (8.00%) Help Desk Engineer
7 14 (8.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 13 (7.43%) Server Engineer
8 13 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (6.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 11 (6.29%) Windows Administrator
9 11 (6.29%) Service Analyst
10 10 (5.71%) Technical Support
10 10 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.00%) XML
2 17 (9.71%) HTML
3 7 (4.00%) Web Services
4 3 (1.71%) Middleware
5 2 (1.14%) STL
6 1 (0.57%) WAP
6 1 (0.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.71%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.86%) Digital Media
3 9 (5.14%) PDA
3 9 (5.14%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.57%) Firmware
5 6 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.86%) iPad
6 5 (2.86%) PKI
6 5 (2.86%) Replication
7 4 (2.29%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.29%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.71%) Clustering
9 2 (1.14%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.14%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.14%) IVR
9 2 (1.14%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.14%) EPoS
9 2 (1.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 141 (80.57%) Windows
2 75 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (34.29%) Windows 7
4 46 (26.29%) Linux
5 38 (21.71%) Windows XP
6 34 (19.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (13.14%) Windows Vista
9 15 (8.57%) Windows 8
10 12 (6.86%) CentOS
11 6 (3.43%) UNIX
11 6 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.86%) Debian
13 3 (1.71%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.71%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.14%) Solaris
15 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.14%) Network Monitoring
2 20 (11.43%) ITIL
2 20 (11.43%) Service Management
3 18 (10.29%) Configuration Management
4 15 (8.57%) Time Management
5 14 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 12 (6.86%) Change Control
6 12 (6.86%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (4.57%) DNA
8 8 (4.57%) High Availability
8 8 (4.57%) Network Management
9 7 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (4.00%) Network Design
9 7 (4.00%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.43%) Load Balancing
11 5 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.86%) Information Security
11 5 (2.86%) Migration
11 5 (2.86%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.43%) SQL
2 7 (4.00%) Java
3 5 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.29%) C#
5 3 (1.71%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.71%) Perl
6 2 (1.14%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.14%) Python
6 2 (1.14%) C++
6 2 (1.14%) C
7 1 (0.57%) VBScript
7 1 (0.57%) PHP
7 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (15.43%) Cisco Certification
1 27 (15.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (14.29%) Degree
3 24 (13.71%) CCNP
4 20 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.43%) MCSE
6 11 (6.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (5.71%) CCNA
7 10 (5.71%) SC Cleared
8 9 (5.14%) MCSA
9 6 (3.43%) HND
10 5 (2.86%) MCTS
11 4 (2.29%) CCDP
12 3 (1.71%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.71%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.14%) MCITP
13 2 (1.14%) CCIE
13 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.57%) CCDE
14 1 (0.57%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.71%) SLA
2 3 (1.71%) QA
2 3 (1.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 99 (56.57%) Active Directory
2 56 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (15.43%) VMware ESX
4 25 (14.29%) Terminal Services
5 20 (11.43%) vSphere
6 7 (4.00%) vCloud
7 6 (3.43%) MetaFrame
7 6 (3.43%) XenApp
8 5 (2.86%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.71%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.71%) UAG
9 3 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.71%) Samba
10 2 (1.14%) NFS
11 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.57%) XenServer
11 1 (0.57%) Postfix
11 1 (0.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 9 (5.14%) Nagios
2 8 (4.57%) SCCM
2 8 (4.57%) logstash
3 5 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.29%) MOM
4 4 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.29%) Puppet
5 3 (1.71%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.71%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.14%) WSUS
7 1 (0.57%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 74 (42.29%) VMware
2 70 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 41 (23.43%) Cisco
4 26 (14.86%) Citrix
5 17 (9.71%) Juniper
6 15 (8.57%) HP
7 14 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 13 (7.43%) CheckPoint
8 13 (7.43%) Avaya
9 11 (6.29%) Apple
9 11 (6.29%) Dell
10 9 (5.14%) SonicWALL
11 8 (4.57%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.57%) Oracle
12 6 (3.43%) Nokia
13 4 (2.29%) Sage
13 4 (2.29%) Sun
13 4 (2.29%) SAP
14 3 (1.71%) Tandberg
14 3 (1.71%) Nortel
Wareham, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £6k car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Teachers Building Society
Salary: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum + excellent bens.
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago