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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 133 160 98
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -62
Permanent jobs citing VPN 112 66 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.88% 1.25% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.42% 7.39% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 95 45 118
Average salary £34,000 £27,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.63% -20.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
981 893 1143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.50% 16.96% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 844 688 946
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,400 £50,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Gloucestershire +27 39 £29,000 -26.58% 4
Wiltshire +15 31 £35,000 +42.85% 4
Bristol -10 21 £44,750 +75.49% 7
Somerset +14 11 £34,000 +23.63% 5
Dorset -28 5 £35,500 -16.47% 3
Devon +2 3 £17,500 -36.36% 2
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 183 (70.66%) Windows
2 177 (68.34%) Firewall
3 114 (44.02%) Microsoft
4 110 (42.47%) VMware
5 105 (40.54%) Active Directory
6 94 (36.29%) Cisco
7 92 (35.52%) Linux
8 90 (34.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 86 (33.20%) ITIL
10 82 (31.66%) DNS
11 77 (29.73%) MS Exchange
12 76 (29.34%) TCP/IP
13 74 (28.57%) WAN
14 69 (26.64%) Cisco Certification
15 63 (24.32%) MS Office
16 60 (23.17%) MS Excel
17 57 (22.01%) DHCP
18 56 (21.62%) LAN
19 54 (20.85%) SQL
19 54 (20.85%) Juniper
19 54 (20.85%) Degree
20 52 (20.08%) IPsec
21 51 (19.69%) Network Security
22 49 (18.92%) MPLS
23 47 (18.15%) CCNP
24 46 (17.76%) Citrix
24 46 (17.76%) SAN
24 46 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
25 45 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
26 44 (16.99%) Windows Server 2003

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 77 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 32 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (8.11%) IIS
4 17 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (5.41%) SharePoint
6 13 (5.02%) Lync
6 13 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.86%) Apache
8 9 (3.47%) nginx
9 8 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (2.70%) Confluence
10 7 (2.70%) MediaWiki
11 4 (1.54%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.77%) JBoss
12 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (24.32%) MS Office
2 60 (23.17%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.63%) Office 365
2 4 (1.54%) SaaS
3 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.77%) IaaS
3 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 177 (68.34%) Firewall
2 82 (31.66%) DNS
3 76 (29.34%) TCP/IP
4 74 (28.57%) WAN
5 57 (22.01%) DHCP
6 56 (21.62%) LAN
7 52 (20.08%) IPsec
8 51 (19.69%) Network Security
9 49 (18.92%) MPLS
10 46 (17.76%) SAN
11 31 (11.97%) SSL
12 30 (11.58%) VoIP
12 30 (11.58%) Wireless
13 25 (9.65%) VLAN
14 24 (9.27%) NAS
15 19 (7.34%) LDAP
15 19 (7.34%) OSPF
15 19 (7.34%) BGP
16 16 (6.18%) Internet
16 16 (6.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.04%) MySQL
3 11 (4.25%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.70%) Subversion
1 7 (2.70%) JIRA
1 7 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.70%) Hudson
1 7 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.77%) Selenium
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
General
1 33 (12.74%) Finance
2 18 (6.95%) Aerospace
3 15 (5.79%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.93%) Electronics
4 5 (1.93%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.93%) German Language
5 3 (1.16%) Banking
5 3 (1.16%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (17.37%) Support Engineer
2 32 (12.36%) Analyst
3 31 (11.97%) Network Engineer
4 27 (10.42%) Consultant
5 23 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (8.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 19 (7.34%) Help Desk Support
7 17 (6.56%) IT Support
8 16 (6.18%) Support Specialist
9 14 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (5.41%) Support Technician
10 13 (5.02%) Technical Support
10 13 (5.02%) Administrator
10 13 (5.02%) Service Manager
11 11 (4.25%) Designer
11 11 (4.25%) Service Desk Manager
11 11 (4.25%) Help Desk Engineer
12 10 (3.86%) Wintel Support
12 10 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (3.86%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.79%) Software Packaging
2 8 (3.09%) LAMP
3 6 (2.32%) LINQ
4 5 (1.93%) J2EE
5 3 (1.16%) Web Services
6 2 (0.77%) XML
6 2 (0.77%) libvirt
7 1 (0.39%) Middleware
7 1 (0.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.11%) Client/Server
2 20 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.41%) Blackberry
4 12 (4.63%) PKI
4 12 (4.63%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.25%) Clustering
6 10 (3.86%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.70%) Wiki
7 7 (2.70%) Open Source
8 6 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.32%) CESG
9 5 (1.93%) PDA
9 5 (1.93%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.16%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.77%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.77%) iPhone
11 2 (0.77%) Replication
12 1 (0.39%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 183 (70.66%) Windows
2 92 (35.52%) Linux
3 46 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (16.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (10.42%) Windows 7
6 23 (8.88%) CentOS
7 20 (7.72%) Windows XP
8 19 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (5.79%) Ubuntu
9 15 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.86%) Debian
11 9 (3.47%) UNIX
11 9 (3.47%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.70%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.54%) Android
14 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.20%) ITIL
2 24 (9.27%) Configuration Management
2 24 (9.27%) Cyber Security
3 22 (8.49%) Service Management
4 20 (7.72%) Network Monitoring
5 19 (7.34%) Change Management
6 18 (6.95%) Mentoring
7 16 (6.18%) ITSM
7 16 (6.18%) Incident Management
8 13 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (4.63%) CRM
9 12 (4.63%) Problem Management
9 12 (4.63%) Software Deployment
9 12 (4.63%) Coaching
10 11 (4.25%) Change Control
10 11 (4.25%) Risk Management
11 10 (3.86%) Load Balancing
12 9 (3.47%) Capacity Management
12 9 (3.47%) Network Design
12 9 (3.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.85%) SQL
2 34 (13.13%) Python
3 31 (11.97%) Perl
4 20 (7.72%) PowerShell
5 13 (5.02%) Java
6 12 (4.63%) PHP
7 10 (3.86%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.09%) C#
9 6 (2.32%) Ruby
10 5 (1.93%) C
11 4 (1.54%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.16%) C++
13 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.39%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (26.64%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (20.85%) Degree
3 47 (18.15%) CCNP
4 45 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (15.83%) Security Cleared
6 40 (15.44%) CCNA
7 29 (11.20%) MCSE
8 24 (9.27%) SC Cleared
9 22 (8.49%) MCSA
10 20 (7.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (5.02%) MCP
12 9 (3.47%) JNCIS
13 8 (3.09%) DV Cleared
14 7 (2.70%) CCDP
15 6 (2.32%) CCA
15 6 (2.32%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (2.32%) CCIE
16 5 (1.93%) JNCIA
17 4 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (1.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.04%) SLA
2 4 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 105 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 90 (34.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (11.97%) XenApp
4 21 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 18 (6.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 16 (6.18%) vSphere
7 15 (5.79%) Terminal Services
8 13 (5.02%) Samba
8 13 (5.02%) vCloud
9 8 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (3.09%) XenServer
9 8 (3.09%) XenDesktop
10 7 (2.70%) Postfix
10 7 (2.70%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.16%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.16%) UAG
12 2 (0.77%) Gluster
12 2 (0.77%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (6.18%) SCCM
2 13 (5.02%) SCOM
2 13 (5.02%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (3.86%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.47%) Puppet
4 9 (3.47%) SCVMM
5 8 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.70%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.32%) Salt
8 5 (1.93%) MOM
8 5 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.54%) WSUS
10 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.77%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.77%) SELinux
10 2 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.77%) Nagios
11 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.39%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 114 (44.02%) Microsoft
2 110 (42.47%) VMware
3 94 (36.29%) Cisco
4 54 (20.85%) Juniper
5 46 (17.76%) Citrix
6 37 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 22 (8.49%) Oracle
8 20 (7.72%) Symantec
9 19 (7.34%) McAfee
10 18 (6.95%) Remedy
11 17 (6.56%) Sophos
12 11 (4.25%) HP
13 10 (3.86%) Dell
13 10 (3.86%) Avaya
13 10 (3.86%) Websense
14 9 (3.47%) F5
15 8 (3.09%) Veeam
15 8 (3.09%) Sourcefire
15 8 (3.09%) Red Hat
16 7 (2.70%) Apple
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Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Car/Allow Bonus Bens
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £49000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
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Gold Group
Salary: Market rates depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
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Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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BAE Systems
Salary: £43,000+
Posted: 3 days ago
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Reed Professional Services
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Negotiable + bonus + on call + certifications
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Pertemps ERP
Salary: Up to 50k + Bonus scheme + Outstanding Benefits Package
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
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Eight Technology
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 11 days ago
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Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
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Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
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Gloucester
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + Excellent benefits + Car
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Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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