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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 128 142 122
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 116 93 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.99% 1.53% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.50% 8.86% 11.03%
Number of salaries quoted 79 81 86
Average salary £33,000 £38,800 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.94% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £33,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -8.21%
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
1105 1050 916
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.93% 17.24% 17.16%
Number of salaries quoted 931 817 790
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +34 42 £37,000 +32.14% 7
Gloucestershire +3 28 £31,500 -21.25% 3
Somerset +28 20 £38,000 -5.00% 7
Bristol -22 19 £35,000 -11.39% 3
Devon -3 11 £31,250 -10.07% 2
Dorset +7 4 £32,500 -12.75% 3
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 171 (75.00%) Windows
2 131 (57.46%) Firewall
3 113 (49.56%) Cisco
4 100 (43.86%) VMware
5 95 (41.67%) DNS
6 92 (40.35%) TCP/IP
6 92 (40.35%) Microsoft
7 84 (36.84%) Active Directory
8 83 (36.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 75 (32.89%) WAN
10 71 (31.14%) MS Exchange
11 69 (30.26%) Cisco Certification
12 64 (28.07%) Citrix
13 62 (27.19%) LAN
14 60 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
15 59 (25.88%) Linux
16 58 (25.44%) ITIL
16 58 (25.44%) DHCP
17 54 (23.68%) MPLS
18 53 (23.25%) MCSE
19 51 (22.37%) CCNA
20 50 (21.93%) Windows Server 2003
21 47 (20.61%) Juniper
22 46 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
23 44 (19.30%) MS Office
24 41 (17.98%) Wireless
25 39 (17.11%) SAN
26 38 (16.67%) XenApp
27 37 (16.23%) CCNP
28 36 (15.79%) SQL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 36 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (7.02%) SharePoint
5 15 (6.58%) Apache
5 15 (6.58%) IIS
6 14 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (4.82%) nginx
8 10 (4.39%) Lync
9 9 (3.95%) MediaWiki
9 9 (3.95%) Confluence
10 6 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.32%) SAS
12 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.88%) JBoss
13 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.44%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (19.30%) MS Office
2 36 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.65%) Office 365
2 9 (3.95%) SaaS
3 5 (2.19%) PaaS
4 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.88%) IaaS
5 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 131 (57.46%) Firewall
2 95 (41.67%) DNS
3 92 (40.35%) TCP/IP
4 75 (32.89%) WAN
5 62 (27.19%) LAN
6 58 (25.44%) DHCP
7 54 (23.68%) MPLS
8 41 (17.98%) Wireless
9 39 (17.11%) SAN
10 32 (14.04%) IPsec
11 29 (12.72%) VLAN
12 26 (11.40%) SSL
12 26 (11.40%) Network Security
13 22 (9.65%) VoIP
14 20 (8.77%) WLAN
15 17 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (6.14%) LDAP
16 14 (6.14%) HTTP
17 13 (5.70%) BGP
18 12 (5.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.02%) MySQL
3 13 (5.70%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.82%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.95%) JIRA
2 9 (3.95%) Subversion
2 9 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.95%) Hudson
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.44%) Selenium
General
1 34 (14.91%) Finance
2 24 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.63%) German Language
4 4 (1.75%) Back Office
5 3 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Retail
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 43 (18.86%) Network Engineer
2 37 (16.23%) Support Engineer
3 35 (15.35%) Analyst
4 27 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (8.33%) Support Specialist
6 18 (7.89%) Support Analyst
7 15 (6.58%) Wintel Support
7 15 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (6.14%) Wintel Specialist
8 14 (6.14%) Network Team Leader
8 14 (6.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (6.14%) Team Leader
8 14 (6.14%) Service Analyst
9 10 (4.39%) Consultant
10 9 (3.95%) Administrator
10 9 (3.95%) IT Support
11 8 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Support Technician
11 8 (3.51%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.33%) Software Packaging
2 8 (3.51%) LAMP
3 2 (0.88%) libvirt
3 2 (0.88%) COM
3 2 (0.88%) Web Services
3 2 (0.88%) XML
3 2 (0.88%) WAP
4 1 (0.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.96%) Client/Server
2 22 (9.65%) Data Centre
3 20 (8.77%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (8.33%) Clustering
5 15 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.95%) Wiki
6 9 (3.95%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.07%) PKI
7 7 (3.07%) Blackberry
7 7 (3.07%) PDA
8 5 (2.19%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.19%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.19%) BYOD
9 4 (1.75%) Handset
9 4 (1.75%) Statistics
10 3 (1.32%) iPhone
11 2 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.88%) Machine to Machine
11 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 171 (75.00%) Windows
2 59 (25.88%) Linux
3 50 (21.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 46 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (12.72%) Windows 7
7 19 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 18 (7.89%) CentOS
9 15 (6.58%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.82%) Debian
10 11 (4.82%) Ubuntu
10 11 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.88%) UNIX
11 2 (0.88%) HPUX
11 2 (0.88%) Solaris
11 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.44%) ITIL
2 21 (9.21%) Incident Management
3 13 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 12 (5.26%) Service Management
5 11 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (3.95%) Change Management
6 9 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (3.95%) DevOps
7 8 (3.51%) Database Theory
7 8 (3.51%) Relational Database Theory
7 8 (3.51%) Data Modelling
7 8 (3.51%) ITSM
7 8 (3.51%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.51%) Network Design
8 7 (3.07%) Build Automation
8 7 (3.07%) Mentoring
8 7 (3.07%) Cyber Security
9 6 (2.63%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.79%) SQL
2 18 (7.89%) Perl
3 15 (6.58%) Bash Shell
4 11 (4.82%) Java
5 10 (4.39%) PHP
5 10 (4.39%) Ruby
6 7 (3.07%) Python
7 6 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.88%) C#
9 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 69 (30.26%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (23.25%) MCSE
4 51 (22.37%) CCNA
5 37 (16.23%) CCNP
6 28 (12.28%) MCSA
7 22 (9.65%) Degree
8 18 (7.89%) Security Cleared
9 16 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (6.14%) SC Cleared
11 8 (3.51%) CCA
11 8 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (2.63%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.75%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.32%) CCSA
14 3 (1.32%) HP ASE
14 3 (1.32%) HP MASE
15 2 (0.88%) MCP
15 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.14%) SLA
2 2 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 84 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 83 (36.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (16.67%) XenApp
4 23 (10.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 23 (10.09%) BitLocker
5 22 (9.65%) Hyper-V
6 21 (9.21%) vSphere
7 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (4.82%) VMware ESX
8 11 (4.82%) Samba
8 11 (4.82%) XenServer
8 11 (4.82%) Postfix
8 11 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (4.39%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.95%) iptables
11 7 (3.07%) vCloud
12 5 (2.19%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.75%) NFS
13 4 (1.75%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (7.46%) SCCM
2 13 (5.70%) Puppet
3 12 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 11 (4.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (4.82%) SCOM
4 11 (4.82%) SCVMM
5 10 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.95%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.63%) Salt
8 5 (2.19%) MOM
8 5 (2.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (2.19%) Nagios
8 5 (2.19%) vMotion
9 4 (1.75%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.88%) SmokePing
11 2 (0.88%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.88%) SELinux
11 2 (0.88%) Icinga
11 2 (0.88%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 113 (49.56%) Cisco
2 100 (43.86%) VMware
3 92 (40.35%) Microsoft
4 64 (28.07%) Citrix
5 47 (20.61%) Juniper
6 23 (10.09%) Remedy
7 22 (9.65%) Sophos
8 14 (6.14%) CheckPoint
8 14 (6.14%) Symantec
9 13 (5.70%) Oracle
9 13 (5.70%) HP
10 12 (5.26%) Veeam
10 12 (5.26%) McAfee
10 12 (5.26%) Websense
10 12 (5.26%) Red Hat
11 11 (4.82%) Avaya
12 10 (4.39%) SonicWALL
13 9 (3.95%) Dell
14 6 (2.63%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.63%) Nokia
Bath, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + on call + certifications
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
ITR-UK
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
Explore Group
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
BAE Systems
Salary: £43,000+
Posted: 8 days ago
Coleford, Gloucestershire
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 14 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Taunton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago