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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 120 151 107
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -44
Permanent jobs citing VPN 125 70 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.11% 1.28% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.21% 7.57% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 109 44 125
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,800 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,750
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +4.89%
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
946 925 1179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 15.96% 16.86% 20.78%
Number of salaries quoted 821 700 996
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 28 January 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 January 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 +30 47 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Wiltshire +7 33 £35,000 +42.85% 4
Bristol -3 22 £39,750 -6.47% 13
Somerset +17 10 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Devon +3 6 £22,500 -48.57% 1
Dorset -23 6 £33,500 -21.17% 2
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 179 (71.31%) Firewall
2 176 (70.12%) Windows
3 112 (44.62%) Microsoft
4 102 (40.64%) Active Directory
5 99 (39.44%) VMware
6 85 (33.86%) Linux
7 84 (33.47%) ITIL
8 83 (33.07%) Cisco
9 82 (32.67%) MS Exchange
10 81 (32.27%) DNS
11 80 (31.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 74 (29.48%) TCP/IP
13 70 (27.89%) WAN
14 67 (26.69%) Cisco Certification
15 64 (25.50%) MS Office
16 61 (24.30%) DHCP
17 57 (22.71%) MS Excel
18 54 (21.51%) LAN
18 54 (21.51%) IPsec
18 54 (21.51%) Degree
19 53 (21.12%) Juniper
20 52 (20.72%) Network Security
21 49 (19.52%) CCNP
22 48 (19.12%) Windows Server 2003
22 48 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
23 47 (18.73%) SQL
24 45 (17.93%) SAN
24 45 (17.93%) Citrix
25 42 (16.73%) CheckPoint
26 41 (16.33%) MPLS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 82 (32.67%) MS Exchange
2 33 (13.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.17%) IIS
3 18 (7.17%) Lync
4 17 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (6.37%) SharePoint
6 13 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (3.19%) Apache
7 8 (3.19%) nginx
8 7 (2.79%) Confluence
8 7 (2.79%) MediaWiki
9 4 (1.59%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.40%) JBoss
10 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 64 (25.50%) MS Office
2 57 (22.71%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (4.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.98%) Office 365
2 2 (0.80%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 179 (71.31%) Firewall
2 81 (32.27%) DNS
3 74 (29.48%) TCP/IP
4 70 (27.89%) WAN
5 61 (24.30%) DHCP
6 54 (21.51%) LAN
6 54 (21.51%) IPsec
7 52 (20.72%) Network Security
8 45 (17.93%) SAN
9 41 (16.33%) MPLS
10 33 (13.15%) SSL
11 29 (11.55%) VoIP
12 26 (10.36%) Wireless
13 24 (9.56%) NAS
14 21 (8.37%) VLAN
15 19 (7.57%) OSPF
15 19 (7.57%) BGP
16 16 (6.37%) LDAP
16 16 (6.37%) Ethernet
17 13 (5.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.96%) MySQL
3 8 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.79%) Subversion
1 7 (2.79%) JIRA
1 7 (2.79%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.79%) Hudson
1 7 (2.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.80%) Selenium
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (11.16%) Finance
2 18 (7.17%) Aerospace
3 14 (5.58%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.99%) Electronics
5 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.20%) Banking
6 3 (1.20%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) German Language
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (16.73%) Support Engineer
2 32 (12.75%) Analyst
2 32 (12.75%) Network Engineer
3 28 (11.16%) Consultant
4 24 (9.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 22 (8.76%) IT Support
5 22 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (7.57%) Help Desk Support
7 14 (5.58%) Service Manager
7 14 (5.58%) Support Technician
8 13 (5.18%) Support Specialist
8 13 (5.18%) Designer
8 13 (5.18%) Service Desk Manager
9 12 (4.78%) Service Analyst
9 12 (4.78%) Administrator
9 12 (4.78%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (3.98%) Technical Support
10 10 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.78%) Software Packaging
2 7 (2.79%) LAMP
3 6 (2.39%) LINQ
4 5 (1.99%) J2EE
5 3 (1.20%) Web Services
6 2 (0.80%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) Middleware
7 1 (0.40%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.57%) Blackberry
1 19 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.77%) Client/Server
3 13 (5.18%) PKI
3 13 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.79%) Wiki
5 7 (2.79%) Open Source
6 6 (2.39%) PDA
6 6 (2.39%) Clustering
6 6 (2.39%) CESG
7 5 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.99%) iPad
7 5 (1.99%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.59%) iPhone
9 3 (1.20%) Replication
9 3 (1.20%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.20%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.80%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 176 (70.12%) Windows
2 85 (33.86%) Linux
3 48 (19.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 48 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (12.75%) Windows 7
5 27 (10.76%) Windows XP
6 22 (8.76%) CentOS
6 22 (8.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (5.58%) Ubuntu
8 10 (3.98%) Windows 8
9 9 (3.59%) Debian
10 8 (3.19%) UNIX
11 7 (2.79%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.59%) Android
13 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (33.47%) ITIL
2 25 (9.96%) Configuration Management
2 25 (9.96%) Cyber Security
3 24 (9.56%) Change Management
4 22 (8.76%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (8.76%) Mentoring
5 21 (8.37%) Service Management
6 16 (6.37%) CRM
7 14 (5.58%) ITSM
8 13 (5.18%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.18%) Software Deployment
8 13 (5.18%) Problem Management
8 13 (5.18%) Coaching
9 12 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (4.38%) Risk Management
10 11 (4.38%) Network Design
10 11 (4.38%) Change Control
11 10 (3.98%) Load Balancing
12 9 (3.59%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.59%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.73%) SQL
2 32 (12.75%) Python
3 29 (11.55%) Perl
4 22 (8.76%) PowerShell
5 13 (5.18%) Java
6 12 (4.78%) PHP
7 9 (3.59%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.19%) C#
9 6 (2.39%) C
9 6 (2.39%) Ruby
10 4 (1.59%) C++
10 4 (1.59%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.80%) VBScript
11 2 (0.80%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (26.69%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (21.51%) Degree
3 49 (19.52%) CCNP
4 41 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (16.33%) Security Cleared
5 37 (14.74%) CCNA
6 23 (9.16%) SC Cleared
7 22 (8.76%) MCSE
8 18 (7.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (6.37%) MCSA
10 15 (5.98%) MCP
11 10 (3.98%) JNCIS
12 9 (3.59%) CCDP
13 8 (3.19%) DV Cleared
14 7 (2.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (2.39%) JNCIA
15 6 (2.39%) CCIE
16 4 (1.59%) HND
16 4 (1.59%) CCSA
16 4 (1.59%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.36%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 102 (40.64%) Active Directory
2 80 (31.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.56%) XenApp
4 21 (8.37%) Terminal Services
5 18 (7.17%) Hyper-V
6 14 (5.58%) vSphere
7 13 (5.18%) vCloud
7 13 (5.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 12 (4.78%) Samba
9 8 (3.19%) XenServer
9 8 (3.19%) UAG
10 7 (2.79%) Postfix
10 7 (2.79%) MetaFrame
11 6 (2.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (2.39%) XenDesktop
11 6 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.99%) VMware ESX
13 3 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (1.20%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 21 (8.37%) SCCM
2 17 (6.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (4.38%) SCOM
4 9 (3.59%) Backup Exec
5 8 (3.19%) Puppet
6 7 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.79%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.79%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.39%) Salt
8 4 (1.59%) WSUS
9 2 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.80%) MOM
9 2 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.40%) Nagios
10 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.40%) SELinux
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.40%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 112 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 99 (39.44%) VMware
3 83 (33.07%) Cisco
4 53 (21.12%) Juniper
5 45 (17.93%) Citrix
6 42 (16.73%) CheckPoint
7 22 (8.76%) Symantec
8 20 (7.97%) Oracle
9 16 (6.37%) HP
9 16 (6.37%) McAfee
10 15 (5.98%) Dell
11 14 (5.58%) Avaya
11 14 (5.58%) Sophos
12 13 (5.18%) Remedy
13 12 (4.78%) Apple
14 9 (3.59%) F5
15 8 (3.19%) Sourcefire
15 8 (3.19%) Websense
15 8 (3.19%) Red Hat
16 7 (2.79%) SonicWALL
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + standard market benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Salary: Market rates depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + £750 per quarter bonus, phone, laptop
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum Plus flexible benfits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
RBS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
South West UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £23,000 to £27,000 Dependent on Experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance + Package
Posted: 21 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 23 days ago