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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 139 143 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -43
Permanent jobs citing VPN 111 77 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.80% 1.35% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.27% 7.85% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 77 63 117
Average salary £33,000 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.45% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,650 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,400 £50,560
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,318 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.27% -1.94%
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
1081 981 1040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.49% 17.17% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 904 759 881
Average salary £35,500 £38,800 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.50% -3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 April 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 April 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 +26 37 £33,500 +28.84% 10
Gloucestershire -1 34 £31,500 -21.25% 4
Bristol -11 21 £40,000 +2.17% 4
Somerset +17 15 £35,000 -12.50%
Devon -4 5 £33,000 -1.12%
Dorset -19 2 £32,500 -12.75%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (74.90%) Windows
2 145 (60.67%) Firewall
3 108 (45.19%) Microsoft
4 106 (44.35%) Cisco
5 97 (40.59%) VMware
6 93 (38.91%) Active Directory
6 93 (38.91%) DNS
7 92 (38.49%) TCP/IP
8 80 (33.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 73 (30.54%) Linux
10 72 (30.13%) ITIL
11 69 (28.87%) MS Exchange
12 67 (28.03%) WAN
13 65 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
14 64 (26.78%) DHCP
15 63 (26.36%) Citrix
16 61 (25.52%) Microsoft Certification
17 59 (24.69%) MS Excel
18 54 (22.59%) MS Office
19 53 (22.18%) MCSE
19 53 (22.18%) LAN
20 51 (21.34%) MPLS
21 47 (19.67%) SQL
22 45 (18.83%) CCNA
22 45 (18.83%) Juniper
23 44 (18.41%) Windows Server 2003
23 44 (18.41%) XenApp
24 42 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
25 37 (15.48%) CCNP
26 36 (15.06%) SAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 69 (28.87%) MS Exchange
2 29 (12.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (6.28%) IIS
5 15 (6.28%) SharePoint
6 13 (5.44%) Apache
7 11 (4.60%) Lync
8 10 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (4.18%) nginx
9 8 (3.35%) Confluence
9 8 (3.35%) MediaWiki
10 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.84%) JBoss
11 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.42%) SAS
11 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 59 (24.69%) MS Excel
2 54 (22.59%) MS Office
3 4 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.86%) Office 365
2 4 (1.67%) SaaS
3 2 (0.84%) IaaS
3 2 (0.84%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (60.67%) Firewall
2 93 (38.91%) DNS
3 92 (38.49%) TCP/IP
4 67 (28.03%) WAN
5 64 (26.78%) DHCP
6 53 (22.18%) LAN
7 51 (21.34%) MPLS
8 36 (15.06%) SAN
9 35 (14.64%) Wireless
10 32 (13.39%) IPsec
11 26 (10.88%) VLAN
12 22 (9.21%) Network Security
12 22 (9.21%) SSL
13 18 (7.53%) VoIP
14 16 (6.69%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (6.28%) WLAN
16 14 (5.86%) HTTP
16 14 (5.86%) Internet
17 13 (5.44%) LDAP
17 13 (5.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.46%) MySQL
3 12 (5.02%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (4.18%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.35%) Hudson
2 8 (3.35%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.35%) Subversion
2 8 (3.35%) JIRA
3 2 (0.84%) Selenium
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (15.06%) Finance
2 20 (8.37%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.44%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.09%) German Language
4 5 (2.09%) Electronics
5 4 (1.67%) Back Office
6 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Advertising
7 2 (0.84%) Retail
7 2 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.99%) Support Engineer
2 35 (14.64%) Analyst
2 35 (14.64%) Network Engineer
3 25 (10.46%) Support Specialist
4 22 (9.21%) Consultant
5 21 (8.79%) Support Analyst
6 18 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (7.11%) Wintel Support
7 17 (7.11%) Wintel Specialist
8 16 (6.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (6.28%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 13 (5.44%) Technical Support
10 13 (5.44%) Support Technician
10 13 (5.44%) Help Desk Support
11 12 (5.02%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (5.02%) Service Analyst
11 12 (5.02%) Help Desk Engineer
12 11 (4.60%) Administrator
13 9 (3.77%) Team Leader
13 9 (3.77%) Help Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.46%) Software Packaging
2 9 (3.77%) LAMP
3 3 (1.26%) LINQ
4 2 (0.84%) libvirt
4 2 (0.84%) COM
4 2 (0.84%) XML
4 2 (0.84%) WAP
5 1 (0.42%) Web Services
5 1 (0.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.97%) Client/Server
2 19 (7.95%) Clustering
3 15 (6.28%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.35%) Wiki
4 8 (3.35%) PKI
5 7 (2.93%) PDA
6 5 (2.09%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.09%) BYOD
7 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.67%) Handset
7 4 (1.67%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.67%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.67%) Open Source
8 2 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.84%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.84%) iPhone
8 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 179 (74.90%) Windows
2 73 (30.54%) Linux
3 44 (18.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (9.62%) Windows 7
7 19 (7.95%) CentOS
8 17 (7.11%) Windows XP
9 13 (5.44%) Ubuntu
10 12 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (4.60%) Debian
12 10 (4.18%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.09%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.26%) Android
15 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.84%) HPUX
15 2 (0.84%) Solaris
15 2 (0.84%) UNIX
15 2 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (30.13%) ITIL
2 21 (8.79%) Incident Management
3 19 (7.95%) Cyber Security
4 13 (5.44%) Service Management
5 12 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (4.18%) Change Management
8 9 (3.77%) DevOps
8 9 (3.77%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.35%) Load Balancing
9 8 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (3.35%) Build Automation
9 8 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (2.93%) Database Theory
10 7 (2.93%) Relational Database Theory
10 7 (2.93%) ITSM
10 7 (2.93%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.93%) Configuration Management
10 7 (2.93%) Data Modelling
10 7 (2.93%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 47 (19.67%) SQL
2 28 (11.72%) Perl
3 22 (9.21%) Python
4 17 (7.11%) PowerShell
5 15 (6.28%) Bash Shell
6 12 (5.02%) PHP
7 10 (4.18%) Java
8 9 (3.77%) Ruby
9 5 (2.09%) C#
10 4 (1.67%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.84%) C++
11 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (25.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (22.18%) MCSE
4 45 (18.83%) CCNA
5 37 (15.48%) CCNP
6 34 (14.23%) MCSA
6 34 (14.23%) Degree
7 25 (10.46%) Security Cleared
8 17 (7.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (6.69%) SC Cleared
10 8 (3.35%) CCA
10 8 (3.35%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (2.51%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.09%) MCP
13 4 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.67%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.26%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.26%) CCSA
14 3 (1.26%) HP ASE
14 3 (1.26%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.28%) SLA
2 2 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 93 (38.91%) Active Directory
2 80 (33.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (18.41%) XenApp
4 29 (12.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 29 (12.13%) BitLocker
5 22 (9.21%) Hyper-V
6 16 (6.69%) vSphere
7 11 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (4.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (4.18%) Postfix
8 10 (4.18%) Samba
8 10 (4.18%) VMware ESX
8 10 (4.18%) XenDesktop
9 9 (3.77%) XenServer
10 8 (3.35%) iptables
10 8 (3.35%) vCloud
11 7 (2.93%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.67%) NFS
12 4 (1.67%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (6.69%) SCCM
2 13 (5.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (5.02%) Puppet
4 11 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.60%) Backup Exec
4 11 (4.60%) SCOM
4 11 (4.60%) SCVMM
5 8 (3.35%) ZABBIX
6 7 (2.93%) Salt
7 5 (2.09%) vMotion
7 5 (2.09%) MOM
7 5 (2.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.09%) Nagios
8 4 (1.67%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.84%) SmokePing
10 2 (0.84%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.84%) Cacti
10 2 (0.84%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 108 (45.19%) Microsoft
2 106 (44.35%) Cisco
3 97 (40.59%) VMware
4 63 (26.36%) Citrix
5 45 (18.83%) Juniper
6 29 (12.13%) Remedy
7 28 (11.72%) Sophos
8 20 (8.37%) Oracle
9 16 (6.69%) Symantec
10 14 (5.86%) CheckPoint
11 13 (5.44%) McAfee
12 12 (5.02%) HP
13 11 (4.60%) Websense
13 11 (4.60%) Red Hat
13 11 (4.60%) Veeam
14 10 (4.18%) Avaya
15 7 (2.93%) Dell
16 6 (2.51%) Nokia
16 6 (2.51%) SolarWinds
17 5 (2.09%) SonicWALL
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + on call + certifications
Posted: 3 days ago
Melksham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Skyscape Cloud Services
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Skyscape Cloud Services
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Chippenham
White Horse Employment Network Limited
Salary: £37,000 to £42,000 per annum, depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Melksham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Melksham, Wiltshire
Westgate IT Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago