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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 117 164 113
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -51
Permanent jobs citing VPN 147 69 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.28% 1.21% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.08% 8.02% 10.12%
Number of salaries quoted 119 55 116
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,300 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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
1044 860 1206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.20% 15.14% 21.12%
Number of salaries quoted 874 669 1020
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 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
Bristol +35 51 £35,250 +6.01% 3
Wiltshire +7 36 £35,000 +34.61% 4
Gloucestershire +6 34 £45,250 +13.12% 5
Somerset +11 11 £21,750 -48.82%
Dorset -13 9 £40,000 +23.07%
Devon -9 8 £19,000 - 3
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 174 (75.00%) Windows
2 163 (70.26%) Firewall
3 116 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 104 (44.83%) Microsoft
5 87 (37.50%) VMware
6 79 (34.05%) TCP/IP
7 76 (32.76%) DNS
8 75 (32.33%) ITIL
9 74 (31.90%) MS Exchange
10 70 (30.17%) Linux
11 64 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 63 (27.16%) MS Excel
13 62 (26.72%) DHCP
13 62 (26.72%) Cisco
14 59 (25.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 56 (24.14%) MS Office
16 53 (22.84%) WAN
16 53 (22.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 51 (21.98%) Degree
18 48 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
19 47 (20.26%) IPsec
20 45 (19.40%) LAN
20 45 (19.40%) Network Security
21 42 (18.10%) Juniper
22 40 (17.24%) SAN
22 40 (17.24%) CCNP
22 40 (17.24%) SQL
23 39 (16.81%) Windows XP
24 35 (15.09%) CheckPoint
25 34 (14.66%) Windows 7

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 74 (31.90%) MS Exchange
2 28 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (11.64%) IIS
4 16 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (6.47%) Lync
6 12 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (5.17%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.72%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.86%) Apache
10 2 (0.86%) MediaWiki
10 2 (0.86%) nginx
10 2 (0.86%) Confluence
11 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 63 (27.16%) MS Excel
2 56 (24.14%) MS Office
3 19 (8.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.59%) Office 365
2 4 (1.72%) SaaS
3 2 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 163 (70.26%) Firewall
2 79 (34.05%) TCP/IP
3 76 (32.76%) DNS
4 62 (26.72%) DHCP
5 53 (22.84%) WAN
6 47 (20.26%) IPsec
7 45 (19.40%) LAN
7 45 (19.40%) Network Security
8 40 (17.24%) SAN
9 30 (12.93%) MPLS
10 28 (12.07%) SSL
11 26 (11.21%) NAS
12 21 (9.05%) Ethernet
13 20 (8.62%) VoIP
13 20 (8.62%) OSPF
13 20 (8.62%) BGP
14 18 (7.76%) VLAN
15 17 (7.33%) Wireless
16 16 (6.90%) LDAP
17 14 (6.03%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.05%) MySQL
3 9 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.29%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Subversion
1 2 (0.86%) JIRA
1 2 (0.86%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.86%) Hudson
1 2 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 20 (8.62%) Finance
2 17 (7.33%) Aerospace
3 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.72%) Electronics
5 3 (1.29%) Back Office
5 3 (1.29%) Banking
6 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (21.55%) Support Engineer
2 39 (16.81%) Analyst
3 26 (11.21%) Help Desk Support
4 25 (10.78%) Consultant
5 24 (10.34%) IT Support
6 22 (9.48%) Network Engineer
6 22 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (9.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 18 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 16 (6.90%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 16 (6.90%) Help Desk Engineer
9 14 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (6.03%) Service Analyst
9 14 (6.03%) Service Manager
9 14 (6.03%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (5.60%) Service Desk Manager
11 12 (5.17%) Administrator
11 12 (5.17%) Technical Support
11 12 (5.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.45%) XML
2 6 (2.59%) Software Packaging
2 6 (2.59%) LINQ
2 6 (2.59%) Web Services
3 4 (1.72%) Middleware
3 4 (1.72%) HTML
3 4 (1.72%) J2EE
4 2 (0.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.48%) Computer Science
2 21 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.33%) Blackberry
4 14 (6.03%) Client/Server
5 11 (4.74%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.31%) PDA
7 9 (3.88%) PKI
8 8 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.59%) iPad
9 6 (2.59%) CESG
10 5 (2.16%) Cryptography
10 5 (2.16%) Open Source
10 5 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (2.16%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.72%) Replication
12 3 (1.29%) EPoS
12 3 (1.29%) Smartcard
12 3 (1.29%) iPhone
13 2 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.86%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 174 (75.00%) Windows
2 70 (30.17%) Linux
3 59 (25.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (22.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (16.81%) Windows XP
6 34 (14.66%) Windows 7
7 27 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (8.62%) Windows Vista
9 17 (7.33%) CentOS
10 14 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (5.17%) Windows 8
12 10 (4.31%) UNIX
13 8 (3.45%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.29%) Debian
14 3 (1.29%) Android
15 2 (0.86%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (32.33%) ITIL
2 32 (13.79%) Service Management
3 27 (11.64%) Configuration Management
4 25 (10.78%) Mentoring
5 20 (8.62%) Change Management
6 19 (8.19%) Risk Management
7 18 (7.76%) ITSM
7 18 (7.76%) Cyber Security
7 18 (7.76%) Change Control
8 16 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (6.47%) CRM
10 13 (5.60%) Software Deployment
10 13 (5.60%) Coaching
10 13 (5.60%) Problem Management
11 12 (5.17%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.88%) Network Design
12 9 (3.88%) Capacity Management
13 8 (3.45%) Network Management
14 7 (3.02%) Time Management
14 7 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.24%) SQL
2 27 (11.64%) Python
3 21 (9.05%) Perl
4 20 (8.62%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.31%) C#
5 10 (4.31%) Java
6 8 (3.45%) PHP
7 6 (2.59%) C
8 5 (2.16%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.29%) C++
9 3 (1.29%) VBScript
9 3 (1.29%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.86%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (21.98%) Degree
2 48 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (17.24%) CCNP
4 33 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 17 (7.33%) CCNA
7 15 (6.47%) MCP
7 15 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (5.60%) SC Cleared
9 11 (4.74%) JNCIS
9 11 (4.74%) MCSA
10 10 (4.31%) MCSE
11 9 (3.88%) CCDP
12 7 (3.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (2.16%) CCIE
14 4 (1.72%) HND
14 4 (1.72%) MCITP
15 3 (1.29%) MCTS
16 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
16 2 (0.86%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.79%) SLA
2 4 (1.72%) QA
3 3 (1.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 116 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 64 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (11.64%) Terminal Services
4 17 (7.33%) vSphere
5 15 (6.47%) vCloud
6 12 (5.17%) Hyper-V
7 11 (4.74%) MetaFrame
7 11 (4.74%) XenApp
8 7 (3.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (3.02%) UAG
9 6 (2.59%) Samba
10 5 (2.16%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.86%) XenServer
13 2 (0.86%) Postfix
14 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (6.90%) SCCM
2 11 (4.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.59%) WSUS
4 5 (2.16%) Puppet
5 4 (1.72%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.72%) MOM
5 4 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.72%) SCOM
6 3 (1.29%) Nagios
6 3 (1.29%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.29%) logstash
6 3 (1.29%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.86%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 104 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 87 (37.50%) VMware
3 62 (26.72%) Cisco
4 42 (18.10%) Juniper
5 35 (15.09%) CheckPoint
6 31 (13.36%) Citrix
7 22 (9.48%) Dell
8 19 (8.19%) Avaya
9 18 (7.76%) HP
9 18 (7.76%) Oracle
10 16 (6.90%) Apple
11 15 (6.47%) Symantec
12 14 (6.03%) McAfee
12 14 (6.03%) SonicWALL
13 8 (3.45%) F5
14 7 (3.02%) Remedy
15 6 (2.59%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.59%) Sourcefire
15 6 (2.59%) Sophos
16 4 (1.72%) Blue Coat
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Totnes, Devon
South Hams District Council
Salary: From £28,922 to £32,072 per annum (Level 5)
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago