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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 140 138 123
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 111 93 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.89% 1.51% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.59% 8.87% 11.53%
Number of salaries quoted 93 80 82
Average salary £33,625 £26,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.88% -18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,000 £24,050
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,947 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.26% -1.47%
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
1157 1049 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 19.69% 17.07% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 878 697
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -8 32 £39,750 +59.00% 6
Bristol -11 26 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Gloucestershire -2 21 £30,750 +5.12% 1
Dorset +14 15 £22,500 -18.18%
Somerset +19 14 £40,250 +61.00% 3
Devon -6 8 £23,750 +7.95% 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 161 (71.56%) Windows
2 125 (55.56%) Firewall
3 118 (52.44%) Cisco
4 106 (47.11%) VMware
5 100 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 83 (36.89%) DNS
7 82 (36.44%) Microsoft
8 78 (34.67%) Active Directory
8 78 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 71 (31.56%) WAN
9 71 (31.56%) MS Exchange
10 64 (28.44%) LAN
11 60 (26.67%) Citrix
12 57 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
13 56 (24.89%) Microsoft Certification
14 54 (24.00%) Linux
15 53 (23.56%) ITIL
16 51 (22.67%) MCSE
16 51 (22.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 51 (22.67%) MPLS
17 50 (22.22%) DHCP
18 49 (21.78%) Windows Server 2012
19 47 (20.89%) Windows Server 2008
20 46 (20.44%) MS Excel
20 46 (20.44%) CCNA
21 43 (19.11%) VLAN
22 41 (18.22%) Data Centre
23 40 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
24 38 (16.89%) MS Office
25 37 (16.44%) Juniper

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (31.56%) MS Exchange
2 40 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (7.56%) IIS
4 16 (7.11%) SharePoint
4 16 (7.11%) Lync
5 15 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (6.22%) Apache
7 9 (4.00%) nginx
8 8 (3.56%) Confluence
8 8 (3.56%) MediaWiki
9 4 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.78%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.78%) MQSeries
10 3 (1.33%) SAS
11 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.44%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.44%) JBoss
11 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 46 (20.44%) MS Excel
2 38 (16.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.00%) Office 365
2 7 (3.11%) SaaS
3 5 (2.22%) PaaS
4 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 125 (55.56%) Firewall
2 100 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 83 (36.89%) DNS
4 71 (31.56%) WAN
5 64 (28.44%) LAN
6 51 (22.67%) MPLS
7 50 (22.22%) DHCP
8 43 (19.11%) VLAN
9 30 (13.33%) Wireless
9 30 (13.33%) IPsec
10 29 (12.89%) Network Security
11 26 (11.56%) SAN
12 21 (9.33%) VoIP
13 20 (8.89%) WLAN
14 15 (6.67%) LDAP
14 15 (6.67%) Internet
15 14 (6.22%) BGP
16 13 (5.78%) SSL
17 12 (5.33%) OSPF
18 11 (4.89%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.22%) MySQL
3 13 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (4.89%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.78%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.78%) MS Access
9 2 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.56%) Hudson
2 8 (3.56%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.56%) Subversion
2 8 (3.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 35 (15.56%) Finance
2 19 (8.44%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.67%) Back Office
4 5 (2.22%) Retail
5 4 (1.78%) German Language
6 3 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.33%) Marketing
6 3 (1.33%) Advertising
6 3 (1.33%) Banking
7 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (19.56%) Analyst
1 44 (19.56%) Network Engineer
2 36 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 32 (14.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (8.89%) Support Analyst
5 16 (7.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 16 (7.11%) Team Leader
6 15 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
7 13 (5.78%) Wintel Support
7 13 (5.78%) Support Specialist
8 10 (4.44%) Support Technician
8 10 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.44%) Service Analyst
8 10 (4.44%) Consultant
8 10 (4.44%) Network Analyst
9 9 (4.00%) Wintel Specialist
9 9 (4.00%) Infrastructure Technician
10 8 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.56%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.22%) Software Packaging
2 8 (3.56%) LAMP
3 5 (2.22%) Web Services
4 4 (1.78%) J2EE
5 2 (0.89%) COM
5 2 (0.89%) WAP
5 2 (0.89%) Middleware
6 1 (0.44%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.22%) Data Centre
2 23 (10.22%) Client/Server
3 18 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.56%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (6.67%) Clustering
6 11 (4.89%) Computer Science
7 9 (4.00%) Blackberry
8 8 (3.56%) Wiki
9 6 (2.67%) EqualLogic
10 5 (2.22%) Handset
10 5 (2.22%) BYOD
10 5 (2.22%) Fat Client
10 5 (2.22%) PDA
10 5 (2.22%) Statistics
10 5 (2.22%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.33%) PKI
12 3 (1.33%) iPhone
13 2 (0.89%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 161 (71.56%) Windows
2 54 (24.00%) Linux
3 51 (22.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (21.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (20.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (16.44%) Windows 7
7 22 (9.78%) Windows XP
8 21 (9.33%) Windows 8
9 13 (5.78%) CentOS
10 10 (4.44%) Debian
10 10 (4.44%) Ubuntu
11 7 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.67%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.67%) UNIX
13 4 (1.78%) Android
14 2 (0.89%) HPUX
14 2 (0.89%) Solaris
15 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.56%) ITIL
2 22 (9.78%) Incident Management
3 16 (7.11%) Load Balancing
3 16 (7.11%) Service Management
3 16 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (5.78%) Migration
5 11 (4.89%) ITSM
5 11 (4.89%) Network Design
6 9 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (4.00%) Time Management
6 9 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (3.56%) DevOps
7 8 (3.56%) Database Theory
7 8 (3.56%) Relational Database Theory
7 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Office Automation
7 8 (3.56%) Office Automation
7 8 (3.56%) Data Modelling
7 8 (3.56%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (3.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.22%) SQL
2 18 (8.00%) Perl
3 13 (5.78%) Bash Shell
4 12 (5.33%) Java
5 10 (4.44%) PHP
5 10 (4.44%) Ruby
6 6 (2.67%) Python
7 4 (1.78%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.78%) C
8 1 (0.44%) VBScript
8 1 (0.44%) VB
8 1 (0.44%) VBA
8 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (24.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (22.67%) MCSE
4 46 (20.44%) CCNA
5 29 (12.89%) MCSA
6 27 (12.00%) CCNP
7 15 (6.67%) Degree
8 6 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.22%) MCP
10 4 (1.78%) HND
10 4 (1.78%) CCA
10 4 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.33%) HP ASE
11 3 (1.33%) HP MASE
12 2 (0.89%) CCENT
12 2 (0.89%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.89%) CCDP
12 2 (0.89%) MCDST
12 2 (0.89%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 78 (34.67%) Active Directory
1 78 (34.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (15.56%) XenApp
3 23 (10.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 23 (10.22%) BitLocker
4 21 (9.33%) vSphere
5 18 (8.00%) Hyper-V
6 13 (5.78%) Samba
7 10 (4.44%) Postfix
8 9 (4.00%) XenServer
8 9 (4.00%) VMware ESX
9 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (3.56%) iptables
10 5 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.78%) vCloud
11 4 (1.78%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.33%) NFS
12 3 (1.33%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.89%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (4.89%) SCCM
1 11 (4.89%) Puppet
2 9 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.56%) ZABBIX
4 6 (2.67%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.67%) Salt
5 5 (2.22%) Ansible
5 5 (2.22%) SCOM
5 5 (2.22%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.78%) Nagios
6 4 (1.78%) vMotion
7 3 (1.33%) MOM
7 3 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.33%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.89%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.89%) Cacti
8 2 (0.89%) WSUS
8 2 (0.89%) Icinga
8 2 (0.89%) Graphite
Vendors
1 118 (52.44%) Cisco
2 106 (47.11%) VMware
3 82 (36.44%) Microsoft
4 60 (26.67%) Citrix
5 37 (16.44%) Juniper
6 23 (10.22%) Remedy
7 15 (6.67%) Sophos
7 15 (6.67%) Dell
8 14 (6.22%) Avaya
9 13 (5.78%) CheckPoint
10 12 (5.33%) Red Hat
11 11 (4.89%) SonicWALL
12 9 (4.00%) Oracle
13 8 (3.56%) HP
13 8 (3.56%) McAfee
14 7 (3.11%) Symantec
15 6 (2.67%) Veeam
16 5 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
16 5 (2.22%) Websense
16 5 (2.22%) NetApp
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Exeter
Computer Futures
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000 - £38500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago