The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 142 95 141
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +46
Permanent jobs citing VPN 84 141 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 2.62% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.37% 13.48% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 69 119 71
Average salary £38,650 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,280 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1004 1046 986
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 17.31% 19.44% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 780 887 823
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,127 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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

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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

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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 18 April 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in the South West

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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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 33 £38,800 -5.36% 4
Gloucestershire +16 20 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Wiltshire -28 14 £26,000 -24.63% 2
Somerset -29 9 £40,000 +14.69% 3
Dorset -16 4 £37,250 -0.66%
Devon -8 3 £47,500 +95.87%
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 104 (69.80%) Firewall
2 103 (69.13%) Windows
3 73 (48.99%) Active Directory
4 64 (42.95%) TCP/IP
5 56 (37.58%) Windows 7
6 51 (34.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (34.23%) VMware
7 50 (33.56%) Microsoft
8 48 (32.21%) DNS
9 45 (30.20%) MS Exchange
10 44 (29.53%) Cisco
11 43 (28.86%) Linux
12 42 (28.19%) MS Excel
13 38 (25.50%) LAN
13 38 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (22.15%) MS Office
15 32 (21.48%) IPsec
16 31 (20.81%) WAN
16 31 (20.81%) DHCP
17 27 (18.12%) SQL Server
17 27 (18.12%) Network Security
18 26 (17.45%) Degree
18 26 (17.45%) Windows XP
19 25 (16.78%) HTTP
19 25 (16.78%) Windows Server 2003
19 25 (16.78%) Wireless
20 24 (16.11%) Cisco Certification
20 24 (16.11%) Microsoft Certification
20 24 (16.11%) ITIL
21 23 (15.44%) SMTP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (30.20%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (13.42%) IIS
4 12 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (8.05%) Lync
5 5 (3.36%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.01%) Apache
7 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.34%) Zimbra
9 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 42 (28.19%) MS Excel
2 33 (22.15%) MS Office
3 5 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) Office 365
1 2 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (69.80%) Firewall
2 64 (42.95%) TCP/IP
3 48 (32.21%) DNS
4 38 (25.50%) LAN
5 32 (21.48%) IPsec
6 31 (20.81%) WAN
6 31 (20.81%) DHCP
7 27 (18.12%) Network Security
8 25 (16.78%) HTTP
8 25 (16.78%) Wireless
9 23 (15.44%) SMTP
10 22 (14.77%) SAN
11 20 (13.42%) Ethernet
12 18 (12.08%) SSL
13 16 (10.74%) OSPF
14 15 (10.07%) ISDN
15 12 (8.05%) SNMP
15 12 (8.05%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (8.05%) 4G
16 11 (7.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.42%) MySQL
3 4 (2.68%) Big Data
4 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.01%) LabVIEW
General
1 19 (12.75%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.72%) Back Office
3 7 (4.70%) Finance
4 4 (2.68%) Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Legal
5 3 (2.01%) French Language
5 3 (2.01%) German Language
5 3 (2.01%) Italian Language
5 3 (2.01%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (18.12%) Analyst
2 24 (16.11%) Administrator
3 18 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (11.41%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (10.74%) Consultant
6 14 (9.40%) Support Engineer
7 12 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (6.71%) Windows Administrator
8 10 (6.71%) Service Analyst
8 10 (6.71%) Network Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.04%) Security Consultant
9 9 (6.04%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 9 (6.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (6.04%) Team Leader
9 9 (6.04%) Solutions Consultant
10 7 (4.70%) Network Support
10 7 (4.70%) IT Support
11 6 (4.03%) Desktop Support
11 6 (4.03%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.07%) XML
1 15 (10.07%) HTML
2 6 (4.03%) STL
3 4 (2.68%) J2EE
4 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.01%) .NET
4 3 (2.01%) Web Services
4 3 (2.01%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.34%) WAP
6 1 (0.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.07%) Cryptography
2 14 (9.40%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.04%) PDA
3 9 (6.04%) Blackberry
3 9 (6.04%) Firmware
4 8 (5.37%) PKI
5 6 (4.03%) Digital Media
5 6 (4.03%) SCADA
5 6 (4.03%) Device Driver
5 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.68%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.68%) Replication
7 3 (2.01%) iPad
8 2 (1.34%) iPhone
8 2 (1.34%) FMCG
8 2 (1.34%) Statistics
8 2 (1.34%) Clustering
9 1 (0.67%) Handset
9 1 (0.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 103 (69.13%) Windows
2 56 (37.58%) Windows 7
3 51 (34.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (28.86%) Linux
5 26 (17.45%) Windows XP
6 25 (16.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (12.08%) UNIX
8 16 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (6.04%) Windows 8
10 8 (5.37%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.68%) CentOS
12 3 (2.01%) Debian
12 3 (2.01%) Solaris
12 3 (2.01%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.01%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.34%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.11%) ITIL
2 23 (15.44%) Network Monitoring
3 22 (14.77%) Configuration Management
4 14 (9.40%) Information Security
5 11 (7.38%) Load Balancing
6 9 (6.04%) Time Management
6 9 (6.04%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (5.37%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (5.37%) Network Management
7 8 (5.37%) Asset Management
7 8 (5.37%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.70%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.03%) Change Control
9 6 (4.03%) Cyber Security
9 6 (4.03%) Multithreading
9 6 (4.03%) Information Assurance
9 6 (4.03%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.03%) CAD
9 6 (4.03%) UML
9 6 (4.03%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.71%) Java
2 8 (5.37%) SQL
3 7 (4.70%) C
4 6 (4.03%) Assembly Language
4 6 (4.03%) C++
4 6 (4.03%) Perl
4 6 (4.03%) Python
5 3 (2.01%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.34%) VB
7 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (17.45%) Degree
2 24 (16.11%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (16.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (11.41%) CCNA
3 17 (11.41%) CCNP
4 16 (10.74%) Security Cleared
5 13 (8.72%) MCSE
6 9 (6.04%) MCSA
7 8 (5.37%) CCDP
7 8 (5.37%) MCTS
8 7 (4.70%) MCITP
8 7 (4.70%) HND
9 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.34%) HP ASE
11 2 (1.34%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.34%) CCIE
11 2 (1.34%) CISSP
11 2 (1.34%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.34%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.42%) SLA
2 9 (6.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 73 (48.99%) Active Directory
2 38 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (12.75%) VMware ESX
4 10 (6.71%) Terminal Services
5 7 (4.70%) vSphere
5 7 (4.70%) UAG
6 6 (4.03%) MetaFrame
6 6 (4.03%) Samba
7 4 (2.68%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.68%) XenApp
8 3 (2.01%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.34%) NFS
9 2 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (6.04%) SCCM
2 6 (4.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.36%) Nagios
4 4 (2.68%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (2.68%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.67%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.67%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 51 (34.23%) VMware
2 50 (33.56%) Microsoft
3 44 (29.53%) Cisco
4 20 (13.42%) Citrix
5 16 (10.74%) HP
6 11 (7.38%) Juniper
7 10 (6.71%) CheckPoint
7 10 (6.71%) Avaya
7 10 (6.71%) Dell
8 9 (6.04%) Oracle
8 9 (6.04%) Apple
8 9 (6.04%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.70%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.70%) Symantec
10 6 (4.03%) SonicWALL
11 5 (3.36%) NetApp
12 4 (2.68%) Infoblox
12 4 (2.68%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (2.68%) Nokia
12 4 (2.68%) Sage
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Good
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Swindon
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £35000.0000 - £40000.0000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Somerton, Somerset
British Solar Renewables
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Peak Staff
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 26 days ago