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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 131 140 127
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Permanent jobs citing VPN 121 82 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.90% 1.54% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.85% 10.11% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 99 67 87
Average salary £32,000 £28,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,831 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -4.45%
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
1021 811 1146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.07% 15.22% 21.00%
Number of salaries quoted 861 637 956
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +29 47 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Wiltshire -3 35 £35,000 +34.61% 5
Somerset 0 13 £25,500 -23.88%
Gloucestershire -10 13 £40,500 +15.71% 2
Dorset -9 9 £41,250 +26.92%
Devon -16 5 £18,000 -5.26% 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 161 (74.19%) Windows
2 148 (68.20%) Firewall
3 109 (50.23%) Active Directory
4 89 (41.01%) VMware
5 88 (40.55%) Microsoft
6 74 (34.10%) DNS
7 73 (33.64%) TCP/IP
8 66 (30.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 65 (29.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 64 (29.49%) MS Exchange
11 59 (27.19%) ITIL
12 58 (26.73%) DHCP
13 57 (26.27%) Cisco
14 54 (24.88%) Linux
15 53 (24.42%) WAN
16 51 (23.50%) LAN
17 50 (23.04%) Windows Server 2003
18 49 (22.58%) Windows 7
19 48 (22.12%) Cisco Certification
20 47 (21.66%) MS Excel
20 47 (21.66%) IPsec
21 46 (21.20%) MS Office
22 45 (20.74%) SAN
23 43 (19.82%) Juniper
23 43 (19.82%) Windows XP
23 43 (19.82%) Network Security
23 43 (19.82%) Degree
24 41 (18.89%) CCNP
25 40 (18.43%) CheckPoint
26 35 (16.13%) Terminal Services

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 64 (29.49%) MS Exchange
2 32 (14.75%) IIS
3 28 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (5.99%) Lync
5 13 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (4.61%) SharePoint
7 8 (3.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.84%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.92%) Apache
11 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.46%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.46%) nginx
11 1 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 47 (21.66%) MS Excel
2 46 (21.20%) MS Office
3 17 (7.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.23%) Office 365
2 4 (1.84%) SaaS
3 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 148 (68.20%) Firewall
2 74 (34.10%) DNS
3 73 (33.64%) TCP/IP
4 58 (26.73%) DHCP
5 53 (24.42%) WAN
6 51 (23.50%) LAN
7 47 (21.66%) IPsec
8 45 (20.74%) SAN
9 43 (19.82%) Network Security
10 28 (12.90%) MPLS
10 28 (12.90%) SSL
11 26 (11.98%) NAS
12 22 (10.14%) Ethernet
12 22 (10.14%) OSPF
12 22 (10.14%) BGP
13 19 (8.76%) VoIP
14 18 (8.29%) Wireless
15 16 (7.37%) SMTP
15 16 (7.37%) HTTP
16 15 (6.91%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.99%) MySQL
3 8 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.84%) Big Data
4 4 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Subversion
1 1 (0.46%) JIRA
1 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.46%) Hudson
1 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (6.45%) Finance
2 11 (5.07%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.15%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.84%) Back Office
5 3 (1.38%) Banking
5 3 (1.38%) French Language
5 3 (1.38%) German Language
5 3 (1.38%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.38%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.92%) Electronics
6 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.92%) Military
7 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (21.20%) Support Engineer
2 40 (18.43%) Analyst
3 29 (13.36%) Network Engineer
4 26 (11.98%) IT Support
5 25 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (9.68%) Help Desk Support
7 19 (8.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (6.91%) Help Desk Engineer
8 15 (6.91%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 14 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (6.45%) Service Analyst
10 13 (5.99%) Administrator
10 13 (5.99%) Consultant
11 12 (5.53%) Service Manager
11 12 (5.53%) Server Engineer
11 12 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (5.07%) Designer
12 11 (5.07%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.53%) XML
2 8 (3.69%) HTML
3 7 (3.23%) Web Services
4 4 (1.84%) J2EE
4 4 (1.84%) Middleware
5 3 (1.38%) LINQ
6 1 (0.46%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (10.14%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.37%) Blackberry
4 11 (5.07%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.61%) PDA
5 10 (4.61%) PKI
6 8 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.23%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.76%) CESG
8 6 (2.76%) iPad
8 6 (2.76%) Digital Media
9 5 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (2.30%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.84%) Replication
10 4 (1.84%) Open Source
11 3 (1.38%) iPhone
11 3 (1.38%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (1.38%) EPoS
11 3 (1.38%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.92%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 161 (74.19%) Windows
2 66 (30.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (24.88%) Linux
4 50 (23.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (22.58%) Windows 7
6 43 (19.82%) Windows XP
7 29 (13.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (9.22%) Windows Vista
9 15 (6.91%) CentOS
10 14 (6.45%) Windows 8
11 13 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (5.07%) UNIX
13 4 (1.84%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.92%) Debian
15 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.46%) Android
15 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.19%) ITIL
2 31 (14.29%) Service Management
3 28 (12.90%) Configuration Management
4 26 (11.98%) Mentoring
5 23 (10.60%) Network Monitoring
6 18 (8.29%) Change Management
6 18 (8.29%) Risk Management
7 16 (7.37%) ITSM
8 15 (6.91%) Change Control
9 14 (6.45%) Time Management
9 14 (6.45%) Service Delivery
10 13 (5.99%) CRM
10 13 (5.99%) Problem Management
11 12 (5.53%) Network Design
12 11 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (5.07%) Software Deployment
12 11 (5.07%) Coaching
13 9 (4.15%) Capacity Management
13 9 (4.15%) Network Management
13 9 (4.15%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.29%) SQL
2 12 (5.53%) Python
3 9 (4.15%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.15%) Perl
3 9 (4.15%) Java
4 7 (3.23%) C#
5 6 (2.76%) C
6 4 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.84%) PHP
7 3 (1.38%) VBScript
8 2 (0.92%) C++
8 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.92%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (22.12%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (19.82%) Degree
3 41 (18.89%) CCNP
4 31 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 30 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (7.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (7.37%) CCNA
7 14 (6.45%) SC Cleared
8 13 (5.99%) MCP
9 10 (4.61%) JNCIS
10 9 (4.15%) CCDP
11 8 (3.69%) MCSE
12 7 (3.23%) HND
12 7 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (2.76%) MCSA
14 4 (1.84%) CCIE
14 4 (1.84%) MCITP
15 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
15 3 (1.38%) MCTS
16 2 (0.92%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.75%) SLA
2 4 (1.84%) QA
3 3 (1.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 109 (50.23%) Active Directory
2 65 (29.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (16.13%) Terminal Services
4 20 (9.22%) vSphere
5 15 (6.91%) VMware ESX
6 14 (6.45%) vCloud
7 11 (5.07%) MetaFrame
8 8 (3.69%) Hyper-V
9 7 (3.23%) UAG
10 5 (2.30%) Samba
11 3 (1.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.92%) XenApp
12 2 (0.92%) Firmware
12 2 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.46%) XenServer
13 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.46%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (7.83%) SCCM
2 9 (4.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.76%) WSUS
4 4 (1.84%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.84%) Puppet
4 4 (1.84%) logstash
4 4 (1.84%) MOM
4 4 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.84%) Nagios
4 4 (1.84%) SCOM
5 3 (1.38%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.38%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.92%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 89 (41.01%) VMware
2 88 (40.55%) Microsoft
3 57 (26.27%) Cisco
4 43 (19.82%) Juniper
5 40 (18.43%) CheckPoint
6 22 (10.14%) Dell
6 22 (10.14%) Citrix
7 21 (9.68%) Avaya
8 18 (8.29%) HP
9 15 (6.91%) Apple
10 14 (6.45%) SonicWALL
11 13 (5.99%) Symantec
11 13 (5.99%) McAfee
12 9 (4.15%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.69%) F5
13 8 (3.69%) Oracle
14 5 (2.30%) Sourcefire
15 4 (1.84%) Blue Coat
15 4 (1.84%) Infoblox
15 4 (1.84%) NetApp
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
DP Connect
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension Scheme, 28 Days Holiday & more
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Intapeople
Salary: £26000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Intapeople
Salary: £20000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Osborne Clarke
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Prevailing
Salary: £25,000 to £45,000 depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
Prevailing
Salary: £25,000 to £45,000 depending on experience
Posted: 22 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago