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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 140 145 113
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -32
Permanent jobs citing VPN 115 84 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.90% 1.36% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.20% 8.26% 12.23%
Number of salaries quoted 105 74 85
Average salary £37,500 £25,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.05% -19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,625 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
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
1128 1017 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 18.67% 16.49% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 977 882 681
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +2 37 £42,500 +70.00% 1
Bristol -2 28 £40,000 +2.56% 7
Gloucestershire -3 20 £27,000 +22.72% 4
Dorset +12 18 £22,500 -18.18% 2
Somerset +7 9 £47,500 +86.27% 1
Devon -8 4 £26,875 +51.40% 3
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 155 (67.39%) Windows
2 137 (59.57%) Firewall
3 122 (53.04%) Cisco
4 104 (45.22%) VMware
5 102 (44.35%) TCP/IP
6 82 (35.65%) DNS
7 79 (34.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 74 (32.17%) WAN
9 73 (31.74%) Microsoft
10 72 (31.30%) LAN
10 72 (31.30%) MS Exchange
11 70 (30.43%) Active Directory
12 64 (27.83%) Cisco Certification
13 59 (25.65%) Linux
14 55 (23.91%) Citrix
15 54 (23.48%) MPLS
16 53 (23.04%) CCNA
16 53 (23.04%) Windows Server 2012
17 51 (22.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 50 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
19 49 (21.30%) Data Centre
19 49 (21.30%) DHCP
20 46 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
21 43 (18.70%) MCSE
21 43 (18.70%) VLAN
22 42 (18.26%) Windows 7
22 42 (18.26%) Exchange Server 2010
23 41 (17.83%) ITIL
23 41 (17.83%) MS Excel
23 41 (17.83%) Juniper

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 72 (31.30%) MS Exchange
2 42 (18.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (7.39%) Lync
4 16 (6.96%) SharePoint
5 13 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (5.65%) IIS
5 13 (5.65%) Apache
6 9 (3.91%) nginx
6 9 (3.91%) Confluence
6 9 (3.91%) MediaWiki
7 5 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.74%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.30%) SAS
10 1 (0.43%) WorkSite
Applications
1 41 (17.83%) MS Excel
2 38 (16.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.96%) Office 365
2 5 (2.17%) SaaS
2 5 (2.17%) PaaS
3 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 137 (59.57%) Firewall
2 102 (44.35%) TCP/IP
3 82 (35.65%) DNS
4 74 (32.17%) WAN
5 72 (31.30%) LAN
6 54 (23.48%) MPLS
7 49 (21.30%) DHCP
8 43 (18.70%) VLAN
9 40 (17.39%) IPsec
10 32 (13.91%) Network Security
11 28 (12.17%) Wireless
12 26 (11.30%) SAN
13 25 (10.87%) BGP
14 23 (10.00%) VoIP
15 22 (9.57%) WLAN
16 20 (8.70%) OSPF
17 18 (7.83%) SSL
18 15 (6.52%) Internet
19 14 (6.09%) Cisco IOS
20 13 (5.65%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.09%) MySQL
2 14 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.74%) MS Access
7 3 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.78%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.91%) Hudson
2 9 (3.91%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.91%) Subversion
2 9 (3.91%) JIRA
3 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (13.04%) Finance
2 18 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.04%) Back Office
4 5 (2.17%) Retail
5 4 (1.74%) Advertising
6 3 (1.30%) Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.43%) French Language
7 1 (0.43%) German Language
7 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 43 (18.70%) Analyst
3 35 (15.22%) Support Engineer
4 31 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (9.13%) Team Leader
6 16 (6.96%) Network Analyst
6 16 (6.96%) Network Team Leader
7 15 (6.52%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.22%) Consultant
9 11 (4.78%) Wintel Support
10 10 (4.35%) Support Technician
11 9 (3.91%) Support Specialist
11 9 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.48%) Infrastructure Technician
12 8 (3.48%) IT Support
12 8 (3.48%) Technical Support
12 8 (3.48%) Desktop Support
12 8 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.35%) Software Packaging
2 8 (3.48%) LAMP
3 6 (2.61%) Web Services
4 4 (1.74%) J2EE
5 2 (0.87%) WAP
5 2 (0.87%) Middleware
6 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.30%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.96%) Client/Server
2 16 (6.96%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.78%) Clustering
5 10 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.91%) Wiki
6 9 (3.91%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.61%) EqualLogic
8 5 (2.17%) BYOD
8 5 (2.17%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.17%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.17%) Handset
8 5 (2.17%) Statistics
9 4 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.30%) iPhone
10 3 (1.30%) PDA
11 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.87%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 155 (67.39%) Windows
2 59 (25.65%) Linux
3 53 (23.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (22.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (18.26%) Windows 7
7 23 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 23 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 17 (7.39%) CentOS
9 10 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.35%) Debian
9 10 (4.35%) Ubuntu
10 9 (3.91%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.17%) UNIX
12 4 (1.74%) Android
13 2 (0.87%) HPUX
13 2 (0.87%) Solaris
14 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.83%) ITIL
2 20 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 19 (8.26%) Incident Management
4 18 (7.83%) Migration
5 16 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (6.52%) Service Management
7 12 (5.22%) Network Design
8 10 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (3.91%) DevOps
9 9 (3.91%) Database Theory
9 9 (3.91%) Relational Database Theory
9 9 (3.91%) Data Modelling
10 8 (3.48%) Configuration Management
10 8 (3.48%) ITSM
10 8 (3.48%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (3.48%) Time Management
10 8 (3.48%) Change Management
10 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Office Automation
10 8 (3.48%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.43%) SQL
2 18 (7.83%) Perl
3 13 (5.65%) Java
3 13 (5.65%) Bash Shell
4 11 (4.78%) Ruby
4 11 (4.78%) PHP
5 5 (2.17%) Python
6 4 (1.74%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.74%) C
7 1 (0.43%) VBScript
7 1 (0.43%) VB
7 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (27.83%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (23.04%) CCNA
3 46 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (18.70%) MCSE
5 34 (14.78%) CCNP
6 21 (9.13%) MCSA
7 12 (5.22%) Degree
8 4 (1.74%) MCP
8 4 (1.74%) HND
8 4 (1.74%) CCDP
9 3 (1.30%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.30%) HP ASE
9 3 (1.30%) HP MASE
9 3 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.87%) MCDST
10 2 (0.87%) CCENT
10 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.87%) CCA
10 2 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.87%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.17%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (34.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 30 (13.04%) XenApp
4 23 (10.00%) vSphere
5 19 (8.26%) BitLocker
6 17 (7.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 15 (6.52%) Hyper-V
8 13 (5.65%) Samba
9 11 (4.78%) Postfix
10 10 (4.35%) XenServer
11 9 (3.91%) iptables
12 8 (3.48%) vCloud
13 7 (3.04%) VMware ESX
14 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (1.30%) NFS
16 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.87%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (4.78%) Puppet
2 10 (4.35%) SCCM
3 9 (3.91%) ZABBIX
3 9 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.04%) Salt
5 6 (2.61%) Ansible
6 4 (1.74%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.30%) Nagios
7 3 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.30%) SCOM
7 3 (1.30%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.87%) Cacti
8 2 (0.87%) WSUS
8 2 (0.87%) SmokePing
8 2 (0.87%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.87%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.87%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.87%) Icinga
8 2 (0.87%) Graphite
8 2 (0.87%) vMotion
Vendors
1 122 (53.04%) Cisco
2 104 (45.22%) VMware
3 73 (31.74%) Microsoft
4 55 (23.91%) Citrix
5 41 (17.83%) Juniper
6 17 (7.39%) CheckPoint
6 17 (7.39%) Avaya
6 17 (7.39%) Remedy
7 15 (6.52%) Dell
8 13 (5.65%) Red Hat
9 12 (5.22%) Sophos
10 11 (4.78%) SonicWALL
11 8 (3.48%) HP
11 8 (3.48%) Oracle
12 6 (2.61%) Barracuda Networks
13 5 (2.17%) McAfee
13 5 (2.17%) NetApp
14 4 (1.74%) SAP
14 4 (1.74%) IronPort
14 4 (1.74%) Veeam
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