The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 66 64 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Permanent jobs citing VPN 17 24 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.11% 2.75% 4.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.50% 13.95% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 34
Average salary £27,500 £23,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.27% -22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,800 £17,500 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,200 £27,950 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
179 172 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 22.18% 19.68% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 154 151 186
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £42,700 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Southampton region.

VPN Salary Trend in Southampton

VPN
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 15 (60.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
2 14 (56.00%) Firewall
3 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (44.00%) MPLS
3 11 (44.00%) OSPF
3 11 (44.00%) BGP
4 10 (40.00%) WAN
4 10 (40.00%) ITIL
5 9 (36.00%) CCNP
6 8 (32.00%) VLAN
7 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
7 7 (28.00%) F5
7 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (28.00%) Juniper
7 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
7 7 (28.00%) VoIP
7 7 (28.00%) WLAN
7 7 (28.00%) Ethernet
8 6 (24.00%) DNS
8 6 (24.00%) CCNA
8 6 (24.00%) DHCP
8 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (20.00%) CCIE
9 5 (20.00%) CCDP
9 5 (20.00%) HTTP
9 5 (20.00%) Windows
9 5 (20.00%) LAN
9 5 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (20.00%) Data Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.00%) Lync
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
1 14 (56.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) MPLS
2 11 (44.00%) OSPF
2 11 (44.00%) BGP
3 10 (40.00%) WAN
4 8 (32.00%) VLAN
5 7 (28.00%) VoIP
5 7 (28.00%) WLAN
5 7 (28.00%) Ethernet
6 6 (24.00%) DNS
6 6 (24.00%) DHCP
7 5 (20.00%) LAN
7 5 (20.00%) HTTP
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (20.00%) Wireless
7 5 (20.00%) IPsec
8 4 (16.00%) Frame Relay
8 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
8 4 (16.00%) TACACS
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Network Designer
1 7 (28.00%) Designer
2 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Junior
4 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Network Support
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (12.00%) Junior Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Network Support
6 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Sales Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Designer
7 1 (4.00%) Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) PKI
2 3 (12.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.00%) CESG
4 1 (4.00%) iPhone
4 1 (4.00%) iPad
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) Service Management
5 4 (16.00%) Budget Control
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL V3
5 4 (16.00%) People Management
6 3 (12.00%) Time Management
6 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (12.00%) Network Planning
6 3 (12.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (12.00%) ITSM
7 1 (4.00%) OOP
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (36.00%) CCNP
3 6 (24.00%) CCNA
4 5 (20.00%) CCDP
4 5 (20.00%) CCIE
5 4 (16.00%) Degree
6 3 (12.00%) CCDE
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (8.00%) CISSP
8 1 (4.00%) CCSE
8 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
1 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (28.00%) Juniper
2 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (28.00%) F5
3 3 (12.00%) Apple
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) Avaya
4 2 (8.00%) Sourcefire
4 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.00%) VMware