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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 84 81 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Permanent jobs citing VPN 6 13 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.77% 1.38% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.41% 6.70% 10.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 10
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +37.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
VPN
Hampshire

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
176 194 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 22.59% 20.62% 19.34%
Number of salaries quoted 171 144 150
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,950 £29,500 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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

VPN
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 12 February 2016.

VPN Salary Histogram in Southampton

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (93.75%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) Load Balancing
3 10 (62.50%) Juniper
4 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
4 9 (56.25%) WAN
4 9 (56.25%) Finance
4 9 (56.25%) F5
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (50.00%) Network Architecture
5 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (50.00%) MPLS
5 8 (50.00%) OSPF
5 8 (50.00%) BGP
5 8 (50.00%) VoIP
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) VMware
7 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (37.50%) HP
7 6 (37.50%) 3PAR
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (31.25%) FortiGate
8 5 (31.25%) vCloud
8 5 (31.25%) Office 365
8 5 (31.25%) Private Cloud
8 5 (31.25%) Threat Management
8 5 (31.25%) MCSE
8 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
8 5 (31.25%) NetApp
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 8 (50.00%) BGP
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (50.00%) MPLS
3 8 (50.00%) OSPF
3 8 (50.00%) VoIP
4 5 (31.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) FCoE
6 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
6 1 (6.25%) IPsec
6 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
6 1 (6.25%) SAN
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall Architect
1 8 (50.00%) Network Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Designer
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Designer
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.25%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 8 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (31.25%) Network Design
3 5 (31.25%) Threat Management
4 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (12.50%) SIEM
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) MCSE
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
2 5 (31.25%) vCloud
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) Juniper
3 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 9 (56.25%) F5
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) 3PAR
5 6 (37.50%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) NetApp
7 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
8 1 (6.25%) Avaya
8 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 1 (6.25%) Citrix
8 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
8 1 (6.25%) IronPort
8 1 (6.25%) Nokia