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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 79 81 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 11 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.05% 1.26% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 5.31% 12.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 22
Average salary £30,000 £22,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £17,000 £17,900
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £24,000 £35,900
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
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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
209 207 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 24.42% 23.79% 23.36%
Number of salaries quoted 183 203 170
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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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

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Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 20 (64.52%) TCP/IP
2 17 (54.84%) Linux
2 17 (54.84%) Cisco
3 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
4 14 (45.16%) ITIL
4 14 (45.16%) IPsec
5 13 (41.94%) VLAN
5 13 (41.94%) Windows
5 13 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (41.94%) CCNA
6 11 (35.48%) MPLS
6 11 (35.48%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (32.26%) Firewall
7 10 (32.26%) OSPF
7 10 (32.26%) BGP
7 10 (32.26%) CCNP
7 10 (32.26%) PPP
7 10 (32.26%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (29.03%) LAN
8 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
8 9 (29.03%) Internet
9 8 (25.81%) Juniper
9 8 (25.81%) WAN
10 7 (22.58%) VoIP
10 7 (22.58%) ISO 9001
10 7 (22.58%) L2TP
10 7 (22.58%) RTP
10 7 (22.58%) Statistics
10 7 (22.58%) Degree
10 7 (22.58%) Junos

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.90%) Lync
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (64.52%) TCP/IP
2 14 (45.16%) IPsec
3 13 (41.94%) VLAN
4 11 (35.48%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (35.48%) MPLS
5 10 (32.26%) OSPF
5 10 (32.26%) BGP
5 10 (32.26%) Firewall
5 10 (32.26%) PPP
6 9 (29.03%) LAN
6 9 (29.03%) Internet
7 8 (25.81%) WAN
8 7 (22.58%) VoIP
8 7 (22.58%) L2TP
8 7 (22.58%) RTP
8 7 (22.58%) Junos
9 6 (19.35%) SSL
9 6 (19.35%) SNMP
9 6 (19.35%) ISDN
10 5 (16.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (6.45%) Electronics
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Network Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Support Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Network Support
4 9 (29.03%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (9.68%) Support Technician
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) Junior Network Support
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Junior
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Statistics
2 4 (12.90%) PKI
2 4 (12.90%) Clustering
3 3 (9.68%) Smartphone
4 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.23%) CESG
5 1 (3.23%) iPhone
5 1 (3.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Linux
2 13 (41.94%) Windows
3 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.23%) Solaris
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing
4 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Network Management
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) ITSM
6 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 2 (6.45%) Budget Control
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.23%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
1 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) VBScript
2 1 (3.23%) C++
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) CCNA
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (32.26%) CCNP
3 7 (22.58%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.23%) GCIA
5 1 (3.23%) GCIH
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.23%) Snort
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.81%) Juniper
4 3 (9.68%) Dell
4 3 (9.68%) Symantec
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) Nokia
6 1 (3.23%) Pegasus
6 1 (3.23%) Apple
6 1 (3.23%) Websense
6 1 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.23%) Google
6 1 (3.23%) IronPort
6 1 (3.23%) 3PAR