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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 81 48 80
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +32
Permanent jobs citing VPN 7 32 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.80% 3.43% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.02% 15.84% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3 23 4
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £22,600 £30,450
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £39,700 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
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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
232 202 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 26.36% 21.65% 22.44%
Number of salaries quoted 154 179 165
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) OSPF
3 13 (65.00%) BGP
3 13 (65.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) WAN
4 12 (60.00%) MPLS
5 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (40.00%) Juniper
6 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (40.00%) Ethernet
7 7 (35.00%) VoIP
7 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
7 7 (35.00%) VLAN
7 7 (35.00%) F5
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (30.00%) Multicast
8 6 (30.00%) WLAN
8 6 (30.00%) LAN
8 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
9 5 (25.00%) IPsec
9 5 (25.00%) SSL
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (20.00%) Network Security
10 4 (20.00%) SSH
10 4 (20.00%) Network Planning
10 4 (20.00%) PKI
10 4 (20.00%) IPX
10 4 (20.00%) LDAP
10 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (20.00%) TACACS

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) OSPF
2 13 (65.00%) BGP
2 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 13 (65.00%) WAN
3 12 (60.00%) MPLS
4 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (40.00%) Ethernet
6 7 (35.00%) VoIP
6 7 (35.00%) VLAN
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (30.00%) Multicast
7 6 (30.00%) WLAN
7 6 (30.00%) LAN
7 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (25.00%) IPsec
8 5 (25.00%) SSL
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (20.00%) Network Security
9 4 (20.00%) SSH
9 4 (20.00%) IPX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Designer
1 6 (30.00%) Network Designer
2 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Junior
5 2 (10.00%) Junior Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Budget Control
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Demand Management
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) CCIE
1 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) CCDP
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Juniper
2 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (35.00%) F5
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Avaya
5 1 (5.00%) Aerohive Networks