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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 69 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Permanent jobs citing VPN 13 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.82% 1.04% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 4.74% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 8
Average salary £45,000 £33,750 £17,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +91.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,750 £22,750 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £43,000 £34,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,947 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.26% -1.47%
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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
224 190 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 31.37% 22.04% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 177 165 203
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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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Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) WAN
3 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (55.00%) Firewall
4 10 (50.00%) OSPF
4 10 (50.00%) BGP
5 9 (45.00%) MPLS
5 9 (45.00%) Juniper
6 7 (35.00%) IPsec
6 7 (35.00%) Network Security
6 7 (35.00%) F5
7 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
7 6 (30.00%) SSL
7 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (30.00%) LAN
7 6 (30.00%) Ethernet
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 4 (20.00%) Websense
9 4 (20.00%) Wireless
9 4 (20.00%) Windows
9 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) IIS
9 4 (20.00%) VoIP
9 4 (20.00%) WLAN
9 4 (20.00%) VLAN
9 4 (20.00%) PowerShell

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 3 (15.00%) Lync
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) WAN
2 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) OSPF
3 10 (50.00%) BGP
4 9 (45.00%) MPLS
5 7 (35.00%) IPsec
5 7 (35.00%) Network Security
6 6 (30.00%) SSL
6 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 6 (30.00%) LAN
6 6 (30.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (20.00%) VoIP
7 4 (20.00%) WLAN
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (20.00%) Wireless
7 4 (20.00%) VLAN
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (20.00%) Multicast
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Designer
4 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (10.00%) SecurID
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.00%) SIEM
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Demand Management
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Network Design
5 2 (10.00%) Network Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) ITSM
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Coaching
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) Juniper
3 7 (35.00%) F5
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (20.00%) Websense
7 2 (10.00%) McAfee
7 2 (10.00%) Nokia
7 2 (10.00%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (10.00%) IronPort
7 2 (10.00%) Avaya
8 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
8 1 (5.00%) Intel
8 1 (5.00%) VMware