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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 80 52 73
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +21
Permanent jobs citing VPN 9 29 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.95% 3.20% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 15.68% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 11
Average salary £43,125 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £20,650 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,500 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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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
210 185 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 22.08% 20.40% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 135 163 177
Average salary £43,750 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,600 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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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 27 March 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 16 (69.57%) OSPF
2 16 (69.57%) Firewall
3 14 (60.87%) BGP
4 13 (56.52%) MPLS
4 13 (56.52%) WAN
5 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
5 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
6 10 (43.48%) Juniper
6 10 (43.48%) VoIP
7 9 (39.13%) VLAN
7 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
7 9 (39.13%) F5
8 8 (34.78%) Ethernet
9 7 (30.43%) WLAN
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (21.74%) Multicast
11 5 (21.74%) Network Security
12 4 (17.39%) SSH
12 4 (17.39%) Network Planning
12 4 (17.39%) PKI
12 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (17.39%) ITIL
12 4 (17.39%) Windows
12 4 (17.39%) LDAP
12 4 (17.39%) IPX
12 4 (17.39%) LAN
12 4 (17.39%) SSL
12 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Lync
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) OSPF
1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 14 (60.87%) BGP
3 13 (56.52%) WAN
3 13 (56.52%) MPLS
4 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
5 10 (43.48%) VoIP
6 9 (39.13%) VLAN
7 8 (34.78%) Ethernet
8 7 (30.43%) WLAN
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (21.74%) Multicast
10 5 (21.74%) Network Security
11 4 (17.39%) LAN
11 4 (17.39%) SSH
11 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (17.39%) Wireless
11 4 (17.39%) LDAP
11 4 (17.39%) IPX
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Designer
1 9 (39.13%) Designer
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Junior
5 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Junior Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support
6 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Load Balancing
2 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Network Planning
3 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Service Management
3 3 (13.04%) Budget Control
4 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.35%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CCIE
1 4 (17.39%) CCNP
1 4 (17.39%) CCDP
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCDE
3 1 (4.35%) CCSE
3 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
3 10 (43.48%) Juniper
4 9 (39.13%) F5
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) Apple