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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 87 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -1
Permanent jobs citing VPN 10 26 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.02% 2.96% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.24% 15.29% 11.82%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 24
Average salary £43,750 £25,500 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.56% +34.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £17,500 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £31,500 £32,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
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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
191 170 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 19.57% 19.36% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137 148 184
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,600 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,750 £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 4 March 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 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 (75.00%) Cisco
2 16 (66.67%) Firewall
3 15 (62.50%) OSPF
4 13 (54.17%) BGP
4 13 (54.17%) MPLS
4 13 (54.17%) WAN
5 11 (45.83%) CheckPoint
6 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
7 9 (37.50%) VoIP
7 9 (37.50%) Juniper
7 9 (37.50%) Load Balancing
7 9 (37.50%) F5
8 8 (33.33%) VLAN
9 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
10 6 (25.00%) WLAN
10 6 (25.00%) CCNP
10 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (20.83%) Multicast
11 5 (20.83%) Network Security
11 5 (20.83%) ITIL
11 5 (20.83%) Windows
11 5 (20.83%) CCIE
11 5 (20.83%) CCDP
11 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
12 4 (16.67%) IPX
12 4 (16.67%) PPP
12 4 (16.67%) SSL

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) Firewall
2 15 (62.50%) OSPF
3 13 (54.17%) BGP
3 13 (54.17%) MPLS
3 13 (54.17%) WAN
4 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 9 (37.50%) VoIP
6 8 (33.33%) VLAN
7 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
8 6 (25.00%) WLAN
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (20.83%) Multicast
9 5 (20.83%) Network Security
10 4 (16.67%) IPX
10 4 (16.67%) PPP
10 4 (16.67%) SSL
10 4 (16.67%) LDAP
10 4 (16.67%) ATM
10 4 (16.67%) ISDN
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Designer
1 9 (37.50%) Designer
2 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Junior
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Sales Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Network Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Junior Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Support
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (8.33%) CESG
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Budget Control
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) Network Planning
5 2 (8.33%) ITSM
5 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) People Management
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CCNP
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.83%) CCIE
2 5 (20.83%) CCDP
3 3 (12.50%) CCDE
4 2 (8.33%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) CCSE
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) CheckPoint
3 9 (37.50%) Juniper
3 9 (37.50%) F5
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Avaya
4 2 (8.33%) Apple
4 2 (8.33%) Sourcefire
4 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.17%) VMware