The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 76 66 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 2 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.33% 0.51% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 3.66% 10.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 13
Average salary £38,750 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.16% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
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North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
51 82 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.49% 13.99% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 44 71 121
Average salary £37,500 £28,636 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.95% -28.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £20,150 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £35,232
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

VPN
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Tyne and Wear region.

VPN Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

VPN Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

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Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Gateshead -12 1 £32,500 +8.33%
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North East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) UNIX
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) GPFS
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (33.33%) Open Source
5 2 (33.33%) Service Management
5 2 (33.33%) HACMP
5 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (33.33%) IPsec
5 2 (33.33%) Workflow
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (33.33%) IBM AIX Certification
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) CCIE
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (33.33%) Middleware
5 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
5 2 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (33.33%) IBM

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Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) IPsec
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) IKE
4 1 (16.67%) PPP
4 1 (16.67%) IPv4
4 1 (16.67%) IPv6
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) L2TP
4 1 (16.67%) xDSL
4 1 (16.67%) PABX
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) AIX Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) AIX Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
1 2 (33.33%) HACMP
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) IBM AIX Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCSP
3 1 (16.67%) CCIP
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) GPFS
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) F5