The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 68 57 87
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +30
Permanent jobs citing VPN 29 45 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.27% 3.33% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.57% 16.13% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 27 41 7
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
VPN
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
303 279 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 23.69% 20.67% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 270 252 256
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

VPN
Salary Trend in Wales

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

VPN Salary Trend in Wales

VPN
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Wales

VPN
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
South Wales +1 28 £35,000 - 3
West Wales - 1 - -
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 46 (83.64%) Cisco
2 44 (80.00%) Firewall
3 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (63.64%) LAN
4 29 (52.73%) WAN
5 27 (49.09%) BGP
6 26 (47.27%) CCNP
7 23 (41.82%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (36.36%) Windows
9 19 (34.55%) CheckPoint
9 19 (34.55%) MPLS
10 18 (32.73%) Load Balancing
10 18 (32.73%) F5
11 17 (30.91%) DHCP
12 15 (27.27%) DNS
12 15 (27.27%) Juniper
12 15 (27.27%) SLA
12 15 (27.27%) HSRP
13 13 (23.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
13 13 (23.64%) IPsec
14 12 (21.82%) VMware
14 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
15 11 (20.00%) OSPF
15 11 (20.00%) EIGRP
15 11 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
16 10 (18.18%) Degree
16 10 (18.18%) Internet
16 10 (18.18%) CCNA
16 10 (18.18%) ITIL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 (3.64%) IIS
1 2 (3.64%) Apache
1 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) GroupWise
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Office
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (80.00%) Firewall
2 35 (63.64%) LAN
3 29 (52.73%) WAN
4 27 (49.09%) BGP
5 23 (41.82%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (34.55%) MPLS
7 17 (30.91%) DHCP
8 15 (27.27%) DNS
8 15 (27.27%) HSRP
9 13 (23.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (23.64%) IPsec
10 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
11 11 (20.00%) OSPF
11 11 (20.00%) EIGRP
11 11 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (18.18%) Internet
13 9 (16.36%) FTP
14 8 (14.55%) VRRP
14 8 (14.55%) FWSM
15 7 (12.73%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (14.55%) Advertising
2 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Network Support
5 6 (10.91%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Network Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Service Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Network Team Leader
7 3 (5.45%) Support Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Service Support Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Operations Team Leader
7 3 (5.45%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) EPoS
1 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.82%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) UNIX
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
4 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.64%) NetWare
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Load Balancing
2 10 (18.18%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Capacity Management
4 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 4 (7.27%) Network Design
6 4 (7.27%) Change Control
7 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.64%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.64%) Network Management
8 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.64%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.64%) Time Management
9 1 (1.82%) Software Deployment
9 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) AWK
1 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (47.27%) CCNP
3 10 (18.18%) CCNA
3 10 (18.18%) Degree
4 7 (12.73%) CCIE
4 7 (12.73%) CCIP
5 5 (9.09%) SAP Certification
6 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (3.64%) CCSA
6 2 (3.64%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.82%) CCENT
7 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.82%) CCDA
7 1 (1.82%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) SLA
2 8 (14.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (9.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 46 (83.64%) Cisco
2 19 (34.55%) CheckPoint
3 18 (32.73%) F5
4 15 (27.27%) Juniper
5 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
6 12 (21.82%) VMware
7 8 (14.55%) HP
8 7 (12.73%) SolarWinds
9 5 (9.09%) SAP
10 3 (5.45%) Novell
11 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.64%) Nokia
11 2 (3.64%) Dell
11 2 (3.64%) Symantec
12 1 (1.82%) BT
12 1 (1.82%) TOWER Software
12 1 (1.82%) Google
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