The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 78 49 73
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +24
Permanent jobs citing VPN 29 49 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.15% 3.82% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 17.75% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 29 46 12
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +48.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £31,500 £32,050
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £58,750 £39,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
290 276 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 21.51% 21.53% 23.30%
Number of salaries quoted 258 245 190
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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

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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 July 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 July 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 -21 29 £37,500 -25.00% 4
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 36 (80.00%) Cisco
1 36 (80.00%) Firewall
2 34 (75.56%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (64.44%) CCNP
3 29 (64.44%) BGP
4 28 (62.22%) LAN
5 23 (51.11%) WAN
6 21 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (37.78%) MPLS
8 16 (35.56%) VMware
8 16 (35.56%) HSRP
9 15 (33.33%) F5
10 14 (31.11%) Load Balancing
10 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
10 14 (31.11%) DHCP
11 13 (28.89%) Windows
11 13 (28.89%) IPsec
12 12 (26.67%) ITIL
13 11 (24.44%) CheckPoint
13 11 (24.44%) CCNA
13 11 (24.44%) EIGRP
13 11 (24.44%) Cisco PIX
14 10 (22.22%) Juniper
14 10 (22.22%) OSPF
15 9 (20.00%) SLA
15 9 (20.00%) Telnet
15 9 (20.00%) CCIP
15 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 9 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (20.00%) SolarWinds

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) Lync
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) GroupWise
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.22%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 36 (80.00%) Firewall
2 29 (64.44%) BGP
3 28 (62.22%) LAN
4 23 (51.11%) WAN
5 21 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (37.78%) MPLS
7 16 (35.56%) HSRP
8 14 (31.11%) DHCP
9 13 (28.89%) IPsec
10 11 (24.44%) EIGRP
10 11 (24.44%) Cisco PIX
11 10 (22.22%) OSPF
12 9 (20.00%) Telnet
12 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 9 (20.00%) SSH
12 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (20.00%) PuTTY
12 9 (20.00%) SecureCRT
13 8 (17.78%) FWSM
14 7 (15.56%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
General
1 9 (20.00%) Advertising
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Support Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Network Support Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Network Support
3 7 (15.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
4 3 (6.67%) Operations Team Leader
4 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Network Operations Team Leader
4 3 (6.67%) Head of Infrastructure
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Data Manager
5 2 (4.44%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Support
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.22%) Statistics
2 1 (2.22%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) UNIX
3 4 (8.89%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) NetWare
5 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Load Balancing
2 12 (26.67%) ITIL
3 7 (15.56%) Capacity Management
4 4 (8.89%) Network Design
5 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.67%) Network Management
6 2 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.22%) Change Management
7 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
1 2 (4.44%) AWK
Qualifications
1 34 (75.56%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (64.44%) CCNP
3 11 (24.44%) CCNA
4 9 (20.00%) CCIP
5 6 (13.33%) SAP Certification
6 5 (11.11%) Degree
7 3 (6.67%) CCIE
8 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.22%) CCSP
9 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.22%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) SLA
2 6 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
1 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.22%) OpenView
2 1 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 36 (80.00%) Cisco
2 16 (35.56%) VMware
3 15 (33.33%) F5
4 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
5 11 (24.44%) CheckPoint
6 10 (22.22%) Juniper
7 9 (20.00%) SolarWinds
8 8 (17.78%) HP
9 6 (13.33%) SAP
10 3 (6.67%) Nokia
10 3 (6.67%) Novell
10 3 (6.67%) TippingPoint
11 2 (4.44%) Dell
11 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
12 1 (2.22%) Remedy
12 1 (2.22%) BMC
12 1 (2.22%) Siemens
12 1 (2.22%) Avaya
12 1 (2.22%) Nortel
12 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
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