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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 79 55 81
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +26
Permanent jobs citing VPN 24 48 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.84% 3.63% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.84% 16.78% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 22 45 7
Average salary £35,400 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
306 286 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 23.50% 21.65% 26.54%
Number of salaries quoted 268 258 240
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 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
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

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Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Wales

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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 19 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 -17 23 £35,400 +1.14% 1
West Wales - 1 - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 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 40 (85.11%) Cisco
2 39 (82.98%) Firewall
3 34 (72.34%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (65.96%) LAN
5 28 (59.57%) BGP
6 27 (57.45%) CCNP
7 25 (53.19%) WAN
8 21 (44.68%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (36.17%) MPLS
10 16 (34.04%) CheckPoint
10 16 (34.04%) Windows
10 16 (34.04%) Load Balancing
10 16 (34.04%) F5
11 15 (31.91%) HSRP
12 14 (29.79%) Juniper
13 13 (27.66%) SLA
13 13 (27.66%) DHCP
14 12 (25.53%) EIGRP
14 12 (25.53%) Cisco PIX
15 11 (23.40%) IPsec
15 11 (23.40%) VMware
15 11 (23.40%) OSPF
15 11 (23.40%) CCNA
15 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
15 11 (23.40%) ITIL
15 11 (23.40%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
17 9 (19.15%) DNS
17 9 (19.15%) FWSM
18 8 (17.02%) Capacity Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (4.26%) IIS
1 2 (4.26%) Apache
1 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.13%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) GroupWise
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (82.98%) Firewall
2 31 (65.96%) LAN
3 28 (59.57%) BGP
4 25 (53.19%) WAN
5 21 (44.68%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (36.17%) MPLS
7 15 (31.91%) HSRP
8 13 (27.66%) DHCP
9 12 (25.53%) EIGRP
9 12 (25.53%) Cisco PIX
10 11 (23.40%) IPsec
10 11 (23.40%) OSPF
10 11 (23.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
12 9 (19.15%) DNS
12 9 (19.15%) FWSM
13 8 (17.02%) VRRP
14 7 (14.89%) SSH
14 7 (14.89%) Telnet
14 7 (14.89%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (17.02%) Advertising
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Network Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Support Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Network Support
4 7 (14.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Operations Team Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Network Team Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Systems Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Data Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Support
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.13%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.13%) Derivative
2 1 (2.13%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) UNIX
3 4 (8.51%) Linux
4 2 (4.26%) NetWare
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Load Balancing
2 11 (23.40%) ITIL
3 8 (17.02%) Capacity Management
4 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.64%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.51%) Network Design
6 4 (8.51%) Change Control
7 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.26%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (4.26%) Network Management
8 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.13%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.13%) Time Management
9 1 (2.13%) Information Security
9 1 (2.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) AWK
1 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (72.34%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (57.45%) CCNP
3 11 (23.40%) CCNA
4 7 (14.89%) CCIP
4 7 (14.89%) Degree
5 5 (10.64%) CCIE
5 5 (10.64%) SAP Certification
6 2 (4.26%) CCSA
6 2 (4.26%) JNCIP
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.13%) CCENT
7 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.13%) CCDA
7 1 (2.13%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) SLA
2 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (10.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 40 (85.11%) Cisco
2 16 (34.04%) CheckPoint
2 16 (34.04%) F5
3 14 (29.79%) Juniper
4 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
4 11 (23.40%) VMware
5 7 (14.89%) SolarWinds
5 7 (14.89%) HP
6 5 (10.64%) SAP
7 3 (6.38%) Novell
8 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.26%) Nokia
8 2 (4.26%) Dell
9 1 (2.13%) Google
9 1 (2.13%) BT
9 1 (2.13%) TOWER Software
Newport, Gwent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus+ben
Posted: 18 hours ago