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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 93 76 53
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -23
Permanent jobs citing VPN 16 22 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.14% 1.70% 3.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.87% 6.71% 16.05%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 45
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
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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
233 328 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 16.62% 25.37% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 215 295 265
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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
South Wales -13 16 £37,000 -1.33% 2
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 20 (74.07%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) Cisco
3 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 12 (44.44%) WAN
5 10 (37.04%) LAN
5 10 (37.04%) Windows
5 10 (37.04%) DNS
5 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
5 10 (37.04%) CCNA
5 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (33.33%) F5
6 9 (33.33%) OSPF
7 8 (29.63%) BGP
7 8 (29.63%) Internet
7 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
7 8 (29.63%) VMware
8 7 (25.93%) Wireless
8 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
8 7 (25.93%) Network Security
8 7 (25.93%) FTP
8 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
8 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
9 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (22.22%) Juniper
9 6 (22.22%) Nokia
9 6 (22.22%) DHCP

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (18.52%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Lync
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) WAN
3 10 (37.04%) LAN
3 10 (37.04%) DNS
3 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (33.33%) OSPF
5 8 (29.63%) BGP
5 8 (29.63%) Internet
6 7 (25.93%) Wireless
6 7 (25.93%) Network Security
6 7 (25.93%) FTP
6 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
7 6 (22.22%) DHCP
7 6 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (18.52%) FDDI
8 5 (18.52%) IPsec
8 5 (18.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
8 5 (18.52%) PPP
8 5 (18.52%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Systems Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Network Support
4 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Junior Network Support
4 1 (3.70%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) IT Support
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Security Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (18.52%) Statistics
4 4 (14.81%) Client/Server
5 3 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
2 6 (22.22%) Network Management
2 6 (22.22%) Change Management
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (11.11%) Change Control
4 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.70%) Line Management
6 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.70%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL V2
6 1 (3.70%) SIEM
6 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CCNA
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) MCITP
3 5 (18.52%) MCSE
3 5 (18.52%) MCSA
3 5 (18.52%) CCNP
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.70%) CCSE
5 1 (3.70%) CCSA
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
1 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) WhatsUp Gold
1 5 (18.52%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (18.52%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
4 9 (33.33%) F5
5 8 (29.63%) VMware
6 6 (22.22%) Juniper
6 6 (22.22%) Nokia
7 5 (18.52%) 3Com
7 5 (18.52%) SonicWALL
7 5 (18.52%) BMC
7 5 (18.52%) Nortel
7 5 (18.52%) Remedy
8 4 (14.81%) Avaya
8 4 (14.81%) Siemens
8 4 (14.81%) Fortinet
9 3 (11.11%) Veeam
9 3 (11.11%) Citrix
10 1 (3.70%) Mitel
10 1 (3.70%) SAP
10 1 (3.70%) HP
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Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 20% bonus,healthcare etc
Posted: 25 days ago