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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 70 71 87
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 31 33 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.40% 2.39% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.15% 13.10% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 29 30 8
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,831 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -4.45%
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
278 252 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 21.57% 18.23% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 248 230 266
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,250 £29,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +7 30 £35,000 -6.66% 3
West Wales - 1 - -
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UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 48 (81.36%) Cisco
2 47 (79.66%) Firewall
3 39 (66.10%) LAN
4 33 (55.93%) WAN
4 33 (55.93%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (44.07%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (40.68%) BGP
6 24 (40.68%) CCNP
7 21 (35.59%) Windows
8 20 (33.90%) CheckPoint
9 18 (30.51%) DNS
9 18 (30.51%) Load Balancing
9 18 (30.51%) F5
10 17 (28.81%) DHCP
10 17 (28.81%) MPLS
11 16 (27.12%) VMware
11 16 (27.12%) SLA
12 15 (25.42%) Degree
13 14 (23.73%) Juniper
14 13 (22.03%) TCP/IP
14 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
14 13 (22.03%) Internet
14 13 (22.03%) IPsec
14 13 (22.03%) HSRP
15 11 (18.64%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (18.64%) Cisco PIX
15 11 (18.64%) OSPF
15 11 (18.64%) EIGRP
15 11 (18.64%) HP
16 10 (16.95%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (5.08%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
3 1 (1.69%) GroupWise
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Office
2 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) SaaS
4 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (79.66%) Firewall
2 39 (66.10%) LAN
3 33 (55.93%) WAN
4 26 (44.07%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (40.68%) BGP
6 18 (30.51%) DNS
7 17 (28.81%) DHCP
7 17 (28.81%) MPLS
8 13 (22.03%) Internet
8 13 (22.03%) IPsec
8 13 (22.03%) TCP/IP
8 13 (22.03%) HSRP
9 11 (18.64%) Cisco PIX
9 11 (18.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (18.64%) EIGRP
9 11 (18.64%) OSPF
10 10 (16.95%) FTP
11 8 (13.56%) IPv4
11 8 (13.56%) IPv6
11 8 (13.56%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) MySQL
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (11.86%) Advertising
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.95%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Network Support
4 7 (11.86%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Network Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Service Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Service Support Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Support Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Network Team Leader
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) EPoS
2 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) UNIX
3 4 (6.78%) Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.39%) NetWare
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Load Balancing
2 10 (16.95%) ITIL
3 8 (13.56%) Capacity Management
4 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
4 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.47%) Network Design
5 5 (8.47%) Time Management
5 5 (8.47%) Security Architecture
6 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.78%) Change Control
6 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.08%) Software Deployment
7 3 (5.08%) Project Management
7 3 (5.08%) Network Architecture
7 3 (5.08%) Network Management
7 3 (5.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.39%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.39%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.39%) AWK
3 1 (1.69%) Perl
3 1 (1.69%) PHP
3 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (55.93%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (40.68%) CCNP
3 15 (25.42%) Degree
4 9 (15.25%) CCNA
5 8 (13.56%) CCIE
6 5 (8.47%) CCIP
6 5 (8.47%) SAP Certification
7 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (3.39%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (3.39%) CCSA
7 2 (3.39%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.69%) CCENT
8 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.69%) CCDA
8 1 (1.69%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) SLA
2 8 (13.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.08%) VMware ESX
3 3 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.39%) vSphere
5 1 (1.69%) NFS
5 1 (1.69%) Squid
5 1 (1.69%) Xen
5 1 (1.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (81.36%) Cisco
2 20 (33.90%) CheckPoint
3 18 (30.51%) F5
4 16 (27.12%) VMware
5 14 (23.73%) Juniper
6 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
7 11 (18.64%) HP
8 5 (8.47%) SAP
8 5 (8.47%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.08%) Novell
9 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.39%) Google
10 2 (3.39%) Symantec
10 2 (3.39%) Dell
10 2 (3.39%) Nokia
11 1 (1.69%) IBM
11 1 (1.69%) EMC
11 1 (1.69%) BT
11 1 (1.69%) TOWER Software
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 25 days ago