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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 91 95 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -48
Permanent jobs citing VPN 11 15 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.82% 1.15% 4.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 6.70% 20.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 50
Average salary £30,000 £39,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -17.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £48,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £33,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -8.21%
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
337 224 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 24.98% 17.20% 20.33%
Number of salaries quoted 290 188 231
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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

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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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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 26 May 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 -5 10 £30,000 -23.07% 3
West Wales - 1 - - 1
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco
4 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (44.44%) CCNA
6 10 (37.04%) CCNP
6 10 (37.04%) Windows
6 10 (37.04%) MS Exchange
6 10 (37.04%) VMware
7 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 9 (33.33%) DHCP
8 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
8 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
8 8 (29.63%) Network Security
8 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (25.93%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (25.93%) VLAN
9 7 (25.93%) OSPF
9 7 (25.93%) BGP
9 7 (25.93%) WAN
9 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
10 6 (22.22%) DNS
10 6 (22.22%) ISDN
10 6 (22.22%) ADSL
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
10 6 (22.22%) Nokia
10 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (22.22%) Capacity Planning

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 10 (37.04%) MS Exchange
2 6 (22.22%) Lync
3 3 (11.11%) Apache
3 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (11.11%) IIS
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) DHCP
3 8 (29.63%) Network Security
3 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (25.93%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (25.93%) VLAN
4 7 (25.93%) OSPF
4 7 (25.93%) BGP
4 7 (25.93%) WAN
4 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
5 6 (22.22%) DNS
5 6 (22.22%) ISDN
5 6 (22.22%) ADSL
5 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
6 5 (18.52%) Wireless
6 5 (18.52%) SAN
6 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
6 5 (18.52%) LAN
7 4 (14.81%) PBX
7 4 (14.81%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Welsh Language
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Service Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) ICT Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Statistics
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (22.22%) Network Management
2 5 (18.52%) Change Management
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security
5 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.70%) Line Management
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V2
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) AWK
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (44.44%) CCNA
3 10 (37.04%) CCNP
4 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) MCSA
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (11.11%) MCITP
7 3 (11.11%) MCSE
8 2 (7.41%) Degree
9 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.11%) ISO 9001
3 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Firmware
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) XenServer
4 1 (3.70%) KVM
4 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) OpenView
1 4 (14.81%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (14.81%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco
3 10 (37.04%) VMware
4 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
5 6 (22.22%) Nokia
6 4 (14.81%) Nortel
6 4 (14.81%) Avaya
6 4 (14.81%) Juniper
6 4 (14.81%) BMC
6 4 (14.81%) Siemens
6 4 (14.81%) Remedy
6 4 (14.81%) 3Com
6 4 (14.81%) SonicWALL
6 4 (14.81%) F5
7 3 (11.11%) Veeam
7 3 (11.11%) Fortinet
7 3 (11.11%) Dell
8 2 (7.41%) EMC
8 2 (7.41%) Citrix
8 2 (7.41%) NetApp
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