The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 48 55 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs citing VPN 23 5 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.30% 1.38% 8.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.45% 5.49% 22.39%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 30
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -24.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £24,500 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
171 91 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 31.96% 25.14% 36.81%
Number of salaries quoted 106 54 69
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £24,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £58,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPN across the Watford region.

VPN Salary Trend in Watford

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Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VPN across the Watford region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

VPN Salary Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 34 (75.56%) Firewall
2 28 (62.22%) LAN
3 26 (57.78%) Cisco
4 25 (55.56%) WAN
5 20 (44.44%) VoIP
6 19 (42.22%) MS Exchange
6 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
6 19 (42.22%) Network Security
7 18 (40.00%) VMware
7 18 (40.00%) Windows
8 17 (37.78%) HP
8 17 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (31.11%) MPLS
10 13 (28.89%) CCNP
10 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
10 13 (28.89%) ITIL
10 13 (28.89%) DNS
10 13 (28.89%) Mitel
10 13 (28.89%) Lync
11 12 (26.67%) Aruba
11 12 (26.67%) MCITP
11 12 (26.67%) VLAN
11 12 (26.67%) Handset
11 12 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
12 11 (24.44%) Dell
12 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
12 11 (24.44%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (24.44%) Degree
12 11 (24.44%) SolarWinds

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 19 (42.22%) MS Exchange
2 13 (28.89%) Lync
3 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.67%) SAS
6 2 (4.44%) IIS
6 2 (4.44%) Apache
6 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) PaaS
2 4 (8.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (75.56%) Firewall
2 28 (62.22%) LAN
3 25 (55.56%) WAN
4 20 (44.44%) VoIP
5 19 (42.22%) Network Security
6 14 (31.11%) MPLS
7 13 (28.89%) DNS
8 12 (26.67%) VLAN
9 11 (24.44%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
10 9 (20.00%) DHCP
10 9 (20.00%) OSPF
10 9 (20.00%) BGP
11 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
11 8 (17.78%) IPsec
11 8 (17.78%) IP Telephony
11 8 (17.78%) SAN
11 8 (17.78%) iSCSI
12 7 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
1 7 (15.56%) Manufacturing
1 7 (15.56%) Retail
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Technical Consultant
3 8 (17.78%) Consultant
3 8 (17.78%) Project Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Technical Engineer
4 7 (15.56%) Technical Support
5 6 (13.33%) Server Support
5 6 (13.33%) Desktop Support
5 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) IT Support
6 4 (8.89%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Services Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) COM
1 1 (2.22%) JSON
1 1 (2.22%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Handset
2 6 (13.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.44%) Online Games
4 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (15.56%) Linux
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.67%) UNIX
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Android
8 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 8 (17.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
2 8 (17.78%) Time Management
3 7 (15.56%) Network Design
4 5 (11.11%) Migration
4 5 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 5 (11.11%) BCP
4 5 (11.11%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (8.89%) ITSM
5 4 (8.89%) Data Security
6 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.67%) Network Management
6 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.22%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) C
2 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.89%) CCNP
3 12 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (26.67%) MCITP
4 11 (24.44%) Degree
5 9 (20.00%) CCIE
6 5 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (8.89%) NCDA
7 4 (8.89%) A+ Certification
7 4 (8.89%) MCP
7 4 (8.89%) CCNA
8 3 (6.67%) MCSE
8 3 (6.67%) NCIE
8 3 (6.67%) VCAP
9 1 (2.22%) CCA
9 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
1 11 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.78%) XenApp
2 8 (17.78%) XenDesktop
3 6 (13.33%) Terminal Services
3 6 (13.33%) VMware ESX
4 5 (11.11%) XenServer
5 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.89%) vSphere
6 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (8.89%) SCOM
4 3 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (4.44%) Cacti
Vendors
1 26 (57.78%) Cisco
2 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
3 18 (40.00%) VMware
4 17 (37.78%) HP
5 13 (28.89%) Mitel
6 12 (26.67%) Aruba
7 11 (24.44%) SolarWinds
7 11 (24.44%) Meru Networks
7 11 (24.44%) Dell
8 10 (22.22%) Fortinet
9 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
10 7 (15.56%) Juniper
11 6 (13.33%) Citrix
11 6 (13.33%) F5
12 5 (11.11%) IBM
13 4 (8.89%) NetApp
13 4 (8.89%) Riverbed
14 3 (6.67%) WatchGuard
14 3 (6.67%) EMC
15 2 (4.44%) Oracle
Watford, Hertfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
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