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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 58 42
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Permanent jobs citing VPN 8 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.48% 2.78% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.45% 11.27% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 9
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £19,000 £44,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £53,750 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
VPN
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
124 142 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 22.92% 24.65% 29.94%
Number of salaries quoted 77 105 73
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £19,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 15 (65.22%) Firewall
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco
4 11 (47.83%) WAN
5 10 (43.48%) LAN
5 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) MPLS
5 10 (43.48%) VMware
6 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
6 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
6 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
7 8 (34.78%) DNS
7 8 (34.78%) DHCP
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (30.43%) BGP
8 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
8 7 (30.43%) Juniper
8 7 (30.43%) OSPF
8 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
9 6 (26.09%) CCNA
9 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
9 6 (26.09%) VRRP
9 6 (26.09%) VLAN
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (26.09%) Multicast
10 5 (21.74%) HSRP
10 5 (21.74%) vSphere
10 5 (21.74%) Network Security
10 5 (21.74%) Wireless

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 3 (13.04%) WorkSite
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
4 2 (8.70%) JBoss
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) Firewall
2 11 (47.83%) WAN
3 10 (43.48%) LAN
3 10 (43.48%) MPLS
4 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
5 8 (34.78%) DNS
5 8 (34.78%) DHCP
6 7 (30.43%) BGP
6 7 (30.43%) OSPF
7 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
7 6 (26.09%) VRRP
7 6 (26.09%) VLAN
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (26.09%) Multicast
8 5 (21.74%) HSRP
8 5 (21.74%) Network Security
8 5 (21.74%) Wireless
8 5 (21.74%) IPsec
9 4 (17.39%) RIP
9 4 (17.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Big Data
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Implementation Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support
6 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Handset
2 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.70%) Blog
2 2 (8.70%) FMCG
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ERP
1 4 (17.39%) Time Management
2 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
2 3 (13.04%) Analytics
2 3 (13.04%) Service Management
2 3 (13.04%) Process Management
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.70%) WFM
3 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.70%) Software Licensing
3 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNA
3 5 (21.74%) CCIE
4 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (13.04%) CCNP
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) ACSP
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.35%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (21.74%) vSphere
4 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.04%) XenServer
5 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.35%) Samba
6 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (13.04%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
4 7 (30.43%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) F5
6 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
6 3 (13.04%) Crossbeam
6 3 (13.04%) SAP
7 2 (8.70%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (8.70%) McAfee
7 2 (8.70%) NetApp
7 2 (8.70%) JD Edwards
7 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
8 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.35%) Citrix